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Band Aid – Band Aid Special (Japan LP)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Probably my biggest undertaking to date since I usually do not transfer full albums. I have been working on this off and on over the last rew days and I think it turned out nicely. The Japan pressings always sound very good. I realize this album was released on CD however I prefer vinyl and for those of you who share that love I really hope you enjoy this collection.

Happy, Merry Christmas! -DjPaulT

“Band Aid Special” is a 1985 album compiled by Mercury Records in Japan, released on March 31, 1985 a few months after the release of the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. This compilation contains all three mixes of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”that were originally released on 12” single. The rest of the album was filled artists that were involved with the recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, along with other artists to fill out the album.

The album was re-issued in December 1985 under the title “Rock ‘Now” 12 Hits!”.

Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists.was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for the Christmas market that year. On 25 November 1984, the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and was released in the UK four days later. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release. The 12″ version was mixed by Trevor Horn.

SIDE A:
Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas? (12″ Mix) 6:13
Engineer – Trevor Horn
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Remix – Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

Big CountryIn A Big Country 3:52
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – Big Country

Marilyn Calling Your Name 4:04
Producer – Clive Langer & Alan Winstanley
Written-By – Marilyn, Caplin*

Status QuoMarguerita Time 3:27
Producer – Quo*
Written-By – Frost*, Rossi*

The Boomtown Rats Tonight 3:53
Producer – The Boomtown Rats
Written-By – Bob Geldof

GenesisThat’s All  4:23
Producer – Genesis, Hugh Padgham
Written-By – Genesis

SIDE B:
Band AidDo They Know It’s Christmas? 3:53
Engineer – Steve Lipsom*
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

BBon JoviRunaway 3:51
Producer – Lance Quinn, Tony Bongiovi
Written-By – G. Karak*, J. Bon Jovi*

Elton JohnSad Songs (Say So Much) 4:48
Producer – Chris Thomas
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin

ABCThe Look Of Love 3:29
Producer – Trevor Horn
Written-By – ABC

Tears For FearsMothers Talk 3:54
Backing Vocals – Stevie Lange
Producer – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Ian Stanley

Band AidFeed The World 4:16
Engineer – Steve Lipsom*
Producer – Midge Ure, Trevor Horn
Written-By – Geldof*, Ure*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury – 25PP-161
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: Japan
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Pop Rock, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Among super hits of prominent names included on this special compilation album are songs by The Boomtown Rats, Big Country, Genesis, Status Quo, and Marilyn who participated in the Band Aid project.

℗ 1985 Phonogram International, B.V.
Manufactured and Distributed by Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
Made in Japan

Find the LP on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in ABC, Band Aid, Big Country, Bob Geldof, Bon Jovi, Boy George, Culture Club, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Elton John, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Genesis, George Michael, Heaven 17, Holly Johnson, John Taylor, Marilyn, Midge Ure, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Spandau Ballet, Status Quo, Sting, Tears For Fears, The Boomtown Rats, U2, Ultravox, Various Artists | 32 Comments »

Various – The Monster Squad (US Limited Edition 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND HALLOWEEN EXCLUSIVE

Boo! Happy Halloween

“The Mobster Squad” is a limited edition 7″ single released by Mondo Records featuring two pop songs from the classic film The Monster Squad released in 1987 (“Rock Until You Drop” by Michael Sembello, and “Monster Squad” Rap by The Monster Squad). Neither of these tracks have ever been officially released. “Monster Rap” also features Michael Sembello on the chorus but he is not credited. The r7″ was released with several alternate covers and record colors.

The film features the Universal Monsters (re-imagined by a team of special effects artists, including Stan Winston), led by Count Dracula. They, in turn, combat a group of savvy kids out to keep them from controlling the world.

While not being a major success during its theatrical run and receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film has gained a positive reception from audiences and has become a cult classic in the years since its release.

The source material that Mondo used for this pressing was not the best I assume they could not find the original master tape. I have tried to restore this 7″ to the best possible quality. Still it will be fun for a spooky night of Tricks or Treats.

SIDE A:
Rock Until You Drop 3:08
Performed by – Michael Sembello

SIDE B:
Monster Rap 3:02
Performed by – The Monster Squad

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mondo (3) ‎– MOND-080
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, White With Red Splatter
Country: US
Released: 29 Apr 2016
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Dan Goldwasser, Michael Matessino

NOTES:
Limited Edition Dracula sleeve
From the motion picture “THE MONSTER SQUAD”

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Michael Sembello, The Monster Squad, Various Artists | 4 Comments »

Wham! – Summer Fun Mega Mix (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

I originally posted this fun 12″ on George’s birthday way back in 2012. At that time I was still using ClickRepair and the old stylus this 12″ was way over due to have a new meticulous re-rip and 2017 remaster. Also created a new picture sleeve to go along with it!

On this 12″ we have the Wham! “Summer Fun Megamix”. A really nice mix featuring some of Wham!’s biggest hits including “Wham! Rap”, Freedom, I’m Your Man” and more. On the filip side is a megamix of early 80’s disco/funk/r&b tracks, including “Love Come Down” by Evelyn King, “Get Down Saturday Night” by Oliver Cheatham, and “You’re The One For Me” by D-Train.

Black Wax was an an early 1990s bootleg remix label which put out remixes and megamixes of music covering everything from ’50s to ’90s music. Many of the single artist remixes have new production under them making them very unique.

SIDE A:
Wham! – Wham Summer Fun Mega Mix 5:44

A.1 Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do)
A.2 Club Tropicana
A.3 Young Guns (Go For It)
A.4 Bad Boys
A.5 I’m Your Man
A.6 Freedom
A.7 I’m Your Man (Extended Stimulation)

SIDE B:
Various – Classic Grooves 3:13
B.1 Unique (5) – What I Got Is What You Need (Vocal Mix)
B.2 Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up (West End Girls)
B.3 Evelyn King – Love Come Down
B.4 Phil Fearon & Galaxy – Dancing Tight
B.5 Terri Wells – I’ll Be Around
B.6 Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night
B.7 D-Train – You’re The One For Me
B.8 D-Train – Music (Get Dancin’)
B.9 D-Train – Keep On

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Black Wax‎– BW4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Unofficial Release
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael, Various Artists, Wham! | 18 Comments »

Various – Selections From Yulesville and Winter Warnerland (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND HOLIDAY EXCLUSIVE

I couldn’t really figure out what to post for Christmas this year so I decided to put together a selection of tracks taken from two seperate Warner Brothers Christmas compilations. “Yulesville” (1987) and “Winter Warnerland” (1988). Most of the tracks were exclusive to these records at the time of their release. The selections that I chose are some of my favorites from these two records. I hope that they will become favorites for you too. Merry Christmas!

“We Three Kings” is a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857. Produced by the prodigious Flood, who has worked with artists such as Erasure and Depeche Mode, Book Of Love’s holiday offering is positively regal, and should whet the appetites of kings, queens and everything in between..

“Silent Night” performed by British synth-pop band Erasure who at the time had just released their LP “The Circus” added not only a Christmas message but their own Erasurized version of this holiday classic.

“Blue Christmas” is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson and most famously performed by Elvis Presley. Former LEMMON KITTEN, Danielle Dax who at the time had just relesed her album “Dark Adapted Eye” which featured the UK smashes “Cathouse” and “Big Hollow Man”. recorded her version of “Blue Christmas” which is so good, it ought to keep Elvis from coming back for more…(oops, did I say that?)

“I Believe in Father Christmas” is a song by English musician Greg Lake with lyrics by Peter Sinfield. Canadian band Honeymoon Suite recorded the song exclusively for the “Winter Warnerland” compilation and it’s a beauty.

Both tracks taken from the original vinyl release.

YULESVILLE:
Book Of LoveWe Three Kings 3:17
Producer – Flood

ErasureSilent Night/Erasure Christmas 0:54
Producer – Erasure

WINTER WARNERLAND:
Danielle DaxBlue Christmas 1:35
Producer – Danielle Dax
Recorded by Danielle Dax and David Knight
Recorded at Fortress Dax Studio

Honeymoon SuiteI Believe In Father Christmas 3:06
Producer – Honeymoon Suite
Engineer – Michael Sarracini

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– PRO-A-2896, Warner Bros. Records ‎– PRO-A-3328
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Compilation, Promo, Red/Green Transparent
Country: US
Released: 1987/1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Alternative

CREDITS:
Engineer – Lee Herschberg, Marc Craue
Executive Producer – Greg Lee, Kevin Laffey
Mastered By – Bobby Hata

NOTES:
Taken from promotional compilation LP’s “YULESVILLE” and “WINTER WARNELAND”.

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Book Of Love, Danielle Dax, Erasure, Honeymoon Suite, Various Artists | 23 Comments »

Various – DjPaulT’s Maniacal 80′s Halloween Party Vol. 2 (Bonus Tracks)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd October 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE

A. Front

2015 Remaster
New Bonus Tracks!

Originally posted, October 28, 2011

I originally compiled this tasty treat back in October 2011. The original links have been dead and buried for quite a while. After, getting many requests I decided to resurrect this fright fest of eighties goodies with a couple of new bonus tracks brand new for 2015 just in time for Halloween.

TRACKS:
01 – Dead Or Alive – Something In My House (7” Remix)
02 – TKA – Don’t Be Afraid
03 – Shannon – Give Me Tonight (7” Version)
04 – OMD – Dreaming (The William Orbit Remix)
05 – Japan – Halloween
06 – Blondie – Do The Dark
07 – The Rolling Stones – Too Much Blood
08 – Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Remix-Edit)
09 – Pet Shop Boys – I’m Not Scared
10 – Samantha Fox – I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (Extended Remix)
11 – The Crypt Keeper – The Crypt Jam (Radio Edit)

2015 BONUS TRACKS:
12 – Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science (Bob Viteritti Mix)
13 – Peter Brown – They Only Come Out At Night (Loreto Manni Mix)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Not On Label – HALLO2011
Format: 13xFile, Flac, Mp3
Released: October 23, 2015
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer: DjPaulT
Design: DjPaulT
Photography: Russell Mulcahy

NOTES:
Compiled By: DjPaulT
All Tracks Digitally Mastered October, 2015
Special Thanks to the original labels,producers,remixers and the artists

B. Back

SOFTWARE USED:
Exact Audio Copy (EAC)
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Editing)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

PW: burningtheground

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Posted in Halloween, Holiday, Various Artists | 28 Comments »

Various ‎– Rhythm Stick 1-8 (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th October 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

Trick or treat goblins and ghouls. This is a special Rhythm Stick brew just for you. A special Halloween issue.

Rhythm Stick was a DJ-only subscription/remix service based in Cazadero, CA (USA) that operated during 1989 -1992 ~ releases were pressed in limited quantities and featured mixes of Mainstream dance / Top 40 / NRG / dance classic tracks released on double vinyl and their CD’s contained the ‘best of’ tracks from those vinyl releases.

Rhythm Stick (With The Adventures of Mikie Man) staff consisted of the following people: Gini Spiersch, Director; Steve Bourasa, Producer & Mixer; and mixing djs: Glenn Cattanach, Mario S. David, Jim “Hip-Hop” Hopkins, Mark Watkins, and would also feature guest DJ’s.

The subtitle, (With The Adventures of Mikie Man) was connected to their logo and continuing cartoon series. These cartoon characters were originally drawn by Gini each night that Michael Lewis dee-jayed. Over a two year period, three books of drawings were completed and now with Rhythm Stick as their medium, the “Adventures of Mikie Man” were presented by the artist, Jameo. Each jacket would present the character cartoons representing the staff and contributors to Rhythm Stick.

All productions of Rhythm Stick were dedicated to the late Michael J. Lewis, the original “Mikie Man”.

SIDE A:
Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Kickers* – Monster Mash ’89 (The Monster CD Mix) 5:14
Producer – Steve Bourasa

Book Of Love – Witchcraft (The Warlock Edit) 6:08
Edited By – Jim “Hip-Hop” Hopkins*

SIDE B:
Black Box – Ride On Time (The Ticker Trip Mix) 6:26
Remix – Steve Bourasa

Be Big – Guilty (The Acquittal Edit) 6:45
Edited By –Glenn Cattanach

SIDE C:
Alien Sex Fiend – Haunted House (The Poltergeist CD Mix) 6:28
Remix –  Jim “Hip-Hop” Hopkins*

Princess – Lover Don’t Go (The Romeo Extended Dance Edit) 6:45
Edited By – Glenn Cattanach

SIDE D:
Floppy House – In A Funk (The Vancouver Feet Beat Mix) 7:26
Remix – Steve Bourasa

Big Fun / Norman Cook – Blame It On The Boogie/Blame It On The Bassline 5:36
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Steve Bourasa

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Rhythm Stick  ‎– RS1-8
Format: 2 × Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Compilation, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Euro House, Synth-pop, Acid House

NOTES:
Special Halloween Edition
DJ Use Only

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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Posted in Alien Sex Fiend, Big Fun, Black Box, Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt Kickers, Book Of Love, Halloween, Holiday, Norman Cook, Princess, Rhythm Stick, Various Artists | 24 Comments »