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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

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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

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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 | 23 Comments »

Various – NRG-MIXXX Volume One Issue Four (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th August 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

Side One

NRG-MIXXX was a Pro DJ Only Remix Service based in Dallas Texas, produced by Tony Nunes & Wayne West. Each single record issue featured tracks, which were all digitally edited and remixed. As always, remixes found on these issues were original and never issued elsewhere.

With this issue you get a fun 16 minute Dead Or Alive “Nude Medley” as well as a great freestyle track from Alta Dustin and a housed up Taylor Dayne Medley.

NRG-MIXXX remix service which was active during the late 1980’s and early 90’s is now like many others no longer in operation.

SIDE A:
Dead Or AliveNude Medley (The Beverly Hills Convertable CD Edit) 16:37
Edited By – Wayne West

SIDE B:
Alta DustinTonight 7:14
Edited By – Wayne West

Taylor DayneTaylor Dayne Medley 8:36
Mixed By – Steve Jaffe

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: NRG Mixxx ‎– V-1 I-4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Hi NRG

NOTES:
DJ Use Only

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side Two

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

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Posted in Alta Dustin, Dead Or Alive, NRG-MIXXX, Taylor Dayne, Various Artists | 16 Comments »

Various – Hot Tracks Series 6 Issue 9 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st October 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Side A

Side B

HALLOWEEN ISSUE!

“Hot Tracks” Series 6, Issue 9 was a special Halloween Issue released in 1987. This set includes frightening remixes and mind melting dance hits. One of the coolest things about this release is the inclusion of “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask)” by Alice Cooper taken from the film “Friday The 13th, Part VI: (Jason Lives)”. This track never had a 12″ remix and has really been overlooked. So glad Hot Tracks remixed this one! Dim the lights have some candy corn and enjoy this double 12″ from Hot Tracks!

Below are the linear notes from the original release:

SIDE A:
Alice Cooper – He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) (Steve Bourasa “Late Night Edit”) 5:25
Remix – Steve Bourasa
Written-By – A. Cooper*, B. Hill*, K. Roberts*
BPM 120 COLD DRAG

From the movie “Friday The 13th, Part VI: (Jason Lives)…Steve worked from the CD, the original length was 3:50 and he extended the track to 5:28. He added a 64 beat intro and a 32 beat outro and the traditional cold end. Who would ever believe Alice Cooper on Hot Tracks???

Chantoozies, The – Witch Queen (Halloween Mix) 7:00
Remix – Steve Bourasa
Written-By – L. Vegas*, P. Vegas*
BPM 126 FADE

Steve had fun with this mix; using last years Hot Tracks (Series 5, Issue Nine), he laced this track with the special effects to spice it up for Halloween. Also, to be noted, we wish to thank Lisa at Mushroom Records in Sydney, Australia for her help on this project.

SIDE B:
Full House – Communicate (Brian Middleton Extended Edit) 6:53
Remix – Brian Middleton
Written-By – D. Wilson*, R. Patterson*
BPM 120 COLD

Brian is new to our editing staff and we wish him a warm welcome. The edit description was not available at press time; but in listening to the edit, one can tell a good technical job was done and the track is quite workable. Here’s one for those D.J.’s who wrote in and said “more male vocals please”.

Claudja Barry – Secret Affair (Mike Carroll Edit) 6:50
Remix – Mike Carroll
Written-By – C. Barry*, J. Korduletsch*
BPM 122 COLD

So many version, so little time!!…This record came supplied with four mixes. We worked with three of them to come up with this tasty version. By the way, who’s that girl carrying on like that, after the break? (certainly not Madonna!) Mike Carroll goes cryptic….

SIDE C:
E.G. Dailey* – Mind Over Matter (Mike Carroll Edit) 6:55
Remix – Mike Carroll
Written-By – M. Jay*, R. Palombi*
BPM 126 COLD

This record was given a smooth intro and builds quickly into the vocal section. The track then follows witha straightforward break, (unlike the commercial 12″) and finishes up with an extended outro. (our apologies for mis-spelling E.G.Daily on the labels & stickers)

Diodati* – Terrorist Attack (Hostage Edit) 7:00
Remix – Mark Watkins
Written-By –  Diodati*
BPM 128 COLD ECHO

Mark combined the four mixes to give it a “Stock/Aitken/Waterman” sound. He then restructured the song to create a dance floor-terror, (straight from his laboratory); it could only end ….cold. Nice to hear from you again Mark, where have you been??

SIDE D:
Musical Reporters – Blow Job (Jim “Hip Hop” Hopkins Edit) 6:50
Remix – Jim “Hip Hop” Hopkins*
Written-By – C. Inger*, Van Oekel*, Pragakhan*
BPM 118 COLD DRAG

Jim used the import 12″ and rearranged all those tasty words to recreate a new story for us. The intro was completely reconstructed, the break: extended to 64 beats and the outro was redone and extended to 64 beats; consequently, “Blow Job” comes to a cold end….. You will want to listen to this one a few times before programming.

Nasty Boys, The – Nasty Relations (FHA Edit) 5:31
Remix – Glenn Cattanach
Written-By – D. Melotti*, L. Genovesi*
BPM 120 COLD

Utilizing both the vocal and house mixes from the Italian 12″, Glenn combined the two to bring us this Hot Tracks FHA Edit. This version is “Tightened up” and includes all the things needed to make it work on your floor: long intro, mid-point break and 16 measure outro with a cold end. Get down, Get nasty!!

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Hot Tracks ‎– SA 6-9
Format: 2 × Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Disco, House, Garage House, Glam, Electro, Synth-pop, New Beat
Credits: Compilation Producer – Michael Lewis*
Mastered By – George Horn

NOTES:
DJ Subscription Service
Double 12″ vinyl set with (1) red & (1) black Hot Tracks logo sleeve. Includes 4 page flyer with track remix details & subscription information, including DJ stickers with BPM’s for DJ’s notes.

Enclosed flyer listed title of this release as “Halloween Issue”.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side C

 

Side D

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Alice Cooper, Claudja Barry, E.G. Daily, Hot Tracks, Musical Reporters, The Chantoozies, The Nasty Boys, Various Artists | 7 Comments »