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Visage – Visage (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th February 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

RIP Steve Strange 1959-2015

Sadly last night we learned that Visage frontman and new romantic pioneer Steve Strange died from a heart attack in Egypt at age 55.

Strange, one of those at the forefront of the New Romantic movement, rose to fame with Visage, who were best known for their smash hit Fade to Grey, which peaked at No 8 in the UK charts in 1980. It topped the charts in Germany and Switzerland.

Strange also managed the Blitz club in Soho, central London, which became the pulse of the New Romantic movement. The likes of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet and Boy George’s Culture Club all got their start there before enjoying international success.

May he rest in peace.

“Visage” is the fourth single by the British pop group Visage, released by Polydor Records on 29 June 1981. It is the title track from Visage’s eponymous debut album. The single peaked at no.21 in the UK Singles Chart.

The music video for the single was the first of two Visage videos directed by Midge Ure. The video includes footage shot at the infamous Blitz nightclub in London’s Covent Garden, which was the focal point of the New Romantic scene in the early 1980s. It was included on the Visage video album in 1986.

SIDE A:
Visage (Dance Mix) 6:03

SIDE B:
Second Steps 5:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– POSPX 293
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: June 29, 1981
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Alwyn Clayden, Visage
Other [Clothes] – Darlajane Gilroy
Other [Hair] – Ricci Burns
Other [Make Up] – Carolyn Cowan
Photography By – Robyn Beeche
Producer – Midge Ure, Visage
Written By – Strange / Ure / Currie / McGeoch / Egan / Formula
Written-By – Currie*, Formula*, McGeoch*, Ure*, Egan*, Strange*

NOTES:
Version From The Polydor Album “VISAGE”

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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 Removeal: 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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Visage – Night Train (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th October 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Night Train” is the sixth single by the British pop group Visage, released by Polydor Records in June 1982.

The song was the second single from the band’s album The Anvil. It was remixed for the single release with the assistance of John Luongo. “Night Train” and “Whispers” (another track from The Anvil), were used in Japanese adverts for TDK tapes in 1982. “Night Train” peaked at number 12 in the UK and was the band’s final UK Top 40 hit until a remix of their first hit “Fade to Grey” was released in 1993.

SIDE A:
Night Train (Dance Mix) 6:02
Producer – Midge Ure
Remix – John LuongoVisage

SIDE B:
Night Train (Dub Mix) 5:02
Producer – Midge Ure
Remix – John LuongoVisage

I’m Still Searching 3:37

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– PD D 521
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Backing Vocals – Lorraine (4)Perry*
Bass – Barry Adamson
Other [Clothes] – Antony Price
Other [Hair] – Ollie
Photography By – Nikki English
Producer – Visage
Saxophone – Gary Barnacle
Written-By – B. Currie*, D. Formula*, M. Ure*, R. Egan*, S. Strange*

NOTES:
Promotional Copy Not For Sale.
Sticker on the cover says “Special Limited Edition”.

‘Night Train’ From album PD-1-6350 “The Anvil”

Photograph: Le Palace, Paris, 7th April 1982 courtesy of ‘Tatler’
Remixed at the Reduction Suite, Trident Studio.
Mastered at Sterling.

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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

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Password: burningtheground

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Visage – Love Glove (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Love Glove” is a single by British pop group Visage, released on Polydor Records in 1984.
It was the first single to be released from Visage’s third and final album, Beat Boy. The song peaked at #54 on the UK Singles Chart.

Two music videos for “Love Glove” exist. One version is the clip shot in Egypt by Jean-Claude Luyat, as a part of a full-length video incorporating songs from The Anvil and Beat Boy. It features Egyptian pyramids and Steve Strange riding a camel across the desert as well as singing on a yacht. This version was later included on the Visage video album in 1986.

Another version was shot by Nick Morris in London’s Docklands in August 1984. In this version, Steve Strange appears in his Beat Boy album cover make up

SIDE A:
Love Glove (Full Version) 6:38

SIDE B:
Love Glove (Instrumental) 3:24

She’s A Machine 4:50
Written-By – A. Barnett*, G. Barnacle*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– 881 032-1 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Artwork By [Design] – Alwyn Clayden/Green Ink
Engineer [Mixing] – Adam Moseley
Engineer [Recording] – Craig Milliner
Performer [Visage Are] – Andy BarnettGary BarnacleRusty EganSteve BarnacleSteve Strange
Photography – Chris Duffy/Creative Workforce
Written-By – R. Egan*, S. Barnacle*, S. Strange*
Written-By, Arranged By, Producer – Visage

NOTES:
Promo record in gold stamped sleeve.
Recorded at Trident Studios, London 1983/1984.
Mixed at Trident 2, March 1984.
Mastered by Frankford/Wayne, New York.

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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

PW: burningtheground

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Visage – Pleasure Boys (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Pleasure Boys” is a single by the British synth-pop group Visage, released on Polydor Records in October 1982.

Initially a non-album single, “Pleasure Boys” was included on the Fade to Grey – The Singles Collection compilation album in 1983. As well as the standard 7″ and 12″ formats, the single was also released as a limited edition 7″ picture disc. It was the first release by Visage after the departure of Midge Ure, who had left the group due to creative differences with Steve Strange and also to concentrate on his role in Ultravox. Possibly due to Ure’s absence, “Pleasure Boys” was the first Visage single to miss the UK Top 40 peaking at #44 after a string of five hits during the 1981-82 period.

The music video for “Pleasure Boys” was directed by Tim Pope. The black and white clip pictures Steve Strange recreating Marlon Brando’s look from his 1953 film The Wild One, riding a Harley-Davidson motorbike. The clip was included on band’s 1986 video release, Visage.

Although it makes no mention of the fact on either the sleeve or the label, this 12″ release was limited to only 800 copies.

SIDE A:
Pleasure Boys (Dance Mix) 6:58
Bass – Steve Barnacle
Mixed By – Visage
Mixed By [In Association With] – John Luongo
Written-By – B. Currie*, D. Formula*, R. Egan*, S. Barnacle*, S. Strange*

SIDE B:
The Anvil (Dance Mix) 6:14
Remix – Visage
Remix [In Association With] – John Luongo
Written-By – Visage

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– POSPX 523, Polydor ‎– 2141 659
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Electro, Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Sleeve] – Alwyn ClaydenGreen Ink
Illustration – Mark Wardel
Mastered By – RAYS*
Other [Clothes] – PX
Other [Make-up] – Phyllis Cohen
Photography By – Robyn Beeche
Producer – Visage
Recorded By – John LuongoVisage

NOTES:
A: Recorded and Mixed at Trident Studios
Special thanks: Steve Short, Flood and Craig Millner. A Morrison O’Donnell Production.

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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

PW: burningtheground

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