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Yoko Ono – Hell In Paradise (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th April 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Hell in Paradise” is a song by Yoko Ono from the 1985 album Starpeace. The lyrics are about mankind’s perceived idea of hell, despite living in the paradise that Ono considers to be planet Earth. After “Walking on Thin Ice”, it was her biggest hit of the 1980s, charting at #12 on the US dance chart. Ono went on hiatus after Starpeace; this would be her last proper single until 2001’s remix of “Open Your Box”.

In 2004, the track was revived as part of the ONO remix project, and reached #4 on the same chart twenty years on.

The video was directed by Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczyński. The music video won the award “Most Innovative Video” at Billboard Music Video Awards in 1986.

The track also features backing vocals by American vocalist, record producer, songwriter, musician, author, and actress Nona Hendryx.

SIDE A:
Hell In Paradise (Club Version) 6:52

SIDE B:
Hell In Paradise (Dub Version) 8:25
Hell In Paradise (Single Version) 3:34

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Hell In Paradise U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– 883 455-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, New wave
Credits: Backing Vocals – Bernard FowlerNona Hendryx
Producer – Bill Laswell
Remix –John Luongo

NOTES:
From the LP “STARPEACE”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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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