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Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (Benelux 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 14th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“West End Girls” is a single by British duo Pet Shop Boys.

This edition is the original releases of “West End Girls” as produced by Bobby Orlando. It was a minor club hit when first released on indie labels in April 1984. The original production’s success was eclipsed by the fully re-recorded, Stephen Hague-produced version, first released in late 1985 on Parlophone and other EMI-related labels.

The b-side “Pet Shop Boys” is a mainly instrumental, hip-hoppish number that features barking dogs, howling coyotes, and other zoological sounds as well as repetitive “vocoderized” vocals that are largely unintelligible aside from the words “Pet Shop Boys.” The composers are listed as “Orlando/Tennant/Lowe,” Orlando of course being Bobby O himself.

SIDE A:
West End Girls (Extended Mix) 7:52
Producer – B. Orlando*
Written-By – M. Tennant-L. Lowe*

SIDE B:
Pet Shop Boys 5:19
Producer – B. Orlando*, Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – B. Orlando*, Tennant-Lowe*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ChanneL Records ‎– CHAN. 12-19
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: Benelux
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Prod. for Nunzio Brocheno Prod. Ltd.
Publ.: CBS Inc.
Made in Belgium
Channel Records distributed by ARS Records for Belgium
Exclusively distributed by Turning Point for the Netherlands

Find the 12″ 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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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

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Password: burningtheground

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Curiosity Killed The Cat – Down To Earth (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 13th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“Down To earth” is the second single released by British band Curiosity Killed The Cat. Released in early 1987 “Down To Earth” became the bands first top 3 hit in the UK. The band’s first album, Keep Your Distance, entered the UK Albums Chart at number one in April 1987, and stayed in the Top Ten for 13 weeks.

In the U.S. “Down To earth” did not chart.

SIDE A:
Down To Earth (Extended Version) 6:00

SIDE B:
Shallow Memory 4:30
Down To Earth (Instrumental) 3:51

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 888 167-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Glen Skinner*
Producer – Stewart Levine

NOTES:
“Promotional copy not for sale” on label.
Original version appears on the LP “Keep Your Distance”

Find the 12″ 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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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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Level 42 – Lessons In Love/Something About You (UK 12″ EP LTD. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 12th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Lessons In Love/Something About You” is a Limited Edition 12″ single released as a double A side in Europe by British band Level 42, the single includes remixes of the band’s two biggest UK and US hits “Lessons In Love” (UK #3 US#12) amd “Something About You (UK#6 US#7). The single also includes a live version of “Hot Water”.

As far as I know “Lessons In Love (Extended Version” mixed by Julian Mendelsohn has not appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
Lessons In Love (Extended Version) 7:00
Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn
Producer – Level 42, Wally Badarou
Recorded By – Nick Froome*
Written-By – R. Gould*, M. King*, W. Badarou*

Hot Water (Live) 6:13
Mixed By – Gregg Jackman, Level 42
Written-By – M. King*, M. Lindup*, P. Gould*, W. Badarou*

SIDE AA:
Something About You (U.S. Remix) 8:03
Edited By [Edits] – Shep Pettibone, The Latin Rascals
Engineer – Andy Wallace
Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Producer – Level 42, Wally Badarou
Written-By – R. Gould*, M. King*, M. Lindup*, P. Gould*, W. Badarou*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– POSPA 790
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Red Ranch
Management – Outlaw Management
Photography By – Nick Night

NOTES:
Track A2 featured on the Polydor album “A Physical Presence” POLH 23
Track AA original version on the Polydor album “World Machine” POLH 25
Track AA mixed for Mastermix Productions.
Made in England

Find the 12″ 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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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

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Password: burningtheground

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The Popinjays – Please Let Me Go (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 11th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

REQUEST

About this transfer:

I had several issues with this record not sure if it was a bad pressing or not the record looks near mint and unplayed. There is some audible noise especially on track three. I did several adjustments to my stylus including checking the azimuth and tracking force which did not change anything, I even swapped out the stylus for another. I am assuming this is a bad pressing or the record grooves are worn. Had this not been a request accompanied by a donation I probably would have scrapped this project. At any rate this is a fun record hope you enjoy it.

“Please Let Me Go” is the fourth single by British indie pop band The Popinjays. The band was formed by Wendy Robinson (vocals) and Polly Hancock (vocals, guitar), initially with a drum machine.

The single was taken from the bands debut album Bang Up To Date With The Popinjays was released in April 1990.

SIDE A:
Please Let Me Go 3:01

SIDE B:
Helicopter People 3:33
Fine Lines 3:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:One Little Indian ‎– 40TP12
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Indie Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Brian Pugsley, The Popinjays

NOTES:
From the LP “Bang Up To Date With The Popinjays”
Made In England

Find the 12″ 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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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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Uptown Girls – (I Know) I’m Losing You ’89 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 8th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“(I Know) I’m Losing You” is a song originally recorded by The Temptations in 1966.

During the 1980s, on the Dallas, Texas-based Oak Lawn Records label, the song was covered by the group Uptown Girls and transformed into an upbeat dance tune. This version achieved popularity at Dallas’ famed Starck nightclub due to early play by DJ Rick Squillante and became a standard in many U.S. nightclubs, reaching the No. 80 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.

SIDE A:
(I Know) I’m Losing You (Ultimix Version) 7:40
(I Know) I’m Losing You (“89” Remix) 6:40

SIDE B:
(I Know) I’m Losing You (Bonus Beats) 4:58
(I Know) I’m Losing You (Serious Sirens) 0::57

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Oak Lawn Records ‎– OLR-135
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: 1989

CREDITS:
Remix [Special Ultimix Remix] – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale
Written-By – Grant*, Holland*, Whitfield*

NOTES:
120 BPM
Produced from Bits & Pieces

Find the 12″ 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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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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Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 7th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Losing My Mind” is a song written by Stephen Sondheim originally for the 1971 musical Follies for the character of a former showgirl, Sally Durant Plummer. The song became a popular top ten hit for singer and actress Liza Minnelli in 1989 on the UK Singles chart and in Europe. The song has been covered by many artists.

In the UK Singles Chart, the most successful version has been by American singer and actress Liza Minnelli, reaching number six. It was the lead single from her 1989 studio album, Results, produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn. The 12″ release peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Maxi Singles Sales chart. It also peaked at number twenty-six on the American dance chart.

The Pet Shop Boys demo version of “Losing My Mind” (which has Neil Tennant singing the vocal) was later remixed and released as a B-side on the Pet Shop Boys’ single, “Jealousy”. This demo version contains a scream that Minnelli opted not to include on her release.

SIDE A:
Losing My Mind (Ultimix Edit) 7:35
Edited By – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale

Losing My Mind (Ultimix Dub) 5:09
Edited By – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale

SIDE B:
Losing My Mind (Remix) 7:02
Losing My Mind (7″ Version) 4:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Losing My Mind U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #11
1989 Losing My Mind U.S. Billboard Hot dance Music/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: pic ‎– 49 68858
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Christopher Austopchuk
Mastered By – Vlado*
Other [Hair] – Teddy Antolin
Other [Makeup] – Kevin Aucoin
Other [Styling] – Joshua Jordan
Photography By – David La Chapelle*
Producer – Julian Mendelsohn, Pet Shop Boys
Remix – Julian Mendelsohn
Written-By – S. Sondheim*

NOTES:
From the Epic LP “Results”

Find the 12″ 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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron 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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