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Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 17th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” is a song by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger. It was released in January 1986 as the lead from their debut album, The Thin Red Line. The song reached number-one in Canada and number 2 in the United States. The song features backing vocals by rock singer Bryan Adams.

In 1985, Glass Tiger chose Jim Vallance to produce the band’s debut album. At the time, Vallance was primarily known as a songwriter, having written most frequently (and successfully) with Bryan Adams. He also had some previous production experience, having produced one album apiece by Adams, Doug and the Slugs and CANO in the early 1980s. The band’s lead vocalist Alan Frew recalled: “It worked out great because we were all at the same stage of development. He didn’t change the sound of the band at all. He let us experiment but wasn’t afraid to get heavy-handed when he had to.” Vallance composed “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” with the band, while Adams provided backing vocals. Frew – “On the very first day that we met Jim Vallance, he picked us up at the airport and to break the ice asked us what we were listening to. One was Tears For Fears. We went to his house and drank tea and listened to some tunes. ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ came on and we really liked the shuffle beat. So we went into the studio and based on this shuffle beat, we wrote ‘Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)’. First day, first song.”

“Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” topped the Canadian Singles Chart in March 1986, and spent two weeks at number 1. The single was certified platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association in July. The song entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in July, peaked at number 2 in October – kept from number 1 by Janet Jackson’s “When I Think of You” – and spent 24 weeks on the chart. It reached number 1 on the Singles Sales chart and number 6 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. The song also peaked at number 17 on the Mainstream Rock chart, number 30 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and number 34 on the Billboard Year-End singles chart of 1986. The single reached the top 15 in Australia, number 27 in New Zealand, number 29 in the United Kingdom, and number 40 in the Netherlands.

Frew credited the song’s chart performance to “solid record company involvement” and the band’s international appeal. “We aren’t rewriting musical history by any means,” he added. “But our melody lines are strong and mature enough to appeal to the English-speaking world.” The song won the 1986 Juno Award for Single of the Year, and was named top Canadian single in the Rock Express magazine readers’ poll awards in 1987. In 1996, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada honored the song for airing more than 100,000 times on Canadian radio.

The “Death Mix” did not appear on CD the re-issue of the bands debut album.

SIDE A:
Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (Extended Version) 6:30

SIDE B:
Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (Death Mix) 5:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1986 Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #17
1986 Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #30

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records – 1C K 060 20 1330 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Jim Vallance
Producer [Additional] – George Black, Victor Flores
Remix – Victor Flores
Written-By – Glass Tiger, Jim Vallance

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “THE THIN RED LINE”

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
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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:
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Human League – Human (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 14th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Human” is a song recorded by British synthpop band The Human League, and released as the first single from their 1986 album Crash. The track, which deals with the subject of infidelity, was written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

In 1985, the recording sessions for the Human League’s fifth album were not going well, and the band did not like the results, which was causing internal conflict. Virgin Records executives, worried by the lack of progress from their at-the-time most profitable signing, suggested the band accept an offer to work with producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who already had material to work with; and had expressed an interest in the band from their U.S. releases. Jam and Lewis had recently emerged as in-demand talent due to their success with Janet Jackson and her Control album.

Of the ten songs on Crash, Jam and Lewis wrote three, “Human” being one of them. It is a mid-tempo ballad which lyrically is an exchange between a man and a woman in a relationship who have reunited after a separation. In the first two verses Philip Oakey is apologizing to his partner for being unfaithful during her absence, and in the song’s breakdown Joanne Catherall’s spoken-word confession reveals that she too was unfaithful. The song’s title is derived from the chorus, in which both parties in the relationship explain that they are “only human” and “born to make mistakes”. The song is a composition in common time with a tempo of 102 beats per minute. It is set in a key of A♭ major, with a chord progression from D♭-E♭-f.

“Human” became the second million-selling and final number-one single for The Human League on the US Billboard Hot 100 (after “Don’t You Want Me”) and their second chart-topper on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart (after “(Keep Feeling) Fascination”). Jam and Lewis’ R&B-based production was also popular on American urban radio, bringing the Human League into the top ten of the U.S. R&B chart for the first time. The song hit #1 in the US; however, in the UK, where R&B was less popular, “Human” peaked at number eight in the UK singles chart.

SIDE A:
Human (Extended Version) 5:06

SIDE B:
Human (A Cappella Version) 2:01
Human (Instrumental Version) 5:04

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Human U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1986 Human U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #3
1986 Human U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1986 Human U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records – SP-12197
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Executive-producer – John McClain
Producer – Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Written-By – J. Harris III-T. Lewis*

NOTES:
Produced for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.
Original version appears on the LP “CRASH”

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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EQUIPMENT USED:
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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:
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Johnny Hates Jazz – I Don’t Want To Be A Hero (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 13th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“I Don’t Want to be a Hero” is a 1987 song by the British band Johnny Hates Jazz. It reached #11 in the UK top 40 in August 1987 spending 10 weeks on the chart. It is taken from their #1 album Turn Back the Clock.

The song was written by the band’s lead singer and main songwriter, Clark Datchler. It has a strong anti-war sentiment and is written from the perspective of a soldier who is questioning their participation in what they consider an unjust war. The band’s American record company were reluctant to release the single in the U.S. because of its anti-war stance. The song makes references to conscription and propaganda.

The single was the band’s second top 40 hit in the U.S. peaking at #31 in August 1988.

“I Don’t Want To Be A Hero” also features backing vocals by English singer Kim Wilde.

The b-side “The Cage” is an instrumental non-album track.

SIDE A:
I Don’t Want To Be A Hero (12″ Mix) 6:33

SIDE B:
The Cage 3:52
I Don’t Want To Be A Hero (7″ Version) 3:25

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 I Don’t Want To Be A Hero U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31
1988 I Don’t Want To Be A Hero U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporay #15
1988 I Don’t Want To Be A Hero U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – VST 1000
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Stylorouge
Photography By – Simon Fowler (2)
Producer – Calvin Hayes, Mike Nocito

NOTES:
Also available the debut LP “TURN BACK THE CLOCK”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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:
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The Kane Gang – Motortown (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 12th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Motortown” is a 1987 single by pop trio from North East England Kane Gang. The single was taken from the bands second album Miracle. “Motortown” debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on December 19, 1987 spending sixteen weeks on the survey peaking at #36. In the U.K. “Motortown” reached #45.

The b-side “Spend” is a non-lp track.

SIDE A:
Motortown (Cruising Version) 6:45

SIDE B:
Motortown (7″ Mix) 4:20
Spend 5:01

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Motortown U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #36
1988 Motortown U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – V-15329
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Pete Wingfield, The Kane Gang

NOTES:
“MOTORTOWN” From the album “MIRACLE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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:
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Cutting Crew – I’ve Been In Love Before (UK Ltd. Edition 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 11th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“I’ve Been in Love Before” is a song by English rock band Cutting Crew. Written by lead singer Nick Van Eede, it was released as the second single from the band’s debut album, Broadcast (1986). It reached No. 9 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making the song their second biggest hit in the United States.

SIDE A:
I’ve Been In Love Before (Extended) 7:01
Engineer – Michael Barbiero
Producer – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

SIDE B:
I’ve Been In Love Before (Single Version) 4:31
Engineer – Michael Barbiero
Producer – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

Life In A Dangerous Time 4:24
Producer – Cutting Crew, Terry Brown

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Poster: Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 I’ve Been In Love Before U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1986 I’ve Been In Love Before U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Siren (3) – SIREN 29-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Ballad

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Sleeve Design] – Bill Smith Studio
Photography – Malcolm Heywood
Written-By – Eede*

NOTES:
Includes Poster
From the LP “BROADCAST”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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)
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Boys Club – I Remember Holding You (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 10th, 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“I Remember Holding You” is a hit single by American Pop duo Boys Club, which peaked at #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1989. The duo consisted of Gene Hunt and Joe Pasquale from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In radio interviews conducted during the height of their success both Hunt and Pasquale stated that one of their primary musical influences was George Michael, and more specifically, the work Michael did during the Wham! years. “The way he arranged songs and melodies was quite unique and we tried to emulate that with our own music,” Hunt was quoted as saying during one of those early interviews.

Boys Club was the first group to appear on the New Mickey Mouse Club as a musical guest during the first episode.

Hunt (born Eugene Wolfgramm) was previously a member of the family group The Jets. His youngest brothers and sisters are now members of a hard rock group, Against the Season.

In 1990, Hunt briefly reunited with The Jets to record four new tracks for The Best of The Jets (1990). He was featured on the cover and inside album sleeve, and he appeared in the “Special Kinda Love” music video.

SIDE A:
I Remember Holding You (12″ Version) 6:15
Executive Producer – Don Powell
Producer – David Cole (4), Joe Pasquale
Written-By – Joe Pasquale

SIDE B:
It’s Alright 3:56
Producer – Joe Pasquale, Michael Verdick
Written-By – Joe Pasquale

The Naked Truth 4:35
Producer – Bobby Nunn
Written-By – Bobby Nunn

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 I Remember Holding You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1989 I Remember Holding You U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCAT 1316
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Rock
Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – Joe Pasquale

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP “BOYS CLB”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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:
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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