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Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” is a song written and performed by the British new wave music duo Eurythmics. The song is the title track of their album of the same name and was released as the fourth and final single from the album in early 1983. The song became their breakthrough hit, establishing the duo worldwide. Its music video helped to propel the song to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was the first single released by Eurythmics in the US.

The original recording’s main instrumentation featured a sequenced analog synthesizer riff, which Stewart accidentally discovered in the studio when he played a bass track backwards. Apart from the synthesizer, the arrangement also uses a Movement Systems Drum Computer, a piano in the middle eight, and Lennox’s multitracked harmony vocals.

The b-side “I Could Give You a Mirror” is different from the one found on the album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).

This 12″ features the full length version of “Sweet Dreams…” Most of the LP’s and CD’s and 7″ singles have the shorter, 3:36 version.

SIDE A:
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Full Length Version) 4:55
Producer – David A. Stewart

SIDE B:
I Could Give You (A Mirror) (Alternate Version) 3:57
Producer – Stewart*, Crash*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1983 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #16
1983 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #36
1983 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor ‎– PD-13502
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Laurence Stevens
Photography By – Lewis Ziolek
Written-By – Lennox*, Stewart*

NOTES:
From the album “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)”

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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Eurythmics – Love Is A Stranger (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Love Is a Stranger” is the fifth single by the British rock/pop duo Eurythmics. Originally released in late 1982, the single was commercially unsuccessful, but it was rereleased in 1983 when it became a hit, reaching the UK Top Ten. The single was re-released again in 1991, to promote Eurythmics’ Greatest Hits album.

Originally released in November 1982 in the United Kingdom, the song reached a disappointing #54 on the singles chart. Following the huge success of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” the following year, the song was re-released and reached #6 in April 1983. In the United States, the song was the second single from the Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album and it was released just as the title track reached number one. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at #81 on 17 September 1983 and peaked at #23 on 12 November of that year. The song was in the charts for thirteen weeks.

The b-side for the 12″ release “Let’s Just Close Our Eyes” is a newly recorded version of “The Walk” with a more synth-oriented instrumentation and is exclusive to vinyl. The song blends into another non-LP track “Monkey, Monkey” therefore I made an artistic decision not to seperate the tracks in keeping with the original 12″ continuity. There is pleny of audio editing software if you want to seperate them yourself.

SIDE B:
Love Is A Stranger 3:36

SIDE B:
Let’s Just Close Our Eyes/Monkey, Monkey 9:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Love Is A Stranger U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #23
1983 Love Is A Stranger U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– DAT 1, RCA ‎– PC 5525, RCA ‎– PB 5525
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: Nov 1982
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – BilBo (3)
Other [Special Thanks To] – Alan Harrison
Photography By – Lewis Ziolek
Producer, Engineer – Adam Williams, David A. Stewart
Sleeve – Laurence Stevens
Written-By – Lennox*, Stewart*

NOTES:
“Let’s Just Close Our Eyes” (Special 12″ Bonus Track), appears on back of sleeve.
“Love Is A Stranger” from the LP “SWEET DREAMS (Are Made Of This)”.

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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Big Country – Wonderland (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Wonderland” is a single-only release from Scottish band Big Country, released in the UK on 9 January 1984 between their first and second albums. It became a Top Ten hit for them in the UK, peaking at number 8, giving the band their third Top 10 entry. The song was included on all the band’s subsequent greatest hits collections, although it was never released on any of the band’s studio albums.

In the U.S. the song peaked at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Wonderland (Extended Version) 7:08

SIDE B:
Wonderland 3:58
Giant 5:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Wonderland U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #86
1984 Wonderland U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #48

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Phonogram ‎– COUNT 512
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 13 Jan 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Bass – Tony Butler
Drums – Mark Brzezicki
Guitar – Bruce Watson
Photography By [Cover Photos] – Red Saunders (4)
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Vocals, Guitar – Stuart Adamson
Written-By – Big Country

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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The Men A.K.A. The Human League – I Don’t Depend On You (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

“I Don’t Depend on You” is a disco-influenced song by the British synthpop group The Human League released under the pseudonym The Men. It was released as a single in the UK in February 1979, but failed to chart. It was written by Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh; was produced by Colin Thurston and featured guest backing vocalists Katie Kissoon and Lisa Strike (who later worked with Pink Floyd ).

After hastily signing the Human League in 1978 it became apparent to Virgin Records that the band were not very profitable, with none of their releases under Fast Records making any impact on the charts. Virgin began putting pressure on the group to justify their large advance signing fee. Pressure was put on Ware, Oakey and Marsh to abandon their no traditional instruments rule and use conventional instruments in an attempt to be more commercial and sell more records. Ware reluctantly agreed but insisted that any material recorded this way should be released under a pseudonym to ensure that it wasn’t confused with the pure electronic sound of The Human League. “I Don’t Depend on You” was the only product of this compromise with Virgin. It was recorded with the addition of session musicians and was released under the name The Men. The song also features the synth riff from debut single Being Boiled towards the end of the track. Afterwards the band were able to record tracks in their original style for Virgin. Before any further conventional style records could be recorded, the original Human League had split; Oakey then took the new reformed band down a different commercial and pop route.

Later, it would be commented on that in recording “I Don’t Depend on You” – two years prior to the arrival of schoolgirl vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall – Oakey, Ware and Marsh had already produced a Human League Mk 2-style track complete with commercial pop sound: Oakey’s vocal with female backing (with Katie Kissoon and Lisa Strike providing the backing vocals).

The B-side, titled “Cruel”, is simply a remix of “I Don’t Depend on You” without Oakey’s vocals. “I Don’t Depend on You” received little promotion or airplay and did not chart. Re-releases on albums now credit the track as The Human League aka ‘The Men’.

SIDE A:
I Don’t Depend On You 4:31

SIDE B:
Cruel (Instrumental) 4:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – VS 26912
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Disco, Funk

CREDITS:
Management – Tunenoise Ltd*
Photography By – Mackertich*
Producer – Colin Thurston, The Men
Written-By – Marsh*, Ware*, Oakey*

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Shame (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Shame” is a song by British band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark released as the third single taken from their 1986 album, The Pacific Age, although it is a re-recording made after the album’s release, presumably in early 1987, and was produced by Rhett Davies (as opposed to the original album version which was produced by Stephen Hague).

“Shame” was scheduled for release as a single whilst OMD were still on tour. The band had suggested “Stay” as a possible single from the album, but label Virgin thought “Shame” had more potential. The band relented, although feeling the album version was too slow, and recruited Rhett Davies to give the song more of a polish.

The B side Goddess of Love was lifted straight from the album The Pacific Age and was the song which was originally intended to be used for the Pretty in Pink movie soundtrack before the group came up with “If You Leave”, which was featured in the movie.

The single reached no. 52 on the UK Singles Chart. It has never been included on any of OMD’s singles compilation albums, making it unique to this release. The 7″ re-recorded version has never had a digital release.

A promotional video was made for the single and is included on the DVD of the CD/DVD release Messages: Greatest Hits.

SIDE A:
Shame (Extended Re-Recorded Version) 6:57
Producer – Rhett Davies

SIDE B:
Shame (7″ Re-Recorded Version) 3:52
Producer – Rhett Davies

Goddess Of Love 4:28
Engineer – Tom Lord-Alge
Producer – Stephen Hague

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 938 12, Virgin ‎– VS 938-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Cover] – Mick Haggerty
Composed By – O.M.D.*
Photography – Paul Cox

NOTES:
Manufactured in the UK

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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Leisure Process International – A Way You’ll Never Be (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“A Way You’ll Never Be” is a 1982 single by British new wave duo Leisure Process also known as Leisure Process international. The 12″ was issued as double A side with “Love Cascade” both tracks were produced by Martin Rushent and feature Mark King and Phil Gould of Level 42 on bass and drums. The duo released four singles before splitting in 1983.

Martin Rushent produced artists like The Human League, The Associates, Altred Images, Pete Shelley among others.

SIDE A:
A Way You’ll Never Be 6:44
Producer – Leisure Process International*

SIDE B:
Love Cascade (Dance Mix) 5:16
Mixed By – Martin Rushent

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– Epic ‎– EPC A13 2478, Epic ‎– EPCA 13-2478
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Bass – Mark King
Design [Sleeve] – M. Garrett*
Drums – Mark King, Phil Gould
Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Saxophone [Electric] – Gary Barnacle
Photography By [Rear Cover] – Panny Charrington*
Producer – Martin Rushent
Vocals, Guitar – Ross Middleton
Written-By – Barnacle*, Middleton*

NOTES:
Mastered at Townhouse.
Made in England

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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Posted in Leisure Process | 22 Comments »