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China Crisis – African And White (Remixed And Extended Version) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“African and White” is a song by China Crisis. It was released as the band’s debut single in 1981 on Inevitable Records. A remixed version of the song was reissued as a single in 1982 and became the band’s first hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number 45 in August 1982. The song is included on the band’s debut album Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It’s Fun to Entertain.

SIDE A:
African And White (Remixed And Extended Version) 5:01
Composed By – Reilly*, Lundon*, Daley*
Engineer – Geoff Higgins
Producer, Remix – Jeremy Lewis

SIDE B:
Red Sails 4:54
Composed By – Reilly*, Lundon*, Daley*
Engineer – Gil Norton
Producer – Eddie*, Gary*, Gil Norton

Be Suspicious 5:00
Composed By – China Crisis
Engineer – Geoff Higgins
Producer, Remix – Jeremy Lewis

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Inevitable ‎– INEV 011-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single, Reissue
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
Producer, Remix & Engineer credits for the B-Side tracks are reversed on the label.
Correct information is on the sleeve.

Red Sails: Recorded and Mixed at Amazon 8 Track on 15 June ’82.

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Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
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Tube:
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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

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Wide Boy Awake – Chicken Outlaw (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Chicken Outlaw” is the first single by Adam & the Ants bassist Kevin Mooney’s band Wide Boy Awake. The single did manage to chart on the US dance chart peaking at #12.

SIDE A:
Chicken Outlaw 5:18

SIDE B:
Slang Teacher 5:25

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Chicken Outlaw U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor ‎– PD-13503
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Nick Glennie-Smith, Trevor Spencer
Written-By – Kevin Mooney

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Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
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Soundcard:
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Record Cleaning:
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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

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The Human League – Mirror Man (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Mirror Man” is a 1982 song by the British synthpop group The Human League. It was released as a single in the UK on 8 November 1982 and peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart. It was written jointly by lead singer Philip Oakey with keyboard players Jo Callis and Ian Burden, and produced by Martin Rushent.

“Mirror Man” was the first track written and recorded by the Human League after they returned from their World Tour, conducted in the wake of the enormous international success of their album Dare. “Mirror Man” was conceived and written as a celebration of Oakey and Wright’s love of Motown records. It has been described as electronic northern soul, with Oakey’s main verses delivered in deliberate sentences with emphasis on the last word of each sentence. Vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall feature prominently throughout the song but have no lyrics, providing backing vocals of “oohs” and “ahhs”. Recording and production was overseen by Martin Rushent, who had produced the band’s album Dare.

Speculation about who was the titular ‘Mirror Man’ was ended in 1988 when, during interviews to promote the band’s Greatest Hits album, Oakey revealed that it was about Adam Ant. Oakey had become concerned that Ant was starting to believe his own publicity, and was in danger of losing touch with reality. Oakey had avoided revealing this at the time for fear of offending the song’s subject. The song could be viewed as a reference to the 1971 Japanese TV series Mirrorman.

The song was released as a single in the UK in November 1982. It was the first new single the band had released since the phenomenal success of “Don’t You Want Me” almost a year earlier. The single was tipped by the media as their second Christmas number-one single in the UK, but peaked just short, at number two. The single did however reach number one in Ireland earlier that month and also reached the Top 10 in Canada the following February.

Its release in the U.S. was delayed until May 1983 where it was incorporated into the stop gap EP Fascination!. A&M Records, the band’s record company in the US, had refused to release it as a single “unless there was to be an album hot on its heels”. The track peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the fall of 1983.

SIDE A:
Mirror Man (Extended Version) 4:22

SIDE B:
You Remind Me Of Gold 3:38
You Remind Me Of Gold (Instrumental) 3:54

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Mirror Man U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #30

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS522-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 08 Nov 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By – Rob*, Simon Fowler (2)
Producer –The Human League, Martin Rushent
Written-By – Burden* (tracks: A), Callis* (tracks: A), Oakey*

NOTES:
1982 Virgin Records Ltd.

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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
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Duran Duran – Carnival (Japan 12″ Mini LP)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

35 years of “RIO”!

“Carnival” is a dance music EP by British new wave band Duran Duran, released in various countries by Capitol-EMI. In Japan the EP was released on February 1, 1982.

The most interesting collection of songs can be found on the Japanese/Tawainese release of Carnival. Included among the increasingly easy to acquire versions of previous singles is a remix exclusive to this release of fan-favourite album track “New Religion”. This mainly instrumental mix remained unavailable outside of Japan/Taiwan until the 1999 release of the Strange Behaviour remix album. It is also noteable for featuring a longer fade out that runs right to the end of the in studio performance.

The remainder of the EP was filled with the seven-inch version of “Rio”, (mis-labelled as “Rio” (Pt II) as the wrong master was delivered to the Toshiba-EMI offices in Tokyo), the full length Kershenbaum remix of “Hold Back the Rain”, and Night Versions of “My Own Way” and “Hungry Like the Wolf”.

SIDE A:
Rio (Pt. II) (Full 7″ Mix) 5:04
Hold Back The Rain (Re-Mix) (Carnival Remix) 7:03
My Own Way (Night Version) 6:34

SIDE B:
Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) 5:12
New Religion (Carnival Remix) 5:14

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– EMS-50125
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Mini-Album, Compilation
Country: Japan
Released: 01 Feb 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Composed By, Arranged By – Duran Duran
Producer – Colin Thurston

NOTES:
Original sound recordings made by Tritec Music Ltd.

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Tube:
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Soundcard:
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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

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Duran Duran – Carnival (US 12″ Mini LP)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

35 years of “RIO”!

“Carnival” is a dance music EP by Duran Duran, released in various countries by Capitol-EMI in September 1982.

As part of Capitol’s shift in marketing strategy for Duran Duran from New Romantic act to dance band over the course of 1982 (in a bid to shift more units of the Rio album), it was decided to release an EP of remixed tracks in various territories globally to capitalise on increased night-club play and to try to replicate that success on radio.

Part of this strategy involved producer David Kershenbaum remixing various Rio’ tracks. Most of these remixes also appeared on the Carnival release as well as various twelve-inch singles.

The demand for Duran Duran material during the autumn of 1982 was quite high. DJs who heard the new mixes could not get enough, and started to put the dance mixes on the air. During the week of 2 October, the US version of the Carnival EP actually entered the album charts at #98. It was gone by the following week.

The success of the Carnival EP gave the band enough clout to bring Kershenbaum back in to remix the entire A-side of the Rio album, which was re-issued in the United States in November 1982.
The songs and releasesEdit

Due to the fact that Carnival was meant to capitalise on Duran Duran’s burgeoning dance-oriented success, the tracklisting around the world differed from region to region.

The Dutch EP, released in a white sleeve with photos taken from the Rio tour book, featured twelve-inch versions – or ” Night Versions” in early Duran Duran parlance – lifted from four of the band’s more popular singles – “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “Rio”, “Planet Earth” and “Girls on Film”. There is a rare misprint of the Dutch sleeve, stating “Hold Back the Rain” to be included instead of “Planet Earth”.

The Night Version of “Girls on Film” is actually slightly different from the version that appeared on the EMI twelve-inch single, clocking in at just around 15 seconds longer, with a slighty different balance in the mix, and featuring the camera shutter clicking sound effect as heard in the short version. Also, the David Kershenbaum Night Version mix of “Rio” was commercially exclusive to this EP (it also featured on an American promo twelve-inch), as the “Rio” twelve-inch single featured “Rio” (Pt II) as the lead mix.

The Spanish EP featured, on the sleeve at least, the same running order as the Dutch EP. Closer inspection however, shows that the version of “Rio” is actually just the album version, although it’s listed as the Night Version. The song titles on the Spanish release were all translated into Spanish.

For the North American release – released both in Canada and the US – the track listing changed slightly, incorporating among other things, a new Kershenbaum mix of minor single “My Own Way” which featured additional lyrics left off the original album version as well as the ‘rhythm section punched up, making it ideal for dancing’. This mix eventually resurfaced on the Kershenbaum version of the Rio album in November 1982. The EP also featured the full length David Kershenbaum remix of “Hold Back the Rain”, which is quite similar in structure to the version on the B-side of the “Save A Prayer” twelve-inch single. However the guitars are more prominent on the EP mix, and the keyboard and bass are quieter in some places. This mix also featured on the Japanese Carnival EP, with a slighty longer fade out that actual runs completely to the end of the in-studio performance. This full length version was edited down by about half a minute (with sections of the outro choruses cut down) to produce the 6:32 album remix version featured on the North American re-release of Rio.

The North American tracklisting is rounded out by Night Versions of singles “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Girls on Film”, lifted directly from their respective twelve-inches. Looks-wise, the EP was similar to the Dutch release but came in a purple sleeve, instead of white.

SIDE A:
Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) 5:16
Girls On Film (Night Version) 5:30

SIDE B:
Hold Back The Rain (Carnival Remix) 7:03
My Own Way (Carnival Remix) 4:31

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Carnival U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Albums Chart #98

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Harvest ‎– DLP-15006
Format: Vinyl, LP, Mini-Album, Compilation, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Roy Kohara
Design – John O’Brien (4)
Engineer [Remix] – George Tutko
Mastered By – SM*
Photography By [Back Cover] – Babushkin*
Photography By [Front Cover Portraits] – Nancy Campbell
Producer, Engineer – Colin Thurston
Remix – David Kershenbaum
Written-By – Taylor* (tracks: A2), Duran Duran (tracks: A1, B1, B2), Taylor* (tracks: A2), Rhodes* (tracks: A2), Taylor* (tracks: A2), Le Bon* (tracks: A2)

NOTES:
Alternative versions of these four tracks appear on the Harvest albums “DURAN DURAN” (ST 12158) and “RIO” (ST 12211), distributed by Capitol Records on records and XDR Cassettes.

A1 appears as “Night Version” on other releases, including the 3rd US edition of the Rio album, mixed by Colin Thurston and errantly credited to David Kershenbaum.

B1 and B2 appear as David Kershenbaum remixes on the 2nd and 3rd US edition of the Rio album.

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Tube:
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Soundcard:
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Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
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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:
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Duran Duran – Carnival (Europe 12″ EP)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

35 years of “RIO”!

“Carnival” is a dance music EP by Duran Duran, originally released in various markets around the world in September 1982 by EMI.

Due to the fact that Carnival was meant to capitalise on Duran Duran’s burgeoning dance-oriented success, the tracklisting around the world differed from region to region.

The Dutch EP, released in a white sleeve with photos taken from the Rio tour book, featured twelve-inch versions – or ” Night Versions” in early Duran Duran parlance – lifted from four of the band’s more popular singles – “Hungry Like the Wolf”, “Rio”, “Planet Earth” and “Girls on Film”. There is a rare misprint of the Dutch sleeve, stating “Hold Back the Rain” to be included instead of “Planet Earth”.

The Night Version of “Girls on Film” is actually slightly different from the version that appeared on the EMI twelve-inch single, clocking in at just around 15 seconds longer, with a slighty different balance in the mix, and featuring the camera shutter clicking sound effect as heard in the short version. Also, the David Kershenbaum Night Version mix of “Rio” was commercially exclusive to this EP (it also featured on an American promo twelve-inch), as the “Rio” twelve-inch single featured “Rio” (Pt II) as the lead mix.

SIDE A:
Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) 5:08
Rio (Night Version) 6:39
Remix – David Kerschenbaum*

SIDE B:
Planet Earth (Night Version) 6:17
Girls On Film (Night Version) (Alternate Mix) 5:44

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 1A 062Z-64942
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Compilation
Country: Europe
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By [Portraits] – Nancy Campbell (2)
Producer, Engineer – Colin Thurston
Sleeve – Assorted iMaGes
Written-By – Duran Duran

NOTES:
Marketed, manufactured and distributed by EMI
Printed in Holland by EMI Services Benelux B.V., Uden.

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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

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