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Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know? (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Is There Something I Should Know?” is the eighth single by British band Duran Duran, released on 19 March 1983.

The song was released as a stand-alone single and became the band’s first UK number one record. It debuted in the number one position on the UK Singles Chart on 26 March 1983. The single also had great success in America, where it was released in late May: it reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 on 6 August 1983 and sold more than a million copies.

“Is There Something I Should Know?” was recorded in London, with producer Ian Little in December 1982. Although generally regarded as a stand-alone single, it was added to the 1983 US re-issue of the band’s 1981 debut album, Duran Duran. The first album on which the song featured in the UK was the inaugural Now That’s What I Call Music compilation at the end of the year.

The singles from the Duran Duran album did not receive much airplay in the United States on the album’s first release; both the band and the New Romantic fashion style were unknown, and very few British bands were able to break into American radio at that time. However, by the end of 1982, the band’s Rio album was rapidly climbing the American charts, fueled by saturation airplay of various Duran Duran videos on MTV. The band and their label, Capitol/EMI, decided to re-release the debut album in the United States with the inclusion of this newly recorded single.

Because of the time limitations of vinyl records, the inclusion of “Is There Something I Should Know?” required the omission of the album track “To The Shore” on the reissue. “To The Shore” was reinstated on later compact disc pressings.

“Is There Something I Should Know?” was the song Duran Duran used to open their 1983/84 Seven and the Ragged Tiger album tour shows with and also Duran Duran’s charity concert at Aston Villa football ground 1983.

In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist Donald A. Guarisco wrote that the lyrics “deal with a difficult romantic relationship in rather obtuse terms.” Guarisco highlighted what he described as “odd turns of phrase” in the lyrics, such as: “and fiery demons all dance when you walk through that door/Don’t say your easy on me ’cause you’re about as easy as a nuclear war.”

Although Guarisco questioned the lyrics, he praised the melody in the song. He wrote: “The melody of ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ is one of Duran Duran’s catchiest, matching twisty verse melodies full of ear-catching hooks with a harmonized chorus.

The B-side to “Is There Something I Should Know?” in Europe is the instrumental “Faith in this Colour”. An “Alternate Slow Mix” of “Faith in this Colour” was used on the 7″ single, some pressings of which included brief unauthorized sound samples from the movie Star Wars — these were promptly withdrawn when copyright concerns were raised, although on the “Alternate Slow Mix” from the singles box set, the scene, in which Obi-Wan leaves to disable the tractor beam, can clearly be heard in the last minute. Duran Duran has not confirmed this, though.

The mainly instrumental “Monster Mix” of “Is There Something I Should Know?” was completed by producers Ian Little and Alex Sadkin.

In the US, the song “Careless Memories” is the B-side of “Is There Something I Should Know?”.

SIDE A:
Is There Something I Should Know? (Monster Mix) 6:42
Remix – Alex Sadkin, Ian Little

SIDE B:
Is There Something I Should Know? (Short Mix) 4:09

Faith In This Colour 4:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Is There Something I Should Know? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1983 Is There Something I Should Know? U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3
1983 Is There Something I Should Know? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #34

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI Electrola – 1C K062-65 106 Z
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Ian Little
Producer, Written-By – Duran Duran

NOTES:
Watch out for ‘Duran Duran’ the video album containing the complete history since Planet Earth and more…

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
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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:
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Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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The Pretenders – 2000 Miles (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“2000 Miles” is a song by English-American rock band The Pretenders that was released in 1983 as the preceding single to their 1984 album, Learning to Crawl. It was most popular in the UK, where it peaked at No. 15 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1983. In the US, it was released as the B-side of both the 7-inch single and 12-inch single remix of the band’s hit, “Middle of the Road”.

Considered a Christmas song, it has been released on various Christmas compilation albums. While most people believe the title to refer to the distance between two long-distance lovers who miss each other over the holidays, it is actually meant to be for James Honeyman-Scott, the group’s original guitar player, who died the year before the song was released.

The official video features Hynde dressed as a member of the Salvation Army in a snowy location.

SIDE A:
2000 Miles 3:38
Written By – C. Hynde*

SIDE B:
Fast Or Slow (The Law’s The Law) 3:14
Acoustic Guitar – Billy Bremner
Bass – Andrew Bodnar
Written-By – M. Chambers*

Money (Live) 4:49
Keyboards – Chris Thomas
Written By – Berry Gordy, William Bradford*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Real Records (2) ‎– ARE 20T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Alternative Rock

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Peter Barrett (3)
Mastered By – Tim Young
Photography By – Bay Hippisley
Producer – Chris Thomas

NOTES:
B2 Recorded at US Festival May 1983 by Westwood One.

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Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
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Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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Wham! – Club Tropicana (Japan 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Club Tropicana” is the fourth single taken from the debut album FANTASTIC by British duo Wham! released in July 1983.

The single peaked at #4 in the UK, going on to become the 39th best selling single of 1983.

The “Edited Version” of “Club Tropicana” is exclusive to this Japan 7″ release and is basically the album version with the fade intro removed. This release also comes in a unique poster bag picture sleeve.

SIDE A:
Club Tropicana (Edited Version) 3:47

SIDE B:
Blue (Armed With Love) 3:54

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 07・5P-241, Inner Vision ‎– 07・5P-241
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, Poster Bag
Country: Japan
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – George Michael, Steve Brown (tracks: A)
Written-By – Andrew Ridgeley (tracks: A), George Michael

NOTES:
Housed in a unique Poster Bag.

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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:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“One Thing Leads to Another” is a song by new wave rock band The Fixx, from their album Reach the Beach.

“One Thing Leads to Another” is the group’s most successful single. Entering the chart at #65 on August 27, 1983, it reached #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1983.

It also hit #2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and went to #1 in Canada as well. In the U.K. the single was not as popular only reaching #86.

SIDE A:
One Thing Leads To Another (Extended Version) 8:01

SIDE B:
Reach The Beach (Dub) 4:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 One Thing Leads To Another U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1983 One Thing Leads To Another U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #2
1983 One Thing Leads To Another U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– FIXXT 5
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Stephen W. Tayler
Producer –Rupert Hine

NOTES:
Recorded at Farmyard Studios.
From the LP “REACH THE BEACH”

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Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
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Tube:
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Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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Yes – Owner Of A Lonely Heart (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Owner of a Lonely Heart” is a song by the English progressive rock band Yes. It is the first track and single from their eleventh studio album 90125, released in 1983. Written primarily by guitarist Trevor Rabin, contributions were made to the final version by singer Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, and producer Trevor Horn.

“Owner of a Lonely Heart” was released in October 1983, as the album’s first single. It was a commercial success in the United States, becoming the band’s first and only single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and its Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. In 1984, the song reached No. 8 in the year-end charts in the US.

SIDE A:
Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Special “Red & Blue” Remix Dance Version) 7:48
Written-By – Horn*

SIDE B:
Owner Of A Lonely Heart (Edited Version) 3:51
Written-By – Horn*

Our Song (LP Version) 4:18
Written-By – White*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Owner Of A Lonely Heart U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1984 Owner Of A Lonely Heart U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
1984 Owner Of A Lonely Heart U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ATCO Records ‎– 0-96976
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, ARC
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Bass Guitar, Vocals – Chris Squire
Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Alan White
Engineer – Gary Langan
Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – Trevor Rabin
Keyboards – Tony Kaye
Producer – Trevor Horn
Vocals – Jon Anderson
Written-By –Squire*, Anderson*, Rabin*

NOTES:
Track A – special mix done at The Townhouse Studios, London.
Special versions from the LP “90128”

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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 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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Chris Rea – I Can Hear Your Heartbeat (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

-REQUEST

“I Can Hear Your Heartbeat” is a 1983 single by English singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Rea, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing. The single was taken from Rea’s fifth studio album Water Sign. In the UK “I Can Hear Your Heartbeat” peaked at #80, #15 in Belgium and #25 Netherlands the song also reached #46 in New Zealand.

SIDE A:
I Can Hear Your Heartbeat (New Re-edited Club Mix) 8:14

SIDE B:
Let It Loose (Extended Club Mix) 5:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Magnet (2) ‎– MAGE-256
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Canada
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Rea* (tracks: A, B1), Chris Rea (tracks: B2), Richards* (tracks: A, B1)
Re-edited By – Kevin Unger (tracks: A)
Written-By – Chris Rea

NOTES:
Taken from the “WATER SIGN” album

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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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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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