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Sister Sledge – We Are Family (1984 Remix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

R.I.P. Joni Sledge (September 13, 1956 – March 10, 2017)

“We Are Family” is a 1979 dance hit song by Sister Sledge, composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Rodgers and Edwards offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name and quickly began to gain club and radio play. It eventually went Gold, becoming the number one R&B and number two pop song on the US charts in 1979. Along with the tracks, “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “Lost in Music”, “We Are Family” reached number one on the disco charts. It was also the theme song for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 1984 the song was remixed by Bernard Edwards and re-released where it chated again in the UK at #33.

SIDE A:
We Are Family (Long Version) (1984 Remix) 7:12
Remix – Bernard Edwards
Producer – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers

SIDE B:
My Guy / Canadian Sunset 3:43
Producer – Sister Sledge

All American Girls 4:43
Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Co-producer – Sister Sledge

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Cotillion – 796 910-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “WE ARE FAMILY”

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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:
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Soundcard:
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Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
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Kim Fields – He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Originally posted April 19th, 2011

“He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” is a 1984 single by American actress and television director Kim Fields. She is known for her roles as Tootie Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life, and as Regine Hunter on the Fox sitcom Living Single.

During the run of Facts of Life, 14 year old Fields released a one off single on the Critique Records label: the disco/Hi-NRG “He Loves Me He Loves Me Not” which became a minor club hit peaking at #30 on the US Billboard Dance Chart.

The b-side “Dear Michael” is a tribute to pop icon Michael Jackson which also peaked at #55 on the U.S. R&B chart.

SIDE A:
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (Club Mix) 7:13
Written-By – Elliot Willensky

SIDE B:
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (Instrumental Version) 5:57
Written-By – Elliot Willensky

Dear Michael 3:23
Written-By – Elliot Willensky, Hal Davis

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #30
1984 Dear Michael U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #55

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Critique ‎– CRI 1208
Format: Vinyl, 12″ 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi-NRG

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Cover Concept] – The Garrett Company*
Mixed By – Bill Bottrell
Photography – Susan Rothschild
Producer – Elliot Willensky, Hal Davis

NOTES:
Produced for Music Center Productions.

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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:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series 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:
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Tears For Fears – Mothers Talk (Extended Version) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Mothers Talk” is a 1984 song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley and sung by Orzabal, it was the band’s seventh single release (the first to be taken from their second album Songs from the Big Chair (1985) and fifth UK Top 40 chart hit. The song was released six months in advance of the album and showcased the band’s edgier sound, as compared to their debut LP The Hurting (1983). It was also a moderate success internationally.

“Mothers Talk” was written in 1983 and was first publicly performed during the band’s late 1983 tour. In early 1984, the band went into the studio to record the song as their next single, though the recording sessions with their new producer Jeremy Green did not work out as planned and the recording was scrapped. The band’s previous producer, Chris Hughes, was then brought back into the fold and the song was re-recorded and finally released as a single in August 1984. Hughes stayed on with the band to record their second album, Songs from the Big Chair.

Along with its B-side, “Empire Building”, “Mothers Talk” was one of the first Tears for Fears songs to demonstrate a creative use of sampling. The strings at the beginning of the song were culled from a Barry Manilow record, while the drum sample around which “Empire Building” is built was lifted from the Simple Minds song “Today I Died Again”. This was the second Tears for Fears single for which Phonogram Records would use the picture disc and coloured vinyl gimmicks as a promotional tool, as well as the first one to feature multiple 12″ releases offering different remixes of the track. Limited quantities of the 7″ single also came with a free Tears For Fears window sticker of the band’s new logo.

SIDE A:
Mothers Talk (Extended Version) 6:17
Producer – Chris Hughes
Written-By – Stanley*, Orzabal*

SIDE B:
Empire Building 2:50
Written-By – Smith*, Stanley*, Orzabal*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– IDEA 712, Mercury ‎– 818 388-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 13 Aug 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Backing Vocals – Stevie Lange
Design – J.B.*, Peter Jones (15)
Mastered By – Timtom*
Photography By – Mike Prior (2)

NOTES:
Track B was not produced

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Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
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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:
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Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series 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:
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Marc Almond – You Have (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“You Have” is a single by British singer/songwriter Marc Almond. “You Have” was taken from Almond’s debut solo album “Vermin in Ermine”. Produced by Mike Hedges who also produced The Cure, U2 and The Associates “You Have” debuted on the UK singles chart on January 9, 1984 peaking at #57.

The versions contained on this 12″ do not appear on the Marc Almond 10 CD Box set “Trials Of Eyliner”.

SIDE A:
You Have (Long Version) 6:18
Joey Demento 6:45

SIDE B:
Split Lip (Long Version) 17:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Some Bizzare ‎– BZS 2412
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By [Strings] – Bill*, Ginni*, Martin*
Bass [Bowed & Plucked] – Bill McGee*
Cello, Keyboards – Martin McCarrick
Design, Artwork [Hand Colouring] – Huw Feather
Drums – Steven Humphreys
Engineer – Mike Hedges, Tom Thiel
Guitar [Guitars], Banjo – Richard Riley
Percussion – Martin Ditchum*
Performer – The Sinners*
Photography By [Back Photo] – Marc Almond
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Peter Ashworth
Piano, Vibraphone [Vibes] – Annie Hogan
Producer – Mike Hedges
Saxophone [Saxes] – Gary Barnacle
Trumpet, Flugelhorn [Flugel Horns] – Enrico Tomasso
Violin – Ginni Ball*
Written-By – Almond*

NOTES:
Dedicated to Los Oliviados and to Wayne. Mike Hedges did most of the engineering but we’re giving Tom the credit because we’re kind.

Recorded at Hartmann Digital, Bavaria.

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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:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series 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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Time Zone Featuring John Lydon & Afrika Bambaataa – World Destruction (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Inauguration Day

“World Destruction” is a single by electro band Time Zone headed by Afrika Bambaataa.

In December 1984, Time Zone released their most well-known single, “World Destruction”. A collaboration between Bambaataa, ex-Sex Pistol/Public Image Ltd. leader John Lydon, and producer/bassist Bill Laswell. The “World Destruction” single was arranged by Laswell after Lydon and Bambaataa had acknowledged respect for each other’s work:

Afrika Bambaataa: “I was talking to Bill Laswell saying I need somebody who’s really crazy, man, and he thought of John Lydon. I knew he was perfect because I’d seen this movie that he’d made (Copkiller), I knew about all the Sex Pistols and Public Image stuff, so we got together and we did a smashing crazy version, and a version where he cussed the Queen something terrible, which was never released.”

John Lydon: “We went in, put a drum beat down on the machine and did the whole thing in about four-and-a-half hours. It was very, very quick.”

Bernie Worrell, Nicky Skopelitis, and Aïyb Dieng also played on the single, which was released by Celluloid Records on December 1, 1984. The track peaked at #44 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1985.

Although this single did predate Run-DMC and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”, it is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the first rap-rock record. This is not true as Run-DMC had incorporated hard rock guitar into songs, most notably “Rock Box”, in April 1984.

There are no mix titles given on sleeve or labels for each mix.

SIDE A:
World Destruction 5:32

SIDE B:
World Destruction 6:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Celluloid ‎– 12AP 3018, CBS/Sony ‎– 12AP 3018
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 05 Mar 1985
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Rock
Style: Electro

CREDITS:
Bass, Drum Machine [Dmx] – Bill Laswell
Guitar – Nicky Skopelitis
Management [Administration For Material] –Roger Trilling
Mastered By – Robert Musso
Mixed By – Robert Musso
Mixed By [Assistant] – Mark Procopio
Percussion – Aiyb Dieng
Photography, Design – Thi-Linh Le
Producer – Afrika Bambaataa, Bill Laswell, Bill Laswell, Material
Recorded By – Rob Stevens
Recorded By [Assistant] – Hanh Rowe*
Synthesizer – Bernie Worrell
Vocals – Afrika Bambaataa, John Lydon
Written-By – A. Bambaataa*, B. Laswell*

NOTES:
Mixed by at RPM Studio
Recorded by at Evergreen Studio
Mastered at Masterdisk

Afrika Bambaataa is an exclusive artist of Tommy Boy and appears with their permission
Afrika Bambaataa courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
John Lydon courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records

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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:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series 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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Duran Duran – The Wild Boys (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“The Wild Boys” is the twelfth single by Duran Duran, released in October 1984.

The song was the only studio track on the live album Arena, and was produced by Nile Rodgers, who had previously remixed the single “The Reflex”. It was recorded at the end of July 1984 at Maison Rouge studios in London.

“The Wild Boys” became one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #2 on the American Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks, behind “Out of Touch” by Hall & Oates and “Like a Virgin” by Madonna and also hitting #1 on the Cash Box Top 100 chart. It peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart, and also reached the top position in Germany and on the Canadian CHUM Chart.

It became the band’s biggest charting single in Australia, reaching #3. The band’s parent album, “Arena”, was certified Double Platinum in the United States.

The idea for the song came from longtime Duran Duran video director Russell Mulcahy, who wanted to make a full-length feature film based on the surreal and sexual 1971 novel The Wild Boys: A Book Of The Dead by William S. Burroughs. He suggested that the band might create a modern soundtrack for the film in the same way that Queen would later provide a rock soundtrack for Mulcahy’s 1986 movie Highlander. Singer Simon Le Bon began writing some lyrics based on Mulcahy’s quick synopsis of the book, and the band created a harsh-sounding instrumental backdrop for them.

The single was issued with six separate collectible covers – one featuring each individual band member and one of the band collectively.

The B-side, “(I’m Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement (Live)”, was recorded at the 5 March 1984 show at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. This is the same concert where the video for “The Reflex” was filmed.

SIDE A:
The Wild Boys (Wilder Than Wild Boys) (Extended Mix) 8:00
Producer – Nile Rodgers

SIDE B:
The Wild Boys (45) 4:16
Producer – Nile Rodgers

(I’m Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement (1984) 4:09
Engineer [Live Recording] – George Tutko
Engineer, Mixed By – Jason Corsaro

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 The Wild Boys U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1984 The Wild Boys U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– S14-102
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 21 Nov 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Jason Corsaro
Photography By [Front] – Francesco Scavullo
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Duran Duran
Sleeve [Sleeve Producer] – Assorted Images

NOTES:
Track B2 recorded live on tour 1984.
Mastered at Masterdisk.

From the LP “ARENA”

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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:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series 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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