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M+M – Black Stations/White Stations (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Today, the US celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr, who would have turned 89 years old. I thought it fitting to post a single dealing with racism a topic that we are dealing with, in 2018.

“Black Stations/White Stations” is a song recorded by the Canadian group Martha and the Muffins in 1984 from the album Mystery Walk under the shortened name M+M. The track was the first single to be released after the act became a duo consisting of lead singer Martha Johnson and group founder Mark Gane (hence the shortened name, with the first letter of their first names). The single is a departure from the new wave genre, with emphasis this time around on a dance/funk direction, which featured brothers Randy & Michael Brecker and Wayne Mills on horns.

The song’s title deals with the subject of racism in the radio industry, at a time when more cutting-edged songs and the radio stations, in general, were starting to open up to newer formats like rhythmic contemporary, which genre this song predates. It also took on how station policies dictate what can or can not be played on air. This was evidenced by Johnson, who recalled how a radio station refused to play a song about an interracial relationship. That experience prompted Johnson and Gane to write about their feelings over this practice by recalling the events, in which they use lyrics like “I dream in Black and White” and call for stations in general to “Stand Up and Face the Music/This Is 1984!”.

The single was also controversial in its own right, as radio stations avoided playing the single because of the song’s title and lyrics despite being a modest hit in Canada, where it reached No. 26. In the United States, the single peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 2 on the Dance/Disco chart, where it reached number 2 in 1984.

SIDE A:
Black Stations/White Stations (Extended Dance Mix) 6:26
Remix – Mark Gane, Martha Johnson, Mike Jones (3)

SIDE B:
Black Stations/White Stations (Instrumental Remix) 4:54
Remix –Mark Gane, Martha Johnson, Mike Jones (3)

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Black Stations/White Stations U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #63
1984 Black Stations/White Stations U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Current ‎– WASH-4, Current ‎– WASH4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Canada
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Funk

CREDITS:
Producer – Daniel Lanois, Mark Gane, Martha Johnson
Written-By – M. Gane*, M. Johnson*

NOTES:
From the LP “Mystery Walk”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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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Limahl – Tar Beach (The City Blues Mix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXLUSIVE1984

“Tar Beach” was the fourth single taken from the debut solo album Don’t Suppose by English pop singer and former Kajagoogoo frontman Limahl.

“Tar Beach” was only released in Germany where it peaked at #30.

The b-side “The Greenhouse Effect” was a track recorded live in 1983 and included on the first pressings of the album “Don’t Suppose”, on later pressings the song was replaced with the international hit “The Never Ending Story”.

SIDE A:
Tar Beach (The City Blues Mix) 6:00

SIDE B:
Tar Beach 3:49
The Greenhouse Effect 4:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 1C K 062 20 0393 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – De Harris, Tim Palmer
Written-By – Limahl

NOTES:
“TAR BEACH” taken from the LP “DON’T SUPPOSE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Rockwell – Taxman (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Taxman” is a song written by George Harrison and originally recorded by The Beatles as the opening track for the 1966 album Revolver.

Im 1984 American musician Rockwell covered the song which was the fourth single taken fom his debut album “Somebody’s Watching Me”. The single only charted in the U.K. peaking at #88.

No mixes here just wanted to post this in light of recent tax events in the uSA.

SIDE A:
Taxman 3:58

SIDE B:
Wasting Away 3:58
Change Your Ways 4:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Motown ‎– TMGT 1345
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Co-producer – Curtis Anthony Nolen

NOTES:
45 RPM DISCO MIX
Produced and arranged by Curtis Anthony Nolen and Rockwell for Super Three Productions.

From the LP “SOMEBODY’S WATCHING ME”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Kim Wilde – The Touch (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“The Touch” is the second single from the 1984 Kim Wilde album Teases & Dares, released at the end of the year it did not match the success of her previous single. In the U.K. “The Touch” reached #50 in Germany #29 and Netherlands #34.

It was released as both a 7″ and a 12″ single. The 7″ had a remix of the album version on side A, and a track written by Wilde herself on side B entitled “Shangri-La,” also from the Teases and Dares album. Both tracks were extended for the 12″ release. It also featured in the soundtrack of the American movie Secret Admirer.

The music video for “The Touch” features Wilde playing Cinderella.

SIDE A:
The Touch (Extended Version) 6:35

SIDE B:
Shangri-La (Extended Version) 4:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
abel: MCA Records – KIMT 2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Nigel Mills
Producer – Marty Wilde, Ricki Wilde*
Sleeve – XL Design

NOTES:
Recorded at Select Sound Studios for Big M Productions.
Taken From the Album “Teases & Dares”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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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Password: burningtheground

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Billy Idol – Flesh For Fantasy (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Flesh For Fantasy” is a song by English rock musician Billy Idol, from his second album Rebel Yell (1983). It was released in 1984, as the third single from the album.

In the U.K. “Flesh For Fantasy” reached #54. In the United States the single did much better peaking at #29 on October 6, 1984 after spending twelve weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

SIDE A:
Flesh For Fantasy (Below The Belt Mix) 7:05
Remix – Gary Langan

SIDE B:
Flesh For Fantasy 3:50
Blue Highway 5:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Flesh For Fantasy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #29
1984 Flesh For Fantasy U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #8
1984 Flesh For Fantasy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– IDOLX 4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
A&R [Direction], Management – Aucoin Management Inc.*
Producer – Keith Forsey
Written-By – Idol*, Stevens*

NOTES:
Comes with large fold out poster
From the LP “REBEL YELL”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.ne

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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (Benelux 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“West End Girls” is a single by British duo Pet Shop Boys.

This edition is the original releases of “West End Girls” as produced by Bobby Orlando. It was a minor club hit when first released on indie labels in April 1984. The original production’s success was eclipsed by the fully re-recorded, Stephen Hague-produced version, first released in late 1985 on Parlophone and other EMI-related labels.

The b-side “Pet Shop Boys” is a mainly instrumental, hip-hoppish number that features barking dogs, howling coyotes, and other zoological sounds as well as repetitive “vocoderized” vocals that are largely unintelligible aside from the words “Pet Shop Boys.” The composers are listed as “Orlando/Tennant/Lowe,” Orlando of course being Bobby O himself.

SIDE A:
West End Girls (Extended Mix) 7:52
Producer – B. Orlando*
Written-By – M. Tennant-L. Lowe*

SIDE B:
Pet Shop Boys 5:19
Producer – B. Orlando*, Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – B. Orlando*, Tennant-Lowe*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ChanneL Records ‎– CHAN. 12-19
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: Benelux
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Prod. for Nunzio Brocheno Prod. Ltd.
Publ.: CBS Inc.
Made in Belgium
Channel Records distributed by ARS Records for Belgium
Exclusively distributed by Turning Point for the Netherlands

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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