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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Flash And The Pan – Midnight Man (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Midnight Man” is a 1985 single by Australian new wave group Flash And The Pan. The song was taken from the album Early Morning Wake Up Call. “Midnight Man” reached #66 on the Australian singles chart and #23 in Netherlands. In the United States “Midnight Man” reached #19 on the Billboard Dance chart on March 23, 1985 after spending nine weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
Midnight Man (Extended Remix Version) 7:00
Mixed By – Francois Kevorkian*, Ron St. Germain

SIDE B:
Midnight Man (Instrumental) 6:01
Mixed By – Francois Kevorkian*, Ron St. Germain

Fat Night 3:56

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Midnight Man U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – Epic ‎– EPCA 12-4847, Epic ‎– A 12-4847
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, New wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Vanda & Young
Written-By – H. Vanda – G. Young*

NOTES:
Tracks A & B1 mixed at Right Track, N.Y.
Made in Holland
The Album “Early Morning Wake Up Call” EPC 26215
Also available on chrome cassette

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:
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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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Make It Better (Forget About Me) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

R.I.P. Tom Petty
October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017

“Make It Better (Forget About Me)” is a song written by Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and David A. Stewart of the Eurythmics. It was released in June 1985 as the third single from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ 1985 album Southern Accents. Musically it is an uptempo number that pays tribute to the Memphis Soul style, with heavy emphasis on horns and funk-inspired rhythm guitar. The music video continues in the Alice in Wonderland motif of “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and riffs on the ‘model annoyed by flying insect with the face of the singer superimposed’ as in the then-recent “You Might Think” video by The Cars.

“Make It Better (Forget About Me)” peaked at #54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on July 6, 1985 spending eight weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
Make It Better (Forget About Me) (Dance Mix) 7:11
Engineer – E.T. Thorngren*
Remix – Shelly Yakus
Remix, Recorded By – Don Smith

SIDE B:
Make It Better (Forget About Me) (Instrumental Mix) 4:16
Engineer – E.T. Thorngren*
Remix, Recorded By – Don Smith

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Make It Better (Forget About Me) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #54
1985 Make It Better (Forget About Me) U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23559
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock
Style:Pop/Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – David Stewart*, Jimmy Iovine, Tom Petty

NOTES:
From the Album “Southern Accents”

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:
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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Alex Brown – (Come On) Shout (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

REQUEST

Shout, break out, don’t be insecure!

“(Come On) Shout” is dance single released by American soul, disco singer, songwriter and producer Alex Brown. She has a lot of session work as a backing vocalist with artists like Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross. She’s co-writer of Anita Baker’s 1988 song “Just Because”.

“(Come On) Shout” was taken from the Motion Picture Soundtrack for the 1985 film “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt.

SIDE A:
(Come On) Shout (Dance Mix) 6:24

SIDE B:
(Come On) Shout (Dub Version) 4:47

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 880 694-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – Gary Skardina, Marti Sharron
Remix – Paul Sabu

NOTES:
From the Mercury album Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN”

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:
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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Stevie Wonder – Go Home (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Go Home” is a 1985 hit single performed by Stevie Wonder. The song showcased the narrator’s plea to a young woman to go home, though the girl tries to get the narrator to stay with her. In the U.S., the song peaked at #2 on the R&B chart and #10 on the Hot 100 and, to date, is Wonder’s last song to reach the U.S. top ten on the Hot 100. “Go Home” also topped both the dance chart and the Adult Contemporary chart.

Stevie performed this song as early as the 7 May 1983 episode of Saturday Night Live and nearly two years later at the 1985 Grammy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, in the famous synthesizer jam with other contemporaries Howard Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Thomas Dolby. Like “Part-Time Lover”, the song was released with a special 12″ version.

A TECHNICAL NOTE:

I am always trying new things to get the best sound out of my equipment so I purchased a Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum Tube for my Bellari VP130 phono preamp. I have heard good things about pairing this tube with the Bellari phono preamp like a difference in the sound stage and transparency. I have been using the Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube, so it will be nice to see if there is any difference after the Sovtek is broken in. This is the first post using this new Sovtek tube.

SIDE A:
Go Home (Special Re-Mix) 9:22

SIDE B:
Go Home (Instrumental) 8:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Go Home U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1986 Go Home U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #2
1986 Go Home U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #1
1986 Go Home U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Motown ‎– ZT 40502
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: RnB/Swing, Soul

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Stevie Wonder

NOTES:
Info Sticker on cover: ”New!! 9 min 22sec – Special Re-Mix by Stevie Wonder”

Original version appears on the LP “IN SQUARE CIRCLE”

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:
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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Propaganda – p: Machinery (Polish) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“p:Machinery” is the third single by German new wave/synthpop band Propaganda, released in 1985. The song is taken from their debut album A Secret Wish. The song reached the top 10 in various countries across Europe, including France and Italy, but was most successful in Spain, where it peaked at number 1. In the US, the song reached the top 10 on the dance chart.

SIDE A:
p: Machinery (Polish) 9:22
Vocals – Claudia Brücken

SIDE B:
p: Machinery (Passive) 3:45
Vocals – Claudia Brücken

Frozen Faces 5:28
Vocals – Susanne Freytag

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 p: Machinery U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10
1985 p: Machinery U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #20

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Island Records ‎– 602 014-213, ZTT ‎– 602 014-213, Island Records ‎– 602 014, ZTT ‎– 602 014
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By [Mixed And Matched] – Lipson*, Horn*
Music By [Additional Music Written] – Brücken*, Freytag*
Music By [Words By] – Dorper*
Music By [Written By] – Mertens*
Painting – Anton Corbijn
Performer [With Contributions From] – The Big Bath Brass Boys*, David Sylvian, Derek Forbes, Moritz V. Oswald*
Photography By [Parque] – John Stoddart (2)
Photography By [Practical] – Tony Latham
Producer – S. J. Lipson*
Sleeve [Packaged] – The London Design Partnership

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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The Creatures – Solar Eclipse (Disco Mix) (Italy 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Great American Eclipse 2014

Today in North America we celebrate a rare astronomical event the Total Solar Eclipse. This is the First Total Solar Eclipse in USA Since 1979. This is the first total eclipse of the Sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26, 1979. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918.. As many Americans put on their eclipse glasses or make home-made viewing stations I thought it would be fun to post this for those who will make this cosmic celebration an event. If the eclipse bug has truly bitten you, then you won’t be able to wait until the next North American total solar eclipse in 2024.

 

“Solar Eclipse” is song by Italian band The Creatures not to ne confused with the British band of the same name. The Italo Disco band is one of the lost meteors of the 1980s. The Creatures consists of members Mario Flores and Maurizio Sangineto. “Solar Eclipse” was taken from the album “Illusion” released in 1985.

SIDE A:
Solar Eclipse 6:06

SIDE B:
Just In The Name Of Love 5:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Zig Zag Records– ZCZZ 7411
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Italy
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Italo-Disco, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Sandy Dian
Music By, Lyrics By – Sangy
Producer – L’Altro Mondo

NOTES:
Recorded and mixed at Sandy’s Recording Studio.
Produced by L’Altro Mondo for Full Time Records.

rear sleeve:
Special pressing for export only
Made in Italy.

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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