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Erasure – Oh L’Amour (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Oh L’amour” is a song by English synthpop duo Erasure, released in April 1986 as their third single.

It was issued by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. to herald the June release of Erasure’s debut album Wonderland, but became the third consecutive commercial failure for the band in both territories. Despite its low chart placing, “Oh L’amour” has proven to be one of Erasure’s signature songs, due to its popularity in dance clubs. It remains a favourite among fans, particularly when performed live.

The single reached #86 on the UK singles chart and #3 US dance chart.

First pressings came with a Thomas the Tank Engine logo on the back cover, which was withdrawn due to legal issues.

In Germany the 12″ was released including an ultra rare German version which featured vocals by Susanne Störrle.

SIDE A:
Oh L’Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ooh La La’ Mix) 7:13
Remix – Funky Sisters*
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

SIDE B:
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Remix) 4:43
Producer – Erasure
Remix – Paul Kendall
Written-By – Benny Anderson*, Bjorn Ulvaeus*

Oh L’Amour (German Version) 3:33
Lyrics By [German Lyrics] – Daisy Dörmann
Producer – Flood
Vocals – Susanne Störrle
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Oh L’Amour U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– INT 126.848, Mute ‎– L 12 Mute 45
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM, Repress
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
From the album “WONDERLAND”

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

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Curiosity Killed The Cat – Down To Earth (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“Down To earth” is the second single released by British band Curiosity Killed The Cat. Released in early 1987 “Down To Earth” became the bands first top 3 hit in the UK. The band’s first album, Keep Your Distance, entered the UK Albums Chart at number one in April 1987, and stayed in the Top Ten for 13 weeks.

In the U.S. “Down To earth” did not chart.

SIDE A:
Down To Earth (Extended Version) 6:00

SIDE B:
Shallow Memory 4:30
Down To Earth (Instrumental) 3:51

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 888 167-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Glen Skinner*
Producer – Stewart Levine

NOTES:
“Promotional copy not for sale” on label.
Original version appears on the LP “Keep Your Distance”

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

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Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)” is the debut single released by sister duo Mel and Kim in 1986.

The single’s B-side, “System”, was originally intended to be the duo’s debut release, but after getting to know the sisters, Pete Waterman felt that the song was too soft for their personalities, and halted the single’s pressing. Mike Stock then wrote “Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)” for the duo, influenced by the Chicago garage house sound.

The single peaked at #3 in the UK in November 1986, and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for sales exceeding 250,000 copies. “Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)” reached #1 in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Belgium.

In the United States the single reached #78 on the Billboard singles chart while hitting the #1 position on the Billboard Dance chart. In addition “Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)” peaked at #23 om the U.S. R&B chart.

SIDE A:
Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (Vocal / Edit) 4:52
Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (Vocal) 7:16

SIDE B:
System (Vocal / Garage Mix) 9:01

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #78
1986 Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1986 Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop #23

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86755
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Garage House

CREDITS:
Drums – A. Linn
Engineer – Karen Hewitt, Mike Duffy
Guitar – Matt Aitken
Keyboards – Matt Aitken, Mike Stock
Management – Alan Whitehead
Mixed By [Master Mixer] – Phil Harding
Photography By – Chris Edwick
Producer – Stock Aitken Waterman*
Written By – Senzavoce (tracks: B)
Written-By – Stock / Aitken / Waterman* (tracks: A1 to A2)

NOTES:
Recorded at P.W.L. Studios 1 & 2

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

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Julian Lennon – Time Will Teach Us All (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

The Title Says It All

“Time Will Teach Us All” is a 1986 single by English musician Julian Lennon. The single was taken from the concept album based on Dave Clark’s 1986 musical Time. The single also features backing vocals and harmonica by Stevie Wonder. Despite the success of the album (U.K. #21) “Time Will Teach Us All” failed to chart.

SIDE A:
Time Will Teach Us All (Special Extended Mix) 7:15
Backing Vocals – Stevie Wonder

SIDE B:
Time Will Teach Us All 4:37
Time Will Teach Us All (Special Instrumental Version) 3:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI – 12 EMI 5556
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Dave Clark

NOTES:
From the Musical “Time”

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

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Big Country – Look Away (12″ Mix) (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Look Away” is a song by Scottish rock band Big Country. It was released in April 1986 as the lead single from their third studio album, The Seer. It gave the group their fourth UK top 10 hit, and proved to be their highest charting single in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 7.

“Look Away” was an even bigger success in Ireland, topping the Irish Singles Chart for one week, and becoming the band’s only number one single on either side of the Irish Sea.

“Restless Natives” is the theme song for the 1985 comedy film directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Vincent Friell, Joe Mullaney, and Ned Beatty.

SIDE A:
Look Away (12″ Mix) 6:32
Producer – Robin Millar

SIDE B:
Restless Natives 4:03
Co-producer – Geoff Emerick, Rick Stevenson, Stuart Adamson

Look Away (7″ Mix) 4:24
Producer – Robin Millar

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl:Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 884 698-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, EP, Single
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: New wave, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Management – Grant/Edwards Enterprises*
Written-By – S. Adamson*

NOTES:
From the LP “THE STEER”

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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Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th July 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” is a song by Canadian rock band Glass Tiger. It was released in January 1986 as the lead from their debut album, The Thin Red Line. The song reached number-one in Canada and number 2 in the United States. The song features backing vocals by rock singer Bryan Adams.

In 1985, Glass Tiger chose Jim Vallance to produce the band’s debut album. At the time, Vallance was primarily known as a songwriter, having written most frequently (and successfully) with Bryan Adams. He also had some previous production experience, having produced one album apiece by Adams, Doug and the Slugs and CANO in the early 1980s. The band’s lead vocalist Alan Frew recalled: “It worked out great because we were all at the same stage of development. He didn’t change the sound of the band at all. He let us experiment but wasn’t afraid to get heavy-handed when he had to.” Vallance composed “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” with the band, while Adams provided backing vocals. Frew – “On the very first day that we met Jim Vallance, he picked us up at the airport and to break the ice asked us what we were listening to. One was Tears For Fears. We went to his house and drank tea and listened to some tunes. ‘Everybody Wants to Rule the World’ came on and we really liked the shuffle beat. So we went into the studio and based on this shuffle beat, we wrote ‘Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)’. First day, first song.”

“Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” topped the Canadian Singles Chart in March 1986, and spent two weeks at number 1. The single was certified platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association in July. The song entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in July, peaked at number 2 in October – kept from number 1 by Janet Jackson’s “When I Think of You” – and spent 24 weeks on the chart. It reached number 1 on the Singles Sales chart and number 6 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. The song also peaked at number 17 on the Mainstream Rock chart, number 30 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and number 34 on the Billboard Year-End singles chart of 1986. The single reached the top 15 in Australia, number 27 in New Zealand, number 29 in the United Kingdom, and number 40 in the Netherlands.

Frew credited the song’s chart performance to “solid record company involvement” and the band’s international appeal. “We aren’t rewriting musical history by any means,” he added. “But our melody lines are strong and mature enough to appeal to the English-speaking world.” The song won the 1986 Juno Award for Single of the Year, and was named top Canadian single in the Rock Express magazine readers’ poll awards in 1987. In 1996, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada honored the song for airing more than 100,000 times on Canadian radio.

The “Death Mix” did not appear on CD the re-issue of the bands debut album.

SIDE A:
Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (Extended Version) 6:30

SIDE B:
Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (Death Mix) 5:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1986 Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #17
1986 Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #30

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records – 1C K 060 20 1330 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Jim Vallance
Producer [Additional] – George Black, Victor Flores
Remix – Victor Flores
Written-By – Glass Tiger, Jim Vallance

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “THE THIN RED LINE”

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

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