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The Jets – Curiosity (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Curiosity” was the first single released by the Jets from their critically and commercially successful debut album The Jets. This was a successful single on the R&B chart in the U.S., peaking at #8. In the U.K. the single reached #41.

In the U.K this 12″ was released containing two exclusive European only remixes of “Curiosity” remixed by Phil Harding and “Crush On You” which was a top five hit in the U.S. (#3) and U.K.(#5) remixed by Paul Dakeyne. “Burn The Candle” is a non album track.

SIDE A:
Curiosity (Extended Mix) 7:45
Mixed By – Phil Harding

SIDE B:
Crush On You (Crush Mix) 7:01
Remix – Dakeyne

Burn The Candle 3:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCAT 1119
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Aaron Zigman, David Rivkin, Don Powell, Jerry Knight

NOTES:
Also available the debut LP “THE JETS”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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Password: burningtheground

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Thompson Twins – Get That Love (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

BTG Week OF LOVE!

“Get That Love” is a song by British pop group Thompson Twins, released in 1987 as the lead single from their sixth studio album Close to the Bone. It was written by Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey, and produced by Rupert Hine and Bailey. The single peaked at #66 in the UK, and spent 4 weeks within the Top 100. The single fared better in America where it peaked at #31 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Get That Love (Extended Version) 6:27

SIDE B:
Get That Love (7″ Version) 3:57
Perfect Day 4:24

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Get That Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista– TWINS 1212
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Alannah*
Design, Artwork By – Andie Airfix, Satori (14)
Engineer – Stephen W. Taylor*
Photography By – Carrie Branovan
Producer – Rupert Hine
Producer [Associate], Executive Producer – Tom Bailey
Written-By – A. Currie*, T. Bailey*

NOTES:
From the Arista LP “CLOSE TO THE BONE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Then Jerico – The Motive (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“The Motive”, also titled as “The Motive (Living Without You)”, is a 1987 single by English band Then Jerico, from their debut album, First (The Sound of Music). The song was their first hit single, reaching the top 20 and peaking at No. 18 on the UK Singles Chart in July 1987.

SIDE A:
The Motive (Extended) 5:53
Engineer – Wobbly Tony Phillips*
Producer [Assistant], Recorded By [Assistant] – Shaw*
Producer, Recorded By – The Elusive Owen Davies*
Remix – Rt. Hon. Greg Walsh*

SIDE B:
The Word 3:52
Mixed By – Pete Von Wooliscroft*
Mixed By [Assistant] – Stainthorpe*, Shaw*
Recorded By – Owen Davies

The Motive (Midnight Mix) 5:56
Producer [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant], Engineer [Assistant] – Shaw*
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Owen Davies

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: London Records – LONX 145
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – The Leisure Process
Keyboards – The Leisure Process
Performer – Stainthorpe*, Shaw*, Taylor*, Wren*
Photography By – Laurence (Of Arabia) Lawry*
Sleeve [Design], Lyrics By, Other [Styling] – Shaw*
Tape Op – Ashley Alexander, John (Teddy) Brough*, Joolz, Mark O’Donahuge*, Noel Harris (2)
Written-By, Arranged By, Performer – Then Jerico

NOTES:
(Summer 1987)

“The Word” Recorded (Live in London Summer 1986)

“The Motive” from the album ‘First’ (The Sound Of Music).

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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George Michael – Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix) (Canada 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Hard Day” is a song by English singer George Michael from his debut studio album, Faith (1987). It was released on 30 October 1987 as the album’s third single. The song was written and originally produced by Michael, and was released solely in the United States and Australia. No music video was made for the song.

“Hard Day” reached the top five on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart and the top 40 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

This Canada 12″ promo includes the 6:30 Shep Pettibone remix on both sides. As a bonus I have included the “Special Remix” and “Radio Edit” which I transfered from the U.S. 12″ promo (Columbia ‎– 44 07466). The “Radio Edit” has never appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix) 6:30
Remix – Shep Pettibone

SIDE B:
Hard Day (Special Remix) 9:03
Edited By – The Latin Rascals, Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Steve Peck
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

Hard Day (Radio Edit) 4:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Hard Day U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5
1987 Hard Day U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 12CDN 397
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: Canada
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Arranged By – George Michael

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “FAITH”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Various – Selections From Yulesville and Winter Warnerland (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND HOLIDAY EXCLUSIVE

I couldn’t really figure out what to post for Christmas this year so I decided to put together a selection of tracks taken from two seperate Warner Brothers Christmas compilations. “Yulesville” (1987) and “Winter Warnerland” (1988). Most of the tracks were exclusive to these records at the time of their release. The selections that I chose are some of my favorites from these two records. I hope that they will become favorites for you too. Merry Christmas!

“We Three Kings” is a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857. Produced by the prodigious Flood, who has worked with artists such as Erasure and Depeche Mode, Book Of Love’s holiday offering is positively regal, and should whet the appetites of kings, queens and everything in between..

“Silent Night” performed by British synth-pop band Erasure who at the time had just released their LP “The Circus” added not only a Christmas message but their own Erasurized version of this holiday classic.

“Blue Christmas” is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson and most famously performed by Elvis Presley. Former LEMMON KITTEN, Danielle Dax who at the time had just relesed her album “Dark Adapted Eye” which featured the UK smashes “Cathouse” and “Big Hollow Man”. recorded her version of “Blue Christmas” which is so good, it ought to keep Elvis from coming back for more…(oops, did I say that?)

“I Believe in Father Christmas” is a song by English musician Greg Lake with lyrics by Peter Sinfield. Canadian band Honeymoon Suite recorded the song exclusively for the “Winter Warnerland” compilation and it’s a beauty.

Both tracks taken from the original vinyl release.

YULESVILLE:
Book Of LoveWe Three Kings 3:17
Producer – Flood

ErasureSilent Night/Erasure Christmas 0:54
Producer – Erasure

WINTER WARNERLAND:
Danielle DaxBlue Christmas 1:35
Producer – Danielle Dax
Recorded by Danielle Dax and David Knight
Recorded at Fortress Dax Studio

Honeymoon SuiteI Believe In Father Christmas 3:06
Producer – Honeymoon Suite
Engineer – Michael Sarracini

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– PRO-A-2896, Warner Bros. Records ‎– PRO-A-3328
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Compilation, Promo, Red/Green Transparent
Country: US
Released: 1987/1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Alternative

CREDITS:
Engineer – Lee Herschberg, Marc Craue
Executive Producer – Greg Lee, Kevin Laffey
Mastered By – Bobby Hata

NOTES:
Taken from promotional compilation LP’s “YULESVILLE” and “WINTER WARNELAND”.

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” is a 1966 song written and composed by Holland–Dozier–Holland. It first became a popular Billboard Hot 100 number one hit for the American Motown group The Supremes in late 1966.

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was covered in an updated version by British singer Kim Wilde in 1986. Wilde’s version was a total re-working of the original, completely transforming the Supremes’ Motown Sound into a hi-NRG song. She and her brother, producer Ricky Wilde, had not heard “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” for several years when they decided to record it. The song was not a track they knew well, so they treated it as a new song, even slightly changing the original lyrics.

It was released as the second single from Wilde’s Another Step studio album (although “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was the LP’s first worldwide single, as the first single had been released only in selected countries). The song became the biggest hit of Wilde’s career, reaching number 2 in her home country, and number 1 in Australia. It also became Wilde’s second and last Top 40 hit in the US following “Kids in America” and is also, to date, her most successful song in that country, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in June 1987. It later ranked as the 34th biggest hit of 1987 on Billboard’s Hot 100 year-end chart that year. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for UK sales exceeding 250,000 copies.

SIDE A:
You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Extended Mix) 9:01
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
Loving You 4:52
Written-By – Kim Wilde, Ricki Wilde*

You Keep Me Hangin’ On (7″ Edit) 4:11

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #30
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23717
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By, DesignSimon Marsh (2)
Producer – Ricki Wilde*
Written-By – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.* (tracks: A, B2)

NOTES:
Original version available on the MCA album “Another Step”.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Kim Wilde | 20 Comments »