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The Art Of Noise Featuring Tom Jones – Kiss (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th May 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

princehype

“Kiss” is a song written by Prince and originally recorded by Prince and The Revolution in 1986.

In 1988, British synthpop group Art of Noise released a cover of the song, featuring British singer Tom Jones on vocals. The song became the band’s biggest hit to that point, reaching number eighteen on the US dance chart and number five on the UK Singles Chart, higher than the original in that country. The guitar and horns break in the middle of this cover musically references the themes to Dragnet and Peter Gunn (two songs the Art of Noise covered with much commercial success) as well as their own breakthrough hit, “Close (to the Edit)” and “Paranoimia”, their 1986 collaboration with Max Headroom. This cover was later included as part of an episode of the series Listed on MuchMoreMusic, which was on the Top 20 cover songs. It can also be heard during the main title sequence of the movie My Stepmother Is an Alien. Tom Jones later recorded a version of the song for his 2003 Reloaded: Greatest Hits album.

TOP SIDE:
Kiss (Art Of Noise Mix) 8:10
Vocals [Featuring] – Tom Jones

FLIP SIDE:
Kiss (Battery Mix) 8:17
Mixed By – Nigel Green
Vocals [Featuring] – Tom Jones

Kiss (7″ Version) 3:30
Vocals [Featuring] – Tom Jones

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Kiss U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31
1988 Kiss U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #14
1988 Kiss U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #18

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: China Records ‎– 871 039-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By, Producer – The Art Of Noise
Design – Ryan Art
Photography [B/w] – Anna Hodgson
Photography [Colour] – Paul Wakefiled
Written-By – Prince

NOTES:
Special Thanks to David Kershenbaum without whom…
Tom Jones appears courtesy of Jive Records
Kiss, featuring Tom Jones, taken from the forthcoming China/Polydor album “Best Of The Art Of Noise”, to be released in November.

Printed in U.S.A.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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

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Password: burningtheground

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Art Of Noise – Legs (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Legs” was the first single released from the album In Visible Silence by British synth-pop band Art Of Noise in October 1985. The single peaked at #69 in the UK. In the United States “Legs” peaked at #60 on the Billboard R&B chart and #27 dance.

SIDE A:
Legs (Inside Leg Mix) 6:04

SIDE B:
Legs 3:30
Hoops And Mallets 3:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Legs U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #60
1985 Legs U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: China Records ‎– WOK X 5, China Records ‎– WOKX 5
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Experimental

CREDITS:
Design – John Pasche
Producer – The Art Of Noise
Written-By – Dudley*, Langan*, Jeczalik*

NOTES:
From the LP “IN VISIBLE SILENCE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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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Art Of Noise – Beat Box (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th July 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Beat Box” is a song by the British group Art of Noise. Originally appearing as the second track on the 12″ EP Into Battle with the Art of Noise, it was released as the group’s first single in December 1983.

“Beat Box” is an instrumental, experimental piece that implements sounds and noises (such as car key ignitions, falling drain water, and calliope music — most notably on the chorus) to ride the rhythm of the beat (a sample of drums played by Alan White).

As a single, the song reached the lower regions of the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at no. 92. It was more popular with dance music and (particularly) hip hop audiences, and in February 1984 the song reached no. 1 on the American dance chart, where it remained for two weeks. “Beat Box” was a hit on the Black Singles chart, where it reached no. 10. The US 7″ single spent 5 weeks on the Billboard Bubbling Under chart, starting 7 April 1984 and spending two weeks at no. 101, the chart’s top position.

After the original “Beat Box” grew popular, The Art Of Noise decided to expand on the tune by adding on more instruments and sounds, giving the song a completely different outlook and practically drowning out the hip hop element that now only remained in the drum beat itself. Two remix cuts resulted from this session and were initially released on 12″ single in 1984 and referred to as “Diversion One” and “Diversion Two”.

SIDE A:
Beat Box (Diversion One) 8:32

SIDE B:
Beat Box (Diversion Two) 6:04

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Beat Box U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #101
1984 Beat Box U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #10
1984 Beat Box U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ZTT ‎– ZTIS 108
Series: Incidental Series – 9
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 26 Mar 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hip-Hop, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – XLZTT
Producer – Art Of Noise*
Written-By – Dudley*, Langan*, Jeczalik*, Morley*, Horn*

NOTES:
Made up in the capital – February 1984
Art of Noise belong to Zang Tuum Tumb Records at the ZTT Building, 8-10 Basing St. London W11
Diversions one and two become number nine in ZTT’s patient incidental series.
A version of Beatbox is available on ‘Into Battle’ ZTIS 100
“to the death for life”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

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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