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Dynamic Hepnotics – Soul Kind Of Feeling (Australia 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Soul Kind of Feeling” was a single released in September 1984 by Australian soul music group Dynamic Hepnotics from their album Take You Higher. It was their highest charting hit, which appeared on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart in October 1984 and peaked at No. 5. In 1986, “Soul Kind of Feeling” won the APRA Music Award for ‘Most Performed Australasian Popular Work’.

“Soul Kind of Feeling” was written by lead singer, Robert Susz. The 12-inch single version, “Soul Kind of Feeling (12″ Hepno Mix)” was remixed and extended from the earlier 7-inch single. Both were issued on Mushroom Records’ White Label Records.

The song featured prominently in the background in Australian soap opera Neighbours until the early nineties. The song was also performed in an episode of Home and Away by Dan Baker (Tim Campbell), at the reception of his wedding to Leah Patterson (Ada Nicodemou).

SIDE A:
Soul Kind Of Feeling (12″ Hepno Mix) 5:12
Remix – John Bee, Mark Sydow
Trumpet – Ian Dixon

SIDE B:
The Last To Know 2:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: White Label Records ‎– X 13180
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country:Australia
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Soul, Mod

CREDITS:
Producer – Mark Sydow

NOTES:
From the LP: “TAKE YOU HIGHER”

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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Wa Wa Nee – Stimulation (Australia 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th April 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Stimulation” is the debut single by Australian synth-pop band Wa Wa Nee. Led by singer/songwriter Paul Gray and guitarist Steve Williams, bassist Mark Gray and drummer ‘The Sween’, the band signed with CBS Records in 1985. In the groups native Australia “Stimulation” peaked at #2. In the US “Stimulation” was released as the groups second single following their top 40 hit “Sugar Free”. “Stimulation” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on January 30, 1988 and peaked at #86 culminating their chart career in America.

SIDE A:
Stimulation (Extended Mix) 7:14
Producer –  Jim Taig
Remix – Chris Cameron

SIDE B:
Stimulation (Dub Version) 4:11
Mixed By – Chris Cameron
Producer –  Jim Taig

Headlines 3:37

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Stimulation U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #86

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– BA 12182
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer –  Paul Gray

NOTES:
From the LP: “WA WA NEE”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Australia 12″ Ltd. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th September 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on December 27, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“You Should Hear How She Talks About You” is a 1982 Top Ten single performed by Melissa Manchester from her album Hey Ricky.

First recorded by Charlie Dore for her 1981 Listen! album, “You Should Hear…” was written by Dean Pitchford and Tom Snow. Arif Mardin who produced Manchester’s recording described the track as “a real departure for Melissa because it has a new wave dance quality and she had been known for her ballads”, Manchester having reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 with the ballads “Midnight Blue” (#6) and “Don’t Cry Out Loud” (#10) and the previous Manchester/Mardin collaboration “Theme from Ice Castles” also being a ballad. Mardin continued: “But music is music. You can’t turn your back on new formats or styles.”

“You Should Hear…” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1982 to become Manchester’s highest charting record. It would also prove to be Manchester’s last Top 40 hit (her 1983 single “Nice Girls” would peak at #42). The track would earn Manchester the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the year 1982, besting nominated performances by Laura Branigan, Juice Newton, Olivia Newton-John, and Linda Ronstadt; Manchester had previously been nominated in that category for the 1979 release “Don’t Cry Out Loud”.

A #10 A/C hit, “You Should Hear…” also gave Manchester a hit in Canada (#5), New Zealand (#20), and Australia (#4). In Australia, it ranked as the #25 single of 1982.

SIDE A:
You Should Hear How She Talks About You (Extended Version)  5:02
Written-By – Dean Pitchford , Tom Snow

SIDE B:
Long Goodbyes (Non-LP Track)  3:02
Written-By – Melissa Manchester

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 10
1982 You Should Hear How She Talks About You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Nusic/Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista – X-12011
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition
Country: Australia
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Arif Mardin

NOTES:
Side A: Adapted from the Arista Album “Hey Ricky” L37759
Super Single 45 “Limited Edition”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Billy Idol – To Be A Lover (Rock N’ Roll Mix) (Australia Ltd. Edition 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th March 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“To Be a Lover” is a song by Billy Idol from his 1986 album Whiplash Smile. As the album’s lead single, it became Idol’s second top 10 hit in the US, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track was the second high profile cover Idol had released as a single, after 1981’s “Mony Mony.”

The single was backed by Whiplash Smile album track “All Summer Single” and featured two remixes of the A-side – “Mother of Mercy Mix” and “Rock’n’Roll Mix”.

Special note about this single: The “Rock N’ Roll Mix” is exclusive to this Australian release and as far as I know has not appeared on any other official Billy Idol release. The mix did appear on a So80s compilation but was transfered from vinyl.

 

SIDE A:
To Be A Lover (Rock N’ Roll Mix) 7:11
Remix – Tom Lord-Alge

SIDE B:
To Be A Lover (Mother Of Mercy Mix) 6:45
All Summer Single 4:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 To Be A Lover U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1986 To Be A Lover U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Festival Records ‎– X 14449
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: Australia & New Zealand
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Gary Langan
Photography By [Back Cover] – Albert Sanchez
Photography By [Front Cover] – David Kennedy (10)
Producer – Keith Forsey
Sleeve [Design] – Olinsky*, Gorman*
Written-By – B. Idol* (tracks: B2), Booker T. Jones (tracks: A, B1), William Bell (tracks: A, B1)

NOTES:
Original version appears on Chrysalis Album
“WHIPLASH SMILE”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (Australia 12″ Ltd. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st March 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Sleeve

Side A

 

“Cat People (Putting Out Fire)” is a song by David Bowie, the title song of the 1982 film Cat People. It was written by Bowie with producer Giorgio Moroder.

The director Paul Schrader engaged Bowie for a theme song in 1981, with Moroder having already recorded most of the music. Bowie was to put lyrics to the main theme. The words only had a basic relation to the film.

The song itself, in keeping with the dark tone of the film, has some slight goth rock influences, with Bowie singing in a deep baritone croon while being backed up by a female chorus, a combination that The Sisters of Mercy would commonly employ years later.

Because of Moroder’s contract, the single was issued by MCA. The full-length 6:41 version appeared on the soundtrack album, and the 12″ single, while a 4:08 edited version was made for the 7″ release. The single reached #26 in the UK, and #67 in the US – Bowie’s biggest hit there since “Golden Years”. It peaked at #1 in New Zealand, remaining there for three weeks, as well as in Sweden for four weeks. It was also #1 in Norway for seven consecutive weeks, and then returned to the top for a further week.

The single was released three separate times by MCA. First with “Cat People” as the A-side, then again two months later with “Paul’s Theme” as the A-side, and finally in November 1982 with “Cat People” back on the A-side. Hungarian-born composer Sylvester Levay contributed to the orchestration.

In 1983, Bowie re-recorded the song for his album Let’s Dance. This version was also released as the B-side to the title track’s single release, and performed on Bowie’s Serious Moonlight Tour. He had originally planned on using the original version of the song, but MCA Records refused to license it, as Moroder was under contract to them at the time, and they were not about to let a competing label–EMI America–to use a song by one of its artists on their project.

Special note about this single: Although the disc label gives a duration of 6:41 for side B, this 12″ contains an over 9 minute long extended version. According to some sources the Australian 12″ was mistakenly pressed with this longer version, and remains up to now unreleased in any other form.

 

SIDE A:
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (7″ Version) 4:08

SIDE B:
Cat People (Putting Out Fire) (Extended Version) 9:21

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (Company)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #67
1982 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #14
1982 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– DS 12087
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: Australia
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Written-By – D. Bowie*, Moroder*

NOTES:
Taken from the soundtrack “CAT PEOPLE”
Side B version is exclusive to this release.

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Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Men At Work – Down Under (Australia 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Side A

“Down Under” (also known as “The Land Down Under”) is a Platinum-certified single recorded by Australian New Wave band Men at Work. It was initially released in October 1981 as the second single from their debut album Business as Usual (1981). The song went to number one in their home country of Australia in December 1981, and then topped the New Zealand charts in February 1982.

Released in North America in mid-1982, the song topped the Canadian charts in October. After initially being ignored in the United States, the song belatedly hit the Billboard Hot 100 in November, finally hitting the top spot (for four weeks) in early 1983. It also enjoyed a lengthy run as the #1 Album Rock Track in the United States. Overall, it was also one of the the three biggest US hits of the year for 1983.

In the UK, the song also topped the charts in January and February 1983, and is – ironically – the only Men at Work song to ever make the UK Top 20. The song also went No. 1 in Ireland, Denmark and Switzerland, and was a top 10 hit in many other territories. It has become a popular and patriotic song in Australia.

Colin Hay told Songfacts: “The chorus is really about the selling of Australia in many ways, the over-development of the country. It was a song about the loss of spirit in that country. It’s really about the plundering of the country by greedy people. It is ultimately about celebrating the country, but not in a nationalistic way and not in a flag-waving sense. It’s really more than that.

In February 2010, Larrikin Music Publishing won a case against the group arising from the uncredited appropriation of “Kookaburra”, originally written in 1934 by Marion Sinclair and for which they owned the publishing rights, as the flute line in “Down Under”. The Australian music-themed TV quiz “Spicks and Specks” had suggested that “Down Under” contained Kookaburra. Larrikin, headed by Norman Lurie (now retired), then filed suit and had demanded between 40 and 60 percent of the previous six years of earnings from the song. In February 2010, the Australian judge ruled that “Down Under” did contain a flute riff based on “Kookaburra” but stipulated that neither was it necessarily the hook nor a substantial part of the hit song (Colin Hay wrote the song years before the flute riff was added by a later member of the band). In July 2010 a judge ruled that Larrikin should be paid 5 percent of past (since 2002) and future profits. After the death of band member Greg Ham on 19 April 2012, many stories reported his disappointment at the ruling and “suggesting that this particular case and the ruling completely destroyed his life”.

The mixes contained on this 12″ were only released to the Australian market to promote the Men At Work compilation “81-85”.

SIDE A:
Down Under (Extended Mix) 5:29
Engineer – Ian MacKenzie*
Mixed By – Greg Ham
Music By – Strykert*
Words By, Music By – Hay*

SIDE B:
Sail To You (Extended Mix) 5:50
Mixed By – François Kevorkian
Producer – Colin HayGreg Ham
Written-By – C. Hay*, G. Ham*, R. Strykert*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Down Under U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1982 Down Under U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #13
1982 Down Under U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #33
1982 Down Under U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– BA 12229
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed At – Platinum Studios, Melbourne (Track A)

NOTES:
Side A from the LP “Business As Usual”
Side B from the LP “Two Hearts”

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Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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