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Kim Fields – He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Originally posted April 19th, 2011

“He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” is a 1984 single by American actress and television director Kim Fields. She is known for her roles as Tootie Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life, and as Regine Hunter on the Fox sitcom Living Single.

During the run of Facts of Life, 14 year old Fields released a one off single on the Critique Records label: the disco/Hi-NRG “He Loves Me He Loves Me Not” which became a minor club hit peaking at #30 on the US Billboard Dance Chart.

The b-side “Dear Michael” is a tribute to pop icon Michael Jackson which also peaked at #55 on the U.S. R&B chart.

SIDE A:
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (Club Mix) 7:13
Written-By – Elliot Willensky

SIDE B:
He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not (Instrumental Version) 5:57
Written-By – Elliot Willensky

Dear Michael 3:23
Written-By – Elliot Willensky, Hal Davis

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #30
1984 Dear Michael U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #55

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Critique ‎– CRI 1208
Format: Vinyl, 12″ 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi-NRG

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Cover Concept] – The Garrett Company*
Mixed By – Bill Bottrell
Photography – Susan Rothschild
Producer – Elliot Willensky, Hal Davis

NOTES:
Produced for Music Center Productions.

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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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Madonna – Like A Prayer (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th August 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADONNA!

“Like a Prayer” is a song recorded by American singer Madonna for her 1989 studio album of the same name. Sire Records released it as the lead single from the album on March 3, 1989. Written and produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard, “Like a Prayer” denoted a more artistic and personal approach to songwriting for Madonna, who felt she needed to cater more to her adult audience.

“Like a Prayer” is a pop rock song with elements of gospel music. A choir provides background vocals that heighten the song’s spiritual nature, and a rock guitar keeps the music dark and mysterious. Madonna introduced liturgical words in the lyrics—inspired by her Catholic upbringing—but changed the context in which they were used. They have dual meanings of sexual innuendo and religion. “Like a Prayer” was acclaimed by critics, and was a commercial success. It was Madonna’s seventh number-one single on the United States’ Billboard Hot 100, and topped the singles charts in Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom and other countries.

The music video, directed by Mary Lambert, portrays Madonna as a witness to a murder hiding in a church for safety. The clip depicts Catholic symbols such as stigmata and burning crosses, and a dream about making love to a saint. After its release, the Vatican condemned the video, while family and religious groups protested its broadcast. They boycotted products by soft drink manufacturer Pepsi, which used the song for a commercial. Madonna’s contract with Pepsi was then canceled, although she was allowed to retain her initial fee.

The song has been featured on four of Madonna’s concert tours, most recently the MDNA Tour in 2012. “Like a Prayer” has been covered by many artists. The song is noted for the mayhem surrounding the music video, and the different interpretations of its content, leading to discussions among music and film scholars. Alongside its respective album, “Like a Prayer” has been considered a turning point in Madonna’s career, as she began to be viewed as an efficient businesswoman—someone who knew how to sell a concept.

This ultra rare US 12″ promo contains three dub mixes that are exclusive tis release. The single is housed in a unique picture sleeve. The “Dub Beats” remix contains uncredited samples from Prince’s “Black Album”.

EAST SIDE:
Like A Prayer (12″ Dance Mix) 7:50
Remix – Shep Pettibone

Like A Prayer (Instra Dub) 6:11
Remix – Shep Pettibone

Like A Prayer (Bass Dub) 5:48
Remix – Shep Pettibone

WEST SIDE:
Like A Prayer (12″ Club Version) 6:35
Remix – Bill Bottrell

Like A Prayer (Dub Beats) 4:40
Remix – Bill Bottrell

Like A Prayer (7″ Remix/Edit) 5:41
Remix – Bill Bottrell

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Like A Prayer U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1989 Like A Prayer U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #3
1989 Like A Prayer U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1
1989 Like A Prayer U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #20
1989 Like A Prayer U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Year End #25
1989 Like A Prayer U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Year End #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– PRO-A-3472
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Co-producer – Patrick Leonard
Edited By – Junior Vasquez (tracks: A1 to A3
Engineer – Robert Salcedo* (tracks: B1 to B3), Michael R. Hutchinson* (tracks: A1 to A3)
Programmed By – Fred McFarlane (tracks: A1 to A3)
Written-By – MadonnaPatrick Leonard

NOTES:
Promotion Only
Original version appears on the Sire LP:
“LIKE A PRAYER”

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East Side

West Side

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

PW: burningtheground

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Jacksons – Body (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 26th October 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

DISCO FRIDAY!  Has been hijacked this week by the Jacksons. But don’t worry it’ll be back next week.

“Body”, the third single released from The Jackson’s 1984 album Victory, became a moderate hit peaking at #47 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song features lead vocals by Marlon Jackson. A music video was filmed for the song however Michael Jackson does not appear in it.

SIDE A:
Body (Extended Version) 5:45

SIDE B:
Body (Instrumental) 6:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Body U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #47
1984 Body U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks #73
1984 Body U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #39

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – TA 4883
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Funk
Credits: Mixed By – Bill Bottrell
Producer – Marlon Jackson

NOTES:
Taken from the Epic LP “Victory” (EPC 86303)

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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Jacksons – Torture (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th October 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Torture” is the second single released off the album Victory by the band, The Jacksons. Written by Jackie Jackson and fellow Motown veteran Kathy Wakefield, the song is about someone ending a relationship, and the torture that a person can receive whilst trying to end it. Jackie was originally going to sing the song with his brother, Michael, but Jackie’s role instead went to Jermaine Jackson, whose availability for the album was in question until the last minute. The rest of the Jacksons sang the chorus along with Michael and Jermaine.

The song received a mixed reaction from critics. The music video was most well known for Michael not being available, in which case a dummy had to be put in his place throughout the video. Paula Abdul choreographed the video, in which various scenes of torture are displayed, with the Jacksons being on the receiving end of most of the torture. The song peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the second best selling single on the album, behind “State of Shock”. It also peaked at number 26 on the UK charts.

Reception for the song was mixed.The Philadelphia Inquirer said that the song was “a hard-rock dance tune with blaring synthesizers and buzzing guitars.” The reviewer however, didn’t like the song, summing up their distaste in one word, “Yawn.” The Sacramento Bee complimented Jackie Jackson for being the only person “besides Michael,” to “rise above the generic,” citing “Torture” as one of the two songs by Jackie that were more than exceptional on the album.

William Ruhlmann of Allmusic considered the song a “Track pick”, and mentioned that the song’s popularity probably had to do more with the fact that Michael Jackson was involved. “So, here one has the ludicrous situation of an album in which Marlon Jackson has as prominent a role as Michael Jackson. That’s how it sounded to listeners in 1984, anyway, and they weren’t fooled — “State of Shock”, on which Michael shared vocals with Mick Jagger, was a gold Top Ten hit, and “Torture”, which teamed Michael with Jermaine, made the Top 40, while the album went platinum. But the tracks by other group members went virtually ignored,” Ruhlmann said.

SIDE A:
Torture (12″ Dance Mix) 6:15

SIDE B:
Torture (Instrumental) 5:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Torture U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #17
1984 Torture U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks #12
1984 Torture U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #9

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic– 49 05075
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Funk
Credits: Mixed By – Bill Bottrell
Producer – Jackie Jackson

NOTES:
Also Available: the Epic lp “VICTORY” (QE 389946)

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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