Posted by DjPaulT on 11th September 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986
I don’t usually post on Sunday’s but today is a special day and I thought this 12″ quite fitting.
We will never forget September 11, 2001.
“What’s Going On” is a song originally recorded by Marvin Gaye for his groundbreaking 1971 Motown album What’s Going On.
Cyndi Lauper covered “What’s Going On” on her second album, True Colors, in 1986. In March 1987, it was released as the third single from the album.
On the album version, the song starts off with a series of gunshots in reference to Vietnam, while the single release is a remix with an alternate vocal used in the intro. It is the single version that most often appears on compilations. Lauper’s “What’s Going On” was a modest hit around the world, even reaching #17 on the U.S. dance chart, thanks to its club remixes by Shep Pettibone.
The video for the song was also popular and aired heavily on MTV. It was nominated for an award at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1987. An extended mix of the song is used in the music video.
One Track Mind 3:39
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1987||What’s Going On||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#12|
|1987||What’s Going On||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music Maxi Single Sales||#7|
|1987||What’s Going On||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#17|
|1987||What’s Going On||U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles||#15|
Label: Portrait – 4R9 06740
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Credits: Design – Stacy Drummond
Executive Producer – David Wolff
Photography – Annie Leibovitz
Producer – Cyndi Lauper, Lennie Petze
The song inspired, of course by Marvin Gaye and the children of the world.
Cover photo inspired by Man Ray.
Special Version From The Album “TRUE COLORS” (OR 40313)
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
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
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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