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The B-52’s – Roam (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Roam” is the fourth single from The B-52’s’ 1989 hit album Cosmic Thing, following “(Shake That) Cosmic Thing,” “Channel Z,” and “Love Shack.” “Roam” was a number-three hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March 1990, spending a total of 19 weeks on the chart, and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The vocals are sung by Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson. In February 1991 The B-52s were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group for “Roam”.

SIDE A:
Roam (Extended Remix) 5:26
Remix – Andres Levin, Nile Rodgers, Tom Durack

Roam (Instrumental) 5:23
Remix – Andres Levin, Nile Rodgers, Tom Durack

SIDE B:
Roam (12″ Remix) 8:17
Remix – Ben Grosse
Technician [Assisted By] – Matt King (2)

Bushfire (LP Version) 4:55

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989-90 Roam U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1989-90 Roam U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #6
1989-90 Roam U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Reprise Records ‎– 0-21441, Reprise Records ‎– 9 21441-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Lyrics By – Robert Waldrop (tracks: A1 to B1)
Producer – Don Was (tracks: B2), Nile Rodgers (tracks: A1 to B1)

NOTES:
From the LP “COSMIC THING”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
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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 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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The B-52’s – Channel Z (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Channel Z” is a single by The B-52’s from their 1989 album Cosmic Thing. The song was the first single from Cosmic Thing, but did not achieve as much success as the follow-ups “Love Shack” and “Roam.” The single was reissued with a new 12″ Mix after these two singles and before “Deadbeat Club.”

The song was about a fictional radio station whose motto was “Channel Z: All Static, All Day, Forever!”.

The song peaked at number 61 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, it topped the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song’s music video features The B-52’s playing on stage in front of an audience, along with clips of them running through a forest. It was shot outside of New York City, according to the credits of The B-52’s 1979–1989.

SIDE A:
Channel Z (Rock Mix) 6:20

SIDE B:
Channel Z (Remix / Edit) 4:10
Channel Z (Rock Dub) 5:34

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Channel Z U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– W 2831 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By, Producer [Additional] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer – Don Was

NOTES:
From the LP “COSMIC THING”

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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Was (Not Was) – Walk The Dinosaur (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

a-front

“Walk the Dinosaur” is a song by Was (Not Was), released in 1987, from their 1988 album, What Up, Dog?.

The song features a tight, funky sound, punctuated by horns and a cowbell, along with what sounds like cavepeople chanting in the background.

When released in the UK in 1987, the song reached no. 10 on the singles chart, becoming the group’s first UK top 10 hit. The music video featured four scantily clad ‘cavewomen’ dancing to the song while a Flintstones style TV played clips from Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur. Modern people danced to the song in the “Everybody kill the dinosaur” part. The video received heavy rotation on MTV. The song reached no. 7 on the US chart in 1989, two years after its UK success. The song became the band’s biggest hit single in their home country.

According to an interview with co-writer Randy Jacobs, it “was an infectious sing-along with a Flintstonesque video that probably got played on MTV way too much. But even that seemingly good-time anthem had a dark side. The song’s about nuclear Armageddon. It became a dance (anthem) because of the video. They connected it with the girls in the little Pebbles and Bam-Bam outfits. All the sudden it became, like, ‘do the mashed potato’ or ‘the twist.'”

“Walk the Dinosaur” was also featured in the soundtrack of 1989 film The Dream Team.

SIDE A:
Walk The Dinosaur (The New York Dangerous Version) 6:58
Mixed By [Final Mix], Producer [Additional] – Bruce Forest

Walk The Dinosaur (Bruce’s Prehistoric Dub) 6:43
Mixed By [Final Mix], Producer [Additional] – Bruce Forest

SIDE B:
Walk The Dinosaur (The Debunking Of Uri Geller Mix) 5:06
Mixed By – Don Was, Jamie Muhoberac

Walk The Dinosaur (7″ Version) 3:38

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Walk The Dinosaur U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1989 Walk The Dinosaur U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/ Maxi-Singles Sales #36
1989 Walk The Dinosaur U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #11
1989 Walk The Dinosaur U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks #30

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– 4V9 43332
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Electro, Synth-pop, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Management –Kushnick Passick Management
Producer – The Was Bros*
Written-By – David Was, Don Was, Randy Jacobs

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “What Up, Dog?”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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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Figures On A Beach – Breathless (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

RMHype

Originally posted September 13, 2011

“Breathless” is a single by American new wave band Figures On A Beach.

Produced by Don Was of Was Not Was and remixed by Ivan Ivan, “Breathless” was released in 1984 on Metro America Records. The single debuted on the US Billboard Dance Chart on August 18, 1984, peaking at #31 after spending seven weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
Breathless (Remix) 5:45

SIDE B:
Breathless+ 4:28
B2 Breathless Beats 2:08

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Breathless U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Metro-America ‎– MA1004
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Sleeve Design] – Al Brandtner
Backing Vocals [Background] – Carol Hall, Kathy Kosins
Co-producer – Jack Tann, John Lewis
Drums – M. Smith*
Engineer – Steve “Dr. Ching” King*
Executive Producer – Scott Forman
Guitar – Ricci Ara
Mastered By – Herbie Jr*
Mixed By – Ivan Ivan
Producer – Don Was
Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards [Keyboard Percussion] – Ewen*
Voice, Bass, Strings – Anthony Kaczynski
Written-By – Figures On A Beach

NOTES:
Produced in Detroit at Sound Suite.
Mixed in New York.
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne, New York.
Management by Ceremony Inc.

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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Floy Joy – Weak In The Presence Of Beauty (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Weak in the Presence of Beauty” is a song written and originally recorded by British soul and jazz-influenced pop group Floy Joy.

“Weak in the Presence of Beauty” was the lead single from the the bands debut album Into The Hot. It peaked at #85 in the UK, lasting in the Top 100 for a total of three weeks. It was the group’s highest charting single. The song also saw minor success in Canada, where it peaked at #68 on the Singles Chart and #14 on the Adult Contemporary Chart.

Like the band’s debut album, the song (and the album) was produced by Don Was in Detroit.

In the official American Billboard Magazine of 18 January 1986, “Weak in the Presence of Beauty” was mentioned under the “Dance Trax” section. The article stated: “Floy Joy, much praised but barely charted (like Working Week, another of our undiscovered faves), sound like they have the key to both the U.S. and U.K. charts with “Weak in the Presence of Beauty” (Virgin/U.K.), a Don Was production that’s sort of Shannon-meets-“Every Breath You Take”. Addictive.”

SIDE A:
Weak In The Presence Of Beauty (Extended Remix) 5:14
Mixed By – Chris Lord Alge*

SIDE B:
You And Me 3:08
Mixed By – Frank Filipetti

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASSE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 833-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Don ‘Don’ Was*
Written-By – Michael Ward (3), Rob Clarke*

NOTES:
Manufactured in the U.K.

A: Mixed at Unique Recording

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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Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Tell Me That I’m Dreaming” was the third single taken from the self titled debut album by American eclectic pop group Was (Not Was). “Tell Me That I’m Dreaming” debuted on the US Billboard Dance Chart on January 9, 1982 spending ten weekes on the survey peaking at #3. The single also reached #68 on the US Hot R&B Hip-Hop Singles Chart.

“Tell Me That I’m Dreaming” include an exerpt of the “State Of The Union Message on Economic Recovery, February 18, 1981” by former US President Ronald Reagan.

SIDE A:
Tell Me That I’m Dreaming (Traditional Remixed Version) 6:31

SIDE B:
Tell Me That I’m Dreaming (Souped-Up Version) 6:21

Out Come The Freaks (Dub Version) 6:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Tell Me That I’m Dreaming U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3
1982 Tell Me That I’m Dreaming U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #68

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– DISD 50011
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco, Funk, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Andrew Fuhrmann
Executive-Producer – Michael Zilkha
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Photography By [Back Cover Photo] – Dirk Bakker (2)
Producer – Jack Tann, Don Was, David Was*
Remix – Don Was, Ken Collier
Voice – Ronald Reagan
Written-By – D. Was / D. Was*

NOTES:
Produced for John Lewis Productions
Recorded at the Sound Suite, Detroit
From the Island Album “Was (Not Was)”

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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