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Icehouse – Hey Little Girl (Special Club Mix) (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Hey Little Girl” is a single released by Australian band Icehouse, the second single from the band’s 1982 album, Primitive Man. The album and single were co-produced by band member and the track’s writer, Iva Davies, and Keith Forsey (Billy Idol). It was released in October 1982, on Regular Records on 7″ and 12″ vinyl formats. UK and Europe releases by Chrysalis Records were also on 7″ and 12″ formats, but with different track listings. The single was then released in the US in 1983 on the same formats. On “Hey Little Girl”, Iva Davies uses the Linn drum machine — the first for an Australian recording. “Hey Little Girl” peaked at No. 7 on the Australian singles chart and No. 2 in Switzerland, No. 5 in Germany, Top 20 in UK, Sweden and Netherlands, and No. 31 on U.S. the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

I previously posted the U.S. 12″ promo which includes alternate remixes you can find it here.

SIDE A:
Hey Little Girl (Disco Edit Mix) 6:57
Producer – Keith Forsey

SIDE B:
Hey Little Girl 3:39
Producer – Keith Forsey

Can´t Help Myself (US Club Mix) 5:56
Producer – Cameron Allan
Remix – Daniel Coulombe

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Hey Little Girl U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #31
1983 Hey Little Girl U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #55

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– 600 733, Chrysalis ‎– 600 733-213
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single, Super Sound Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Iva Davies
Written-By – I. Davis*

NOTES:
Printed in Western Germany by Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH, Gütersloh.

“Hey Little Girl” is taken from the album “Primitive Man”
“Can´t Help Myself” is taken from the album “Icehouse”

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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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Cock Robin – The Promise You Made (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th May 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“The Promise You Made” is a song by Peter Kingsbery. Originally written for Kingsbery’s band Cock Robin, the song was recorded in 1984 for the group’s self-titled debut album. It was released as a single in 1986 and became a hit in Europe.

SIDE A:
The Promise You Made (Extended Version) 6:36

SIDE B:
The Promise You Made 3:56
Have You Any Sympathy? 4:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– CBSA 12.6764, CBS ‎– A 12.6764
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Steve Hillage
Written-By – Peter Kingsbery
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker

NOTES:
Taken From The CBS LP:“Cock Robin”
Made In Holland

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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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Nik Kershaw – The Riddle (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“The Riddle” is a song recorded by English synth-pop singer-songwriter Nik Kershaw. It was released in 1984 as the lead single from the album of the same name. It reached number three on the UK Singles Chart. In the US the single debuted on the Billboard Charts on April 13, 1985 however the single failed reach the Hot 100 peaking at #107.

SIDE A:
The Riddle (Extended Riddle) 5:10
Producer – Peter Collins

SIDE B:
Progress (Live) 3:04
Mixed By – Simon Boswell

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 The Riddle U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #107

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– 259 225-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Europe
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Photography, Art Direction – Iain McKell
Written-By – Nik Kershaw

NOTES:
Cover states A as a “Special Extended Mix”, whereas label says “Extended Riddle”.
B is recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon.
From the album: “THE RIDDLE”

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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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Will Powers – Kissing With Confidence (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

Wanna Kiss? Pucker Up!

“Kissing with Confidence” is a song by Will Powers (the stage name/persona of photographer-turned-singer Lynn Goldsmith) from her 1983 album Dancing for Mental Health. It was written by Goldsmith, Jacob Brackman, Nile Rodgers, Todd Rundgren, and Steve Winwood.
Mixed by Rundgren, it was released as a single in the UK, peaking at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.

Will Powers is portrayed by Goldsmith during the spoken word sections her voice processed through a vocoder. Sting and Tom Bailey were also collaborators on the project. Carly Simon was the uncredited lead singer.

SIDE A:
Kissing With Confidence 5:31

SIDE B:
Kissing With Confidence (Dub Version) 6:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Ariola ‎– 600 990
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Todd Rundgren
Producer – Lynn Goldsmith
Vocals [Uncredited] – Carly Simon
Written-By – J. Brackman*, L. Goldsmith*, N. Rodgers*, S. Winwood*, T. Rundgren*

NOTES:
From The Album: “Dancing For Mental Health”.

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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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Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix) (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th February 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“West End Girls” is a song by British pop duo Pet Shop Boys. Written by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, the song was released twice as a single. It is a synthpop song, influenced by hip hop music. The lyrics focus on class, and inner-city pressure, and were inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. It was generally well received by contemporary music critics and has been frequently cited as a highlight in the duo’s career.

The first version of the song was produced by Bobby Orlando and was released on Columbia Records’ Bobcat Records imprint in April 1984, becoming a club hit in the United States and some European countries. After the duo signed with EMI, the song was re-recorded with producer Stephen Hague for their first studio album, Please. In October 1985, the song was re-released, reaching number one in the United Kingdom and the United States in 1986. In 1987, the song won Best Single at the Brit Awards, and Best International Hit at the Ivor Novello Awards. In 2005, 20 years after its release, the song was awarded Song of The Decade between the years 1985 and 1994 by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters.

The B-side “A Man Could Get Arrested” was another track that was originally recorded with Bobby Orlando but not released until later. The 12″ version of this original cut was finished off by Neil and Chris after signing with EMI, and they went on to record a more complex and polished version for the 7″.

The song was inspired, according to Neil, by “an incident with a friend of ours where we ended up being chased by these lads through Russell Square and onto Kingsway. Bottles were thrown; there were bottles smashing in the street…But I made the song into a story about someone who is trying to get his girlfriend to have it off with him, basically, and he’s so frustrated that … he’s driven to distraction. It’s a song about sexual frustration.”

SIDE A:
West End Girls (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix) 8:09
Producer – Stephen Hague
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Shep Pettibone

SIDE B:
West End Dub 9:30
Producer – Stephen Hague
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Shep Pettibone

A Man Could Get Arrested (12″ Version) 4:18
Producer – Bobby OrlandoPet Shop Boys, The*
Remix – Frank Roszak

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 West End Girls U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1986 West End Girls U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #26
1986 West End Girls U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1
1986 West End Girls U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #36
1986 West End Girls U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 1C K 060 20 0998 6, EMI ‎– 1C K 060-20 0998 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Written-By – Tennant / Lowe

NOTES:
Later pressings (1986-7) include a boxed logo and message on the front sleeve stating “Number 1 in England – Original Top Hit as seen on ‘Formel Eins'” (a German pop TV show).
A, B1: Mixing and additional production for Mastermix Productions.
Printed In Germany

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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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Peter Gabriel – Red Rain (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th November 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Red Rain” is the first track on Peter Gabriel’s 1986 solo album So. In the USA, it reached #3 on Billboard magazine’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Stewart Copeland from The Police played the hi-hat for the rain-like background sound; the rest of the drumming was handled by Jerry Marotta.

The song is a combination of several inspirations. The lyrics directly reference a recurring dream Gabriel was having where he swam in his pool drinking cold red wine. Another version of the dream had bottles falling from a cliff, and the bottles were in the shape of people. When they were smashed on the ground, the people-shaped bottles had red liquid coming out, and then it began to rain the same red liquid.

Earlier in his solo career, Gabriel had an idea for a movie, Mozo. In it, villagers were punished for their sins with a blood red rain. “Red Rain” was to be the theme song. This idea was eventually scrapped, although there was a mention of Mozo in the song “On the Air” in Peter Gabriel (II). “Down The Dolce Vita”, “Here Comes The Flood”, “Exposure”, and “Big Blue Ball” are also reference the Mozo story, as well.

According to the sleeve notes from the remastered version of So, it is also a reference to acid rain. Based on one interpretation of some of the lyrics it is also thought to refer to nuclear fallout.

SIDE A:
Red Rain 5:35
Producer – Daniel LanoisPeter Gabriel
Written-By – Peter Gabriel

SIDE B:
Ga-Ga (I Go Swimming Instrumental) 4:28
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – Peter Gabriel

Walk Through The Fire 3:31
Producer – Nile RodgersPeter Gabriel
Written-By – Peter Gabriel

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Red Rain U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – 609 240
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Europe
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Classic Rock
Credits: Painting, Design – Peter Saville Associates
Photography By – Trevor Key

NOTES:
Printed in Western Germany

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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