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Spirit Of The Forest – Spirit Of The Forest (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd April 2015

BTG EARTH DAY EXCLUSIVE 1989

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted April 22, 2011

In celebration of Earth Day I thought it would be great to re-rip this gem from 1989 I really hope that you like it and that you get it’s message.

The first-ever collaboration of top musical artist to help rescue the Earth’s fast disappearing tropical rainforests. “Spirit of the Forest”, conceived, written, and produced by the English environmentalist band, Gentlemen Without Weapons, is a heart-wrenching anthem designed to draw international attention to this unparalleled global environmental crisis.

Over the course of several recording sessions in Los Angeles, New York, London, Rio, and the Brazilian rainforest itself (with native Caraja Indians), the final version of the song was completed. Among the artists heard on the record are David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Olivia Newton-John, Belinda Carlisle, Ringo Starr, Thomas Dolby, Mick Fleetwood, Brian Wilson, Kate Pierson of the B-52’s, Donna Summer, Taylor Dayne, Deborah Harry and Joni Mitchell. In addition, Brazilian artists Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, and Djavan have also joined in.

Although covering just 7% of the world’s land surface, the equatorial rainforest belt contains half of all known species of plants and animals, and acts as a global atmospheric regulator. As third world nations, like Brazil, continue to burn, harvest, and plough under the forests for short-term human corporate gain, the Earth faces increasing danger from global greenhouse warming and desertification. Additionally, deforestation drives indigenous peoples from their ancestral homes. Scientists around the world agree that destruction of the rainforest is a planetary catastrophe of the first magnitude. The aim of “Spirit of the Forest” is to alert people everywhere that this is an issue of utmost importance to all life on earth.

Every minute, an expanse of rainforest the size of twenty football fields is destroyed. That equals an area the size of the state of New Hampshire every day! The release of “Spirit of the Forest” is designed to raise both the voices and funds in this unprecendented challenge to all life on Earth.

The power of music is very strong – the message of this record is very direct:
LET IT BE HEARD.

SIDE A:
Spirit Of The Forest (12″ A) 5:16
Solo Vocals:

  • Chris Rea
  • Mr. Mister
  • XTC
  • Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  • Brian Wilson
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Ringo Starr
  • Fish
  • Belinda Carlisle
  • Deborah Harry
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Kate Bush
  • Little Steven
  • Jon Anderson
  • Sam Brown
  • The Escape Club
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Louise Goffin

SIDE B:
Spirit Of The Forest (12″ AA) 5;09
Solo Vocals:

  • Iggy Pop
  • Ramones
  • Donna Summer
  • Chris Rea
  • Thomas Dolby
  • Was (Not Was)
  • Kim Wilde
  • Taylor Dayne
  • Brother Beyond
  • Richie Havens
  • Louise Goffin
  • Jon Anderson
  • Rita Coolidge
  • Lacy J. Dalton

Theme To Spirit Of The Forest (12″ Mix) 5:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – 796551-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Vocal

CREDITS:
Producer – Gentlemen Without Weapons
Backing Vocals: Africa Bambaata, Amy Sky, Andy Fairweather-Lowe, B-52’s, The, Big Country, Bruce Foxton, David Clayton-Thomas, Dolette McDonald, Fleetwood Mac, Gentlemen Without Weapons, It Bites, Johnnie Warman, Jungle Brothers, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet, Marc Jordan, Michael De Barre, Plasmatics, Raging Hormones, Shikisha

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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 Removeal: 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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Fleetwood Mac – Fireflies (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

Side-1

“Fireflies” is a 1981 Fleetwood mac song written and sang by Stevie Nicks. The track was recorded during a tour sound check and added as one of three new songs for the 1980 Fleetwood Mac album “Live”. The single reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100 after spending five weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
Fireflies (Remix) (Edit) 3:32

SIDE B:
Fireflies (Remix) (Long Version) 4:05

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

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Fireflies U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #60

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– PRO-A-932
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1981
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Vocal
Credits: Producer – Fleetwood MacKen CaillatRichard Dashut
Remix – Ken CaillatRichard DashutStevie Nicks
Written-By – Stevie Nicks

NOTES:
From the album “LIVE”

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Side-2

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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Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere/You And I (Part 1) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Everywhere” is a single released by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac from their album Tango in the Night, written and with lead vocals by Christine McVie. It was released in the United Kingdom on February 24, 1988 and reached #4 there. In the United States, it was released earlier on November 28, 1987 and reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went to #1 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart, remaining there for three weeks. The song also reached the Top 50 in Australia at number forty-five.

**SPECIAL NOTE:
Originally this 12″ included the album track “When I See You Again” as the b-side. For this post I omitted that track and replaced it with the rare “You And I (Par 1)” taken from the b-side of the UK “Big Love” 7″.

SIDE A:
Everywhere (Extended Version) 5:46
Producer – John “Jellybean” Benitez

Everywhere (LP Version) 3:42

SIDE B:
Everywhere (Dub) 3:52
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez

You And I (Part 1) 3:09
Written-By – Christine McVieLindsey Buckingham

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Everywhere U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #14
1987 Everywhere U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #1
1987 Everywhere U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #22

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– W 8143T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Artwork By [Cover Illustration] – Lindsey Loch
Producer – Lindsey BuckinghamRichard Dashut
Written-By – Christine McVie (tracks: A1 to B1), Stevie Nicks (tracks: B2)

NOTES:
Special versions from the LP: “Tango In The Night”

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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

PW: burningtheground

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Fleetwood Mac – Family Man (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th May 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Family Man” is a song by Fleetwood Mac from their 1987 album “Tango In The Night”. It was written by Lindsey Buckingham and Richard Dashut. In the USA, the song was released as the fifth single from the albumTango In The Night. It charted in March 1988, and reached #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

In the UK, it was released as the fourth single following “Little Lies” and charted at #91 on 19 December 1987, going on to peak at #54 on 19 January 1988.

SIDE A:
Family Man (Extended Vocal Remix) 8:30
Family Man (I’m A Jazz Man Dub) 8:52

SIDE B:
Family Man (Extended Guitar Remix) 6:26
Family Party (Bonus Beats) 4:36
Down Endless Street 4:24

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Family Man U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #90
1987 Family Man U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #23

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records – 0-20842
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: House, Pop Rock
Credits: Engineer [Mix] – Bob Rosa (tracks: A1 to B2), Hugo Dwyer (tracks: A1 to B2), Louis Scalise (tracks: A1 to B2)
Mixed By – Arthur Baker (tracks: A1 to B2), Hugo Dwyer (tracks: A1 to B2)
Producer – Lindsey BuckinghamRichard Dashut
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Arthur Baker (tracks: A1 to B2)
Written-By – Lindsey BuckinghamRichard Dashut (tracks: A1 to B2)

NOTES:
Also available the album “Tango In The Night”

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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Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th May 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Little Lies” is a song by the English/American band Fleetwood Mac. It was the third single to be taken from their 1987 album Tango in the Night. As of 2011, it is their final top 10 hit in the U.S. The song was composed by the band’s keyboard player and vocalist, Christine McVie and her ex-husband Eddy Quintela. When released, the song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. (#1 for four weeks on the American adult contemporary chart) and #5 on the UK Singles Chart.

The single was also available on the 12-inch format, featuring an extended dance version, a dub version, and the single’s B-side, “Ricky”, a non-album track penned by Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham. A limited 12-inch picture disc was also released in the UK, and it was also the first Fleetwood Mac single to be issued on the cassette-single format.

SIDE A:
Little Lies (Extended Version) 6:14
Remix – Jellybean*

SIDE B:
Little Lies (Dub) 4:20
Remix – Jellybean*

Ricky 4:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Little Lies U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1987 Little Lies U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2
1987 Little Lies U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records – 0-20761
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Garage House
Credits: Engineer [Assistant] – Gary Wright
Engineer [Remix] – Lindsey Buckingham
Producer – Lindsey BuckinghamRichard Dashut

NOTES:
Remixed at The Hit Factory, NYC

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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Fleetwood Mac – Big Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th May 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Re-Rip Remastered

I originally posted this 12″ in March of 2010 on the old Blogger site. Since originally ripping the single I have purchased newer equipment and improved some of my ripping technique. I decided that since I am doing a Fleetwood Mac series that I would revisit this 12″ and update the rip. This 12″ is also being offered in 24bit lossless for the first time. Enjoy!

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“Big Love” is a song by Fleetwood Mac, that appeared on their 1987 album Tango in the Night. The song was the first single to be released from the album, reaching number five on the U.S. charts, and number nine in the UK. The single was also a hit on the American dance charts, where the song peaked at number seven.

A 12-inch version featured an extended dance mix, with added vocals by Stevie Nicks. While the 12-inch version included “You & I, Part II” from the Tango in the Night album, the 7-inch version included an non-album track, “You & I, Part I”. A limited edition 12-inch picture disc was released in the UK, as well as a double 7-inch pack, which contained the “Big Love” single, and an exclusive 7-inch featuring “The Chain” as an A-side.

“Big Love” was written by Lindsey Buckingham, and was originally going to be part of his third solo album which he began working on in 1985, but the project became a Fleetwood Mac album instead. The song epitomised the stylised production techniques used on the album, with its provocative “oh – ahh” male/female vocal exchange. Though many assumed the female “ahh” to be Stevie Nicks, it was actually Lindsey Buckingham performing both, created by way of his voice being sampled and altered in the studio to mimic that of a woman. The sample was aired several times on Late Night with David Letterman, where Letterman told viewers they were hearing the sounds of CPR.

Since Buckingham left Fleetwood Mac in 1987 (shortly after Tango in the Night was released), the band never performed “Big Love” live until his return in 1997. It was in 1993, on his first solo tour, that Buckingham performed a stripped down guitar-only version of the song. In 1997, he performed it in the same style on Fleetwood Mac’s live album and video The Dance, as well as also appearing on the second volume of Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown film soundtrack. Buckingham continues to perform the song on Fleetwood Mac and solo tours.

Special note about this single: First pressings of this 12″ had the label missprinted to show that it portrayed having “You and I (Part 1)I”, as the B-side. This is incorrect, the single actually contains the album track “You and I (Part 2)”. Later editions had this corrected on the label. This problem also exists of the Canadian edition of the single. *As a bonus track I have included “Big Love (Remix Edit)” taken from the US 12″ promo Warner Bros. PRO-A-2723.

SIDE A:
Big Love (Extended Remix) 6:42
Edited By [Edits] – Gail King*
Engineer [Remix] – Bob Rosa
Keyboards [Keyboard Overdubs] – David ColeGary Rottger
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Arthur Baker

Big Love (House On The Hill Dub) 3:03
Edited By [Edits] – Gail King*
Engineer [Remix] – Bob Rosa
Keyboards [Keyboard Overdubs] – David ColeGary Rottger
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Arthur Baker

SIDE B:
Big Love (Piano Dub) 6:36
Edited By [Edits] – Gail King*
Engineer [Remix] – Bob Rosa
Keyboards [Keyboard Overdubs] – David Cole , Gary Rottger
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Arthur Baker

You And I (Part 2) 2:40
Written-By – Christine McVie

Big Love (Remix/Edit) *(Bonus Track) 3:39
Edited By [Edits] – Gail King*
Engineer [Remix] – Bob Rosa
Keyboards [Keyboard Overdubs] – David ColeGary Rottger
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Arthur Baker

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Big Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1987 Big Love U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #2
1987 Big Love U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #23
1987 Big Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #2

 

RELEASE NFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: 0-20683
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: House, Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Lindsey BuckinghamRichard Dashut
Written-By – Lindsey Buckingham

NOTES:
Special versions from the Lp “Tango In The Night”

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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