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Erasure – Oh L’Amour (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Oh L’amour” is a song by English synthpop duo Erasure, released in April 1986 as their third single.

It was issued by Mute Records in the UK and Sire Records in the U.S. to herald the June release of Erasure’s debut album Wonderland, but became the third consecutive commercial failure for the band in both territories. Despite its low chart placing, “Oh L’amour” has proven to be one of Erasure’s signature songs, due to its popularity in dance clubs. It remains a favourite among fans, particularly when performed live.

The single reached #86 on the UK singles chart and #3 US dance chart.

First pressings came with a Thomas the Tank Engine logo on the back cover, which was withdrawn due to legal issues.

In Germany the 12″ was released including an ultra rare German version which featured vocals by Susanne Störrle.

SIDE A:
Oh L’Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ‘Ooh La La’ Mix) 7:13
Remix – Funky Sisters*
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

SIDE B:
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Remix) 4:43
Producer – Erasure
Remix – Paul Kendall
Written-By – Benny Anderson*, Bjorn Ulvaeus*

Oh L’Amour (German Version) 3:33
Lyrics By [German Lyrics] – Daisy Dörmann
Producer – Flood
Vocals – Susanne Störrle
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Oh L’Amour U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– INT 126.848, Mute ‎– L 12 Mute 45
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM, Repress
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
From the album “WONDERLAND”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
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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Erasure – Victim Of Love (Limited Edition Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Victim of Love” is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure, released in May 1987 as their sixth single overall.

It was the third single to be lifted from the duo’s second album, The Circus, released six weeks earlier, and was remixed for single release.

The song was written by band members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell and incorporates the signature Erasure sound of uptempo rhythm, analog synthesizer and a prominent acoustic guitar. Bell’s lyrics pertain to one’s apprehension when entering into a new love relationship. The song’s protagonist doesn’t “want to look like some kind of fool” or become a “victim of love”.

Upon its release, “Victim of Love” became the second UK Top 10 single for Erasure, peaking at number seven. “Victim of Love” also hit number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart (Clarke and Bell would have to wait eighteen years before their second U.S. Dance chart-topper “Breathe”).

The song remains one of Erasure’s signature tunes and is a concert favorite.

SIDE A:
Victim Of Love (Vixenvitesse Mix) 5:41
Remix – Daniel Miller, Rico Conning

Soldier’s Return (Machinery Mix) 5:00
Producer – Erasure, E.C. Radcliffe*
Remix – E.C. Radcliffe*

SIDE B:
Victim Of Love (Extended Mix) 6:56
Mixed By – Mr. Mixmaster Phil Harding*

Victim Of Love (Dub Mix) 3:24
Mixed By – Mr. Mixmaster Phil Harding*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Victim Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1987 Victim Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20740, Sire ‎– 9 20740-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Designed By] – Me Co.*
Producer – Flood (tracks: A1, B1, B2)
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

NOTES:
Track A1 remixed at Guerilla.
Tracks B1 and B2 remixed at P.W.L.

Original version of “Victim Of Love” available on the Erasure album ‘The Circus’ on Sire Records.

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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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Book Of Love – Witchcraft (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

a-front

Happy Halloween

“Witchcraft” is the seventh single released by the American synthpop band Book of Love. The song was the third, and final single from the band’s second album Lullaby, and was released on July 15, 1989.

“Witchcraft” was the only single from the album Lullaby that failed to make the Billboard charts. The track samples the classic 60’s TV series Bewitched, and also chants the names of the witches/characters from the show…”Enchantra, Endora, Tabitha, Esmerelda, Clara, Hagatha”. The song features quirky deadpan rap-style vocals from Susan Ottaviano, Jade Lee, and Lauren Roselli, with a Shakespeare-inspired incanting of ingredients for brewing a love potion.

The B-side “Enchantra” is a completely different composition, aside from the fact that it uses the chant of Bewitched character names from “Witchcraft”.

The cover art of the 12″ was done by band members Lauren Roselli and Jade Lee. It consists of a picture of a Play-Doh “queen” (done by Lauren Roselli), with refrigerator magnet lettering of the band’s name and song title. Female names included as part of the back cover artwork (Enchantra, Hagatha, Clara, Endora, and Esmeralda) come from the song’s chorus. The witches named in the song’s chorus are all named as a part of the back cover art except Tabitha. The cover sleeve was featured in the 2011 book Put The Needle On The Record by Matthew Chojnacki, which celebrated the vinyl sleeves of records from the 1980s.

During the band’s Lullaby Tour in 1989, when performing “Witchcraft”, the band donned witches’ hats, making it a fan favorite of the band’s live shows.

“Enchantra” has been used as the intro track while the band takes to the stage during Book of Love’s 2013 shows.

SIDE A:
Witchcraft (Extended Mix) 5:16
Witchcraft (7″ Mix) 3:04
Enchantra 2:45
Written-By – J. Lee*, T. Ottaviano*

SIDE B:
Witchcraft (Enchantra Chanting) 6:24
Witchcraft (Dub) 5:22
Witch’s Honor 0:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-21251
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 13 Jul 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Jade Lee
Cover [Playdoh Queen] – Lauren Roselli
Edited By – Roger Pauletta
Engineer – Doc Dougherty
Producer – Flood, Ted Ottaviano
Producer [Additional], Remix – Book Of Love
Written-By – Theodore Ottaviano* (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B3)

NOTES:
Original version on the sire album ‘Lullaby’, available on lp, cassette and cd.
MCMLXXXIX.

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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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Depeche Mode – But Not Tonight (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“But Not Tonight” is a single released in the United States by synth-pop band Depeche Mode. In the UK the single was flipped and “Stripped” was the A-side released as the first single from Black celebration. The band’s U.S. label Sire Records, however, decided to use the B-side “But Not Tonight” on the soundtrack to the movie Modern Girls and included the song on US editions of Black Celebration. As a result, the single was flipped, and released as “But Not Tonight” in the United States to help promote the movie. The band was not happy with this decision, seeing “But Not Tonight” as a useless pop track recorded in less than a day. The single did not chart. Surprisingly, despite previous criticism of the song by the band, an acoustic version of “But Not Tonight” was sometimes performed by Martin Gore on Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine Tour and is included in the 2014 album “Live in Berlin.

The two B-Sides are “Breathing in Fumes” and “Black Day”. “Breathing in Fumes” was a new song using samples from “Stripped”, mixed by the band and Thomas Stiehler. “Black Day” is an acoustic, alternate version of “Black Celebration” sung by Martin Gore, and is co-written by him, Alan Wilder, and producer Daniel Miller – the only Depeche Mode song where Miller receives a writing credit.

The 7″ and 12″ versions on the US “But Not Tonight” single are different versions than used on the UK singles – they were remixed by Robert Margouleff.

SIDE A:
But Not Tonight (Extended Mix) 6:17
Producer [Remix], Engineer [Remix] – Robert Margouleff

Breathing In Fumes 6:04
Edited By [Assistant] – Thomas Stiehler

SIDE B:
Stripped (Highland Mix) 6:42
Remix – Flood

Black Day 2:37
Lyrics By [Words By] – M.L. Gore*
Music By – Alan Wilder, D. Miller*, M.L. Gore*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20578, Mute ‎– 9 20578-0 A, Sire ‎– 9 20578-0 A, Mute ‎– 0-20578
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Daniel Miller, Depeche Mode, Gareth Jones
Written-By – M.L. Gore* (tracks: A1 to B1)

NOTES:
A1 recorded & mixed at Hansa Tonstudio, Kreuzberg.
A2 to B2 recorded & mixed at Westside Studios, Shepherds Bush

“But Not Tonight” also featured on the Warner Bros. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Modern Girls”

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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Vince Clarke & Paul Quinn – One Day (Extension) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“One Day” is a one-off single by English synth-pop musician Vince Clarke and Scottish singer Paul Quinn. The single peaked at #99 on the UK singles, #7 UK Indie chart.

SIDE A:
One Day (Extension) 4:19
Written-By – McVey*, Morgan*

SIDE B:
Song For (Extension) 5:10

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– 12 TAG 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – timtom* (tracks: A), TY* (tracks: B)
Producer – Flood
Written-By – Clarke*

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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Erasure – Sometimes (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th February 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

“Sometimes” is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure, released in October 1986 as their fourth single overall.

After three commercial flops from their debut album Wonderland, “Sometimes” became Erasure’s first bona fide hit, peaking at number one in South Africa, number two in their native United Kingdom and in Germany, and becoming a huge international hit. The song became Erasure’s second Top 5 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, where it charted alongside “It Doesn’t Have to Be” and peaked at number four.

Written by band members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, “Sometimes” typifies the Erasure “sound” — an uptempo, dance-oriented pop tune accentuated by Clarke’s analogue synthesizers and Bell’s lyrics about being in love. The music video showcases Erasure on a building rooftop — Clarke playing an acoustic guitar and Bell singing — as they weave through white sheets hanging from a laundry line; near the end of the video rain starts to fall on the duo.

“Sometimes” spent seventeen weeks in the UK singles chart — the duo’s longest chart run for a single in that country — and was included on Erasure’s second album The Circus, released six months later in March 1987.

SIDE A:
Sometimes (Shiver Mix) 5:50
Remix [Uncredited] – Rico Conning

Sometimes (Extended Mix) 7:30
Edited By – Joseph Watt
Remix – Rico Conning

SIDE B:
It Doesn’t Have To Be (The Boop Oopa Doo Mix) 7:13
Remix [Uncredited] – Phil Harding

Sexuality (Private Mix) 5:56
Remix – Rico Conning

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Sometimes U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4
1987 Sometimes U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20614, Sire ‎– 9 20614-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Flood
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

NOTES:
Tracklist of Side A is incorrectly identified on back cover and center labels as:
A1 Sometimes (Extended Mix)
A2 Sometimes (Shiver Mix)

“Sometimes (Extended Mix)” is a longer version of the “Shiver Mix”.

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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