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Few Boys – Secret Times (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Secret Times” is the only single released by new beat/synthpop band Few Boys. In 1985, they entered the studio to record this classic which was produced by Axel Henninger (Camouflage). The tracks starts with a spinet intro taken from a work of Johann Sebastian Bach before it evolves to a uptempo synthpop track, similar to many of the 80s Synthpop bands like Depeche Mode and Red Flag. The single was an independent club hit but never made it to a wider audience, failing to have any chart success.

The band never recorded a full album and fell into obscurity after this singles release.

SIDE B:
Secret Times 5:23

SIDE B:
Secret Times (Secret Dub) 5:26

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Westside Music ‎– WESTSIDE 21009
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Dr. Morbus (2)
Photography By – Dieter Völker
Producer – Axel Henninger*, Michael Münzing, Westside (4)
Written-By – F. Bülow*

NOTES:
Recorded and mixed at Dynaton Studio

Special Thanks:
Our Parents, Brothers & Sisters,
Friends & Westside
Extra Thanks:
Johann Sebastian Bach
for Intro Inspiration;
Pumuckl for having made
the Boys have a good time

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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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a-ha – Take On Me (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th March 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Take On Me” is a 1984 synth-pop song by Norwegian band a-ha.

a-ha wrote and recorded the first version of this song in 1982 with the title “Lesson One” – it had different lyrics but contained the basic keyboard riff. In 1983, the song got the attention of industry veteran Terry Slater, who becomes their manager and helps them secure a contract with Warner Bros. Records later that year.

In early 1984, they re-wrote the song as “Take On Me” and recorded it with producer Tony Mansfield. Released as a single only in Europe, it went to #3 in their native Norway, but didn’t chart anywhere else, flopping particularly hard in the UK. A video was made for this version that was remarkably undistinguished compared with the one that came after.

This is the original 1984 version of “Take On Me” released in Europe before the song became an international hit in 1985.

SIDE A:
Take On Me (Long Version) 3:46
Remix – John Ratcliff

SIDE B:
And You Tell Me 1:49
Remix – John Ratcliff

Stop! And Make Your Mind Up 2:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– 920 268-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Aha* (tracks: B2), John Ratcliff (tracks: B2), Tony Mansfield (tracks: A, B1)

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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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Password: burningtheground

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Company B – The Miami Megamix (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

Company B is a Latin freestyle trio formed in 1986 by Cuban-American producer Ish “Angel” Ledesma (Foxy, Oxo), featuring members Lori L. (Ledesma), Charlotte McKinnon and Susan (Gonzalez) Johnson. Before the group’s self-titled Album was released, Charlotte McKinnon left and was replaced by Lezlee Livrano. After the group’s self-titled debut album, Susan Johnson left and was replaced by Sheena. For the group’s second album, 1989’s Gotta Dance, Sheena and Lezlee Livrano both left the group and were replaced by Donna Huntley and Julie Marie (who also was a rotating performer with Exposé).

Company B resulted from the music trend of producer-driven girl groups in the late 1980s and early 1990s, most successfully the group Exposé. Company B’s first single “Fascinated” was released in 1986 on the independent label The Summer. The song created so much buzz in clubs around Miami that it soon made its way to local radio stations. This in turn led to its being picked up and re-released by Atlantic records. With a much wider distribution due to major label [Atlantic] backing, “Fascinated” received significant radio and club airplay in all major cities throughout the U.S. It reached number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart and crossed over to pop radio, peaking at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 1988 dance label ZYX Records issued a “The Miami Megamix” which was a megamix of Company B’s dance hits. The megamix was created by remixer producer Peter Vriends and only released in Germany.

SIDE A:
THE MIAMI MEGAMIX 7:20
Dj Mix [Megamix] – Peter Vriends

A.1 Fascinated
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Ish*

A.2 Spin Me Around
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Ish*

A.3 I’m Satisfied
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Ish*

A.4 Perfect Lover
Producer, Arranged By – Ish*
Written-By – I. J. Stone*, Ish*

A.5 Full Circle
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Ish*

A.6 Jam On Me
Arranged By – Ish*
Producer – Ish*, Rick Quintero
Written-By – Ish*, Rick Quintero

SIDE B:
Fascinated Beats 2:17
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By – Peter Vriends

Circle Tracks 2:20
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By – Peter Vriends

Perfect Beats 2:29
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By – Peter Vriends

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ZYX Records ‎– ZYX 5970
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM, Partially Mixed
Country: Germany
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Freestyle, Electro, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Megamix of Company B hits.
Made In Germany

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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
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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: 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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Peter Schilling – The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime) (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th April 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

REQUEST

“The Different Story (World of Lust and Crime)” is a song by German synthpop musician Peter Schilling from the album of the same name. The song was produced by Michael Cretu, and was released on October 25, 1988. The track also features additional female vocals by Susanne Müller-Pi.

“The Different Story (World of Lust and Crime)”, peaked at #16 on the US Billboard Dance chart and was his most recent pop hit in the United States, reaching #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989.

SIDE A:
The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime) (Long Version) 6:40

SIDE B:
The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime) (Single Version) 3:49
The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime) (Instrumental Version) 3:46

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #61
1988 The Different Story (World Of Lust And Crime) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #16

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– 247 971-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-po
Credits: Design [Cover] – Roland Schmidt (3)
Management – Roland Schmidt (3)
Photography By – Dieter Eikelpoth
Producer – Michael Cretu
Programmed By, Arranged By – Walter J. W. Schmid*
Written-By – Hubert KemmlerP.Schilling*, Susanne Müller-Pi

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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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Password: burningtheground

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Marilyn Martin – Possessive Love (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd April 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Possessive Love” is a song by American singer Marilyn Martin, released as the lead single from her 1988 album This is Serious. The song was written by Patrick Leonard, Madonna and Jai Winding.

When Martin emerged with the duet “Separate Lives” with Phil Collins, Martin signed with Atlantic Records for a two-record deal. Her 1986 self-titled debut album Marilyn Martin peaked at #72 on the Billboard 200, whilst the single “Night Moves” entered the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot 100. In 1988, Atlantic released Martin’s second album, This is Serious, which included “Possessive Love” However, the album and its singles did not sell very well, with “Possessive Love” failing to make a chart impact.

“Possessive Love” was written purposely for Martin, at the suggestion to Madonna by Leonard. However the song has also been reputed to have been originally written and demoed by Madonna during the sessions for her 1987 film/soundtrack Who’s That Girl but then got scrapped. The original demo sung by Madonna remains unreleased, and in 1988 the track was given to Martin, who recorded the track with Leonard. Martin’s version features longtime backup singer Donna DeLory. A year later, Martin sang backing vocals for Madonna’s hit 1989 single “Cherish” from her fourth studio album Like a Prayer.

In an exclusive interview with Martin by Breathe Cast writer Timothy Yap, one question spoke of the song, stating “You also got a chance to record an original song by Madonna and Patrick Leonard called “Possessive Love” and you did sing backing vocals for Madonna on her “Like a Prayer” album. How did you get to work with Madonna? What was it like working with her? Are you still in contact with her?” Martin replied “I met Pat Leonard when I began the search for a producer for my second album. He’s the one who approached Madonna with the idea of writing a song for me and she graciously agreed. Pat called me one day while he was working on her “Like a Prayer” album and asked if I would like to come and sing backgrounds… talk about an “Are you kidding?” moment!! She was impressive, to say the least, very in charge. That was the only time I met her.”

SIDE A:
Possessive Love (Extended Version) 6:15
Producer – Michael VerdickPatrick Leonard
Written-By – Jai WindingMadonnaPatrick Leonard

SIDE B:
Homeless 3:35
Producer – Jon Astley

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 786 591-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

NOTES:
From the Atlantic album “THIS IS SERIOUS”

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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Falco Meets Brigette Nielson – Body Next To Body (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st March 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

REQUEST

At the end of 1987 Falco announced his return with the single “Body Next To Body.” It was produced by Giorgio Moroder and featured a duet with the Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen.

“Body Next to Body” failed to chart in the UK but went to #22 in Germany, #6 in Austria and #1 in Japan.

SIDE A:
Body Next To Body (Dance Mix) 6:18

SIDE B:
Body Next To Body (Rock Version) 6:30
Body Next To Body (The Other Version) 6:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: TELDEC ‎– 6.20835
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Brian ReevesSteve Bates
Other [Brigitte Nielsen Management] – Music Machine GMBH
Other [Falco Management] – Horst Bork
Photography By – Oliver Herrmann
Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Written-By – FalcoMoroder*, Whitlock*

NOTES:
BPM 102
Made In Germany

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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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