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Sister Sledge – We Are Family (1984 Remix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

R.I.P. Joni Sledge (September 13, 1956 – March 10, 2017)

“We Are Family” is a 1979 dance hit song by Sister Sledge, composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Rodgers and Edwards offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name and quickly began to gain club and radio play. It eventually went Gold, becoming the number one R&B and number two pop song on the US charts in 1979. Along with the tracks, “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “Lost in Music”, “We Are Family” reached number one on the disco charts. It was also the theme song for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 1984 the song was remixed by Bernard Edwards and re-released where it chated again in the UK at #33.

SIDE A:
We Are Family (Long Version) (1984 Remix) 7:12
Remix – Bernard Edwards
Producer – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers

SIDE B:
My Guy / Canadian Sunset 3:43
Producer – Sister Sledge

All American Girls 4:43
Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Co-producer – Sister Sledge

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Cotillion – 796 910-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “WE ARE FAMILY”

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

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Password: burningtheground

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John Adams – Through The Eyes Of Love (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

BTG Week Of LOVE!

“Through the Eyes of Love” is the debut solo single by English singer-songwriter John Adams. Adams is the former vocalist of Private Lives, a band that could be seen as forefathers of England’s late-’80s sophisti-pop movement – Johnny Hates Jazz, Living in a Box, etc.. “Through the Eyes of Love” was produced and co-written by Andy Taylor of Duran Duran. Adams was also a support act for Duran Duran in 1987.

SIDE A:
Through The Eyes Of Love (Extended Mix) 7:08
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

SIDE B:
Through The Eyes Of Love 4:29
Don’t Turn And Walk Away 4:04

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 1C K 060 20 0846 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Composed By – John Adams (3), Paul Harvey (tracks: B2)
Composed By, Producer – Andy Taylor (tracks: A, B1)
Producer – John Adams (3) (tracks: B2)

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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Lou Gramm – Midnight Blue (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

a-front

“Midnight Blue” is the first single released by Lou Gramm from his debut solo album Ready or Not in 1987. The single spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Album Rock Tracks, starting on February 14, 1987, and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, Gramm’s highest-charting solo hit.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic calls the song the “last great single of the album-rock era”. Allmusic reviewer Bret Adams posits that, “despite its hit status, it’s one of the decade’s truly underappreciated singles”.

The song was covered by R.E.M. on their 1987 tour.

SIDE A:
Midnight Blue (Extended Remix) 5:23

SIDE B:
Chain Of Love 4:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Midnight Blue U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1987 Midnight Blue U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 786 723-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop/Rock

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Bruce Turgon, Lou Gramm, Pat Moran
Backing Vocals – Cookie Watkins, Mark Rivera, Sherryl Marshall
Bass Guitar – Stanley Sheldon
Drums – Ben Gramm
Engineer – Pat Moran
Engineer [Assistant] – Roger Talkov
Guitar [Lead] – Eddie Martinez
Guitar [Rhythmn] – Bruce Turgon
Keyboards, Programmed By – Phil Ashley*
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Producer – Lou Gramm, Pat Moran
Written-By – Bruce Turgon, Lou Gramm

NOTES:
Original Version Available on the Atlantic Album “READY OR NOT”

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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Pet Shop Boys – In The Night (7″ Edit Version) (Germany 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

a-front

“In the Night” is a song by UK duo Pet Shop Boys, about the subculture known as the Zazous, which appeared in France during the German occupation of France in World War II; concerned with fashion and music, and allied with neither the Nazis and Vichy France nor the French Resistance, they were distrusted by both sides. Tennant, having read about the movement in a book by David Pryce-Jones, asks, in the song, the question of whether this apathy essentially amounted to collaborationism.

The song was scheduled to be released as a single in Germany on March 4, 1987 but was withdrawn with only a 7″ promo being issued. The Artur Baker 7″ edit is exclusive to this release and has never appeared on CD to the best of my knowledge. The full Arthur Baker mix appeared on the album “DISCO”.

The same mix appears on both sides.

SIDE A:
In The Night (7″ Edit Version) 3:39

SIDE B:
In The Night (7″ Edit Version) 3:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 7P 518 702
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Promo
Country: Germany
Released: Feb 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – The Pet Shop Boys*
Remix – Arthur Baker
Written-By – Tennant / Lowe

NOTES:
“limited edition promotion-single”
1-trk German only release with the A-side pressed on both sides of the record.

Find the 7″ 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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Willy Finlayson – On The Air Tonight (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“On The Air Tonight” is a 1984 single by Scottish singer Willy Finlayson. The song was released as a single in Europe and featured in the film “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” but did not appear on the soundtrack. “On the Air Tonight” failed to chart but is still played on retro 80s radio.

If you are not familiar with this track I suggest you give it a listen it’s truly brilliant another one of my all-time favorites.

SIDE A:
On The Air Tonight (Extra Long Mix) 5:52

SIDE B:
After The Fall 3:57

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:PRT ‎– 601 568
Format:Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country:Germany
Released:1984
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Backing Vocals – Debbie Doss*
Drums – Stuart Elliot*
Engineer – Matthew Fisher
Photography By – Nick Scott (5)
Producer, Keyboards – Peter Bardens

NOTES:
Recorded at The Old Barn.

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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Alisha – Boys Will Be Boys (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Boys Will Be Boys” is a 1985 single by American singer Alisha taken from her self-titled debut album. “Boys Will Be Boys” was only release in Germany on 7″ and 12″ formats. The single failed to have any chart success.

SIDE A:
Boys Will Be Boys (Shep pettibone Mix) 5:43
Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Producer – Mark Berry
Written-By – Andrea La Russo*, Peggy Stanziale

SIDE B:
All Night Passion (Club Mix) 6:48
Written-By – Rick Tarbox
Producer, Mixed By – Mark Berry

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Vanguard ‎– 885 024-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Freestyle, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Special versions from the LP “ALISHA”

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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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Posted in Alisha | 9 Comments »