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Steve Parsons & Babel – The Howling (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“The Howling” is a song taken from the film and soundtrack Howling II: … Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985). The film features a sequence in which little-known new wave band Babel play their song “The Howling”. Babel were: Stephen W. Parsons (lead singer); Chris Pye (guitar); Simon Etchell (keyboard); Steve Young (drums). Three of these musicians later played in another band, State Project. Etchell composed the theme for UK TV show Catchphrase as well as many other TV signature tunes and later the soundtrack for the movie Vanished (2009).

The Howling ‘Making Flesh Creep Mix’ is exactly the same recording as the ‘Club Mix’ featured in the soundtrack lp, but with an additional 31 seconds intro of sampled growls, grumbles and flute effects.

SIDE A:
The Howling (Making Flesh Creep Mix) 4:48

SIDE B:
Hollow Men 2:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Up Art – UP 12861Up Art ‎– UP 12861
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Co-producer – Simon Heyworth (tracks: A)
Written-By, Producer – Steve Parsons

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack “Howling II: … Your Sister Is a Werewolf”

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

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“Rapper’s Delight” is a hip-hop song released in September 1979 by The Sugarhill Gang, and produced by ex-Mickey and Sylvia member Sylvia Robinson.

While it was not the first single to include rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that introduced hip hop music to audiences in the United States and around the world (and the very first full-length rap song, which featured rapping parts throughout the entire song, unlike the first single). The song is ranked number 251 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and number 2 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included in NPR’s list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. It was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011. Songs on the National Recording Registry are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The song also notably includes musical parts from Chic’s “Good Times”, resulting in band members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards suing Sugar Hill Records over copyright; a settlement reached allowed the two to receive songwriter credits.

The song was recorded in a single take. There are three versions of the original version of the song: 14:35 (12″ long version), 6:30 (12″ short version), and 3:55 (7″ shortened single version).

In the U.S. the song reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally “Rappers Delight” hit #1 Netherlands, #1 Canada and #3 U.K. while also making the top five inseveral other European countries.

SIDE A:
Rapper’s Delight (Long Version) 14:35

SIDE B:
Rapper’s Delight (Short Version) 6:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Rapper’s Delight U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #36

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Metronome ‎– 0930.002
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single, Special Disco-Version
Country: Germany
Released: 1979
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Producer – Sylvia Inc.*
Written-By – G. O’Brien*, H. Jackson*, M. Wright*, S. Robinson*

NOTES:
[Front cover]
Super Disco Sound Single 30 cm
Special Disco-Version

[Back cover]
Music taken form [sic] “Good Times” by CHIC

Made In Germany

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
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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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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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Die Krupps & Nitzer Ebb – The Machineries Of Joy (Germany 12″ Picture Disc)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

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“The Machineries Of Joy” is a 1989 collaboration between German industrial metal/EBM band Die Krupps and British EBM group Nitzer Ebb. The collaboration became a hit on the U.S. dance charts peaking at #25.

Both remixes featured here are exclusive to this picture disc and a rare German 12″ promo and never available on CD.

**As with most picture discs the sound quality is usually not very good and the discs were mainly used as collector items. This picture disc is no exception although in beautiful near mint condition. I have tried my best to present theses rare versions in the best possible quality considering the source.

LOGO SIDE:
The Machineries Of Joy (Skateboard-Mix) 5:40
Engineer – Paul Kendall
Remix – Nitzer Ebb, Paul Kendall

PHOTO SIDE:
The Machineries Of Joy (Rhönrad-Mix) 6:05
Engineer – Peter Krick
Remix – Die Krupps

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 The Macheneries Of Joy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #25

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: BCM Records ‎– BCM 18249
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Picture Disc
Country: Germany
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: EBM

CREDITS:
Bass – Rüdiger Esch
Photography By – Schulte-Ellinghaus*
Producer – Jürgen Engler, Ralf Dörper

NOTES:
Recorded in Düsseldorf and London.

Name of photographer is miss-spelled on cover (correct: Schulte-Kellinghaus).

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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 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 – 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”

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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 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
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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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Real Life – Send Me An Angel (88 Version) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

In 1984 a totally unknown act from Australia became the shooting star of the year. Real Life’s “Send Me An Angel,” became an instant international smash. In October 1988 the band released Send Me An Angel ’88 before they remixed and re-released it again in 1989. This version reached No.51 on the Australian Top 100 chart but got as high as No.24 in Melbourne.

For all of you still loving the song – here is the 88 version! Enjoy it!

This German 12″ is pressed on gorgeous red vinyl.

SIDE A:
Send Me An Angel (Heaven No. 7 Mix) 6:14

SIDE B:
Send Me An Angel (Cloud Nine Mix) 5:53

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Curb Records ‎– INT 127.720, Wheatley Records ‎– INT 127.720
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM, Red Clear
Country: Germany
Released: Oct 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Cover – Katja Schlüter
Producer – Glenn Wheatley, Ross Cockle
Producer [Additional], Remix – Nigel Wright
Written-By – D. Sterry*, R. Zatorski*

NOTES:
Pressed on translucent Red Vinyl.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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burningtheground.net

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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Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th July 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“I Can Dream About You” is a song performed by American singer Dan Hartman for the soundtrack album of the film Streets of Fire. Released in 1984 as a single from the soundtrack, and included on Hartman’s album I Can Dream About You, it reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song first appeared in Streets of Fire, where it was performed by the fictional group The Sorels. The real voice behind the version used in the film was Winston Ford, but Hartman’s version was the one used on the soundtrack album and released as a single. In a Songfacts interview with the film’s musical director, Kenny Vance, he recalled “The same guy that sings lead on that and “Countdown to Love,” a song that I wrote for the film, was a guy working at a Radio Shack (Winston Ford), and I think when you look at the film and The Sorels are singing it live in the movie, that was the version that was supposed to come out, and I recorded that version. But then when Dan Hartman heard it, I don’t know what happened next, but I know that he took that guy’s voice off and he put his own on, and he had a hit with it. Hollywood is a very slippery place.”

Originally, producer Jimmy Iovine had asked Hartman to write a song for a film he was working on. Hartman was told that the song was going to be sung by four black guys in a concert situation within the film, and Hartman ended up thinking about a demo he made of “I Can Dream About You.” Hartman then went through some legal maneuvering to get the benefit of his breakthrough. The use of the song in the film being performed by actors did not feature Hartman on vocals but a studio singer. After some contract negotiating, Hartman insisted he sing the song on the soundtrack, and that his version be released if a single were to be issued from the soundtrack album. Additionally, any music video had to feature his own voice using the song. These clauses helped Hartman become an “overnight sensation.” Both Hartman and Iovine worked on his 1984, same-titled solo album I Can Dream About You, following the song’s use in the film. The album would spawn two other Top 40 charting singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 – “We Are the Young” and “Second Nature”.

SIDE A:
I Can Dream About You (Jellybean Remix) 7:32
Engineer [Mix Engineer] – Michael Hutchinson
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez

SIDE B:
I Can Dream About You (Larry Levan Extended Remix) 5:57
Remix – Larry Levan

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 I Can Dream About You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1984 I Can Dream About You U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #8
1984 I Can Dream About You U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #60
1984 I Can Dream About You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– 259 307-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Jimmy Iovine
Producer, Written-By – Dan Hartman

NOTES:
Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Streets Of Fire”

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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