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Limahl – Tar Beach (The City Blues Mix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXLUSIVE1984

“Tar Beach” was the fourth single taken from the debut solo album Don’t Suppose by English pop singer and former Kajagoogoo frontman Limahl.

“Tar Beach” was only released in Germany where it peaked at #30.

The b-side “The Greenhouse Effect” was a track recorded live in 1983 and included on the first pressings of the album “Don’t Suppose”, on later pressings the song was replaced with the international hit “The Never Ending Story”.

SIDE A:
Tar Beach (The City Blues Mix) 6:00

SIDE B:
Tar Beach 3:49
The Greenhouse Effect 4:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 1C K 062 20 0393 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – De Harris, Tim Palmer
Written-By – Limahl

NOTES:
“TAR BEACH” taken from the LP “DON’T SUPPOSE”

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Phono Pre-amp:
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Tube:
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Soundcard:
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Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
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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

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Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know? (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Is There Something I Should Know?” is the eighth single by British band Duran Duran, released on 19 March 1983.

The song was released as a stand-alone single and became the band’s first UK number one record. It debuted in the number one position on the UK Singles Chart on 26 March 1983. The single also had great success in America, where it was released in late May: it reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 on 6 August 1983 and sold more than a million copies.

“Is There Something I Should Know?” was recorded in London, with producer Ian Little in December 1982. Although generally regarded as a stand-alone single, it was added to the 1983 US re-issue of the band’s 1981 debut album, Duran Duran. The first album on which the song featured in the UK was the inaugural Now That’s What I Call Music compilation at the end of the year.

The singles from the Duran Duran album did not receive much airplay in the United States on the album’s first release; both the band and the New Romantic fashion style were unknown, and very few British bands were able to break into American radio at that time. However, by the end of 1982, the band’s Rio album was rapidly climbing the American charts, fueled by saturation airplay of various Duran Duran videos on MTV. The band and their label, Capitol/EMI, decided to re-release the debut album in the United States with the inclusion of this newly recorded single.

Because of the time limitations of vinyl records, the inclusion of “Is There Something I Should Know?” required the omission of the album track “To The Shore” on the reissue. “To The Shore” was reinstated on later compact disc pressings.

“Is There Something I Should Know?” was the song Duran Duran used to open their 1983/84 Seven and the Ragged Tiger album tour shows with and also Duran Duran’s charity concert at Aston Villa football ground 1983.

In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist Donald A. Guarisco wrote that the lyrics “deal with a difficult romantic relationship in rather obtuse terms.” Guarisco highlighted what he described as “odd turns of phrase” in the lyrics, such as: “and fiery demons all dance when you walk through that door/Don’t say your easy on me ’cause you’re about as easy as a nuclear war.”

Although Guarisco questioned the lyrics, he praised the melody in the song. He wrote: “The melody of ‘Is There Something I Should Know?’ is one of Duran Duran’s catchiest, matching twisty verse melodies full of ear-catching hooks with a harmonized chorus.

The B-side to “Is There Something I Should Know?” in Europe is the instrumental “Faith in this Colour”. An “Alternate Slow Mix” of “Faith in this Colour” was used on the 7″ single, some pressings of which included brief unauthorized sound samples from the movie Star Wars — these were promptly withdrawn when copyright concerns were raised, although on the “Alternate Slow Mix” from the singles box set, the scene, in which Obi-Wan leaves to disable the tractor beam, can clearly be heard in the last minute. Duran Duran has not confirmed this, though.

The mainly instrumental “Monster Mix” of “Is There Something I Should Know?” was completed by producers Ian Little and Alex Sadkin.

In the US, the song “Careless Memories” is the B-side of “Is There Something I Should Know?”.

SIDE A:
Is There Something I Should Know? (Monster Mix) 6:42
Remix – Alex Sadkin, Ian Little

SIDE B:
Is There Something I Should Know? (Short Mix) 4:09

Faith In This Colour 4:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Is There Something I Should Know? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1983 Is There Something I Should Know? U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3
1983 Is There Something I Should Know? U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #34

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI Electrola – 1C K062-65 106 Z
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Ian Little
Producer, Written-By – Duran Duran

NOTES:
Watch out for ‘Duran Duran’ the video album containing the complete history since Planet Earth and more…

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Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
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Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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

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T.X.T. – Girl’s Got A Brand New Toy (The Mega-Gigantic-120 dB Artlab-Mix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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“Girl’s Got A Brand New Toy” is a 1985 single by German pop duo T.X.T.. The single was a club hit in Europe especially in Italy where it reached #4. The duo released a few more singles and a full length album then disbanded.

SIDE A:
Girl’s Got A Brand New Toy (The Mega-Gigantic-120 dB Artlab-Mix) 7:25
Written-By – Ken Taylor

SIDE B:
Hot Was The Rainy Night 3:25
Written-By – A. Klopprogge*, K. Taylor*, Jeffris*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– A 14.6073
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Bass – Ken Taylor
Engineer – Andy Lunn, P. Siedlaczek*
Guitar – Thomas Lohr*
Keyboards – L. Krell*
Photography By – F. Jaklin*
Producer – Axel Klopprogge

NOTES:
Produced for Ton & Vision.
Photos by Modulight.
Made in Holland.

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Tube:
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Soundcard:
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Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
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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

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Robbie Nevil – Dominoes (The Dance Mix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Dominoes” is a song by American singer Robbie Nevil from his self-titled debut album in 1986.

Written by Nevil with Bobby Hart and Dick Eastman, Nevil recorded the song for his eponymous debut album, and it was released as the second single. The song reached #14 on the U.S. singles chart. MTV featured a portion of the refrain with reworked lyrics to promote their new show at that time: Friday Night Party Zone.

This scarce 1986 German 12″ contains remixes exclusive to this 12″.

SIDE A:
Dominoes (The Dance Mix) 6:20
Remix – Burt Bevans*

SIDE B:
Dominoes (Club Mix) 7:31
Edited By – Junior Vasquez
Engineer – Hugo Dwyer
Mixed By, Producer [Additional] – Arthur Baker

Dominoes (All Fall Down Free Beats) 6:17
Edited By – Junior Vasquez
Engineer – Hugo Dwyer
Mixed By, Producer [Additional] – Arthur Baker

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Dominoes U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #14
1986 Dominoes U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #22

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records ‎– 1C K 060-20 1793 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Phil Thornalley

NOTES:
Special versions from the lp “ROBBIE NEVIL”

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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 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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:
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Rheingold – Dreiklangs-Dimensionen (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

“Dreiklangs-Dimensionen” was the most succesful single by Rheingold a German New Wave group that consisted of Bodo Staiger (vocals, guitar), Lothar Manteuffel (lyrics) und Brigitte Kunze (keyboard). They sang both in German and English and released three LP’s and several singles between 1980 and 1984.

Lothar Manteuffel teamed up with former Kraftwerk musician Karl Bartos to form Elektric Music and Bodo Staiger was working with ex Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür and today he’s busy as a music producer.

SIDE A:
Dreiklangs-Dimensionen 5:53
Lyrics By – B. Staiger*, L. Manteuffel*
Music By – B. Staiger*

SIDE B:
Fluss 4:49
Lyrics By – L. Manteuffel*
Music By – B. Staiger*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Welt-Rekord ‎– 1C 052-46 420 YZ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Aus der LP «Rheingold»

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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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum Tube
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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:
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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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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:
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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