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Shannon – Let The Music Play (Special Remix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Let The Music Play” is a song by American singer Shannon. The song was the first of Shannon’s four #1s on the US Dance chart, reaching the top spot in October 1983. The song also became a huge crossover hit, peaking at #2 on the soul chart and #8 on the US Singles Chart in February 1984. Some mark this as the beginning of the dance-pop era. “Let the Music Play” was Shannon’s only US Top 40 hit. It was ranked 43rd on the 2009 VH1 Special 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s.

The original version of the record was produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa. By the early 1980s, the backlash against disco had driven dance music off mainstream radio stations in the US. The rhythmic ingenuity of “Let the Music Play” was largely due to Chris Barbosa, who wrote and arranged the original demo track. Rob Kilgore played all the instruments on this seminal track. It featured a series of keyboard chords and drum patterns produced by gating a Roland TR-808 drum machine. Specifically, a reverb was placed across the kick and snare and hard gated to change the sounds. Further, it was one of the first tracks to sync together a TR-808 and a Roland TB-303 bassline, notorious in later years for the instrument responsible for creating acid house. The TB-303 plays the bassline for the entire song; however, in this case, the filter is not adjusted, which was typical for acid house music. This technical achievement made the production even more groundbreaking, and it also resulted in a unique sound, called “The Shannon Sound,” which in time came to be known as freestyle. The Prophet-5 is used for the hookline and sound effects. The vocal on the chorus is sung by session guitarist/vocalist, Jimi Tunnell, who was uncredited. Shannon sings the answering line but it is Tunnell who sings the “Let the music play” hook.

Slant Magazine ranked the song #54 in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs-list in 2006, adding:

“Alongside Madonna’s “Holiday,” D.C.-born Jazz vocalist Brenda Shannon Greene’s “Let the Music Play” helped redefine dance music in the anti-disco early-’80s, setting the stage for the troubled genre for the next decade. Producers Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa, considered one of the founding fathers of Latin freestyle, merged the then-hip electro-funk sound with Latin rhythms, unwittingly creating the world’s first freestyle song.”

SIDE A:
Let The Music Play (Special Remix) 5:47

SIDE B:
Let The Music Play (Dub-Version) 6:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Let The Music Play U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1984 Let The Music Play U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #2
1984 Let The Music Play U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Emergency Records ‎– 120·07·067, Bellaphon ‎– 120·07·067
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Germany
Released: Oct 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Freestyle

CREDITS:
Lacquer Cut By – SST (8)
Producer – Chris Barbosa, Mark Liggett, Rod Hui
Written-By –Chris Barbosa, Ed Chisolm

NOTES:
Super Sound Single
Made in Germany by Bellaphon-Records
10/83

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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Winder – Do It Right (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Do It Right” is a 1985 single by German synth-pop duo Winder which consisted of members Charlotte Jager from Odense, Denmark and Paul Leslie from Hamburg, Germany. They released one album, International Love in 1985, and three singles before the band disbanded thereafter and disappeared into obscurity.

This is a really fun catchy track with a great hook.

SIDE A:
Do It Right (12″ Version) 6:43
Lyrics By – Jeff Burke (3)
Music By – Patric Perquee

SIDE B:
I Close My Eyes 3:55
Lyrics By – Charlotte Jager, Matthew Smith Sound*
Music By – Marc Molen

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– 601 778-213
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By – Michael von Gimbut
Producer – Patric Perquee

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “INTERNATIONAL LOVE”
Printed in West Germany

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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C.C.C.P. – Made In Russia (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th April 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Made In Russia” is the second single by German synth-pop act C.C.C.P. led by Rasputin Stoy. C.C.C.P. separated themselves from ’80s Depeche Mode and Erasure wannabes by having a tougher, more energetic sound. “Made n Russia” hit the number one and number two spots in Hong Kong, Benelux, France and Spain.

SIDE A:
Made In Russia 6:59

SIDE B:
Made In Russia (Instrumental Version) 6:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Amnesia Records (2) ‎– 609 473
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Christian Wildermuth
Composed By – Rasputin Stoy, Vladimir Visslov
Lyrics By – Svenja Neradin
Mastered By [Vinyl Cut] – SST (8)
Producer – Rainer Streubel
Recorded By, Mixed By – Tommy Schmitt*

NOTES:
Produced for Amnesia Records.
Recorded & mixed at Cream’L Studios, Frankfurt.

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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Password: burningtheground

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Hithouse – Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th April 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Jack To The Sound Of The Underground” is the debut single by Dutch music project Hithouse. The single peaked at #14 on the UK singles chart in May 1988 after spending twelve weeks on the survey.

This is the second 12″ release for the single featuring three slammin’ acid house mixes.

SIDE A:
Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Acid Mix) 6:57

SIDE B:
Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Underground Mix) 6:03
Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Meltdown Mix) 7:13

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ?– CBS 652990 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Acid House

CREDITS:
Written-By, Producer – Peter Slaghuis

NOTES:
Produced for A.R.S. Productions Belgium
Made In Holland

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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Password: burningtheground

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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

Username: btg
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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