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Glenn Frey – The Heat Is On (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th February 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Side 1

Glenn Frey Nov. 6, 1948 – Jan. 18, 2016.

Glenn Frey was the founding member of the 70’s rock group The Eagles. Glenn also had a very succesful solo career in the 1980’s including three Billboard top ten singles. Frey passed away at age 67 in New York City on January 18, 2016. Glenn Frey was a music legend he will be missed..

“The Heat Is On” is a song written by Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey, and recorded by Glenn Frey for the American film Beverly Hills Cop (1984). The song was published as a single and as the fourth track of the album Beverly Hills Cop: Music From the Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984).

It was a major hit single in its own right, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1985, behind “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon. It was also popular internationally, reaching No. 2 two on the Australian Singles Chart in 1985 and gaining peaks of No. 8 on the Canadian Singles Chart and No. 12 on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, it is the highest charting solo single by any member of the Eagles.

The mid-to-up-tempo recording featured a steady drumbeat, synthesizer, and guitar, with a repeated saxophone riff framing the lyrical message. The guitar solo is played by Frey himself.

The song was ranked 784th out of 2006 songs by voting featured in the Triple M “Essential 2006 Countdown”.

SIDE A:
The Heat Is On 6:04

SIDE B:
The Heat Is On (Dance Version) 5:40
The Heat Is On (Dub Version) 2:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 The Heat Is On U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23540
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey
Remix – Brian Reeves

NOTES:
Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack “BEVERLY HILLS COP”

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Side 2

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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Melissa Manchester – Thief Of Hearts (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Thief Of Hearts” is a 1984 single by American singer-songwriter and actress Melissa Manchester. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer it was the theme song for the film Thief Of Hearts starring Steven Bauer, appearing in the film and on it’s soundtrack. “Thief Of Hearts” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on November 24, 1984 peaking at #88.

SIDE A:
Thief Of Hearts (Dance Mix) 6:11

SIDE B:
Thief Of Hearts (Instrumental) 4:32
Thief Of Hearts (Short Version) 4:02

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #88
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #18
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records ‎– 880-308-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco

CREDITS:
Producer – Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez

NOTES:
From The Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture “THIEF OF HEARTS”

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B. Back

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Laura Branigan – Spanish Eddie (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th April 2014

 BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Side

C. Hype Sticker

“Spanish Eddie” is a song by American singer Laura Branigan released as the lead single from her fourth album, Hold Me. The single was produced by Jack White and arranged by Harold Faltermeyer. Released in July 1985, the record became Branigan’s sixth Top 40 hit in the U.S. in two and a half years, peaking at #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #37 on the Cash Box singles chart. A 12″ dance version featuring an extended remix of the Branigan-penned B-side, “Tenderness”, as well, gave her highest U.S. peak for the song, at #26. The Billboard Adult Contemporary chart peak for “Spanish Eddie” was #29.

Branigan’s single fared better overseas. “Spanish Eddie” achieved Top Ten status in South Africa (#6) and Austria (#8), and was a sizable hit in Sweden (#11) while hitting the Top 40 in Australia (#24), Canada (#34) and Germany (#36). The song also charted in France (#73) and the UK (#87).

SIDE A:
Spanish Eddie (Vocal / Extended Remix Version) 5:31
Arranged By – Harold Faltermeyer
Written-By – Chuck CochranDavid Palmer (4)

SIDE B:
Tenderness (Vocal / Extended Remix Version) 5:50
Arranged By – Ed Arkin
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry Hey
Arranged By, Producer [Associate Producer], Written-by – Mark Spiro
Written-By – Jack WhiteLaura Branigan

Spanish Eddie (Vocal / LP Version) 4:08
Arranged By – Harold Faltermeyer
Written-By – Chuck CochranDavid Palmer (4)

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Spanish Eddie U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #40
1985 Spanish Eddie U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #29
1985 Spanish Eddie U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86868
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock

NOTES:
From the LP “HOLD ME”

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B. Side

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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Giorgio Moroder – Chase (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th September 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

R E Q U E S T

“Chase” is an electronic instrumental by Italian synth-pioneer Giorgio Moroder from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and film Midnight Express (1978). In January 1979 “Chase” peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Although originally branded as disco, the song is considered to be, along with Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”, a pioneer of the HI-NRG genre that came to prominence in the early 1980s. For the 12″ single the song was extended to an epic thirteen minutes and reached #31 on the US Dance Charts.The music was arranged by Giorgio Moroder with Harold Faltermeyer.

This 12″ is a special one-sided single.

SIDE A:
Chase 13:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Chase U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #33
1979 Chase U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #42
1979 Chase U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records – NBD 20146 DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Single Sided, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Arranged By – G. Moroder*, H. Faltermeier*
Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Written-By – Giorgio Moroder

NOTES:
Promotional Copy
Not For Sale
Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Of “MIDNIGHT EXPRESS”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th June 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

“Hot Stuff” is a hit single released by American singer Donna Summer in 1979 as the first single release from her Bad Girls album through Casablanca Records. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs but this song also showed significant rock influences including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter. It is her most popular song, based on the performance on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Hot Stuff” won Summer the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, making her not only the first African-American artist to achieve that feat, but also the first woman to ever win a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Performance. It is ranked #104 on the updated Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The song also lists at #67 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time.

“Hot Stuff” was certified Platinum by the RIAA and remained at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks. The song also lists at #67 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time. The song also topped the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. This limited edition UK 12″ was pressed on sexy red vinyl and plays the full 6:45 version of “Hot Stuff” with the album track “Journey To The Center Of Your Heart” as the b-side.

SIDE A:
Hot Stuff 6:45
Written-By – H. Faltermeyer*, K. Forsey*, P. Bellotte*

SIDE B:
Journey To The Centre Of Your Heart 4:37
Written-By – G. Moroder*, P. Bellotte*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Hot Stuff U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1979 Hot Stuff U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #3
1979 Hot Stuff U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Casablanca Records – CANL 151
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, Limited Edition, 45 RPM, Red Vinyl
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Giorgio Moroder

NOTES:
Taken from the album “Bad Girls” CALD 5007
Pressed on Red Vinyl
Made In England

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Al Corley – Square Rooms (German 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th April 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Square Rooms” is a Europop song recorded by American singer, actor and producer Al Corley. It was the first single from his album of the same name. First released in 1984, the song was a hit in some European countries and had a moderate success in the United States in 1985.

After two seasons playing one of the first gay leading characters an American TV series, Dynasty, Al Corley left the nighttime soap opera to become a singer. With Harold Faltermeyer and Peter John Woods, he composed the text of his first song, “Square Rooms.”

The media-savvy singer affected the brooding look and attitude popular among pop stars and GQ models at the time: pouty, dark glances and tousled hair. His choice of image worked best in France, where his television performances elicited the unbridled enthusiasm of teenage girls. However, according to Elia Habib, a French charts specialist, his success was not only based on his physical appearance. Indeed, “Square Rooms”‘ music had a large popular appeal and had a production designed for the dance floor. It was produced and composed by the German musician Harold Faltermeyer, who had previously arranged “Self Control”, a worldwide pop and dance-floor smash for Laura Branigan in 1984 which featured a similar vocal hook. Faltermeyer would achieve his greatest personal success later the same year, composing, performing and producing the score to Beverly Hills Cop, a 1984 film directed by Martin Brest, including its hit instrumental theme, “Axel F”.

“Square Rooms” was released first in Switzerland, where it was a hit, peaking at number six on October 21, 1984, and staying in the top 30 for ten weeks. The single debuted at number 47 in the French Singles Chart on January 5, 1985. It climbed quickly and was number one for five nonconsecutive weeks, from March 9 to April 13, 1985. After its peak, it lingered on the charts until its 27th week, on July 20, 1985. The song also achieved success in Italy (number 12), Germany (number 13) and Austria where it reached number 15 in April 1985. “Square Rooms” was released last in Corley’s native U.S., where the single was only a minor pop hit, reaching number 80 on the Hot 100 on June 1, 1985. American dancefloors were more receptive than its airwaves; Corley reached number 26 on the Billboard Dance/Disco chart the week of June 22, 1985.

The 12-inch (long) version includes an entire additional verse prior to the first chorus. This verse is excised in both the single and album versions of the song.

SIDE A:
Square Rooms (Long Version) 8:02
Written By – Al Corley, Peter Woods, Harold Faltermeier/Al Corley
Written-By – Al CorleyHarold Faltermeier*, Peter Woods*

SIDE B:
Square Rooms (Single Version) 3:40
Written By – Peter Woods, Harold Faltermeier/Al Corley
Written-By – Al CorleyHarold Faltermeier*, Peter Woods*

Don’t Play With Me 4:20
Written-By – Al Corley

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Square Rooms U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #80
1985 Square Rooms U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury – 822 241-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Management – Alex Grob
Producer – Harold Faltermeier*

NOTES:
From the forthcoming LP “AL CORLEY”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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