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Pet Shop Boys – Paninaro (Italy 12″ Ltd. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st February 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Originally posted September 25, 2012

Limited Edition Italy-only 12″. 5000 copies exist.

“Paninaro” is a song by English synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys. Originally a B-side to the 1986 single “Suburbia”, it was released as a limited-edition single in Italy during the same year. “Paninaro” was produced by the band themselves, and is the first track which features Chris Lowe on lead vocals, although he speaks the lyrics, rather than sings them.

While all 7″ and 12″ releases of “Suburbia” contained only the 7″ version of “Paninaro”, the 12″ version was featured on “Disco: The Remix Album”. Another remix by Ian Levine was done, but only appears as the second track from the Italian 12″ single.

“Paninaro” was written entirely by Chris Lowe, and was originally based on an idea brought forth by Tom Watkins, who later removed himself from the project. The Paninari is the name of a 1980s Italian youth subculture known as the paninari; derived from the word panino, Italian for sandwich, they were known for congregating in restaurants serving sandwiches and in the first US-style fast food restaurants, as well as their preference for designer clothing and 1980s pop music such as the New Romantic music of Duran Duran. Neil Tennant has said that they were drawn to the concept due to having shared those preferences.

The band wanted to remove Versace from the lyrics because Vercase was not really a designer favoured by the Paninari, but it was edited out of every version except the 12″

There was in fact a video shot for ‘Paninaro’, even though it wasn’t a bonafide single. It featured shots taken around Milan and fed through a digital imaging processor to give it a pixelated feel. It was released originally on the “Television” video compilation and again on the “Pop Art” DVD.

“Paninaro” was remixed and released a second time in 1995 as “Paninaro 95” in conjunction with the b-sides compilation “Alternative”.

SIDE A:
Paninaro (Italian Remix) 8:36
Remix – David Jacobs*, Pet Shop Boys

SIDE B:
Paninaro (Ian Levine Mix) 9:54
Remix –  Ian Levine

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone ‎– 14 2015626
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Limited Edition
Country: Italy
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – Tennant/Lowe*

NOTES:
Italy-only single. 5000 copies exist.
Track 1 Listed as “The Pet Shop Boys Mix” on sleeve.

Made in Italy by EMI Italiana S.p.A.

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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Bucks Fizz – New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) (Ian Levine Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“New Beginning (Mamba Seyra)” (often referred to as simply “New Beginning”) is a 1986 single by UK pop group Bucks Fizz. It was a comeback hit (their first release on Polydor Records), achieving their highest chart placing for four years.

The song was written by Mike Myers and Tony Gibber and was produced by Myers along with the group’s regular producer Andy Hill. According to the group, the recording of the song took an unusually long time due to the vocal tracks. As well as the group recording their vocals repeatedly, there was also a children’s choir and gospel choir used on the track. The musicians in the studio also were used on distant back-up vocals. Member Cheryl Baker remembers one version where Hill instructed them to deliberately sing out of tune, which she found difficult. The original mix of the song was completed in February 1986.

“New Beginning” (as it is very often more simply referred) was originally recorded a year earlier by Force 8 – who were actually pop group The Dooleys under an assumed name. The theme of the song is one of hope where the narrator talks about building a happier world, with some parts of the song sung in Swahili and Spanish. The video for the single depicts the group performing the song in a Metropolis-type setting backed by dancers and drummers – due to the heavy drum sound on the track.

The song was released in May 1986 and was seen as a comeback single as it was their first release in eight months and featured new member Shelley Preston who had replaced Jay Aston a year earlier. It was also their first release on new record label, Polydor after their five-year contract with RCA had finished. The song was notable for its full and lavish production and multi-layered vocal work and received much praise from critics as well as becoming very popular on radio. The song became a big hit in the Summer of 1986. After entering at No.55, the song rose sharply to No.24 becoming instantly their biggest hit for three years. Two weeks later the single entered the top 10 at number eight where it stayed the following week. The song remained on the charts for 10 weeks and became the 93rd biggest-seller of the year. “New Beginning” achieved their highest chart position for four years, but was also their last UK top 40 hit. In the United States the single did not chart.

SIDE A:
New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) (Ian Levine Remix) 9:28
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) (Ian Levine Remix – Dub Version) 8:18
Remix – Ian Levine

New Beginning (Mamba Seyra) 4:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– 885 274-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Andy Hill
Written-By – Mike Myers (2), Tony Gibber

NOTES:
Special versions from the LP “WRITING ON THE WALL”

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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Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hangin’ On (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” is a 1966 song written and composed by Holland–Dozier–Holland. It first became a popular Billboard Hot 100 number one hit for the American Motown group The Supremes in late 1966.

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was covered in an updated version by British singer Kim Wilde in 1986. Wilde’s version was a total re-working of the original, completely transforming the Supremes’ Motown Sound into a hi-NRG song. She and her brother, producer Ricky Wilde, had not heard “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” for several years when they decided to record it. The song was not a track they knew well, so they treated it as a new song, even slightly changing the original lyrics.

It was released as the second single from Wilde’s Another Step studio album (although “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was the LP’s first worldwide single, as the first single had been released only in selected countries). The song became the biggest hit of Wilde’s career, reaching number 2 in her home country, and number 1 in Australia. It also became Wilde’s second and last Top 40 hit in the US following “Kids in America” and is also, to date, her most successful song in that country, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in June 1987. It later ranked as the 34th biggest hit of 1987 on Billboard’s Hot 100 year-end chart that year. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for UK sales exceeding 250,000 copies.

SIDE A:
You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Extended Mix) 9:01
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
Loving You 4:52
Written-By – Kim Wilde, Ricki Wilde*

You Keep Me Hangin’ On (7″ Edit) 4:11

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #30
1987 You Keep Me Hangin’ On U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23717
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By, DesignSimon Marsh (2)
Producer – Ricki Wilde*
Written-By – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.* (tracks: A, B2)

NOTES:
Original version available on the MCA album “Another Step”.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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Bronski Beat – C’Mon! C’Mon! (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“C’Mon! C’Mon!” is a 1986 song by Bronski Beat from their album, Truthdare Doubledare. In its review of the album upon its release, Billboard identified “C’mon C’mon” as one of the stronger tracks that “should find mainstream and alternative fans.” Despite being recognized as one of the stronger tracks on the album, the single only reached No. 20 in the UK pop chart, indicating Bronski Beat’s popularity was beginning to wane. In the US the single became the groups last charting single peaking at #17 on the Billboard dance chart in July 1986.

SIDE A:
C’mon! C’mon! (Extended Dance Mix) 6:15

SIDE B:
C’mon! C’mon! (Tropical Mix) 10:32
Remix – Ian Levine

Something Special (Unreleased Track) 4:00

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 C’mon! C’mon! U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23630, London Records ‎– MCA-23630
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Peter Barrett (3)
Engineer – Tom Frederikse (tracks: A, B1)
Keyboards, Accordion [Piano Accordian], Guitar [Double Speed] – Steve Bronski
Keyboards, Marimba, Percussion – Larry Steinbachek
Management – Anthony Kawalski
Photography – Mike Morton
Producer – Adam Williams (tracks: A, B1), Bronski Beat (tracks: B2)
Vocals – John-Jøn*
Written-By –Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
C’mon! C’mon! From the LP “Truthdare Doubledare”

Thanks · Mike Myers · Major Minors
Thanx Pete
Forbidden Fruit – “The Byte Goes On”
Beat Boy Blessings

Recorded In England

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

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Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Hit That Perfect Beat” is a single from the British synthpop trio Bronski Beat. The single did very well on the US dance chart peaking at #7. In the US MCA Records issued a promotional 7″ single which included two exclusive edits of the song. The tracks are the US single version 3:13 and an edit of the US single version 3:07.

SIDE A:
Hit That Perfect Beat (US Single Version) 3:13
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
Hit That Perfect Beat (US Single Version Edit) 3:07
Remix – Ian Levine

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Hit That Perfect Beat U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-52750
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Adam Williams
Written-By – Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
Exclusive US edits.

Track A/B: From the Motion Picture Soundtrack LP “Letter To Brezhnev” and the forthcoming LP by Bronski Beat FORBIDDEN FRUIT.

PROMOTIONAL COPY NOT FOR SALE

Recorded in England
℗ 1985 London Records Ltd.

On Rear Of Sleeve –
Forbidden Fruit
“The Byte Goes On”
Dedicated To The Ones We Love

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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Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st December 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Hit That Perfect Beat” is a single from the British synthpop trio Bronski Beat and appeared on their 1986 album Truthdare Doubledare. It became a popular dance hit and reached number three in the UK charts in November 1985 and reached the top ten in many European countries and across the world. The video for the song featured frontman and vocalist John Foster alongside the other two band members playing at a Liverpool club called “The State” as well as scenes from in and around Stanley Dock. The song also appeared in the British film and soundtracl “Letter To Brezhnev”.

In the US “Hit That Perfect Beat” debuted on the Billboard dance chart on March 15, 1986 peaking at #7 spending ten weeks on the survey.

SIDE A:
Hit That Perfect Beat (Remix) 8:26
Remix – Ian Levine

SIDE B:
Hit That Perfect Beat (Original Mix) 6:25

Hit That Perfect Beat (Dub) 7:10
Remix – Ian Levine

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Hit That Perfect Beat U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23605, London Records ‎– MCA-23605
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Adam Williams
Written-By – Jøn*, Steinbachek*, Bronski*

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack Album ‘Letter To Brezhnev’.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT-“THE BYTE GOES ON”

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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