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Duran Duran – The Wild Boys (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“The Wild Boys” is the twelfth single by Duran Duran, released in October 1984.

The song was the only studio track on the live album Arena, and was produced by Nile Rodgers, who had previously remixed the single “The Reflex”. It was recorded at the end of July 1984 at Maison Rouge studios in London.

“The Wild Boys” became one of the band’s biggest hits, reaching #2 on the American Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks, behind “Out of Touch” by Hall & Oates and “Like a Virgin” by Madonna and also hitting #1 on the Cash Box Top 100 chart. It peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart, and also reached the top position in Germany and on the Canadian CHUM Chart.

It became the band’s biggest charting single in Australia, reaching #3. The band’s parent album, “Arena”, was certified Double Platinum in the United States.

The idea for the song came from longtime Duran Duran video director Russell Mulcahy, who wanted to make a full-length feature film based on the surreal and sexual 1971 novel The Wild Boys: A Book Of The Dead by William S. Burroughs. He suggested that the band might create a modern soundtrack for the film in the same way that Queen would later provide a rock soundtrack for Mulcahy’s 1986 movie Highlander. Singer Simon Le Bon began writing some lyrics based on Mulcahy’s quick synopsis of the book, and the band created a harsh-sounding instrumental backdrop for them.

The single was issued with six separate collectible covers – one featuring each individual band member and one of the band collectively.

The B-side, “(I’m Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement (Live)”, was recorded at the 5 March 1984 show at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. This is the same concert where the video for “The Reflex” was filmed.

SIDE A:
The Wild Boys (Wilder Than Wild Boys) (Extended Mix) 8:00
Producer – Nile Rodgers

SIDE B:
The Wild Boys (45) 4:16
Producer – Nile Rodgers

(I’m Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement (1984) 4:09
Engineer [Live Recording] – George Tutko
Engineer, Mixed By – Jason Corsaro

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 The Wild Boys U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1984 The Wild Boys U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– S14-102
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 21 Nov 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Jason Corsaro
Photography By [Front] – Francesco Scavullo
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Duran Duran
Sleeve [Sleeve Producer] – Assorted Images

NOTES:
Track B2 recorded live on tour 1984.
Mastered at Masterdisk.

From the LP “ARENA”

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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:
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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Duran Duran – A View To A Kill (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th November 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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Logo2After several requests and all the buzz surrounding the newly unearthed 12″ remix of “A View To A Kill”. I decided to post the only official U.S. 12″ of the Duran Duran classic. Sure it’s just the original single version, but for those of us who are audiophile’s hearing the track in it’s original uncompressed vinyl glory is a real treat especially in 24 bit.

In November 2014 – The James Bond site MI6 revealed a previously unreleased 7:30 extended remixed 12″ version of the song and it has since been mentioned on Duran Duran’s website which suggests that it might be the real deal. MI6 claim that Steve Thompson created the 12″ mix in Paris with the band, although John Taylor says “I don’t remember hearing it at the time”. The remix can be heard of MI6-HQ’s page on Soundcloud. November 22, 2014, Steve Thompson confirmed to Super Deluxe Editions that he, Mike Barbiero and the band was there except John Taylor had made the 12″ version of the song in a Paris studio.

“A View to a Kill” is the thirteenth single by Duran Duran, released in 6 May 1985 and created for the James Bond movie A View to a Kill. It was a stand-alone single, and remains the only James Bond theme song to have reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; it also made it to number 2 for three weeks on the UK Singles Chart.

In 1986, John Barry and Duran Duran were nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for A View to a Kill. The song was the last track recorded by the original five members of Duran Duran until their 2001 reunion. It was played at their 1985 performance at Live Aid in Philadelphia, their final performance prior to their first split, while still at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
A View To A Kill 3:35

SIDE B:
A View To A Kill 3:35

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 A View To A Kill U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– SPRO-9391
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – John Barry
Engineer, Mixed By – Jason Corsaro
Producer – Bernard Edwards, Duran Duran, Jason Corsaro
Sampler [Digital] – Jonathan Elias
Written-By – Duran DuranJohn Barry

NOTES:
Same track appears on both sides
From the James Bond Movie “A VIEW TO A KILL”

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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@
Click Removal: Manual
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
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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Peter Gabriel – Big Time (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th November 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Big Time” is a song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So. It was his second top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #8.

“Big Time” alternates mode between A♭ minor (Aeolian) in the chorus and A♭ Dorian during the verses and is played at the speed of 116 bpm. The song’s bass guitar part is unique in that backing bassist Tony Levin and then-backing drummer Jerry Marotta teamed up for the main bassline. Using one of Levin’s fretless basses, Levin handled the fingerings while Marotta hit his drumsticks on the strings, which is why the bass part sounds percussive. Inspired by this sound, Levin later invented Funk Fingers, which were little drumstick ends that could be attached to the fingers to achieve a similar bass guitar effect in concert. Police drummer Stewart Copeland plays drums on the song.

SIDE A:
Big Time (Dance Mix) 6:10
Remix – Tom Lord Alge*

SIDE B:
In Your Eyes (Special Mix) 7:14
Engineer [Remix] – Jason Corsaro
Producer – Bill Laswell

We Do What We’re Told (Milgram’s 37) 3:18

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Big Time U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1986 Big Time U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records – 0-20600
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Brett WickensPeter Saville (2)
Engineer – Kevin Killen
Photography By – Trevor Key
Producer – Daniel LanoisPeter Gabriel
Written-By – Peter Gabriel

NOTES:
Designed at Peter Saville Associates, London.

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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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John Taylor – I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th December 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

John Taylor (born Nigel John Taylor on June 20,1960 in Birmingham, England) is a British bass guitarist and co-founder of the New Romantic band Duran Duran.

“I Do What I Do (Theme For 9½ Weeks)” was a 1986 single performed by Duran Duran bassist John Taylor, giving his first solo singing performance during a hiatus in Duran Duran’s career ans also features Michael Brecker performing saxophone. It was the main single released from the 9½ Weeks Original Soundtrack.

“I Do What I Do” was co-written by Jonathan Elias, Michael Des Barres and John Taylor, after Des Barres was approached about writing a song for the movie’s soundtrack. It was originally intended to be sung by Lisa Dalbello, but she bowed out at the last minute and John decided he could do the song instead.

The video features John Taylor in a tuxedo, singing the words while watching a private screening of the movie 9½ Weeks. It was directed by Taylor himself.

SIDE A:
I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (The Final Cut) 8:04
Remix – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

SIDE B:
I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (Film Mix) 4:19
Mixed By – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) (The Single Mix) 3:44
Mixed By – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #23
1986 I Do What I Do (Theme For 9 ½ Weeks) U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records – V-15223
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Cover] – Frank Olinsky
Engineer – Bruce Darby, Larry Alexander, Michael Montes
Percussion [Electronic] – Jimmy Bralower
Photography – Rebecca Blake
Producer – Jason Corsaro, John Taylor, Jonathan Elias
Saxophone – Michael Brecker
Written By – John Taylor, Jonathan Elias, Michael DesBarres

NOTES:
Theme from the film “9 1/2 Weeks”

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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