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Ēbn-Ōzn – AEIOU Sometimes Y (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th April 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“AEIOU Sometimes Y” is the debut single by New York based synth pop duo Ēbn-Ōzn. “AEIOU” became an international MTV and dance club hit, reaching # 20 on the Billboard Club Chart. The single also received significant black radio play and remains a modern rock radio and 1980s music staple. AllMusic writes that the song “combines intelligence, melody, and weirdness in just the right doses. Accompanied by a video that featured a stream-of-consciousness rap about ‘this incredible Swedish girl,’ and with a more serious subtext about communication, it became a bizarre but deserved hit.”

Recorded in 1981, “AEIOU” has the distinction of being the first commercial single ever recorded entirely on a computer (a Fairlight CMI) in the United States and the subsequent album, Feeling Cavalier, the first such album. Ēbn-Ōzn’s use of the Fairlight CMI’s “sampling” functions makes them true pioneers of sampling, a music recording process, which was then revolutionary and is now common practice in 21st century sound music recording.

SIDE A:
AEIOU Sometimes Y (Long Version – Vocal) 7:38

SIDE B:
AEIOU Sometimes Y (Dub Version – Instrumental) 7:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 AEIOU Sometimes Y U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #20

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Elektra ‎– 0-67915
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction, Cover [Concept By] – Lynn Dreese Breslin
Backing Vocals [The Techettes] – Jimmy Lowell, Joe Berger, Ēbn-Ōzn
Computer [Fairlight Cmi], Synthesizer [Various], Guitar, Vocals [Occasional] – Ēbn*
Cover [Concept By] – Ēbn-Ōzn
Cover [Concept By], Photography By – Virginia Liberatore
Engineer [Assistant] – Bruce Buchalter, Gregory J. Moss
Engineer [Remix] – Dave Wittman
Lead Vocals, Vocals [Characterizations], Synthesizer [Occasional] – Ōzn*
Management [Direction] –Steven E. Machat*
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Other [Hair] – Romeo
Other [Make-up] – Yuseff Rodney
Other [Nuts And Bolts] – Kenn Fink
Other [Styling] – Kim Hastreiter
Producer [Associate] –Robert Rosen
Producer, Recorded By, Programmed By – Ned Liben
Remix – John Luongo, Ēbn-Ōzn
Written-By – Ēbn-Ōzn

NOTES:
Recorded and programmed at M.S.P. Music, NYC.
Mastered at Sterling Sound.

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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Password: burningtheground

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Camouflage – The Great Commandment (John Luongo Mixes) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

REQUEST

“The Great Commandment” is the debut single from German synthpop band Camouflage, taken from their debut album Voices & Images. The single had originally been recorded three years prior and was re-recorded in 1987, giving Camouflage their only number one dance hit. “The Great Commandment” stayed at the top spot for three non-consecutive weeks. The single became popular on independent stations and crossed over to the mainstream American pop charts, peaking at number fifty-nine in 1988. In their native Germany, “The Great Commandment” went to number fourteen, and reached the top ten in over twenty countries.

This US 12″ contains remixes by American dj/remixer John Luongo. I added as a bonus track the “Extended Radio Mix” which I transfered from the German 12″.

SIDE A:
The Great Commandment (12″ Mix) 6:14
The Great Commandment (Dub Mix) 7:52

SIDE B:
The Great Commandment (Extended Dance Mix) 6:00

Pompeji
Producer – Heiko Maile
Recorded By, Mixed By – Axel Henninger*

BONUS TRACK:
The Great Commandment (Extended Radio Mix) 5:40

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 The Great Commandment U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #59
1988 The Great Commandment U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1
1988 The Great Commandment U.S. Billboard Hot Alternative Songs #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86530
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Co-producer – Axel Henninger* (tracks: A1 to B1)
Edited By – John Luongo (tracks: A1 to B1)
Photography By [Back Cover] – Jacques Sehy
Photography By [Front Cover] – Franz Wagner (4)
Producer – Camouflage (tracks: A1 to B1)
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By – Gary Hellman (tracks: A1 to B1)
Production Manager [Additionel Production], Mixed By, Edited By – Gary Hellman (tracks: A1 to B1)
Written-By, Performer – Heiko Maile, Marcus Meyn, Oliver Kreyssig

NOTES:
Special Versions from Atlantic LP “Voices & Images”

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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The Escape Club – Wild, Wild West (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd June 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988
A. Front
hype

Originally posted March 25, 2010

“Wild, Wild West” is a song by The Escape Club from their similarly named debut album, Wild Wild West. The single hit the charts in late 1988 eventually reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of November 12, 1988, making The Escape Club the only British artist to have a No. 1 hit in America while never charting in the UK.

The lyrics, with phrases such as “I love her eyes and her wild, wild hair,” “heading for the ’90s, living in the wild, wild west,” are augmented with gunshot, laser and blaster sound effects. Critics have noted that portions of the song bore a strong similarity to Elvis Costello’s “Pump It Up” due to the distinct drum beat and vocal patterns during the verses.

The music video is noted for using mirror imaging of actors to give the illusion of disembodied arms and legs.

In 1989, Wally Wingert parodied it on the Dr. Demento radio show as “Adam West,” in response to the casting of Michael Keaton as the title character for that year’s Batman film.

I added as bonus tracks the “Artillery Mix” and “Bacapella” which I lifted from the US 12″ promo these versions are exclusive to this release. “We Can Run” is a non-lp track.

SIDE A:
Wild, Wild West (Dance Mix) 7:54
Wild, Wild West (Single Edit) 3:59

SIDE B:
Wild, Wild West (Wild, Wild Dub Club) 7:20
We Can Run 3:40

BONUS TRACKS:
Wild, Wild West (Artillery Mix) 5:58
Wild, Wild West (Bacapella) 5:45

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Wild, Wild West U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1988 Wild, Wild West U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3
1988 Wild, Wild West U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #36

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86544
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Dance-pop

CREDITS:
Design, Art Direction – Stylorouge
Engineer – Gary Hellman
Management – Paddy Spinks*, Tony Smith (13)
Photography By – Nels Israelson
Producer – Chris Kimsey
Producer [Additional], Mixed By, Edited By – John Luongo
Written-By – The Escape Club

NOTES:
Also available the LP “Wild Wild West”

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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John Waite – Missing You (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th April 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

REQUEST

“Missing You” is a song co-written and recorded by English musician John Waite. It was released in June 1984 as the lead single from the album No Brakes. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of 22 September 1984, and number nine on the UK Singles Chart.

Original MTV personality Nina Blackwood said in the book VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave that Waite had written the song about her. She later told the Tampa Bay Times that Waite confirmed this to her after the book’s publication.

SIDE A:
Missing You (Extended Version) 7:03

SIDE B:
For Your Love 3:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Missing You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1984 Missing You U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
1984 Missing You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #27
1984 Missing You U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-7833
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Engineer – Gary Hellman (tracks: A)
Engineer [Assistant] – Ken Stiger (tracks: A)
Mixed By – John Luongo (tracks: A)
Producer – David Thoener, Gary Gersh
Producer, Written-By – John Waite
Written-By – Chas Sandford (tracks: A), Curly Smith (tracks: B), Donnie Nossov (tracks: B), Gary Myricktracks: B), Mark Leonard (tracks: A)

NOTES:
Special version from the LP “NO BRAKES”

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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The Quick – Rhythm Of The Jungle (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th March 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side A

“Rhythm of the Jungle” is a 1982 single by English synth-pop duo The Quick. “Rhythm of the Jungle” was a Top 20 success in Australia, reaching No. 13, and also became a hit in Europe peaking at #9 (Netherlands) and #41 (UK). In the United States the single was a dance hit peaking at #14 on the Billboard Dance Chart.

SIDE A:
A Rhythm Of The Jungle (Extended Mix) 7:16
Mixed By – Jay Mark, John Luongo

SIDE B:
To Prove My Love 4:00

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Rhythm Of The Jungle U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 49-02809
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – The Quick
Written-By – C. Campsie*, G. McFarlane*

NOTES:
Special version from the LP “Fascinating Rhythm”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

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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Rick Springfield – Human Touch (Mexico 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

REQUEST

“Human Touch” is a 1983 single by Australian singer Rick Springfield from his album Living in Oz. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S. It was also his most successful hit in the UK, peaking at number 23; this also led to a performance on Top of the Pops. Because of this being Springfield’s only top 40 single in the UK, he is considered a one-hit wonder in England, despite the fact that Jessie’s Girl is his biggest hit world wide. However, that song only peaked at 43 in 1984 for Springfield, 3 years after its release in the UK.

This Mexican 12″ is pressed on yellow translucent vinyl and has a picture sleeve unique to this release.

SIDE A:
Human Touch (New Mix) 7:17
Remix – John Luongo

SIDE B:
Human Touch (Instrumental) 5:04

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Human Touch U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #18

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– DISCO – TEC 132
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Yellow Translucent
Country: Mexico
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Bill Drescher, Rick Springfield
Written-By – Rick Springfield

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “LIVING IN OZ”

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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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