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U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the opening track from their 1983 album War and was released as the album’s third single on 11 March 1983 in Germany and the Netherlands. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” is noted for its militaristic drumbeat, harsh guitar, and melodic harmonies. One of U2’s most overtly political songs, its lyrics describe the horror felt by an observer of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, mainly focusing on the Bloody Sunday incident in Derry where British troops shot and killed unarmed civil rights protesters and bystanders. At the same time, the lyrics reject hate and revenge as a response, as noted in the line “There’s many lost, but tell me who has won.” Along with “New Year’s Day,” the song helped U2 reach a wider listening audience. It was generally well received by critics on the album’s release.

The song has remained a staple of U2’s live concerts. During its earliest performances, the song created controversy. Lead singer Bono reasserted the song’s anti-sectarian-violence message to his audience for many years. Today, it is considered one of U2’s signature songs, and is one of the band’s most performed tracks. Critics rate it among the best political protest songs, and it has been covered by over a dozen artists. It was named the 272nd-greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

SIDE A:
Sunday Bloody Sunday 4:34

SIDE B:
Two Hearts Beat As One (U.S. Remix) 5:41
Engineer [Assisted By At Remix] – Glenn Rosenstein
Engineer [Remix] – John Potoker
Remix – Francois Kevorkian*

New Year’s Day (U.S. Remix) 4:29
Engineer [Remix] – John Potoker
Remix – Francois Kevorkian*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records – 600.820
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Photography By [Band] – Anton Corbijn
Photography By [Boy] – Ian Finlay (2)
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – U2

NOTES:
Tracks B1 & B2 remixed at Sigma Sound N.Y.C.

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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, ocenaudio
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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Planet P – Why Me? (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Why Me?” is a song by American rock musician Tony Carey under the pseudonym Planet P Project also known as Planet P. “Why Me?” received heavy exposure of the accompanying music video on MTV. In the U.S. the single clicked at mainstream rock stations peaking at #4, while it also managed to crossover over onto the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #64.

SIDE A:
Why Me? (Dance Remix) 6:28

SIDE B:
Why Me? (Instrumental / Dubb) 5:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Why Me? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #64
1983 Why Me? U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:Geffen Records ‎– PRO-A-2018
Format:Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country:US
Released:1983
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Peter Hauke
Remix – François Kevorkian, John Potoker

NOTES:
Original version on the Geffen LP “PLANET P”

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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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Password: burningtheground

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Peter Wolf – Lights Out (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th March 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Lights Out” was the debut solo single by American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician Peter Wolf. Wolf is best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983. “Lights Out” became a hit single, peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1984.

SIDE A:
Lights Out (Extended Dance Mix) 6:16

SIDE B:
Lights Out (Short Dance Mix) 5:15
Lights Out (Hellified Dub Mix) 7:17

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Lights Out U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #12
1984 Lights Out U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #6
1984 Lights Out U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #11

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-7834
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Ed Stasium, John Potoker
Producer – Michael Jonzun
Remix – François Kevorkian

NOTES:
From the LP “LIGHTS OUT”

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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 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

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Password: burningtheground

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Wham! – Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th March 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side One

“Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)” was the debut single by British pop duo Wham!, released in 1982 on Innervision Records. The US Promo 12″ single was titled “Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) and contained remixes by Francois Kevorkian which are unique to this 12”. It was written by George Michael, one half of the duo. The song failed make an impact on the US charts.

According to Rob Jovanovic in his 2007 biography of George Michael, the song “depicted the world as they saw it” although it was “hardly a rap as we know it today.” The message is that if you’re young and unemployed, have fun. Of course, most people who are faced with especially long term unemployment find life a struggle, but youthful optimism certainly paid off for this dynamic duo. David Austin and Paul Ridgeley (Andrew’s brother) added backing vocals.

SIDE A:
Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (Vocal) 7:01

SIDE B:
Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (Instrumental) 6:06

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

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Inner Vision ‎– 44-03177, Columbia ‎– 44-03177
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rap, Funk, Disco
Credits: Engineer – John Potoker
Mixed By – Francois Kevorkian*
Producer – Bob Carter
Written-By – A. Ridgeley*, G. Michael*

NOTES:
DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE

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Side Two

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

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Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael, Wham! | 22 Comments »

Yazoo – Situation (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th December 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Situation” is a 1982 single by the British synthpop band, Yazoo. The song was originally released in the UK as the B-side to Yazoo’s debut single, “Only You”, which went to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. Released as a single in North America, the song peaked at number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, and hit the top 40 in Canada, peaking at number 31. In late summer 1982 it became Yazoo’s first song to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, remaining at number one on this chart for four weeks. It also crossed over to the R&B chart, peaking at number 31.

The song features a memorable synthesizer hook by Vince Clarke (similar to the work he had done with his previous band, Depeche Mode), combined with the vocals by Alison Moyet (including her laughter, which has since been sampled in countless other songs, including the international novelty dance hit “Macarena”).

SIDE A:
Situation 5:40

SIDE B:
Situation (Dub Version) 5:45

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #73
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #31
1982 Situation U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-29950
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Sleeve] – Rocking Rick Lego
Engineer – http://www.discogs.com/artist/John+Potoker
Mastered By – Herb Powers Jr.
Producer – Daniel MillerEric RadcliffeVince Clarke
Remix [Remixed By] – François Kevorkian
Written-By – Moyet*, Clarke*

nOTES:
From the Sire LP:
“Upstairs At Eric’s”

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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
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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Posted in Alison Moyet, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Vince Clarke, Yazoo | 33 Comments »

Philip Bailey (Duet with Phil Collins) – Easy Lover (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th November 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on December 3, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Easy Lover” is a hit song performed by Philip Bailey and Phil Collins (both born in the same year, 1951), and written by Bailey, Collins, and Nathan East. The song appeared on Bailey’s solo album Chinese Wall and was released in November 1984.

The song was a hit in several countries worldwide. In the US it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 kept out of the top spot for two weeks by I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner, and in the UK it reached #1, staying there for four weeks. The single sold over a million copies in the United States and has only been certified Gold — not Platinum — since the RIAA requirement for a Platinum single wasn’t lowered to 1,000,000 units until 1989. In addition Easy Lover has been certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of over 400,000 in the UK and platinum in Canada by Music Canada.

“Easy Lover” won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Overall Performance in a Video in 1985 and was Grammy nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals in 1986.

The lighthearted video for the song was filmed in London, England and is essentially a music video about the making of a music video.

SIDE A:
Easy Lover (Extended Dance Remix) 6:18
Vocals [Duet With] – Phil Collins
Written-By – N. East*, P. Collins*, P. Bailey*

SIDE B:
Woman 5:04
Written-By – G. Skardina*, M. Sharron*, S. Mitchell*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Easy Lover U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1984 Easy Lover U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #15
1984 Easy Lover U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #5
1984 Easy Lover U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44-05160
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: Nov 1984
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Nick Tokes
Producer – Phil Collins
Remix – John Potoker (tracks: A)

NOTES:
Special version from the Columbia Lp “CHINESE WALL”
Phil Collins appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.

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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
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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Posted in Phil Collins, Philip Bailey | 28 Comments »