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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Limahl – Only For Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Only For Love” is the debut single by former Kajagoogoo singer Limahl, following being fired from the group by his bandmates in 1983. The song was featured in the first UK version of Now That’s What I Call Music, and later included on Limahl’s 1984 debut solo album, Don’t Suppose. The song became his first UK Top 20 hit, peaking at No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart. It remains his second most popular single in the UK as a solo act (the first being “The Neverending Story”). The song also reached No. 5 in Switzerland, No. 9 in Austria and No. 51 in the U.S..

Limahl performed the song with Beth Anderson on the TV show American Bandstand on March 9, 1985.

The song also played a part in the singer meeting producer Giorgio Moroder, while he was performing the song at a rock festival in Tokyo the following year. Moroder would help Limahl reach greater international success later in his career.

*These mixes are exclusive to the  U.S. 12″. The “Instrumental Mix” is vinyl only.

SIDE A:
Only For Love (Dance Mix) 6:41

SIDE B:
Only For Love (Dub Mix) 4:41
Only For Love (Instrumental Mix) 6:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Only For Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #51

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-7861
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Remix] – Paul Sabu
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Producer – De Harris, Tim Palmer
Producer [Additional], Remix – Rusty Garner
Written-By – Limahl

NOTES:
“An Endless Music Mix”.
Mastered at Precision.
Tritec Music Ltd.

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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Kajagoogoo – Too Shy (Midnight Mix) (Canada 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

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“Too Shy” is a song written and recorded by English band Kajagoogoo, released January 22, 1983. The first single from their debut album White Feathers, the song was an immediate hit and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for two weeks. It was also very successful in other European countries, spending five weeks at number one in Germany, and reaching number two in Switzerland, and number four in Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands.

Assisted by heavy rotation on MTV, the song later became a success in the United States, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Too Shy” is Kajagoogoo’s only significant hit in the US, where the band is widely regarded as a one-hit wonder. In the UK, however, Kajagoogoo had further hits, including two more top 10 singles: “Ooh to Be Ah” and “Big Apple”, both in 1983.

“Too Shy” was written by Kajagoogoo and produced by Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes and Colin Thurston, the latter of whom had produced Duran Duran’s first two albums. In 2006, “Too Shy” was ranked number 27 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 80’s and number 9 on VH1’s “100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s.”

There are two different versions of the “Midnight Mix” one is the “American Midnight Mix” 5:47 which was issued after the single was released in North America making it the second mix. The original “Midnight Mix” 5:23 was issued in Europe upon the single’s initial release. I have included it here as a bonus track which I lifted from the UK 12″.

SIDE A:
Too Shy (American Midnight Mix) 5:47
Producer – Colin Thurston, Nick Rhodes
Remix [Uncredited] – Mark Kamins

SIDE B:
Take Another View 4:32
Producer – Femi Jiya

BONUS TRACK:
Too Shy (Midight Mix) 5:23
Producer – Colin Thurston, Nick Rhodes

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Too Shy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1983 Too Shy U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #23
1983 Too Shy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #25

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– 75036
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Canada
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Bass Guitar, Vocals [Additional] – Nick Beggs
Cover – Cream (7), Nick Beggs
Drums, Programmed By [Electronic Programming] – Jez Strode
E-bow, Guitar – Steve Askew (2)
Engineer – Colin Thurston
Lead Vocals – Limahl
Lyrics By – Limahl, Nick Beggs (tracks: A)
Management – Paul Ryan (2)
Other [Hair By] – Toni And Guy
Other [Special Thanks To] – P.G.
Photography By [Cover Shots] – Sheila Rock, Steve Hickey
Synth, Vocals [Additional] – Stuart Croxford Neale
Written-By, Arranged By – Kajagoogoo

NOTES:
Track A From the LP – “WHITE FEATHERS”
Recorded in England.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Kaja – Turn Your Back On Me (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

Hype Sticker

Side 1 Label

RMHype

Originally posted April 12, 2010

“Turn Your Back On Me” was the third single released by Kajagoogoo (Known as Kaja in the US) from the album “Islands” also known as “Extra Play” in the United States. The song was recorded without Limahl, who had been fired by the band in mid-1983 and went on to pursue a solo career. Bass player Nick Beggs, already the group’s main backing singer, took over lead vocal duties, and also wrote the lyrics. The song was produced by the band themselves, now a four-piece group, along with Colin Thurston, who had also produced their debut, “White Feathers”.

“Turn Your Back On Me” did well on the US Dance Charts peaking at #2 for two weeks. In the UK the single peaked at #47.

After Limahl’s departure, the bands second album (from which “Turn Your Back On Me” comes) was released in the U.S. as Kaja, but still Kajagoogoo in other markets. Finally, in 1985 after another member left, the remaining members officially renamed themselves Kaja in all markets.

The remixes on this 12″ are exclusive to the US market.

SIDE A:
Turn Your Back On Me (Flipped Disc Mix) 6:58

SIDE B:
Turn Your Back On Me (Dub Mix) 5:32

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Turn Your Back On Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-7850-1/2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Edited By, Mixed By – Steve Thompson
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Barbiero
Producer – Colin Thurston, Kaja
Producer [Additional] – Steve Thompson
Written-By – J. Strode*, N. Beggs*, S. Askew*, S. Neale*

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2 Label

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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