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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Uptown Girls – (I Know) I’m Losing You ’89 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“(I Know) I’m Losing You” is a song originally recorded by The Temptations in 1966.

During the 1980s, on the Dallas, Texas-based Oak Lawn Records label, the song was covered by the group Uptown Girls and transformed into an upbeat dance tune. This version achieved popularity at Dallas’ famed Starck nightclub due to early play by DJ Rick Squillante and became a standard in many U.S. nightclubs, reaching the No. 80 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987.

SIDE A:
(I Know) I’m Losing You (Ultimix Version) 7:40
(I Know) I’m Losing You (“89” Remix) 6:40

SIDE B:
(I Know) I’m Losing You (Bonus Beats) 4:58
(I Know) I’m Losing You (Serious Sirens) 0::57

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Oak Lawn Records ‎– OLR-135
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: 1989

CREDITS:
Remix [Special Ultimix Remix] – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale
Written-By – Grant*, Holland*, Whitfield*

NOTES:
120 BPM
Produced from Bits & Pieces

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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Liza Minnelli – Losing My Mind (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Losing My Mind” is a song written by Stephen Sondheim originally for the 1971 musical Follies for the character of a former showgirl, Sally Durant Plummer. The song became a popular top ten hit for singer and actress Liza Minnelli in 1989 on the UK Singles chart and in Europe. The song has been covered by many artists.

In the UK Singles Chart, the most successful version has been by American singer and actress Liza Minnelli, reaching number six. It was the lead single from her 1989 studio album, Results, produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn. The 12″ release peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Maxi Singles Sales chart. It also peaked at number twenty-six on the American dance chart.

The Pet Shop Boys demo version of “Losing My Mind” (which has Neil Tennant singing the vocal) was later remixed and released as a B-side on the Pet Shop Boys’ single, “Jealousy”. This demo version contains a scream that Minnelli opted not to include on her release.

SIDE A:
Losing My Mind (Ultimix Edit) 7:35
Edited By – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale

Losing My Mind (Ultimix Dub) 5:09
Edited By – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale

SIDE B:
Losing My Mind (Remix) 7:02
Losing My Mind (7″ Version) 4:07

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Losing My Mind U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #11
1989 Losing My Mind U.S. Billboard Hot dance Music/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: pic ‎– 49 68858
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Christopher Austopchuk
Mastered By – Vlado*
Other [Hair] – Teddy Antolin
Other [Makeup] – Kevin Aucoin
Other [Styling] – Joshua Jordan
Photography By – David La Chapelle*
Producer – Julian Mendelsohn, Pet Shop Boys
Remix – Julian Mendelsohn
Written-By – S. Sondheim*

NOTES:
From the Epic LP “Results”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Pretty Poison – Catch Me (I’m Falling) (Spanish Ultimix) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th July 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Catch Me (I’m Falling)” is a dance-pop song released by the American group Pretty Poison in 1987. It was included on the soundtrack to the film Hiding Out, which starred Jon Cryer and came out the same year; the song later appeared on Pretty Poison’s debut album, Catch Me I’m Falling (1988). It was the group’s biggest hit single to date, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in late September 1987. Later that same year, the song charted inside the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number eight and remaining in the top 40 for 14 weeks. The single was certified gold by the RIAA on March 9, 1989. In the UK the song entered the Top 100 for two weeks at the end of January 1988 and peaked at number 85.

The same mix appears on both sides of this U.S. 12″ promo.

SIDE A
Catch Me (I’m Falling) (Vocal / Spanish Ultimix) 6:28

SIDE AA
Catch Me (I’m Falling) (Vocal / Spanish Ultimix) 6:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987/88 Catch Me (I’m Falling) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1987/88 Catch Me (I’m Falling) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – DMD 1100
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Remix] – Frank Heller
Mastered By [Runout Etching ✩] – Greg Calbi
Producer – Kae Williams Jr., Kurt Shore
Remix [Special Ultimix Version] – Bradley D. Hinkle, Les Massengale
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Bruce Forest

NOTES:
Promotional copy – not for sale.

Same version on both sides.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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Password: burningtheground

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Paula Abdul – Straight Up (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A Side

“Straight Up” is a 1988 hit single by American singer and choreographer Paula Abdul.

“Straight Up” was the third single released from her debut album Forever Your Girl, after “Knocked Out” and “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me”. While the latter was enjoying success on the R&B charts, radio station KMEL in San Francisco started playing “Straight Up” from the album. The label decided to abandon “(It’s Just) The Way That You Love Me” and refocus its attention on “Straight Up”. The strategy paid off, as “Straight Up” was followed by three more number-one hits from the same album.

In the US, “Straight Up” reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 by February 11, 1989, where it stayed for three consecutive weeks. “Straight Up” was one of the most popular R&B and dance-pop singles of the entire year, remaining in the Top 10 for seven weeks, the Top 20 for nine weeks, and the Top 40 for sixteen weeks. The success of “Straight Up” catapulted the “Forever Your Girl” album into the top 20 on the album chart. 2 more number-one hits from the album boost it up further into the top 5 where it lingered before it finally reached the pole position in October after a record-setting 64 weeks on the market.

SIDE A:
Straight Up (Kevin Saunderson Mix) 6:51
Remix – Ben GrosseKevin Saunderson

SIDE B:
Straight Up (Ultimix) 6:57
Remix – Bradley D. HinkleLes Massengale

Straight Up (Marley Marl Mix) 6:29
Remix – Marley Marl

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

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Straight Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1988 Straight Up U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #39
1988 Straight Up U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #3
1988 Straight Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club/Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin Records America, Inc. ‎– DMD 1295
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop
Credits: Co-producer – Keith Cohen
Producer – Elliot Wolff

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP
“FOREVER YOUR GIRL”

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B Side

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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