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Erasure – A Little Respect (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“A Little Respect” is a song written and recorded by British synthpop duo Erasure, released in September 1988 as their tenth single. It was issued as the third European (and second American) single from their album The Innocents.

Known as one of their signature songs, “A Little Respect” continued Erasure’s success on the UK Singles Chart, where it hit number four to become the band’s fifth Top 10 single. It was also Erasure’s second consecutive Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it climbed to number 14, and hit number two on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs chart. In the U.K. Mark Saunders and Phil Legg provided the remixes, for the U.S. the remixes were made by Justin Strauss.

Written by Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, the heavily synthesized instrumentation is accentuated by acoustic guitar and Bell’s use of falsetto in the chorus. The lyrics are a plea to a lover to show compassion and respect.

This U.S. 12″ promo contains exclusive vinyl only mixes.

SIDE A:
A Little Respect (LP Version) 3:33
Engineer – Bob Kraushaar

A Little Respect (12″ Vocal) 6:26
Computer [Additional Programming] – Eric Kupper
Engineer – Hugh Dwyer*
Producer [Additional], Remix – Justin Strauss

A Little Respect (12″ Dub) 6:38
Computer [Additional Programming] – Eric Kupper
Engineer – Hugh Dwyer*
Producer [Additional], Remix – Justin Strauss

SIDE B:
A Little Respect (12″ Remix-UK) 6:35
Engineer – Bob Kraushaar
Remix – Mark Saunders

A Little Respect (12″ House Mix) 6:43
Computer [Additional Programming] – Eric Kupper
Engineer – Hugh Dwyer*
Producer [Additional], Remix – Justin Strauss

A Little Respect (12″ House Dub) 6:47
Computer [Additional Programming] – Eric Kupper
Engineer – Hugh Dwyer*
Producer [Additional], Remix – Justin Strauss

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 A Little Respect U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #14
1988 A Little Respect U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– PRO-A-3365
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Stephen Hague

NOTES:
Promotional copy housed in unique sleeve.
From the Erasure LP “THE INNOCENTS”

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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Erasure – Crackers International (Part II) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

Seasons Greetings! I originally posted this 12″ on December 21, 2011. I really love this EP and wanted to give it a proper transfer. This is the first restoration using the new Ortofon 2M Bronze. I really hope that it is an upgrade and you will be able to hear the difference.

Crackers International is a Christmas EP released by Erasure in 1988, in between the albums The Innocents and Wild!.

The EP appeared in several different versions. The original UK release by Mute Records consisted of four original, self-produced tracks. In the UK, where at the time EPs were eligible for the singles chart, it became one of Erasure’s most successful releases, matching the number two peak of 1986’s “Sometimes.” It was promoted with a simple music video for the lead track “Stop!”, showing Clarke and Bell performing the song on a stage surrounded by “stop”, “no entry”, “give way” and similar road signs.

In the U.S., Crackers International was still considered an EP, although two remixes were added (bringing the track list count to six) when Sire Records released it. In the U.S., where EPs chart on the Billboard 200, it hit number seventy-three. The song “Stop!” was also released as its own stand-alone single in the U.S., just barely making an appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 (number 97). On the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart “Stop!” / “Knocking on Your Door” peaked at number four as a double-sided entry.

Additionally, a version of the EP was released in the UK by Mute Records in a very limited-edition, seasonal pressing, titled Crackers International Part 2. Released originally in 12″ vinyl with extended versions of “Stop!” and “Knocking on Your Door”, both remixed by Mark Saunders, it also added the Christmas standard “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. It was subsequently released as a compact disc containing the original 7″ versions of “Stop!” and “Knocking on Your Door” (also of note is the fact that there were two different versions of the single mix of “Stop!”, one with a fade, and a slightly longer one with a ‘cold’ ending).

Sire Records commissioned some mixes for the song by Justin Strauss, who previously had remixed A Little Respect for the U.S. market, but the mixes remain unreleased. This versions can be found on the Soundcloud page of Justin Strauss.

Twenty-five years after Crackers International, in 2013, Erasure would finally release a proper Christmas album, titled Snow Globe.

SIDE A:
Stop! (Mark Saunders Remix) 5:46
Producer – Erasure
Remix – Mark Saunders
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

SIDE B:
Knocking On Your Door (Mark Saunders Remix) 6:04
Producer – Erasure
Remix – Mark Saunders
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:10
Arranged By – Erasure
Mixed By – Mark Saunders
Written-By – Trad.*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S.CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Stop! U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #97
1989 Stop!/Knocking On Your Door U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mute ‎– L12 Mute 93
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 28 Nov 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design, Art Direction – Me Company
Engineer – Alan Moulder
Engineer [Assistant] – Cameron Jenkins, Jock Loveband
Illustration – James Marsh

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 Human League – Heart Like A Wheel (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th March 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First Time In 24 Bit Flac!

Originally posted May 25, 2011

“Heart Like a Wheel” is a song by the British synthpop group The Human League. It is taken from their 1990 album Romantic?.

“Heart Like a Wheel” was the first single to be taken from the Human League’s sixth studio albumRomantic? It was written by former band member Jo Callis with Eugene Reynolds (of The Rezillos) and features vocals by Philip Oakey, Joanne Catherall and Susan Ann Sulley; with the synthesizer skills of Neil Sutton. It was recorded at Genetic Sound Studios during 1990 and produced by Martin Rushent who was reconciled with the band after an eight-year gap.

The song is a return to the overtly political lyrics that the Human League sometimes do, but dressed up to a poppy hook that makes it palatable to the public. Whereas “The Lebanon” of 1984 was the Human League’s view of the Israeli Invasion of Southern Lebanon and subsequent civil war, “Heart Like a Wheel” is supposedly a commentary on U.S. military imperialism. Callis’s lyrics are suitably vague using references such as “sell your soul to a holy war”. At a time when Jihad was all but unheard of in the West, it went over the heads of most of the song’s listeners. 11 years after its release, the events of ‘9/11, followed by the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, would make the song seem written for that epoch. Although it is rarely something the band dwell on allowing people to read what they want into the lyrics.

Released in the UK in August 1990, “Heart Like a Wheel” reached number 29 in the UK and number 32 in the US. A decade after the release, the record is still popular, featuring in a number of third party remixes including some by William Orbit. Also the band frequently play the song live, as it is a very live-friendly track and although not one of their greatest hits, it is still very popular with audiences. Oakey also now often explains the political message to the audiences usually describing it “an anti-war song”.

SIDE A:
Heart Like A Wheel (Extended Mix) 6:51
Remix – Mark Saunders

SIDE B:
Heart Like A Wheel (LP Version) 4:28

Heart Like A Wheel (7″ Remix) 4:37
Remix – William Orbit

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Heart Like A Wheel U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #32
1990 Heart Like A Wheel U.S. Billboard Hot Alternative Songs #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records – 75021 2336 1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Mixed By – Martin Rushent
Written-By – Eugene Reynolds, Jo Callis

NOTES:
From the album, cassette & compact disc “romantic?”

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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 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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The Chameleons UK – Swamp Thing / John, I’m Only Dancing (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st October 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

Happy Halloween!

“Swamp Thing” is a 1986 single by English post-punk band The Chameleons (known as The Chameleons UK in the United States). “Swamp Thing” was the second single released from the bands third album Strange Times. The single was backed with a cover of David Bowie’s “John, I’m Only Dancing”. In the U.K. “Swamp Thing” debuted on the New Musical Express chart on September 13, 1986 peaking at #82.

SIDE A:
Swamp Thing (Edit) 4:54
Written-By – Fielding*, Lever*, Burgess*, Smithies*

SIDE B:
John, I’m Only Dancing 2:27
Written-By – Bowie*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records ‎– PRO-A-2576
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave

CREDITS:
Engineer – Mark Saunders
Producer – Dave M. Allen*

NOTES:
Produced by Dave M. Allen for Palace Productions.
“Swamp Thing” from The Chameleons UK album “Strange Times”.
Promotional Copy Not For Sale.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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Erasure – Blue Savannah (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th June 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

Side One

“Blue Savannah” is a song by Erasure which was issued as a single from the duo’s fourth studio album Wild! in 1990. Mute Records released it in Europe as the album’s third single, and Sire Records released it in the United States as the album’s second single.

It is a classic Erasure synthpop song written by members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell. One of the band’s signature songs, the duo still perform it regularly in concert. An uplifting love song, the instrumentation is crisp and heavily synthesized, accented with sweeping, programmed piano.

“Blue Savannah” became one of Erasure’s most successful singles, peaking at number three on the UK singles chart. It also returned the band to the Top 20 in Germany, where the song hit number thirteen. The release of the single brought about the usual array of remixes and B-sides. Although several club mixes of “Blue Savannah” were issued commercially, the US promo only Shep Pettibone “Out of the Blue” mix proved to be most popular in dance clubs.

In the US “Blue Savannah” peaked at #44 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart.

SIDE A:
Blue Savannah (Out Of The Blue Mix) 6:45
Blue Savannah (Remix/Edit) 3:50

SIDE B:
Blue Savannah (Blue Dub) 6:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 Blue Savannah U.S. Billboard Hot Maxi-Singles Sales #12
1990 Blue Savannah U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– PRO-A-3801
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Edited By – Tony Shimkin
Engineer [Remix] – Goh Hotoda
Producer – Erasure, Gareth Jones, Mark Saunders
Producer [Additional], Remix – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

NOTES:
From The Sire/Reprise Album WILD!
Promotion Only.
Not For Sale.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Erasure – She Won’t Be Home (Lonely Christmas) (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th December 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

C. Insert

Side A

“She Won’t Be Home (Lonely Christmas)” is a US only promotional single released by by British synthpop duo Erasure, released in 1988. Both tracks were taken from the duo’s 1988 Christmas EP “Cracker Internationl”.

The single was shipped with a red promo insert inside the sleeve presenting the single to DJs.

In November 2013 Erasure released their first full length Christmas album titled “Snow Globe” on Mute records.

SIDE A:
She Won’t Be Home (Lonely Christmas) 3:26
Mixed By – Phil Legg
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

SIDE B:
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:12
Arranged By – Erasure
Mixed By – Mark Saunders

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– PRO-S-3409
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Alan Moulder
Engineer [Assistant] – Cameron JenkinsJock Loveband
Producer – Erasure

NOTES:
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from all your friends at Sire & Reprise.
DJ Only Not For Sale

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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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