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Men At Work – Everything I Need (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi”

Originally posted February 24, 2011

“Everything I Need” was a single released in 1985 by the Australian group Men at Work. The song was written by Men at Work singer/guitarist Colin Hay and the recording was produced by Hay with keyboardist Greg Ham. The song appeared on the group’s album Two Hearts.

The tune has a bouncy, midtempo pop/rock feel, and is marked by a loud, thwacking drum rhythm and a prominent slide guitar solo.

“Everything I Need” was not a major hit. It peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was in fact to be the last Men at Work single to make the U.S. charts.

SIDE A:
Everything I Need (Extended Version) 4:33
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero

SIDE B:
Everything I Need (Single Version) 3:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Everything I Need U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #47
1985 Everything I Need U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #28

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 44 05216
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork By – John Dickson
Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain , Colin Hay , Greg Ham
Producer – Colin Hay , Greg Ham
Written-By – C. Hay*

NOTES:
From the Men At Work album “TWO HEARTS”

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:
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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Men At Work – Down Under (Australia 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Side A

“Down Under” (also known as “The Land Down Under”) is a Platinum-certified single recorded by Australian New Wave band Men at Work. It was initially released in October 1981 as the second single from their debut album Business as Usual (1981). The song went to number one in their home country of Australia in December 1981, and then topped the New Zealand charts in February 1982.

Released in North America in mid-1982, the song topped the Canadian charts in October. After initially being ignored in the United States, the song belatedly hit the Billboard Hot 100 in November, finally hitting the top spot (for four weeks) in early 1983. It also enjoyed a lengthy run as the #1 Album Rock Track in the United States. Overall, it was also one of the the three biggest US hits of the year for 1983.

In the UK, the song also topped the charts in January and February 1983, and is – ironically – the only Men at Work song to ever make the UK Top 20. The song also went No. 1 in Ireland, Denmark and Switzerland, and was a top 10 hit in many other territories. It has become a popular and patriotic song in Australia.

Colin Hay told Songfacts: “The chorus is really about the selling of Australia in many ways, the over-development of the country. It was a song about the loss of spirit in that country. It’s really about the plundering of the country by greedy people. It is ultimately about celebrating the country, but not in a nationalistic way and not in a flag-waving sense. It’s really more than that.

In February 2010, Larrikin Music Publishing won a case against the group arising from the uncredited appropriation of “Kookaburra”, originally written in 1934 by Marion Sinclair and for which they owned the publishing rights, as the flute line in “Down Under”. The Australian music-themed TV quiz “Spicks and Specks” had suggested that “Down Under” contained Kookaburra. Larrikin, headed by Norman Lurie (now retired), then filed suit and had demanded between 40 and 60 percent of the previous six years of earnings from the song. In February 2010, the Australian judge ruled that “Down Under” did contain a flute riff based on “Kookaburra” but stipulated that neither was it necessarily the hook nor a substantial part of the hit song (Colin Hay wrote the song years before the flute riff was added by a later member of the band). In July 2010 a judge ruled that Larrikin should be paid 5 percent of past (since 2002) and future profits. After the death of band member Greg Ham on 19 April 2012, many stories reported his disappointment at the ruling and “suggesting that this particular case and the ruling completely destroyed his life”.

The mixes contained on this 12″ were only released to the Australian market to promote the Men At Work compilation “81-85”.

SIDE A:
Down Under (Extended Mix) 5:29
Engineer – Ian MacKenzie*
Mixed By – Greg Ham
Music By – Strykert*
Words By, Music By – Hay*

SIDE B:
Sail To You (Extended Mix) 5:50
Mixed By – François Kevorkian
Producer – Colin HayGreg Ham
Written-By – C. Hay*, G. Ham*, R. Strykert*

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Down Under U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1982 Down Under U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #13
1982 Down Under U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #33
1982 Down Under U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– BA 12229
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed At – Platinum Studios, Melbourne (Track A)

NOTES:
Side A from the LP “Business As Usual”
Side B from the LP “Two Hearts”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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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