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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Midnight Star – Midas Touch (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Midas Touch” is a 1986 single by American R&B group Midnight Star taken from their sixth studio album Headlines. The album and single were the last to feature the Calloway Brothers, who left the group due to irreconcilable differences with the other members.

“Midas Touch” reached the top ten on the U.S. R$B chart peaking at #7. On the Billboard hot 100 “Midas Touch” reached #47. The song was also a hit internationally reaching #8 in the U.K. and #29 in the Netherlands.

SIDE A:
Midas Touch (Vocal/Extended Remix) 6:37
Remix – Ellis Jay

SIDE B:
Midas Touch (Vocal/Edit Of Remix) 5:33
Remix – Ellis Jay

Midas Touch (Instrumental) 6:37

Midas Touch (Bassapella) 5:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Midas Touch U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #7
1986 Midas Touch U.S. Billboard Black Singles #47

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Solar ‎– 0-66836
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Boogie, Funk

CREDITS:
Engineer – Ivaat Etom
Engineer [Assistant] – Jeff Lorenzen, John Hegedes
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Producer – Midnight Star, Reggie Calloway
Written-By – Bo Watson, June Watson Williams

NOTES:
Recorded at Larrabee Sound Studio A
Original LP version available on Solar LP “Headlines”

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 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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Midnight Star – Freak-A-Zoid (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th August 2010

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

Side A Label

This classic electro track is where the well worn vocoder sample “Please Report to the Dancefloor” originates from. “Freak-A-Zoid,” was the first single taken from Midnight Star’s fourth album, No Parking on the Dance Floor, released in 1983, it took them to the top of the charts peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in 1983.

The reason that this PROMO version is so great is the fact of the B side. Its called Instrumental, but actually its all Vocoder, and missing all the normal vocals. Making this a pure electro vocoder claassic.

DISCOGS LINK

RELEASE/PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Label: Solar
Catalog#: ED 4907
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro
Credits:  Producer – Reggie Calloway
From Solar LP “No Parking” LP 60241

SIDE A
(A) Freak-A-Zoid (Vocal) 8:08

SIDE B
(B) Freak-A-Zoid (Instrumental) 6:15

Side B Label

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
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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