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Sister Sledge – We Are Family (1984 Remix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

R.I.P. Joni Sledge (September 13, 1956 – March 10, 2017)

“We Are Family” is a 1979 dance hit song by Sister Sledge, composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers. Rodgers and Edwards offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name and quickly began to gain club and radio play. It eventually went Gold, becoming the number one R&B and number two pop song on the US charts in 1979. Along with the tracks, “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “Lost in Music”, “We Are Family” reached number one on the disco charts. It was also the theme song for the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates.

In 1984 the song was remixed by Bernard Edwards and re-released where it chated again in the UK at #33.

SIDE A:
We Are Family (Long Version) (1984 Remix) 7:12
Remix – Bernard Edwards
Producer – Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers

SIDE B:
My Guy / Canadian Sunset 3:43
Producer – Sister Sledge

All American Girls 4:43
Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Co-producer – Sister Sledge

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Cotillion – 796 910-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Germany
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “WE ARE FAMILY”

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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Aretha Franklin & George Michael – I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

I originally posted this 12″ on December 30, 2011. Like many of my older transfers from the period 2010-13 I was using ClikRepair and inferior equipment. So I am happy to be able to give this record a meticulous 2017 re-rip/remaster.

“I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” is a Grammy Award-winning number-one song performed by Aretha Franklin and George Michael as a duet in 1987. It was written by Simon Climie and Dennis Morgan. It also stands as Franklin’s biggest hit at the Adult Contemporary chart, spending several weeks at number two.

The song was a one-off project that helped Michael achieve his ambition to sing with one of his favorite artists, and it reached number-one in both the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100. The song was Franklin’s first and only UK number-one hit, and only her fourth top ten achievement in the country since “I Say a Little Prayer”, nearly two decades earlier. This was also the last of Franklin’s seventeen top 10 hits in the Billboard Hot 100.

For Michael, it became his third consecutive number-one in the UK since going solo, following 1984’s “Careless Whisper” (though the single was actually from the Wham! album Make It Big) and 1986’s “A Different Corner”. In the US, it was Michael’s fourth number-one hit, counting his Wham! days.

The single was the first Michael had recorded (as a lead artist) that he had not written himself. The co-writer, Simon Climie, was unknown at the time, although he later had success as a performer with Climie Fisher in 1988. On the US Billboard Hot 100, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” debuted at number 59, the week of February 21, 1987, reaching number-one in its ninth week, April 18, 1987, and remaining there for two consecutive weeks.

SIDE A:
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Extended Remix) 7:30

SIDE B:
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Percappella) 5:14
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (Edited Remix) 5:29

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1987 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #2
1987 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs #12
1987 I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– EPC 650253 6, Epic ‎– 650253 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Soul

CREDITS:
Keyboards [Additional] – Ed Terry
Producer, Arranged By – Narada Michael Walden
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero*
Written-By – Morgan*, Climie*

NOTES:
Special versions from the LP “ARETHA”
Aretha Franklin appears courtesy of Arista Records.

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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Sheena Easton – Eternity (Shep Pettibone Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th March 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

Re-Rip Remaster

Originally I posted this one on November 17, 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Eternity” was the first and only single released from Sheena Easton’s eighth studio album “No Sound But Heart”, the album’s original U.S. release was canceled, but the album was issued in Canada and Mexico. The album was eventually reissued in 1999 by the One Way Records label, marking the first time it has been officially available in the United States.

‘Eternity” was written and produced by Prince and remixed by Shep Pettibone. Prince also plays guitar on the track under the alias Freddie “The Phantom”. The single failed to chart and was Easton’s final release on the EMI label, where she had started her career. She subsequently moved to MCA Records the following year in 1988.

The b-side “Shockwave” is a non-lp track written by Narada Michael Walden and guitarist Jesse Johnson.

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

SIDE A:
Eternity (Shep Pettibone Mix)  6:24
Coordinator [Production] – Lorraine Rebidas
Engineer [Assistant] – David Knight
Engineer [Mixing] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer – David Leonard
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mixing] – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – Prince

Eternity (Single Version)  3:50
Arranged By [Vocal] – Randy Petersen
Coordinator [Production] – Lorraine Rebidas
Engineer – David Leonard
Engineer [Assistant] – David Knight
Producer – David Leonard
Written-By – Prince

SIDE B:
Eternity (Dub)  6:16
Coordinator [Production] – Lorraine Rebidas
Engineer [Assistant] – David Knight
Engineer [Mixing] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer – David Leonard
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mixing] – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – Prince

Shockwave 5:43
Engineer [Assistant] – Dana Jon Chappelle
Mixed By – David Frazer
Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Written-By – J. Johnson* , N. M. Walden* , Sheena Easton

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America – V-19223
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Funk, Soul
Credits: Producer – David Leonard (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Written By – Prince (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Credits: Arranged By [Vocal Arrangements] – Randy Petersen (tracks: A1 to B1)
Art Direction – Henry Marquez
Cello – Todd Hemmenway (tracks: A1 to B1)
Design – Tommy Steele (2)
Guitar – Freddie “The Phantom” (tracks: A1 to B1)
Keyboards – Rocker Happyfeller (tracks: A1 to B1)
Keyboards, Synthesizer – Jeffrey Kim Bullard* (tracks: A1 to B1), Randy Waldman (tracks: A1 to B1)
Management [Personal Management] – Harriet Wasserman
Photography – Herb Ritz

NOTES:
Original version of “Eternity” can be heard on the LP “NO SOUND BUT HEART”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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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Sheena Easton – So Far So Good (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th March 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Sleeve

Side 1

“So Far So Good” is a 1986 single produced by Narada Michael Walden and recorded by Sheena Easton for the soundtrack of the film “About last Night…”. In the United States the single barely missed the Billboard top 40 peaking at #43.

The b-sdie for the 12″ is the Nile Rodgers penned “Magic Of Love” a special edited version taken from the album “Do You”.

Special note about this single: In the US two seperate 12″ singles were released one featuring remixes by Chris Lord-Alge. The other released as “Red Mix” featured mixes by Rusty Garner. I have incorporated both singles for this post.

 

SIDE A:
So Far So Good (Extended Dance Version) 5:24
Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Producer [Additional], Remix – Chris Lord Alge*

So Far So Good (Dub Mix) 4:52
Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Producer [Additional], Remix – Chris Lord Alge*

SIDE B:
So Far So Good (Red Mix) 8:10
Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Ric Butz
Keyboards [Additional Keyboards Performed By] – Brad Buxer
Producer [Additional Production By], Remix [Remix By] – Rusty Garner
Producer [Produced By] – Narada Michael Walden

So Far So Good (Instrumental) 4:59
Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Ric Butz
Keyboards [Additional Keyboards Performed By] – Brad Buxer
Producer [Additional Production By], Remix [Remix By] – Rusty Garner
Producer [Produced By] – Narada Michael Walden

Magic Of Love (Edited Version) 3:33
Mixed By – James Farber
Written-by, Producer [Produced By] – Nile Rodgers

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 So Far So Good U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #43
1986 So Far So Good U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #35
1986 So Far So Good U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #32

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI America ‎– V-19216, EMI America ‎– V-19220
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Written-By – Cynthia Weil (tracks: A1, A2 B1, B2), Tom Snow (tracks: A1, A2 B1, B2)

NOTES:
From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Album “About Last Night…”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

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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Whitney Houston – One Moment In Time (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th July 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“One Moment in Time” is an Emmy Award winning song written by Albert Hammond and John Bettis, produced by Narada Michael Walden and recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for the 1988 Summer Olympics and the 1988 Summer Paralympics held in Seoul, South Korea.

The song’s melody was inspired by the timeless figure of Elvis Presley, with Hammond imagining it as being sung by Presley at the opening of the Olympics. It appeared on the album 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time, produced in conjunction with NBC Sports’ coverage of the Seoul games and which, in addition to Whitney Houston who sang it live at the main ceremony, also featured artists such as: The Four Tops, The Bee Gees, Eric Carmen, Taylor Dayne and the film composer John Williams. The track is an anthem for believing in yourself against all odds as Houston asks for “One moment in time/when I’m racing with destiny/Then, in that one moment of time, I will feel eternity”.

The video for the song does not show Houston performing the song but is a basic collage of clips from previous Olympic ceremonies. It opens with footage of Olympic games from 1924 and 1964 until the lighting of the cauldron from the 1988 games is shown which fades from black and white to color. As the song plays throughout, footage from the games in 1988 and 1984 are shown. When the chorus is sung for the last time, midway through it, scenes of the awarding from 1984 and 1988 are shown. The song video ends with the 1988 Olympic Cauldron blazing.

“One Moment in Time” was released by Arista Records in August 1988 as the first single from The 1988 Summer Olympics Album: One Moment in Time, the soundtrack to the Games in Seoul, South Korea. The song debuted at number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100, the issue dated September 10, 1988. Nine weeks later, it peaked at number five on the chart, the issue date of November 12, 1988, becoming Houston’s tenth top 10 hit on the Hot 100, and spent 17 weeks on the chart. It also debuted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (formerly “Hot Black Singles”) at number 78, the issue dated September 17, 1988, and six weeks later reached a peak of 22, her lowest position on the R&B chart at the time. On the issue date of November 5, 1988, the single peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary chart, making it her seventh number-one single on the chart, and stayed on the top for two weeks. It ranked number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 Year-End chart of 1988.

Worldwide, it was a big hit. In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 24, the week ending date of September 24, 1988, and within four weeks of its release reached the top position, a peak it maintained for two weeks, becoming Houston’s third UK number-one single.

This UK 12″ contains a super rare mix of “Love Will Save the Day”! This mix is an early version of the slightly easier to find Jellybean & Morales Mix, but this contains some vocal adlibs that never appeared in any other version of the song. And this 12″ is the only release it ever appeared on. 

SIDE A:
Whitney Houston With London Symphony Orchestra* – One Moment In Time 4:44
Conductor – Michael Gibbs
Producer, Arranged By – Narada Michael Walden
Written-By – Hammond*, Bettis*

SIDE B:
Whitney Houston – Love Will Save The Day (Jellybean Remix) 7:26
Remix, Producer – Jellybean*
Written-By – Tony C*

Kashif – Olympic Joy (Instrumental) 4:02
Executive Producer – Clive Davis
Music By [Executive Music Supervisor] – Gary Borman
Producer, Written-By – Kashif

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 One Moment in Time U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1988 One Moment in Time U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #22
1988 One Moment in Time U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista – 611 866
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Downtempo

NOTES:
From the album “One Moment In Time”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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Whitney Houston – Love Will save The Day (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th March 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“Love Will Save the Day” was the fifth single by American singer-songwriter Whitney Houston from her second multi-platinum studio album Whitney. The single was released in July 1988 by Arista Records.

“Love Will Save the Day was produced by John “Jellybean” Benitez and features Roy Ayers on Vibraphone (Vibes).

At this time, Whitney Houston had achieved a record-breaking string of seven number-one hits, with four of those #1’s from her current album “Whitney”. “Love Will Save the Day” did not become Houston’s eighth consecutive number one, but continued her trend of hit singles by peaking in the US Top 10. The #9 peak on the Hot 100 was Houston’s lowest solo peak up to this time. The song also made the Top 10 without an accompanying music video.

Houston had stronger performances on the charts prior to this song but it did remain in the top 40 for 11 weeks, and reached #5 on the R&B Chart, and #1 on the Hot Club/Dance Play Tracks.

Internationally, the song mostly saw less success except in the United Kingdom, where it went Top 10 and Switzerland, where it went Top 20. It was a moderate hit in Germany, making 37; and was a minor hit in Australia, peaking at 77.

Special note about this single: The b-side of the US 7″ contains an Edited Remix of “How Will I Know”. This version is an edit of the 12″ Jellybean Dance Re-mix and is an exclusive b-side of “Love Will Save The Day” released only in the US, Canada and Japan.

 

SIDE A:
Love Will Save The Day (7″ Version) 4:19
Arranged By [Vocals] – Whitney Houston
Executive Producer – Clive Davis
Producer – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – Toni C.

SIDE B:
How Will I Know (Edited Remix) 4:45
Executive Producer – Clive Davis
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Narada Michael Walden
Remix – Jellybean*
Written-By – George MerrillShannon Rubicam

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Love Will save The Day U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1988 Love Will save The Day U.S. Billboard US Hot Adult Contemporary Chart #10
1988 Love Will save The Day U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #5
1988 Love Will save The Day U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista – AS 1-9720
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Pop/Rock
Credits: Design – Dave Brubaker

NOTES:
Side A: From the album “Whitney”
Side B: From the album “Whitney Houston”
Sleeve states:Remix previously only available on the 12-Inch ADI-9449 but this information is incorrect. The Edited Remix is only available as a B-side of “Love Will Save The Day” 7″ single.

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

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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