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Neil Diamond – America (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd July 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

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New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted July 2, 2010

Happy Independence Day 4th of July USA!

“America” (also known as “They’re Coming to America” or “Coming to America”) is the name of a patriotic song written and originally recorded by Neil Diamond, released on April 4, 1980 as part of The Jazz Singer soundtrack album. The song was a hit single in the United States in 1981, reaching number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Diamond’s sixth number one on the Adult Contemporary chart. Billboard also rated it as the #62 pop single overall for 1981. Although the single version was a studio recording, it sounds live because of crowd overdubs in the song.

The “edited” single version is about one minute shorter than the LP version and has not appeared on CD as far as I know.

SIDE A:
America (Edited Version) 3:27

SIDE B:
Songs Of Life 3:32
Written By – G. Becaud

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 America U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1981 America U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– 4994
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single
Country: US
Released: April 4, 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer – Bob Gaudio
Written-By – N. Diamond*

NOTES:
From the motion picture soundtrack “THE JAZZ SINGER”

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

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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 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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