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Golden Earring – When The Lady Smiles (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“When the Lady Smiles” is a 1984 song by Dutch band Golden Earring. It was the first single from their album N.E.W.S. (NorthEastWestSouth). Following their top 10 “Twilight Zone”, “When the Lady Smiles” was a U.S. chart disappointment, only reaching #76 on The Billboard Hot 100 chart. With a total of 5 “Hot 100”-releases, Golden Earring are by far the most successful Dutch band on the international charts. Dutch actor Huub Stapel has a cameo in the music video as an elevator mechanic, referencing the movie De Lift. Also appearing in several scenes (metro car, window washer) is Hans Vandenburg, lead singer of Gruppo Sportivo.

The video for this song, shot by Dick Maas, was controversial. In one scene, a man attempts to rape a nun. This particular scene was quickly removed from the video (the full cut was only shown after midnight). The bold video may have hurt the sales of the single in the New World, although it climbed to the number 3 position in the charts in Canada. In the Netherlands “When the Lady Smiles” became Golden Earring’s fifth number one.

Hillary Clinton used this song during her campaign for the US presidency of 2008, baffling the band given the song’s lyrics and controversial video.

SIDE A:
When The Lady Smiles 6:16

SIDE B:
Orwell’s Year 4:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 When The Lady Smiles U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #76

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: 21 Records ‎– 2.120
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Engineer – John Kriek
Producer – Shell Schellekens
Written-By – B. Hay*, G. Kooymans*

NOTES:
Made In Holland
From the film of the same name
From the album “N.E.W.S.”

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
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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Hithouse – Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th April 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“Jack To The Sound Of The Underground” is a 1988 house single by Dutch music project Hithouse, the project was led by singer, DJ, remixer and producer Peter Slaghuis.

“Jack To The Sound Of The Underground” was a European-wide hit at the end of 1988 / beginning of 1989. The title initially rose to #14 on the UK charts, two months later it entered the top 10 in Germany (#6) and Switzerland (#3).

Sadly Peter Slaghuis died in September 1991 at the age of 30, in a car accident.

SIDE A:
Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Party Mix) 7:49

SIDE B:
The Samples 0:46
Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Fake Mix) 6:17

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: CBS ‎– CBS 652990 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Euro House

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Gizmo (14)
Producer, Written-By – Peter Slaghuis

NOTES:
Produced for A.R.S. Productions Belgium
Made in Holland

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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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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Mental As Anything – Live It Up (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th January 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

REQUEST

“Live It Up” is a single by Australian band Mental As Anything, first released in 1985 in Australia and then in Europe and the U.S. in 1986/87. It is the band’s most successful and most popular song, reaching the Top 20 in various countries. The song peaked at #2 in Australia and Ireland, #3 in the UK, #4 in Norway, #6 in Germany and New Zealand, #15 in Austria and #20 in Sweden. It appears on the band’s 1985 album, Fundamental. “Live It Up” was released in 1986 & 1987 in Europe after it featured in the hit film “Crocodile” Dundee.

SIDE A:
Live It Up (Extended Remix) 6:07
Remix – Michael Young, Richard Gottehrer
Written-By – Greedy Smith

SIDE B:
Three Steps To Your Place 3:02
Written-By – Reg Mombassa

Good Friday 4:27
Written-By – Martin Plaza

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– EPC 650319 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Tomcat (7)
Producer – Richard Gottehrer

NOTES:
Made in Holland
Printed in Holland
Remixed at The Ranch N.Y.C.

From the feature film “Crocodile Dundee”

Taken from the EPIC LP/Cassette “Fundamental” Mental As Anything – Fundamental

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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 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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Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard – Suddenly (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

A. Front

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

Originally posted February 3, 2012

“Suddenly” is a song from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the love theme from the 1980 film of the same name. The song is performed as a duet between Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard. It was written by John Farrar who also produced the record. It was released on Jet Records and reached No. 15 in the UK charts in October 1980 and reached No. 20 in the US.

“Suddenly” is a 1980 duet by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard from the soundtrack album “Xanadu”. “Suddenly” was written and produced by John Farrar. The single debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on October 25, 1980 peaking at #20. In the Uk the single reached #15.

The b-side “You Made Me Love You” performed by Olivia Newton-John was written by James V. Monaco, the lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. The song is featured in the film “Xanadu” but was not included on it’s soundtrack. “You Made Me Love You” has never been released on CD.

SIDE A:
Suddenly 4:00
Vocals – Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John
Written-By, Producer – John Farrar

SIDE B:
You Made Me Love You 3:04
Producer – Barry Devorson*
Vocals – Olivia Newton-John
Written By – J.McCarthy, J.Monaco

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1980 Suddenly U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #20
1980 Suddenly U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jet Records ‎– JET 12 7002
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1980
Genre: Pop
Style: Ballad

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack “XANADU”
Made in Holland

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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 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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Rough Trade – Shakedown (Netherlands 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th June 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

A. Front

“Shakedown” is a song by Canadian new wave rock band Rough Trade centered on singer Carole Pope and multi-instrumentalist Kevan Staples. The band was noted for their provocative lyrics and stage antics; singer Pope often performed in bondage attire, and their 1981 hit “High School Confidential” was one of the first explicitly lesbian-themed Top 40 hits in the world..”Shakedown” was recorded exclusively for inclusion on the soundtrack for the 1980 psychological thriller Cruising directed by William Friedkin and starring Al Pacino. The single was only released in the Netherlands by Lorimar Records.

The b-side “When I Close My Eyes I See Blodd” recorded by Madelynn von Ritz is another track from the film’s soundtrack.

Since it’s release the highly controversial film along with it’s soundtrack have become cult classics.

SIDE A:
Shakedown 2:30
Performed by – Rough Trade

SIDE B:
When I Close My Eyes I See Blood 2:01
Performed by – Madelynn von Ritz

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Lorimar Records ‎– CBS 8786, CBS ‎– CBS 8786
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave

NOTES:
Taken from the original motion picture soundtrack “CRUISING”

Find the 7″ On DISCOGS

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 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

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

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Posted in Madelynn von Ritz, Rough Trade | 13 Comments »