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The Art Of Noise Featuring Tom Jones – Kiss (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th May 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

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“Kiss” is a song written by Prince and originally recorded by Prince and The Revolution in 1986.

In 1988, British synthpop group Art of Noise released a cover of the song, featuring British singer Tom Jones on vocals. The song became the band’s biggest hit to that point, reaching number eighteen on the US dance chart and number five on the UK Singles Chart, higher than the original in that country. The guitar and horns break in the middle of this cover musically references the themes to Dragnet and Peter Gunn (two songs the Art of Noise covered with much commercial success) as well as their own breakthrough hit, “Close (to the Edit)” and “Paranoimia”, their 1986 collaboration with Max Headroom. This cover was later included as part of an episode of the series Listed on MuchMoreMusic, which was on the Top 20 cover songs. It can also be heard during the main title sequence of the movie My Stepmother Is an Alien. Tom Jones later recorded a version of the song for his 2003 Reloaded: Greatest Hits album.

TOP SIDE:
Kiss (Art Of Noise Mix) 8:10
Vocals [Featuring] – Tom Jones

FLIP SIDE:
Kiss (Battery Mix) 8:17
Mixed By – Nigel Green
Vocals [Featuring] – Tom Jones

Kiss (7″ Version) 3:30
Vocals [Featuring] – Tom Jones

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Kiss U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31
1988 Kiss U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #14
1988 Kiss U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #18

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: China Records ‎– 871 039-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By, Producer – The Art Of Noise
Design – Ryan Art
Photography [B/w] – Anna Hodgson
Photography [Colour] – Paul Wakefiled
Written-By – Prince

NOTES:
Special Thanks to David Kershenbaum without whom…
Tom Jones appears courtesy of Jive Records
Kiss, featuring Tom Jones, taken from the forthcoming China/Polydor album “Best Of The Art Of Noise”, to be released in November.

Printed in U.S.A.

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

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Billy Ocean – Mystery Lady (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th September 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Mystery Lady” was the third single released from Billy Ocean’s fifth album Suddenly. The single did not do as well as the previous singles released from the album but did manage to peak at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

SIDE A:
Mystery Lady (Extended Version) 6:48

SIDE B:
African Queen (No More Love On The Run) 8:05
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) 8:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Mystery Lady U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #24
1985 Mystery Lady U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #5
1985 Mystery Lady U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jive – JDI-9373
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 PM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Bryan “Chuck” New
Mixed By – Bryan “Chuck” New, Nigel Green
Producer – Keith Diamond
Written-By – Billy Ocean, James Woodley (tracks: A), K.Diamond*

NOTES:
Side B track times are incorrect actual running time is 8:05 for both tracks.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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