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Grace Jones – Crush (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Crush” is a 1987 single by Grace Jones. The song was the third single from Grace Jones’ album Inside Story, chosen for the North America whereas Europe opted for “Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician”. The single was also released in an extended 12″ version, yet to be released on CD, with “White Collar Crime” on the B-side.

SIDE A:
Crush (Extended Remix) 8:05
Engineer – Michael Barbieri*
Keyboards [Additional] – Ed Terry
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Steve Thompson
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mix] – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbieri*

SIDE B:
Crush (Dub) 6:23
Engineer – Michael Barbieri*
Keyboards [Additional] – Ed Terry
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Steve Thompson
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Additional Mix] – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbieri*

White Collar Crime 5:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Crush U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #32

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records ‎– V-56047
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – Herbie Powers*
Producer – Nile Rodgers
Producer [Produced With] – Grace Jones
Written-By – B. Woolley*, G. Jones*

NOTES:
Original version of “CRUSH” appears on the LP “INSIDE STORY”

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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, 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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Daryl Hall & John Oates – Adult Education (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th July 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Adult Education” is a song by American duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, released as a single on February 18, 1984. The song is featured on the duo’s second compilation album Rock ‘n Soul Part 1 (1983). It was one of two new tracks that were recorded specifically for the compilation release and hit number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Adult Education (Special Club Mix) 6:04
Arranged By – Daryl Hall, John Oates*, Nile Rodgers, Tom T-Bone Wolk*
MixedBy – Daryl Hall
Remix – John “John “Jellybean” Benitez
Remix [Engineer] – John “Tokes” Potoker*

SIDE B:
Adult Education (Special Rock Mix) 4:34
Music By – Daryl Hall
Remix – Bob Clearmountain, Nile Rodgers

Maneater 4:30
Co-producer – Neil Kernon
Mixed By – Hugh Padgham
Music By – Daryl Hall-John Oates*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Adult Education U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1983 Adult Education U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor – PW-13715
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Directed By [Direction], Management –Tommy Mottola
Producer – Bob Clearmountain (tracks: A, B1), Daryl Hall, John Oates*
Words By – Daryl Hall- John Oates*, Sara Allen

NOTES:
From the Album “Daryl Hall – John Oates Greatest Hits Rock ‘N Soul Part 1”
Made in U.S.A.

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 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, 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Grace Jones – Party Girl (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

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“Party Girl” is a single by Grace Jones released in 1986.

“Party Girl” blends pop and funk music, with an addition of Caribbean sound to it. It was released as the second single from Inside Story, an album Grace co-wrote and co-produced along with Nile Rodgers, in December 1986 in Europe and 1987 in the United States. The song was remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero for single release.

The song made little impact on music charts, however, it became a top 20 dance hit in the US.

SIDE A:
Party Girl (Extended Remix) 7:22

SIDE B:
Party Girl (Dub Version) 5:00
Party Girl (7″ Edit) 3:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Party Girl U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #19

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records ‎– V-56050
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Electro, Downtempo, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Jackie Murphy
Photography By – Greg Gorman
Producer – Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers
Producer [Additional Production], Mixed By [Mix] – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero*
Written-By – B. Woolley*, G. Jones*

NOTES:
From the album Grace Jones: “Inside Story”.
Mastered at Sterling.
Designed @ Koppel & Scher.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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Madonna – Dress You Up (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Dress You Up” is a song by American singer Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984). It was released on July 31, 1985 as the album’s final single, by Sire Records. The song was the last track to be added to the album as it was submitted late by songwriters Andrea LaRusso and Peggy Stanziale. Madonna pushed for the song’s inclusion on Like a Virgin as she particularly liked its lyrics. Musically, the song is a drum beat driven dance track featuring instrumentation from guitars and vocals from a choir and a guitar solo played by Nile Rodgers, who also produced the song. The lyrics are an extended metaphor for fashion and sex, comparing dressing up with passion. A live performance from Madonna’s first tour was used as the music video.

Critics reacted positively to the dance-pop nature of the track. “Dress You Up” became Madonna’s sixth consecutive top-five single in the United States. It also reached the top-ten in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The song was performed on four of Madonna’s concert tours, most recently on the Rebel Heart Tour (2015–16). “Dress You Up” was added to the “Filthy Fifteen” list of the Parents Music Resource Center, due to the sexual nature of its lyrics.

SIDE A:
Dress You Up (The 12″ Formal Mix) 6:16
Engineer [Assistant] – Melanie West
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – Andrea LaRusso, Peggy Stanziale

SIDE B:
Dress You Up (The Casual Instrumental Mix) 4:36
Engineer [Assistant] – Melanie West
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Hutchinson
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Written-By – Andrea LaRusso, Peggy Stanziale

Shoo-Bee-Doo (LP Version) 5:16
Written-By – Madonna

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Dress You Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1984 Dress You Up U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #32
1984 Dress You Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Nusic/Club Play #3
1984 Dress You Up U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop #64

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – 0-20369
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Jeri McManus
Mastered By – RL*
Photography By – Neal Preston
Producer – Nile Rodgers

NOTES:
Produced for Nile Rodgers Productions, Inc.
From the LP “LIKE A VIRGIN”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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Duran Duran – Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

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Released 30 years ago today.

“Notorious” is the 14th single by Duran Duran. It was released internationally by EMI on 20 October 1986. “Notorious” was the first single issued from the album Notorious, and the first released by Duran Duran as a 3-piece band after the departure of Roger and Andy Taylor. It was a success worldwide, reaching #7 in the UK, and #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, behind “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles, and was a success in various other countries.

“Notorious” marked the debut of the new streamlined trio version of Duran Duran, as Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor had left the band by the time the album was released. In fact, the acrimonious nature of Andy Taylor’s departure was reflected in the song to a certain degree. According to songwriter Simon Le Bon, the lyric “Who really gives a damn for a flaky bandit” was a direct dig at the guitarist.

As a trio, the band had enlisted the help of Nile Rodgers to take over production duties. His funk influences can be heard throughout the single – for example, the tempo and the use of The Borneo Horns brass section. Rodgers also played the guitar on the single along with Warren Cuccurullo.

For the first time, the B-side to the 7″ single was not an original recording; “Winter Marches On” was an unaltered version of the Notorious album track. Before this, Duran Duran had always provided either completely original songs or previously unheard remixes on the B-side.

As a first for the band, “Notorious” was released as two separate 12″ singles. The first had a Nile Rodgers produced “Extended Mix” while the second featured a remix by The Latin Rascals.

I have taken the “Extended Mix” from the first US 12″ release of Notorious and added it as an “Extra Cut”.

SIDE A:
Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) 6:21
Remix, Edited By, Engineer – The Latin Rascals

SIDE B:
Notorious (45 Mix) 3:59
Winter Marches On 3:24

EXTRA CUT:
Notorious (Extended Mix) 5:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Notorious U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1986 Notorious U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15266
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Frank Olinsky
Mastered By – RL*
Mixed By, Engineer – Daniel Abraham
Photography By – Virginia Liberatore
Producer – Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers
Written-By – Taylor*, Rhodes*, Le Bon*

NOTES:
…Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the groove…

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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Posted in Uncategorized | 26 Comments »