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Nik Kershaw – When A Heart Beats (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“When A Heart Beats” is a song by the English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nik Kershaw. It was released as the lead single from his third solo studio album, Radio Musicola, being Kershaw’s eighth single. The single features the track, “Wild Horses” as the B-side, which was originally released on Kershaw’s previous album “The Riddle”.

Though hitting #27 in the UK Singles Chart towards the end of 1985, “When a Heart Beats” marked the beginning of a downturn of Kershaw’s fortunes on the singles charts, as it was the first time that a lead single from a Kershaw album failed to hit the Top 20 in the US/UK.

SIDE A:
When A Heart Beats (Extended Mix) 6:10
Mixed By – Nik Kershaw, Simon Boswell
Producer – Nik Kershaw

SIDE B:
Wild Horses (Extended Mix) 6:51
Edited By – Simon Boswell
Engineer – Stuart Bruce
Producer – Peter Collins

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– NIKT 9
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Leisure Process, The
Written-By – Nik Kershaw

NOTES:
Track durations are incorrect on labels.
Made in England.

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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Tracey Ullman – Sunglasses (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th June 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Sunglasses” is a 1964 song originally recorded by American country singer Skeeter Davis.

In 1984 Tracey Ullman coverd the song for her secohd album You Caught Me Out. Released as the albums second single “Sunglasses” became Ullman’s last top twenty hit in the UK peaking at #18 in July 1984.The songs music video featured comedian Adrian Edmondson. During this time, Ullman also appeared as a guest VJ on MTV in the United States.

“Alone” and “Candy” are both non album tracks and did not appear on the original LP release.

SIDE A:
Sunglasses (Extended Version) 6:36
Mixed By – Bazza
Written-By – John D. Loudermilk

SIDE B:
Alone 2:47
Remix – Tony Cook (2)
Written-By – Craft*, Craft*

Candy 2:22
Written-By – Miss Scarlet, P. Collins*, T. Ullman*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Stiff Records ‎– Buy it 205
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Rock & Roll, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – BilBo (3)
Producer – Peter Collins

NOTES:
Made In England.
“Sunglasses” from the LP “YOU CAUGHT ME OUT”

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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Tracey Ullman – My Guy’s Mad At Me (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th June 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

Tracey Ullman covered Madness’s “My Girl” in 1984. The title was changed to “My Guy”, and the single got the title “My Guy’s Mad at Me”. Madness’ Mark Bedford played bass on the track. Her version was in the UK Top 40 at the same time as Madness’ “Michael Caine” and peaked at number 23. “My Guy’s Mad at Me” was the first single taken from Ullman’s second studio album “You Caught Me Out”.

The music video featured the British politician Neil Kinnock, at the time the Leader of the Opposition. The single was also released as a 7″ picture disc, with a picture of Ullman and Kinnock sitting at a table.

SIDE A:
My Guy’s Mad At Me (Extended Version) 4:40
Remix – Stephen Lipson

SIDE B:
My Guy’s Mad At Me 2:57
Thinking Of Running Away 2:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Miny

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Stiff Records ‎– BUY IT 197
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – BilBo (3)
Photography By – Simon Fowler (2)
Producer – Peter Collins

NOTES:
From the LP “YOU CAUGHT ME OUT”

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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Tracey Ullman – Move Over Darling (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th June 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Move Over Darling” was a song originally recorded in 1963 by American actress, singer Doris Day for the film of the same name.

In 1983 Tracey Ullman coverd the song for her debut album You Broke My Heart In 17 Places. “Mover Over Darling” was the third single taken from the album. The song debuted on the British singles chart on December 3, 1983 spending nine weeks on the chart peaking at #8.

SIDE A:
Move Over Darling 4:24
Mixed By – Richard Lengyel
Producer – Peter Collins

SIDE B:
Move Over Darling (Extended 12″ Version) 4:16
Mixed By – Duncan Bridgeman, Joe Dworniak
Producer – Peter Collins

You Broke My Heart In 17 Places 2:53
Backing Vocals – Kirsty MacColl
Mixed By – Duncan Bridgeman, Joe Dworniak
Producer – Gavin Povey

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Stiff Records ‎– BUYIT 195
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
From the LP “YOU BROKE MY HEART IN 17 PLACES”

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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Tracey Ullman – Breakaway (UK 10″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th June 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

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

Originally posted April 25, 2011

“Breakaway” (spelled “Break-a-Way” on the original 45 RPM label, and spelled “Breakaway” on most subsequent releases and compilations) is a song written by Jackie DeShannon and Sharon Sheeley. It was originally recorded by Irma Thomas in 1964 and released as the B-Side of her biggest hit, the US #17 hit single “Wish Someone Would Care”.

The original version of “Breakaway” was never a hit — it did not make the Billboard Hot 100, nor the Bubbling Under charts, and the extensive chart archive at ARSA does not record a single instance of any radio station anywhere in North America placing the track on its playlist. Nevertheless, “Breakaway” is today generally considered a better-remembered song than the A-Side of Thomas’ record , a situation that may be partly due to Tracey Ullman’s hit 1980s cover. It has become a staple in Thomas’ live performances and appears on several recent Irma Thomas and “New Orleans music” compilations.

“Breakaway” was Tracey Ullman’s 1983 debut single in the UK, and reached #4 in the UK charts. The track then appeared on Ullman’s album You Broke My Heart In 17 Places, which was released in 1984.

In North America, “Breakaway” was actually Ullman’s second single, being released after her hit “They Don’t Know”. It charted at a modest #70 in the US in 1984, although the video for Ullman’s version received significant play on the then-fledgling MTV and Canada’s MuchMusic. The “Well Extended And Remixed Version” was remixed by Phil Harding an English audio engineer, producer and remixer, best known for his extended collaboration with keyboardist and programmer Ian Curnow. The highlight of the duo’s career is their 1980s work for the highly successful record label PWL, and its creative core at the time: Stock Aitken Waterman productions.

SIDE A:
Breakaway (Well Extended And Remixed Version) 5:04
Remix – Phil Harding
Written-By – Jackie De Shannon*, Sharon Sheeley*

SIDE B:
Dancing In The Dark 2:53
Written-By – Collins*, Chapman*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Breakaway U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #70

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Stiff Records – SBUY 168
Format: Vinyl, 10″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – Arun*
Producer – Peter Collins

NOTES:
Extended Remixed 10″ Record
Produced for Loose End Productions
Made In England

Original version appears on the LP “YOU BROKE MY HEART IN 17 PLACES”

Find the 10″ 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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Tracey Ullman – They Don’t Know (UK 10″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th June 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

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

Originally posted April 26, 2011

“They Don’t Know” is a song, written and composed by Kirsty MacColl, who recorded it in 1979.

In 1983, Tracey Ullman recorded a version of the song. Already well known in the UK as an actress and comedienne, “They Don’t Know” was issued as her second single there, reaching #2. MacColl performed backing vocals on Ullman’s version and reprised her original “bay-ay-be-ee” in the middle of the song. The song was also included on Ullman’s debut album, You Broke My Heart in 17 Places.

The track was released in the United States the following year, as Ullman’s first single there. At the time, Ullman was almost a complete unknown in the US, as her TV appearances had not been seen in that country. Publicity for the single was aided by the fact that the video for “They Don’t Know” featured a cameo from Paul McCartney; at the time it was filmed, Ullman was filming a minor role in McCartney’s film Give My Regards to Broad Street. “They Don’t Know” eventually reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States.

It is sometimes erroneously reported that Ullman’s version of “They Don’t Know” simply uses the backing track from MacColl’s original single. In fact, Ullman’s version is an all brand-new recording, and the two versions are noticeably different: Ullman’s version, which was produced by Peter Collins, is in a different key, and it features a very slightly faster tempo, a distinctly different arrangement and a guitar solo that differs substantially from the one played on MacColl’s version, which was produced by Liam Sternberg. The confusion may stem from the fact that Ullman did use a previously-existing MacColl backing track when recording her own version of MacColl’s “Terry” in 1984. (Both versions of “Terry” were co-produced by MacColl.)

Much later, the track became the theme song for the final three seasons of Ullman’s later television series Tracey Takes On…. The Tracey Ullman version was also used as the theme for the opening credits of Our Nixon, a documentary about U.S. President Richard Nixon.

The “Extended Version” of “They Don’t Know” is exclusive to this UK limited edition 10″ single.

SIDE A:
They Don’t Know (Extended Version) 5:05
Producer – Peter CollinsPeter Collins
Written-By – K. MacColl*

SIDE B:
The B Side 4:34
Written-By – K. Fuller*, T. Ullman*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 They Don’t Know U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1983 They Don’t Know U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #11

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Stiff Records ‎– S BUY 180
Format: Vinyl, 10″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

NOTES:
“Special 10″ Pressing”
Original version appears on the LP “YOU BROKE MY HEART IN 17 PLACES”

Find the 10″ 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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