Posted by DjPaulT on 20th March 2017
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983
“Only For Love” is the debut single by former Kajagoogoo singer Limahl, following being fired from the group by his bandmates in 1983. The song was featured in the first UK version of Now That’s What I Call Music, and later included on Limahl’s 1984 debut solo album, Don’t Suppose. The song became his first UK Top 20 hit, peaking at No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart. It remains his second most popular single in the UK as a solo act (the first being “The Neverending Story”). The song also reached No. 5 in Switzerland, No. 9 in Austria and No. 51 in the U.S..
Limahl performed the song with Beth Anderson on the TV show American Bandstand on March 9, 1985.
The song also played a part in the singer meeting producer Giorgio Moroder, while he was performing the song at a rock festival in Tokyo the following year. Moroder would help Limahl reach greater international success later in his career.
*These mixes are exclusive to the U.S. 12″. The “Instrumental Mix” is vinyl only.
Only For Love (Dance Mix) 6:41
Only For Love (Dub Mix) 4:41
Only For Love (Instrumental Mix) 6:41
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1983||Only For Love||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#51|
Label: EMI America – V-7861
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
“An Endless Music Mix”.
Mastered at Precision.
Tritec Music Ltd.
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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