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Thompson Twins – In The Name Of Love (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th February 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“In the Name of Love” is a 1982 single written and performed by The Thompson Twins, at the time a septet (Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, Joe Leeway, John Roog, Chris Bell, Peter Dodd, and Matthew Seligman). It was the first of twelve entries on the Billboard dance chart for the group, and the first entry for the band in the lower reaches of the US and UK pop charts (peaking outside the UK top 75, and “bubbling under” the hot 100 on the US charts.)

“In the Name of Love” went to number one on the dance music chart and stayed there for five weeks, and spent a total of twenty-one weeks on the chart. It peaked at number sixty-nine on the Billboard R&B chart.

SIDE A:
In The Name Of Love (12″Inch Dance Extension) 5:39
Written-By – T. Bailey*

SIDE B:
In The Beginning 3:15
Written-By – P. Dodd*

Coastline 3:28
Written-By – T. Bailey*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 In The Name Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1982 In The Name Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #69

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: T Records (2) ‎– TEE 124
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Thomi Wroblewski
Music By – T.T’s*
Producer – Steve Lillywhite

NOTES:
A: Edited from the album Set
Made in England

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the opening track from their 1983 album War and was released as the album’s third single on 11 March 1983 in Germany and the Netherlands. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” is noted for its militaristic drumbeat, harsh guitar, and melodic harmonies. One of U2’s most overtly political songs, its lyrics describe the horror felt by an observer of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, mainly focusing on the Bloody Sunday incident in Derry where British troops shot and killed unarmed civil rights protesters and bystanders. At the same time, the lyrics reject hate and revenge as a response, as noted in the line “There’s many lost, but tell me who has won.” Along with “New Year’s Day,” the song helped U2 reach a wider listening audience. It was generally well received by critics on the album’s release.

The song has remained a staple of U2’s live concerts. During its earliest performances, the song created controversy. Lead singer Bono reasserted the song’s anti-sectarian-violence message to his audience for many years. Today, it is considered one of U2’s signature songs, and is one of the band’s most performed tracks. Critics rate it among the best political protest songs, and it has been covered by over a dozen artists. It was named the 272nd-greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

SIDE A:
Sunday Bloody Sunday 4:34

SIDE B:
Two Hearts Beat As One (U.S. Remix) 5:41
Engineer [Assisted By At Remix] – Glenn Rosenstein
Engineer [Remix] – John Potoker
Remix – Francois Kevorkian*

New Year’s Day (U.S. Remix) 4:29
Engineer [Remix] – John Potoker
Remix – Francois Kevorkian*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records – 600.820
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Photography By [Band] – Anton Corbijn
Photography By [Boy] – Ian Finlay (2)
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – U2

NOTES:
Tracks B1 & B2 remixed at Sigma Sound N.Y.C.

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
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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

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Big Country – Wonderland (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Wonderland” is a single-only release from Scottish band Big Country, released in the UK on 9 January 1984 between their first and second albums. It became a Top Ten hit for them in the UK, peaking at number 8, giving the band their third Top 10 entry. The song was included on all the band’s subsequent greatest hits collections, although it was never released on any of the band’s studio albums.

In the U.S. the song peaked at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Wonderland (Extended Version) 7:08

SIDE B:
Wonderland 3:58
Giant 5:05

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Wonderland U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #86
1984 Wonderland U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #48

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Phonogram ‎– COUNT 512
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 13 Jan 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Bass – Tony Butler
Drums – Mark Brzezicki
Guitar – Bruce Watson
Photography By [Cover Photos] – Red Saunders (4)
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Vocals, Guitar – Stuart Adamson
Written-By – Big Country

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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The Members – Working Girl (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th October 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

“Working Girl” is a single by British band The Members originally released in 1981 and produced by Steve Lillywhite. The Lillywhite version failed to have any chart success. In 1983 the song was remixed and produced by Martin Rushent this version was used on the album Uprhythm, Downbeat peaking at #34 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in March 1983.

This 7″ contains the original 1981 Steve Lillywite mix.

SIDE A:
Working Girl (Steve Lillywhite Mix) 4:33
Written-By – Carroll*, Tesco*

SIDE B:
(Holiday In [Tribute To Jimi (Pretentious…Moi?)] Tanga-Nika 3:21
Written-By – The Members

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Albion Records ‎– ION 1012
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Indie Rock

CREDITS:
Artwork By – Assorted iMaGes
Photography – Barry Kay
Producer – Steve Lillywhite

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

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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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Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th May 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

#1(US) 30 years ago today!

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is a 1985 song performed by the band Simple Minds. The song is best known for being played during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. It was written by producer Keith Forsey and Steve Schiff (guitarist and songwriter from the Nina Hagen band).

Forsey asked Cy Curnin from The Fixx, Bryan Ferry and Billy Idol to record the song, but all three declined; Idol later performed a cover of it on his 2001 compilation album Greatest Hits. Schiff then suggested Forsey ask Simple Minds who, after refusing as well, agreed under the encouragement of their label, A&M. According to one account, the band “rearranged and recorded ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ in three hours in a north London studio and promptly forgot about it.”

Continuing the rock direction recently taken on Sparkle in the Rain but also glancing back at their melodic synthpop past, it caught the band at their commercial peak and, propelled by the success of The Breakfast Club, became a number-one hit in the U.S. and around the world. It is the band’s only number-one hit on the U.S. Top Rock Tracks chart, staying atop for three weeks. While only reaching number seven in the UK, it stayed on the charts from 1985 to 1987, one of the longest time spans for any single in the history of the chart.

The song did not appear on the band’s subsequent album Once Upon a Time but appeared on the 1992 best-of Glittering Prize 81/92. It has since been a fixture of the band’s live sets – with an extended audience participation section during its inclusion on the 2015 tour to promote the band’s Big Music album.

Two versions were created for release. A short version of 4:23 appeared on the single and the original motion picture soundtrack album of The Breakfast Club. A longer version of 6:32 was released on 12″ single. This version contains longer breakdowns and drum fills, a second appearance of the bridge and a longer ending.

John Leland from Spin wrote that “‘Don’t You Forget About Me,’ a romantic and melancholy dance track, therefore cuts ice both in the living room and on the dance floor.”

Molly Ringwald who starred in The Breakfast Club recorded her own version of the song on her 2013 album Except Sometimes.

SIDE A:
Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Long Version) 6:32
Lyrics By [Words], Music By – Keith Forsey, Steve Schiff
Producer – Keith Forsey

SIDE B:
A Brass Band In African Chimes 9:25
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – Simple Minds

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Don’t You (Forget About Me) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1985 Don’t You (Forget About Me) U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12125
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: New wave, Synth-pop

NOTES:
track A: Original version appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “THE BREAKFAST CLUB”

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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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Big Country – In A Big Country (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th September 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“In a Big Country” is a song by Scottish rock band Big Country from their 1983 debut studio album The Crossing released in early summer 1983. The single reached its highest overall national position in Canada, hitting No. 3 on the RPM Top Singles Chart on November 26, 1983. The song reached No. 17 on the UK Singles Chart in June 1983. The song was released in the US in the fall of 1983 and peaked at No. 3 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks and No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December of that year.

The band is often described as a one-hit wonder for the popularity of “In a Big Country” in the United States, though they continued to have success in Europe and were a prolific touring band famous for their live shows more than their studio albums. Frontman Stuart Adamson once remarked about the song in an interview, part of which was shown on a VH1 special celebrating “one-hit-wonders” that, “If we’re known for nothing more than just that one song, I’d be pretty happy with that.”

SIDE A:
In A Big Country (Pure Mix) 6:19

SIDE B:
All Of Us 4:11
Producer – Big Country, Will Gosling

In A Big Country 3:55

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 In A Big Country U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #17
1983 In A Big Country U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– COUNT 312
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Artwork By [Sleeve] – JB Country Club
Photography – Paul Cox
Producer – Steve Lillywhite
Written-By – Big Country

NOTES:
From the LP “THE CROSSING”

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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