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Stevie Wonder – Go Home (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Go Home” is a 1985 hit single performed by Stevie Wonder. The song showcased the narrator’s plea to a young woman to go home, though the girl tries to get the narrator to stay with her. In the U.S., the song peaked at #2 on the R&B chart and #10 on the Hot 100 and, to date, is Wonder’s last song to reach the U.S. top ten on the Hot 100. “Go Home” also topped both the dance chart and the Adult Contemporary chart.

Stevie performed this song as early as the 7 May 1983 episode of Saturday Night Live and nearly two years later at the 1985 Grammy Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles, California, in the famous synthesizer jam with other contemporaries Howard Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Thomas Dolby. Like “Part-Time Lover”, the song was released with a special 12″ version.

A TECHNICAL NOTE:

I am always trying new things to get the best sound out of my equipment so I purchased a Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum Tube for my Bellari VP130 phono preamp. I have heard good things about pairing this tube with the Bellari phono preamp like a difference in the sound stage and transparency. I have been using the Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube, so it will be nice to see if there is any difference after the Sovtek is broken in. This is the first post using this new Sovtek tube.

SIDE A:
Go Home (Special Re-Mix) 9:22

SIDE B:
Go Home (Instrumental) 8:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Go Home U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1986 Go Home U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #2
1986 Go Home U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #1
1986 Go Home U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Motown ‎– ZT 40502
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: RnB/Swing, Soul

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Stevie Wonder

NOTES:
Info Sticker on cover: ”New!! 9 min 22sec – Special Re-Mix by Stevie Wonder”

Original version appears on the LP “IN SQUARE CIRCLE”

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Julian Lennon – Time Will Teach Us All (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

The Title Says It All

“Time Will Teach Us All” is a 1986 single by English musician Julian Lennon. The single was taken from the concept album based on Dave Clark’s 1986 musical Time. The single also features backing vocals and harmonica by Stevie Wonder. Despite the success of the album (U.K. #21) “Time Will Teach Us All” failed to chart.

SIDE A:
Time Will Teach Us All (Special Extended Mix) 7:15
Backing Vocals – Stevie Wonder

SIDE B:
Time Will Teach Us All 4:37
Time Will Teach Us All (Special Instrumental Version) 3:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI – 12 EMI 5556
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Dave Clark

NOTES:
From the Musical “Time”

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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Dolby’s Cube featuring Cherry Bomb – Howard The Duck (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Howard The Duck” is the theme song for the 1986 cult classic film of the same name. The song was produced by Thomas Dolby with his band Dolby’s Cube. The song features Cherry Bomb which were a fictional band in the film consisting of actress Lea Thompson on lead vocals. The song also includes backing vocals by George Clinton who also co-wrote the song with Thomas Dolby and guitar by Joe walsh.

“Don’t Turn Away” also has Lea Thompson on lead vocals which is the version from the film. While the full-length soundtrack album has Thomas Dolby vocals instead. Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on the track.

SIDE A:
Howard The Duck (Mega Mix) 4:54
Lead Vocals [Cherry Bomb] – Lea Thompson
Backing Vocals [Background – Cherry Bomb] – Dominique Davalos,Holly Robinson, Liz Sagal
Backing Vocals [Background] – George Clinton
Guitar – Joe Walsh

SIDE B:
Howard The Duck 3:58
Lead Vocals [Cherry Bomb] – Lea Thompson
Backing Vocals [Background – Cherry Bomb] – Dominique Davalos,Holly Robinson, Liz Sagal
Backing Vocals [Background] – George Clinton
Guitar – Joe Walsh

Don’t Turn Away 6:13
Lead Vocals [Cherry Bomb] – Lea Thompson
Harmonica – Stevie Wonder

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23645
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Featuring – Cherry Bomb (2)
Mixed By – E.T. Thorngren* (tracks: A, B1)
Producer – Thomas Dolby
Written-By – A. Willis*, G. Clinton* (tracks: A, B1), T. Dolby*

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack album,“HOWARD THE DUCK”
Thomas Dolby appears courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd.

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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Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th March 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Ebony and Ivory” is a 1982 number-one single by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. It was released on March 29 of that year. The song is featured on McCartney’s album Tug of War. The song reached number one on both the UK and the U.S. charts.

At the simplest level, the song is about the ebony (black) and ivory (white) keys on a piano, but also deals with integration and racial harmony on a deeper level. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say “black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony, folks!”. The figure is much older. It was popularised by James Aggrey in the 1920s, inspiring the title of the pan-African journal The Keys, but was in use from at least the 1840s.

Written by McCartney alone, the song was performed live in the studio by both McCartney and Wonder, though due to conflicting work schedules, both recorded their parts for the song’s music video separately (as explained by McCartney in his commentary for The McCartney Years 3-DVD boxed set).

“Ebony and Ivory” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was the fourth-biggest hit of 1982. For McCartney, the song’s run atop the chart was the longest of any of his post-Beatles works, and second longest career-wise (behind “Hey Jude” with The Beatles); for Wonder, it was his longest-running chart-topper. It marked the first time that any single released by any member of the Beatles hit the Billboard R&B chart.

In 2008, the song was ranked at #59 on Billboard’s Greatest Songs of all time.

CRITICAL RECEPTION:

Following the song’s huge chart success, it was derided as “saccharine” and was later named as the tenth worst song of all time by Blender magazine. On October 2007, it was named the worst duet in history by BBC 6 Music listeners. (In September 2010, Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio ranked the song at #9 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever, stating that the song was “one much better by Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy [in Saturday Night Live]. Everybody: ‘You are blind as a bat and I have sight…'”) However, the song’s title was picked up by a journalist reporting on two stroke victims — one black, one white — who played a duo, one hand each.

This song has been parodied in many U.S. television shows, such as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Father Ted, Everybody Hates Chris, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live, as well as movies such as Undercover Brother and Guess Who. The phrase, “Keyboard, Oh Lord! Why Don’t We?” was used for the title of the third album by Norwegian stoner rock band Thulsa Doom. The song and video were parodied in a commercial for the 2008 season of the USA Network show Psych.

“Ebony and Ivory” was banned for a while in South Africa during the Apartheid era.

SIDE A:
Ebony And Ivory 3:42
Vocals [Additional] – Stevie Wonder

SIDE B:
Rainclouds 3:08
Ebony And Ivory (Solo Vocal) 3:42
Vocals [Solo] – Paul McCartney

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Ebony And Ivory U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1982 Ebony And Ivory U.S. Billboard US Hot Adult Contemporary Chart #1
1982 Ebony And Ivory U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #8
1982 Ebony And Ivory U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream rock Tracks #34

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone – 12R 6054
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
Credits: Producer – George Martin
Written-By – McCartney*

NOTES:
A-Side: From The Album “Tug Of War”
Stevie Wonder courtesy of Motown Records Inc.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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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