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Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd August 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)” is the debut single released by sister duo Mel and Kim in 1986.

The single’s B-side, “System”, was originally intended to be the duo’s debut release, but after getting to know the sisters, Pete Waterman felt that the song was too soft for their personalities, and halted the single’s pressing. Mike Stock then wrote “Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)” for the duo, influenced by the Chicago garage house sound.

The single peaked at #3 in the UK in November 1986, and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry for sales exceeding 250,000 copies. “Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)” reached #1 in Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Belgium.

In the United States the single reached #78 on the Billboard singles chart while hitting the #1 position on the Billboard Dance chart. In addition “Showing Out (Get Fresh at the Weekend)” peaked at #23 om the U.S. R&B chart.

SIDE A:
Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (Vocal / Edit) 4:52
Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) (Vocal) 7:16

SIDE B:
System (Vocal / Garage Mix) 9:01

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #78
1986 Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1986 Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend) U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop #23

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86755
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Garage House

CREDITS:
Drums – A. Linn
Engineer – Karen Hewitt, Mike Duffy
Guitar – Matt Aitken
Keyboards – Matt Aitken, Mike Stock
Management – Alan Whitehead
Mixed By [Master Mixer] – Phil Harding
Photography By – Chris Edwick
Producer – Stock Aitken Waterman*
Written By – Senzavoce (tracks: B)
Written-By – Stock / Aitken / Waterman* (tracks: A1 to A2)

NOTES:
Recorded at P.W.L. Studios 1 & 2

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

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E.G. Daily – Mind Over Matter (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th March 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Originally posted August 16th, 2010

“Mind Over Matter” single by American singer–songwriter E.G. Daily. The song was recorded in 1987 for the soundtrack to the movie Summer School starring Mark Harmon. “Mind Over Matter” debuted on the U.S. Billboard Dance Chart on September 12, 1987 spending nine weeks on the survey peaking at #7.

Debbie Harry recorded the track for the movie, but was not legally able to appear on the A&M soundtrack due to her own record company contracts with Chrysalis & Geffen, instead E.G. Daily was brought in to re-record the track.

SIDE A:
Mind Over Matter (Remix) 7:02

SIDE B:
Mind Over Matter (Edit) 6:19

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Mind Over Matter U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #7
1987 Mind Over Matter U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #16

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– SP-12246
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi-NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Stock Aitken Waterman*
Written-By – M. Jay*, R. Palombi*

NOTES:
Taken from the soundtrack Album “SUMMER SCHOOL”

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

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Password: burningtheground

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Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Performance Mix) (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake.

Dead or Alive’s vocalist Pete Burns states in his autobiography that he composed “You Spin Me Round” by using two existing songs as inspiration for creating something new:

How did I write “Spin Me”? I listened to Luther Vandross’s ‘I Wanted Your Love’. It’s not the same chord structure, but then that’s the way I make music – I hear something and I sing another tune over it. I didn’t sit and study the Luther Vandross album – I heard the song and it locked. I’m trying to structure the music and I know what I want. It’s like do this, do this, do this – and suddenly it hits. I don’t want to do Luther Vandross’s song, but I can still sing the same pattern over it. And there was another record, by Little Nell, called “See You ‘Round Like A Record”. So I had those two, Van Dross and Little Nell and – bingo! – done deal.

— Pete Burns, Freak Unique (2007)

According to Burns, the record company was unenthusiastic about “You Spin Me Round”, to such an extent that Burns had to take out a £2,500 loan to record it, then once it had been recorded “the record company said it was awful. It was unanimous – it was awful, it was rubbish.” Burns states that the band had to fund production of the song’s video themselves.

The strings were based on Richard Wagner’s classical piece “Ride of the Valkyries”.

Interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion: The Hit Factory, in April 2015, Burns said that the confrontational attitude of the producers was met with an equally confrontational attitude from the band and that this led to “quite a bad vibe” for the entirety of the studio time, describing the experience as “a time of intense friction”.

This is the second Japan 12″ release featuring the “Performance Mix” released July 21, 1985.

SIDE A:
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Performance Mix) 7:27
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman

SIDE B:
Mighty Mix (Part 2) (Wish You Were Here / What I Want / Do It / Misty Circles) 7:47
Engineer – Tim Palmer
Producer – Zeus B. Held

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot DanceMuisic Maxi-Singles Sales #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:Epic/Sony ‎– 12•3P-635
Format:Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country:Japan
Released:21 Jul 1985
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork – Satori (14)
Photography By – Peter Brown (23)
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
Also available the LP “YOUTHQUAKE”

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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Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th August 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A, Front

Happy Birthday Pete Burns

“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake. The song was the first UK number-one hit by the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio. Released in November 1984, the record reached number one in March 1985, taking 17 weeks to get there. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at no. 11 on 17 August of that year.

In Japan two seperate 12″ singles were released one included the “Murder Mix” and the other the “Performance Mix” both with alternate cover art. “Performance Mix” coming next week.

SIDE A:
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) 8:02
Directed By – Mike Stock And Matt Aitken*
Producer – Pete Waterman
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

SIDE B:
Misty Circles (Extended Version) 9:10
Mixed By – Zeus B. Held
Recorded By – David Allen*
Written-By – Percy*, Burns*, Hussey*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot DanceMuisic Maxi-Singles Sales #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:Epic/Sony ‎– 12・3P-625
Format:Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country:Japan
Released:21 Jun 1985
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design, Artwork – Satori (14)
Liner Notes – Masaharu Yoshioka
Photography By – Peter Brown (23)
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman

NOTES:
Also available the LP “YOUTHQUAKE”

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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Dead Or Alive – Lover Come Back To Me (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th July 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Lover Come Back to Me” is a 1985 single by Dead or Alive, produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. It was taken from the band’s second album, Youthquake, and the single mix features slightly different instrumentation to the album version but is generally the same. The single peaked at #11 in the UK, #3 in South Africa, #21 in Germany, #13 in Australia and #75 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The B-side to the single was “Far Too Hard”, a song from the band’s first album.

The single generally received positive reviews, being described as “appealing” by Ira Robbins while Ned Raggett of Allmusic said, “When Burns commands at the end of the chorus, ‘Kick it right down, right down!’ it’s as memorable as mass media pop of any stripe ever gets.”

As a bonus track I have included the “7” Bonus Mix” which I lifted from the U.S. 12″.

SIDE A:
Lover Come Back To Me (Extended Version) 5:23
Directed By [Director] – Mike Stock & Matt Aitken*

SIDE B:
Lover Come Back To Me (Extended Remix) 5:47
Remix – Zeus B. Held

Far Too Hard 4:33
Mixed By – Tim Palmer
Producer – Zeus B. Held
Written-By – Percy*, Burns*, Hussey*

Lover Come Back To Me (7″ Bonus Mix) 3:20
Directed By [Director] – Mike Stock & Matt Aitken*
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Lover Come Back To Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #75
1985 Lover Come Back To Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #13

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic/Sony ‎– 12・3P-659
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman (tracks: A, B1)
Written-By – Dead Or Alive (tracks: A, B1)

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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Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th June 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

To celebrate the release of Rick’s latest album “50” which debuted at #1 on the UK albums chart, his first number one album in twenty nine years.

“Never Gonna Give You Up” is a single by Rick Astley, released in 1987, written and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman. The song was released as the first single from his debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody (1987). The song was a worldwide number-one hit, initially in the singer’s native United Kingdom in 1987, where it stayed at the top the chart for five weeks and was the best-selling single of that year. It eventually topped the charts in 25 countries, including the United States and West Germany. “Never Gonna Give You Up” hit number one in the U.S. in March 1988 after it was played by resident DJ, Larry Levan, at the Paradise Garage in 1987.

SIDE A:
Never Gonna Give You Up (Cake Mix) 5:46
Never Gonna Give You Up (Instrumental) 6:19
Never Gonna Give You Up 3:31

SIDE B:
Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape To New York Mix) 7:02
Mixed By – The Extra Beat Boys

Never Gonna Give You Up (Escape From Newton Mix) 6:23

VIMYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Never Gonna Give You Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1987 Never Gonna Give You Up U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #1
1987 Never Gonna Give You Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1
1987 Never Gonna Give You Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance /Maxi-Singles Sales #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor ‎– 6784-1-RD
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: House, Dance-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Mark McGuire, Mike Duffy
Mixed By – Mixmaster Pete Hammond* (tracks: A1 to A3, B2)
Producer – Stock / Aitken / Waterman*
Written-By – Stock / Aitken / Waterman*

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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