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Joe Jackson – Steppin’ Out (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th April 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Steppin’ Out” is a song written by Joe Jackson, originally included on his 1982 album, Night and Day.

The song is about the anticipation and excitement of a night out on the town. Released as a single in August 1982, it became Jackson’s biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit in the U.S., peaking at number six. It was his second biggest hit on the UK Singles Chart, also reaching number six. Only “It’s Different for Girls”, which reached number five in the UK in 1980 did better. The music video for the song, directed by Steve Barron, featured a housekeeper pretending she was a Cinderella figure. It was filmed over one night in the St. Regis Hotel in New York during the summer of 1982.

“Steppin’ Out” eventually earned Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male.

The song was produced and mixed by David Kershenbaum who also produced and mixed some Duran Duran’s early work.

SIDE A:
Steppin’ Out 4:17
Written-By – Joe Jackson

SIDE B:
T.V. Age (Long Disco Mix) 5:56
Written-By –Joe JacksonSteve Tatler

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Steppin’ Out U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1982 Steppin’ Out U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #4
1982 Steppin’ Out U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #45

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records – AMS 12-9257
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: Leftfield, Jazz-Funk, Synth-pop, Disco
Credits: Mixed By, Producer – David KershenbaumJoe Jackson

NOTES:
Taken from the A&M LP “Night And Day”
Made in Holland

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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