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Alan Rankine – The Sandman (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

-DjPaulT Recommended 12″

“The Sandman” is the debut solo single by Scottish musician and record producer Alan Rankine best known as keyboardist/guitarist for the new wave band Associates, which he co-founded with Billy Mackenzie in the late 1970s.

“The Sandman” was taken from Rankine’s second studio album “She Loves Me Not”. A very underrated track “The Sandman” failed to chart and ends up as one of my recommended 12″ singles.

SIDE A:
The Sandman (Remix) 7:06
Engineer – Michel Andina

SIDE B:
Can You Believe Everything I See (Part 3) 6:19

The Sandman (7″ Version) 3:44
Engineer – Michel Andina

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VST 1003
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – Alan Rankine

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “SHE LOVES ME NOT”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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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The Associates – A (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

a-front

“A” was the eighth single released by Scottish new wave band The Associates. The track features backing vocals by Robert Smith of The Cure. Both “A” and “Would I… Bounce Back” were remixed for the 1982 re-issue of the bands debut album The Affectionate Punch.

SIDE A:
A (Remix) 3:50
Backing Vocals – Robert Smith

SIDE B:
Would I… Bounce Back (Remix) 3:56

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Fiction Records ‎– FICSX 13
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1981
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Post-Punk, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – The Associates, Mike Hedges
Written-By – Rankine*, MacKenzie*

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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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The Associates – Kitchen Person (UK & Ireland 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th September 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

“Kitchen Persons” is a single released on August 22, 1981 by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates. The single was taken from the bands second album Fourth Drawer Down. Alan Rankine described the song as “Madness”.

SIDE A:
Kitchen Person 4:52

SIDE B:
An Even Whiter Car 4:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Situation Two ‎– SIT7T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK & Ireland
Released: 22 Aug 1981
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Post-Punk, New Wave

CREDITS:
Composed By – Rankine*, Mackenzie*
Design – Mackenzie*, Loaded (10)
Photography By [Sleeve] – Antoine Giacomoni
Producer – Associates*, Hedges*

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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Password: burningtheground

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39 Lyon Street, The Associates – Kites (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th September 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

“Kites” was a one off single released on May 11, 1981 (Credited to 39 Lyon Street). Taking advantage of a clause in their contract that allowed them to record for other labels as long as Billy Mackenzie did not sing lead, they produced a version of Simon Dupree and the Big Sound’s 1967 hit, with vocals from Billy’s old friend Christine Beveridge. (Beveridge and another old partner in crime Steve Reid, performed together as Orbidoig. Billy took to announcing that Christine was one of his favourite singers, much to her embarrassment.) 39 Lyon Street was the address of Christine’s Dundee flat.

An edited version of “Kites” appears on The Associates compilation “Singles” as far as I know the full length 12″ version has not appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
39 Lyon Street Kites (Full Length Version) 4:48
Vocals [Uncredited] – Christine Beveridge
Backing Vocals [Uncredited] – Billy Mackenzie
Written-By – Hackady*, Pockriss*

SIDE B:
The AssociatesA Girl Named Property 4:57
Written-By – Rankine*, Mackenzie*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RSO ‎– RSOX 78
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 11 May 1981
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Post-Punk, New Wave

CREDITS:
Engineer – The Associates, Mike Hedges
Mastered By – ARUN*
Producer – The Associates, Mike Hedges

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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The Associates – Breakfast (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th September 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Breakfast” was the third single taken from the fourth studio album Perhaps by Scottish post-pun/new wave band The Associates. The single debuted on the UK singles chart on January 19, 1985 peaking at #49.

The epic string laden drama of “Breakfast”. It is possibly Billy Mackenzie’s greatest single moment, the melancholic piano motif setting the scene for an entire film noir in five minutes with its widescreen dramatics and mournful tension.

SIDE A:
Breakfast 5:28
Keyboards [Uncredited] – Howard Hughes
Producer – Martin Rushent
Vocals [Uncredited], Written-by – Billy MacKenzie

SIDE B:
Breakfast Alone 5:44
Keyboards – Howard Hughes
Producer – Martin Rushent
Written-By – Billy MacKenzie

Kites 5:51
Arranged By – Alan Rankine, Billy MacKenzie
Producer, Vocals – Billy MacKenzie
Written-By – Hal Hackady, Lee Pockriss

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: WEA ‎– YZ 28T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Jan 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By – Richard Haughton

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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The Associates – Party Fears Two (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th September 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Party Fears Two” is a 1982 single by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates, released from their second studio (and third album in total) Sulk. The song became their breakthrough Top 20 and best-known hit, peaking at #9 on the UK Singles Chart. The song also charted on the Irish Singles Chart at #16. With its iconic honky tonk piano line, “Party Fears Two” was a magnificent song about dealing with the perils of schizophrenia.

The band performed the song on the BBC television show Top of the Pops.

“Party Fears Two” has been covered by several artists, including The Divine Comedy, Heaven 17, King Creosote and Dan Bryk. “Party Fears Two” was used as an instrumental section for the theme music on BBC Radio 4 satirical current affairs series Week Ending.

The b-side “It’s Better This Way” is a radically different version from both the UK and US album versions.

SIDE A:
Party Fears Two (Extended Mix) 5:34

SIDE B:
It’s Better This Way 3:43

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Associates ‎– asc1t, Associates ‎– ASC 1 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 28 Jan 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Composed By – Rankine*, McKenzie*
Producer – Associates*, Hedges*

NOTES:
“Party Fears Two” is an uncredited extended mix.

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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