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Level 42 – Lessons In Love/Something About You (UK 12″ EP LTD. Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on 12th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Lessons In Love/Something About You” is a Limited Edition 12″ single released as a double A side in Europe by British band Level 42, the single includes remixes of the band’s two biggest UK and US hits “Lessons In Love” (UK #3 US#12) amd “Something About You (UK#6 US#7). The single also includes a live version of “Hot Water”.

As far as I know “Lessons In Love (Extended Version” mixed by Julian Mendelsohn has not appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
Lessons In Love (Extended Version) 7:00
Mixed By – Julian Mendelsohn
Producer – Level 42, Wally Badarou
Recorded By – Nick Froome*
Written-By – R. Gould*, M. King*, W. Badarou*

Hot Water (Live) 6:13
Mixed By – Gregg Jackman, Level 42
Written-By – M. King*, M. Lindup*, P. Gould*, W. Badarou*

SIDE AA:
Something About You (U.S. Remix) 8:03
Edited By [Edits] – Shep Pettibone, The Latin Rascals
Engineer – Andy Wallace
Mixed By – Shep Pettibone
Producer – Level 42, Wally Badarou
Written-By – R. Gould*, M. King*, M. Lindup*, P. Gould*, W. Badarou*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– POSPA 790
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Red Ranch
Management – Outlaw Management
Photography By – Nick Night

NOTES:
Track A2 featured on the Polydor album “A Physical Presence” POLH 23
Track AA original version on the Polydor album “World Machine” POLH 25
Track AA mixed for Mastermix Productions.
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 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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New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Bizarre Love Triangle” is a song by the English band New Order, released as a single in 1986 from their fourth studio album, Brotherhood (1986), which reached the top five on the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart, and No. 5 on the Australian ARIA Charts (No. 1 on the Victoria state chart) in March 1987.

It failed to make the top 40 in either the United Kingdom (only reaching No. 56) or the US Billboard Hot 100. In the United States, the song also reached the eighth position on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart, but failed to chart on the Hot 100 during its original 1986 release. However, a new mix included on the The Best of New Order was released in 1994 and finally made a brief appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 in the number 98 position in 1995.

In 2004 the song was ranked number 201 in Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

“I Don’t Care” is also known as “Bizarre Dub Triangle”.

SIDE A:
Bizarre Love Triangle 6:43
Edited By – The Latin Rascals
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck
Remix, Edited By – Shep Pettibone

I Don’t Care 7:01
Edited By – The Latin Rascals
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck
Remix, Edited By – Shep Pettibone

SIDE B:
State Of The Nation 6:33
Engineer – Michael Johnson

Bizarre Love Triangle 3:45
Engineer [Remix] – Steve Peck
Remix – Shep Pettibone

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Bizarre Love Triangle U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play100 #4
1986 Bizarre Love Triangle U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Qwest Records ‎– 0-20546, Qwest Records ‎– 9 20546-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, ARC Pressing
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – New Order

NOTES:
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NYC, metalworks at Sheffield Lab Matrix, pressed by ARC.

“I Don’t Care” is also known as “Bizarre Dub Triangle”.

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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 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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George Michael – Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix) (Canada 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Hard Day” is a song by English singer George Michael from his debut studio album, Faith (1987). It was released on 30 October 1987 as the album’s third single. The song was written and originally produced by Michael, and was released solely in the United States and Australia. No music video was made for the song.

“Hard Day” reached the top five on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart and the top 40 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

This Canada 12″ promo includes the 6:30 Shep Pettibone remix on both sides. As a bonus I have included the “Special Remix” and “Radio Edit” which I transfered from the U.S. 12″ promo (Columbia ‎– 44 07466). The “Radio Edit” has never appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix) 6:30
Remix – Shep Pettibone

SIDE B:
Hard Day (Special Remix) 9:03
Edited By – The Latin Rascals, Shep Pettibone
Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Steve Peck
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Shep Pettibone

Hard Day (Radio Edit) 4:09

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Hard Day U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #5
1987 Hard Day U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– 12CDN 397
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: Canada
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Arranged By – George Michael

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “FAITH”

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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 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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Duran Duran – Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

a-front

Released 30 years ago today.

“Notorious” is the 14th single by Duran Duran. It was released internationally by EMI on 20 October 1986. “Notorious” was the first single issued from the album Notorious, and the first released by Duran Duran as a 3-piece band after the departure of Roger and Andy Taylor. It was a success worldwide, reaching #7 in the UK, and #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100, behind “Walk Like an Egyptian” by The Bangles, and was a success in various other countries.

“Notorious” marked the debut of the new streamlined trio version of Duran Duran, as Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor had left the band by the time the album was released. In fact, the acrimonious nature of Andy Taylor’s departure was reflected in the song to a certain degree. According to songwriter Simon Le Bon, the lyric “Who really gives a damn for a flaky bandit” was a direct dig at the guitarist.

As a trio, the band had enlisted the help of Nile Rodgers to take over production duties. His funk influences can be heard throughout the single – for example, the tempo and the use of The Borneo Horns brass section. Rodgers also played the guitar on the single along with Warren Cuccurullo.

For the first time, the B-side to the 7″ single was not an original recording; “Winter Marches On” was an unaltered version of the Notorious album track. Before this, Duran Duran had always provided either completely original songs or previously unheard remixes on the B-side.

As a first for the band, “Notorious” was released as two separate 12″ singles. The first had a Nile Rodgers produced “Extended Mix” while the second featured a remix by The Latin Rascals.

I have taken the “Extended Mix” from the first US 12″ release of Notorious and added it as an “Extra Cut”.

SIDE A:
Notorious (Latin Rascals Mix) 6:21
Remix, Edited By, Engineer – The Latin Rascals

SIDE B:
Notorious (45 Mix) 3:59
Winter Marches On 3:24

EXTRA CUT:
Notorious (Extended Mix) 5:15

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Notorious U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1986 Notorious U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Capitol Records ‎– V-15266
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Frank Olinsky
Mastered By – RL*
Mixed By, Engineer – Daniel Abraham
Photography By – Virginia Liberatore
Producer – Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers
Written-By – Taylor*, Rhodes*, Le Bon*

NOTES:
…Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the groove…

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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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Password: burningtheground

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Robbie Nevil – C’est La Vie (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

a-front

“C’est la Vie” is a song by American singer-songwriter Robbie Nevil from his self-titled debut album in 1986. The song was first recorded by gospel singer Beau Williams for his 1985 album Bodacious!.

Written by Nevil with Duncan Pain and Mark Holding, Nevil recorded the song for his eponymous debut album, and it was released as the first single. Nevil’s single spent two weeks at #2 on the U.S. singles chart in January 1987 and remained in the top 40 for 16 weeks, becoming his highest-charting U.S. hit. (It was kept from #1 by two songs, “Shake You Down” by Gregory Abbott and “At This Moment” by Billy Vera and the Beaters). Additionally, the song went to #1 on the American dance chart for one week in February 1987. Internationally, the song reached #3 on the United Kingdom charts. The song went to #1 almost exactly 20 years after Frank Sinatra’s song “That’s Life” (which is the English translation of the song title) did the same.

Nevil performed the song on the May 30, 1987 broadcast of Soul Train.

SIDE A:
C’est La Vie (Extended Version) 7:06
Edited By – The Latin Rascals
Remix – Arthur Baker

C’est La Vie (Single Version) 3:25

SIDE B:
C’est La Vie (Dub Mix) 7:15
Edited By – The Latin Rascals
Remix – Arthur Baker

Time Waits For No One 5:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 C’est La Vie U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1986 C’est La Vie U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Manhattan Records ‎– V-56036
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Phil Thornalley

NOTES:
From the debut album “ROBBIE NEVIL”

Find the 12″ 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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Debbie Gibson – Out Of The Blue (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th April 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

A. Front

Headed To The Mall Week.

REQUEST

“Out of the Blue” is the third single by American singer-songwriter-actress Deborah Gibson. Released as a single in January 1988, “Out of the Blue” gave Gibson her highest chart placing at the time by reaching number three in the U.S. In the UK, it did slightly less well than her two previous singles, stalling at number nineteen.

SIDE A:
Out Of The Blue (Club Mix) 5:50
Out Of The Blue (Bonus Beats) 4:20

SIDE B:
Out Of The Blue (Drumappella) 4:05
Out Of The Blue (Dub Version) 3:54

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Out Of The Blue U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1988 Out Of The Blue U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #16
1988 Out Of The Blue U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #44
1988 Out Of The Blue U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– 0-86621
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Freestyle, Dance-pop

CREDITS:
Edited By – The Latin Rascals
Engineer [Remix] – Hugo Dwyer
Executive-Producer – Doug Breitbart*
Keyboards [Additional] – Bobby Khozouri
Keyboards [Emulator Solo] – Andy Marvel
Producer – Gibson*, Zarr*
Remix – “Little” Louie Vega*
Written-By – D. Gibson*

NOTES:
Executive Producer: Broadbeard Productions, Inc.
Remixed for Small Wonders Productions, Inc.
Remixed at Sound Track Studios/NYC
Edited for Latin Rascals Productions, Inc.

Find the 12″ 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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