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Lisa Stansfield – All Around The World (Ltd. Edition UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th May 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

Side A

“All Around the World” is a song recorded by British recording artist Lisa Stansfield for her 1989 debut album, Affection, which became her biggest hit. It was written by Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, and produced by Devaney and Morris.

In the United Kingdom Arista records released a special limited edition etched 12″ promo. This one sided single featured an exclusive dj mix on the a-side. The b-side contained an etched map of the world with text saying “to dj’s all around the world”.

The “Exclusive DJ’s Mix” was done by British musician, songwriter, DJ, musical director and arranger Steve Anderson. The remix was also known as “Global Quest” and appeared on the DMC vinyl compilation November 89 – Mixes 2. This remix also appeared on the Lisa Stansfield compilation People Hold On… The Remix Anthology in 2014.

SIDE A:
All Around The World (Exclusive DJ’s Mix) 6:21
Remix – Steve Anderson

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1990 All Around The World U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1990 All Around The World U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Songs #1
1990 All Around The World U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1
1990 All Around The World U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #7

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista ‎– L.S.Promo X2
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, Etched, Single Sided, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: House, Downtempo, Soul

CREDITS:
Producer – Andy Morris (5), Ian Devaney

NOTES:
Etched one-sided promo
Map of the world etched on the b-side…Etched text “to dj’s all around the world”
Label text (a)’Love Lisa x (b) ‘all around the world exclusive dj’s mix’

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Side B

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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Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted August 18, 2011

“I Want to Know What Love Is” is a 1984 power ballad recorded by the British-American rock band Foreigner. The song hit #1 in both the UK and the U.S. and is the band’s biggest hit. It remains one of the band’s best known songs and most enduring radio hits, charting in the top 25 in 2000, 2001 and 2002 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Recurrents chart.

Written by Mick Jones, and produced by Jones and Alex Sadkin, it was the first single released from the album Agent Provocateur (1984). The song features backing vocals from the New Jersey Mass Choir (of the GMWA), Dreamgirls star Jennifer Holliday, and the Thompson Twins. The choir appears in the song’s music video.

“I Want to Know What Love Is” reached number one in the UK Singles Chart on 15 January 1985 and stayed there for three weeks. It reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 on 2 February 1985 where it stayed for two weeks. It was Foreigner’s first and only pop chart topper in either country, although the band had four #1 Mainstream Rock and one #1 Adult Contemporary radio hits in the US. This was the band’s third of four #1 singles on the mainstream rock chart. The song spent five weeks at #1 in Australia and also hit the top of the charts in Canada, Norway, and Sweden, peaking at #2 in Switzerland and South Africa.

The song was also issued as a 12″ single with a slightly longer time length of 6:21. This version contains a slightly longer intro and an extended vocal chorus/fadeout ending.

The single’s B-Side “Street Thunder (Marathon Theme)” is an instrumental track originally appearing on The Official Music of the XXIII Olympiad – Los Angeles 1984 and later on the band’s 2-CD compilation Jukebox Heroes: The Foreigner Anthology in 2000.

Soon after Foreigner’s single topped the charts, the New Jersey Mass Choir released its own similar-sounding version of the song on an album also titled I Want to Know What Love Is. Their single peaked at #37 on the Hot Black Singles chart and #12 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The Foreigner song was ranked by Billboard as the number four Hot 100 single of the year 1985. It was the band’s fourth Gold single in the U.S. and their first and only Gold single in the UK.

In 2004 “I Want to Know What Love Is” was voted #476 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. In 2006 this song was included on VH1’s program “Top 100 Songs of the 80’s” at #65.

SIDE A:
I Want To Know What Love Is (Extended Version)
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Mick Jones (2)

SIDE B:
Street Thunder
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Mick Jones (2)

Urgent
Producer – Mick Jones (2), Robert John “Mutt Lange”*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 I Want To Know What love Is U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1984 I Want To Know What love Is U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #85
1984 I Want To Know What love Is U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #3
1984 I Want To Know What love Is U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – A 9596 (T)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK & Europe
Released: Dec 1984
Genre: Pop, Rock
Style: Soft Rock, Classic Rock

CREDITS:
Written-By – M. Jones*

NOTES:
“I Want To Know What Love Is” from the forthcoming album “Agent Provocateur”.

“Urgent” from the album “4”

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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 Removeal: 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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Meco – Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1977

A. Front

New 22015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….”

“Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” is a disco single recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on October 1, 1977, holding on to the spot for two weeks and peaked at no. 7 on the UK Singles Chart, remaining in the charts for nine weeks. To date it is the biggest-selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music, having sold two million units, being the only one ever to be certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

In the late 1970s CBS Sports used the song as opening music for its NFL coverage.

SIDE A:
Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band 3:30
Written-By – John Williams (4)

SIDE B:
Funk 3:36
Written-By – Wheeler*, Smith*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #18
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles #6
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Billboard Black Singles #8
1977 Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor – DDC 008 (XC 008)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Harold Wheeler
Producer – Harold Wheeler, Meco Monardo, Tony Bongiovi

NOTES:
Special versions from the album:
“Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk”

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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 Removeal: 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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New Order – Temptation (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. Front

“Temptation” was British band New Order’s 4th, and their first self-produced single. Released on May 10, 1982 as 7″ and 12″. “Temptation” peaked at # 29 of the UK singles charts.

The vocal track on the original 12″ version features an audible “startled yelp” during the song’s intro. Vocalist Bernard Sumner has since explained that the scream was from him due to bandmates thrusting a snowball down his shirt during recording.

SIDE A:
Temptation 8:45

SIDE B:
Hurt 8:03

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Factory ‎– fac 63
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 10 May 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Uncredited] –Peter Saville (2)
Engineer – Pete Woolliscroft*
Written-By, Producer – New Order

NOTES:
Sleeve embossed on both sides.
Front reads “temptation”, rear reads “hurt fac63”.

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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 Removeal: 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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New Order – Thieves Like Us (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Thieves Like Us” was British band New Order’s seventh single, released on Factory in April 1984 as 12″ only (7″s as promos only). The title is taken from the Robert Altman movie “Thieves Like Us”. An instrumental of Thieves Like Us is featured in the 1986 movie “Pretty in Pink”.

Produced by New Order. Recorded and mixed at London’s Britannia Row Studios.
The cover design by Peter Saville is based on a painting by Giorgio de Chirico.

Peaked at #18 in the UK singles charts and #1 in the UK indie singles charts.

SIDE A:
Thieves Like Us 6:36
Written-By – Arthur Baker

SIDE B:
Lonesome Tonight 5:11

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Factory  ‎– FAC 103
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Apr 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style:
New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – PSA*, Key*
Engineer – Mike Johnson*
Mastered By –  MEL*
Producer, Written-By – New Order

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 Removeal: 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 Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd April 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

A. Front

“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” is a 1980 song and hit single by the British rock band The Police. It concerns a schoolgirl’s crush on her young teacher which leads to an affair, which in turn is discovered. The Police won the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for this song.

In 1986, a re-recorded version of the song was released as “Don’t Stand So Close to Me ’86”. The song was re-recorded in 1986 with a new, brooding arrangement, a different chorus and a more opulent production. The new version appeared as “Don’t Stand So Close to Me ’86” on the album Every Breath You Take: The Singles, and was released as a single, reaching number 24 in the British charts. It also reached number 11 in Ireland, number 14 in New Zealand, number 19 on the Netherlands MegaCharts Singles Chart (number 20 on Dutch Top 40), number 27 in Canada and number 46 on Billboard Hot 100 (number 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks).

Because of the decrease in tempo, a slight lyric change is found in the line “Just like the old man in that book by Nabokov” (the word ‘famous’ was added). A new music video was produced for the reworked song by Godley and Creme, notable for its early use of animated computer graphics.

Because drummer Stewart Copeland had broken his collarbone and was unable to drum, he opted to use his Fairlight CMI to program the drum track for the single. While singer/bassist Sting pushed to utilize the drums on his Synclavier instead, the group’s engineer found the Synclavier’s programming interface difficult—and it ended up taking him two days to complete the task. Copeland ultimately finished the drum programming and claimed that the Fairlight’s then-legendary “Page R” (the device’s sequencing page) saved his life and put him on the map as a composer. In a Qantas inflight radio program named “Reeling in the Years”, Copeland was quoted as saying that the argument over Synclavier versus Fairlight drums was “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” and that this led to the group’s unraveling.

As the Police had already disbanded by the time the 1986 single was released, this, aside from the then-unreleased “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da ’86,” was the last recording before the band’s reunion and the most recent studio recording the band has released.

SIDE A:
Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 (Dance Mix) 6:24
Producer – Laurie Latham, Police, The

Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 4:51
Producer – Laurie Latham, Police, The

SUDE B:
Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Original Version) 4:00
Producer – Nigel Gray, Police, The

Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Live) 4:01
Mixed By – Kim Turner

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #46
1986 Don’t Stand So Close To Me ’86 U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: A&M Records ‎– AMY 354
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Mastered By – Timtom*
Photography By – Peter Mountain
Written-By – Sting

NOTES:
Track A2 taken from the forthcoming compilation album
“Every Breath You Take – The Singles”

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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 Removeal: 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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