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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Visage – The Damned Don’t Cry (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“The Damned Don’t Cry” is a song by the British pop group Visage, released as a single by Polydor Records in 1982.

It was the first single from Visage’s second album, The Anvil. “The Damned Don’t Cry” was a chart success, becoming Visage’s second highest-charting single in the UK (#11) and the band’s last international hit.

“The Damned Don’t Cry” was the second Visage video directed by Midge Ure. It was shot in Tenterden, Kent, at the Tenterden Town railway station and recreates the 1930s atmosphere and mood of the Orient Express. The clip was included on band’s 1986 video release, Visage. The model and singer Nick Kamen appears in this video.

SIDE A:
The Damned Don’t Cry (Dance Mix) 5:44
Producer – Midge Ure
Written-By – B. Currie*, D. Formula*, M. Ure*, R. Egan*, S. Strange*

SIDE B:
Motivation 3:46
Written-By – Visage

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– POSPX 390, Polydor ‎– 2141 488
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Backing Vocals – Lorraine (4), Perry*
Bass – Barry Adamson
Design – Grafica Industria, Peter Saville (2)
Musician – Billy Currie, Dave Formula, Midge Ure, Rusty Egan, Steve Strange
Photography By – Helmut Newton
Producer – Visage

NOTES:
Midge Ure & Billy Currie courtesy of Chrysalis Records.
Made In England.

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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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Billy Idol – Flesh For Fantasy (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Flesh For Fantasy” is a song by English rock musician Billy Idol, from his second album Rebel Yell (1983). It was released in 1984, as the third single from the album.

In the U.K. “Flesh For Fantasy” reached #54. In the United States the single did much better peaking at #29 on October 6, 1984 after spending twelve weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

SIDE A:
Flesh For Fantasy (Below The Belt Mix) 7:05
Remix – Gary Langan

SIDE B:
Flesh For Fantasy 3:50
Blue Highway 5:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Flesh For Fantasy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #29
1984 Flesh For Fantasy U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #8
1984 Flesh For Fantasy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis ‎– IDOLX 4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
A&R [Direction], Management – Aucoin Management Inc.*
Producer – Keith Forsey
Written-By – Idol*, Stevens*

NOTES:
Comes with large fold out poster
From the LP “REBEL YELL”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.ne

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Icehouse – Crazy (Manic Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Crazy” is a 1987 single by the Australian rock/synthpop band Icehouse, from the Man of Colours album, the single entered Number 3 on the Australian ARIA charts. The song was written by band members Iva Davies, Robert Kretschmer and Andy Qunta. and produced by David Lord.

In the U.S. “Crazy” peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

**This 12″ is misprinted as “Manic Mix” and plays the album version instead. The “Manic Mix” is also known as 12″ Mix and appears on the U.S. 12″ Promo which I will be posting at a later date.

SIDE A:
Crazy (Album Mix) 4:48
Composed By – A. Qunta*, I. Davies*, R. Kretschmer*
Engineer – David Hemming
Mixed By, Producer – David Lord

SIDE B:
Crazy (Mad Mix) 6:18
Composed By – A. Qunta*, I. Davies*, R. Kretschmer*
Engineer – David Hemming
Mixed By – David Hemming, Iva Davies
Producer – David Lord

Completely Gone 4:43
Composed By – A. Qunta*, I. Davies*, R. Kretschmer*, S. Lloyd*
Producer – Icehouse

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Crazy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #14
1987 Crazy U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #10

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Chrysalis – CHS 12 3156
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Misprint
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Alternative Rock, Synth-pop

NOTES:
Original version on the LP/Cassette/CD “Man Of Colours”

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Alice Cooper – He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Since today is Friday The 13th I thought it would be fun to revive this long dead killer classic buried deep in the BTG vault with a brand new 2017 re-rip remaster. This one was originally posted October 29, 2010.

“He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)” is a song by American shock rock musician Alice Cooper. It was released as the lead single from his 1986 album Constrictor, and the theme song of Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, a slasher film and sixth part of the Friday the 13th film series released in the same year. The song is heard various times throughout the film and in the end credits. Two other songs, “Teenage Frankenstein” (also from Constrictor) and “Hard Rock Summer” (which remained commercially unreleased until 1999) are also featured in the film.

The song features the famous “ki-ki-ki ma-ma-ma” (admittedly in its popular misheard version, “ch-ch-ch, ha-ha-ha”) sound effect, a trademark of the Friday the 13th series.

“He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)” was a minor chart success, popular among fans of Cooper’s later work and enthusiasts of slasher films. It has been called “strangely new wave-ish and said to “perfectly enscapulate the Friday the 13th films and the era in which they came to prominence.

The 7” single featured a “live” version of “Billion Dollar Babies” as its B-Side. The 12″ single featured “Billion Dollar Babies (Recorded Live)” as well as a haunting “live” version of “I’m Eighteen”. Both versions were in fact originally recorded in the studio for the Alice Cooper a Paris TV special in 1982 during the Special Forces era, which were remixed in 1986 with crowd noise to resemble “live” recordings.

SIDE A:
He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask) 3:24
Engineer, Mixed By, Producer – Michael Wagener

SIDE B:
Billion Dollar Babies (Recorded Live) 3:20
Producer – Erik Scott
Remix – Garth Richardson

I’m Eighteen (Recorded Live) 4:33
Producer – Erik Scott
Remix – Garth Richardson

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCAT-1090
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave,Classic Rock, Heavy Metal

NOTES:
Theme from the Motion Picture, “Friday the 13th, part VI: Jason lives”
Track B1 recorded live, 1976
Track B2 recorded live, Paris, France, 1982

From the forthcoming Alice Cooper album “Constrictor”

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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The Human League – Don’t You Want Me (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

“Don’t You Want Me” is a single by British synthpop group The Human League, released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981).

It is the band’s best known and most commercially successful recording and was the 1981 Christmas number one in the UK, where it has since sold over 1,560,000 copies, making it the 23rd most successful single in UK Singles Chart history. It later topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the US on 3 July 1982 where it stayed for three weeks. In 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation’s 7th favourite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.

The lyrics were originally inspired after lead singer Philip Oakey read a photo-story in a teen-girl’s magazine. Originally conceived and recorded in the studio as a male solo, Oakey was inspired by the film A Star Is Born and decided to turn the song into a conflicting duet with one of the band’s two teenage female vocalists. Susan Ann Sulley was then asked to take on the role. Up until then, she and the other female vocalist Joanne Catherall had only been assigned backing vocals; Sulley says she was chosen only through “luck of the draw”. Musicians Jo Callis and Philip Adrian Wright created a synthesizer score to accompany the lyrics which was much harsher than the version that was actually released. Initial versions of the song were recorded but Virgin Records-appointed producer Martin Rushent was unhappy with them. He and Callis remixed the track, giving it a softer, and in Oakey’s opinion, “poppy” sound. Oakey hated the new version and thought it the weakest track on Dare, resulting in one of his infamous rows with Rushent. Oakey disliked it so much that it was relegated to the last track on side two of the (then) vinyl album.

Before the release of Dare, three of its tracks—”The Sound of the Crowd”, “Love Action (I Believe in Love)”, and “Open Your Heart”—had already been released as successful singles. With a hit album and three hit singles in a row, Virgin’s chief executive Simon Draper decided to release one more single from the album before the end of 1981. His choice, “Don’t You Want Me”, instantly caused a row with Oakey who did not want another single to be released because he was convinced that “the public were now sick of hearing The Human League” and the choice of the “poor quality filler track” would almost certainly be a disaster, wrecking the group’s new-found popularity. Virgin were adamant that a fourth single would be released and Oakey finally agreed on the condition that a large colour poster accompany the 7″ single, because he felt fans would “feel ripped off” by the ‘substandard’ single alone.

The Human League often added cryptic references to their productions and the record sleeve of “Don’t You Want Me” featured the suffix of “100”. This was a reference to The 100 Club, a restaurant/bar in Sheffield.

Today, the song is widely considered a classic of its era. In a retrospective review, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, senior editor for AllMusic, described the song as “a devastating chronicle of a frayed romance wrapped in the greatest pop hooks and production of its year.” Oakey still describes it as over-rated, but acknowledges his initial dismissal was misguided and claims pride in the track. Oakey is also at pains to point out another misconception: that it is not a love song, but “a nasty song about sexual power politics”.

“Don’t You Want Me” was released in the UK on 27 November 1981. The B side was “Seconds” another track lifted straight from the Dare album. Like previous singles, a 12″ version was also issued featuring the original version of “Don’t You Want Me” and “Seconds” on the A side and an “extended dance mix” lasting seven and a half minutes on the B side. This mix is also features on the Love and Dancing album released under the name of The League Unlimited Orchestra in 1982.
To the amazement of the band (and especially Oakey), it entered the UK Singles Chart at No.9 and shot to number one the following week, remaining there over the Christmas period for a total of five weeks. It ultimately became the biggest selling single to be released in 1981, and the fifth biggest selling single of the entire decade. Its success was repeated six months later in the US, with “Don’t You Want Me” hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Billboard magazine ranked it as the sixth-biggest hit of 1982. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA the same year for sales of a million copies. It is notable as the first song featuring the revolutionary Linn LM-1 drum machine to hit No. 1 on the UK charts and also the first LM-1 track to top the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Don’t You Want Me 3:57
Seconds 4:58

SIDE B:
Don’t You Want Me (Ext. Dance Mix) 7:30

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Don’t You want Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1981 Don’t You want Me U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #3
1981 Don’t You want Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– VS 466-12, Virgin ‎– VS466-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 23 Nov 1981
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Martin Rushent, The Human League
Written-By – Callis*, Wright*, Oakey*

NOTES:
Thank you Gangsters restaurant, Sheffield.

Side A: Taken from the album “DARE”

Mastered at The Town House

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Duran Duran – Do You Believe In Shame? (UK 10″ Limited Edition)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd October 2017


BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

I originally had something else planned for today but after waking to the news of the unconscionable act of terrorism in Las Vegas my plans quickly changed. I wanted to post something to convey the heart break and sadness that so many of us are feeling on this awful day. I don’t have any profound words to say except that I am sending Love & Light to all of those who are suffering.

-Paul

“Do You Believe In Shame?” is a song by Duran Duran. Released on 10 April 1989, it was the third and final single from the Big Thing album.

The song was dedicated to three of the band’s dead friends: record producer Alex Sadkin, artist Andy Warhol and Simon Le Bon’s childhood friend David Miles. Le Bon has since said that “Shame” is the first part of a trilogy of songs written as a tribute to Miles, the other songs being “Ordinary World” and “Out of My Mind”.

The LSD Edit”, a previously promo-only edit of Big Thing album tracks “The Edge Of America” and “Lake Shore Driving” finally had its commercial debut, “LSD” presumably an acronym for “Lake Shore Driving”. The song was renamed “The Krush Brothers LSD Edit” for release on the “Do You Believe In Shame?” single.

“Notorious (Live)”, recorded in Rotterdam, which was previously from the promo-only 12″ EP Duran Goes Dutch ‘Strange Behaviour’ Tour.

SIDE A:
Do You Believe In Shame? 4:23
The Krush Brothers LSD Edit 3:29

SIDE B:
Notorious (Live) 4:14

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 10 DDA 12
Format: Vinyl, 10″, 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Numbered
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Design – Hans Arnold
Producer – Daniel Abraham (tracks: A1, A2), Duranduran* (tracks: A1, A2), Jonathan Elias (tracks: A1, A2)
Recorded By, Mixed By – Daniel Abraham
Written-By – Taylor*, Rhodes*, Lebon*

NOTES:
Each copy is individually numbered.

[Cover, front, sticker]
Special limited edition numbered 10″ includes live version of “Notorious”

A side produced by Duranduran, Jonathan Elias and Daniel Abraham
Notorious (live) recorded at the Ahoy, Rotterdam on the 1987 ‘Strange Behaviour’ Tour
Recorded and mixed by Daniel Abrahams for White Falcon Productions

Find the 10″ 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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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