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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

“To Cut a Long Story Short” is a 1980 song by Spandau Ballet. It was their debut single and reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart. It appeared on the album Journeys to Glory.

The song has been speculated to be about a veteran, perhaps of Vietnam, who is drafted and suffers from PTSD; the lyrics are told from the man’s point of view as a boy being drafted, how he gets no answers as to why he must join the war. “To Cut a Long Story Short” was Vince Clarke’s inspiration to write Depeche Mode’s “Just Can’t Get Enough”, to which the keyboard style bears a certain similarity.

The signature riff from “To Cut a Long Story Short” is used as a sample looping throughout the Freestylers track “In Love with You” on their album Adventures in Freestyle.

SIDE A:
To Cut A Long Story Short (Mix 1) 6:31

SIDE B:
To Cut A Long Story Short (Version) (Mix 2) 3:57

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Reformation ‎– CHS 12 2473, Chrysalis ‎– CHS 12 2473
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 03 Nov 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Graphics – Graham Smith (5)
Producer – Richard James Burgess
Written-By – G. Kemp*

NOTES:
Packaged in a special embossed die-cut sleeve.

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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Secession – Sneakyville (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Sneakyville” was the eighth and final single released by overlooked 80´s synthpop band Secession. The song was taken from the groups only album A Dark Enchantment. Oddly none of the band’s singles charted in the UK or US. After the release of “Sneakyville” the band broke up and some members went on to form alternative rock band The Vaselines.

SIDE A:
Sneakyville (Extended Mix) 6:16
Remix – CCC (3)

SIDE B:
Reflections 2:23

All The Animals Come Out At Night 4:04
Mixed By – Steve Peck

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Siren (3) ‎– SRNT 77
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – C-More-Tone Studios
Photography By – Gavin Evans
Producer – Secession
Producer, Engineer – Wilf Smarties
Written-By – Peter Thomson

NOTES:
From the forthcoming new LP, MC & CD…
(a dark enchantment)

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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Bow Wow Wow – See Jungle! (Jungle Boy) (Re-Mixed Version) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th January 2018

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“See Jungle! (Jungle Boy)” is a song by English new wave band Bow Wow Wow. It was released as the third single from their album See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy.

It was first released in 1982 and entered the UK Singles Chart in May, reaching #45.

“See Jungle! (Jungle Boy)” was written by Dave Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren and Matthew Ashman.

SIDE A:
See Jungle! (Jungle Boy) (Re-Mixed Version) 5:13

SIDE B:
(I’m A) TV Savage 2:36

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA ‎– RCAT 220, RCA ‎– PC 5491
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Design [Graphic Design] – Nick Egan
Producer – Brian Tench
Written-By – Barbarossa*, Gorman* (tracks: B), McLaren*, Ashman*

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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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The Pretenders – 2000 Miles (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“2000 Miles” is a song by English-American rock band The Pretenders that was released in 1983 as the preceding single to their 1984 album, Learning to Crawl. It was most popular in the UK, where it peaked at No. 15 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1983. In the US, it was released as the B-side of both the 7-inch single and 12-inch single remix of the band’s hit, “Middle of the Road”.

Considered a Christmas song, it has been released on various Christmas compilation albums. While most people believe the title to refer to the distance between two long-distance lovers who miss each other over the holidays, it is actually meant to be for James Honeyman-Scott, the group’s original guitar player, who died the year before the song was released.

The official video features Hynde dressed as a member of the Salvation Army in a snowy location.

SIDE A:
2000 Miles 3:38
Written By – C. Hynde*

SIDE B:
Fast Or Slow (The Law’s The Law) 3:14
Acoustic Guitar – Billy Bremner
Bass – Andrew Bodnar
Written-By – M. Chambers*

Money (Live) 4:49
Keyboards – Chris Thomas
Written By – Berry Gordy, William Bradford*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Real Records (2) ‎– ARE 20T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Alternative Rock

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve] – Peter Barrett (3)
Mastered By – Tim Young
Photography By – Bay Hippisley
Producer – Chris Thomas

NOTES:
B2 Recorded at US Festival May 1983 by Westwood One.

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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Dead Or Alive – Brand New Lover (Ltd. Edition UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

“Brand New Lover” is the name of a song recorded by the British new wave band Dead or Alive. It was the first single to be released from the band’s third album, Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know. It achieved international success when released as a single in 1986. The song proved to be more successful in the U.S. and in Japan than in the band’s native U.K.; it peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, whereas the song reached #31 on the UK Singles Chart. In addition, “Brand New Lover” spent two weeks atop the American dance chart in December 1986.

SIDE A:
Brand New Lover (Edit) 3:35

SIDE B:
In Too Deep (Live) 4:36
B recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, July 1985

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Brand New Lover U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #15
1986 Brand New Lover U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– 650075 8
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Gatefold Sleeve
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Phil Harding
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
Limited Edition Gatefold Sleeve
Produced for PWL

Find the 7″ 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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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The Fixx – One Thing Leads To Another (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th December 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“One Thing Leads to Another” is a song by new wave rock band The Fixx, from their album Reach the Beach.

“One Thing Leads to Another” is the group’s most successful single. Entering the chart at #65 on August 27, 1983, it reached #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1983.

It also hit #2 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and went to #1 in Canada as well. In the U.K. the single was not as popular only reaching #86.

SIDE A:
One Thing Leads To Another (Extended Version) 8:01

SIDE B:
Reach The Beach (Dub) 4:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 One Thing Leads To Another U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1983 One Thing Leads To Another U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #2
1983 One Thing Leads To Another U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #14

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– FIXXT 5
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Stephen W. Tayler
Producer –Rupert Hine

NOTES:
Recorded at Farmyard Studios.
From the LP “REACH THE BEACH”

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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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