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Nolan Thomas – Yo! Little Brother (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Yo! Little Brother” is a 1984 single by italian freestyle artist from NYC Nolan Thomas (born Marko Kalfa). “Yo! Little Brother,” peaked at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100. While Nolan Thomas (Marko Kalfa) did appear in the music video and sang all of the other tracks on the Yo! Little Brother album, he did not actually perform the vocals on this particular track Elan Lanier a black vocalist who also hailed from the Tri-State Area sang them. He was discovered by dance music producers Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa of Shannon (“Let the Music Play”) fame when he was still in high school. The original 12-inch single was initially released by Emergency Records. The now famous music video was conceived by the Manager/Director/Producer team of Stu Sleppin & Bob Teeman. Sleppin & Teeman created the rock star look-a-likes that became known as The Vid Kids. Nolan Thomas & The Vid Kids toured the US in the mid 80’s. In the UK during the mid 80’s “Yo, Little Brother” received some cult status after it was aired on the Max Headroom Show (channel 4 Television).

SIDE A:
Yo’ Little Brother 5:18

SIDE B:
Yo’ Little Brother (Dub Mix) 5:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Yo! Little Brother U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #57
1984 Yo! Little Brother U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #26
1984 Yo! Little Brother U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #39

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Emergency Records ‎– EMDS 6546
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Freestyle

CREDITS:
Executive-Producer – Sergio Cossa
Mastered By – Tom Coyne
Mixed By – Chris Barbosa, Chris Lord Alge*, Mark Liggett
Music Consultant [Creative Consultant] – A. Godwin*, C. Josephs*
Performer [Musicians] – C.P. Roth*, Charlie Street, Curtis Josephs
Producer – Chris Barbosa, Mark Liggett
Written-By – Ann Godwin, Charlie Street

NOTES:
Exec Produced for Emergency Records

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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
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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Wide Boy Awake – Chicken Outlaw (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 15th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

“Chicken Outlaw” is the first single by Adam & the Ants bassist Kevin Mooney’s band Wide Boy Awake. The single did manage to chart on the US dance chart peaking at #12.

SIDE A:
Chicken Outlaw 5:18

SIDE B:
Slang Teacher 5:25

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Chicken Outlaw U.S. Billboard Dance Music/Club Play #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: RCA Victor ‎– PD-13503
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Nick Glennie-Smith, Trevor Spencer
Written-By – Kevin Mooney

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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
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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Olivia Newton-John – The Rumour (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

I have so many great memories dancing to this track back in ’88. I thought it was so cool that Olivia was getting heavy club play I love hearing it beat mixed in with all the other club hits of the day.

Thank you Olivia for all of the Love & Light you have shared with me and so many others over the years. Get well soon.

Originally posted August 17, 2012

“The Rumour” was the first single released from Olivia Newton-John’s 1988 MCA Records album of the same name. “The Rumour” was produced by Elton John and James Newton Howard, and was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The song also included backing vocals and piano by Elton John. The single only reached #62 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

“The Rumour” was issued as a 12″ single featuring remixes by Shep Pettibone helping it become a top twenty dance hit peaking at #17 on the Billboard Dance Chart in October 1988. “The Rumour” also charted in Australia #35, Germany #36 and UK #86.

as a bonus mix I included the “Ultimix Edit” which was issued by Ultimix remix service on issue #23.

SIDE A:
The Rumour (12″ Extended Mix) 6:41
The Rumour (7″ Mix) 3:59

SIDE B:
The Rumour (12″ Dub) 4:14
The Rumour (Instrumental) 4:00

BONUS MIX:
The Rumour (Ultimix Edit) 7:25
Edited By – Roy McLeod

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 The Rumour U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #62
1988 The Rumour U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #33
1988 The Rumour U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17
1988 The Rumour U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #42

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – MCA-23890
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Shep PettiboneSteve Peck
Producer – Elton JohnJames Newton Howard
Remix [Additional Production] – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin

NOTES:
Original versions appears on the Olivia Newton-John album “THE RUMOUR”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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
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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Romeo Void – A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“A Girl in Trouble (Is a Temporary Thing)” was a hit single for American new wave/post punk band Romeo Void in 1984, from the Columbia album Instincts. It was the band’s biggest hit and only Top 40 single, peaking at number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) (Edit) 3:49
Remix – François Kevorkian, Jay Mark

SIDE B:
A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) (Album Version) 4:18

A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) (Dance Mix) 6:11
Remix – François Kevorkian, Jay Mark

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #35
1984 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #17
1984 A Girl In Trouble (Is A Temporary Thing) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia ‎– AS 1886
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer, Engineer – David Kahne

NOTES:
Taken From The Columbia LP: “Instincts”
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Demonstration Not For sale

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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
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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Erasure – Victim Of Love (Limited Edition Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Victim of Love” is a song by British synthpop duo Erasure, released in May 1987 as their sixth single overall.

It was the third single to be lifted from the duo’s second album, The Circus, released six weeks earlier, and was remixed for single release.

The song was written by band members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell and incorporates the signature Erasure sound of uptempo rhythm, analog synthesizer and a prominent acoustic guitar. Bell’s lyrics pertain to one’s apprehension when entering into a new love relationship. The song’s protagonist doesn’t “want to look like some kind of fool” or become a “victim of love”.

Upon its release, “Victim of Love” became the second UK Top 10 single for Erasure, peaking at number seven. “Victim of Love” also hit number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart (Clarke and Bell would have to wait eighteen years before their second U.S. Dance chart-topper “Breathe”).

The song remains one of Erasure’s signature tunes and is a concert favorite.

SIDE A:
Victim Of Love (Vixenvitesse Mix) 5:41
Remix – Daniel Miller, Rico Conning

Soldier’s Return (Machinery Mix) 5:00
Producer – Erasure, E.C. Radcliffe*
Remix – E.C. Radcliffe*

SIDE B:
Victim Of Love (Extended Mix) 6:56
Mixed By – Mr. Mixmaster Phil Harding*

Victim Of Love (Dub Mix) 3:24
Mixed By – Mr. Mixmaster Phil Harding*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Victim Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1
1987 Victim Of Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #37

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-20740, Sire ‎– 9 20740-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Designed By] – Me Co.*
Producer – Flood (tracks: A1, B1, B2)
Written-By – Clarke/Bell

NOTES:
Track A1 remixed at Guerilla.
Tracks B1 and B2 remixed at P.W.L.

Original version of “Victim Of Love” available on the Erasure album ‘The Circus’ on Sire Records.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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
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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Ferry Aid – Let It Be (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Although this single was recorded to help victims of a 1987 tragedy. Today we pray for those affected in Manchester, England.

Ferry Aid were a British-American ensemble group, brought together to record the song “Let It Be” in 1987. The single was released following the Zeebrugge Disaster, which had occurred on 6 March 1987 involving the capsizing of the MS Herald of Free Enterprise ferry, which killed 193 passengers and crew. All proceeds from sales of the single were donated to the charity set up in the aftermath of the disaster. The recording was organised by The Sun newspaper, after it had sold cheap tickets for the ferry on that day. “Let It Be” was written by Lennon–McCartney and originally recorded by The Beatles in 1969.

Garry Bushell, then with The Sun newspaper, organised the recording of the song by recruiting record producers Stock, Aitken and Waterman. They then put an invitation out to the music industry for artists to contribute their vocals to the song. Although many stars were initially reluctant to join forces with the newspaper, eventually artists such as Boy George, Kate Bush, Gary Moore and Mark Knopfler agreed to take part. Original writer, Paul McCartney also contributed to the song, although his performance (and section in the accompanying video) were recorded independently in his own studios. In fact, it was later revealed that McCartney used his voice of the original recording of the 1970 Beatles track and added it to the Ferry Aid recording. The song was recorded over three days between 14 and 16 March 1987 and the single was released on Monday 23 March 1987. The first artist to record his part was Mark King (who also played bass guitar on the song) on the Saturday morning, while the last was Paul King on Monday evening.

In the original Beatles recording George Harrison did the guitar solo but for the purposes of this song – as shown in the video – the solo was divided with Gary Moore first, then Mark Knopfler, then back to Gary Moore with Moore’s parts being more ‘rock’ and Knopfler’s being more laid-back.

“Let It Be” reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart in its first week on 4 April 1987, and remained at that position for three weeks. It was the 13th best selling single of the year in the UK; it was certified gold for shipping over 500,000 copies. The single was also a number one hit in Norway and Switzerland, and reached the top 10 in several European countries.

Artists to have contributed and performed solo spots on the song are as follows:

Paul McCartney
Boy George
Keren Woodward and Nick Kamen
Paul King
Mark King
Jaki Graham
Taffy
Mark Knopfler (guitar solo)
Andy Bell
Pepsi & Shirlie
Mel and Kim
Gary Moore (guitar solo)
Kim Wilde and Nik Kershaw
Edwin Starr
Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot
Ruby Turner
Kate Bush

The closing choruses of the song feature an ensemble choir featuring many of the above performers as well other recording artists. The back-up chorus consisted of:

The Alarm, John Altman, Debee Ashby, Al Ashton, Rick Astley, Bananarama, Simon Bates, Alison Bettles, Jenny Blythe, Errol Brown, Miquel Brown, Bucks Fizz, Jay Carly, The Christians, Nick Conway, Linda Davidson, Hazell Dean, Anne Diamond, Difford and Tilbrook, Doctor and the Medics, The Drifters, Drum Theatre, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Roy Gayle, Go West, Carol Hitchcock, Felix Howard, Gloria Hunniford, Imagination, Jenny Jay, Ellie Laine, Annabel Lamb, Stephanie Lawrence, Loose Ends, Linda Lusardi, Ruth Madoc, Bobby McVey, Suzanne Mizzi, The New Seekers, Sadie Nine, The Nolans, Hazel O’Connor, Mike Osman, Su Pollard, Tim Polley, Pamela Power, Maxi Priest, Princess, Jimmy Pursey, Suzi Quatro, Mike Read, Sally Sagoe, Nejdet Salih, Ray Shell, Mandy Smith, Neville Stapleton, Alvin Stardust, Steve Strange, Sylvia Tella, Terraplane, Bonnie Tyler, Maria Whittaker, Working Week.

SIDE A:
Let It Be 6:30
Engineer – Mark McGuire
Mixed By – Burni Adams, Jamie Bromfield

SIDE B:
Let It Be (Mega Message Mix) 6:11
Mixed By – Jamie Bromfield

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Profile Records ‎– PRO-7147
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Pop
Style: Pop/Rock

CREDITS:
Bass – Mark King
Drums – A. Lynn
Guitar – Gary Moore, Mark Knopfler
Keyboards – Matt Aitken, Mike Stock
Producer – Stock/Aitken/Waterman*
Written-By – Lennon/McCartney*

NOTES:
Recorded at PWL Studios.
Special thanks to: Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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
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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Posted in Boy George, David Bowie, Erasure, Ferry Aid, Kate Bush, Kim Wilde, King, Mel & Kim, Nick Kamen, Nik Kershaw, Paul McCartney, Pepsi & Shirlie, Taffy | 16 Comments »