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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Wham! – Summer Fun Mega Mix (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 4th January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

I originally posted this fun 12″ on George’s birthday way back in 2012. At that time I was still using ClickRepair and the old stylus this 12″ was way over due to have a new meticulous re-rip and 2017 remaster. Also created a new picture sleeve to go along with it!

On this 12″ we have the Wham! “Summer Fun Megamix”. A really nice mix featuring some of Wham!’s biggest hits including “Wham! Rap”, Freedom, I’m Your Man” and more. On the filip side is a megamix of early 80’s disco/funk/r&b tracks, including “Love Come Down” by Evelyn King, “Get Down Saturday Night” by Oliver Cheatham, and “You’re The One For Me” by D-Train.

Black Wax was an an early 1990s bootleg remix label which put out remixes and megamixes of music covering everything from ’50s to ’90s music. Many of the single artist remixes have new production under them making them very unique.

SIDE A:
Wham! – Wham Summer Fun Mega Mix 5:44

A.1 Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do)
A.2 Club Tropicana
A.3 Young Guns (Go For It)
A.4 Bad Boys
A.5 I’m Your Man
A.6 Freedom
A.7 I’m Your Man (Extended Stimulation)

SIDE B:
Various – Classic Grooves 3:13
B.1 Unique (5) – What I Got Is What You Need (Vocal Mix)
B.2 Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up (West End Girls)
B.3 Evelyn King – Love Come Down
B.4 Phil Fearon & Galaxy – Dancing Tight
B.5 Terri Wells – I’ll Be Around
B.6 Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night
B.7 D-Train – You’re The One For Me
B.8 D-Train – Music (Get Dancin’)
B.9 D-Train – Keep On

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Black Wax‎– BW4
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Unofficial Release
Country: US
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

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:
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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Posted in Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael, Various Artists, Wham! | 18 Comments »

Various – Selections From Yulesville and Winter Warnerland (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd December 2016

BURNING THE GROUND HOLIDAY EXCLUSIVE

I couldn’t really figure out what to post for Christmas this year so I decided to put together a selection of tracks taken from two seperate Warner Brothers Christmas compilations. “Yulesville” (1987) and “Winter Warnerland” (1988). Most of the tracks were exclusive to these records at the time of their release. The selections that I chose are some of my favorites from these two records. I hope that they will become favorites for you too. Merry Christmas!

“We Three Kings” is a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857. Produced by the prodigious Flood, who has worked with artists such as Erasure and Depeche Mode, Book Of Love’s holiday offering is positively regal, and should whet the appetites of kings, queens and everything in between..

“Silent Night” performed by British synth-pop band Erasure who at the time had just released their LP “The Circus” added not only a Christmas message but their own Erasurized version of this holiday classic.

“Blue Christmas” is a Christmas song written by Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson and most famously performed by Elvis Presley. Former LEMMON KITTEN, Danielle Dax who at the time had just relesed her album “Dark Adapted Eye” which featured the UK smashes “Cathouse” and “Big Hollow Man”. recorded her version of “Blue Christmas” which is so good, it ought to keep Elvis from coming back for more…(oops, did I say that?)

“I Believe in Father Christmas” is a song by English musician Greg Lake with lyrics by Peter Sinfield. Canadian band Honeymoon Suite recorded the song exclusively for the “Winter Warnerland” compilation and it’s a beauty.

Both tracks taken from the original vinyl release.

YULESVILLE:
Book Of LoveWe Three Kings 3:17
Producer – Flood

ErasureSilent Night/Erasure Christmas 0:54
Producer – Erasure

WINTER WARNERLAND:
Danielle DaxBlue Christmas 1:35
Producer – Danielle Dax
Recorded by Danielle Dax and David Knight
Recorded at Fortress Dax Studio

Honeymoon SuiteI Believe In Father Christmas 3:06
Producer – Honeymoon Suite
Engineer – Michael Sarracini

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– PRO-A-2896, Warner Bros. Records ‎– PRO-A-3328
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Compilation, Promo, Red/Green Transparent
Country: US
Released: 1987/1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Alternative

CREDITS:
Engineer – Lee Herschberg, Marc Craue
Executive Producer – Greg Lee, Kevin Laffey
Mastered By – Bobby Hata

NOTES:
Taken from promotional compilation LP’s “YULESVILLE” and “WINTER WARNELAND”.

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Book Of Love, Danielle Dax, Erasure, Honeymoon Suite, Various Artists | 23 Comments »

Various – DjPaulT’s Maniacal 80′s Halloween Party Vol. 2 (Bonus Tracks)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd October 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE

A. Front

2015 Remaster
New Bonus Tracks!

Originally posted, October 28, 2011

I originally compiled this tasty treat back in October 2011. The original links have been dead and buried for quite a while. After, getting many requests I decided to resurrect this fright fest of eighties goodies with a couple of new bonus tracks brand new for 2015 just in time for Halloween.

TRACKS:
01 – Dead Or Alive – Something In My House (7” Remix)
02 – TKA – Don’t Be Afraid
03 – Shannon – Give Me Tonight (7” Version)
04 – OMD – Dreaming (The William Orbit Remix)
05 – Japan – Halloween
06 – Blondie – Do The Dark
07 – The Rolling Stones – Too Much Blood
08 – Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Remix-Edit)
09 – Pet Shop Boys – I’m Not Scared
10 – Samantha Fox – I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night) (Extended Remix)
11 – The Crypt Keeper – The Crypt Jam (Radio Edit)

2015 BONUS TRACKS:
12 – Thomas Dolby – She Blinded Me With Science (Bob Viteritti Mix)
13 – Peter Brown – They Only Come Out At Night (Loreto Manni Mix)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Not On Label – HALLO2011
Format: 13xFile, Flac, Mp3
Released: October 23, 2015
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer: DjPaulT
Design: DjPaulT
Photography: Russell Mulcahy

NOTES:
Compiled By: DjPaulT
All Tracks Digitally Mastered October, 2015
Special Thanks to the original labels,producers,remixers and the artists

B. Back

SOFTWARE USED:
Exact Audio Copy (EAC)
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Editing)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

PW: burningtheground

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Posted in Halloween, Holiday, Various Artists | 28 Comments »

Various – Hot Tracks Series 1 Issue 11 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 30th September 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side A

While no longer in busines Hot Tracks was the LONGEST-RUNNING DJ Remix Service in the World! Based here in my home town Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hot Tracks for years and years was carried in THOUSANDS of DJ’s Crates, as the goto service for remix edits and creative ideas on the dancefloors. For a while HOT TRACKS was known for being one of the most creative, and interesting remix services available to DJ’s. Hot Tracks was an invaluable service and an important piece of HISTORY!

This issue was released for the Christmas Season 1982 hence the inclusion of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Steve Algozino who gives the traditiona carol contemporary space age madness. Probably the most sought after remix in this set is “Nasty Girl” retitled “Nasty Nasty Girl” by Vanity 6. This song inclines towards the highly suggestive and downright dirty lyrics. Hot Tracks didn’t help matters any by creating “Nasty Nasty Girls”, by rearranging the entire song to enhance the already enthusiastic synthesized strings, bass line and lyrics. The new mix runs almost 8 minutes and moves quickly with a 7 inch introduction.

This set also includes “It’s A Shame” by The Spinners a Motown classic taken from The Best Of The Spinners LP released in 1973. The track has been lenghtened with new percussion tracks and equalization so that it can be mixed easily with today’s down tempo material.

Hope that you enjoy this great set of remixes from Hot Tracks.

SIDE A:
Double Discovery  – Can He Find Another One? 8:19
Written-By – B. Midney*, J. Burgess*, K. Meyer*
130 BPM

Private Lives – Memory Of Your Name 7:49
Remix – Rob Kimbel
Written By –  Lane, Leiderman
Written-By – Adams*
136 BPM

SIDE B:
Vanity 6 – Nasty, Nasty Girls 7:51
Written-By – Vanity
121 BPM

Steve Algozino – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 5:37
Written-By – H. Martin*, R. Blane*
124 BPM

Spinners, The* – It’s A Shame 4:25
Written-By – L. Garrett*, S. Wonder*, S. Wright*
106 BPM

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Hot Tracks ‎– SA 1-11
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Disco, Synth-pop, Soul

NOTES:
Released fro Christmas 1982
For DJ Use Only

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Posted in Double Discovery, Hot Tracks, Prince, Private Lives, The Spinners, Vanity, Vanity 6, Various Artists | 44 Comments »

Various – Happy Christmas From The Stars (UK 7″ Flexi-disc)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd December 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Custom Sleeve

Label

Happy Christmas From The Stars is a promotional-only flexi-disc single featuring many pop stars from the 80’s, released in the UK by Smash Hits / Levi’s / Lyntone during 1982.

The single contains spoken word Christmas messages by various musical artists, which was given away with 9-22 December 1982 issue of the British music magazine Smash Hits.

This was a promotional item by Levi’s, for ‘Accessory Kit 3’ with ‘Black Levi’ brand jeans. The idea for the single came from the Pet ShopBoys band member Neil Tennant, who was Smash Hits news editor in 1982 and Assistant Editor the following year.

Special note about this single: Since this single is a flexi-disc which are notoriously known for not being of the best quality. So the sound quality is not perfect. I have made every attempt to restore it as best I could. I did however leave some of the crackle from the disc. This I think leaves some of the charm of the original recording. I left the recording in it’s entirety including the black Levi’s segments. I also hope you like the custom sleeve.

Enjoy and Happy Christmas!

~ DjPaulT.

SIDE A:
Happy Christmas From The Stars (Part 1) 6:12

SIDE B:
Happy Christmas From The Stars (Part 2) 6:14

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

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Smash Hits! Magazine – none, Levi’s – none, Lyntone – LYN 12570, Lyntone – LYN 12571
Format: Flexi-disc, 7″, 33 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Non-Music
Style: Spoken Word
Credits: Concept By [Idea] – Neil Tennant
Featuring –  ABBAABCAdam*, BananaramaBucks FizzCaptain SensibleCulture ClubDuran DuranFun Boy ThreeHaircut One HundredImagination,Jam, TheMadnessMari WilsonMusical YouthPiranhas*, Police*, Steve StrangeToyahUltravox
Producer – Trevor Dann
Recorded By – Mark Ellen

NOTES:
Smash Hits promotion for ‘Accessory Kit 3’ with ‘Black Levi’ brand jeans by Levi’s.

Find The 7″ Flexi-disc On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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Posted in ABC, Bananarama, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Various Artists | 20 Comments »