Figures On A Beach – Paradise / In Camera Obscura (US 12″)

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985


“Paradise / In Camera Obscura” is the third single released by American New wave band Figures On A Beach. Released in September 1985 only as a 12″ single in the United States on the independent label Metro-American Records, and produced by Ivan Ivan.

SIDE A:
Paradise (Extended Mix) 6:39
Paradise (Radio Edit) 4:16

SIDE B:
In Camera Obscura (Dance Mix) 6:10
In Camera Obscura (Radio Edit) 3:16

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Metro-America ‎– MA-1009
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: Sep 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Mastered By –Herbie Jr :^)*
Producer –Ivan Ivan
Written-By – Figures On A Beach

Find the 12″ at DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

THE GEAR:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge/Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Turntable Isolation Platform: ISO-Tone™ Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp:
Pro-Jec Tube Box DS2
DAC:
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC
Record Cleaning
: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans
: Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling/Dither: 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)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi


Password: burningtheground

You can help show your support for this blog by making a donation using PayPal. Thank you for your help.

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
13 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Muff Diver
Muff Diver
27 days ago

I’ll check this out. Thank you, PaulT, for introducing the new and obscure.

ING
ING
1 month ago

I’d love it if you re-posted the Breathless 12″…I somehow missed that one 😭😭

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

Just curious… Did you purchase this new? I’ve never heard of them before! I’m a big fan of synth and new-wave 80s though 🙂

Christian
Christian
1 month ago

Love this short-lived band, thanks to Sire’s Just Say Yes series. My absolute favorite is their cover of You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. Thanks for introducing me to even earlier material, Paul!

ING
ING
1 month ago

WOW! this is one of those…’you mean other people have heard of them?’ moments! loved this band, have their self-titled CD! I think I have some remixes somewhere too! now I’m off to the archives to see what I can load onto my iPhone! Thanks for this rare gem and memory-inducing post!

Jonathan brum
Jonathan brum
1 month ago

Thanks ! It’s a very rare 12″ , Figures was very popular in Brazil in the 80s , even the 12 club versions of you never seen nothing yet have appeared in some compilations of pop & dance in vinyl ! Sorry for my english , I Speak Portuguese

Richard TexTex
Richard TexTex
1 month ago
figures on a beach a group that in my country was not heard much but "Gloria" was played in discos. but with the song that they burst it was "you aint seen nothing yeat" that song and the remix of justin strauss was the top 1989 in various discos, amplifications, radios and dance events

dugn
dugn
1 month ago

Thanks for filling one of my most cherished requests, Paul!! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that you already had this in your collection. So cool! IMHO this is the best FoaB song ever made – with the radio version of Accidentally 4th Street (Gloria) being a close second. Perhaps it’s because I heard this 2 years before they released their first album (incl. No Stars, A Pagan Gift) – and 4 years before their self-titled album (incl. Accidentally 4th Street, (Don’t Make Me) Nervous, and the Bachman Turner Overdrive cover) – so I feel like I knew about FoaB… Read more »

Guss
Guss
1 month ago

Thank you Paul!!! You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, please.

Jeff
Jeff
1 month ago

I love this band so much Paul and it’s got Ivan Ivan producing it as well. Thank you for including it with your other posts by this band. Can’t wait to hear it.

Have a great week Paul!!!

Jeff