Genesis – Land Of Confusion (US 12″ Promo)

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986


New 2020 Transfer!
Meticulously Remastered!

Originally posted December 12, 2012

“Land of Confusion” is a song by the English rock band Genesis from their 1986 album Invisible Touch. The song was the third track on the album and was the third track released as a single, reaching No. 4 in the U.S. and No. 14 in the UK in late 1986. It also reached No. 8 in the Netherlands. The music was written by the band, while the lyrics were written by guitarist Mike Rutherford. The song’s video featured puppets from the 1980s UK sketch show Spitting Image.

SIDE A:
Land Of Confusion (Vocal/Edit Of Remix)** 3:50
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

Land Of Confusion (Vocal/LP Version) 4:45

SIDE B:
Land Of Confusion (Vocal/Extended Remix) 6:56
Remix – John “Tokes” Potoker*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Land Of Confusion U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1986 Land Of Confusion U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #11

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic ‎– PR 984
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Genesis
Producer, Engineer – Hugh Padgham

NOTES:
**The Vocal/Edit Of Remix of Land Of Confusion is exclusive to this 12″.
LP Version from the Atlantic LP “INVISIBLE TOUCH”
Promotional copy Not For Sale

Find the 12″ at 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
DAC/Phono Pre-amp:
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 USED:
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

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Password: burningtheground

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Siouxsie And The Banshees – Cities In Dust (US 12″)

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985


“Cities in Dust” is a song by English rock band Siouxsie & The Banshees from their seventh studio album, Tinderbox (1986). It was released on 18 October 1985 as the album’s lead single. The “Cities in Dust” 12-inch vinyl was the first Banshees’ single release in the United States, on Geffen Records.

“Cities in Dust” peaked at No. 21 on the UK Singles Chart. Although not Siouxsie and the Banshees’ first song to enter the US Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, it was their first significant success, climbing to No. 17.

Although the song is about a Volcanic eruption it can also interpret to include the aftermath of nuclear war leaving Cities In Dust.

SIDE A:
Cities In Dust (Edit) 4:06
Mixed By – Steve Churchyard

An Execution 3:54
Quaterdrawing Of The Dog 5:34

SIDE B:
Cities In Dust (Extended Eruption Mix) 6:48
Mixed By – Steve Churchyard

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Cities In Dust U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Geffen Records ‎– 0-20399, Geffen Records ‎– 9 20399-0 A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single, Allied Pressing
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Goth Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Billy Houlston
Engineer – Julian Standen
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Siouxsie And The Banshees*

NOTES:
Made in U.S.A.

Find the 12″ at 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
DAC/Phono Pre-amp:
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 USED:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes (Keep The Peace) (UK Cassette)


“Two Tribes” is an anti-war song by British band Frankie Goes to Hollywood, released in the UK by ZTT Records on 4 June 1984. The song was later included on the album Welcome to the Pleasuredome. Presenting a nihilistic, gleeful lyric expressing enthusiasm for nuclear war, it juxtaposes a relentless pounding bass line and guitar riff inspired by American funk and R&B pop with influences of Russian classical music, in an opulent arrangement produced by Trevor Horn.

Supported by a striking advertising campaign depicting the band as members of the Red Army and a wide range of remixes, the single was a phenomenal success in the UK, immediately entering at the number one position on 10 June 1984 and staying at the top of the UK Singles Chart for nine consecutive weeks, during which time the group’s previous single “Relax” climbed back up the charts to number two. It was the longest-running number-one single in the UK of the 1980s. It has sold 1.58 million copies in the UK as of November 2012. Songwriters Johnson, Gill, and O’Toole received the 1984 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2015 the song was voted by the British public as the nation’s 14th-favorite 1980s number one in a poll for ITV.

Internationally the single reached the #1 position in seven countries however in the USA it only managed to peak at #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

ABOUT THE TRANSFER

I transferred this cassette single using a Nakamichi BX-300 Discrete 3 Head Cassette Deck. I did not apply any Dolby or other noise reduction pretty much leaving the cassette un-altered so you may hear some analog tape noise. As with vinyl, I did remove the occasional click or pop. The printed tracklisting on the release is not accurate so I used what was available according to ZTTAAT.com and Discogs.

SIDE A/B:
1. On the subject of Frankie Goes To Hollywood… 0:25
2. One February Friday (Singlette version, part 1) 0:40
3. Two Tribes (Cassingle Mix) 15:27
4. One February Friday (Singlette Version, Part 2) 1:08
5. War (Hide yourself!) 4:16
6. One February Friday (Singlette Version, Part 3) 0:22
7. War Is Peace 0:06

CASSETTE GRADE:
Cassette: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Two Tribes U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #43
1984 Two Tribes U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #1
1984 Two Tribes U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Music/Club Play #27

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ZTT ‎– CTIS 103
Series: Action Series – 3, Incidental Series – 30
Format: Cassette, Single
Country: UK
Released: 23 Jul 1984
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork [Packaged By] – XLZTT
Photography By – Anton Corbijn
Producer – Trevor Horn
Producer [Assisted By His] – Bright Building Theam*
Voice Actor [As Himself] – Patrick Allen
Voice Actor [As Ron Reagan] – Christopher Barrie

NOTES:
Program repeats on both sides.

“Produced by Trevor Horn, assisted by his bright building them. And then there were the players: Patrick Allan (as himself) and Christopher Barrie (as Ron Reagan)

This cassette can be seen as both a part of number 3 in Zang Tumb Tuum’s bloodied action series ot number 30 in Zang Tumb Tuum’s harrassed incidental series. Did we save the world?”

Freedom Is Slavery

Find the Cassette at DISCOGS

CASSETTE RESTORATION BY::
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Cassette Deck: Nakamichi BX-300 Discrete 3 Head Cassette Deck
DAC/Phono Pre-amp Line In:
Alpha Design Labs GT40a USB DAC
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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