Tag: 12″

Pet Shop Boys – It’s Alright (Ltd. Edition UK 12″)

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“It’s Alright” is the 13th single from Pet Shop Boys and was released in the UK by Parlophone Records on 26 June 1989. It reached number 5 in the UK and, as of February 2009, it is the Pet Shop Boys’ 8th best-selling single. The song was originally written and performed by Sterling Void, Chicago Vocalist and lyricist Paris Brightledge and Marshall Jefferson and came to the attention of Pet Shop Boys on a house compilation issued by DJ International Records in 1987.

The lyrics list a wide variety of serious political issues in the headlines at the time (“Dictation enforced in Afghanistan, revolution in South Africa taking a stand…”), and then offers the positive message of the title—that on its “timeless wavelength”, “music is our life’s foundation”, it “shall last” and ultimately “succeed all the nations to come”.

SIDE A:
It’s Alright (Extended Version) 8:46
Engineer – Pete Schwier
Producer – Trevor Horn
Programmed By – George De Angelis
Programmed By [Assistant] – Steve Fitzmaurice
Vocals [Additional] – Sally Bradshaw, Tessa Niles
Written-By – Sterling Void

SIDE B:
One Of The Crowd 3:54
Engineer – Paul Wright, Pete Schwier
Producer – Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – Lowe-Tennant*

Your Funny Uncle 2:15
Engineer – Danton Supple
Producer – Pet Shop Boys
Written-By – Tennant-Lowe*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Parlophone – 12RS 6220
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, Limited Edition, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Jun 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve Design] – Mark Farrow
Photography By – Eric Watson (3)

NOTES:
Sleeve design @ 3a

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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Boy George – Whether They Like It Or Not (Germany 12″)

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Whether They Like It or Not” was the third single taken from Boy George’s third solo album “Boyfriend” titled “High Hat” in the USA. The single failed to have any chart success. For this single Boy George worked with Harlem, New York City producer Teddy Riley.

SIDE A:
Whether They Like It Or Not (Extended Remix) 4:33

SIDE B:
Little Ghost (Remix) 5:18
Little Ghost (Scratch Mix) 3:39

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– 612 464-213, Virgin ‎– 612 464
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Germany
Released: 02 Jun 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Arranged By – Teddy Riley (tracks: A1)
Producer – Gene Griffin (tracks: A1), Stewart Levine (tracks: B1 & B2)
Remix – Jeremy Healy (tracks: B1 & B2), Vlad Naslas (tracks: A1)

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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Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue (UK 12″)

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

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Originally posted: June 11, 2013

“Electric Avenue” is a song written, recorded and produced by Eddy Grant, who released it from his 1982 album Killer on the Rampage. In the United States, with the help of the MTV video he shot for it, it was one of the biggest hits of 1983. The song’s title refers to Electric Avenue in the south London district of Brixton which was the first market street to be lit by electricity. According to Grant, he first became aware of the street’s existence during a stint acting at the Black Theatre of Brixton. The area is now known for its high population of Caribbean immigrants. At the beginning of the 1980s, tensions over unemployment, racism, and poverty culminated in the street events now known as the 1981 Brixton riot. Grant, horrified and enraged, wrote and composed the song in response; a year afterward, the song was playing over the airwaves. Grant had left the UK shortly after the riots to live in Barbados: his most recent batch of songs had been lost in baggage transit, and “Electric Avenue” was one of the songs he wrote immediately afterward to make up for the lost material.

Grant initially released it as a single in 1983 and reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1983, CBS decided to launch the single in the U.S., where it spent five weeks at No. 2 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot 100 charts and hit No. 1 in Cash Box Magazine. (It was kept out of the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 by a combination of two songs, “Flashdance… What a Feeling” by Irene Cara and that year’s song of the summer, “Every Breath You Take” by The Police.) “Electric Avenue” was a hit on two other US charts: On the soul chart it went to No. 18, and on the dance charts, it peaked at No. 6. It was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best R&B Song of 1983, but lost to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean”.

SIDE A:
Electric Avenue (Extended Version) 6:19
Arranged By – Eddy Grant

SIDE B:
Walking On Sunshine (American Version) 6:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Electric Avenue U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1983 Electric Avenue U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks #12
1983 Electric Avenue U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #18
1983 Electric Avenue U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #6

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: ICE ‎– ICET 57
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Jan 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Reggae

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – Eddy Grant

NOTES:
Track A is a special version from the LP:
“Killer on the Rampage”

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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