Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sparks - Music That You Can Dance To (US 12 Inch / 1986)

01) Music That You Can Dance To (Club Version) @ 6:33
02) Music That You Can Dance To (LP Version) @ 4:23
03) Music That You Can Dance To (Mini-Version) @ 2:30

'Music That You Can Dance To' was the first single released (7/19/86) by Sparks (Ron & Russel Mael) from their 14th album 'Music That You Can Dance To'. The single itself did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but it did make a Top 10 showing on the Billboard Hot Dance Charts at #6 and stayed on the charts for 11 weeks. It was released on Curb Records in the US and a host of other labels for the rest of the world.

Track 1 was taken from the 1996 CD release 'The 12 Inch Mixes'
Track 2 was pulled from the 1991 Dbl. CD release 'Profile: Ultimate Sparks Collection'
Track 3 was recorded from the 12" 

On a side note, track 3 does not have any flaws in it, due to the way I recorded it. I did some general cleaning and a slight bass boost, but the original cut and remix on this make it a 'throw away' that really is awkward...and too short to work with for any DJ. (IMO)

Get Up Dear, Get Up And Try: (New Link 9-27-15)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Yazoo - The Other Side Of Love (UK 12 Inch / 1982)

01) The Other Side Of Love (Re-Mixed Extended Version) @ 5:24
02) Ode To Boy (Not Remixed, Not Extended) @ 3:37

'The Other Side Of Love' is a song by the English duo Yazoo (Yaz) released in 1982 as their third single. The single peaked at #13 on the UK Singles Charts making it the band's least successful release and the only one of their four singles to not crack the Top 10. The track was written by Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet and was not included on the 1982 release of 'Upstairs At Eric's'. It was included on a  later released CD reissue.

The track 'Ode To Boy' appeared on Yaz's second LP 'You And Me Both' in 1983 The cover of this 12 inch features the original artwork from Alison  Moyet.

Track 1 was taken from the 2012 Dbl. CD release 'The Collection'
Track 2 was pulled from the 2008 2CD/1DVD Remastered Box Set (from 'B-Sides & Rarities')

12 Inch Front, Back, Side 1 & Side 2 were photographed & reset for this blog post.

Oh great, another Yaz release for my collection: New Link (10-26-15)