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Posted: 17 May 2018 at 3:07am | IP Logged Quote NightAire

I know that the Rhino collection, "Just Can't Get Enough - New Wave Hits of The 80s" is deeply respected on this board, both for excellent sound quality and the right edits of singles.

My question is this: are there any tracks from the collection that you would recommend avoiding, either because of inferior sound quality or because it's not the correct single version?

Are there are any tracks that are presented in their commercial 45 version that have a different radio mix / edit?

I started replacing tracks in my library with tracks from this collection and got to wondering if I could end up overwriting a "better" version I already had.

Thanks in advance for your help and advice!

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One that immediately comes to mind is "One Night In Bangkok," which uses a vinyl dub for the first 35 seconds or so.

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Turning Japanese - The Vapors
She Blinded Me With Science- Thomas Dolby

I have both US 45s, and they do not match what's on this CD series.
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Posted: 17 May 2018 at 3:55pm | IP Logged Quote NightAire

Aaron and Anthology123: good catches! Thanks.

Anybody else?

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anthology123 wrote:
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
She Blinded Me With Science- Thomas Dolby

I have both US 45s, and they do not match what's on this
CD series.


The New Wave Hits contains the DJ 45 edit. is your 45 the
commercial 45 or a promo DJ 45? This was my source for the
DJ edit and was just wondering if you've found an
incorrect edit or other issue.

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eriejwg wrote:
anthology123 wrote:
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
She Blinded Me With Science- Thomas Dolby

I have both US 45s, and they do not match what's on this
CD series.


The New Wave Hits contains the DJ 45 edit. is your 45 the
commercial 45 or a promo DJ 45? This was my source for the
DJ edit and was just wondering if you've found an
incorrect edit or other issue.


I've compared both songs from this series to the actual US retail 45s.
Turning Japanese has more content on the CD than on the 45. The 45 label
does say (Edit) after the title, you can clearly hear where the 45 was edited
from the CD version. As for She Blinded Me With Science, the CD has a
different intro, and it does not have the "...if a girl ever blinded me with
science". Also the CD version has a cold ending, whereas the US 45 goes
past that point with a slowly faded out synth drum beat.
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anthology123 wrote:
As for She Blinded Me With Science, the CD has a
different intro, and it does not have the "...if a girl ever blinded me with
science". Also the CD version has a cold ending, whereas the US 45 goes
past that point with a slowly faded out synth drum beat.


The version with the cold ending is the DJ edit. I don't think I ever heard the commercial 45 version until I actually bought it.
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Here's pretty much all of my notes for the full 15-CD series.

Songs in green are either the actual version in my library, are a digital clone of the version of what I use, or are close enough to my first choice that you wouldn't notice a difference.

Songs in red are not my first choice, for a variety of reasons. Some run shorter than the 45, some a mastered a bit loo loud and I found a quieter version with comparable sound and no clipping, a few are taken from vinyl, and a handful have their left and right tracks slightly out-of-synch, which leads to a warbly sound when summed to mono.

Songs in black indicate that I haven't done any A/B comparisons. I would most definitely go with these versions for the black tracks, if that's all you have at your disposal.

Let me know if you spot any errors.

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 1 (1994)

CA PLANE POUR MOI - Plastic Bertrand
WARM LEATHERETTE - Normal
ONE WAY OR ANOTHER - Blondie (45 mix)
HEY ST. PETER - Flash And The Pan (45 version)
CRUEL TO BE KIND - Nick Lowe - small dropout after first downbeat; I went with Sounds Of The Seventies Vol. 21 Rock 'N' Soul Seventies
TOO YOUNG TO DATE - D-Day
LOCAL GIRLS - Graham Parker
ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL - Ramones
MY SHARONA - Knack - identical to Billboard Top Hits 1979 (1991)
GIRLS TALK - Dave Edmunds - identical to the Dave Edmunds Anthology (1993)
VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR - Buggles (45 length)
I DO THE ROCK - Tim Curry
DIRTY WATER - Inmates
I'M A BELIEVER - Tin Huey
GIDGET GOES TO HELL - Suburban Lawns
MONEY (THAT'S WHAT I WANT) - Flying Lizards - warbly when summed to mono; I went with Rock Of The '80s Vol. 4

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 2 (1994)

POP MUZIK - M (45 version)
HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK - Ian Dury And The Blockheads
LOVE WILL TEAR US APART - Joy Division
WHAT DOES SEX MEAN TO ME? - Human Sexual Response
MY MISTAKE - Kingbees
THE FUNKY WESTERN CIVILIZATION - Tonio K.
YOU WON'T BE HAPPY - Beat
I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS - Boomtown Rats (45 version)
I GOT YOU - Split Enz - too loud and clips a lot, but sounds just fine; I went with A&M's True colours
DANGER - Motels
ECHO BEACH - Martha And The Muffins
WHIP IT - Devo (LP and 45 version)
VIENNA - Ultravox
SO LONG - Fischer-Z
AWAY FROM HOME - Klark Kent
TURNING JAPANESE - Vapors - too loud and clips a lot, but sounds just fine; I went with Living In Oblivion Vol. 1 for the LP version, and deleted the 72 beats from 0:42.6 to 1:06.2 to recreate teh 45 edit

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 3 (1994)

CARS - Gary Numan (LP and 45 version)
PRIVATE IDAHO - B-52's - too loud and clips a lot, but sounds just fine; I went with Modern Rock Vol. 12 1980-1984
MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL - XTC
TEACHER TEACHER - Rockpile
LOOKING FOR CLUES - Robert Palmer
I LIVE IN THE CITY - Humans
DRIVIN' - Pearl Harbor And The Explosions
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU - Romantics - uses same analog transfer as Romantics' GH
88 LINES ABOUT 44 WOMEN - Nails - taken from vinyl, 1982 original recording of song; other CDs include the 1984 version
NEW TOY - Lene Lovich
FADE TO GREY - Visage
STOOL PIGEON - Kid Creole And The Coconuts
TEMPTED - Squeeze - sounds fine, but I prefer Singles 45s and Under
TOO MUCH PRESSURE - Selecter
A NIGHT FOR BEAUTIFUL GIRLS - Fools (possibly LP version)
ARE YOU READY FOR THE SEX GIRLS? - Gleaming Spires

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 4 (1994)

FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Devo
GENERALS AND MAJORS - XTC
SWITCHIN' TO GLIDE - Kings (45 version)
UP ALL NIGHT - Boomtown Rats
BREAKUP SONG (THEY DON'T WRITE 'EM) - Greg Kihn Band - sounds fine, but I prefer Kihnsolidation
LOVE AND LONELINESS - Motors (probably LP length)
ABOUT THE WEATHER - Magazine
PRECIOUS TO ME - Phil Seymour (LP and 45 version)
GIRLS ON FILM - Duran Duran - sounds fine, but I prefer Decade
EVERYWHERE THAT I'M NOT - Translator
I COULD BE HAPPY - Altered Images
WORKING GIRL - Members
WHAT DO ALL THE PEOPLE KNOW - Monroes - taken from vinyl here; use the version from Living In Oblivion Vol. 3, which is taken from tape
IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN! - Undertones
ZIGGY STARDUST - Bauhaus
TAINTED LOVE - Soft Cell (45 mix)

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 5 (1994)

I WANT CANDY - Bow Wow Wow - garbled when summed to mono; go with Rock Of The '80s Vol. 9 and switch the left and right channels
I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE - Waitresses - fades a few seconds later than Best Of
KIDS IN AMERICA - Kim Wilde
LOVE PLUS ONE - Haircut 100 (45 version)
SOMEDAY SOMEWAY - Marshall Crenshaw - sounds fine, but I prefer 2000 reissue of Marshall Crenshaw album
HOLD ON TO SOMETHING - Great Buildings
TOWN CALLED MALICE - Jam
867-5309/JENNY - Tommy Tutone (LP and 45 version)
VACATION - Go-Go's
VALLEY GIRL - Frank And Moon Zappa (45 version)
I RAN (SO FAR AWAY) - A Flock Of Seagulls (45 version)
SEX DWARF - Soft Cell
I LOVE A MAN IN UNIFORM - Gang Of Four
THE ART OF PARTIES - Japan
HOMOSAPIEN - Pete Shelley
MICKEY - Toni Basil - fades too early; go with the true 45 version on Living In Oblivion Vol. 2

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 6 (1994)

WHO CAN IT BE NOW? - Men At Work - sounds fine, but I went with Billboard Top Hits 1982
TWILIGHT ZONE - Golden Earring (45 version)
TALK TALK - Talk Talk (probably LP and 45 version)
JOHNNY ARE YOU QUEER - Josie Cotton
WHITE GIRL - X
PEOPLE WHO DIED - Jim Carroll Band
FACE TO FACE - Code Blue
WOT - Captain Sensible
NUMBERS WITH WINGS - Bongos
THE LOOK OF LOVE - ABC - sounds OK, but I preferred Absolutely
DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME - Culture Club - identical to Billboard Top Hits 1983 (1992)
NEVER SAY NEVER - Romeo Void
UNGUARDED MOMENT - Church
SECOND CHOICE - Any Trouble
A WOMAN'S GOT THE POWER - A's
I PREDICT - Sparks - taken from vinyl? I preferred Ultimate Collection

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 7 (1994)

FAVOURITE SHIRTS (BOY MEETS GIRL) - Haircut 100 (45 mix)
HE COULD BE THE ONE - Josie Cotton
I'M SHAKIN' - Blasters
SIX MONTHS IN A LEAKY BOAT - Split Enz (45 version)
I NEED YOU - Paul Carrack (LP and 45 version)
LOVE IS JUST THE GREAT PRETENDER - Animal Nightlife
RIDE YOUR PONY - Fleshtones
BLUE SPARK - X
PASS THE DUTCHIE - Musical Youth (LP and 45 version)
SAMSON AND DELILAH - Bad Manners
CHICKEN OUTLAW - Wide Boy Awake
DA DA DA I DON'T LOVE YOU YOU DON'T LOVE ME AHA AHA AHA - Trio
PARTY WEEKEND - Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns
LOVE SHADOW - Fashion
FLAMING DESIRE - Bill Nelson
O SUPERMAN (FOR MASSENET) - Laurie Anderson

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 8 (1994)

COME ON EILEEN - Dexy's Midnight Runners (45 version)
RED SKIES - Fixx (45 version)
WALKING IN L.A. - Missing Persons (45 version)
JEOPARDY - Greg Kihn Band - sounds fine, but I prefer Kihnsolidation
SHE'S A BEAUTY - Tubes (45 version)
CATH - Bluebells
VOO DOO - Rachel Sweet
IF YOU LEAVE ME CAN I COME TOO? - Mental As Anything
SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE - Thomas Dolby (promo 45 version) - sounds fine, but I went with Living In Oblivion Vol. 1
MEXICAN RADIO - Wall Of Voodoo (45 version)
LIES - Thompson Twins (LP and 45 version)
WHIRLY GIRL - Oxo (LP and 45 version)
KISS ME - Tin Tin
(WE DON'T NEED THIS) FASCIST GROOVE THANG - Heaven 17
ESCALATOR OF LIFE - Robert Hazard (45 version)
GOODBYE TO YOU - Scandal - sounds fine, but I went with Don't Touch My 45s

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 9 (1994)

RIO - Duran Duran (45 version)
I MELT WITH YOU - Modern English (45 version, which is in mono)
COOL PLACES - Sparks And Jane Wiedlin - taken from vinyl? I preferred Ultimate Collection
LOVE MY WAY - Psychedelic Furs (45 mix)
SAVE IT FOR LATER - English Beat
WHENEVER YOU'RE ON MY MIND - Marshall Crenshaw
KEEP IT TIGHT - Single Bullet Theory
BLISTER IN THE SUN - Violent Femmes
THE CUTTER - Echo And The Bunnymen
SIGN OF THE TIMES - Belle Stars
POISON ARROW - ABC - sounds OK, but I preferred Absolutely
TOO SHY - Kajagoogoo (45 version)
LET ME GO - Heaven 17 (probably 45 version, with edit and fade ending)
DANCING IN HEAVEN (ORBITAL BE-BOP) - Q-Feel
TEENAGE ENEMA NURSES IN BONDAGE - Killer Pussy
I EAT CANNIBALS - Total Coelo

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 10 (1994)

DESPERATE BUT NOT SERIOUS - Adam Ant (45 version)
DO YOU WANNA HOLD ME - Bow Wow Wow
CHINA - Red Rockers
(KEEP FEELING) FASCINATION - Human League (45 version)
BEAT SURRENDER - Jam
THE WALLS CAME DOWN - Call
AMANDA RUTH - Rank And File
A MILLION MILES AWAY - Plimsouls
OUR HOUSE - Madness (LP and 45 version)
SHY BOY (DON'T IT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD) - Bananarama
WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) - A Flock Of Seagulls (45 version; opening downbeat is partially cut off, but is fixable)
PROMISES PROMISES - Naked Eyes - sounds fine, but runs a little slow; I prefer Promises Promises The Very Best Of (1994)
STAND BY - Roman Holliday (45 mix)
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND - Nick Heyward
EARTHQUAKE SONG - Little Girls
PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ - Taco (45 version)

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 11 (1995)

IN A BIG COUNTRY - Big Country (45 version)
99 LUFTBALLONS - Nena
JUST GOT LUCKY - JoBoxers (45 version)
JUKEBOX (DON'T PUT ANOTHER DIME) - Flirts
CHANGE - Tears For Fears (45 version)
TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP - Romantics (LP and 45 version) - sounds fine, but I went with Billboard Top Hits 1984
EMOTION - DFX2
PRESIDENT I AM - Slow Children
ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER - Fixx (45 version)
THE FANATIC - Felony
SHINY SHINY - Haysi Fantaysee
MIRROR MIRROR (MON AMOUR) - Dollar
THE LUNATICS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM - Fun Boy Three
BLACK COFFEE IN BED - Squeeze
SEND ME AN ANGEL - Real Life (45 version)
TRUE - Spandau Ballet (45 version) - sound is fine, but I prefer Billboard Top Hits 1983, which runs a little longer

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 12 (1995)

KARMA CHAMELEON - Culture Club (LP and 45 version) - sound is fine, but Billboard Top Hits 1984 runs a little longer
IT MUST BE LOVE - Madness (probably 45 mix)
GOLD - Spandau Ballet (45 version)
COME BACK AND STAY - Paul Young (45 length)
OBLIVIOUS - Aztec Camera
THEY DON'T KNOW - Tracey Ullman (LP and 45 version)
POSITIVELY LOST ME - Rave-Ups
FIELDS OF FIRE - Big Country (45 version)
(SHE'S) SEXY AND 17 - Stray Cats
SIXTY-EIGHT GUNS - Alarm
OUR LIPS ARE SEALED - Fun Boy Three
ONLY YOU - Yaz
THE POLITICS OF DANCING - Re-Flex (45 version) - sound is comparable to Living In Oblivion Vol. 1, but that disc isn't as loud and doesn't clip
CALLING YOUR NAME - Marilyn
SENSORIA - Cabaret Voltaire
IMAGES OF HEAVEN - Peter Godwin

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 13 (1995)

RELAX - Frankie Goes To Hollywood (hit 1985 commercial 45 mix)
DANCE HALL DAYS - Wang Chung (hit 1984 version on Geffen)
HERO TAKES A FALL - Bangles
WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD - Nik Kershaw (45 version)
HOLD ME NOW - Thompson Twins (LP and 45 version) - identical to Billboard Top Hits 1984 (1992)
CRUEL SUMMER - Bananarama (LP and 45 version)
WORKING WITH FIRE AND STEEL - China Crisis
CLEANIN' UP THE TOWN - Bus Boys
GIRLS - Dwight Twilley (LP and 45 version)
THE STAND - Alarm
FREE NELSON MANDELA - Special AKA
GENERAL PUBLIC - General Public
FEELS LIKE HEAVEN - Fiction Factory
DANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES - Ultravox
WHISPER TO A SCREAM (BIRDS FLY) - Icicle Works (LP and 45 version)
THE KILLING MOON - Echo And The Bunnymen

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 14 (1995)

CLOSE (TO THE EDIT) - Art Of Noise (45 version)
TENDERNESS - General Public (LP and 45 version)
DER KOMMISSAR - After The Fire (45 version)
SMALLTOWN BOY - Bronski Beat (probably 45 edit)
VOICES CARRY - til Tuesday (45 version)
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK - Murray Head (45 version) - the first 53 seconds are from vinyl, and the EQ of the rest of the song is very dull; MUCH better is Hard To Find 45s On CD Vol. 16 More 80s Essentials And Beyond, which sounds spectacular in comparison
IMAGINATION - Belouis Some
NEVER NEVER - Assembly
SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT - Corey Hart (45 version)
FREE YOURSELF - Untouchables
EVERY WORD MEANS NO - Let's Active
EXCEPTION OF LOVE - Truth
CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOU BABY - Colour Field
THE BACKYARD - Miracle Legion
ANYWHERE WITH YOU - Rubber Rodeo
TRUE MEN DON'T KILL KOYOTES - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Just Can't Get Enough Vol. 15 (1995)

WALKING ON SUNSHINE - Katrina And The Waves (LP and 45 version) - EQ sounds very mid-rangy; I prefer Living In Oblivion Vol. 2
HEAD OVER HEELS - Tears For Fears (45 version but a little slow, can return to proper speed by speeding up by 0.7%)
IT'S A MISTAKE - Men At Work (LP and 45 version)
LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN - Dream Academy (LP and 45 version)
BEAT'S SO LONELY - Charlie Sexton (LP version, but can be edited down to the 45 version by deleting the 256 beats from 1:59.6 to 3:38.2)
GUITAR TALK LOVE AND DRUMS - Gary Myrick
SINCE YESTERDAY - Strawberry Switchblade
OBSESSION - Animotion (45 version)
ENDICOTT - Kid Creole And The Coconuts
PERFECT WAY - Scritti Politti (45 version)
SO IN LOVE - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (LP and 45 version)
ELECTION DAY - Arcadia (45 version) - I preferred Living In Oblivion Vol. 3, probably because it wasn't mastered as loud and didn't clip
NINETEEN - Paul Hardcastle (45 version)
WHY - Bronski Beat
SOME PEOPLE - Belouis Some
LIKE A VIRGIN - Lords Of The New Church

Edited by crapfromthepast on 18 May 2018 at 5:37pm


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Posted: 18 May 2018 at 6:29pm | IP Logged Quote NightAire

CFTP, I knew if anybody would have a comprehensive review of the CDs, it would be you... bless you for this list! It's exactly what I needed.

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Kiss Me by Tin Tin from volume 8 sounds to me like it may be from vinyl. Anyone else think so?
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Not to my ears. I didn't hear any turntable rumble, or ticks and pops, or any evidence of noise reduction on the fade.

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995wlol wrote:
Kiss Me by Tin Tin from volume 8 sounds
to me like it may be from vinyl. Anyone else think so?

I suppose you could note that it is also the 12" Single
version, but then that is the only way it was released in
the U.S. There was a 45 version, but only in the UK.

I can add notations for these:
Volume 2:
So Long - Fischer-Z (LP Version)

Volume 6:
Wot - Captain Sensible (45 version)
Never Say Never - Romeo Void (45 version which is also
censored).

Re: "She Blinded Me With Science" - everyone refers to
the short version as the promo edit .. but I thought I'd
expand on that a little. The short version is also the
original LP version from the album "The Golden Age Of
Wireless" in 1982. The 5:09 version is the UK 12" single
extended version. In 1983 they released the 5-track mini
LP "Blinded By Science" which is basically 12" single
versions of songs from "Wireless" and the stock 45 is
taken from that.

Can't think of anything else for now.

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<WHAT DO ALL THE PEOPLE KNOW - Monroes - taken from vinyl here; use the version from Living In Oblivion Vol. 3, which is taken from tape >

Wow, that's a very clean source. I never knew this was from vinyl, and I used Rhino as the source. I'll have to use Living in Oblivion Vol. 3.
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CFTP, I think you're right about The Fools - "It's A Night For Beautiful Girls" likely being the LP version.

Discogs lists the LP version as running about 3:53 (which this version does). It indicates some singles had a 3:16 version, which I doubt... but it did lead me to this recording: The Fools - It's A Night For Beautiful Girls (single version?).

If you compare it to the one from JCGE, it runs about 2% faster, some of the lyrics are different and it's a different vocal take on top of that, and the instrumentation is slightly different, with a more aggressive and guitar-driven sound.

I wonder if the single version has ever seen a digital release? I assume not, which is a shame because I like it better than the alleged LP version.

For reference, I'm posting the lyrics to both versions below. The first line is the alleged single version, the line in parenthesis is the alleged LP version.

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It's a night, oh yeah, for beautiful girls
(It's a night, oh yeah, for beautiful girls)
It's a night, yes it is, for beautiful girls
(It's a night, yes it is, for beautiful girls)

Throw another taco on the fire, sweet senorita
(Something's gonna happen here tonight, I can feel it)
Dance with me 'til morning to the Cucaracha beat-a
(Stay with me 'til morning, I really need it)

Because
('cuz)

It's a night, oh yeah, for beautiful girls
(It's a night, oh yeah, for beautiful girls)
Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah, for beautiful girls
(Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoah, for beautiful girls)

Girls, girls girls girls girls everywhere
(Girls, girls girls girls girls everywhere)
Girls girls girls girls in my hair
(Girls girls girls girls in my hair)

Going to a nightclub, and I'll peek under the table
(Going to a nightclub, and I'll peek under the table)
Maybe find some legs down there, that look like Betty Grable
(Maybe find some legs down there, that look like Betty Grable)

It's a night, oh yeah, for beautiful girls
(It's a night, oh yeah, for beautiful girls)
Tell me what it is
(What is it?)
It's a night for beautiful girls
(It's a night for beautiful girls)

Can I play?
(-)

Going to a nightclub and I drink some more tequila
(Going to a nightclub and I drink some more tequila)
Maybe find some legs down there I can give a little feel-a
(Maybe find some legs down there I can give a little feel-a)


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NightAire wrote:

Discogs lists the LP version as running about 3:53 (which
this version does). It indicates some singles had a 3:16
version, which I doubt...


I haven't actually timed it, but my commercial single has a
listed time of 3:16.

The song was a pretty big hit here in New England in the
late winter of '80, not surprising since the band was from
Boston and had quite a following.
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crapfromthepast wrote:
Not to my ears. I didn't hear
any turntable rumble, or ticks and pops, or any evidence
of noise reduction on the fade.


Thanks, Ron. Thought I could hear some sibilance on the
vocals, but maybe that's just how they were recorded.
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Hykker, have you ever found a digital source for the single version of "It's A Night For Beautiful Girls?"

If not, I may have to see if I can find a really clean needle drop of the single; to my ears, it blows away the LP version.

I get the feeling there were a lot of regional hits like that this barely moved the needle on the national charts. Between that, and songs that weren't big at the time but are "standards" today, it's tough to determine what should and shouldn't be played sometimes...

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I'll take a look to see if I have either a stock or promo 45 for this.

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I did not have a copy, but I just placed an order for a NM stock 45.

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I heard this song a lot on Massachusetts radio in 1980. A few years back I bought the 45 to edit the Rhino "New Wave" version to the single version. I don't recall the specifics (i.e. if the mix was different) but I edited the long version to have the structure of the 45 version. Are you saying there are unique lyrics in the single version that are nowhere to be found on the LP version? I thought I recall having to rearrange the song around and completely eliminate a section but don't recall any lyrics not being available on the CD/album version. It's funny - when I heard the Rhino version I recall not liking the song as much as I remembered liking it on the radio. Now I'm not sure if it was because there was a single mix or sections edited around differently, leaving out a section that I didn't care for on the Rhino version.

BTW, The same thing happened with Billy Joel's "Piano Man". I bought the 45 when it was out. I knew the album version had that jazzy intro and more verses & storyline, and when I bought Billy's "Greatest Hits Vol 1 & 2" CD, I recall that my instant reaction to "Piano Man" was "This wasn't as good as I remembered". I knew the CD version was longer than the 45, but in '85-'86-ish, my ears weren't as tuned in to know it was a different mix than my 45. Years later, when someone here pointed out that the single mix existed and was available on that import CD, I bought it, and once again, my love for "Piano Man" was restored. :) All the extra mandolins, guitars, etc. really bring that song to life!

But I hadn't figured it out in '85/'86.

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