Lou Gramm (1987) Midnight Blue GER 12″

Very Brief:
Lou Gramm, the original voice of Foreigner, ventured out as a solo artist in 1987 and released the single “Midnight Blue” on January 31, 1987 to lead off promotion for his album ‘Ready Or Not’.  “Midnight Blue” became Gramm’s most successful solo single on the Billboard charts, hitting #5 on the Hot 100 and reigning at the top of the Hot Album Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks.  Gramm would go on to release 2 more solo albums over the years and returned to Foreigner for brief stints in 1992, 1995 and 1998.  This German 12″ came pressed on midnight blue vinyl and is labeled as an “extended remix” that runs a whopping total of 3:54.  Which just happens to be the length of the album version.  So… there’s that… (my rip is actually 5:24, so it is extended)

Lou Gramm (1987) Midnight Blue GER 12"The Source:
Label: Atlantic Records
Catalog#: 786 723-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: GER
Released: 1987

Lou Gramm (1987) Midnight Blue GER 12"The A Side:
Midnight Blue (Extended Remix) 3:54

The B Side:
Chain Of Love 3:58

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 1/31/87 82 5 20
Top Rock/Album Rock Tracks 1/31/87 1/5wks 14

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Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
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Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

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Midnight Blue

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11 Responses to “Lou Gramm (1987) Midnight Blue GER 12″”

  1. john says:

    thank you, could you post Howard Jones – The Prisoner 12″ – Bang- Holding My heart 12″

  2. Ray says:

    and I was so looking forward to the extended mix
    Thanks anyway and keep up the great releases

    • djrichiep says:

      Well, actually, my rip runs 5:24 so, it is actually extended. I was just waiting to see who would download it and post a comment about it. Oh well, I think you’ll find it worth downloading.

      • George says:

        So worth it! Any idea who did the remix? My bet – John Luongo.

        • Ray says:

          Yes I did and love it, great job as usual
          I’d agree John Luongo may be the remixer but cannot locate on the label or any proof so far on the web yet!!! I’ll keep looking.

          Thanks again

          • djrichiep says:

            Luongo is a good possibility. Foreigner had Kevorkian on the “Reaction to Action” 12″. I tried to find a remix credit for this one, I had no luck. Let me know if you find something.

  3. Mark T. says:

    Very Rare version, thanks…i haven’t seen a-ha´ stuff yet, maybe you post if you have it, bye bye.

  4. Michael says:

    I know when I had that record rady to buy and find out its only th Album Version length… so I didn’t buy it… about a few years I first get ralised that there is a extnded prssed on it. It’s so annoying that there where so much misprinted, mislabeled in those times… Thanx for your upload this diamond of 12 Inch!

    • djrichiep says:

      Yeah, I’ve been disappointed AND surprised by misprinted labels in the past. At times I thought I was getting an extended version only to find out it was just the album version. Then, there’s nice little surprises like this one. Enjoy.

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