Posts Tagged ‘Atlantic Records’

Phil Collins (1985) Sussudio 12″

Phil Collins (1985) Sussudio 12"

The 12″ release of Phil Collins’ “Sussudio” features John “Tokes” Potoker’s extended remix and the b-side only track “The Man With The Horn”.

Lou Gramm (1987) Midnight Blue GER 12″

Lou Gramm (1987) Midnight Blue GER 12"

“Midnight Blue” is Lou Gramm’s most successful solo single, hitting #5 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Album Rock Tracks chart for 5 weeks. This German 12″ came pressed on midnight blue vinyl and is labeled as an “extended remix”.

Foreigner (1984) Reaction To Action CAN 12″

Foreigner (1984) Reaction To Action CAN 12"

“Reaction To Action”, written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, was remixed by Francois Kevorkian along with Frank Filipetti, Ron Saint Germain and Mick Jones.

Club House (1983) Do It Again medley with Billie Jean 7″

Club House (1983) Do It Again medley with Billie Jean 7"

“Do It Again medley with Billie Jean” was by Club House who were an Italian house music studio group. It’s a mashup of Steely Dan and Michael Jackson.

INXS (1990) Suicide Blonde 12″ Promo

INXS (1990) Suicide Blonde 12" Promo

Not many artists can claim a successful chart run where they consistently charted on the Pop, Rock and Dance charts. INXS was a special band that connected with a wide audience.

INXS (1985) What You Need 12″

INXS (1985) What You Need 12"

I was listening to an old American Top 40 radio show a few weeks ago. Casey Kasem was introducing an INXS song and he told a story about their name. The band chose the big, block, bold 4-letter name because it stood out more on signs/posters/advertising. There was a lot of competition on the club circuit when the band was getting their start and they noticed that the bigger a band’s name was on the poster, the bigger the crowd they drew at the club. So, they shortened In Excess to INXS in order to be able to print their name in larger letters.

Donna Summer (1991) Work That Magic 12″ Promo

Donna Summer (1991) Work That Magic 12" Promo

Without you, my heart is frantic, distant love can become tragic, when we touch, it’s so romantic, only you can work that magic, only you…can work that magic.

Donna Summer (1989) Breakaway 12″ Promo

Donna Summer (1989) Breakaway 12" Promo

Forget about the bad times, Remember all the good times, Hold your head up high, And breakaway.
Forget about the bad times, Remember all the good times, Hold your head up high, She’ll breakaway, she’ll breakaway.

INXS (1987) New Sensation 7″

INXS (1987) New Sensation 7"

Hey hey, are you ready for, A new sensation, a new sensation, Right now, Gonna take you on a, New sensation, a new sensation.

A new sensation, Hey hey hey hey, A new sensation, A new sensation.

Edelweiss (1989) Bring Me Edelweiss 12″ Promo

Edelweiss (1989) Bring Me Edelweiss 12" Promo

So when you really love me darling, bring me Edelweiss.

Bingo Boys (1991) Borrowed Love 12″

Bingo Boys (1991) Borrowed Love 12"

What could make me think that I could live on borrowed love? I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, thinking about who you’re with, Are you happy making me crazy? You were the best I ever had, What could make me think that I could live on borrowed love?

Family Stand (1990) Ghetto Heaven 12″

Family Stand (1990) Ghetto Heaven 12"

Ghetto heaven, ghetto heaven, It’s time to sell some ghetto heaven, Ghetto heaven, My baby needs some ghetto heaven, Ghetto heaven, I need a little ghetto heaven, Ghetto heaven, I need a little ghetto heaven.

Andy Taylor (1986) Take It Easy 12″ Promo

Andy Taylor (1986) Take It Easy 12" Promo

Take it easy on yourself, Take it easy, There ain’t no one else, Don’t give me reasons, And I won’t ask for nothing.

INXS (1988) New Sensation 12″ Picture Disc

INXS (1988) New Sensation 12" Picture Disc

Hey now, I’m gonna take you over, A new sensation, a new sensation, Right now, Gotta hold on you, A new sensation, a new sensation, A new sensation, a new sensation.

A new sensation.

INXS (1986) Listen Like Thieves 12″

INXS (1986) Listen Like Thieves 12"

Everybody’s down on their knees, Listen like thieves, But who needs that, When it’s all in your hands.

Everybody’s down on their knees, Listen like thieves, For the end results, But who needs that?

Judas Priest (1988) Johnny B. Goode 12″ Promo

Judas Priest (1988) Johnny B. Goode 12" Promo

The Brief: I honestly never gave this record that much of a listen.  I was just never really into Judas Priest, not that I strongly disliked them, they just weren’t ever really on my radar.  This record came into my possession as a result of the college internship I did at Atlantic Records in 1988.  […]

Foreigner (1984) That Was Yesterday 12″ Promo

Foreigner (1984) That Was Yesterday Promo 12"

This promo 12″ vinyl rip of Foreigner’s “That Was Yesterday” features extended, instrumental and orchestral versions of this Top 20 hit from 1984.

Arthur Baker (1984) Breaker’s Revenge 12″ Promo

Arthur Baker (1984) Breaker's Revenge 12" Promo

Breakdancing’s where it’s at, Say where it’s at, say where it’s at,
Say, breakdancing’s where it’s at, Breakdancing’s where it’s at.

Version of Atlantic LP 80154 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Beat Street”

Regina (1986) Baby Love 12″ Promo

Paul - Regina (1986) Baby Love 12" Promo

Regina co-wrote “Baby Love” with frequent Madonna collaborator Stephen Bray, who also produced the song. The single peaked at #10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and held the top spot on the Dance chart for 2 weeks in 1986.

Levert (1987) Casanova 12″

Levert (1987) Casanova 12"

The group Levert hit #1 on the Billboard R&B charts in 1987 with the lead single “Casanova” from their third album, ‘The Big Throwdown’. The single, written and produced by Reggie Calloway, topped the R&B chart for 2 weeks. It was the biggest selling single of the group’s career as it crossed over to the pop charts where it reached #5 and was also a #9 song on the UK charts. The two following singles from the LP both went Top 5 on the R&B charts but, Levert never cracked the pop Top 40 again.

Ratt (1990) Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job 12″ Promo

Ratt (1990) Lovin' You's A Dirty Job 12" Promo

The Brief: Guest Blogger:  Paul “Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job” by Ratt sums up my three-decade relationship with this band. We’ve been together through the good, the bad and the ugly. I personally don’t think the band gets enough credit for producing a number of solid pop-metal anthems. And, it really frustrates me when Ratt […]

Kid Rock (2001) Bawitdaba 12″ Promo

Kid Rock - Bawitdaba 12" Promo

The Brief: Kid Rock is currently on tour in support of his latest LP, ‘Rebel Soul’.  He is a favorite artist of the Fun-Wife so, she has dragged me to Birmingham, AL tonight to see him in concert at the BJCC Arena.  Now, personally, I like some of his music but, I can take him […]

Stacey Q (1986) We Connect 12″

Stacey Q (1986) We Connect 12"

Stacey Q’s “We Connect” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco 12 Inch Singles Sales chart on February 14, 1987. It topped the chart for 2 weeks.

Stacey Q (1986) Two Of Hearts 12″

Stacey Q (1986) Two Of Hearts 12"

Stacey Q’s “Two Of Hearts” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco 12 Inch Singles Sales chart on September 6, 1986. It topped the chart for 3 weeks.

Kyper – Tic-Tac-Toe 12″

Kyper - Tic-Tac-Toe 12"

The A Side: Tic-Tac-Toe (Long Game X Mix) 6:43 The B Side: Tic-Tac-Toe (Long Game Instrumental O Mix) 6:49 The Brief: With the regional success of “What Gets Your Body Hyped (XTC)”, Kyper got noticed by Atlantic Records and signed a recording contract that produced the LP ‘Tic-Tac-Toe’ in 1990. The title track was released […]

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