Spandau Ballet – “Chant No. 1″ (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) (12″ Mix)…

Artist: Spandau Ballet
Title: Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) (12″ Mix)
Year: 1981
Label: Chrysalis Records

Spandau Ballet – “Chant No. 1″ (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) (12″ Mix) (mp3)

 

The first time hearing this incredible remix of Billy Idol’s Flesh For Fantasy in 1984, I did not pay much attention to it for no reason at all. I’ve always loved the original LP version, but my brain failed to register Below The Belt Mix. It had all the elements which I craved in any given track in those times: drum machines, samples of stuttering vocals and guitar stabs, synthesizers, etc.  Tight programming and blending of electronic synth, pop and rock music, produced by Keith Forsey who had worked extensively with Giorgio Moroder (go figure Below The Belt Mix sounding electronic!) — the godfather of electric disco, also notoriously known for his mind-blasting The Chase theme soundtrack of Midnight Exress motion picture!

The day which Below The Belt Mix floored me and left me breathless was at an all-nude strip bar near LAX airport, early one Summer afternoon in 1993. The place wasn’t packed. I was having a few drinks and watching the dancer peel off all her clothes on stage while listening to the loud music. Below The Belt Mix came on next. And she cirque-du-soleil’ed nude to it deeply into the flesh, heart & spirit of the song, as if it was her last dance in the world.

Billy Idol – “Flesh For Fantasy” (Below The Belt Mix)…

Artist: Billy Idol
Title: Flesh For Fantasy (Below The Belt Mix)
Year: 1984
Label: Chrysalis Records.

Billy Idol – “Flesh For Fantasy” (Below The Belt Mix) (mp3)

 

Music Video: Billy Idol – “Flesh For Fantasy”…

I have nothing to say about this track other than it is great. Oh yeah, I did some little EQ adjustment, added a touch of reverb tweaked  with my own custom parameters, and slapping quick final mastering … making both tracks below to sound brighter, beefier and  clearer with more ambience & presence.

Spandau Ballet – “Lifeline” (Dub Version)…

Artist: Spandau Ballet
Title: Lifeline (Dub Version)
Year: 1983
Label: Chrysalis Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Spandau Ballet – “Lifeline” (Dub Version) (mp3)

 

Spandau Ballet – “Lifeline” (Acappella)…

Artist: Spandau Ballet
Title: Lifeline (Acappella)
Year: 1983
Label: Chrysalis Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

Spandau Ballet – “Lifeline” (Acappella) (mp3)

 

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