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12" extended VOCAL versions that should've existed

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12" extended VOCAL versions that should've existed

Postby swerve » Wed Mar 03, 2004 4:03 am

2 that will always baffle me as to why a 12" extended VOCAL version never existed commercially were for the songs:

ABC - The Look Of Love

and

Human League - Don't You Want Me

I know DJ Remix Services had their own extended vocal versions and there may have been updated extended vocal versions from the late 80's or 90's.

Does anybody know why these 2 songs only had extended dub versions available for their initial release to purchase in stores and not extended vocal versions?

Also, does anybody else have others that are glaring examples?
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Postby Jason² » Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:05 am

Interesting topic, I've been going over this myself recently. Other songs I find baffling that no extended vocal mix existed include:

Tainted Love by Soft Cell
I Melt With You by Modern English
Should I Stay Or Should I Go by The Clash
How Soon Is N
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Postby Blaster » Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:15 am

... I'm going to have to look over my Vinyl.
I swear I have an Extended 12" of Look of love, That has both Vocal & Dub extendeds on it....
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Postby swerve » Thu Mar 04, 2004 5:41 am

Blaster - Have a look, but I doubt it.

As I stated there may have been an updated extended vocal version but not from 1982.

jfiber - some good examples although How Soon Is Now is close to 7 minutes.
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Postby MikeP » Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:03 am

This thought has actually crossed my mind before. A few that I can think of that I wish would have gotten the extended treatment (excluding later mixes/remakes):

Icehouse - We Can Get Together
Midnight Oil - Read About It
Minor Detail - Canvas of Lif
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Postby ayola » Thu Mar 04, 2004 10:06 am

The 12" I have for Look of Love is
Side 1 - The Look Of Love (USA remix - Dub Version) 7:37
Side 2 - The Look Of Love (Part 3 - Dance Version) 4:17

Not what you would call Extended Vocal. I had to listen to it to remember that you're right.

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Postby swerve » Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:46 pm

MikeP - There was a 12" for Flaming Desire with a running time of 6:22. Was this a dub?
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Postby Jason² » Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:18 pm

There was a really bizarre remix of "Mexican Radio" on the b-side of the 12 Inch Single. It wasn't what I'd call GOOD - but it's very different. But there wasn't a proper dance remix of it. Le sigh...
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Postby Blaster » Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:38 pm

Mike:
I have a 12" of Minor Detail - Canvas Of Life. It has 3 versions on it, "Vocal" & "instrumental" on one side, & "Extended Version" on the Other.
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Postby MikeP » Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:37 am

Blaster,

Any chance you have the extended version in MP3 form.[:D] Very interesting ... I thought there was only a promo 12" single with the album version on it.
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Postby Blaster » Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:42 am

Mike:
I don't have anything in MP3 format...
But I may be able to get around to burning it to CD, & then creating a file I can email... I'll keep you posted!
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Postby uofsc93 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 7:52 am

[quote]Originally posted by MikeP
[br]This thought has actually crossed my mind before. A few that I can think of that I wish would
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Postby uofsc93 » Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:38 am

[quote]Originally posted by swerve
[br]2 that will always baffle me as to why a 12" extended VOCAL version never existed commercially were for the songs:

ABC - The Look Of Love

I've got a German vinyl import of the Look of Love that features
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Postby swerve » Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:58 pm

uofsc93:

Is this an extended VOCAL version from 1982?

If so, can you please provide specs:

Length of the mix
Catalogue #
Record label

Thanks.
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Postby Blaster » Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:07 am

That description sounds like the Extended 12" I was also referring to earlier in this thread, that I have, (I haven't yet had time to comb thru the vinyl), but I don't remember mine being German, but it's possible....
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