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GRANDMIX 85

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  1. Intro Grandmix '85 - This is what Edith Piaf used to say
  2. Duel - Propaganda (sound effect)
  3. Slave To The Rhythm - Grace Jones
  4. Chief Inspector - Wally Badarou
  5. Bad Habits - Jenny Burton
  6. Eye To Eye - Chaka Khan
  7. Day By Day - Al Jarreau & Shakatak
  8. Say I'm Your Number 1 - Princess
  9. Clouds Across The Moon - Rah Band
  10. Spend The Night - Cool Notes
  11. History - Mai Tai
  12. Tell Me (how it feels) - 52nd Street
  13. Maria Magdalena - Sandra
  14. Hangin' On A String - Loose Ends
  15. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - Jaki Graham & David Grant
  16. Screams Of Passion - The Family
  17. Something About You - Level 42
  18. Close To Perfection - Miquel Brown
  19. Like I Like It - Aurra
  20. Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads
  21. Thinking About Your Love - Skipworth & Turner
  22. Love is Like a Game - Hot Cold
  23. This is For You - The System
  24. Romeo Where's Juliet - Collage
  25. Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
  26. P-Machinery - Propaganda
  27. Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
  28. Step By Step - Jeff Lorber
  29. Who's Zoomin' Who - Aretha Franklin
  30. Krush Groove (can't stop the street) - Chaka Khan
  31. Superfine (from behind) - Skool Boyz
  32. The Heaven I Need - Three Degrees
  33. Best Part Of The Night - Jeff Lorber
  34. One Of The Living - Tina Turner
  35. Honey For The Bees - Patti Austin
  36. Takes A Little Time - Total Contrast
  37. Your Personal Touch - Evelyn 'Champagne' King
  38. Save Your Love (for #1) - René and Angela
  39. Money's Too Tight (to mention) - Simply Red
  40. Don't Mess With Dr. Dream - Thompson Twins
  41. I'll Be Good - Rene & Angela
  42. You Look Marvelous - Billy Crystal
  43. The Dance Electric - André Cymone
  44. Break Up - S.O.S. Band
  45. City Rhythm - Shakatak
  46. Magic Man - Rochelle
  47. Election Day - Arcadia
  48. Feel So Real - Steve Arrington
  49. Thief In The Night - George Duke
  50. Gettin Closer - Haywoode
  51. Dancing In The Key Of Life - Steve Arrington
  52. Hit And Run - Total Contrast
  53. Let's Talk - One Way
  54. Sex And Drugs And Rock 'N Roll - Ian Dury
  55. Welcome To The Pleasure Dome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  56. I Wonder If I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam featuring Full Force
  57. All Fall Down - Five Star
  58. Let Me Be The One - Five Star
  59. Oh What A Feeling - Change
  60. Legs - Art of Noise
  61. Sun City - Artists United Against Apartheid
  62. They Say It's Gonna Rain - Hazell Dean
  63. Hot Pursuit! - Skipworth & Turner
  64. So In Love - Nicci
  65. Love Situation - Mark Fisher featuring Dotty Green
  66. Trapped - Colonel Abrams
  67. All Of Me For All Of You - 9.9
  68. Let Me Hold You - Sonique
  69. Baby Talk - Alisha
  70. Into The Groove - Madonna
  71. Rhythm Of The Night - Debarge
  72. Come To My Aid - Simply Red
  73. Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
  74. Axel F: The Beverly Hills version - Latin Rascals
  75. Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
  76. Glow - Rick James
  77. Seduction - Val Young
  78. Do It For Love - Sheena Easton
  79. In My House - Mary Jane Girls
  80. Nineteen - Paul Hardcastle
  81. Neunzehn - Paul Hardcastle
  82. Dix e Neuve - Paul Hardcastle
  83. Just For Money - Paul Hardcastle
  84. Papa's Got a Brandnew PigBag - Paul Hardcastle
  85. Eight Arms To Hold You - Goon Squad
  86. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavares
  87. Fresh - Kool And The Gang
  88. Midnight Man - Flash And The Pan
  89. Visitors - Koto
  90. Love Me Tonight - Rochelle
  91. Operator - Midnight Star
  92. Stand By Me - Maurice White
  93. Running - Kasso
  94. Fall Down - Tramaine
  95. Love Take Over - Five Star
  96. Do You Want It Right Now - Siedah Garrett
  97. Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3) - Ian Dury
  98. Sidewalk Talk - Jellybean
  99. Police Woman (Queen of the neon jungle) - Lorna Wright
  100. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Pink Rhythm
  101. Going Dancin' Down The Street - Peter Jacques Band
  102. Can You Feel The Beat - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam featuring Full Force
  103. Give Me Your Love (the sound is good) - Fun Fun
  104. Fall Down (sample) - Tramaine
  105. Come On And Do It (erotic mix) - Poussez
  106. What's Your Name - Zinno
  107. Movin' - 400 Blows
  108. West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
  109. You Wear It Well - El DeBarge with DeBarge
  110. Date With The Rain - Arnie's Love
  111. Endless Road - Time Bandits
  112. Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
  113. Don't Take Away The Music - Tavares
  114. 5 minutes - Mainframe
  115. Dancing In The Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
  116. You Spin Me Round (like a record) - Dead Or Alive
  117. Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
  118. The Collector - Cerrone
  119. Vicious Games - Yello
  120. Slave To The Rhythm - Grace Jones
  121. Blast Off Outro

Equipment
2 x SL1200mkII turntables with Stanton Triple E cartridges
1 x Teac Tascam mixer 3A (8 channels)
1 x Teac Tascam 4 channel tapedeck for tapeloops
1 x Master Recorder: Revox PR99 with Studer "Butterfly" recording heads.
Speed: 38 cm/s 2track
Tape: 1/4 inch BASF 911 at 510 nanoweber level

Background info
After gathering all the dance charts of the year, an initial list was made in the month
November. This list was sorted by tempo (BPM beats per minute) and on the 1st of
December, work was started on the mix. It took the full month of December to complete
and perfect the mix, usually working the last 72 hours in one stretch.

Reel to reel tape
These early Grandmixes were all edited on tape. Have a look how it was done.
As the edited tape was the final thing, each edit and crossfade not only had to be
rhythmically correct, but even more important , at the right volume level. The mix
would otherwise become louder and louder, resulting in overload and distortion.
I never liked limiters and compressors on final mixes, so the grandmix was also made
without them.
This mix was transferred from analog tape to the Sony SL-F1 prior to broadcasting
eliminating the risk of the "Live-tape-to-tape-crossfade" going wrong it was then
broadcast on December 27th 1985 on Radio Veronica. (See also Reel to Reel on the 84page)

Directors Cut
The Grandmix 85 as broadcasted 27th of March 1999 was transferred from Sony SL-F1
to the Akai DD1000 . The mix was then leveled to 0 dB and minor imperfections were
corrected. An intro was added to identify the mix as being the Grandmix 85, which fades
into the original intro of the mix (the purists can remove it, and restore it to the original version
by fading in after the vocoder). The mix was then recorded on to DAT.

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