Prince – Let’s Work b/w Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)

Prince – Let’s Work
1982 Warner Bros. Records – DWBS 50028
Vinyl, 12″, Single, SRC Pressing

A good portion of the world is celebrating a holiday today:  the day that His Purple Majesty passed on into the Afterworld, leaving us on our own, three years ago.  Hence, this is technically a sombre holiday post.  I spent an unconscionable amount of time trying to unscrew the horrible update to WordPress (called Gutenberg), realized there’s a plugin for it, and now I have no time left to say anything of much substance.  The dance mix of “Let’s Work” is off the chain on this gem of a 12″ single, and the non-album track “Gotta Stop (Messin’ About)” was released in the UK but failed to chart.  If it had been released as a single in the US, do you think he would have titled it “Gotta Stop Messin’ AROUND”?  I think he would have.  Nobody says “messing about” west of the Greenwich meridian.  Hey, now that I’ve rolled back to ‘classic’ WP, maybe you’ll be hearing from me more often?

A Let’s Work (Dance Mix, Long Version) 8:02
B Gotta Stop (Messin’ About) 2:55

Published By – Controversy Music
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation

Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – Prince

© 1982, 1981, 1982 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

LINEAGE: Warner Brothers DWBS 50028 vinyl; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica AT440-MLa cartridge; Speedbox power supply; Creek Audio OBH-15; Audioquest King Cobra cables; M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 192khz; clicks and pops removed with Click Repair on very light settings, manually auditioning the output; further clicks removed with Adobe Audition 3.0; dithered and resampled using iZotope RX Advanced. Converted to FLAC in either Trader’s Little Helper or dBPoweramp. Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.


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  1. Very Nice Post – Thanks

  2. Absolutely mindblowing vinyl rip. Best version i’ve heard so far. Thanks!

  3. Just discovered your blog. Incredible and immensely informative. This is a shining beacon in the often desolate interwebs. I’m a fan for life. Much love. Keep working your magic.

  4. hey… if i buy you the vinyl are you willing to digitize the new ‘originals’ album?

  5. Any chance of re-up?

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