Tuesday, January 20, 2009

China Burton - You Don't Care  


At long last a proper rip of one of the finest disco cuts ever recorded. A year after I first dropped this gem on Beat Electric, I finally present to you the full uncut long version of You Don't Care (About Our Love) by China Burton. Ripped from a near mint pressing on DJ Joel Vuitton's incredible rig, this mp3 is pure gold.

In case you missed this post the first time around:

China Burton was a British songwriter that had success in the 80's penning tracks for Julian Lennon and Taylor Dayne amongst others. His own recording output was sparse but he did manage to release one single "You Don't Care (About Our Love)" in 1979 on the Logo Records label. This ultra rare cut has one of the hottest breakdowns of any disco number period. The soaring strings, flanged out guitar riffs and synth effects blow this track through the roof. No wonder the single fetches for over $300.00 when it very randomly pops up.

China Burton - You Don't Care (About Our Love) (Long Version)

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15 comments: to “ China Burton - You Don't Care


  • January 21, 2009 at 1:38 AM  

    Hey Betas, thanks for posting this, sure is a baad bizz tune. I would also like to wish you all the best for 09 and keep up the good work ( on my fave blog)
    Big ups
    Jeff


  • January 21, 2009 at 5:44 AM  

    Thanks! Such a great tune.


  • January 21, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

    Gorgeous is right. Thanks for offering this one, I've been looking forever and you can't even find an MP3. Finally I can hear it in all its glory!


  • January 21, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

    Many thanks - I love this track! Keep up the great work!


  • January 21, 2009 at 7:10 PM  

    I agree with everyone here, thanks so much.


  • January 29, 2009 at 8:30 AM  

    thank you very much for this exellent mp3. that tune..is one of the best I've ever heard..sadly there are not many copies around..
    the mp3 skips around 4'20 - (I downloaded it a couple of times to re-check)


  • January 29, 2009 at 4:59 PM  

    Indeed there is a skip. We will rip it again and repost soon.


  • February 1, 2009 at 12:16 PM  

    Winning record. Thank you for sharing!


  • February 19, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

    Its a shame you're doing these perfect rips but can't break us off with a full 320! Thanks though, been wanting this forever...


  • February 21, 2009 at 8:14 PM  

    There are encoded with LAME preset Insane which is pretty much as good as a 320. I personally don't play mp3s out, but I do listen to them at home on a pretty good system and they sound pretty detailed.


  • February 27, 2009 at 12:28 AM  

    Our intent with sharing these tracks is to expose people to the quality WAX we are collecting. Fine if you want to DJ these mp3's out, but at the end of the day they will never sound as good off of your laptop or cdj as they do on vinyl.


  • February 27, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

    Vinyl=The Truth. Like it ?? Buy the record!!


  • February 27, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

    it is at 320kps for the most part, its just that its variable bitrate, there is no point having a silent passage encoded at 320kps so the LAME encoder brings the rate down, what do you need 320 kilobits per second of relative silence for? and even then it only fluctuates down to 192kps.

    The recording is sweet.


  • December 27, 2010 at 10:40 AM  

    I produced this record and I'm delighted to see that over 30 years after it was released (and sunk almost without trace) it's finally getting some love. Thanks to the great musicians and a killer arrangement by John Altman and beautifully recorded and mixed Tony Platt. Anyone out there know where China is now?


  • October 19, 2012 at 2:52 PM  

    Great track indeed.

    I discovered it via Mr Scruff.