Debbie Gibson ‎– Electric Youth

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7 86427-2, 86427-2 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 7 86427-2, 86427-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
788919-7 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Single) wea 788919-7 France 1988 Sell This Version
A 8919, 788919-7 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth (Special DJ Edit)(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic, Atlantic A 8919, 788919-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
PRS-2035 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth / We Could Be Together (Campfire Mix)(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic PRS-2035 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
PRO-354 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth = Juventud Electrica(7", Single, Promo, Tra) Atlantic PRO-354 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
A 8919 TX Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12") Atlantic A 8919 TX UK 1989 Sell This Version
A 8919T, 786 424-0, A 8919 (T) Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12") Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic A 8919T, 786 424-0, A 8919 (T) Europe 1989 Sell This Version
786 427-0 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12") Atlantic 786 427-0 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
A 8919T, 786 424-0, A 8919 (T), (786424-0) Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12") Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic A 8919T, 786 424-0, A 8919 (T), (786424-0) UK 1989 Sell This Version
0-86427 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12") Atlantic 0-86427 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
78 64270 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12") Atlantic 78 64270 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
0-86427 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12") Atlantic 0-86427 US 1989 Sell This Version
23(7031)00070 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12", Maxi) Atlantic, Atlantic 23(7031)00070 Colombia 1989 Sell This Version
A8919TP, 786 424-6 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12", Pic) Atlantic, Atlantic A8919TP, 786 424-6 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
6WP.1056 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12", Promo) WEA 6WP.1056 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
0-86427 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12", Single, W/Lbl) Not On Label 0-86427 1989 Sell This Version
DMD 1315 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(2x12", Promo) Atlantic DMD 1315 US 1989 Sell This Version
none Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(2x12", Promo) Atlantic none US 1989 Sell This Version
788 919-7, A 8919 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7") Atlantic, Atlantic 788 919-7, A 8919 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
A 8919, 788 919-7 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7") Atlantic, Atlantic A 8919, 788 919-7 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
7-88919 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7") Atlantic 7-88919 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
1061 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Promo) Atlantic 1061 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
A8919, A 8919 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic A8919, A 8919 UK 1989 Sell This Version
7-88919 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Single) Atlantic 7-88919 US 1989 Sell This Version
78 89197 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Single) Atlantic, Broadbeard 78 89197 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
7-88919 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Single, AR ) Atlantic 7-88919 US 1989 Sell This Version
A8919W, A 8919, 788 919-9 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Single, Pos) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic A8919W, A 8919, 788 919-9 UK 1989 Sell This Version
7-88919 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 7-88919 US 1989 Sell This Version
78 89197 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 78 89197 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
A2-81932 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD) Atlantic A2-81932 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
781 932-2 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Maxi) Atlantic 781 932-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
786 424-9, A 8919 CDP Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Maxi, S/Edition) Atlantic, Atlantic 786 424-9, A 8919 CDP UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
786 424-2, A8919CD Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Mini) Atlantic, Atlantic 786 424-2, A8919CD UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6130 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 09P3-6130 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
PR 2689-2 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PR 2689-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
PR 2671-2 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PR 2671-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
PR 2689-2 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PR 2689-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
A8919C, 786 424-4 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(Cass, Single) Atlantic, Atlantic A8919C, 786 424-4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
4-88919 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(Cass, Single) Atlantic 4-88919 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
74-88919 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(Cass, Single) Atlantic 74-88919 US 1989 Sell This Version
SAM 539 Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(12", EP, Promo) Not On Label SAM 539 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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DorianGrobier1974

DorianGrobier1974

August 30, 2016
referencing Electric Youth, CD, Maxi, 781 932-2
It looks like a Fake Bootleg... if you see the PICS ... The one with the Number is 7 81932-2 (the same number as the Album Code) Using the back picture sleeve and the text is overlayed
mjb

mjb

September 17, 2012
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Electric Youth, 12", 0-86427

Shep Pettibone was on fire in late 1989/early 1990. Between this record and the Madonna and Janet Jackson singles he worked on, he was at the absolute top of his game as a remixer. He was one of a handful of East Coast DJ/producers in that time who could totally transform a song and make it really work in a club and on the weekend dance mix shows on the radio, yet in a way that kept the essence of the song intact. Keep in mind this was an era where in the U.S., freestyle and Hi-NRG were increasingly competing against house in the clubs, but house was still mainly "black" club music, unheard-of on the radio, despite its mainstream popularity overseas. Pettibone and his contemporaries were determined to change that, though. They embraced house and increasingly incorporated it into the remixes they were commissioned to do for major pop labels.

There was a problem, though: the monotonous, plodding, bass- and hi-hat-heavy sound of house stood in stark contrast to the mainstream's darling—the midrange-heavy, chopped-up stabs and syncopated electro beats of freestyle, or the fast, glossy, over-the-top production values of Stock-Aitken-Waterman-era Hi-NRG. Many dancers and listeners just weren't quite ready for the hypnotic vibe of house, so in 1989 it was common for producers to try to blend styles together, or have a dance record with a house side and a Latin side.

On this release, Pettibone (with help from Steve Peck and Tony Shimkin) did both: side A features a house mix and accompanying instrumental, while side B features two freestyle mixes that keep trying to turn into house. The Electro Dub Gone Haywire Mix actually does transform into a house mix near the end, in a way that's really cool, unlike anything I've heard. All the other remixers in this era, if they tried to combine house and freestyle, just dropped electro breaks onto their house mixes and called it a day. But this remix had a lot of thought put into it, with a clever key change during a break, and then dropping in the house elements one at a time. The only downside is that it's all going on at the same time as a lead melody is played using a Debbie Gibson vocal sample all up and down the keyboard. Even if you're a fan, it really pushes the boundaries of how much you can take. I can't imagine it going over that well in a club, and it really sounds dated now.

So in the end, this record is really all about the Deep House Mix and Shep's House Dub on side A. The use of the Armando and Ralphi Rosario acid samples really gives these mixes an edge that's unusual for both Pettibone and Gibson, but I wouldn't really call them "deep house," per se; they're just house mixes. Some days I like one better, and other days I prefer the other. Sure, they're outdated because of all the orchestral stabs and dropped-in samples, and of course the vocals and thematic content of the song just are not compatible with modern pop music anymore ... but I was just playing the vocal mix for someone today and they were incredulous: "man, this is a really good remix! It's just so well done."
pwlcds

pwlcds

March 8, 2012
referencing Electric Youth, CD, Maxi, 781 932-2
Is this the official CD single? Very strange. How about the Ultimix?
verbos

verbos

June 25, 2009
referencing Electric Youth, 12", 786 427-0
The acid line in the "Deep House Mix" is sampled from Armando - World Unknown (My Mix Is Dunn).

It is an example of how Shep Pettibone's genius could make any song, no matter how uncool to start, into a masterpiece. It's actually hard for me to imagine how it was even possible to do remixes in those days. In a time without digital audio in computers, a tempo change was a huge undertaking. Usually having to change the speed of tape and then pitch shift or sample individual lines of vocals. You gotta love his snare fills. God bless Shep Pettibone.