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Billy Ocean – Mystery Lady (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 27th, 2011


“Mystery Lady” was the third single released from Billy Ocean’s fifth album Suddenly. The single did not do as well as the previous singles released from the album but did manage to peak at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Mystery Lady (Extended Version) 6:48

African Queen (No More Love On The Run) 8:05
Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run) 8:05

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Mystery Lady U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #24
1985 Mystery Lady U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #5
1985 Mystery Lady U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #10


Label: Jive – JDI-9373
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 PM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Bryan “Chuck” New
Mixed By – Bryan “Chuck” New, Nigel Green
Producer – Keith Diamond
Written-By – Billy Ocean, James Woodley (tracks: A), K.Diamond*

Side B track times are incorrect actual running time is 8:05 for both tracks.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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26 Responses to “Billy Ocean – Mystery Lady (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Chwee (Singapore) Says:

    I have never heard or knew of this extended version of Mystery Lady! Thank you so much for this post! Chwee (Sg)


  2. Woz Says:

    Thank you for this 12”, Paul! I don’t think I have any of these versions 🙂


    Christian Reply:

    Why so much Billy Ocean lately? Is there a life event of which I’m unaware?


  3. ric Says:

    Yes, loving these Billy goodness all around!
    This Billy remix is one of his rarest, and what a treat to have those Queens on the B-side. Much thanks, Paul!
    btw, isn’t this the 4th and final single from the album, after Caribbean Queen, Loverboy and Suddenly?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. Yeah you are correct I guess it was the fourth since “European Queen” was released as a single also.


    Dan Reply:

    In the US, “Mystery Lady” was the fourth single released from the “Suddenly” album. A fifth single, Billy’s remake of The Beatles’ “Long And Winding Road”, was released and peaked at #24 on the Adult Contemporary chart, but failed to make the Pop Chart at all.

    By the way, I checked and, coincidentally, “Mystery Lady” ALSO peaked at #24 in Cashbox, the week of August 31, 1985.

    Thanks for this rare treat from Billy, Paul! I,too, am loving all these extended versions from him. I wonder if there was ever an extended version of “Suddenly”?


  4. Christian Says:

    Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome.


  5. John Says:



  6. DjPaulT Says:

    The track times are incorrect on the vinly label. You can believe me I ripped the vinyl.


    Kris Reply:

    I do, no prob 🙂 It’s just that i collect this song with different variations (mostly thru web and p2p)and all these tracks are so different in lenghts.. But thanks a lot for these!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    No problem they were bad about listing incorrect track times on vinyl. I try to make a note of it when I catch it and update the info on Discogs etc.


  7. JC Says:

    Thanks Paul for ALL you do!! Keep up the grand work you do.


  8. Spring Says:

    Thank you dear Paul!


  9. Dylan Says:

    Couldn’t figure out which Queen I liked more…so I stated my love for them both! http://soundcloud.com/adigitalneedle/billy-ocean-queen-adn

    Top notch blog you’ve got yourself. Really enjoy it every day!


  10. ra1apm Says:

    Interesante, gracias.


  11. jbird Says:

    Hey Paul — It would be great to have the “Carribean Queen” 12″ as well. There’s a great instrumental of the track on it. Thanks much.


  12. Fred Says:

    Hi Paul! Can you repost the FLAC with the correct download link? It still points to megaupload. Thanks in advance!


  13. Orlando Says:

    Paul, can you repost the Billy Ocean’s remixes?. Thanks a lot. Maybe in mp3.


  14. Corisco Says:

    Fantastic blog!
    I’ve found things I didn’t even know they existed.
    Could you please re-upload the remixes of Mystery Lady???
    Thank you very much.


  15. DJ Cornell Says:

    I clicked the MP3 link and I just go to another site. I already signed that petition against Hollywood trying to get the internet regulated a few times but I was not able to get the download.


  16. Dave Says:


    Can you please by popular demand can you upload this song for everybody so we can download it. If you can download on the RAR Format so we all can have it, I would appreciate it. I know I know its time consuming, but I want to financial support you, but if you can’t get what I or what people want then how we can financially support you. You are the best I would appreciate it, but that why they call you the King of DJ….Dave, Elk Grove, California. Maybe you can send it by email to ALL that request it.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Dave,

    The links have been fixed. Enjoy!



  17. Mara Says:

    I can’t even begin to thank you for putting up a copy of not just European Queen, but African Queen as well. I’ve been trying to find these two “alternate” versions for years.


  18. Corisco Says:

    Thanks a lot man!!!


  19. Kent H. Says:

    Thanks Paul. Been filling in my collection of Billy Ocean, but unable to find extended
    version of African Queen on CD. Missed this the first time around. Thanks again. 🙂



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