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Trans-X – Living On Video (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 27th, 2011


Trans-X is a Canadian 1980s synth band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are known for their hit song “Living on Video” which charted world wide.

“Living on Video” is a song by Trans-X written and published in 1981, but not released until 1983 by Polydor, re-released in 1985. It became a massive hit worldwide, as well as peaking at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. Trans-X also recorded a French-language version under the title Vivre sur Vidéo. The song has been covered by many artists throughout the years.

Living On Video (Long Version) 5:55

Digital World 3:30

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1986 Living On Video U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #61


Label: Polydor – POSPX 650
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Daniel Bernier
Written-By – Pascal Languirand, Steve Wyatt (tracks: B)

Made in England.
Original sound recording made by Polydor Int. GmbH (Hamburg).

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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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16 Responses to “Trans-X – Living On Video (UK 12″)”

  1. Drake Says:

    thanks for post , it’s a Great 12″!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake =)


  2. Jay Says:

    Thanks for this 12” single, great song…! The shorter version has been included on dozens of compilations, classic early 80’s tune, many thanks for all your efforts.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jay my pleasure 🙂


  3. Guss Says:

    Thank You Paul!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss!


  4. Matracas Says:

    Thanks for this one Paul. This song was ALL over the place during the mid-80’s here in Mexico, on the radio, at the clubs, at school dances, used as TV show bumpers to switch to commercials, you name it, it was there.

    The sad part was that this was picked up by a minor label so the sound quality was never any good so now I’m glad it has been PaulT-ed.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Matracas. Cheers!


  5. ric Says:

    Matracas, I like the term you coined, PaulT-ed!

    Yes, thanks to the two releases, there are quite a few different versions of this classic. I also bought this UK 12″ back then, so thanks for this rip, Paul!

    And does anyone feel like doing the robot dance whenever you hear this? LOL!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ric I did it just today while I was ripping this (lol)


    ric Reply:

    doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo!
    I’m glad you have such fun ripping your 12″s as we have listening to them!


  6. Gianni Says:

    This song has been mixed, remixed, re-recorded, and covered so many times since its release, but I still like the original production the best. Thanks Paul 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gianni 🙂


  7. Mike C. Says:

    First time I heard this was on the Pop & Wave compilations back in the 90’s. Never knew it was an import from the great big north! Thank you.


  8. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Excellent!!! Thank you!


  9. Hugo R. Says:

    Thanks for this 12” Paul.
    A Great band! they had a 2nd single from the LP – “3D Dance” great track (better then the CD version)
    You have a great blog with very nice stuff keep up the good work 😉


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