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Falco – On The Run (Auf Der Flucht) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 23rd, 2012


“On the Run” (also known as Auf der Flucht) is a 1982 double A-side single by the Austrian musician Falco that was released as a promotional single in France, Canada and the US. It was produced in 1981 in Berlin, Germany, by Robert Ponger. On the other side of the single, there is another song called Maschine brennt, the double a-side single “On the run/Maschine brennt” peaked at number nine in the US Hot Dance Club Play chart.

In European countries (except France), the single wasn’t released as a double A-side, which meant the next single after “Der Kommissar” became “Maschine brennt” instead (that didn’t include “Auf der Flucht”) in case of Falco’s home country Austria.

In Austria and Norway, the song peaked at number four in the official charts. In Finland, it reached number seven, in Germany number ten, in Spain number 34, and in the Netherlands number 49.

On The Run (Auf Der Flucht) (Specially Remixed Version) 4:33

Maschine Brennt (Specially Remixed Version) 4:55

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983 On the run/Maschine brennt U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #9


Label: A&M Records – SP-12063
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Clyde Kaplan
Executive Producer – Robert Ponger
Producer – FalcoRobert Ponger
Remix – Dayle GloriaKenn Friedman
Written-By – FalcoR. Ponger*

Original versions from the A&M album “Einzelhaft”
Produced for GIG Records Austria.

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

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13 Responses to “Falco – On The Run (Auf Der Flucht) (US 12″)”

  1. Guss Says:

    Another jewel,thank you Paul, i love Falco music.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    A big you’re welcome Guss 🙂


  2. dancemachine Says:

    Thank You Million times. Falco rules. Will there be more? 😉


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dancemachine. I do have more Falco for future posts 🙂


  3. Christian Says:

    Again a very big THANK YOU from Austria!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Christian. THANK YOU for the donation as well much appreciated.


  4. PublicImage Says:

    Amazing early Falco’s stuff. Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome PublicImage!


  5. 80spornstar Says:

    Great! What else to say?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you 80spornstar 🙂


  6. josmon10 Says:

    What a nice surprise! I didn’t know that “Auf der Flucht” had been released as a single. I only have the “Maschinne brennt” single-sided 7″ promo that I bought years later. It’s great to have both extended versions now.

    As for the chart positions, I wonder where they got them from, as at the time there wasn’t an official sales chart in Spain…

    Anyway, thanks a lot, and keep up the good work, Paul!!


  7. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you very much for this great Falco single.
    I have been Falco fan since “Der Kommissar”


  8. HollyD Says:

    Many, many thanks from a huge Falco fan from the US! I’ll be looking forward to more posts!


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