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Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 28th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

 

“Soul Kiss” was the first single and title track from Olivia Newton-John’s thirteenth studio album. Released in 1985 the single reached #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts, Newton-John’s last U.S. Top 40 Pop single to date in the U.S. and her second-to-last in Canada, and “Bubbled Under” the UK singles chart at #100.

“Soul Kiss” was a continuation of Olivia’s move into more sexually suggestive territory that had begun four years earlier with “Physical”. Newton-John was pregnant at the time of the single’s release and was therefore unable to promote it. A music video was produced and recieved heavy rotation on MTV and VH-1, the video features a very pregnant Olivia mostly filmed on a bed of red satin sheets, the video also featured Olivia’s husband at the time Matt Lattanzi.

Definition: Soul Kiss

–noun

An open-mouthed kiss in which the tongue of one partner is manipulated in the mouth of the other.
Also called deep kiss, French kiss.

SIDE A:
Soul Kiss (Extended Dance Mix) 6:54

SIDE B:
Soul Kiss (Dub Mix) 6:15
Soul Kiss (Instrumental Mix) 5:01

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Soul Kiss U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #20
1985 Soul Kiss U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #20
1985 Soul Kiss U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #28

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – MCA-23593
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – John Farrar
Remix – Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Written-By – Mark Goldenberg

NOTES:
Original version appears on the Olivia Newton-John album “SOUL KISS” MCA-6151

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
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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20 Responses to “Olivia Newton-John – Soul Kiss (US 12″)”

  1. Drake Says:

    thanks!!
    who you prefer?
    Olivia newton john or Belinda Caelisle?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Olivia most definately!

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  2. Stefano Says:

    Yes, another ONJ 12 inch in perfect quality. Glad with the B-side. I loved this song right away upon release. Ooooh Paul, now you HAVE to re-rip the older ones. We want them in the better quality like these two this week! Skip posting new 12 inches for a few days, we won’t mind at ALL. If Universal doesn’t do the job, hey, we are completely depending on you 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Stefano, I also loved this song as soon as i heard it too. I’ll see what i can do mate 🙂

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    Stefano Reply:

    We appreciate your time and effort, Paul. Excellent blog, superb quality, what else can we say?

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  3. Bob Says:

    First off thanks for posting Olivia’s The Rumour yesterday, the sound quality was superb. The funny thing about your Soul Kiss rip is, last year I purchased the japan shm cd remaster of the Soul Kiss album just so I could have a remastered version of the Extended mix, your new rip sounds better. lol

    You’re the best
    Bob

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Wow! Thanks Bob just goes to show that vinyl rules in my opinion. I also have the Japanese Box set and agree. You just made my day 🙂

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  4. ric Says:

    Vinyl rip rules if done the right way, and which you do Paul!
    One of my favourite Olivia’ remixes as Thompson & Barbiero got it on the G-spot!
    Back in end 1985, when Soul Kiss was the highest debut of the week on AT40 at #34, I was counting down the weeks when it would hit Top 10 and then Top 5. I was gutted when it only managed #20.
    I have both Olivia 12″s that you posted, and after reading the previous comments, I can’t wait to check out your rips! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    How did you like the rips Ric? I always thought “Soul Kiss” should have at least been a top 10 single but it wasn’t meant to be.

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    ric Reply:

    I always trust your ripping skills Paul, but am aware that you are also at the mercy of the age, pressing and wear-n-tear of each vinyl.
    However, I must say the rip for this is out of this world. Each chime and each beat sound so resounding!!!
    Bliss!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ric. i was particularly worried about this one because there are so many soft and quiet parts in the mix. I think it turned out nicely too.

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  5. derek oingo Says:

    Hi Paul. I adore your site. Is there any chance (please please please) you could re-post the other ONJ singles that are lost to old multiupload links? (especially Twist of Fate)? Thanks, either way. You rock. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Derek I am working on putting a dent in the ONJ collection this week. I will be re-ripping some of them including “Twist Of Fate” with my newer equipment so the new rips will sound way better than the old ones 🙂

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  6. Matt Motor Mouf Says:

    Thank you so much, DJ. I can’t wait to give this one & Toughen Up a “spin”.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Matt 🙂

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  7. Spring Says:

    1 000 000 ‘Thank you’ dear Paul!
    Soul Kiss from me 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re 1 000 000 times welcome Spring 🙂

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  8. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    I did not read all the threads but in case it is missed; the extended version is also on a Japanese version of the original Soul Kiss album, on CD. But the dub and other versions are elusively here, thanks again! Great 12 inch!

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  9. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. Another one that I didn’t know was available.

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  10. David Says:

    Love Love Love this song! Used to listen to this non-stop when it came out. Made my mom take me to the local record store so I could by this 12″ single. Luckily my mom was cool like that. She knew how much I loved Olivia and music in general and always make sure I could get the releases that were most important to me. Thought this was a great album really wish it would have been better received by the general public.

    Thanks for sharing!

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