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Olivia Newton-John – The Rumour (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 27th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

R E Q U E S T

“The Rumour” was the first single released from Olivia Newton-John’s 1988 MCA Records album of the same name. “The Rumour” was produced by Elton John and James Newton Howard, and was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The song also included backing vocals and piano by Elton John. The single only reached #62 on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, but the 12″ single fared much better in dance clubs. The 12″ single reached to #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart as well as #42 on U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

“The Rumour” also charted in Australia #35, Germany #36 and #86 in the UK.

SIDE A:
The Rumour (12″ Extended Mix) 6:40
The Rumour (7″ Mix) 3:57

SIDE B:
The Rumour (12″ Dub) 4:12
The Rumour (Instrumental) 3:57

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 The Rumour U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #62
1988 The Rumour U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Tracks #33
1988 The Rumour U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #17
1988 The Rumour U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #42

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – MCA-23890
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: House, Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Shep PettiboneSteve Peck
Producer – Elton JohnJames Newton Howard
Remix [Additional Production] – Shep Pettibone
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin

NOTES:
Original versions appears on the Olivia Newton-John album “THE RUMOUR” (MCA-6245)

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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31 Responses to “Olivia Newton-John – The Rumour (US 12″)”

  1. Matt Motor Mouf Says:

    Thank you so much for the ONJ. It is much appreciated, DJ!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Matt 🙂

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  2. Bob Says:

    Thanks so much for this Paul.. I’ve been looking for a copy of this on cd and can only find one with the extended version selling for $60.00. This is awesome!!!
    Love to you and Olivia
    Bob

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Bob I have been meaning to post this one for a long while now. Yeah some of that stuff is over priced. The “12” Extended Mix” is also on the “I Need Love” CD Maxi from 1992 but is also quite expensive. I think you will be very happy with this rip I hope 🙂

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  3. Stefano Says:

    Hi Paul, very nice addition to the ONJ section. Finally we get a quality rip of the 7″ version and the instrumental. I’m still hoping you re-rip the earlier ONJ posts with your new stylus and software. ONJ is more or less the heart of your blog, she deserves the best quality….

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Stefano. I wish had more time to go back a and re-rip everything lol. I am slowly chipping away at it. I love the 12″ Dub on this one 🙂

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  4. Charley in OKC Says:

    Hey Paul, will you be down in OKC/Norman for Olivia’s show in Oct.?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes I will. I bought tickets the first day they were on sale 5th row 🙂 Can’t wait.

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  5. Drake Says:

    Thanks!
    i was searching for this single!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Happy I was able to end your search Drake 🙂

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  6. Mike Says:

    Thank you DJPaul!! You’ve MADE my day

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very very welcome mike 🙂

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  7. John Says:

    Thank you from Sydney, Australia!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome matey! So hell to everyone down under 🙂

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  8. Conner Says:

    very cool. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are very welcome Conner. Thanks for being a great friend to BTG!

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  9. musicdivaSF Says:

    The Rumour is also true that she’ll grace us with her presence in San Francisco on 9/13, our first time to see her and we’re equally excited. I’m equally happy that you’ll get to see her in October.
    Btw, I still remember the day you posted ‘Twist of Fate’ and ‘(Livin’ In) Desperate Times’ which just made my day.
    Thank you very much for this post.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    MusicdivaSF will you be going to the show? I am very excited the last time ONJ was in Oklahoma was in 2004 so I cannot wait until October 3. Seeing Olivia live is a rare and awesome treat. I am probably going to post that 12″ with an updated rip very soon 🙂

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    MusicdivaSF Reply:

    Oh yes! I’m going and this will be my very first time to see her and like you, I’m equally excited to finally see her. I watched snippets online of her recent shows and, of course, she’s awesome. She’s so awesome that she even got the crowd to sing with her.
    So yes, I’m looking forward to seeing her here in SF on 9/13 and I’m glad that you’ll get to see her also in October. We’re simply hopelessly devoted to her. 😉

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  10. spoinny Says:

    What a great song, the remix definately improves on the original. If it was released a couple years earlier it would have been a big hit.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Totally agree with you Spinny. I also never understood why the 7″ single contained the album version insted of the 7″ Mix. The video was the same way. Seems it may have done a little better if the 7″ mix would have been used instead.

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  11. Marc Says:

    WOW sounds way better now 🙂
    yea a re-rip of the Livin’ In Desperate Times 12″ and 7″ would be welcome

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Marc 🙂

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  12. ric Says:

    Do I smell a Livvy series? Wooooooooo Weeeeeeeee!
    I agree that the break between Soul Kiss and The Rumour is way too long to sustain any interest.
    And with that star-studded credit, you’d expect more from the album version.
    Thank goodness for Shep’s magic touch to turn it into a club stomper!
    Thanks Paul for another vinyl replacement!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric 🙂

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  13. Spring Says:

    I was sick and was not able to thank you at that day when you posted this single. But now I want to say THANK YOU dear Paul from the bottom of my heart!
    I so love Olivia and her light music! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad you are feeling better now Spring 🙂

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  14. Chris Says:

    DjPaulT, thank you so much for posting this Olivia remix. I think this is one of Olivia’s best songs and I always thought it should have done better on the charts than it did. I loved that Elton produced, played piano and sang back up on the song. Love the video too! I think it’s the best Olivia has looked and it was a lot of fun. A great song!

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  15. Conner Says:

    Hey there, Thanks so much for this. I am getting a weird error when I dl this. I only get one track (the first one) and it doesn’t open with the password. I’m doing the mp3. Any advice?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Conner I just downloaded the file and it opened correctly for me. Maybe try downloading it again and make sure it finishes completely. It may have gotten corrupted during transfer. Please let me know if it works 🙂

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  16. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. I didn’t know there was a 12″ for this.

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