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Olivia Newton-John – Totalmente Ardiendo (Totally Hot) (Mexico 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 2nd, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

Sleeve

Side A

DISCO FRIDAY!

Released in 1979 “Totally Hot” was the third single from Olivia Newton-John’s ninth studio album of the same name. The disco flavored track was a minor hit in the US peaking at #52 after spending six weeks on the Billboard singles chart. In Canada the single reached #92.

Considerd to be one of the rarest Olivia Newton-John records this 12″ was only released in Mexico and is extremely hard to find. The “Disco Mix” is exclusive to this release. In the US an edit of this mix was used for the 7″ single and has never appeared on CD. In 2010 Japan included the “Disco Mix” as a bonus track on the SHM release of the “Totally Hot” album, however the mix used was taken from vinyl and as occurs with many remastered CD’s clips severely (see clipping).

The titles on the label are written in Spainsh and English.

SIDE A:
Totalmente Ardiendo – Totally Hot (Disco Mix) 5:18

SIDE B:
Hablame – Talk To Me 3:27

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Totally Hot U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #52

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI ‎– 8317 Z, EMI ‎– 33C 052-62454
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Mexico
Released: 1979
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Pop Rock, Disco
Credits: Producer – John Farrar
Written-By – John Farrar (tracks: A), John Farrar (tracks: B), Olivia Newton-John (tracks: B)

NOTES:
Though it is not credited in the title, A is an ‘extended version’ of ‘Totally Hot’ as reflected in the track duration
The disc is housed in a die-cut EMI/Capitol textured paper ‘Disco’ sleeve.
Made By – EMI Capitol De Mexico.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

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37 Responses to “Olivia Newton-John – Totalmente Ardiendo (Totally Hot) (Mexico 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Great rare Disco Friday post! Always nice to see another ONJ 12 inch added to your blog.
    Have a great weekend Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Stefano. Have a great weekend!

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  2. Kenneth Says:

    My sweetheart ONJ! Thanks Paul! Never heard this one!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kenneth 🙂

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  3. HERC Says:

    Muchas Gracias!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    de nada HERC 🙂

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  4. x15 Says:

    Look forward to hearing this…:)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it X15 🙂

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  5. Denny Says:

    Thanks for posting this the second time round! I ripped it the first time you posted it on your previous old blog, hopefully this sounds better with your new equipment! I recalled listening to the 7″ (45-RPM) version on the radio as a teenager though I only owned the ‘Totally Hot’ album, hardly her singles (unless they have interesting b-sides)! Specially like the cool guitar riff section! Cheerio!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Denny I never posted the 12″ before on the old blog. I did however post the 7″ which is what you must be thinking of.

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    Denny Reply:

    In fact you did (both 7″ and 12″), I still have the old folder and you even designed your own neat cover then.

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    Mike Reply:

    Yes, the song previously came with artwork showing ONJ with a bandana over part of her face?

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    Denny Reply:

    Yes, it was the same pic as the album insert or lyrics sleeve. It was at the time when everybody was trying to upload free music long just before iPod came into existence. Wow, so fast gone were the days of free music blogs… amazing! Anyway, appreciated all your music sharing those days! xxx

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    Denny Reply:

    Now, if u combine both the 7″ and 12″ singles together, the playlist will be as follow:
    1. Totally Hot (12″ Disco Mix) 5:15
    2. Talk To Me 3:30
    3. Dancin’ ‘Round & ‘Round 4:00
    4. Totally (7″ Single Mix) 3:53

    … and slap it with the cover of the 7″ US single cover that read “Totally Hot/Dancin’ ‘Round & ‘Round,” you got a pretty EP package of 4 tracks. Viola! Enjoy!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I remember I think the 12″ version was from CD though before i went all vinyl I know because I just got this 12″ a week ago and paid over $400.00 for it. I do remember the artwork actually just found it on my HD.

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    Denny Reply:

    Wow, it better be in mink condition, lol. Oh well, u paid well for ur guilty pleasure eh!

    There used to be a site where one can download all artists’(featured alphabetically) discography (only albums) and it’s been gone 4 years. I was one of the lucky ones who was able download all ONJ’s international albums and compilations, all at 128kbps, now all personally re-saved at 320kbps/44.1Khz! Anyway, enjoy the music… btw the video is amazing too! Skinny tight hot black pants! U can watch it on youtube! Cheers!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I uploaded the video to my Youtube channel ripped it from the Video Gold DVD.

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    Emmett Reply:

    Paul,

    So you won the eBay auction! I placed a bid in that, too! Well, I can think of no one more deserving than you to have won this amazingly rare treat.

    You’ve brought me so much joy because of your willingness to share the music you collect. I have many ONJ recordings that I wouldn’t have it if weren’t for you.

    No, my bid was no where near what you paid, so I didn’t drive the price up to more than $400. But still, I’m very pleased you won the auction. Not too many of these disks exist and in such strikingly mint condition. (Well, your equipment and processing sure make it sound mint!).

    Thank you for sharing your prize with all of us.

    Sincerely,
    Emmett Glenn
    Texas, USA

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Emmett thank you for your compliment. I was so excited to win this record I knew when I started to bid on it that the price was going to sky rocket but I was prepaired lol. I am so happy that I was able to win the auction been wanting this record all my life lol.

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  6. Guss Says:

    Gracias Paul!!! Another jewel.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    de nada Guss 🙂

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  7. updj1 Says:

    This is killer! Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome :0

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  8. Chris Says:

    Paul,
    Thank you SO much! What a treat! So great to hear a rare Olivia mix! You’ve made my day!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris glad I was able to post this mix truly a gem 🙂

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  9. ric Says:

    TGIF, Paul!
    I don’t remember you posting this (if you did, could’ve been before I found your blog) but I do recall you saying this being very rare.
    So glad you got round to post it here, and for Disco Friday!
    Wished Olivia had delved more into Disco then, but she was still America’s sweetheart and they didn’t want her to grow up! LOL!
    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Just wonder what would have happened if “Grease” hadn’t come along. What would she have done. Stayed country? or would she have ventured firther into pop? Would “Physical” have happened? Who know just happy things turned out the way they did :0

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  10. Shark Says:

    Thanks a bunch for this! I bought the ONJ SHM-CD box set from Japan and have the CD, but I like your rip of the song better.

    A request: Could you post the 7″ mix of “Totally Hot” to this blog some time? I have three copies of the 7″ single, but all are in fairly poor condition and I’d love a great-sounding rip of that mix.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Shark. Yes I plan to post the 7″ Remix at some point as soon as I get a mint copy I have several copies too and all are worn out. So stay tuned my friend 🙂

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  11. Emmett Says:

    Given the obvious edits and the rearrangement of Olivia’s vocal takes on the 45 remix, I do believe the 12″ remix of “Totally Hot” was created before the 45.

    Further, it appears the 7″ edit of the 12″ remix was subjected to additional effects that are not included on the 12″ remix.

    For example, the drums on the 7″ remix have an echo effect. Also, the background singers on the 7″ are further in the background and given a great deal of reverb. The overall effect, in my opinion, is that Olivia’s voice is nearly buried beneath all the effects on the 7″ single.

    So I believe the studio track was created first. Using the material from the studio track, Farrar added his guitar solo and Olivia’s more expressive verses were repeated (as well as a repeated bridge) to give the single a 12″ length.

    From the 12″ recording, the 7″ edit was made, which was then further remixed by adding a doubling effect to the drums, the bass was given more emphasis, and the background singers were given more reverb and a more stereo effect.

    Now the question I have is, “Why are there so many different edits of ‘(Livin’ In) Desperate Times’?” At one time, there were only the LP version (from the “Two of a Kind” soundtrack and original video) and the great 45 edit taken from the 12″ remix (another case in which the single remix came from the 12″ remix). Now there are versions appearing, as late as the “Gold” collection and the double video DVD collection, where the album version is used, but the verses are not in the same order as the original soundtrack’s version.

    Do you, Jim, or does anyone else have any insight as to the reason the track and video would have been altered long after they were no longer being marketed?

    Yours,
    Emmett Glenn

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for your insight Emmett I never understood why the new edits were made of “Desperate Time” maybe the originals were not in good condition who knows. I never understood why they altered the original album version for the CD releases and the video as well. It’s a mystery that probably only Universal knows the answer to. I love the 7″ mix and am gonna post it someday 🙂

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  12. Conner Says:

    This is an incredibly generous post. Thank you so much.

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  13. Erwin Says:

    Is there no end to your GENIUS! Thanks Paul.

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  14. Cartifull Says:

    I´m so excited! Thanks for the sharing.
    I’ve only downloaded music of iTunes Store, but this is GOLD.
    I am really thankful for this contribution. If need some music from iTunes, I can help. 😉
    Greetings from Perú

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  15. Dj Colourzone Says:

    WOW Paul !!! I was a resident DJ in a few Clubs in the 80’s in Acapulco Mexico and this was heavily played and cherished there. How did you ever get your hands on this.
    FANTASTIC ! Thank you !
    Come visit me, I specialize in classic track Re-Edits done respectfully.
    http://theoriginalcolourzone.blogspot.ca/

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  16. Jason Says:

    Thanks for this one Paul. Olivia is “Totally Hot”.

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