Posted by DjPaulT on August 12th, 2015
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980
“I’m Alive” is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released as a single in May 1980. It is featured in a sequence near the beginning of the feature film Xanadu. The song also appears on the soundtrack album Xanadu. In the UK the single peaked at#20 in the US #16.
In the film the song is heard as the Muses emerge from a graffiti-like portrait; Olivia Newton-John, playing Kira (Terpsichore), emerges last. The film’s version of the song contains a fairly lengthy instrumental introduction, a small segment of which is used for the album version.
The song has been recently updated in the version of Xanadu on Broadway.
Included in the song’s closing coda is Morse code which spells out “E.L.O.”, they did something similar to this on two of their other songs, “Ocean Breakup” from 1973’s On the Third Day and 1983’s “Secret Messages”.
The b-side “Drum Dreams” is also featured in the film “Xanadu” in a slightly different version and is played during a skating sequnce with Gene Kelly during the film’s finale, although the song is featured in the film it does not appear on the soundtrack LP or CD.
I’m Alive 3:46
Drum Dreams 3:00
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1980||I’m Alive||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#16|
Label: MCA Records – MCA-41246
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM, Single
Style: Rock, Synth-pop
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “XANADU”
Recorded in Europe
Find the 7″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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