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ELO & Olivia Newton-John – All Over The World/Xanadu (France 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 13th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

A. Front

This 1980 France Promo 12” Single is a rare collectors item for both ELO and Olivia Newton-John fans and sells for a nice chunk of change if you have the rare opportunity to find a copy. This promo is one of my favorite and prized possessions from my Olivia Newton-John collection. I hope you enjoy it.

The interesting thing about this particular release is that it contains not only Olivia’s hit single “Xanadu”, but it also contains a continuous mix of ELO’s “All Over The World” and “Last Train To London” as far as I know this mix is only available on this release. Also of note “All Over The World” is an edited version which removes the intro that is found on the LP. “All Over The World” was released hot on the heels of the single “Xanadu” , this was the third Top 20 ELO single released from the 1980 soundtrack, peaking at #13 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. “Last Train To london” was was taken fom the 1979 ELO album “Discovery” the song was released in the US in early 1980 and peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Xanadu” is performed by the Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John. Newton-John sings the primary vocals, with ELO adding “parenthetic” vocals in the style of their other songs on the “Xanadu” soundtrack, along with providing the instrumentation. A rare collaboration for ELO, the single reached #1 in several countries and was the band’s only UK #1 single when it peaked there for two weeks in July 1980. The song peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

SIDE A:
All Over The World/Last Train To london 7:53
Performed by Electric Light Orchestra

SIDE B:
Xanadu 3:28
Performed By Electric Light Orchestra sung by Olivia Newton-John

All Over The World (Edit) 3:49
Performed By Electric Light Orchestra

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: JET Records ‎– PRO111
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single, Promo
Country: France
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – Jeff Lynne

NOTES:
Side A – Tracks Un Chained
Side B – Tracks Non Chained
Special Promotion
33 tours Maxi-Single

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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21 Responses to “ELO & Olivia Newton-John – All Over The World/Xanadu (France 12″ Promo)”

  1. Conner Says:

    Another super cool item. Thank you! I will be in the Midwest (Ohio) next week. I will wave at you 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am in the othe “O” state Oklahoma Conner. Have a safe trip 🙂

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    Conner Reply:

    Yep, I know you are in the other O state. If I was there, I would totally be buying you all dinner.

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Oh Paul! Seriously!! What you do for us is PRICELESS!!! Wow, and Oh My Gosh!!! I can’t wait to run on home to download this puppy!! Really, I’m speechless (in a way). What’s left to say to you, but thanks, thanks…and more THANKS!! What a generous guy you are to share your gold with all of us. These singles are just the coolest thing to add to one’s collection. I love ONJ and really love ELO!! I, just yesterday, took out my CD of “Time” by them as suggested by one of your readers and was in such a blissed out mood. Man, I love BTG and I love you Paul!! You rock once again!!

    Big Embrace!!!

    Jeff

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    Jeff Reply:

    To commenter DLG: Thanks for the suggestion of playing “Time” by ELO. You’re right, it really fits in with what Paul’s posted.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff 🙂

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  3. Dean Says:

    Thank you for all the Xanadu tracks, Paul. It’s too bad that the film’s overture wasn’t stuck on a b-side somewhere. We’d then have pretty much the complete soundtrack available.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That would have been cool Dean. I ripped it myself from the DVD lol 🙂

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    Dean Reply:

    …and no doubt you did as good a job on that as you do with vinyl

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  4. Chris Says:

    You made my day 🙂 Thanks.
    I found this site (http://circuitandanthems.com/VariousArtistsCollections.html), where are listed a bunch of tracks from various artists. One particular list (“Xanadu”
    The Soundtrack Special 12” Collection) claims, that there’s the Xanadu (Original Extended Version 4:50) and ELO – All Over The World (12″ Version 4:05)/(Extended Remix 6:10) plus a few other mixes. Can you tell is this fact a real thing or just bs?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Chris. Not sure how much of that is official or bootleg mixes. I have most of the 12″ singles from “Xanadu” and most are not extended. There is however a “Special Disco Version” of “Xanadu” that I have posted before and plan to give a new rip.

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  5. cdman Says:

    simply amazing!!!!
    muchas gracias mi amigo!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Cdman 🙂

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  6. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul. I’m a big fan of Jeff Lynne & ELO. 🙂

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  7. Arnoldo Says:

    Gracias amigo, por favor, sigue publicando mas de ELO, Saludos desde Chile

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  8. ex15 Says:

    Excellent, never knew this single existed, that aside, the ELO mixing is a bit rough in my book!

    Thanks for the rip Paul 🙂

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  9. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    This is such an amazing soundtrack, almost unbelievable.Xanadu is one of my favorites of all time and All over the world too. Just the sound of ELO creates such a wonderful warm yet futuristic blend of pop and classical music style, like a symphony. It is also true to its lyrics, at least to me this song makes me imagine that it would indeed be played all over the world, connecting partying people having a good time. It reminds me of the glamour of the 80s commercial of Martini, anywhere anytime, a glamour our age somehow has lost. I am so grateful for the possibility of recording and passing on music from the past, since this song is yet another one of the Xanadu soundtrack that will never die! Thanks for the diligent digitizing Paul!

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  10. dst Says:

    dude,
    about a million years ago (or thereabouts), you posted for us
    Olivia Newton-John – Xanadu (German 12”) (1980)
    which had a special ‘disco’ mix 06:23
    with mega ‘Xanadu’ Chants at the beginning
    thanks for that, and also this post !!

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  11. dst Says:

    hold up hold up I just worked it out
    that ‘chant malarky’ was the track drum dreams sorta
    man I gotta see this film sometime !!
    then after ‘drum dreams’ ‘Xanadu’ the album version kicks in…
    could be right, could be wrong
    he he, thanks for all your hard work over the years, and years, and years
    tireless…

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  12. woz Says:

    Thanks!

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  13. Stefano Says:

    Hmm, this promo is new to me. ‘Last Train To London’ is one of my favorite ELO tracks, so very anxious to hearing this one out. Thanks Paul for all these rare Xanadu posts.

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