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Olivia Newton-John – Landslide (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

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Very excited I am going to see Olivia tonight right here in Tulsa, she will be performing at The Joint at the Hard Rock. Olivia is currently promoting her new album “LIV ON” which is available now.

“Landslide” is a song by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John from her twelfth studio album Physical. It was released in several countries as the third and last single from the album in April 1982. In United Kingdom, however, it was released in January 1982 as the second single (“Make a Move on Me” was the third and last single). The single didn’t achieve the success of its predecessors from the album, but peaked at the top 20 on the UK Singles Charts. The song also wasn’t performed during the Physical Tour, but had some performances in television programs during the international promotion.

In the United States “Landslide” peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot 100debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on June 12, 1982 peaking at #52.

Of note the 7″ version is slightly different from the 4:23 LP version.

SIDE A:
Landslide (7″ Version) 3:58
Written-By – John Farrar

SIDE B:
Recovery 4:18
Written-By – John Farrar, Tom Snow

VINYL GRADE:
Sleeve: Near Mint
Vinyl: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Landslide U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #52

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:MCA Records ‎– MCA-52069
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Pop/Rock, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography [Photos] – Herb Ritts
Producer – John Farrar

NOTES:
℗1981 Original sound recording made by Olivia Newton-John
Taken from the album “PHYSICAL”

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Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
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Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
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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:
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Olivia Newton-John – Livin’ In Desperate Times (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th September 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

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Happy Birthday Olivia Newton-John!

Produced by David Foster the epic track “Livin’ In Desperate Times” was the second single released from the Soundtrack to the film “Two Of A Kind”. “Livin’ In Desperate Times” debuted on the Billboard Top 40 on February 25, 1984. The single remained on the chart for five weeks peaking at #31.

ABOUT THE VERSIONS:

In 1998 MCA Records released the soundtrack for the motion picture “Two Of A Kind” on CD for the first time, however the mix of “Livin’ In Desperate Times” was not the original album version that appeared on the vinyl, cassette and 8-track releases in 1983. Instead MCA chose to use a sloppy newly made edit because the original master could not be found. Subsequently this new edit was also used on the “Gold” compilation in 2005. Both the 7″ remix and original LP version remain unreleased on CD or digital format.

The US 7″ promo of “Livin’ In Desperate Times” has the 7″ remix on both sides. Because the original LP version is just as sought sought after I used it as the b-side.

SIDE A:
Livin’ In Desperate Times (7″ Remix) 3:58
Engineer, Mixed By – Humberto Gatica
Producer – David Foster
Written-By – Barry Alfonso, Tom Snow

SIDE B:
Livin’ In Desperate Times (Original LP Version) 4:09
Engineer, Mixed By – Humberto Gatica
Producer – David Foster
Written-By – Barry Alfonso, Tom Snow

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Livin’ In Desperate Times U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #31

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-52341
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Pop
Style: Synth-pop

NOTES:
From MCA-6127, Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Two Of A Kind”
Management: Roger Davies
Photos From The MCA Video EP “Twist Of Fate” Directed By Brian Grant.

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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

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Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra – Xanadu (Australia 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

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So Xanadu week has finally come to a close and I have saved the best for last. The origins of this 7″ promo are unclear. A friend of mine who lives in Australia sent me this record a few months back he told me that it was an Australian test promo. However the record label and sleeve do not mention the country of release. The front cover is similar to the Spain 7″ but there is no Spanish text anywhere. This promo does contain an interesting version of “Xanadu” on it’s b-side. I think this version is the sampler version found on a rare Japanese promo. Either way I am just very lucky to have it to share with you.

“Xanadu” is the title song from the album Xanadu, the soundtrack to the 1980 film of the same name.

The song 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 no.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:
Xanadu 3:30

SIDE B:
Xanadu (Special Disco Version) 4:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1980 Xanadu U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1980 Xanadu U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: JET Records– JET 181
Format: Vinyl, 7″ Promo, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1980
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Jeff Lynne

NOTES:
Special Dj Copy From “XANADU”

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

Posted by DjPaulT on 13th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

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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

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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
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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:
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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:
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Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard – Suddenly (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

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New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted February 3, 2012

“Suddenly” is a song from the soundtrack album Xanadu, and is the love theme from the 1980 film of the same name. The song is performed as a duet between Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard. It was written by John Farrar who also produced the record. It was released on Jet Records and reached No. 15 in the UK charts in October 1980 and reached No. 20 in the US.

“Suddenly” is a 1980 duet by Olivia Newton-John and Cliff Richard from the soundtrack album “Xanadu”. “Suddenly” was written and produced by John Farrar. The single debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on October 25, 1980 peaking at #20. In the Uk the single reached #15.

The b-side “You Made Me Love You” performed by Olivia Newton-John was written by James V. Monaco, the lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. The song is featured in the film “Xanadu” but was not included on it’s soundtrack. “You Made Me Love You” has never been released on CD.

SIDE A:
Suddenly 4:00
Vocals – Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John
Written-By, Producer – John Farrar

SIDE B:
You Made Me Love You 3:04
Producer – Barry Devorson*
Vocals – Olivia Newton-John
Written By – J.McCarthy, J.Monaco

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1980 Suddenly U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #20
1980 Suddenly U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Jet Records ‎– JET 12 7002
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1980
Genre: Pop
Style: Ballad

NOTES:
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack “XANADU”
Made in Holland

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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
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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
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MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Olivia Newton-John – Magic (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

A. Front

Happy 35th anniversary “XANADU”!

On August 8, 1980 the film “Xanadu” starring Olivia Newton-John, Michael Beck and Gene Kelly was released to theaters in the US. Not a financial success, Xanadu earned mixed to negative critical reviews and was an inspiration for the creation of the Golden Raspberry Awards to memorialize the worst films of the year. Despite the lacklustre performance of the film, the soundtrack album became a huge commercial success around the world, and was certified double platinum in the United States. The song “Magic” was a U.S. number one hit for Newton-John, and the title track (by Newton-John and ELO) reached number one in the UK and several other countries around the world. Now 35 years later “Xanadu” is even more popular than when it was originally released showing at midnight movies becoming a cult classic.

“Magic” is a 1980 song performed by Olivia Newton-John, from the soundtrack to the film Xanadu. The song was number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks beginning on August 2, 1980.

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“Magic” became Newton-John’s biggest Adult Contemporary hit to date, spending five weeks at the top of that chart. It was also her biggest pop hit until “Physical” ruled the Hot 100 for ten weeks beginning in November 1981. Billboard magazine ranked “Magic” as the third most popular single of 1980, behind only “Call Me” by Blondie and “Another Brick in the Wall, Part II” by Pink Floyd. The song also reached number 4 in Australia and number 32 in the UK.

The B-side “Fool Country” was featured in the film but did not appear on the soundtrack. The song did finally appear on CD for the first time on the Olivia Newton-John compilation Gold released in 2005.

On Saturday August 8, 2015 Olivia will premiere her new music video for the dance re-make of “Magic” titled “You Have To Believe” which she recorded with her daughter Chloe Lattanzi at the Share night club in Las Vegas. The track is produced by Grammy nominated remixer/producer Dave Audé.

SIDE A:
Magic 4:25

SIDE B:
Fool Country 2:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1980 Magic U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1980 Magic U.S. Billboard hot Dult Contemporary #1
1980 Magic U.S. Billboard Hot 100 End Of Year #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-41247
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: May 23, 1980
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Pop Rock

CREDITS:
Producer, Written-By – John Farrar

NOTES:
From the Original motion picture soundtrack for “XANADU.”

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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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Password: burningtheground

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