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Olivia Newton-John – Twist Of Fate (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 29th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi”

“Twist of Fate” is a 1983 hit by Australian singer/actress Olivia Newton-John that headed the soundtrack for the film, Two of a Kind, starring Newton-John and John Travolta. It was written by Peter Beckett & Stephen Kipner and produced by David Foster for the film. “Twist Of Fate” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 5, 1983 peaking at #5 on January 7, 1984. It reached #4 in Australia and Canada and #57 in the UK. Billboard ranked the song at number 42 on its listing of the top 100 singles of 1984.

“Twist Of Fate” was Olivia’s second single to chart on the Billboard Dance Chart peaking at #51.

The b-sdie “Silvery Rain” is an environmentalism themed song taken from Olivia’s 1981 album “Physical”. The song was written by The Shadows member Hank Marvin and originally released as single in 1971 by Cliff Richard.

The “Extended Version” of “Twist Of Fate” has never appeared on CD.

SIDE A:
Twist Of Fate (Extended Version) 5:33
Producer – David Foster
Written-By – Peter Beckett, Steve Kipner
Engineer, Mixed By – Humberto Gatica

SIDE B:
Twist Of Fate (Single Version) 3:40
Producer – David Foster
Written-By – Peter Beckett, Steve Kipner
Engineer, Mixed By – Humberto Gatica

Silvery Rain 3:38
Producer – John Farrar
Written-By – Hank Marvin

VINYL GREADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint
Insert: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Twist Of Fate U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #5
1984 Twist Of Fate U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2
1984 Twist Of Fate U.S. Billboard Year End 1984 #42

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: EMI – EMS-27013
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Credits: Art Direction – George Osaki
Design – Norman Moore

NOTES:
“Twist Of Fate” From the motion picture soundtrack “TWO OF A KIND“
“Silvery Rain” from the Olivia Newton-John LP “PHYSICAL”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Olivia Newton-John – The Rumour (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 31st May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

I have so many great memories dancing to this track back in ’88. I thought it was so cool that Olivia was getting heavy club play I love hearing it beat mixed in with all the other club hits of the day.

Thank you Olivia for all of the Love & Light you have shared with me and so many others over the years. Get well soon.

Originally posted August 17, 2012

“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.

“The Rumour” was issued as a 12″ single featuring remixes by Shep Pettibone helping it become a top twenty dance hit peaking at #17 on the Billboard Dance Chart in October 1988. “The Rumour” also charted in Australia #35, Germany #36 and UK #86.

as a bonus mix I included the “Ultimix Edit” which was issued by Ultimix remix service on issue #23.

SIDE A:
The Rumour (12″ Extended Mix) 6:41
The Rumour (7″ Mix) 3:59

SIDE B:
The Rumour (12″ Dub) 4:14
The Rumour (Instrumental) 4:00

BONUS MIX:
The Rumour (Ultimix Edit) 7:25
Edited By – Roy McLeod

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 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: 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”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/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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Olivia Newton-John – Landslide (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

a-front

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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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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Olivia Newton-John – Livin’ In Desperate Times (US 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th September 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

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.

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

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

A. Front

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”

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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Password: burningtheground

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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

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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