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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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Password: burningtheground

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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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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Brian Soares – Magic (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th October 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Magic” is a #1 song originally recorded by Australian singer Olivia Newton-John in 1980. In 1985 American Hi-NRG singer Brian Soares covered the song which received significant play in clubs. Brian Soares was best known for his production of “Dancing In My Sleep” by Secret Ties which reached #29 on the US dance chart in 1985. Sadly Brian passed away from complications of AIDS on February 15, 1987.

SIDE A:
Magic (The Sorcery Mix) 6:59

SIDE B:
Magic (Instrumental) 6:59

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Nightwave Records ‎– NWDS-1001
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG

CREDITS:
Arranged By, Performer, Lead Vocals – Brian Soares
Art Direction – Russell John Carlton
Backing Vocals – Brian Soares, Dana Farber
Engineer – Bill Thompson
Mixed By – Brian Soares, David Diebold
Producer – David Diebold
Written-By – John Farrar

NOTES:
134 BPM
Produced for Tunespeak Productions.
Engineered at Starlight Sound, Richmond, CA.
Published by John Farrar Music, BMI.

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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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Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard – Suddenly (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1980

A. Front

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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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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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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.”

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Olivia Newton-John – Heart Attack (US 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st January 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

A. front

“Heart Attack” was one of two new songs recorded for the 1982 (Double Platinum) greatest hits package titled Olivia’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2. The song was the first single released from the album. The success of “Physical” led to an international tour and the release of her second hits collection, the double platinum Olivia’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (No. 16 Pop), which yielded two more Top 40 singles: “Heart Attack” (No. 3 Pop) and “Tied Up” (No. 38 Pop). In 1983, Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their TV series episode “Angelic Alvin” (with new lyrics created for the episode).

The song features American saxophonist, composer, arranger, conductor and bandleader of the west coast jazz/jazz fusion ensemble the L.A. Express Tom Scott on horns. An innovative music video directed by Brian Grant recieved heavy airplay on MTV.

Even though there are no remixes or edits of “Heart Attack” I still wanted to post it for those of us who love hearing these tracks in their vinyl glory. I also wanted to bookend it with yesterdays “Tied Up” post. Olivia was an important part of 70’s & 80’s pop music paving the way for artists like Madonna and Taylor Swift. Olivia’s music video’s were innovative and pioneering winning the first ever Grammy for a long form video album in 1983 “Olivia Physical”.

SIDE A:
Heart Attack 3:05
Written-By – Paul Bliss, Steve Kipner

SIDE B:
Stranger’s Touch 3:47
Written-By – John Farrar, Tom Snow

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Heart Attack U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records  ‎– MCA-52100
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By – Herb Ritts
Producer – John Farrar

NOTES:
A-side: From the MCA LP “Olivia’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2”
B-side: From the MCA LP “Physical”

Find The 7″ On DISCOGS

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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: 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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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