A: Livin' Thing

B: Fire On High

Label:  Jet Records

Cat No:  JET UP 36184

Issue Date:  13 November 1976

Format:  Black Vinyl

Peak UK Chart Position:  04

Weeks On UK Chart:  12

Notes:

First ELO single on Jet Records that was distributed by United Artist. It was issued with a tan coloured UA label, with :

  1. Demo label on a 44 prong push out with large raised ring & very slightly raised inner circle.

  2. 4 prong push out with large raised ring & very slightly raised inner circle.

  3. Solid centre with very large indented/slopped circle with inner raised small circle.

  4. 4 prong push out with large raised ring & very slightly raised inner circle. Rare Miss-Print with"45 RPM" missing from above the Cat. No on side A or B or both.

  5. Solid centre with very large indented/slopped circle with inner raised small circle. Rare Miss-Print with"45 RPM" missing from above the Cat. No on side A or B or both.

Livin' Thing was issued in plain white or black sleeves, some issues may also have come in brown UA sleeve as shown.

There are two pressings.

 

First pressing with "UP 36184 A-1U" etched in the run out groove are the most common, but misses out 1 second at the beginning.

 

A second rare pressing with "UP 36184 A-2U" etched in the run out groove does NOT miss out the 1 second at the start, so is a superior pressing.

The B side is identical on both pressings.

See images. It is VERY hard to get a clear image of the matrix numbers

Credit to Max Cawthray for this information.

Fire On High B Side UP 36184
Livin Thing JET UP 36184
Livin Thing JET UP 36184

1

Fire On High Jet UP 36184
Livin Thing JET UP 36184

2

Livin Thing JET UP 36184

3

Livin Thing JET UP 36184

5

Livin Thing Missing "45 RPM" JET UP 36184

4

B Side

Missing From My Collection

Livin' Thing - UP 36184 A1U
Livin' Thing - UP 36184 A2U

Missing From My Collection

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