A: Livin' Thing

B: Fire On High

Label:  Jet Records

Cat No:  JET UP 36184

Issue Date:  29 October 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.

The brown UA sleeves may have been discontinued in 1974, but an excellent 7" sleeve research site states they were still in use up to 1979, see 

http://45-sleeves.co.uk/UK/ua/ua-uk.htm

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

B Side

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

Missing From My Collection

Missing From My Collection

Livin' Thing - UP 36184 A1U
Livin Thing - UP 3618 A2U

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