UA-XW888-Y Livin' Thing
Produced by Jeff Lynne
Released on October 1976
UK CHART POSITION #4 . . . US CHART POSITION #13 (charted Oct. 23, 1976 for 18 weeks)
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UA-XW888-Y w. company sleeve
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A livin’, breathin’ example of why A New World Record rocks. “Livin’ Thing” was the first single from A New World Record and slipped into the US/UK Top 20 without so much as a question mark. The UK single featured Face The Music’s “Fire On High” as the B side, while the US single pressed Third’s “Ma-Ma-Ma Belle” back into service. That song is credited to Ole ELO as it features the slightly shorter version from that compilation rather than the 3:52 original from On The Third Day. As of the holiday season 2005, "Livin' Thing" is being used to promote gift-buying junkets to JC Penney. Ho ho ho's.

TRACK LISTING

    UK/GER 7-inch single
  1. LIVIN' THING
  2. FIRE ON HIGH

    US/CAN 7-inch track listing
  3. LIVIN' THING    (Jeff Lynne)    3:30
  4. MA-MA-MA BELLE    (Jeff Lynne)    3:35

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK October 1976 United Artists 7"/7BLU/12BLU UP36184 avail. in blue vinyl
US October 1976 United Artists 7" XW888  
CAN October 1976 United Artists 7" UA-XW888-Y  
GER October 1976 United Artists 7" 36184AT picture sleeve
MEX 1976 Gamma/United Artists 7" G-1743  

 

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