B.W.H. ‎– Livin' Up / Stop

House Of Music ‎– HM 1001
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM


A Livin' Up 4:43
B Stop 6:40

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Recorded at Concorde Two Studio, Roma.
Special thanks to Ennio Baldelli

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side A): HM 1001 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Side B): HM 1001 B

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HM AB 17001 B.W.H. Stop / Livin' Up(7") House Of Music HM AB 17001 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
ARFON 07 B.W.H. Livin' Up / Stop(12", Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Yel) Archivio Fonografico Moderno ARFON 07 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
HM 1001 B.W.H. Livin' Up / Stop(12", Unofficial, Red) House Of Music (11) HM 1001 Italy 2014 Sell This Version
BAB 11-6 B.W.H. Livin' Up / Stop(12", Maxi) Baby Records (2) BAB 11-6 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
VG 1007 B.W.H. Livin' Up / Stop(12", Maxi) Folegandros, Baby Records (2) VG 1007 Greece 1983 Sell This Version


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November 19, 2015
Just like Dog In The Night, another winner from the 1980s that showed what good music is still all about. 10 out of 10!


June 30, 2015
Genius piece of funky italo. 100% necessity!


May 29, 2015
The re-releases of:
Blackway - New Life/Follow Me
Blackway - Music For Us
Mr Master - Dog In The Night
B.W.H - Stop
1. New Life/Follow me - taken from vinyl as the vinyl I have sounds silent, then as soon as the song kicks in, surface noise appears. Mastered very loud, they must have used Clickrepair as some parts sound distorted. 8/10
2. Music For Us - again, taken from vinyl as surface noise kicks in at the start of the song. This is mastered quite loud and has some distortion. 7/10
3. Dog In The Night - again, taken from vinyl as surface noise is very loud and through the enitre song (both versions on each side) there is immense crackling and distortion that even Clickrepair cannot fix. A shame as this one is my favourite.
4. Stop - I have not got this release yet, but expect the same mastering.
Overall - Im 21, im no audio engineer, but I couldve done a better job than this.
-This is my remaster. If anyone has the original 12'' singles, send me a FLAC rip of it and I will remaster it for you.


April 5, 2013

Both songs are absolutely amazing! Livin up and Stop make for the best 12" ever made! Really is annoyingly rare but is worth trying to find! One of the best disco records ever in my opinion!


May 21, 2011
The only thing i dont know if the nice girl we see on th pic of "Livin Up"is Helene.If you know it please let me know.thx


May 21, 2011
My dear friends of all the world,BWH with this two songs are(my opinion)on the top of italo disco,others are rare,but none of them have this sound,realy a brrrrrrrrrrr,in your neck,,,something special in words and sound,that make fantasy in real life====no words,only this===Fantastic


January 8, 2010

Bought by me in the record shop in 1983, february (i was 15 y.o.). I loved more 'Stop' at that time because in that particular moment it took to my mind some old disco releases and listening to it in that period (in Italy) it was quite unusual. Anyway at the actual time they are both amazing tunes! Yes, timeless!


July 22, 2008

This might be the best italo-disco record that I own. Compared to other italo records - which mostly have a vocal and instrumental version of one song - this one provides 2 brilliant and totally different songs. I just can't decide which one is the best of the two, "Livin' Up" is the more melancholic song but it nevertheless has quite a funky synthline and superb vocals. "Stop" is the floor burner with it's superb fat bass and simple, yet effective synthline which will make your body move instantly. I think the (short) vocals only appear two times in the beginning of the song, the remaining +/- 3 minutes are pure instrumental funkiness. Hard to find but well worth the effort. Timeless. A true gem. 5/5


September 19, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

It's not an error that this release has so many 5/5 votes. It's also not an error that so many people want this 12". "Livin' Up"/"Stop" by B.W.H. is probably one of the most powerful and influential italo disco releases of all time. It's no wonder that such a great set of songs is so hard-to-find - that's because we're talking about an extremely limited release, and you know how it goes: the best stuff is always the hardest to find! "Livin' Up" is a dark and very deep electro italo track, while "Stop" has that uplifting, happy synth-line added to it, more suitable for the dancefloor. Both songs have great female vocals and an excellent drumbeat. Both songs are synthesizer fantasies and go well for the breakdancer in you or for whatever purpose you can imagine. A++