Xena – On The Upside

Emergency Records (US) [EMDS 6541] 1983


Originally a backing vocalist for Melba Moore, Billy Ocean, etc this is the Latin, freestyle, electro debut by Xena aka Lisa Fischer as featured on Street Sounds Electro 2.

This is the most notable of her 2 releases on Emergency Records, after which she continued to record but as Lisa Fischer and worked as backing vocalist for Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, Teddy Pendergrass, Roberta Flack, Sting and even Nine Inch Nails.

She has accompanied The Rolling Stones on every one of their tours since 1989 and still continues to this day.

There are no label variations that I know of but there is a Canadian pressing on Blackout Records which includes the additional “Northside Mix” plus a Raul Rodriguez extended mix on Disconet.

US Release [EMDS 6541]

Side A

On The Upside (Vocal) [5:53]

Side B

On The Upside (Dub) [5:22]

Canadian Release [BXD-015]

Side A

On The Upside (The Northside Mix) [6:56]

Side B

On The Upside (Vocal) [5:50]
On The Upside (Dub) [5:22]

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