O L I V E

Biography


1995
Olive was formed in 1995 and consits of singer Ruth-Ann, keyboardist Tim Kellet and beatmeister Robin Taylor-Firth.
Kellet was a member of the band Simply Red for their first nine year, as well as occasional collaborator with UK pop-soul band Lighthouse Family. Taylor-Firth was one of the original Nightmare on Wax members. Ruth-Ann used to sing in local bands in Sutherland where she's from. She had not been singing professionally before Olive was formed.

Kellet and Taylor-Firth accidently found the Ruth-Ann, Kellet was playing at a gig in Portugal with Durutti Column
and they had sampled her voice. He loved it so much so he asked them 'who is the vocalist I'm making tape loops of?'.
The trio meet and there was an audition for the song "Miracle" and the rest is history.

1996-1997
In 1996 they released "You're not Alone" in England but it wasn't such a success. The single only reached to #41 on the charts. But as an import in the US it got great respone from DJ's like Danny Tenaglia and Kimball Collins, but also from LA's dance station Groove Radio. It was re-released in 1997, now with more mixes by for example Rollo & Sister Bliss, and it went right into #1 on the charts.

Their third single was "Outlaw" and it was released in the summer of 1997.

Their favorite style is Drum'n'Bass, but there are all sorts of influences on the album - from dub to jazz. The album was done in May 1996 and after that they went on a tour. When they play live it's basically a seven-piece band. It's Ruth-Ann, Tim and Robin. Ruth-Ann sings, Robin does live dubs and has a mixing desk and also plays live keyboards. Tim also plays the keyboards and trumpet. They have a guitarist, a bass player, a backing vocalist and a drummer. According to themselves it sounds very 'live' which obviously surprised their record company, when they heard them live.

They have made a great success in USA and the album "Extra Virgin" was released in the end of August 1997 on
RCA Records.

1999
Ruth-Ann appears on vocals on Enigma's hitsingle "Gravity of Love".

Olive ends it's agreement with RCA.

2000
Ruth-Ann appears as a vocalist on 2 songs on the Enigma album "The Screen Behind The Mirror:
"Gravity of Love" and "Silence Must Be Heard".

Maverick Recording Co. has signed Olive. The band made their first appearance on the Maverick soundtrack to
"The Next Best Thing" with a cover of 10cc's "I'm Not In Love". Tim Kellett and vocalist Ruth-Ann are now preparing
their official Maverick debut with "Trickle" on May 30th. The twelve track has been composed by Kellett, Ruth-Ann
and/or Peter Vettesse, with the exception of the Gouldman/Stewart-penned "I'm Not In Love".

Olive hadn't even started looking for a new record deal, when Maverick began showing interest.

2003
Ruth-Ann is featured on the Enigma album "Voyageur".


The Singles

Title: You're Not Alone (12")
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track C1.
Track D1.
You're Not Alone (X-Press 2's Vocal Voyage)
You're Not Alone (X-Press 2's Dub Voyage)
You're Not Alone (Tin Tin Out Remix)
You're Not Alone (Extended Mix)
12:20
12:15
8:05
6:17

Title: You're Not Alone (12", Promo, UK Edition)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
You're Not Alone (Nightmares On Wax Remix)
You're Not Alone (End Of Time Mix)
7:00
6:39


Title: You're Not Alone (12", UK Edition)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track B1.
Track B2.
You're Not Alone (Extended Mix)
You're Not Alone (Roni Size Remix)
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's End Of Time Mix)
You're Not Alone (Tin Tin Out Mix)
You're Not Alone (X-Press 2's Vocal Voyage)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: You're Not Alone (12", Italian Edition)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
You're Not Alone (X-Press 2's Vocal Voyage Edit)
You're Not Alone (Extended Mix)
You're Not Alone (Tin Tin Out Remix)
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit)
4:38
6:17
8:05
3:46

Title: You're Not Alone (UK Edition)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit)
You're Not Alone (Roni Size Remix)
You're Not Alone (X-Press 2's Vocal Voyage Edit)
You're Not Alone (Tin Tin Out Remix)
You're Not Alone (Nightmares On Wax Remix)
You're Not Alone (End of Time Mix)
3:46
6:17
4:38
8:05
7:00
6:39

Title: You're Not Alone (12", US Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's Extended Mix)
You're Not Alone (Rollo And Sister Bliss Remix)
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold/Osborne 12" Mix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Roberts Cloud 10 Mix)
6:15
8:27
10:06
7:29

Title: You're Not Alone (12", Promo, UK Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
You're Not Alone (Tin Tin Out Remix)
You're Not Alone (X-Press 2's Vocal Voyage)
You're Not Alone (Olive Extended Mix)
You're Not Alone (Roni Size Mix)
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's End Of Time)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: You're Not Alone (12", UK Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track C1.
Track D1.
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold/Osborne Remix)
You're Not Alone (Ganja Kru Remix)
You're Not Alone (Roni Size Remix)
You're Not Alone (Rollo & Sister Bliss Remix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Roberts' Cloud 10 Mix)
10:08
5:44
6:17
8:30
7:30

Title: You're Not Alone (Promo, UK Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1. You're Not Alone (Radio Edit) 4:14



Title: You're Not Alone
Released: 29 May, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit)
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold/Oasborne Remix)
You're Not Alone (Rollo & Sister Bliss Remix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Robert's Cloud 10 Mix)
You're Not Alone (Ganja Kru Remix)
4:15
10:08
8:30
7:30
5:44

Title: You're Not Alone (CD 1, UK Edition)
Released: 29 May, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit)
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold/Osborne)
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's Extended Mix)
You're Not Alone (Roni Size Remix)
You're Not Alone (Nightmares On Wax Remix)
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's End Of Time Mix)
4:15
10:09
6:19
5:57
6:36
6:39

Title: You're Not Alone (CD 2, UK Edition)
Released: 29 May, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit)
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's Extended Mix)
You're Not Alone (Rollo And Sister Bliss Remix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Robert's Cloud 10 Mix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Robert's Phunk Phorce Mix)
You're Not Alone (Ganja Kru Remix)
4:18
6:20
8:31
7:32
6:39
5:45

Title: You're Not Alone (Remixes) (12", Promo, UK Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
You're Not Alone (Ganja Kru Remix)
You're Not Alone (Roni Size Remix)
n/a
n/a


Title: You're Not Alone (US Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
You're Not Alone (Edit)
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold / Osborne Remix Edit)
4:11
4:30


Title: You're Not Alone (12", Promo, US Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track C1.
Track C2.
Track D1.
Track D2.
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold/Osborne 12" Mix)
You're Not Alone (X-Press 2 Mix)
You're Not Alone (Rollo and Sister Bliss 12" Mix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Roberts Cloud 10 Mix)
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's Extended Mix)
You're Not Alone (Ganja Kru Remix)
You're Not Alone (Tin Tin Out Club Mix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Roberts Cloud Mix #2 Phunk Phorce)
10:06
4:44
8:27
7:29
6:15
5:43
8:02
6:36


Title: You're Not Alone (Promo, US Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit #1)
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit #2)
You're Not Alone (LP Version)
Suggested Callout Hook #1
Suggested Callout Hook #2
3:47
4:13
4:30
0:15
0:10

Title: You're Not Alone (US Edition)
Released: 24 October, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit)
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold / Osborne 12" Mix)
You're Not Alone (Rollo and Sister Bliss 12" Mix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Robert's Cloud 10 Mix)
You're Not Alone (Ganja Kru Remix)
4:31
10:06
8:27
7:29
5:43


Title: Miracle (Promo, US Edition)
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Miracle (Murk Club Mix)
Miracle (187 Lockdown Dub)
Miracle (Beloved Club Mix)
Miracle (Peter's Come & Go Club Mix)
7:17
6:10
9:48
6:56


Title: Miracle (2xCD Edition)
Released: 9 July, 1997
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
CD 1
Miracle (Radio Edit)
Miracle (Mark Club Mix)
Miracle (Funky Green Mix)
Miracle (Beloved Club Vocal Mix)
Miracle (187 Lockdown's Deep Dub)
CD 2
Miracle (Radio Edit)
Miracle (Roni Size Remix)
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold/Osborne Remix)
Killing
 
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a


Title: Outlaw
Released: 26 August, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Outlaw (Radio Edit)
Outlaw (Black Olive's Extended Mix)
Outlaw (Phunk Phorce Mix)
Outlaw (The Space Brothers Remix)
Outlaw (Billy's Gonzo Dogg Mix)
3:52
8:50
7:56
7:27
10:07


Title: Outlaw (12", Promo, US Edition)
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track C1.
Track C2.
Track D1.
Track D2.
Outlaw (The Space Brothers Remix)
Outlaw (Phunk Phorce Mix)
Outlaw (Matthew's Solar Power Dub)
Outlaw (Billy's Gonzo Dogg Mix)
Outlaw (Black Olive's Extended Mix)
Outlaw (Roni Size Remix)
Outlaw (Black Olive's Secret Dub)
7:26
7:54
6:56
10:08
8:51
9:10
6:27


Title: Outlaw (Promo, US Edition)
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Outlaw (Radio Edit)
Outlaw (Space Brothers Remix Edit)
Outlaw (Album Version)
Outlaw (Suggested Callout Hook #1)
Outlaw (Suggested Callout Hook #2)
3:50
3:31
5:09
1:12
2:11


Title: I'm Not In Love (12", Promo, UK Edition)
Released: 2000
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
I'm Not In Love (Aurora Club Mix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Skribble & Anthony Acid Trance Club Mix)
8:59
11:50



Title: I'm Not In Love (12", Promo, UK Edition)
Released: 2000
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
I'm Not In Love (DJ Dan Remix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Dan Space Dub Mix)
6:30
7:00



Title: I'm Not In Love (12", Promo, US Edition)
Released: 2000
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
I'm Not In Love (DJ Dan Space Dub Mix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Dan Remix)
7:00
6:30



Title: I'm Not In Love (12", Promo, US Edition)
Released: 2000
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
I'm Not In Love (DJ Skribble & Anthony Acid Trance Club Mix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Skribble & Anthony Acid Dub Mix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Skribble & Anthony Acid Radio Mix)
11:50
6:45
4:25



Title: I'm Not In Love (12", US Edition)
Released: 2000
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
I'm Not In Love (DJ Skribble & Anthony Acid Trance Club Mix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Skribble & Anthony Acid Dub Mix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Dan Remix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Dan Space Dub Mix)
11:50
6:41
6:30
7:00


Title: I'm Not In Love (US Edition)
Released: 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
I'm Not In Love (DJ Skribble & Anthony Acid Trance Club Mix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Dan Remix)
I'm Not In Love (DJ Skribble & Anthony Acid Dub Mix)
I'm Not In Love (Olive Radio Edit)
I'm Not In Love (Lenny B. Radio Mix)
11:50
6:30
6:41
4:09
3:42


Title: You're Not Alone (12", UK Edition)
Released: May 26, 2003
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold & Osbourne Remix
You're Not Alone (Rollo & Sister Bliss Remix)
10:08
8:29


The Albums

Title: Extra Virgin
Released: 27 May, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Miracle
This Time
Safer Hands
Killing
You're Not Alone
Falling
Outlaw
Blood Red Tears
Curious
You Are Nothing
Muted
I Don't Think So
7:32
4:43
5:02
4:10
4:32
4:53
5:08
4:41
5:00
4:19
3:37
3:52

Title: Extra Virgin (Limited Edition including Bonus-cd)
Released: 7 October, 1997
Tracklisting:
 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.

 
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.

CD 1
Miracle
This Time
Safer Hands
Killing
You're Not Alone
Falling
Outlaw
Blood Red Tears
Curious
You Are Nothing
Muted
I Don't Think So

CD 2
Miracle (Monkey Mafia Remix)
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold And Osborne Remix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Roberts Cloud 10 Remix)
You're Not Alone (Ganja Kru Remix)
Outlaw (Roni Size Remix)

 
7:32
4:43
5:02
4:10
4:32
4:53
5:08
4:41
5:00
4:19
3:37
3:52

 
7:23
10:11
7:32
5:46
9:12

Other: There's a hidden track starting at 9:25 of the last track, it's some version of You're Not Alone and is 4:18 long.

Title: Singles (Exclusive Limited Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
You're Not Alone (Oakenfold & Osborne Mix)
Miracle (Monkey Maffia Remix)
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's Extended Mix)
Outlaw (Roni Size Remix)
You're Not Alone (Roni Size Remix)
You're Not Alone (Matthew Roberts' Cloud 10 Remix)
You're Not Alone (Ganja Kru Remix)
You're Not Alone (Radio Edit)
You're Not Alone (Nightmares On Wax Remix)
You're Not Alone (Black Olive's End Of Time Mix)
10:10
7:21
6:19
9:12
5:57
7:32
5:47
4:15
6:37
6:38

Title: Trickle
Released: May 30, 2000
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
Love Affair
Trickle
I'm Not In Love
Smile
All You Ever Needed
Indulge Me
Speak To Me
Liberty
Push
Trust You
Creature Of Comfort
Beyond the Fray
Take My Hand
3:58
4:56
4:40
4:22
4:25
4:10
4:06
4:16
4:45
3:49
4:20
4:08

I n f o r m a t i o n
Copyright © Niklas Adolfsson 1997-2014
Biography based on an article in DMA (Dance Music Authority) #9-97 by
Dave "The Wave" Dresden.

Thanks to Nick Gryzin for discography information.
Thanks to Marco Lichtenberg for the "Extra Virgin" cover
Thanks to Andy Davydov for some information.
Thanks to Rogier Verkroost for some information.

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