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Dead Or Alive – What I Want (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 21st, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

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“What I Want” is a song written and recorded by English New Wave/Dance band Dead or Alive. It was co-produced by the band and Zeus B. Held and released as the second single from Dead or Alive’s debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom.

The song was not a success when released, peaking at number eighty-eight in the UK Singles Chart. After Dead or Alive’s UK top-forty success of “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, “What I Want” was remixed and re-issued in 1984. It did not fare much better during its second chart run, placing only one position higher, at number eighty-seven.

Special note about this single: This is the 1984 second UK 12″ featuring the remixed version. This mix is also titled “Dance Mix” however this is not the same mix that appears on the remastered version of “Sophisticated Boom Boom”. To my knowledge this version has not appeared on CD.

 

The B-Side:

“The Stranger” was originally released in 1982 as an independant single on Black Eyes Records. After it’s realease Dead Or Alive was signed to Epic Records. “The Stranger” does not appear on any Dead Or Alive album.

SIDE A:
What I Want (Dance Mix) 5:52
Engineer – Tim Palmer
Producer – Zeus B. Held

SUDE B:
The Stranger 4:52
Producer – Dead Or Alive

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – TA 4510
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
Re-release & remix of single from the previous year

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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28 Responses to “Dead Or Alive – What I Want (UK 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    “It did not do much better during its second chart run, placing only one position higher, at number eighty-seven.”

    Obviously, because it’s a bad song. I always found the group and especially the lead singer Pete Burns a bit creepy. Brrr, I think I’ll skip this one 🙂 But enough happy DOA fans out there, thrilled to have a quality rip of a rare remix.

    Looking forward to your next post, Paul. You have a great blog, but I don’t say anything new here…

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    Marty Reply:

    It’s “bad” simply because *you* don’t like it??? Lame.

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  2. Marty Says:

    Paul!!! Thanks so, so much!!! This immaculate rip is a dream come true. =)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Marty! Dead Or Alive is one of my all-time favorite bands.

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  3. Darren Says:

    Amazing track from an amazing band! I’ve always loved this track even though it rips off New Order’s Blue Monday and wasn’t a commercial success here in the UK. Thanks for posting it. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Darren 🙂

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    Jonathan Bremmer Reply:

    In what way does it rip that?

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    Darren Reply:

    It’s not a criticism as I love Blue Monday, it’s just that I find the vocal ahhhhhhs and the bass riff to be very similar.

    DJ Paul – Is there any chance off posting the original 12″ mix please? I have the vinyl in the attic somewhere but have no means to rip it? Thanks again.

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    Christian Reply:

    Never thought of that, but I can hear it now.

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  4. Jonathan Bremmer Says:

    WOW Thank you Paul. Very nice… Someone must have rec’d my email… haha… AWESOME!!!
    DOA has been and is still a pinnacle sound of the 80’s. Although there was not too much success with these early releases, REAL-DEAL fans know whats up. Expermintation with their sound is what made them a better “chart-topping” band (and a little help from pwl stock aitken waterman). As far as the creepiness, Pete was a showman, and an entertainer. No crepier that the Boy they call George. Pete just pulled off the look better and it was an image of sorts for the band – Which related to their success. (He just should have never visited the Plactic Surgery Doctor). I accept the creeepiness, the music was and still is DOPE! A loyal DOA fan to the end!
    ROCKIT, ROCKIT……MORE DOA PLEASE!

    THIS SITE IS AWESOME!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    From one DOA fan to another. Very well said Jonathan!

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  5. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post!
    this version is very rare!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake 🙂

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  6. Christian Says:

    I’m very excited to hear this! I’ve also never seen this picture sleeve.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Christian hope you like it 🙂

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  7. VanceMan Says:

    Say, is the original extended mix the same as what’s on DOA’s “Evolution”? I only have the digital version and there are no track notes.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not sure Vanceman I know it appears on the remastered UK edition of “Sophisticated Boom Boom”.

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  8. feanor Says:

    sweet, thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Feanor 🙂

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  9. ric Says:

    I love Dead Or Alive, but I think they have evolved in their songwriting department with You Spin Me Round…prior to that their singles come across more as club jams rather than classic songs with strong melodies. I don’t know if it’s a natural progression, or has something to do with working with SAW, or maybe both?
    Nonetheless, this is a rare addition for any DOA completist! Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric 🙂

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  10. Omar Says:

    Paul I love DOA . They defined what the 12 ” single was for the 80s.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Totally agree Omar!

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  11. Jermajesty Says:

    Pete Burns looks sooo great on that cover!

    Don’t know this song, look forward to hearing it.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jermajesty it’s a great song and I love the cover as well.

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  12. Max Says:

    Fantastic post! One of you BEST EVER!

    Thank you! I’m i BIG DEAD OR ALIVE fan and didn’t have this 🙂

    PS: You have the best quality posts (both rips and HQ scans)

    Thanks again for your great work x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Max I appreciate your comment 🙂

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  13. Johan Says:

    Thank you!

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