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Dead Or Alive – I’ll Save You All My Kisses (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 20th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

The picture sleeve for the fourth single from Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Kow, “I’ll Save You All My Kisses”, originally featured Pete Burns with a metal “Sex” belt buckle in front of his lips, but Epic Records covered up the word “Sex” with a sticker that said “Kiss” after retailers objected and refused to display the single. The music video was banned by MTV because of its overtly gay content, which depicted Burns in black tights and a leather jacket singing the song from a baseball diamond while a number of men, some of them shirtless, clung to a fence and ogled him. However, despite these setbacks, the band continued to have chart success in Australia, Europe and (particularly) Japan, where they had reached superstar status with nine #1 singles up to 1988. In the US the 12″ single peaked at #48 on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

In case you are wondering about the “The Sonia Mezumbda Memorial Mix” title who she was. From what I have read I believe her real name was Sonya Mazunda and she did backing vocals for Frankie Goes To Hollywood in 1982. It’s unclear why the mix was titled this or if she passed away. I assume Pete was friends with her. This is according to the bands The Right Stuff web site forum.

SIDE A:
I’ll Save You All My Kisses (The Sonia Mezumbda Memorial Mix) 5:18

SIDE B:
I’ll Save You All My Kisses (The Long Wet Sloppy Kiss Mix) 7:10
I Wanna Be A Toy 3:58

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 I’ll Save You All My Kisses U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales #48

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – 49-07482
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Stereo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design [Assisted By] – Andrew Biscomb
Design [Cover Design] – Peter Barrett (3)
Edited By – Mark McGuire (tracks: A, B1)
Photography – Paul Cox
Photography [Additional Floral Photography] – Simon Marsh
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Remix – Dead Or Alive (tracks: A, B1), Phil Harding (tracks: A, B1)
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
Tracks A & B1 Special Versions from the Epic LP: “Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know”
Track B2 Special Version from the Epic LP: “Youthquake”

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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31 Responses to “Dead Or Alive – I’ll Save You All My Kisses (US 12″)”

  1. deadoralive75 Says:

    once again: merci

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De rien 🙂

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  2. matt Says:

    thank you so much for this. i remember watching their Rip It Up concert (which was a glorious lip-sync fest) and during this number, Pete mooned the japanese audience for an extended period of time. with him, more was more.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Matt. That is a great concert I have it on the Evolution DVD and on VHS nearly wore that tape out lol. And thedancers were fun too. The music video is among my very favorites.

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  3. Johan Says:

    Love this track!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Me too Johan. Have a great weekend.

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  4. Gilbert Says:

    Wow, another DOA. I’m really gonna love my weekend!!! Thanks as always Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Have a great weekend Gilbert!

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  5. Victor Says:

    I love the 12″ cover and the music video is superb!!
    I have this 12″ too, thank you for the awesome digital transfer.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Victor 🙂

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  6. Jermajesty Says:

    Thanks for this.

    Curious that they put a track from the previous album on the b-side, no??

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Maybe since they were gaining popularity they decided to try and get some sales of their past catalog.

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  7. dave Says:

    I Wanna Be A Toy doesn’t sound any different from the album version, even though the sleeve states it’s a Special Version. Incidentally, I can remember buying the Aussie 12″, along with all the rest, at the time. And I do remember feeling a bit red when buying turn around and cound 2 ten because of the sleeve! I was a smalltown boy! ;D

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I thought the same thing Dave. Maybe they had planned to do a remix or it was just a mistake. I have three different “Turn Around And Count 2 Ten” 12″ singles all with different sleeves I wasn’t shy about buying mine either lol.

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  8. KDNA Says:

    i LOVE all this dead or alive you’ve been posting! don’t stop! xo

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    KDNA glad you are enjoying it 🙂

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  9. omar Says:

    Thanks a million Paul. I just wish Sony would reissue all of DOA’s albums in remastered form.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. I’m sticking with my vinyl. I don’t trust the so called remastered CD’s 🙂

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    Ray Reply:

    Hi DjPaulT

    I’m loving your vinyl rips. I’m curious about you saying that you don’t trust the remastered cd’s and I wondered about your reasons. I’m not being critical of you… when I first bought “Evolution” I thought the volume levels for the collection were so damn loud that it was almost distorting. Anyway I’d love to hear your take on remasters.
    BTW, I did leave a message at the SSQ post and thought you might have missed it.
    Also, thanks for your blog… it brightens my day getting your updates through my e-mail.
    Ray 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ray that’s what i mean about remasters. They crank the volume way up to make listener thunk it sounds better. A lot of times this causes clipping which in fact destroys the ausio. They also strip the low bass out of them leaving mostly treble, this is also a trick to fool the listener. Some of the remasters also use vinyl transfers for bonus tracks and they don’t even bother to remove the clicks. I could rant about this all day lol. In my opinion if vinyl is recorded digitized properly it can sound much better than vinyl. Just my opinion 🙂

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  10. ric Says:

    Looks like Paul can’t keep away from DOA eh?
    And we are not complaining!
    Thank you!
    Only #48? Now that’s a surprise to me.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. Looks like everyone is happy 🙂

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  11. Paul Says:

    Thanks for sharing, Paul! I’ve also got this one in my collection but your rips are tops! = ) If you want to do a whole week of DOA, I wouldn’t complain… Maybe Brand New Lover? Sex Drive by Pete Burns & Glam?

    Paul

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    I’d prefer some of the really early stuff that no one ever hears, Number Eleven, I’m Falling, It’s Been Hours Now… etc…

    I just realised – is the Wayne Hussey connection the reason why there’s Mission stuff on BTG DJPaulT? 🙂

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  12. Darren Says:

    Another fab tune that should have fared much better in the U.K. charts when it was released. Many thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Darren I agree with you.

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  13. jonethin Says:

    Thank you Paul, I guess no one is getting board of DOA…. You really can go wrong!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jonethin I guess you are right. I am happy to see there is still interest in DOA 🙂

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  14. Wolfie Says:

    Thanks for this great DOA 12”!!! I remember buying the two 12” singles and being sooooooooooooo excited lol Such a pity that Hooked on Love and I’ll Save You All My Kisses didn’t do well here in UK. I’m sure if they had then “Nude” would have had much more success than it did.

    Sonia Mezumda is a singer that Pete met in South America when he was there and dedicated the mix to her. This I was told when the International Chrysis Hotline was around – I remember asking them about the origins of the remix names. “Up Ducky Mix” was because of the horse used in the BNL video. “The Hole Mix” of Rebel Rebel was because of Courtney Love and her band Hole. Murder Mix because the song was “murder” to mix. Performance mix because it was the mix used on tours/singing live. Off Yer Mong Mix is a scouse saying for off your head. Mixes such a Big revolver mix and La Vie En Rose mix were given for the japanese market by record company.

    Keep em coming Paul – great stuff xxx

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    very interesting. Thank you Wolfie I appreciate the inside scoop on the mix names.

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  15. Jason63 Says:

    Thanks Paul. For some strange reason I didn’t pick this one up when it was released. I’ve got it now though.

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