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Dead Or Alive – Rip It Up (Flip Out Mix) (Japan 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 26th, 2012


Re-Rip Remastered

Originally I posted this one back in June of 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer equipment. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

Here is the MEGA RARE 1987 Japanese PROMO-ONLY 12″ “Rip It Up (Flip Out Mix)” from Dead Or Alive. This is one of the most sought after Dead Or Alive promos… very few in existence and very rare. This 12″ was used to promote the album “Rip It Up” and has never appeared on any other Dead Or Alive release. There were only about 100 copies of this 12″ made making it one of the rarest Japanese Dead Or Alive items.

Japanese PROMOS are by far the rarest of all promotional format. When finished with the vinyl, radio stations would either smash or throw away the promos to prevent resale. Japan stopped pressing vinyl mainstream in the mid 1990’s and switched to the CD format for most releases. The very existence of a Japanese PROMO is itself rare, much less a promo from Dead Or Alive!

Rip It Up (Flip Out Mix)  8:10
A.1 Brand New Lover
A. 2 Something In My House
A. 3 I’ll Save You All My Kisses

Rip It Up (Flip Out Mix Edit Version) 5:14
B. 1 Brand New Lover
B. 2 Something In My House
B. 3 I’ll Save You All My Kisses

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Epic QY.3P-90105
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 45 RPM
Country: Japan
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Synth-pop
Credits: Engineer – Yo-Yo
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Remix – Dead Or Alive
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

Japanese 12″ promo produced For PWL. Around 100 pressed and issued to top Japanese radio stations.
Unique tracks and artwork found on no other Dead Or Alive release.
‘Not For sale Epic Sony Inc’.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

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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15 Responses to “Dead Or Alive – Rip It Up (Flip Out Mix) (Japan 12″ Promo)”

  1. Drake Says:

    Very Rare , thanks!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake 🙂


  2. Gilbert Says:

    Thanks for this rare gem. I have the DOA – Rip It Up Japan CD and it’s similar to the cover sleeve for this single except of course for the different color background.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert. Is your Japan LP green colored?


  3. Jermajesty Says:

    I daren’t ask how much you must’ve paid for this rarity DJPaulT!!


    Thanks v much for sharing. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think it was close $375.00 US. I had to have it lol. It was a very compulsive buy 🙂


  4. ric Says:

    “When finished with the vinyl, radio stations would either smash or throw away the promos to prevent resale.”

    Don’t they keep it in the radio station libraries?!?! This is sacrilegious!

    I’m glad you don’t do that to you vinyls, Paul!
    Imagine what we BTGers would have missed!!!

    Thanks and TGIF!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    OMG I would never dream of doing that lol. I guess they didn’t think of the collectible value back then.


  5. Gilbert Says:

    Yes, the cd sleeve has a green background.


  6. pete Says:

    OMG !!!!!!!! Once again, words and a simple THANKYOU can not convey the thanks and appreciation, even in my hedonistic record fair collecting days I missed this, love your site and what your doing, almost documenting the rare things that time will forget….. We salute you… 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    aww thank you Pete you are very kind 🙂


  7. Dave Says:

    I never paid much attention to Dead Or Alive until you started this series of postings. After listening to them, all I can say is Wow!!! They put out some incredible music. I had no idea what I was missing all these years. Thanks for introducing me to this great band.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad to get you hooked dave. i’ll be posting more of Dead Or Alive’s catalog in the future.


  8. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul! Thought I had most of the remixes, then you posted this gem! Have be a fan of Dead or Alive from the beginning. Thanks again BIG time! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


  9. Valentin Says:

    Many thanks for sharing! ^_^


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