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Dead Or Alive – Misty Circles (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 5th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE BURNS!

“Misty Circles” 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 first single from Dead or Alive’s first album Sophisticated Boom Boom.

“Misty Circles” was the first song to be released by Dead or Alive after being signed to a major label, Epic Records. The band’s prior single releases were issued independently. This song was not very successful, but it managed to peak at number 100 on the UK Singles Chart. In 1984, the song was placed on the B-side of “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)”. As both sides earned significant play in American nightclubs, they charted together as a double-sided hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at number four. The band performed it before a live audience on Razzmatazz, which features Pete Burns wearing a wardrobe similar to Boy George’s, and thus created some temporary friction between the two singers in later years.

OTHER SIDE:
Misty Circles (Dance Mix) 9:14

THIS SIDE:
Misty Circles (Dub Mix) 6:13
Selfish Side 2:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1983 Misty Circles U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– TA 3399
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 22 Apr 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Art Direction – Roslav Szaybo
Artwork By – Torchlight, London
Other [Thanks To] – Tim Palmer
Producer, Mixed By – Dead Or AliveZeus B. Held
Recorded By – Dave Allen* (tracks: A, B1)
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
“MISTY CIRCLES” from the album:
“SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM”

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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

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32 Responses to “Dead Or Alive – Misty Circles (UK 12″)”

  1. NeilKelly Says:

    Wow fantastic. Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Neil 🙂

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  2. Jermajesty Says:

    Brilliant!!! I have this 12″, and a few other of the early releases.

    So good to hear their beginnings, and what they sounded like as a real band before SAW got on board. (I don’t know who approached who actually, as SAW weren’t that famous at that point???)

    Do you have any of the Nightmares in Wax stuff?

    Hehe… BTW I’ve only just made the connection – is this why there’s Mission 12″s on Burning The Ground? I always forget Wayne Hussey was once in DoA. 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Jermajesty. I love the early stuff too. Nightmares In Wax only released one 12″ EP which I have posted before but plan to re-rip at some point. Today is Pete Burns birthday 🙂

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    ric Reply:

    Jermajesty, it was DOA who approached SAW, SAW had their first Top 20 hit with Divine’s You Think You’re A Man by then, and Pete loved the sound they created for Divine, and wanted SAW to create the same sound for them.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I think you are correct Ric. Love Divine by the wat 🙂

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  3. JamieH Says:

    Yay, I’ll complete that set of DOA 12″ mixes yet! Thanks, Paul! (And happy birthday, Pete.)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome JamieH 🙂

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  4. Jermajesty Says:

    Ah, I thought there was more than one , but I just saw it’s a re-release. 😀

    Happy Birthday Mr Burns!

    Watch Pete’s face throughout this tedious Japanese interview, he’s obviously in a foul mood as it is. 😀
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MvbNCjr9SU

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Too funny! That’s classic Pete. They were huge in Japan 🙂

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  5. omar Says:

    Wow. Loved the long mix . Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  6. David Says:

    You can hear about how Pete & DOA got involved with S/A/W in this interview- and hear how DOA’s nig hit, You Spin Me Round, sounded before it got the SAW treatment. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dgrS4hfEAg

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    JonEthin Reply:

    Dooooooood! I think I have been looking for the answeres that are in that video for YEARS…. I knew when I heard the tune way back when that it was a new sound… I am so glad that they did not stop at the demo version. I would have loved to stay in the studio and listened to Mr. Pete Waterman finish the mix…. If anything made my Monday better, it was this post.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks David I just watched this video the other day. Truly fascinating stuff 🙂

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Ah yes, had seen this clip a while ago but had forgot about it. 😀

    So who were the underground hi-NRG producers that Pete Burns would have heard, before Pete Waterman commercialised it?

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    David Reply:

    It was early Divine singles that inspired the sound Pete wanted to recreate for “Spin Me”. SAW had just done You Think You’re A Man and since that wasn’t the massive hit it should have been, they were cheap. Divine’s original producer, Bobby O (Orlando) was orginally approched but proved to be too expensive.

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  7. David Says:

    OF course that should have read “BIG” hit… having typing troubles today!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Gotcha David totally understand 🙂

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  8. JonEthin Says:

    Thank you Paul!!!! Very nice… AS you know DOA was my all time fav 80’s band. This is awesome…

    PS: more DOA…..please. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome JonEthin. I do have plenty more DOA to come in future posts 🙂

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  9. Reid Van Ness Says:

    YES! i have been looking for this on digital! i have all these on vinyl from the 80’s -love it!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy! Reid Van Ness

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  10. Venus De Milo Says:

    Thank you so much for this upload!

    For (serious) DOA listeners, go and get DOORS OF PERCEPTION CD. Even if it’s a bootleg, it’s a treasure on CD to hear early DOA tracks.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Venus De Milo 🙂

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  11. NeilKelly Says:

    Hi. I’ve been hoping for some time to do a few compilations of all your DOA stuff but the first two or three are on an old drive and have not been downloadable in MP£ or FLAC for well over a year from your site. Any chance of re-doing them in 24-bit FLAC or even a simple Re-up? Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Neil I am planning to re-rip those with my upgraded equipment like I did all of the others. I just have not gotten round to doing them yet but I will 🙂

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    NeilKelly Reply:

    Awesome news Paul. Thanks so much for response.

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  12. Wolfie Says:

    One of the best DOA 12″ singles. Awesome artwork too. Thanks Paul. You’ve made Wolfie howl like a beast once again

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Good to see ya Wolfie it’s been a while 🙂

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  13. Wolfie Says:

    Thanks Paul – apologies for the lack of comments from me – just been a bit manic here at the mo. Keep up the great work and hope you’re well x

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  14. Andrew Says:

    A belated ‘TA !’ 2 mr Wolf for the headzup on this post. The email reminders just seemed to have stopped. I will re-do, Plus as for ‘Outfit Issues’ – I saw that Video + It’s deffo Mudd Club/Hayzee Fantazee if anything. Mr O’Dowd wasn’t the only White Boi Club Glamazon trying to be a Black Girl in the Hair Dept. (The 80’s 4FS ! LOL) Xx * great track x

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