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Dead Or Alive – Misty Circles (UK 7″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 12th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

A. Front

“Misty Circles” is a song written and recorded by English 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 debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom.

The single became the group’s first entry on the UK Singles Chart in June 1983, as well as their lowest peaking single, charting to #100. Also gaining play in U.S. clubs, it reached #4 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1983.

The “Instrumental Version” was only issued on the UK 7″ single and has never appeared on CD.

OTHER SIDE:
Misty Circles (7″ Version) 3:48

THIS SIDE:
Misty Circles (Instrumental) 3:42

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

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

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– A 3399
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 22 Apr 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Art Direction – Roslav Szaybo
Artwork – Torchlight, London*
Producer, Mixed By – Dead Or Alive, Zeus B. Held
Recorded By – Dave Allen*
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
Thanks to Tim Palmer

Find the 7″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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27 Responses to “Dead Or Alive – Misty Circles (UK 7″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    OMG amazing. Your blog is becoming a shrine to DOA songs unreleased on CD and that is a VERY good thing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Neil 🙂

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  2. Jonathan Says:

    Got my attention with this one. Very cool post. Thank you Paul! Hope your doing well.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’m doing great Johnathan. Enjoy!

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  3. David Says:

    I hope this signals a return to more of the Dead Or Alive releases still missing from your blog; would love to see “Lover Come Back To Me” with the “Bonus 7″ Mix” (UK TA6086 or US 49-05278-1) as that 7″ mix has not yet been released on CD. Another missing item is the UK 12″ Remix of My Heart Goes Bang (QTA 6571), the “American Wipe Out Mix” is almost a minute longer on that 12″ than any other release with the same title.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I do have both David. However i’ve got some other commitments to fulfill before I can get to them 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    Can’t wait!

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    David Reply:

    Thanks! I’ll be looking forward to them, as well as your other plans! 🙂

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    woz Reply:

    I love having things to look forward to!

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  4. Fred Says:

    Thanks a lot !!!!!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Fred 🙂

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  5. Jeff Says:

    Like what NKelly said up above, Paul, your site is like a shrine to Dead Or Alive. We can always count on you for gorgeous sounding rips of the bands discography. I love your dedication to Pete Burns and Company and to so many AWESOME 80’s and 90’s entities. I love the crusade you do in keeping our favorite bands and music alive for future generations. You’re just the ultimate DjPaulT.

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I have so much more DOA to come 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    That’s awesome news. Got a small DOA request worthy of a post…

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  6. NKelly Says:

    Yes as was saying above i’ve just noticed on my hard drive Paul that i have this… Dead Or Alive – Nude Remade Remodelled (Bonus Tks) 1989 NRR_burningthegrounddjpault.wordpress.com… Back in the days when this was posted i only ever took things from you at 320 and not FLAC which is very unfortunate (i didn’t really know any better). My question is will you ever re-up that post or re-rip using your superier equipment. Thanks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Probably won’t be posting that Neil as it is a CD. It’s a pretty rare one from Japan but you can find it on Ebay 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    Lol i presumed it was vinyl! No problem.

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  7. john Says:

    thank you, you are very Dead Or Alive´s fan right?…and Howard Jones…well the thing is great music , and by the way you didn´t post Howard Jones The prisoner 12″…hope you post it, thanks again paul

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  8. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. DOA are cool!

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  9. Will McCammon Says:

    Always happy to see DoA tracks. One of my favorite dance acts of the time.

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  10. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I really loved this version of the song. Interesting, when I first got the US 12-inch of “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” back when it first came out, I tried so hard to get into its flip-side. For the life of me, I really didn’t like the track at all. Pete’s voice is a powerful entity to itself, but I thought the vocals were just too harsh sounding. Because they were soon becoming one of my favorite bands, I got a little depressed because I wasn’t responding the way I wanted to over “Misty Circles.” I actually love the “Sophisticated Boom Boom” album so much. In fact, it is my favorite LP of the band’s. Well, my perseverance must have paid off, because, I really (eventually) got to like this song, a lot!! Oh, and that instrumental was amazing. I love it when a band does interesting things for their instrumentals and this one was fantastic! Zeus B. Held’s production is wonderful and this makes this mix particularly compelling. I love that slap-bass, just a few vocals and that edited cold ending. Thank you Paul for offering this to us. Every thing you do is such a gift. And, I love how Pete looked so young here. I miss his early good looks. I’m all for an artist re-inventing him or herself, but Pete went extreme with things. As long as he’s happy though, that’s what counts, but I love the old Pete from the 1980’s. I so wish he’d return to making records with Mr. Held. I just love that sound.

    Thank you TONS Paul!!

    Jeff

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  11. Junior Says:

    Thanks Paul 🙂

    I love alot of the Dead Or Alive singles

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  12. Jonathan Says:

    Great post, Paul. I still remember buying the 12″ of this when it came out!

    You say the Instrumental was released only on the 7″ flip, but the UK cassette of Sophisticated Boom Boom included it as a bonus track along with two other instrumentals: Keep That Body Strong (That’s The Way) and Anything (Dub). As far as I’m aware Anything (Dub) has also yet to appear on CD… or Burning The Ground!

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  13. Dave Says:

    Thanks for this upload. Always loved the instrumental version and now to hear it in this quality is just great. One of DOA’s best tracks. Thank you!

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  14. woz Says:

    Oh I just love DOA, and I love coming here and seeing you post these treasures – thank you 🙂

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  15. Jermajesty Says:

    Thanks Paul. Missed this one go by. 🙂

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  16. Tony Says:

    Any chance on uploading :
    I’d Do Anything (Dub)
    That’s The Way (12”)

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