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Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) (Japan 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 5th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A, Front

Happy Birthday Pete Burns

“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake. The song was the first UK number-one hit by the Stock Aitken Waterman production trio. Released in November 1984, the record reached number one in March 1985, taking 17 weeks to get there. On the US Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at no. 11 on 17 August of that year.

In Japan two seperate 12″ singles were released one included the “Murder Mix” and the other the “Performance Mix” both with alternate cover art. “Performance Mix” coming next week.

SIDE A:
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) 8:02
Directed By – Mike Stock And Matt Aitken*
Producer – Pete Waterman
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

SIDE B:
Misty Circles (Extended Version) 9:10
Mixed By – Zeus B. Held
Recorded By – David Allen*
Written-By – Percy*, Burns*, Hussey*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
OBI: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #11
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4
1985 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) U.S. Billboard Hot DanceMuisic Maxi-Singles Sales #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label:Epic/Sony ‎– 12・3P-625
Format:Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country:Japan
Released:21 Jun 1985
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design, Artwork – Satori (14)
Liner Notes – Masaharu Yoshioka
Photography By – Peter Brown (23)
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman

NOTES:
Also available the LP “YOUTHQUAKE”

Find the 12″ 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 Removal: 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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28 Responses to “Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix) (Japan 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    It’s always an “event” for me Paul when you post something by Dead Or Alive. Thank you for furthering their fantastic discography on your site! And this is the version I love. Even remixes can’t surpass the original twelve inch!! They can’t seem to improve on the energy level here. Ooh, this is wonderful of you. And that beautiful, handsome face of Pete, is just breath taking. Nobody, even pirates, can wear an eye patch quite like Mr. Burns can. Great way to celebrate an unforgettable icon Paul!

    Have a terrific weekend!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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  2. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    I remember this! Has it had any updated remixes over the years?

    [*laughs like a donkey & hides*]

    😀

    (Love your blog, Sir!)

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  3. Omar Says:

    Thankyou Paul. I preferred the Performance Mix. Sony needs to overhaul the entire DOA catalogue and reissue everything with all the remixes once and for all.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. I think Pete may have sold the rights to DOA’s catalog so not sure who owns it now.

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  4. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Brilliant! Yes this is where it all began with Stock Aitken Waterman, though might be wrong but think they did do some earlier stuff on Proto records. Know Searchin’ by Hazell Dean was originally on Proto, but was this before Dead or Alive. Perhaps you might know Paul and can clarify for us…
    So love the Murder Mix version of this song. Also have the Performance Mix and a 10 minute Megamix version of You Spin me Round, but personally think the Murder Remix is probably the best.
    Cheers for this anyway Paul. It always brings back such brilliant memories of my Saturday nights in the Heaven nightclub at Charing Cross in London. All those bodies, all that music, all that sweat with Ian Levine deejaying as well, who could have asked for more.
    Oh Paul, maybe (yes matey just maybe) a little season of HiNRG music on Ian Levine’s Record Shack records could possibly be on the cards sometime in the future for your followers to download. Know that would be absolutely awesome. Sure many guys out there are unfamiliar with high energy music. Anyway just a thought…
    Paul once again, thanks matey and have a brilliant weekend. As usual big hugs from across the water my friend. x

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    Richard the Big Bunny Reply:

    Stock-Aitken-Waterman did Divine’s very-DOA-sounding “You Think You’re A Man” and “I’m So Beautiful” before “You Spin Me Round”. I love those records!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Actually I remember reading that DOA told SAW that they wanted their record to sound like Divinr so yeah Divine was before Dead Or Alive.

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    CakeSaint Reply:

    I believe it was Hazell Dean’s “Wherever I Go (Whatever I Do)” that Pete liked and wanted to sound like. You can see it in the BBC documentary on YouTube — the video is called “The Hit Factory The Stock Aitken Waterman Story.” The part about Hazell starts at 7:15 and Pete comes in around 7:52 talking about how he wanted his song to sound like hers.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think Searchin’ was released in 1984 I have it on TSR Records. Will try to do a bit of Hi-NRG. Have a great weekend.

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    Roy Mahoney Reply:

    Fantastic Paul. Have quite a large catalogue of HiNRG music myself, but think people would love to hear the likes of Divine, Miquel Brown, Eastbound Expressway and Seventh Avenue as well as my all-time favourite Hazell Dean. Have seen her live a few times and she didn’t live a million miles away from me when I was in Kent. A real lovely talented lady with a marvellous voice and very underrated in my eyes. Thanks again Paul and you have a great weekend as well

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  5. AnthonyC Says:

    Such an epic tune!!

    The George Michael version is awesome!

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    Song and Dance Reply:

    I had never heard of that remake between Georgy Porgy and Pepsi (from Pepsi & Shirlie).
    Not bad!

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    AnthonyC Reply:

    It’s a great track!

    I have it on two 12 inch promos and a CD single. Under the name Infamy.

    Worth seeking out!

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  6. Daniel Says:

    Thank you Paul. A Beautiful way to celebrate Pete’s birthday. As far as I know the extended version of Misty Circles was never issued on CD. Finally available in pristine quality thanks to you. Have a great weekend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Daniel Happy weekend 🙂

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    rough-diamond Reply:

    of course it is… since 2007!

    https://www.discogs.com/fr/Dead-Or-Alive-Sophisticated-Boom-Boom/release/1083232

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    Daniel Reply:

    Thank you Rough-Diamond. The so called Extended Version is in fact the same mix as the Dance Mix on CD.

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  7. Locutus Says:

    Is it safe to say after all these years that it’s nearly impossible to be a vinyl collector & not love this song?
    Thanks for posting!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I would agree Locutus.

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  8. NKelly Says:

    More DOA? Oh joy… many thanks, Paul.

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    NKelly Reply:

    Wow 26 DOA posts and never before YSMR? Really? I can’t recall noticing. Any reason for this, Paul?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Guess I have just been so bust posting other things that I just had not gotten to it. I have so much that I want to post but seems like I never have enough time. This certainly a record that no 80s blog should be without 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    Cool thought i’d missed something!

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  9. Greg Says:

    That’s Interesting. I Have the NZ 12″ of this and it has the Murder mix on one side and the Performance mix on the other.

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  10. freakq Says:

    Happy Birthday Pete Burns!

    And thanks DJPaul for the upload
    Can’t wait for the 26th reissue of YSMR lol
    I love the song but it’t so overdone

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  11. Conner Says:

    So very cool. Thank you!

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  12. John Says:

    R.I.P Pete Burns

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