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

Posted by DjPaulT on August 8th, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake.

Dead or Alive’s vocalist Pete Burns states in his autobiography that he composed “You Spin Me Round” by using two existing songs as inspiration for creating something new:

How did I write “Spin Me”? I listened to Luther Vandross’s ‘I Wanted Your Love’. It’s not the same chord structure, but then that’s the way I make music – I hear something and I sing another tune over it. I didn’t sit and study the Luther Vandross album – I heard the song and it locked. I’m trying to structure the music and I know what I want. It’s like do this, do this, do this – and suddenly it hits. I don’t want to do Luther Vandross’s song, but I can still sing the same pattern over it. And there was another record, by Little Nell, called “See You ‘Round Like A Record”. So I had those two, Van Dross and Little Nell and – bingo! – done deal.

— Pete Burns, Freak Unique (2007)

According to Burns, the record company was unenthusiastic about “You Spin Me Round”, to such an extent that Burns had to take out a £2,500 loan to record it, then once it had been recorded “the record company said it was awful. It was unanimous – it was awful, it was rubbish.” Burns states that the band had to fund production of the song’s video themselves.

The strings were based on Richard Wagner’s classical piece “Ride of the Valkyries”.

Interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion: The Hit Factory, in April 2015, Burns said that the confrontational attitude of the producers was met with an equally confrontational attitude from the band and that this led to “quite a bad vibe” for the entirety of the studio time, describing the experience as “a time of intense friction”.

This is the second Japan 12″ release featuring the “Performance Mix” released July 21, 1985.

SIDE A:
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Performance Mix) 7:27
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman

SIDE B:
Mighty Mix (Part 2) (Wish You Were Here / What I Want / Do It / Misty Circles) 7:47
Engineer – Tim Palmer
Producer – Zeus B. Held

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-635
Format:Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country:Japan
Released:21 Jul 1985
Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork – Satori (14)
Photography By – Peter Brown (23)
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

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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27 Responses to “Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Performance Mix) (Japan 12″)”

  1. Conner Says:

    This is awesome and I love the background. Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    You’re a man of your word Paul! Thank you for following “The Murder Mix” with “The Performance Mix.” I do like them both, however, that beginning crash in “The Murder Mix” is AWESOME!! It gets me every time. Razormaid! did a nice mix of “You Spin Me Round” but they left off that great crash, which I understand because Razormaid!’s mix was made for the DJ in mind and not the general consumer. But, that opening sound is something I really adore. Sanny X of DMC did a nice bang-up job on a Dead Or Alive megamix with wild edits and that crash intact!!

    Thanks Paul for your continued devotion to Pete and Company. And, of course, to us your dedicated fan base. You ROCK!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff I also like the Razormaid mix as well as the Razormaid “Youthquake Medley” 🙂

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    Jeff Reply:

    You have excellent taste Paul!!!

    Jeff

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  3. JamieH Says:

    No such thing as too much DOA. Thanks, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome JamieH 🙂

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  4. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. This is my favorite mix.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  5. Christian Says:

    “The Mighty Mix (Part 2)” is the same as “The Mighty Mix (Part 1)” from the “Mighty Mix” UK promo 12″.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes it is Christian it’s labeled incorrectly on the record.

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  6. BE.D12'' Says:

    Many thanks Paul!

    So is this the remix (known with a different name,”Performance mix),
    made also by Phil Harding?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    The “Murder Mix” was done by Phil Harding.

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  7. Jermajesty Says:

    Worth downloading for the cover art alone.

    What a great extended DoA weekend!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jermajesty 🙂

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  8. The Doctor Says:

    Wow — and here I was sure this version only existed on the cassette version of the “Youthquake” album, since I’d never seen it on any US release…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah I don’t think this mix was issued in the U.S.

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    David Reply:

    It’s on the US cassette release of “Youthquake”, as well as the Extended Mix of Lover Come Back. The only place to get either of those mixes in the USA. https://www.discogs.com/Dead-Or-Alive-Youthquake/release/387973

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  9. Sasha Says:

    Thanks you Paul for your great work and the pleasure you give us!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sasha 🙂

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  10. Joey Says:

    Oh Yeah!!! This is great. This mix has been the more difficult to find mix. Sure to beat my old copy.

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  11. JC Says:

    Hi Paul thanks for this i have it on vinyl but no way of playing it, you know you should do a request section then get ppl to crowdfund to buy the record and you then convert it etc

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  12. d-Wizz Says:

    The Australian 12″ of this song has the Murder Mix on Side A and the Performance Mix on Side B… I had no idea that B-side mix was so rare.

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  13. Jeff Says:

    It’s interesting, but I know I have “The Performance Mix” on CD somewhere. It was mislabeled as “The Murder Mix” but it is indeed “The Performance Mix.” I wish I knew the name of the compilation. Oh well. I should take a look for it. Thank you Paul for providing us with these mixes. Not just DoA’s stuff, but everything on your site. I so want you to somehow be credited to this labor of love you do throughout the years. You should be immortalized by the musical community. Please know, that you are very much so immortalized in my heart. You are a very precious human and friend.

    Sincerely,

    Jeff

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    JPD Reply:

    Jeff it’s in the double cd set of Evolution.

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    Jeff Reply:

    Yes, that’s it. Thank you JPD. I thought it was on the “Evolution” compilation, but really couldn’t be sure. You made my day. Because, I hate when I get something in my head and then can’t figure it all out. You really came through!!

    Enjoy your day!!

    Jeff

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  14. John Says:

    R.I.P Pete Burns

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