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

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th September 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

Originally I posted this one back on July 26th, 2012. 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 2017 transfer. I have also included as a bonus the Hot Tracks remix of “Brand New Lover”.

Here is the MEGA RARE 1987 Japanese PROMO-ONLY 12″ “Rip It Up (Flip Out Mix)” from British band 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!

SIDE A:
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

SIDE B:
Rip It Up (Flip Out Mix Edit Version) 5:16
B.1 Brand New Lover
B.2 Something In My House
B.3 I’ll Save You All My Kisses

BONUS TRACK:
Brand New Lover (Brand New Edit) 6:30
Edited By – Jim “Hip Hop” Hopkins*
Hot Tracks Remix Service Series 5, Issue 11

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– QY・3P-90105
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Mixed, Promo
Country: Japan
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer – Yo-Yo
Producer – Stock, Aitken And Waterman*
Remix – Dead Or Alive
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
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.’

“Brand New Lover (Brand New Edit) taken from Hot Tracks Issue 5, Series 11.

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
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EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Dead Or Alive – My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (American ‘WIPE-OUT’ Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th November 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

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REQUEST

“My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor)” is a 1985 song by the British band Dead or Alive. It was the fourth and final single from the band’s second studio album Youthquake. It charted at #23 in the United Kingdom, #12 in Japan, and became a dance hit in the U.S.

The “American ‘WIPE-OUT’ Mix” is about 25 seconds longer than the version that appears on the Japanese 12″ that I posted in 2012 and does not appear on the newly released Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI because the label was not able to find the master recording. Also of note “Big Daddy Of The Rhythm (Live)” and “My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (Instrumental Version)” are new 2016 re-rip transfers.

SIDE A:
My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (American ‘WIPE-OUT’ Mix) 6:44

SIDE B:
Big Daddy Of The Rhythm (Live) 3:28
Mixed By – Stock, Aitken, Waterman*

My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) (Instrumental Version) 4:33

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me To The Doctor) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #15

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic – QTA6571
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Sep 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design, Artwork – Satori (14)
Photography By – Peter Brown (23)
Producer – Stock, Aitken & Waterman
Recorded By [Digitally], Mixed By – Phil Harding
Written-By – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
Digitally recorded and mixed for P.W.L.
A Peter Waterman Production.

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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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Dead Or Alive – It’s Been Hours Now (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 25th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

a-front

This record has my tears on it but I do believe that Pete would want us to celebrate his life and music. Rest in peace Pete.

“It’s Been Hours Now” is the first 12″ EP released by Dead Or Alive on Ian Broudies Black Eyes label in 1982. The tracks on this EP were recorded well before the band signed with a major label. According to front man Pete Burns they recorded the tracks to help finance the purchase of a sequencer so that he could turn his songs into disco records. In 1984 they would release their debut album “Sophisticated Boom Boom” on Epic Records.

SIDE A:
It’s Been Hours Now 4:17

SIDE B:
Whirlpool 4:20
Nowhere To Nowhere 2:39
It’s Been Hours Now *² 4:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Black Eyes Records ‎– BE
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Goth Rock, Indie Rock

CREDITS:
Artwork – Steve Hardstaff
Bass – Mike Percy
Drums – Joe Musker
Guitar – Wayne Hussey
Keyboards – Martin Healy
Mastered By – Porky (5)
Performer [Dead Or Alive Are:] – Joe Musker, Martin Healy, Mike Percy, Pete Burns, Wayne Hussey
Photography By [Photos] – Francesco Mellina
Vocals – Pete BurnsPete Burns
Written-By, Producer – Dead Or Alive

NOTES:
Thanks to John Brierly

Contact:
F. Mellina
11 Lancaster Avenue
Liverpool 11.
051.734.4581

Manufactured and Distributed
By Rough Trade,
137, Blenheim Crescent, London W11.
01.221.1100

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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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Pete Burns 1959-2016

Posted by DjPaulT on 24th October 2016

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It is with great sadness that I have learned that Pete Burns of (Dead Or Alive) passed away yesterday of a massive cardiac arrest at age 57. Pete and his music have been such a big part of my life and the culture of 80s music. He was a special star and a true visionary. He will be missed so very much. Rest in peace dear Pete.

`DjPaulT

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Dead Or Alive – I’d Do Anything (Megamix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th October 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

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REQUEST

“I’d Do Anything” 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 in January 1984 as the third single from Dead or Alive’s debut album Sophisticated Boom Boom.

The song was the third consecutive single by Dead or Alive to miss the UK Top 75, hitting number seventy-nine in the UK Singles Chart. The band’s fortunes would reverse with the release of their next single, a cover version of “That’s the Way (I Like It)”.

Of note “Anything Dub” will not appear on the forthcoming Dead Or Alive box set “Sophisticatred Boom Box”.

SIDE A:
I’d Do Anything (Megamix) 5:23

SIDE B:
Anything (Dub) 4:24
Give It To Me 3:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic ‎– TA 4069
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Artwork [Photography] – Jill Furmanovsky
Design – Martyn Atkins
Management – Francesco Mellina
Producer – John Porter (tracks: B2), Zeus B. Held (tracks: A, B1)
Written-By – Dead Or Alive (tracks: A, B1), Pursey* (tracks: B2), Burns* (tracks: B2), Hussey* (tracks: B2)

NOTES:
Taken from the forthcoming album.
Management 11 Lancaster Avenue, Liverpool 17.

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

Posted by DjPaulT on 8th August 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”

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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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