An exciting day for Dead or Alive fans as this remarkable new boxset is announced featuring the complete archive of the band’s career. The Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI boxset has been personally curated by Pete Burns and Steve Hoy and features a whopping 8 studio albums which boast brand new artwork, as well as that we also get two DVDs featuring all the bands’ videos, a complete Japanese concert and a selection of UK TV appearances. The box also features rare and unreleased tracks and mixes plus a 4,000 word historical recollection from Pete Burns. The pack is available on both CD and Vinyl – Read on for more info on this exciting reveal…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press Release & Contents

On 28th October Edsel Records will release the long-awaited Dead or Alive career-spanning box set, which has been personally curated by Pete Burns and Steve Coy.

Dead Or Alive were formed in Liverpool in 1980 by Pete Burns. Following several independent singles and a John Peel session, in 1982 their singles started to chart on the UK Indie Chart, with ‘The Stranger’ reaching number 7. As a result, in 1983 the band was signed by Epic Records. They went on to have seven Top 40 singles and three Top 30 albums, being the first group to have a number one single – ‘You Spin Me Right Round (Like a Record)’ – under the production team Stock Aitken Waterman.

The group also experienced overseas success in the U.S. and Japan. In the U.S. ‘You Spin Me Right Round (Like a Record) and ‘Brand New Lover’ reached number 11 (and also topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart) and number 15 respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. In Japan the 1987 greatest hits album Rip It Up saw the band go stratospheric in that country. The band’s 1989 song ‘Turn Around And Count 2 Ten’ was their biggest hit in Japan, spending 17 weeks at number 1.

In the 1990s and 2000s Dead Or Alive continued to experiment, releasing eclectic albums and working with artists including Pet Shop Boys and Italian techno outfit Glam, as well as their best known and most loved single ‘You Spin Me’ charting again in 2003 and 2006.

 

 

 

‘Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI’ is a unique collection, bringing together for the first time all the group’s albums, plus a plethora of rarities, live recordings, alternate mixes – including 10 previously unreleased remixes – and instrumental versions from the group’s vaults. It features 17 CDs and 2 DVDs housed in a deluxe casebound book, compromising the following eight albums, all of which have been remastered:

Sophisticated Boom Boom (2CD)
Youthquake (3CD)
Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know (2CD)
Rip It Up (2CD)
Nude’/’Nude Remade Remodelled (2CD)
Fan The Flame, Part 1 (1CD)
Nukleopatra (2CD)
Fragile (3CD)

It includes all of their international hit singles, including the debut hit ‘That’s The Way (I Like It)’, ‘You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)’, ‘Lover Come Back To Me’, ‘Brand New Lover’, ‘Something In My House’, ‘My Heart Goes Bang’, ‘In Too Deep’, ‘I’ll Save All My Kisses’ and 17-week Japanese number one single, ‘Turn Around And Count 2 Ten’.

The final three albums in this collection – Fan The Flame (Part 1), Nukleopatra and Fragile – are released herein for the first time in the UK, having previously only been available on import. Each of these albums has had new artwork created for them, using images from the period.

Of the two DVDs, the first contains promotional videos; the second features a live concert filmed in Japan at the height of the group’s international fame and selected UK TV appearances.

The 24-page Deluxe Book includes a 4,000 word historical recollection by Pete Burns, as well as rare and unseen photos.

‘Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI’ will also be available on vinyl: The Vinyl LP Collection. A 10 LP box set, featuring the eight studio albums, three of which are making their commercial vinyl debut: Fan The Flame (Part 1), Nukleopatra and Fragile.

Preorder now from here or exclusively from Amazon where you can also get a signed photo: 

‘Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI’ deluxe book content:

1984 SOPHISTICATED BOOM BOOM
CD1
1 I’d Do Anything
2 That’s The Way (I Like It)
3 Absolutely Nothing
4 What I Want
5 Far Too Hard
6 You Make Me Wanna
7 Sit On It
8 Wish You Were Here
9 Misty Circles
10 Do It
Bonus Tracks
11 Selfish Side
12 Misty Circles [7″ Version] 13 What I Want [7″ Version] 14 I’d Do Anything [7″ Version] 15 That’s The Way (I Like It) [7″ Version]

CD2
1 Misty Circles [Dance Mix] 2 What I Want [Original Dance Mix] 3 I’d Do Anything [Megamix] 4 That’s The Way (I Like It) [Extended Version] 5 What I Want [1984 Dance Mix] 6 What I Want [1984 7″ Remix] 7 Give It To Me [BBC Session] 8 Misty Circles [Dub Mix] 9 That’s The Way (I Like It) [Dub] – previously unreleased
10 Absolutely Nothing [Dub] – previously unreleased
11 Misty Circles [Instrumental] 12 Keep That Body Strong (That’s The Way)

1985 YOUTHQUAKE
CD1
1 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
2 I Wanna Be A Toy
3 DJ Hit That Button
4 In Too Deep
5 Big Daddy Of The Rhythm
6 Cake And Eat It
7 Lover Come Back To Me
8 My Heart Goes Bang
9 It’s Been A Long Time
Bonus Tracks
10 You Spin Me Round [Murder Mix] 11 In Too Deep [7″ Remix] 12 My Heart Goes Bang [7″ Version] 13 Lover Come Back To Me [Extended Version] 14 My Heart Goes Bang [Extended Version]

CD2
1 In Too Deep [Off Yer Mong Mix] 2 You Spin Me Round [Performance Mix] 3 Lover Come Back To Me [Extended Remix] 4 My Heart Goes Bang [American WIPE-OUT Mix] 5 You Spin Me Round [Alt. Album CD Version with ‘Rock It’ intro] 6 Cake And Eat It [Alt. Album CD Version with unfaded intro] 7 It’s Been A Long Time [Alt. Album CD Version with ‘You Can Be The First…’ intro] 8 You Spin Me Round [Big Ben Mix] 9 Lover Come Back To Me [7″ Bonus Mix] 10 I Wanna Be A Toy [Instrumental] – previously unreleased
11 Lover Come Back To Me [Instrumental] – previously unreleased
12 In Too Deep [Instrumental] 13 My Heart Goes Bang [Instrumental]

CD3: The Youthquake Tour – Live At Hammersmith Odeon, 6th July 1985
1 Cake And Eat It [Live] 2 My Heart Goes Bang [Live] – previously unreleased
3 In Too Deep [Live] 4 Big Daddy Of The Rhythm [Live] 5 Far Too Hard [Live] – previously unreleased
6 Misty Circles [Live] – previously unreleased
7 It’s Been A Long Time [Live] – previously unreleased
8 Lover Come Back To Me [Live] – previously unreleased
9 DJ Hit That Button [Live] – previously unreleased
10 What I Want [Live] – previously unreleased
11 You Spin Me Round [Live] – previously unreleased
12 In Too Deep [Encore] [Live] – previously unreleased
13 My Heart Goes Bang [Encore] [Live] – previously unreleased
14 You Spin Me Round [Encore] [Live] – previously unreleased

1986 MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW
CD1
1 Brand New Lover
2 I’ll Save You All My Kisses
3 Son Of A Gun
4 Then There Was You
5 Come Inside
6 Something In My House
7 Hooked On Love
8 I Want You
9 Special Star
Bonus Tracks
10 Come Inside [7″ Mix] 11 I Want You [7″ Mix] 12 Brand New Lover [Edit] 13 Something In My House [7″ Remix] 14 Hooked On Love [Edit] 15 I’ll Save You All My Kisses [Remix] 16 Something In My House [Flamenco Version] 17 Hooked On Love [7″ Remix]

CD2
1 Brand New Lover [The Dust Monkey’s Love Bubble Club Mix] 2 Something In My House [Mortevicar Mix] 3 Hooked On Love [The Big Revolver Mix] 4 I’ll Save You All My Kisses [The Sonia Mezumbda Memorial Mix] 5 Brand New Lover [Up Ducky Mix] 6 Something In My House [7″ US Wipe-Out Mix] 7 Something In My House [12″ US Wipe-Out Mix Part 2] 8 I’ll Save You All My Kisses [The Long Wet Sloppy Kiss Mix] 9 Hooked On Love [La Vie En Rose Mix] 10 Brand New Lover [Instrumental] 11 Something In My House [House Instrumental] 12 Hooked On Love [Instrumental] – previously unreleased
13 Something In My House [7″ Instru-MENTAL Mix]

1987 RIP IT UP
CD1
1 Brand New Lover [continuously mixed] 2 My Heart Goes Bang [continuously mixed] 3 Something In My House [continuously mixed] 4 Lover Come Back To Me [continuously mixed] 5 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [continuously mixed] 6 I’ll Save You All My Kisses [continuously mixed] 7 In Too Deep [continuously mixed] 8 Hooked On Love [continuously mixed] Bonus Tracks
9 Mighty Mix [Part 1] – Wish You Were Here, What I Want, Do It, Misty Circles
10 Mighty Mix [Part 2] Absolutely Nothing, Sit On It, You Make Me Wanna, That’s The Way (I Like It)
11 Something In My House [Naughty XXX Mix] 12 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [The Powerful Club Twelve] 13 Something In My House [Short Version]

CD2
1 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [Club Mix] 2 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [Instrumental] 3 You Spin Me Round [Jail House Club Edit Remix] 4 You Spin Me Round [Jail House Club Remix] 5 You Spin Me Round [400 Hz – Kleopatra Remix] 6 You Spin Me Round [400 Hz – Marc Antoine Remix] 7 You Spin Me Round [Edouard’s Mix] 8 You Spin Me Round [Kalk’s Underground Mix] 9 You Spin Me Round [Blue Sky Mix] 10 You Spin Me Round [The Yummi Extended Mix] 11 You Spin Me Round [The Yummi 4am Mix] 12 You Spin Me Round [The Vicious Mix] 13 MEDLEY: Turn Around And Count 2 Ten/Blue Christmas /Your Sweetness [Accapella] (Live In Nagoya, Japan 29 November 1990)

1989 NUDE
CD1
1 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten
2 Give It Back (That Love Is Mine)
3 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye
4 Stop Kicking My Heart Around
5 Come Home (With Me Baby)
6 I Don’t Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
7 Get Out Of My House
8 I Cannot Carry On
9 My Forbidden Lover
Bonus Tracks
10 Give It Back (That Love Is Mine) [Instrumental] 11 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [Alternative Mix] 12 Love Toy [inst. version] 13 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten [7″ Version] 14 Come Home (With Me Baby) [7″ Version] 15 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [Edited House Version] 16 Love Toy [Full Vocal Version] – previously unreleased
17 Come Home (With Me Baby) [The Deadhouse Dub 7″ Edit] 18 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [Radio Edit]

CD2: Nude: Remade Remodelled
1 Come Home (With Me Baby) [Remade Remodelled] 2 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [Remade Remodelled] 3 Stop Kicking My Heart Around [Remade Remodelled] 4 I Don’t Wanna Be Your Boyfriend [Remade Remodelled] 5 Give It Back (That Love Is Mine) [Remade Remodelled] 6 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten [Remade Remodelled] 7 Come Home (With Me Baby) [12″ Version] Bonus Tracks
8 Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [Extended Mix] 9 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten [The Pearl And Dean “I Love” BPM Mix] 10 Come Home (With Me Baby) [The Deadhouse Dub] 11 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten [The Pearl And Dean “I Had A Disco Dream” Mix] 12 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten [Instru-MENTAL] 13 Come Home (With Me Baby) [Instru-MENTAL] – previously unreleased

1990 FAN THE FLAME (Part 1)
CD1
1 Fan The Flame (feat. Gina X) – previously unreleased
2 Unhappy Birthday
3 Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness)
4 Total Stranger
5 Gone 2 Long
6 Lucky Day
7 What Have U Done (2 Make Me Change)
8 And Then I Met U
9 Blue Christmas
Bonus Tracks
10 Total Stranger [Remix] 11 Unhappy Birthday [Heavy Metal Version] 12 Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness) [Instrumental]

1995 NUKLEOPATRA
CD1
1 Nukleopatra
2 Rebel Rebel
3 Sleep With You
4 The Right Stuff
5 I’m A Star
6 International Thing
7 Picture This
8 Spend The Night Together
9 Gone Too Long
10 Getting It On
11 Sex Drive
Bonus Track
12 You Spin Me Round [Sugar Pumpers Radio Mix]

CD2
1 Rebel Rebel [12″ Extended Mix] 2 The Right Stuff [1994 Mix] 3 You Spin Me Round [Sugar Pumpers Extended Mix] 4 Sex Drive [Sugar Pumpers Extended Mix] 5 International Thing [International 7″ Edit] 6 Rebel Rebel [The Hole Mix] 7 Sex Drive [Scream Driven Remix] 8 International Thing [Nu-NRG 7″ Remix] 9 Rebel Rebel [Safe Hands Remix] 10 You Spin Me Round [Sugar Pumpers Pumpin’ Mix] 11 Sex Drive [Peewee’s Extended Mix] 12 International Thing [Nu-NRG 12″ Remix]

2000 FRAGILE
CD1
1 Hit And Run Lover
2 Something In My House [2000] 3 Even Better Than The Real Thing [2000] 4 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten [2000] 5 I Paralyze
6 Isn’t It A Pity?
7 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [2000] 8 Just What I Always Wanted
9 My Heart Goes Bang [2000] 10 Lover Come Back To Me [2000] 11 I Promised Myself
12 Blue Christmas 2000

CD2 – Unbreakable – The Fragile Remixes
1 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten [Y&Co. “B” Mix] 2 You Spin Me Round [Zi Zone Mix] 3 My Heart Goes Bang [Love Machine Remix] 4 Something In My House [Deadend Of Eurasia Mix] 5 Hit And Run Lover [Ventura Mix] 6 Isn’t It A Pity [Bustard Remix] 7 I Paralyze [B4 ZA BEAT Remix] 8 Blue Christmas [P.K.G. Remix] 9 Lover Come Back To Me [Earthquake Mix] 10 Just What I Always Wanted [R.M. Hyper Techno Mix]

CD3
1 You Spin Me Round [Punx Soundcheck Vs Princess Julia] 2 You Spin Me Round [Mark Moore & Mr Motion Remix] 3 You Spin Me Round [D-Bop Club Mix] 4 You Spin Me Round [Metro 7″ Edit] 5 Hit And Run Lover [Bonus Hit Remix] 6 You Spin Me Round [Metro 12″ Extended Mix] 7 Pop Life
8 Why’s It So Hard
9 Jack & Jill Party – Pet Shop Boys Feat. Pete Burns
10 Never Marry An Icon – Pete Burns vs The Dirty Disco
11 The Art – Pete Burns vs The Dirty Disco – previously unreleased

DVD1: PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
1 I’d Do Anything [Promo Video] 2 That’s The Way (I Like It) [Promo Video] 3 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Promo Video] 4 Lover Come Back To Me [Promo Video] 5 In Too Deep [Promo Video] 6 My Heart Goes Bang [Promo Video] 7 Something In My House [Promo Video] 8 Hooked On Love [Promo Video] 9 I’ll Save You All My Kisses [Promo Video] 10 Brand New Lover [12″] [Promo Video] 11 Something In My House [12″] [Promo Video] 12 Come Home (With Me Baby) [Promo Video] 13 Turn Around And Count 2 Ten [12″] [Promo Video] 14 Come Home (With Me Baby) [12″] [Promo Video] 15 Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness) [Promo Video] 16 Total Stranger [Ruff Promo Video] 17 Rebel Rebel [Promo Video] 18 Sex Drive [Promo Video] 19 Hit And Run Lover [Promo Video] 20 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [2003] [Promo Video]

DVD 2: CONCERT FEATURE & TV PERFORMANCES
CONCERT FEATURE: ‘Rip It Up Live’ – Japan, 1987
1 Hooked On Love [Live] 2 My Heart Goes Bang [Live] 3 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Live] 4 Lover Come Back To Me [Live] 5 Brand New Lover [Live] 6 I’ll Save You All My Kisses [Live] 7 In Too Deep [Live] 8 Something In My House [Live] 9 Come Inside [Live] 10 Son Of A Gun [Live] 11 I’ll Save You All My Kisses [Encore] [Live]

TV PERFORMANCES
12 That’s The Way (I Like It) [on ‘Top Of The Pops’] TX 12/04/1984
13 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [on ‘Top Of The Pops’] TX 14/02/1985
14 Lover Come Back To Me [on ‘Top Of The Pops’] TX 1985
15 In Too Deep [on ‘Top Of The Pops’] TX 1985
16 Lover Come Back To Me [on ‘The Kenny Everett Television Show’] TX 11/05/1985
17 In Too Deep [on ‘Wogan’] TX 17/06/1985
18 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [on ‘Christmas Top Of The Pops’] TX 25/12/1985
19 Brand New Lover [on ‘Wogan’] TX 1986
20 Brand New Lover [on ‘Roland Rat: The Series’] TX 1986
21 Something In My House [on ‘Top Of The Pops’] TX 22/01/1987
22 You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [on ‘Blue Peter’] TX 10/01/2003

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