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Dead Or Alive / “Youthquake” limited edition purple vinyl pressing

Now back in stock at the SDE shop

Dead Or Alive‘s 1985 album “Youthquake” will be reissued on limited edition purple vinyl next month.

The album was of course the breakthrough for the band and features the UK number one ‘You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)’. ‘Lover Come Back to Me’ and ‘In Too Deep’ were also top 20 hits in Britain.

This new purple vinyl edition is limited to just 350 copies in the UK from a worldwide allocation of 1500. This will be released on 5 October 2018 and at the same time the SDE interview with Pete Burns (his last for anyone) is being made available as a limited run printed ‘keepsake’ booklet edition. You can order both the vinyl and the booklet at the SDE shop (or use the buttons below).

72 responses to Dead Or Alive / “Youthquake” limited edition purple vinyl pressing

  1. paul griffiths says:

    out of stock again!!!??

  2. Michel Banen says:

    The tricky thing with Music on vinyl is that the actual product often looks totally different than the final product. Their ‘Purple’ is often so dark that it only has a purple shine to it when held against bright light. Alice Cooper’s “Last temptation” was advertised as a bright yellow flaming color and the actual product was orange vinyl with a little white….

    If they manage to produce this in the advertised color as seen in the photo above it with be stunning so I couldn’t resist.

  3. J T says:

    Purple vinyl is tempting but I already have this and the successive LP and several of the 12″ remixes on vinyl.

    Count me among those who eagerly await a 3-CD Youthquake and a 3-CD Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know if they include all the period remixes of “My Heart Goes Bang” and “Something In My House” in particular, which I’ve long found more enduringly entertaining than the bigger hits off their respective albums.

    Is it sacrilege to say that if the purple vinyl had offered a code for high-quality downloads of the remixes, I would’ve leapt at it?

    • Steven Roberts says:

      Would be very surprised if they were to offer hi-res downloads of remixes not on the album, but in this day and age there really is no excuse for not including a hi-res download code for the album tracks…..

  4. ray says:

    sure wish someone could get to the bottom of the 12″ collection. again. shades of 2005. arghhhhh.

  5. richard says:

    Second record ordered today.

    All from news on this site.

    Empty wallet.

    Damn you Superdeluxe !

  6. andrewR says:

    Brilliant ordered thanks Paul . Not the greatest doa fan but love your writing Paul and a lovely package to have. I hope ordering from you supports the website in some small way? Thanks for all the site does once again.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Thanks Andrew. Yes, of course, every bit of support helps keep SDE up and running (and free). Thanks again.

      • Kai Karkkainen says:

        Would have bought the booklet and the vinyl anyway, but it’s also important for me to support your fabulous website. Not a day goes by without a visit, so thanks again for the valuable service you provide.

  7. Twan says:

    Hi, can you advise on any links for stores that may carry the purple vinyl release in the US (or anywhere with any stock left?)
    Thank you!

  8. Karsten says:

    Was too late here für the purple vinyl but got my copy on eBay.

    Looks like that japanese 12″ collection (again) isn’t happening after all. On cdjapan it says “release cancelled”. Familiar much?

    • negative1 says:

      That japanese collection is just the 2005 bootleg trying to be
      released again. With the exact same tracklisting.

      There wasn’t any chance of it being released back then either.

      later
      -1

  9. Ann says:

    >This new purple vinyl edition is limited to just 350 copies in the UK
    >from a worldwide allocation of 1500.

    Hi Paul, thanks for your amazing work!
    It looks like the UK version is sold out. I live in the US – would you know
    where I will be able to order the US version?

  10. Dubsideofthemoon says:

    Bought the maxi single of YSMR when it came out and listened to it hundreds of time, but never tried to listen to the other tracks. Now it is done and i will stick to my maxi single, because in my humble opinion, the lp is not so great…

    • Matt says:

      the maxi of YSMR was the first maxi i purchased. loved the fact that there were two completely different but BRILLIANT extended versions on the same purchase. (it was the Oz version, so might be different to other versions?).

    • Michael Khalsa says:

      Pete referred to it as a bag of shit. But the remixes were great. I agree. The cover & gatefold are amazing as well though. Pete told the record company when they were saying things such as that people would people would think that the bands name was Youthquake because of the size of the lettering of the title that “this is a record sleeve not a fucking cure for cancer”. Anecdote is from the designer of the of Dead Or Alives sleeves from You Spin Me onwards. Same guy said a labourer who was visiting his office when he was working on the sleeve for Turn Around & Nude said about Pete “She’s beautiful”.

  11. Ordered both just now!
    Looking forward to receiving them!

  12. Martin says:

    Brilliant offering Paul
    And remember the album having being loaned it and never returned ha ha

    Really looking forward to his one

  13. Steven Roberts says:

    As of 21:10, whatrecords.co.uk are showing that they still have stock…I just ordered a copy from them….

  14. CHRIS says:

    OMG !! It’s in stock again !!

    Just placed my order, that’s a brilliant idea to get a purple vinyl. Pete would have loved it for sure. Bless him and Steve, we so miss them both.

    Thanks Paul for this fantastic offer !!

    Chris

  15. Petw says:

    Ordered thanks for the heads up, didn’t know you did vinyl exclusives, hope you do more doareissues please

  16. janick says:

    hi i place my order with you or division super deluxe shop for the Dead or Alive / “Youthquake” limited purple vinyl and Pete Burns: The Last Interview – Limited & numbered ‘keepsake’ booklet. i read amazon uk have just the new black edition vinyl its true??? thanks for your answer paul its very appreciate.

  17. Kauwgompie says:

    That interview is a nice companion piece to the Dead Or Alive Sophisticated Boom Box I have, hence, ordered! Thank you Paul!!!!

  18. Gord says:

    What a wonderful thing (the vinyl and accompanying interview booklet!). ‘Youthquake’ is one of the best albums of the 80’s and that last interview was quite incredible and genuinely moving. Ordered both – for me and my mum!

    Miss Pete / DOA terribly still.

  19. MARK says:

    Ordered both…Great start to the week…THANK YOU PAUL
    The Roxy Music Issue was a great read and keepsake. I know this will the same.

  20. Mark says:

    recordstore.co.uk .. got mine their on Friday 31/08/18..they have sold out also..just checked

  21. Ian says:

    Order placed just now :)

  22. Craig says:

    Another example of needing a deluxe CD version.

    That huge box set was great, but was really expensive if you only are looking at an album or two of output.

    Of all their albums, this one screams for a 2 or 3 CD set with all the different versions of the songs. And with a good, proper remastering.

    • Greg says:

      I agree with you… the box set was good, but not without it’s flaws. And I am happy that we finally got that after so long, but I agree with you that “Youthquake” definitely needs it’s OWN very SUPER DELUXE EDITION, with everything from that era available, including stellar liner notes too, and excellent quality photos! Personally, I would like to see “Mad, Bad…” get the same treatment too! :-)

    • Michel Banen says:

      The box had just that, a multiple disc set for Youthquake. I was not familiar with most of the Dead or Alive music but the multiple CD set it had of the Youthquake album made me get the box and now I have to admid that the Mad, bad and dangerous to know album might be even better. Long story short; I’m now absolutely a fan, bought the vinyl box too as well as these 2 upcoming releases, Jappanese Cd’s etc.

  23. paul griffiths says:

    none left??

  24. Adam says:

    Both ordered! Even though I have the original vinyl, CD issues, the box set versions…

  25. MIRCOMALE says:

    Amazing

  26. mark says:

    I had to hand phone in at work so when left tried straight away but poxy paypal wasnt letting me order this..Paul I am so frustrated..

  27. Steven says:

    Boo, sold out ☹️

  28. Bill says:

    Phew nearly all sites sold out already! Talk about getting a sweat on. Ordered here thanks Paul.
    Looks like there may be a black version a week later. Can’t confirm though.

  29. Scott says:

    Ordered both
    Early birthday present
    Love this when it came out and never got the vinyl only cd
    Thanks

  30. John says:

    Ordered. Thanks Paul.

  31. Peter Bates says:

    I KNOW I already own it as part of the Box Set of clear vinyl, but it’s ordered now… Thank you for the heads up on this Paul – already sold out on The Sound Of Vinyl after two days!

  32. omar says:

    I completely missed out on the Sophisticated Boom Box amid the errors etc. What’re the chances of seeing individual cd deluxe editions of DOA’s albums?

  33. Stevie B says:

    Ordered both. A great musician and twitter buddy. Sadly missed.

  34. Stephen Cooper says:

    Ordered both, thank you.

  35. JP says:

    UK only? Can’t get it to go thru for the U.S.

  36. David Gawdunyk says:

    Hi Paul. Is the vinyl only available through SDE? I’m very stoked about this:)

  37. Michael McA says:

    Great album – and certainly by far the best and most interesting of anything SAW produced.

    • Mark Sinclair says:

      @ Michael McA, whilst I agree regarding this being by far SAW’s most interesting work I think that the “spoof” single Roadblock is also up there on a par with this, but it’s just one single….

    • sutekh101 says:

      That album they did for Princess a year later comes fairly close but yes, ‘Youthquake’ was rather special.

  38. John 79 says:

    Excellent, ordered both straight away,A classic 80s album,
    Thanks Paul

  39. Paul Taylor says:

    Ordered the album straight away, thanks for that

  40. Steven Robertson says:

    Ditto, both ordeded :)

  41. Michel Banen says:

    Immediately ordered both, great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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