BSOG® Meltdown: Dead Or Alive Make Erasure Look Like Misers With 19 Disc Box!

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DOA in 1985 at the height of their fame

Yumpin’ Yimminy!! Just yesterday we were musing over the upcoming Erasure über DLX boxed set of god® which sported 12 CDs and a DVD, and just hours later, commenter tim alerted me to the boxed set that Dead Or Alive are releasing with Edsel Records that bests that puny effort by almost 50% more digital data! As released on October 28th, the truly awe-inspiring “Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI” set rounds up bind-bogglingly vast amounts of DOA music and video and dumps it on your head in a box which probably has enough heft to use as a weapon if necessary!

What does it entail? The simpler question might be what does it not include? I’ll leave that to the DOA completists to hash out. Nine albums, including many Japan-only albums never released in the UK are accounted for here with an almost equal amount of remixes and live material. Drink this salient fact in: there are a soul-crushing 34 mixes of “You Spin Me Round [Like A Record] to be heard here! That’s gotta be at least three CDs of material right there! Here are the full contents of the set below.

Edsel Records | UK | 17xCD+2xDVD | 2016 | BOOMBOX01

Edsel Records | UK | 17xCD+2xDVD | 2016 | BOOMBOX01

Dead Or Alive: Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI – UK 17xCD + 2xDVD [2016]

Disc 1 – Sophisticated Boom Boom +

  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
  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]

Disc 2 – Sophisticated Boom Boom Mixes

  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]
  10. Absolutely Nothing [Dub]
  11. Misty Circles [Instrumental]
  12. Keep That Body Strong (That’s The Way)

Disc 3 – Youthquake +

  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
  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]

Disc 4 – Youthquake Mixes

  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]
  11. Lover Come Back To Me [Instrumental]
  12. In Too Deep [Instrumental]
  13. My Heart Goes Bang [Instrumental]

Disc 5 – Youthquake Live

  1. Cake And Eat It [Live]
  2. My Heart Goes Bang [Live]
  3. In Too Deep [Live]
  4. Big Daddy Of The Rhythm
  5. Far Too Hard [Live]
  6. Misty Circles [Live]
  7. It’s Been A Long Time [Live]
  8. Lover Come Back To Me [Live]
  9. DJ Hit That Button [Live]
  10. What I Want [Live]
  11. You Spin Me Round [Live]
  12. In Too Deep [Encore] [Live]
  13. My Heart Goes Bang [Encore] [Live]
  14. You Spin Me Round [Encore] [Live]

Disc 6 – Mad, Bad + Dangerous To Know +

  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
  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]

Disc 7 – Mad, Bad + Dangerous To Know Mixes

  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]

Disc 8 – Rip It Up +

  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]
  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] – EXPLICIT
  12. Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [The Powerful Club Twelve]
  13. Something In My House [Short Version]

Disc 9 – Rip It Up Mixes

  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 [Acappella] (Live In Nagoya, Japan 29 November 1990)

Disc 10 – Nude +

  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
  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]
  17. Come Home (With Me Baby) [The Deadhouse Dub 7″ Edit]
  18. Baby Don’t Say Goodbye [Radio Edit]

Disc 11 – Nude Re-Made, Re-Modelled +

  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]
  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]

Disc 12 – Fan The Flame [Part 1] +

  1. Fan The Flame (feat. Gina X)
  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
  10. Total Stranger [Remix]
  11. Unhappy Birthday [Heavy Metal Version]
  12. Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness) [Instrumental]

Disc 13 – Nukleopatra +

  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
  12. You Spin Me Round [Sugar Pumpers Radio Mix]

Disc 14 – Nukleopatra Mixes

  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]

Disc 15 – Fragile 

  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

Disc 16 – Fragile/Unbreakable Mixes vol. 1

  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]

Disc 17 – Fragile/Unbreakable Mixes vol. 2

  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

Disc 18 – Promo Video DVD

  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]

Disc 19 – Rip It Up Live + TV Appearances DVD

  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]
  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

Gaaaaaahh!!! This thing hurts my mind. I have to admit that on the occasion of driving up to Atlanta on a lark and seeing Pete Burns perform at the famous “Masquerade” club, I went off my rocker and bought a few DOA CDs to listen to on the trip up. I have the following CDS:

  1. Sophisticated Boom Boom
  2. Youthquake
  3. Mad, Bad + Dangerous To Know
  4. Nude
  5. Nude: Re-Made, Re-Modelled
  6. Fan The Flame [part 1]

dead-or-alove-brandnewloverus12aThat’s probably at least twice as much DOA as I really need. I’d be happy with albums # 2,3, and 6 at most. “Sophisticated Boom Boom” has been in my discard pile for a year or two. I also bought US Epic 12″ singles in those horrible plain black sleeves of the singles from the first three albums when I saw them in the early 90s. Can’t say I ever listened to them, though. One I did buy new and listen to was the amazing “Dust Monkey’s Love Bubble” mix of “Brand New Lover” which was a favorite remix of 1986 by all means. The longer that song got, the more guitar was left in it and the more, the merrier, as far as I was concerned. The zesty solos in that song were most gratifying.

As with yesterday’s BSOG, the going rate for so much stuff is better than it could be. When a 5 CD, 2xLP + DVD version of “Stationtostation” cost, what was it originally? $200, then £118 [$157.46] for 19 discs averages out to a respectable $8.26/disc. They just announced this today, apparently, and the first 750 copies sold by Amazon UK get a signed print with each hefty box sold. Ordering info here, otherwise, for those so inclined.

I have to admit that these commercial boxes are beginning to shame me…make me feel less of a Monk. It’s been years since I have made a project of more than 2xCDs and the last two days are giving me the impetus to maybe dust off the long-abandoned Associates BSOG® which is probably the only prospective project I could do that might surpass the scope of these last two posts.

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35 Responses to BSOG® Meltdown: Dead Or Alive Make Erasure Look Like Misers With 19 Disc Box!

  1. tim says:

    I agree with you on the albums one would want and throw in “Nude” which really distills the DoA formula for one grand slam before….well, I don’t really know the historical or biographical details of it all but from what little I’ve seen I suspect that a pretty big crash within the outfit started brewing after “Nude” was done. I collected them through “Fan the Flames” and then lost the plot.

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  2. nick says:

    don’t you worry Monk, box sets that are done well and without errors are few and far between – we know this from Simple Minds alone [ have you got NGD yet ??]. The Marc Almond box comes out around the same time so its a busy month for those wanting all of them. I’ve ordered this set already and i’m so hoping it will be put together well enough to warrant the cost even though i could do without ever listening to You Spin Me again – there is far more to DOA than that song !

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      nick – No, I don’t have “New Gold Dream” yet. I was waiting to hear the results and then again, my birthday cash would probably end up going for it. And FYI, my boxed sets at least have a typo. Nobody’s prefekt!

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  3. Echorich says:

    I think I’ll stay with my Sophisticated Boom Boom, Youthquake, Mad Bad And Dangerous To Now vinyl, Nude CD and spattering of vinyl remixes. I probably saw the same DOA tour you saw Monk, mine was at a fly by night gay lounge/club – lounge because it had lots of sofa’s and beds surrounding the dancefloor – where Pete Burns gave new meaning to giving it your all for a Track Show. I know I’ve seen them two other times, once prior in NYC and once in L.A. because I was there, they were playing and I wanted to get away from hanging out with the Paparazzi in front of Spagos for a night….
    While most of the DOA catalogue can be set aside without being missed, there were some VERY 80s but still memorable remixes of the songs off of Mad Bad and Dangerous To Know that I can still listen to. Phil Harding and Zeus B. Held should be given props.

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      Echorich – Yup. That was the tour alright. Utterly amazing. Ask chasinvictoria, who went with me. Hopefully he’ll weigh in with his fond memories. I bought a cassette he was selling at merch called “Love, Pete.” I later got one fourth the cost of my Mac Pro when I sold it in 2005 on eBay!

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  4. nick says:

    compare this to the price of forthcoming Human League ‘Anthology’ then decide – 4 discs for how much ??? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anthology-Very-British-Synthesizer-Group/dp/B01LMS86SQ/ref=cm_wl_huc_item

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  5. Taffy says:

    I bit and preordered. There’s too much I want/don’t own to not make it an attractive birthday/holiday gift from me to me. Conversely, while I do love Erasure throughout their career, the only thing I *really* desire from their upcoming box is that DVD of the Wild tour.

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      Taffy – I had six of those albums so today I was listening to faves “Mad, Bad + Dangerous To Know” and “Fan The Flame [part 1].” That’s enough for me. If I only had “Youthquake” maybe it would have had enough pull, though the 34 versions of “Spin” would be serious buzzkill to me.

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  6. Tim says:

    Wow, Pete Burns dies the same week that his uber box set comes out.

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      Tim – Yup. Looks connected. As soon as I heard of his death, I wondered if the parties went into this knowing his time was limited.

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      • Tim says:

        There’s a large interview with him on the Superdeluxeedition site today done a few weeks ago. He is very articulate in the interview and right off the bat says that the label approached him about it, that their people were gauging fan interest and it was something that the fans wanted and they felt that they could sell it so they made it.
        He says that he was in the hospital for four weeks with kidney stones…..I know it was a heart attack that took him but as a person who has been done the kidney stone path, let me tell you that is some special pain. I would say it is all odd and unfortunate synchronicity.
        If he is being honest in the interview about the label approaching him based on fan interest that part is quite interesting. The best of’s and SDE’s that are made are pretty random and what is included and what isn’t (I’m talking music here, not things like t-shirts and pins, don’t get me started on that) sometimes seems really random. This Dead or Alive box is a really bold move for a label, 19 discs, total everything but the kitchen sink approach…..it’s really bold considering how conservative the industry seems to be these days with releases. Like the new ABC album…..not one 12” single to support it. Can’t buy it domestically and Amazon doesn’t even sell it anymore as a MP3 yet ir charted quite respectfully in the UK.

        I actually feel kind bad for folks who buy these SDEs becasue there’s a lot of them out there this year that actually like they were assembled with care. I’m sure most folks only have so many dollars in their music budget.

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  7. bonnie bianco says:

    why would i buy dubs and edits and instrumentals ?

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      bonnie bianco – Welcome to the comments. Edits and instrumentals; I hear you. They only exist for completists, but if you’ve not given in to the pleasures of a good dub mix, then I think you’ve been missing out. While a good dub is hard to come by, when it hits the mark it can be a wonderful way to hear the music turned inside out. I was just listening to a dub mix of Icehouse’s great hit single “Electric Blue” and I daresay it’s now my favorite version of the song. All we are saying, is give Dub a chance!

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  8. Tim says:

    Some of us out there use the instrumentals to make our own extended mixes, particularly after the labels seem to have forgotten how to make ’em around 1994/1995. I’ve made a bunch for acts like Pet Shop Boys, Swing Out Sister, Thomas Dolby, Tears for Fears, The Blue Nile, uhh, I did a version of Lou Rawls’ You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine that I’m really proud of. I could come up with a bunch more names of acts that I’ve done this with but I am sick as a dog right now and my brain isn’t working as well as I’d like it to.

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  9. Tim says:

    Nah, if I don’t do SOMETHING I just think about how rotten I feel. I’m on what I call ”the biological restraining order” i.e. my doc told me to stay home from work for a week and have as little contact with people as possible. Today I have some energy so I’ve been working on the great reorganizing and retagging of the massive mp3 library. Couple years yet and all these suckers might be labeled correctly. If I only knew when I started ripping years ago…..

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  10. nick says:

    haven’t got home to mine yet but already reports of errors with the Youthquake cds……oh joy, here we go again

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      nick -So you ordered? And errors manifesting on a 19-disc set… imagine that! Can’t say I’m shocked. As one who occasionally ventures into 10-12 disc set territory, I can attest to the difficulty in making everything correctly. So I’m not going to throw any stones. I’ll only point out that I’m a hobbyist and Sony’s a multinational corporation…

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      • nick says:

        yes it’s at home awaiting my return . its all over the interweb about the errors, not only Youthquake but also Mad Bad too…..at least i should have the signed print…fingers crossed !

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        • postpunkmonk says:

          nick – Please confirm whether you received the Holy Relic edition from Amazon or not. I’m rooting for you, kid!

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          • nick says:

            i honestly panicked for a few moments, leafing through the book-like leaves then to the pocket at the back where the booklet is. Flipped though that and inside/under the pocket….oh no !!……Flipped back to the front where there is a folded page and bingo, its there ! I GOT IT ! I initially worried what i would do if its was missing, despite the sticker on the front saying it was included……the cds can be replaced, the print not so easy.

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  11. Tim says:

    I read over at SDE that people are saying that it’s mastered from MP3? Huh? Anyone able to explain that? That’s right up there with Rhino doing poor vinyl rips of New Order tracks…

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  12. Tim says:

    Re the Marc Almond set, one can go to Amazon and cherry pick the tracks as MP3 purchases! I didn’t see ONE that said you had to buy the lot to get it. NOW, that’s the way to do it. A lot of people already have a lot of this and may not want to spend money on things that they already have and this sort of solution should be encouraged with SDE’s. A sale is a sale, right?

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  13. Tim says:

    I actually have very few SDE sets, there’s just too much chrome and duplication a lot of the time to justify the cost. I never really got into them because I barely have space as it is & I’m trying to declutter the house, not increase the quantity of things coming in. I do wish that – not only with SDEs but CD releases in digital format in general – that the line notes etc could always be turned into pdfs. Some of us LIKE to know who plays what, who produced it, the lyrics, etc. I am really thrilled about how they handled the Marc Almond thing, up until today Marc was going to get exactly nothing from me for this project as I just can’t afford it. There are a bunch of tracks that I would like and due to this I’ll spend some money on it and it’s really about the music….

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  14. nick says:

    anybody looking for 10 of the 19 discs for free ? Ooops sorry, i meant…’needing replacement discs’ ?? http://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/dead-alive-sophisticated-youthquake-errors/

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      nick – Wow! That is a litany of production errors! A new record, I think. One to four errors seem to be the norm these days with no actual paid employees to make certain that the labels don’t goof up.

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