Dead Or Alive / Sophisticated Boom Box comes to 10LP clear vinyl box


The well received 17CD+2xDVD version of Dead Or Alive‘s Sophisticated Boom Box already in the schedules for a late October release, but news reaches SDE of a companion vinyl version of the career-spanning set and like it’s optical ‘brother’, it is available as a limited version, this time with a bonus disc.

The Vinyl LP Collection is a 10LP box set with all the albums pressed on CLEAR vinyl. The limited edition version comes with a 10-inch vinyl single with some exclusive mixes new to the format.


Limited version with 10-inch single

This box includes all eight Dead Or Alive albums and Nukleopatra and Fragile are both 2LP sets. Those albums and Fan The Flame (Part 1) are released on vinyl for the first time in this set.

Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI – The Vinyl Collection will be released on 9 December 2016.

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10″ vinyl with limited edition version of the box

A1: The Art – Pete Burns vs The Dirty Disco
A2: You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) – 400HZ (Marc Antoine Radio Version)
AA1: Rebel Rebel [The Hole Mix] – Dead Or Alive
AA2: Never Marry An Icon – Pete Burns vs The Dirty Disco

The Vinyl LP Collection

LP 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

LP 2 – 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

LP 3 – Mad, Bad and 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

LP 4 – Rip It Up
1. Brand New Lover
2. My Heart Goes Bang
3. Something In My House
4. Lover Come Back To Me
5. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
6. I’ll Save You All My Kisses
7. In Too Deep
8. Hooked On Love

LP 5 – 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

LP 6 – Fan The Flame (Part 1)
1. Unhappy Birthday
2. Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness)
3. Total Stranger
4. Gone 2 Long
5. Lucky Day
6. What Have U Done (2 Make Me Change)
7. And Then I Met U
8. Blue Christmas

LP: 7 – Nukleopatra (2LP)
1. Nukleopatra
2. Rebel Rebel
3. Sleep With You
4. The Right Stuff
5. I’m A Star
6. International Thing

LP 8
1. Picture This
2. Spend The Night Together
3. Gone Too Long
4. Getting It On
5. Sex Drive

LP 9 – Fragile (2LP)
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?

LP  10
1. You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [2000]
2. Just What I Always Wanted
3. My Heart Goes Bang [2000]
4. Lover Come Back To Me [2000]
5. I Promised Myself
6. Blue Christmas 2000

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Tom Elliot

Following on from my previous post, I did receive new outer/inner sleeves from Demon. I don’t know their name, but whoever it was that helped me was exemplary in their professionalism. Being a fan of DOA for 35 years, I was so disappointed when my vinyl box-set turned up in the state it was, especially after the debacle with the CD set. But all sorted now, new sleeves and replacement records, and it’s as perfect as it will ever be.

I still think of Pete every day. I remember his voice coming through the headphones on my Walkman as I sat on the National Express coach heading to London and a new life, 16, skint and scared, but hopeful and happy to be moving away from the grey, tiny-minded town in Wales I had lived. I’ll always be grateful to him for helping me find my courage, and to realise that not being ordinary was a virtue and not something I should allow others to make me feel ashamed of, no matter how much they tried.


I received my replacement vinyl Nude LP from Amazon. Wasn’t sure if it would just be the disc in a plain protective bag or an album complete with sleeve and inner picture bag.

It’s the latter, so I might frame the spare record of the Elvis/Dead or Alive hybrid.

I also had a positive email experience with Demon regarding the vinyl Nude issue. Top marks.


Got this today from Amazon:

The manufacturer of Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI (Amazon Excluisve Edition) [VINYL] from your Amazon.co.uk order #026-8033130-0088329, has advised that there is a defect with one of the discs in the box set.

Side A of the Dead Or Alive “Nude” album disc plays one side of the Elvis Presley “The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra”, due to a manufacturing defect.

To correct this, the manufacturer has provided us with replacement discs for side A of the Dead Or Alive “Nude” album disc.

We’re sorry that this happened, and would like to provide you with a unique promotional claim code and instructions on how to place an order for a replacement disc, free of charge. Your unique promotional claim code is:

Sara marshall

One of my records had Elvis Presley on one side and no 10 in disc

Tom Elliot

I want to say something nice about the customer service folk at Demon.

A few days ago I wrote to them, detailing a problem I had with my copy of the vinyl boxset, namely, one of the records having a nasty scuff/scratches and the poor condition of some sleeves.

In reality I imagined the issue could probably only be resolved with a complete return and replacement/re-purchase from Amazon which I really didn’t feel like dealing with, especially at this time of year.

I promptly received an automated response from Demon which addressed the problem with the Elvis version of ‘Nude’ (!!!), which wasn’t even what I was enquiring about, and I just sighed. Just another typically disappointing, unhelpful ‘customer service’ experience to add to the pile, or so I thought.

Well this morning there stood the postman with a new, shiny copy of the aforementioned record for me, terribly well packaged, hand-addressed and delivered so quickly – on Christmas Eve no less!. It was only then that I noticed the follow-up email, mentioning the replacement record and also promising to send me new sleeves when they could!.

It’s rare enough these days to experience such good customer service, and at this time of year it’s even more remarkable. So a very festive ‘Thankyou’ to whichever of Demon’s little helpers sorted this out for me, you’ve put a big smile on my face and made this particular Dead or Alive fan very happy… it’s a Christmas miracle!.


WTF @ Nude Elvis!
If that’s confirmed to be the case, this set will be the last thing I purchase from Edsel/Demon.
I’m expecting to receive my Amazon Edition vinyl set by the end of next week, at which point I will make another comment regarding quality control, etc.

Nick C

I got my version of the vinyl box set and I put Nude on immediately and yep It’s Elvis. Nude side one is all Elvis. I’m just stupified. The rest seen in order although haven’t played all way through yet but yeah Nude side one is Elvis. And that’s my fave album. So annoying.


Amazon Exclusive Edition has arrived.
The outer box is ripped on the spine.
All but two inner sleeves are ripped on the sides.
The “Nude” LP does not contain Elvis.
Overall, I am not impressed with either Amazon.co.uk (and their returns policy) or Demon/Edsel Music Group.
A couple of hundred dollars spent on what could have been an amazing purchase turns out to be a defective and delayed holiday gift.
Unfortunate for all involved and indeed the final product I will purchase from Demon/Edsel Music Group.
Thanks for “absolutely nothing”.


My Amazon Version (with the bonus 10″) turned up today. Artwork / Box looks good. Bit disappointed that it doesn’t include the ‘4000 word recollection’ by Pete that was in the CD Boxset . Came well packaged although not sealed.
Looking forward to playing over the weekend.


Mine has also just arrived (also with bonus 10″) – wasn’t sealed either which bothered me initially as thought the ‘4000 word recollection’ was missing. Seems this doesn’t come with one.


Yes, little bit sad about that – the ‘book’ looked good and i haven’t got the CD version yet. CD not available on Amazon now either. Really odd. (Just a Marketplace seller)


The ‘book’ is a perfect compliment (I splashed out and also got the CD set) and it really should be included with the vinyl edition me thinks. Apparently, the non bonus 10″ editions have a major f*** up – side 1 of Nude plays ELVIS with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra!!!!!! WTF????

[…] It’s famine to feast for Dead Or Alive fans with surely more musical content on this 19-disc box set that many would have dared to dream of. Compiled by Pete Burns and Steve Coy this includes all the albums, videos, live material, bonus discs with remixes and two DVDs with video content. Vinyl version due in December.  […]


RE: Amazon UK – I live in the US and have never had an issue with any packages. In fact they are better than Amazon US. I just got 3 of the Erasure LPs and they came packaged like a tank. That sucks that they don’t get to people safe like mine, but it might be regional. I am in Florida.


Amazon packaging is really hit and miss and it seems that they are incredibly inconsistent with the packaging material and box size. The inside boxes someone mentioned are those that the labels ship the boxes themselves in, and sometimes you get that those simply slipped in the amazon packaging, which helps a lot, but sometimes not.
At least they refund or replace, but when the item is limited and it’s gone, the refund has very little value as you really wanted the item in mint condition, not a free damaged box.


Thank you Paul for the post… Ordered!


JP, for what it’s worth, I’ve been ordering from Amazon UK and shipping to the US (and now Canada) for years. I probably place an order every two or three weeks.

Recent deluxe edition box sets from James and George Michael have arrived without any damage, as have a bunch of smaller CD-size boxes (e.g. Bananarama). All veritable bargains thanks to SDE!


I hope so. Fingers crossed. Not everything I’ve gotten from there has been in bad shape, plenty of items have arrived just fine. However the ones that have been bad (and it’s more than a few) have been REALLY bad. Such as someone else mentioned small items rattling around in a colossal box, or packaging that is really barely held closed with the contests pretty much free to fly out at any time. With an average cd it’s not the end of the world, but with these DoA items I care far more.


I think this is pretty well-priced for its contents, and I love that they’re pressed on clear vinyl.
However, I wonder just how limited the ‘limited edition’ is going to be. If they press up enough of the limited to meet pre-orders, then I think it’ll be a lot more commonplace than the standard edition! As this is very much a niche fan-base product, I can’t see many (if any) ordering the standard edition!
Do you have any info on the numbers, Paul?


looks great. I would have preferred the last 3 albums to have had the original sleeves that the cds had. love the new Fragile sleeve though.


I bought this and the CD set. DoA anything, I’m there. Now the big question, can Amazon UK actually ship these safely to the USA with adequate packaging, or will it be the usual fiasco of skimpy boxes barely containing the contents much less protecting them. Honestly they are the absolute worst – I’ve had stuff arrive appallingly crushed, and others where the items were half falling out of the packaging material. They only arrived at all through some miraculous divine intervention. They need to take lessons from JPC.de. Their boxing/shipping is absolutely top notch and super high quality. Never a problem.
I will be anxious until these DoA items actually do show up, intact, without crumpled corners, scarring/marring/jarring or symptoms of being dropped off a cliff.


Admittedly I reside here in the UK so the packages don’t travel nearly as far, but this still surprises me as I’ve never had an issue with Amazon packaging and I buy a LOT of stuff from them. The last Ramones deluxe package was first packged in a solid cardboard box that fit close to the deluxe box set, and then this box was placed in a much bigger box with that crumpled up paper stuffing surrounding either side. This is the usual from my experience, I think this thing could have gone into space and back and still arrived mint. But maybe it’s down to the individual packagers at Amazon, as I notice I now receive “leave packaging feedback” emails from them, so I guess they are keeping tabs on it.


I get the crumpled up paper (which seems to unroll like a person’s small intestines!) but I never get the solid cardboard box inside it, so my orders end up just lolling about inside a too-big box with too-little paper padding. Luckily, I’ve had no dramas so far. The only time I got a solid cardboard (inner) box was when I ordered the Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’ super deluxe. I was very glad for that extra protection because it contained vinyl and had to be shipped all the way to Australia.

Billy Dojcak

Yeah, that’s how I usually get them. Sometimes those outside cardboard boxes are huge. My wife gets mad about what I bought, but it’s usually just one lp.


I think this is reasonably priced. I have ordered both the vinyl and cd box set. I am so happy to have some new D.O.A. items in my collection.


Stunning artwork; beautifully packaged and nice that they’ve included the ‘Hole Mix’ of ‘Rebel Rebel’ on the bonus disc as their nod to Bowie’s passing this year.

I’ve ordered (of course) but can’t help but feel a tad disappointed that a few of the unreleased / bonus tracks couldn’t have been added (e.g. ‘Love Toy (Vocal Version)’ and ‘Fan The Flame’) which would have been a nice addition. I’d have loved the ‘Live’ disc on the CD/DVD box to have had a vinyl release too.

That said this is a wonderful collection and a solid set of some of the best pop albums of the last 40 years. I see it’s followed its CD/DVD counterpart in quickly becoming a #1 amazon bestseller too. Well deserved.


Hmmm…not too much in the way of extras here. Shouldn’t this have 10+ more discs of remixes?

Props for getting Fan, Nuke, and Fragile on vinyl–that’s kind of cool.

I really hope this is priming me for Sophisticated Boom Box – The Singles!


Bring it on! :)
Dead or Alive is all about the SINGLES! (right?)


i hope so too

Daniel ( from Berlin )

I thought the 10″ single would have some rare / unreleased mixes from the biggest hits
like dub versions or alternate versions of “my heart goes bang” or “brand new lover” or “in too deep” from the vaults. But these tracks are not interesting for me. For me it seems that dead or alive holds the alternate versions from “youthquake” and “mad bad…” still back for a later super deluxe edition in the future. The saw team from pwl are wellknown for many alternate phil harding / dave ford / pete waterman mixes…
The same thoughts i have with the 3rd disc of the forthcoming human league set.
from “dare” only two album tracks ( i am the law and darkness ) were included in their
demo versions. For me the best evidence that they have plans for minimum are “dare” super dekuxe edition in the future…

Billy Dojcak

I’m good on Dare reissues.