Complete List Of Dead Or Alive Albums And Discography

Dead Or Alive Albums

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This Complete List Of Dead Or Alive Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  Dead Or Alive studio albums. The band Dead Or Alive was first formed in 1980. The group hailed from the area of Liverpool, England.  This complete Dead Or Alive discography also includes every single live album. All these Dead Or Alive albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each album as well as all original album covers. Every Dead Or Alive album listed below showcases the entire tracklisting from the album.

DEAD OR ALIVE STUDIO ALBUMS

Sophisticated Boom Boom

Released 1984

Sophisticated Boom Boom, the debut album of Dead or Alive, was released in 1984 under Epic Records. Produced by Zeus B. Held, the album marked the beginning of the band’s journey in the music industry. This album featured Pete Burns on lead vocals, Mike Percy on bass, Tim Lever on keyboards and saxophone, and Steve Coy on drums.

Recorded at various studios, the album captured Dead or Alive’s early sound, which was a blend of new wave and pop. While it did not achieve significant commercial success initially, it showcased the band’s potential with tracks like “That’s the Way (I Like It),” a cover of the KC and the Sunshine Band song.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I’d Do Anything” – 4:15
  2. “That’s the Way (I Like It)” – 3:07
  3. “Absolutely Nothing” – 4:15
  4. “What I Want” – 5:25
  5. “Far Too Hard” – 4:35
  6. “You Make Me Wanna” – 2:55
  7. “Sit on It” – 3:06
  8. “Wish You Were Here” – 5:15
  9. “Misty Circles” – 4:05
  10. “Do It” – 4:05

Youthquake

Released May 1985

Youthquake, released in 1985 by Epic Records and produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, was the album that catapulted Dead or Alive into mainstream success. The band, still fronted by the charismatic Pete Burns, delivered a collection of dance-pop tracks that resonated with the mid-1980s audience.

The album was recorded at PWL Studios in London. It featured the hit single “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” which became a chart-topper in the UK and a huge international hit. Youthquake is characterized by its high-energy dance beats and Burns’ distinctive vocals, marking a defining moment in the band’s career.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” – 3:19
  2. “I Wanna Be a Toy” – 3:56
  3. “D.J. Hit That Button” – 3:25
  4. “In Too Deep” – 4:10
  5. “Big Daddy of the Rhythm” – 3:20
  6. “Cake and Eat It” – 4:44
  7. “Lover Come Back to Me” – 3:08
  8. “My Heart Goes Bang (Get Me to the Doctor)” – 3:14
  9. “It’s Been a Long Time” – 8:05

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

Released March 1986

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know, released in 1986 by Epic Records, continued Dead or Alive’s success in the dance-pop genre. Produced by Stock Aitken Waterman, the album features the charismatic Pete Burns as the lead vocalist, with a lineup that includes Mike Percy, Tim Lever, and Steve Coy.

Recorded at PWL Studios in London, the album is known for hits like “Brand New Lover” and “Something in My House,” which maintained the band’s presence in the dance charts. Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know combines catchy dance rhythms with Burns’ unique vocal style, showcasing the band’s ability to create engaging and energetic pop music.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Brand New Lover” – 3:35
  2. “I’ll Save You All My Kisses” – 3:30
  3. “Son of a Gun” – 4:15
  4. “Then There Was You” – 3:45
  5. “Come Inside” – 4:30
  6. “Something in My House” – 3:48
  7. “Hooked on Love” – 3:55
  8. “I Want You” – 4:12
  9. “Special Star” – 4:05

Nude

Released June 1988

Nude, released in 1988 by Epic Records, showcases a shift in Dead or Alive’s sound, incorporating a more varied approach to dance-pop. Produced by Pete Burns and Steve Coy, the album includes the singles “Turn Around and Count 2 Ten” and “Come Home with Me Baby.”

Recorded at various studios, including PWL Studios, Nude features a mix of high-energy dance tracks and more subdued, introspective songs. The album’s diversity in sound and style reflects the band’s willingness to experiment and evolve within the pop music landscape.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Turn Around and Count 2 Ten” – 6:50
  2. “Give It Back That Love Is Mine” – 3:28
  3. “Baby Don’t Say Goodbye” – 5:56
  4. “Stop Kicking My Heart Around” – 6:08
  5. “Come Home with Me Baby” – 4:06
  6. “I Don’t Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” – 4:40
  7. “Get Out of My House” – 4:19
  8. “I Cannot Carry On” – 4:59
  9. “My Forbidden Lover” – 3:37

Fan the Flame (Part 1)

Released December 1990

Fan the Flame (Part 1), released in 1990 by Epic Records, represents a continuation of Dead or Alive’s exploration of the dance-pop genre. Produced by Pete Burns and Steve Coy, the album includes a blend of dance tracks and ballads, showcasing the band’s versatility.

Recorded primarily in the UK, Fan the Flame (Part 1) includes tracks that range from upbeat dance numbers to more emotional, lyrical songs. The album reflects the band’s ability to balance commercial dance-pop appeal with artistic depth and experimentation.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Your Sweetness (Is Your Weakness)” – 5:50
  2. “Unhappy Birthday” – 6:45
  3. “Gone 2 Long” – 6:40
  4. “Total Stranger” – 7:04
  5. “Lucky Day” – 7:00
  6. “What Have U Done (2 Make Me Change)” – 6:15
  7. “And Then I Met U” – 8:00
  8. “Blue Christmas” – 3:55

Nukleopatra

Released 1995

Nukleopatra, released in 1995 by Cleopatra Records, is a notable entry in Dead or Alive’s discography for its experimentation with various musical styles beyond their established dance-pop sound. This album features a mix of electronic, techno, and dance elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Nukleopatra” – 4:17
  2. “Sex Drive” – 6:40
  3. “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (Sugar Pumpers Radio Mix) – 3:47
  4. “International Thing” – 7:15
  5. “Picture This” – 5:57
  6. “Unhappy Birthday” – 6:50
  7. “Rebel Rebel” – 4:17
  8. “I’m a Star” – 4:50
  9. “Sleep with You” – 5:32
  10. “The Right Stuff” – 4:05
  11. “Gone Too Long” – 4:43
  12. “Getting It On” – 4:48
  13. “Sex Drive” (Scream Driven Edit) – 3:53

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