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alive and kicking (84,85,86): information

  • Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) was prepared as a souvenir of the last dates of the Once Upon A Time tour. It collected several extended versions from both the Sparkle In The Rain and Once Upon A Time albums.

  • The sleeve was based on the artwork for All The Things She Said which was their last single to date.

  • It was first advertised in the Japanese tour programme and issued on LP and MC in Japan.

  • It was then released by Virgin Australia on LP and MC. Despite being labelled a limited edition, enough copies were pressed for it to be a huge hit in the export markets, therefore cementing the view that Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) was a predominantly Australian release.

  • Virgin Australia emphasised the connection with the tour by printing the tour dates across the base of the sleeve.

  • It was reissued by Virgin Australia in 1989 to coincide with the Street Fighting Years tour. This pressing was identical to the original Australian edition except it used the generic Virgin blue/white labels and the old tour dates were removed from the sleeve.

  • A CD version wasnít released until October 1990, taking advantage of the publicity of the Themes Volumes which saw most of the bandís previous 12" records reissued on CD.


alive and kicking: quick reference
LP    Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) Virgin SMVOZ01
A1. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
A2. Sanctify Yourself[Extended Mix]   (7:10)
A3. All The Things She Said[Extended Version]   (5:09)
B1. Speed Your Love To Me[Extended Mix]   (7:29)
B2. Up On The Catwalk[Extended Version]   (7:24)


MC    Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) Virgin SMVOZC01
1-1. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
1-2. Sanctify Yourself[Extended Mix]   (7:10)
1-3. All The Things She Said[Extended Version]   (5:09)
2-1. Speed Your Love To Me[Extended Mix]   (7:29)
2-2. Up On The Catwalk[Extended Version]   (7:24)


CD    Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) Virgin SMVOZCD01
1. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
2. Sanctify Yourself[Extended Mix]   (7:10)
3. All The Things She Said[Extended Version]   (5:09)
4. Speed Your Love To Me[Extended Mix]   (7:29)
5. Up On The Catwalk[Extended Version]   (7:24)









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