Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know (Dead or Alive album)

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Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
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Studio album by Dead or Alive
Released February 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Hi-NRG, synthpop
Label Epic
Producer Stock, Aitken and Waterman
Dead or Alive chronology
Youthquake
(1985)Youthquake1985
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
(1987)
Rip It Up
(1987)Rip It Up1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]
Smash Hits 6.5/10 stars[2]

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know is the third studio album by British dance band Dead or Alive and was released in February 1987 on Epic Records. Continuing their association with the Stock Aitken Waterman production team, Dead or Alive scored several hit singles from this album, including "Brand New Lover", "Something in My House", "Hooked on Love" and "I'll Save You All My Kisses".[3]

The video for "Something in My House" was an homage in part to Jean Cocteau's film La Belle et La Bete (Beauty and the Beast.) In addition to an image of singer Pete Burns, the cover features one of the game walls at the Chateau de Raray, where some of the scenes for Jean Cocteau's film La Belle et La Bete (Beauty and the Beast) were filmed. The cover photographer is Bob Carlos Clarke.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dead or Alive.

Side One

  1. "Brand New Lover" – 5:19
  2. "I'll Save You All My Kisses" – 3:33
  3. "Son of a Gun" – 4:16
  4. "Then There Was You" – 3:44
  5. "Come Inside" – 4:28

Side Two

  1. "Something in My House" – 7:20
  2. "Hooked on Love" – 3:53
  3. "I Want You" – 4:13
  4. "Special Star" – 4:09

Personnel[edit]

Dead or Alive

Additional personnel

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
Australian (Kent Music Report)[4] 37
Canada Top 100 Albums[5] 52
Japanese Oricon Albums Chart 1
Sweden Top 60 Albums[6] 21
U.K. Top 75 Albums[7] 27
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mad Bad, & Dangerous to Know – Dead or Alive" at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  2. ^ Smash Hits, Album reviews, 11 February 1987, pg.63
  3. ^ "Dead or Alive". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 85. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between mid 1983 and 19 June 1988.
  5. ^ "RPM 100 Albums". RPM. archived at Library and Archives Canada (Volume 46, No. 1). 11 April 1987. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dead Or Alive – Mad Bad And Dangerous To Know". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mad Bad And Dangerous To Know". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mad Bad, & Dangerous to Know > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 October 2011.