The rights issues with Dead Or Alive are very confusing. As you mentioned, Pete said he sold off the rights to his back catalogue to pay off his debts. However him and Steve were also able to block Sony reissues of their back catalogue. The Cherry Red reissue of Sophisticated Boom Boom was unauthorised, but unauthorised by whom? I once asked Pete about reissuing their early EPs but he said the masters were long gone. However years later Steve Coy hinted that would be the next release after the Doom Box.