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Depeche Mode Go Backward, Forward on Remix Set

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It’s always a killer prospect when a band still manages to go strong with over a dozen albums under their belt. Depeche Mode are one such ensemble, with 2009’s Sounds of the Universe proving that the band is as fresh as they ever were some three decades ago. Their newest project, however, sees them dipping into the vaults for an expansive remix set, and longtime fans of the band will have reason to be excited.

Remixes 2: 81-11, to be released in June, will cover the band’s catalogue in remix form, featuring both newly-commissioned mixes of tracks from all their albums and vintage remix tracks spanning from as far back as 1985. The set will be available as both a single-disc compilation and a massive three-CD (or six-vinyl) set brimming with all sorts of new material.

While some of the best modern remixers of the day are featured on the sets, including UNKLE, Stargate, Eric Prydz, Miike Snow and others, the really exciting part for hardcore Depeche Mode fans is the presence – at least on the deluxe version – of remixes by former Depeche Mode members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder. This marks the first time that all five members have participated on a D.M. project. (Clarke left after the band’s first record in 1981 and was replaced by Wilder, who himself left in 1995, leaving Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy Fletcher as a trio.)

The track listings for both the single-disc version and the full, three-disc version are both after the jump. (Thanks to Slicing Up Eyeballs for bringing this to our attention!)

Depeche Mode, Remixes 2: 81-11 (Mute, 2011)

  1. Dream On – Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix Edit
  2. Personal Jesus – The Stargate Mix
  3. Suffer Well – M83 Remix
  4. John the Revelator – UNKLE Reconstruction
  5. In Chains – Tigerskin’s No Sleep Remix Edit
  6. Peace – SixToes Remix
  7. Tora! Tora! Tora! – Karlsson and Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix
  8. Never Let Me Down Again – Eric Prydz Remix
  9. I Want It All – Roland M.Dill Remix
  10. Wrong – Trentemøller Remix
  11. Puppets – Röyksopp Remix
  12. Everything Counts – Oliver Huntemann and Stephan Bodzin Dub
  13. A Pain That I’m Used To – Jacques Lu Cont Remix

Depeche Mode, Remixes 2: 81-11: Deluxe Edition (Mute, 2011)

Disc 1

  1. Dream On – Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix
  2. Suffer Well – M83 Remix
  3. John the Revelator – UNKLE Reconstruction
  4. In Chains – Tigerskin’s No Sleep Remix
  5. Peace – SixToes Remix
  6. Lilian – Chab Vocal Remix Edit
  7. Never Let Me Down Again – Digitalism Remix
  8. Corrupt – Efdemin Remix
  9. Everything Counts – Oliver Huntemann and Stephan Bodzin Dub
  10. Happiest Girl – The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix
  11. Walking in My Shoes – Anandamidic Mix
  12. Personal Jesus – The Stargate Mix
  13. Slowblow – Darren Price Mix

Disc 2

  1. Wrong – Trentemøller Club Remix
  2. World in My Eyes – Dub in My Eyes
  3. Fragile Tension – Peter Bjorn and John Remix
  4. Strangelove – Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders Remix
  5. A Pain That I’m Used To – Jacques Lu Cont Remix
  6. The Darkest Star – Monolake Remix
  7. I Feel You – Helmet at the Helm Mix
  8. Higher Love – Adrenaline Mix Edit
  9. Fly on the Windscreen – Death Mix
  10. Barrel of a Gun – United Mix
  11. Only When I Lose Myself – Dan the Automator Mix
  12. Ghost – Le Weekend Remix

Disc 3

  1. Personal Jesus – Alex Metric Remix Edit
  2. Never Let Me Down Again – Eric Prydz Remix
  3. Behind the Wheel – Vince Clarke Remix
  4. Leave in Silence – Claro Intelecto ‘The Last Time’ Remix
  5. In Chains – Alan Wilder Remix
  6. When the Body Speaks – Karlsson and Winnberg Remix
  7. Puppets – Röyksopp Remix
  8. Tora! Tora! Tora! – Karlsson and Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix
  9. Freestate – Clark Remix
  10. I Want It All – Roland M. Dill Remix
  11. A Question of Time – Joebot Presents ‘Radio Face’ Remix
  12. Personal Jesus – Sie Medway-Smith Remix

Disc 2, Track 9 from Mute 12″ D12 BONG 9, 1985
Disc 2, Track 4 from Sire 12″ 0-21022 (U.S.), 1988
Disc 1, Track 10 and Disc 2, Track 2 from Mute 12″ L12 BONG 20, 1990
Disc 2, Track 7 from Mute 12″ L12 BONG 21, 1993
Disc 1, Track 11 from Mute 12″ L12 BONG 22, 1993
Disc 2, Track 10 from Mute 12″ L12 BONG 25, 1997
Disc 1, Track 13 from Mute CD single CD BONG 26, 1997
Disc 2, Track 11 from Mute 12″ 12 BONG 29, 1998
Disc 1, Track 1 from Mute 12″ 12 BONG 30, 2001
Disc 2, Track 8 from Mute CD single CD BONG 24X, 2004
Disc 2, Track 5 from Mute 12″ 12 BONG 36, 2005
Disc 2, Track 6 from Mute 7″ BONG 37, 2006
Disc 1, Track 2 from Mute 12″ L12 BONG 37, 2006
Disc 1, Track 3 from Mute CD single LCD BONG 38, 2006
Disc 1, Track 6 from Sire digital download (U.S.), no cat. #, 2006
Disc 1, Track 7 from Mute 7″ BONG 39, 2006
Disc 1, Track 9 from Mute 12″ L12 BONG 39, 2006
Disc 1, Track 8 from Sounds of the Universe deluxe box set (Mute, 2009)
Disc 2, Track 12 from Sounds of the Universe: Saturn Edition digital download (Mute, 2009)
Disc 2, Track 1 from Mute 12″ 12 BONG 40, 2009
Disc 1, Track 5 from Mute CD single CD BONG 41, 2009
Disc 2, Track 3 from Mute CD single CD BONG 42, 2009
Disc 1, Track 4 commissioned in 2009, possibly previously unreleased
Disc 1, Tracks 12 and Disc 3 are new remixes

Written by Mike Duquette

March 23, 2011 at 12:57

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  1. Wow! How did you pull all of the catalog information together so fast? That is amazing.

    As I mentioned at Slicing Up Eyeballs, I find it a bit strange that there are no mixes of “Enjoy the Silence,” possibly their biggest song, on here. The pre-Violator years get very little presence here, but I’m sure most die-hard fans will appreciate getting so many new remixes instead of previously released “classic” mixes. So it’s all good.

    I wonder who will release this in the US? “Sounds of the Universe” released by Capitol even though their back catalog is with Warner.

    Don

    March 23, 2011 at 14:18


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