Remixes, Vol. 2: 81>11

Remixes, Vol. 2: 81>11

by Depeche Mode

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Remixes 2: 81-11, an inevitable sequel, contains a handful of early remixes not contained on Remixes 81-04, as well as a dozen selections from the Playing the Angel (2005) and Sounds of the Universe (2009) singles, and is filled out with 14 newly commissioned remixes. Among…  See more details below


Remixes 2: 81-11, an inevitable sequel, contains a handful of early remixes not contained on Remixes 81-04, as well as a dozen selections from the Playing the Angel (2005) and Sounds of the Universe (2009) singles, and is filled out with 14 newly commissioned remixes. Among the older highlights are Francois Kevorkian's percussive "Dub in My Eyes" mix of "World in My Eyes" (which also resembles a muscular version of Kraftwerk's "The Telephone Call," a track he happened to mix four years prior) and the Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders mix of "Strangelove" (a radical overhaul that nonetheless sticks to the original's core elements). For the Angel and Universe singles, the group held up its reputation of seeking diverse and cutting-edge producers, from Stuart Price (as Jacques Lu Cont) to Efdemin, for remix duties. Most of these later mixes can be polarizing for DM fans, as they reflect the course taken by "remix culture" throughout the 2000s; they are less like true remixes and more like brand-new productions with heavily treated snatches of Dave Gahan's vocals. This remains all the more true for the 2011 mixes, granted by the loved-or-hated likes of Eric Prydz (of Steve Winwood-sampling "Call on Me" fame) and international pop-chart overlords Stargate. More likely to keep the fans' ears perked: new mixes from ex-members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder. Clarke's "Behind the Wheel" is wonderfully sleek and slightly ominous, while Wilder's "In Chains" is all dark ambience until the three-minute mark, when it gradually ascends into a meticulously layered grind. Once again, the compilation was offered on CD in three-disc and one-disc sets. The latter is more like a sampler with no discernible method to the selection process, and those who take that option will miss out on the Clarke and Wilder mixes, as well as numerous highlights.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Reprise / Wea


Disc 1

  1. Dream On
  2. Suffer Well
  3. John the Revelator
  4. In Chains
  5. Peace
  6. Lilian
  7. Never Let Me Down Again
  8. Corrupt
  9. Everything Counts
  10. Happiest Girl
  11. Walking In My Shoes
  12. Personal Jesus
  13. Slowblow

Disc 2

  1. Wrong
  2. World In My Eyes
  3. Fragile Tension
  4. Strangelove
  5. A Pain That I'm Used To
  6. The Darkest Star
  7. I Feel You
  8. Higher Love
  9. Fly On the Windscreen
  10. Barrel of a Gun
  11. Only When I Lose Myself
  12. Ghost

Disc 3

  1. Personal Jesus
  2. Never Let Me Down Again
  3. Behind the Wheel
  4. Leave In Silence
  5. In Chains
  6. When the Body Speaks
  7. Puppets
  8. Tora! Tora! Tora!
  9. Freestate
  10. I Want It All
  11. A Question of Time
  12. Personal Jesus

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Depeche Mode   Primary Artist
Alan Friedman   Overdubs
David Gahan   Group Member
Martin Gore   Group Member
Chris Goss   Bass
James Banbury   Strings
Andy Fletcher   Group Member
Ernest St. Laurent   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Chris Clark   Remixing,Additional Production
Depeche Mode   Producer
Mark Stewart   Remixing,Additional Production
Ralph Moore   Liner Notes
Dave Bascombe   Producer
Mark Bell   Producer
Vince Clarke   Composer,Remixing,Additional Production
Paul Freegard   Remixing
Alan Friedman   Additional Production
Martin Gore   Composer
Greg Hunter   Engineer
Paul Kendall   Sound Design
François Kevorkian   Remixing,Additional Production
Daniel Miller   Producer,Additional Production
Alex Paterson   Remixing
Lloyd Puckitt   Engineer
Mark "Spike" Stent   Remixing
Alan Wilder   Arranger,Producer
Marc Waterman   Remixing
Mark Saunders   Remixing
Spirit Feel   Remixing
Darren Price   Remixing,Additional Production
Sie Medway-Smith   Remixing,Additional Production
Dan the Automator   Remixing,Reprogramming
Ben Hillier   Producer
Goh Hotada   Additional Production
James Banbury   String Arrangements
Paul Conboy   Producer,Remixing
Monolake   Remixing,Additional Production
Nancy Noise   Engineer
Torbjørn Brundtland   Remixing,Additional Production
Jacques Lu Cont   Remixing,Additional Production
Bushwacka!   Remixing,Additional Production
Ernest Saint Laurent   Remixing,Additional Production
Svein Berge   Remixing,Additional Production
M83   Remixing,Additional Production
Daniel Myer   Sound Design
Oliver Huntemann   Remixing,Additional Production
Eric Prydz   Remixing,Additional Production
Digitalism   Remixing,Additional Production
Peter Bjorn and John   Remixing,Additional Production
Miles Walker   Engineer
Anders Trentemøller   Remixing,Additional Production
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Engineer,Instrumentation
Eigner   Composer
Sandy Vee   drum programming,Additional Production
Tor Erik Hermansen   Instrumentation
Gareth Jones   Producer,Remixing
Jonathan Kessler   Management
Roland M. Dill   Remixing,Additional Production
Alex Krueger   Remixing,Additional Production
J. Lavelle   Remixing
Stephen Bodzin   Remixing,Additional Production
Edmund Monsef   Engineer
Alex Matric   Remixing,Additional Production
Joe "Joebot" Harbinson   Remixing,Additional Production
Six Toes   Remixing,Additional Production

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