Remixes 81-04 [2-CD]

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
One of the most influential electronic bands ever, Depeche Mode have waved a flag for innovation and evolution since defining synth-pop at the cusp of the '80s. They were also champions of the remix decades before Britney, Madonna, and Diet Sprite jumped on the DJ bandwagon. This single-disc collection not only captures some of the finest reworkings of Mode music but also offers a roundabout history lesson. The "Schizo Mix" of "Just Can't Get Enough," Depeche's first U.K. hit, for example, displays prime electro-pop, complete with plinking beats and a winsome Vince Clarke?penned melody. At the opposite pole are brand-new mixes of two standout ballads from Depeche's ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
One of the most influential electronic bands ever, Depeche Mode have waved a flag for innovation and evolution since defining synth-pop at the cusp of the '80s. They were also champions of the remix decades before Britney, Madonna, and Diet Sprite jumped on the DJ bandwagon. This single-disc collection not only captures some of the finest reworkings of Mode music but also offers a roundabout history lesson. The "Schizo Mix" of "Just Can't Get Enough," Depeche's first U.K. hit, for example, displays prime electro-pop, complete with plinking beats and a winsome Vince Clarke–penned melody. At the opposite pole are brand-new mixes of two standout ballads from Depeche's stellar Violator: a breathy, delirious version of the moody "Halo" by glammy synth queen Goldfrapp and a rock-centric take on "Enjoy the Silence," which Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda smeared heavily with dense electric guitars. In between you'll find sadistically powerful beats on Underworld's menacing "Hard Mix" of "Barrel of a Gun" and Jonny Dollar & Portishead's "Jeep Rock Mix" of "In Your Room," the latter shot through with clubby bleeps and scratches; alongside Air's spacious re-envisioning of the electro-pop ballad "Home" and a suitably down-tempo presentation of "Useless" from Kruder & Dorfmeister. If nothing else, Remixes 81-04 underscores Depeche Mode's deep and ongoing influence on dance and electronic music purveyors of every generation and every bent.
All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
How to celebrate over two decades of remixes that originally appeared on a wide array of multiple-format, multiple-version singles? Compile the best remixes, commission a series of new ones, and provide the result in multiple versions. Of course! This is the abridged, one-disc version of Remixes 81-04, which functions as an adequate sampling of all the alternate versions that have appeared on Depeche Mode's singles throughout the years. This is far from the best collection of remixes one could put together, but it does indicate how much range they've covered throughout the years, all the while showing what smarts the group has always had in selecting ahead-of-the-curve remixers. Followers who have the six bulky box sets that cover all of the singles through Exciter will prefer to get the three-disc version of the release, since several of the 2004 remixes don't appear on this disc. It should also be noted that no track is exclusive to this version. [This comes as a two-CD set.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2004
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724387447424
  • Catalog Number: 8744742

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never Let Me Down Again (9:31)
  2. 2 Policy of Truth (8:00)
  3. 3 Shout (7:31)
  4. 4 Home (3:55)
  5. 5 Strangelove (6:33)
  6. 6 Rush (5:26)
  7. 7 I Feel You (4:57)
  8. 8 Barrel of a Gun (9:36)
  9. 9 Route 66 (6:18)
  10. 10 Freelove (4:23)
  11. 11 I Feel Loved (6:16)
  12. 12 Just Can't Get Enough (6:46)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Personal Jesus (7:47)
  2. 2 World in My Eyes (6:28)
  3. 3 Get the Balance Right! (7:55)
  4. 4 Everything Counts (6:02)
  5. 5 Breathing in Fumes (6:05)
  6. 6 Painkiller (6:29)
  7. 7 Useless (9:05)
  8. 8 In Your Room (6:19)
  9. 9 Dream On (4:24)
  10. 10 It's No Good (5:01)
  11. 11 Master and Servant (4:35)
  12. 12 Enjoy the Silence (8:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Depeche Mode Primary Artist
Vince Clarke Group Member
Andrew Fletcher Group Member
David Gahan Group Member
Martin Gore Group Member
Alan Wilder Group Member
Allison Goldfrapp Background Vocals
Technical Credits
The Beatmasters Remixing
Depeche Mode Producer, Remixing
Bobby Troup Composer
Portishead Remixing
Dave Bascombe Producer, Remixing
Vince Clarke Composer
Rico Conning Remixing
John Fryer Remixing
Martin Gore Composer
Alan Gregorie Remixing
Robin Hancock Remixing
Gareth Jones Producer
François Kevorkian Remixing
Daniel Miller Producer, Remixing
David Mitchell Remixing
Alan Moulder Remixing
Muggs Remixing
Eric Radcliffe Remixing
Adrian Sherwood Remixing
Jack Dangers Producer, Remixing
Brandon Abeln Remixing
Joshua Tobias Remixing
Richard Dorfmeister Remixing
Paul Morley Liner Notes
DJ Shadow Producer, Remixing
Danny Briottet Remixing
Jon Marsh Producer, Remixing
Troy Staton Remixing
George Holt Remixing
Mike Marsh Mastering
Peter Kruder Remixing
Dominique Brethes Remixing
Stephane "Alf" Briat Remixing
Paul Conboy Producer
Jean-Benoît Dunckel Producer, Remix Arrangement
Nicolas Godin Producer, Remix Arrangement
Timo Maas Producer, Remixing
Martin Buttrich Producer, Remixing
David Earl Miller Producer, Remixing
Chamber Remixing
Mark Blakkat Bell Producer
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