The String Quartet Tribute to Depeche Mode

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Vitamin takes on the brood and sway of Depeche Mode with this string quartet tribute, running through nine of the band's songs with the aid of violin, cello, acoustic bass, viola, and a bit of percussion. Like most string interpretations of pop music, the album can grow tedious over the long haul. However, there's plenty to like incrementally, especially for fans. Highlights include "Personal Jesus," with its hint of mouth percussion during the breakdown, and the violins aping the tradeoff vocals of "Master and Servant." There are a few glaring omissions -- "Everything Counts" and "Policy of Truth" among them. Even still, Depeche Mode completists should get a kick out of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Vitamin takes on the brood and sway of Depeche Mode with this string quartet tribute, running through nine of the band's songs with the aid of violin, cello, acoustic bass, viola, and a bit of percussion. Like most string interpretations of pop music, the album can grow tedious over the long haul. However, there's plenty to like incrementally, especially for fans. Highlights include "Personal Jesus," with its hint of mouth percussion during the breakdown, and the violins aping the tradeoff vocals of "Master and Servant." There are a few glaring omissions -- "Everything Counts" and "Policy of Truth" among them. Even still, Depeche Mode completists should get a kick out of the novelty and slight decadence of this collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Vitamin Records
  • UPC: 027297848627
  • Catalog Number: 8486
  • Sales rank: 122,895

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In Your Room - String Vindaloo (4:38)
  2. 2 People Are People - String Vindaloo (3:48)
  3. 3 Personal Jesus - String Vindaloo (3:23)
  4. 4 In Your Room - String Vindaloo (4:19)
  5. 5 Behind the Wheel - String Vindaloo (4:19)
  6. 6 Dreaming of Me - String Vindaloo (3:21)
  7. 7 Barrel of a Gun - String Vindaloo (4:37)
  8. 8 Master and Servant - String Vindaloo (3:27)
  9. 9 Never Let Me Down Again - String Vindaloo (3:55)
  10. 10 Break Dreams, for string quartet - String Vindaloo (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stephan Dudash Violin, Viola
Nicholas Young Percussion
K Ishibashi Violin
Ippei Ichimaru Acoustic Bass
Buzzy LeBeau Cello
Mocha Violin
String Vindaloo String Quartet
Technical Credits
Vince Clarke Composer
Martin Gore Composer
Karrie M. Miller Graphic Design
K Ishibashi Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Adam Byrne Graphic Design
Larry Hall Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Larry Hall Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Too Strange Tribute

    Being a longtime fan of Depeche Mode, I was curious how can a string quartet tribute sound like. Well, it could have been better. For me the highlights of this album are "In Your Room" and "People are People". The latter does not even resemble to the original one, however it's enjoyable. This version of "Enjoy The Silence" is fall behind of Gareth Jones' "ETS on violins" version (see: ETS the final quad mix). All in all, most of the songs try to keep (too) close to the original structure and melody of the songs, even when a song can't be really adapted for strings that way.

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