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Monday, June 6, 2011

Depeche Mode Best of Remixes Part 2 out today officially 6/6/2011

Depeche Mode Best of Remixes Part 2 (81-11)

 This is a simple must buy collection split into 3 disk (Cd Version) .  Over a 30 year history in being one of the most successful music acts of all time. Not to mention there place in the hearts of anyone into electronic music , or good music period. One of the few bands that survived the Nu Wave  era of the 80's and the Post Modern MTV & MTV 120 era of the 90's. 
 This band showed the music business how it was to be done. Release and album, put out multiple singles of the of music with various remixes , non album tracks, and live versions exclusive to a singles . Also dominating the 12"  vinyl dj culture with remixes of there music for different types of dance floors and djs. Then release these on Cds, dont forget the Cd Maxi singles and cassette.  Depeche Mode would also release singles with alternative and live  versions and remixes for fans and collectors in multiple markets. So in brief , you would have a North American Versions, Uk Versions, French Versions (but not in French) and a German import version.    This is often considered the standard practice  in music  industry.  This has also lead to the marathon careers and longevity in the music business and a global fan base. Depeche Mode continues to sell out arenas thirty years onward.  

This is a collection of 30 years years.  A 3 Cd Collection with the 3rd disk being  all from 2011 and  exclusive.   This is will not appeal whole heartedly into the core fan base who for what ever reason see D.M. as anything other than a rock band.  That is the appeal of D.M. they transcend genres and continue to be relevant . No other bands have been more influential into progressive and modern music like Depeche Mode's domination of vinyl and dj culture. 
This new collection is a must have because no matter how cutting edge you think you are. D.M. are one of the most loved bands in music , not to mention club culture.  Anything in this collection is one sure way to make a horrible night behind the decks forgotten instantly with one of the most beloved bands that has never lost it cutting edge status.  

High lights include the Vince Clark Remix ( of Erasure) of "Behind The Wheel" . My favorite remix of D.M. ever is the Bushwacka! Remix of  "Dream On" from 2001.  The "Personal Jesus" Remixes are also included and  are huge at the moment.  Many of the remixes are from the last 10 years from Depeche Mode's  often over looked and under rated last three albums & remixes of some of there best original music transformed for today's modern dance floors. 
 How ever I would say it is quite a shame that none of the Danny Tenaglia's remixes or at least of his re- mix of "I Feel Love" should have been included. I would have thought his promo only mix of "I feel Love" which still sells for 25$ -50$ on vinyl would  put this collection over the top for collectors and D.M. fans. Danny was one of the most high profile djs in  New York club land  if not the world for the last 20 years, how over the powers that be did not include it into this collection. 

So djs if you need some ammo and something new to play out that will catch ears and win hearts and minds this is easily a must have.  Most of the remixes will get you a big thumbs up from anyone and everyone.  This will also give  younger people who feel the need to play electronic music to packed clubs and dance floors some much needed depth and credibility .   All in all this is  fantastic! I would recommend buying this on cd for the simple face that the wave format will sound louder and will just bump harder in  the club than  a middle of the road i-tunes bit  (192 )rates. Regardless  what format your into you will love this. 

3-Disc version
Disc 1:
1. Dream On - Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix (2001)
2. Suffer Well - M83 Remix (2006)
3. John The Revelator - UNKLE Reconstruction (2006)
4. In Chains - Tigerskin's No Sleep Remix (2011)
5. Peace - SixToes Remix (2009)
6. Lilian - Chab Vocal Remix Edit (2006)
7. Never Let Me Down Again - Digitalism Remix (2006)
8. Corrupt - Efdemin Remix (2009)
9. Everything Counts - Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub (2006)
10. Happiest Girl - The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix (1990)
11. Walking In My Shoes - Anandamidic Mix (1993)
12. Personal Jesus - The Stargate Mix (2011)
13. Slowblow - Darren Price Mix (1997)
Disc 2:
1. Wrong - Trentemøller Club Remix (2009)
2. World In My Eyes - Dub In My Eyes (1990)
3. Fragile Tension - Peter Bjorn and John Remix (2009)
4. Strangelove - Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders Remix (1988)
5. A Pain That I'm Used To - Jacques Lu Cont Remix (2005)
6. The Darkest Star - Monolake Remix (2006)
7. I Feel You - Helmet At The Helm Mix (1993)
8. Higher Love - Adrenaline Mix Edit (2004)
9. Fly On The Windscreen - Death Mix (1985)
10. Barrel Of A Gun - United Mix (1997)
11. Only When I Lose Myself - Dan The Automator Mix (1998)
12. Ghost - Le Weekend Remix (2009)
Disc 3:
1. Personal Jesus - Alex Metric Remix Edit (2011)
2. Never Let Me Down Again - Eric Prydz Remix (2011)
3. Behind The Wheel - Vince Clarke Remix (2011)
4. Leave In Silence - Claro Intelecto 'The Last Time' Remix (2011)
5. In Chains - Alan Wilder Remix (2011)
6. When The Body Speaks - Karlsson And Winnberg Remix (2011)
7. Puppets - Röyksopp Remix (2011)
8. Tora! Tora! Tora! - Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix (2011)
9. Freestate - Clark Remix (2011)
10. I Want It All - Roland M. Dill Remix (2011)
11. A Question Of Time - Joebot Presents 'Radio Face' Remix (2011)
12. Personal Jesus - Sie Medway-Smith Remix (2011)

**** Please Note I-tunes and +   all have exclusive Complete Album  purchase Bonus Tracks   with what I suspect to be even more remixes on the way. 

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