Depeche Mode - Remixes 81>04 (CD)

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    Categories
    RockPopMusic
    Category
    1. Performer
    2. Rock & Pop
    3. Synth Pop
    Number of Discs
    1
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    Remixes 81>04
    Media
    CD
    BarCode
    888837512527
    Label
    Naxos
    Mono / Stereo
    Stereo
    Format
    CD
    Barcode
    888837512527
    Previews
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.98) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]hey invest the track with new meaning or power....Sometimes they simply remind you how great the song itself was in the first place."
    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Never Let Me Down Again
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Personal Jesus
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Barrel Of A Gun
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Route 66
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Useless
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] In Your Room
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Home
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Strangelove
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] I Feel You
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Just Can't Get Enough
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Halo
    12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Enjoy The Silence 2004
    Genre
    Pop / Rock
    Country
    Notes
    There was a time when you could walk into your average record store and find the singles section by spotting the big block of black rows. These rows signaled the whereabouts of the Ds and tended to eat up a disproportionate space of the singles section. In 2004, the Mute label condensed all of these releases into Remixes 81-04, which itself was ironically (or fittingly) presented in multiple versions. This particular version is a triple-disc set that attempts to function as a representative sampling of Depeche Mode's innumerable remixes. It does an admirable job, making a point to highlight glorified extended versions and radical reworkings alike. Fran‡ois Kevorkian, for instance, uses his invaluable understanding of the inner workings of both disco and dub to extend and sensitively tweak "Personal Jesus" for the dancefloor, transforming it into something that he would likely spin while DJing. Air, however, alter "Home" to the point where it sounds like one of their own moody, downcast productions -- Martin Gore plays guest instead of host. One of the most thrilling remixes shows no respect to the source material; Adrian Sherwood's decimation of "People Are People," from 1984, is a succession of jackhammering beats, agitated noise fragments, bizarre vocal interjections. In order to entice hardcore fans who already have the old remixes on the original single releases (or the six exhaustive box sets), a handful of new remixes were commissioned. Most of these appear in the latter half of the third disc, and at least half deserve to be in the company of the better-known reshapes. "Clean" is turned into a bristly acid gallop by Colder, and the new rhythm winds up coming close to mirroring "Personal Jesus." Rex the Dog reaches all the way back to "Photographic," providing layer upon layer of bursting synth. Ironically (or fittingly), Paul Morley -- who, as one of the tricksters behind the ZTT label (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Propaganda), came up with the idea that you could never have a track remixed too many times -- pens the liner notes. ~ Andy Kellman
    Distributor
    n/a
    Audio Format
    PCM Audio
    Studio / Live
    Studio
    Video Disabled
    0
    Performer
    Depeche Mode
    Artists
    1. Depeche Mode
    Date Released
    2013-07-01 00:00:00

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