Counterfeit²

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Counterfeit²
Studio album by Martin L Gore
Released April 28, 2003 (2003-04-28)
Recorded Electric Ladyboy
Genre Alternative rock, electronica[1]
Length 42:59
Label Mute - STUMM214
Producer Andrew Phillpott and Paul Freegard
Martin L Gore chronology
Counterfeit e.p.
(1989)
Counterfeit² (2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
CDNOW 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 2/5 stars[4]
Music Folio 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10)[6]

Counterfeit² is the first solo LP by Martin Gore, the primary songwriter for the band Depeche Mode, and his second release (his first being Counterfeit e.p. in 1989).

Released April 28, 2003 in Europe and April 29, 2003 in the USA, Counterfeit² is an album featuring 11 covers of songs that Gore considered influential to his own compositions for Depeche Mode. He recorded this album around the same time as David Gahan recorded his first solo album Paper Monsters, after the Exciter tour was finished, and around the same time Andrew Fletcher produced Client's self-titled debut album. Counterfeit² is a very synth heavy album compared to Depeche Mode's prior two albums, Exciter and Ultra, and includes a song sung completely in German ("Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen"). The album could at one point be heard in full at Martin Gore's website.

Gore also went on a brief tour consisting of a few concerts in Europe and only Los Angeles in North America.

Track listing[edit]

CD: Mute / CDSTUMM214 (UK)[edit]

  1. "In My Time of Dying" – 4:24 (traditional, Gore's version is primarily influenced by Bob Dylan's recording, but Led Zeppelin version is more well known.)
  2. "Stardust" – 3:08 (written by David Essex)
  3. "I Cast a Lonesome Shadow" – 4:51 (written by Hank Thompson/Lynn Russwurm)
  4. "In My Other World" – 3:53 (written by Julee Cruise/Louis Tucci)
  5. "Loverman" – 7:02 (written by Nick Cave)
  6. "By This River" – 4:01 (written by Brian Eno/Hans-Joachim Roedelius/Dieter Moebius)
  7. "Lost in the Stars" – 2:52 (written by Maxwell Anderson/Kurt Weill)
  8. "Oh My Love" – 3:33 (written by John Lennon/Yoko Ono)
  9. "Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen" – 5:25 (written by Werner R. Heyman/Robert Gilbert, originally performed by Nico)
  10. "Tiny Girls" – 3:20 (written by David Bowie/Iggy Pop)
  11. "Candy Says" – 4:35 (written by Lou Reed, originally performed by The Velvet Underground)

Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

Stardust[edit]

  • A single for the track "Stardust" was released two weeks prior to the release of Counterfeit². It included the B-sides "Life Is Strange" (Marc Bolan and T. Rex) and a video of "Left Hand Luke and the Beggar Boys" (T. Rex), along with various remixes of "Stardust" and "I Cast a Lonesome Shadow".

Loverman EP²[edit]

  • After Counterfeit² saw the release of "Loverman EP²" which included mixes of "Loverman" and "Das Lied vom einsamen Mädchen". There was also a version with a DVD which included footage of Martin's Milan show on April 30, 2003 and an interview. It was released in November in the UK and was not released in the US.

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