Extreme Ways

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"Extreme Ways"
Single by Moby
from the album 18
B-side "Love of Strings", "Life's So Sweet"
Released July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19) (UK)
November 19, 2002 (2002-11-19) (Japan)
Recorded 2001
Genre Electronic rock, alternative rock
Length

3:57 (album version)

3:32 (single version)
Label Mute
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"We Are All Made of Stars"
(2002)
"Extreme Ways"
(2002)
"In This World"
(2002)
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"Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)"
Single by Moby
from the album The Bourne Ultimatum soundtrack
Released September 17, 2007 (UK)
Format CD
Recorded 2007
Genre Electronic rock, alternative rock
Length 4:22
Label Mute
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"New York, New York"
(2006)
"Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)"
(2007)
"Alice"
(2008)
"Extreme Ways (Bourne's Legacy)"
Single by Moby
from the album The Bourne Legacy soundtrack
Released August 7, 2012
Format CD
Recorded 2012
Genre Electronic rock, alternative rock
Length 4:51
Writer(s) Moby
Producer(s) Moby
Moby singles chronology
"After"
(2011)
"Extreme Ways (Bourne's Legacy)"
(2012)

"Extreme Ways" is a song by American electronica musician Moby. Released on July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19), it was the second single from his studio album 18. This song was used in world's first DSLR Full-HD movie "Reverie" by Vincent Laforet and is also included on disc one of the American release of Go – The Very Best of Moby.

The track is notably used at the conclusion of all four of the Bourne films. New versions of the song were each recorded for the third and fourth films of the series, The Bourne Ultimatum[1] and The Bourne Legacy,[2] respectively.

Track listing[edit]

MUTE270 (UK)
  1. "Extreme Ways" – 3:32
  2. "Love of Strings" – 6:11
  3. "Life's So Sweet" – 6:31
  4. "Extreme Ways" (video)
LCD MUTE270 (UK)
  1. "Extreme Ways" – 3:32
  2. Album excerpts – 1:55
    1. "Signs of Love"
    2. "Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)"
    3. "In My Heart"
    4. "Jam for the Ladies"
V2CP 131 (Japan)
  1. "Extreme Ways" – 3:32
  2. "Love of Strings" – 6:11
  3. "Life's So Sweet" – 6:31
  4. "Extreme Ways (DJ Tiësto's Vocal Remix)" – 7:11
  5. "Extreme Ways (Junior Jack's Club Mix)" – 11:37
XCD MUTE270 (UK)
  1. "Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)"
  • released September 17, 2007 (2007-09-17).
Mute CD / CD-R promo (UK)
  1. "Extreme Ways (John Creamer + Stephane K Remix)" – 9:25
  2. "Extreme Ways (DJ Tiësto's Instrumental Mix)" – 6:27
  3. "Extreme Ways (Junior Jack's Club Mix)" – 11:37
  4. "Extreme Ways (Junior Jack's Compressed Dub Mix)" – 6:15
  5. "Extreme Ways (Junior Jack's After Electro Anthem)" – 9:02
  6. "Extreme Ways (Lee Coombs Remix)" – 8:36
  • UK CD-R promo. No catalogue number.
Mute 12" vinyl / 12 MUTE270 (UK)
  1. "Extreme Ways (DJ Tiësto's Vocal Remix)" – 7:11
  2. "Extreme Ways (Junior Jack's Club Mix)" – 11:37
  • released February 4, 2003 (2003-02-04)
Mute 12" / L12 MUTE270 (UK)
  1. "Extreme Ways (John Creamer + Stephane K Remix)" – 9:25
  2. "Extreme Ways (Lee Coombs Remix)" – 8:36
Mute 2x12" / P12 MUTE 270 (UK)
  1. "Extreme Ways (DJ Tiësto's Vocal Remix)" – 7:11
  2. "Extreme Ways (Junior Jack's Club Mix)" – 11:37
  3. "Extreme Ways (John Creamer + Stephane K Remix)" – 9:25
  4. "Extreme Ways (DJ Tiësto's Instrumental Remix)" – 6:27
  • UK promo.
Mute 2x12" / PL12 MUTE 270 (UK)
  1. "Extreme Ways" (Lee Coombs Remix) – 8:36
  2. "Extreme Ways" (Junior Jack's After Electro Anthem) – 9:02
  3. "Extreme Ways" (Junior Jack's Club Mix) – 11:37
  4. "Extreme Ways" (DJ Tiësto's Vocal Remix) – 7:11
  • UK promo.

Bourne versions[edit]

For the first two Bourne films, The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy, the original version of the song was used during the closing credits. A new version, "Extreme Ways (Bourne's Ultimatum)," was recorded for the third film, The Bourne Ultimatum, and released both on that film's soundtrack on July 31, 2007 (2007-07-31), and as a one-track CD single on September 17, 2007 (2007-09-17).[1] It samples the drum break from Melvin Bliss's "Synthetic Substitution" and the strings from the beginning of Hugo Winterhalter's cover of "Everybody's Talkin'".

Another version of the song, "Extreme Ways (Bourne's Legacy)," was recorded for the fourth film in the series, The Bourne Legacy, and released on that film's soundtrack on August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07). This version was recorded partly at Moby's home studio in Los Angeles and partly at Sony Pictures Studios. At Sony, Moby worked with a 110 piece orchestra with the help of composer James Newton Howard, who scored the film, and composer Joe Trapanese.[2] In addition to the lyrical track, the group also recorded a purely orchestral version of the song.[3] Both versions were released as singles for digital download on July 31, 2012 (2012-07-31).[4]

Music video[edit]

A video was made for the song in early 2003, and can be seen on the 18 B Sides + DVD and the Bourne Identity "Explosive Extended Edition" DVD.

Chart positions[edit]

Original version[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
French Singles Chart
53
UK Singles Chart
39
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play
12

Bourne's Ultimatum version[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart
53

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "News: Press Release - extreme ways (bourne’s ultimatum) released on 17th september (available as digital download now)". Moby.com. 2007-09-13. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Moby (2012-07-30). "i've recorded a new version of 'extreme ways' for the bourne legacy". Moby.com. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Moby (2012-07-31). "brand new orchestral version of 'extreme ways', listen here". Moby.com. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Matthews, Cameron (2012-07-31). "Moby Remixes 'Extreme Ways' for 'The Bourne Legacy' -- Exclusive Video". Spinner.com. Retrieved 17 March 2013.