Remixes 81–04

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Remixes 81–04
Remix album by Depeche Mode
Released 25 October 2004
Recorded 1981-2004
Genre industrial rock, Alternative dance, synthpop, new wave, alternative metal, dance-rock, alternative rock, electronic rock, electronica, electronic
Length 243:30
Label Mute
Reprise (US/Canada)
Producer Various artists/remixers
Depeche Mode compilations chronology
The Singles 86–98
(1998)
Remixes 81–04
(2004)
The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1
(2006)
Singles from Remixes 81-04
  1. "Enjoy the Silence 04"
    Released: 18 October 2004 (2004-10-18)

Remixes 81–04 is an album by British electronic music group Depeche Mode which was released on 25 October 2004.

It was the band's first release since Daniel Miller's independent label Mute Records was acquired by industry major EMI in 2002. It features well-known remixes from the band's back catalog as well as previously unavailable mixes.

There are three versions of Remixes 81–04. The main version has 2 CDs. The limited-edition version has the same two CDs, plus a bonus CD with mostly new remixes. There is also a one-CD release with selections from all three discs.

The booklet, found in all three versions, features an essay by Paul Morley. A special "Secret Website" (now offline) could be unlocked with the CDs.

During the promotion of the limited three-CD edition of Remixes 81–04, the above mentioned site was launched for fans who bought the bundle, which featured exclusive goodies. There was a special digital download-only bundle entitled Remixes 81···04 Rare Tracks, which is now offline for all songs except one listed below. It was accompanied with official artwork (also download-only). Users who bought the entire bundle could burn the tracks to a 90-minute CD-R (the whole album lasts 88:32) and print the artwork. In this case, you may say that the album has four CDs.

It was followed by a second remix album, Remixes 2: 81–11 on 3 June 2011.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (5.9/10) [2]

Track listing[edit]

remixes 81·04[edit]

  • LCDMUTEL8 – one CD edition
  1. "Never Let Me Down Again (Split Mix)" – 9:32
  2. "Personal Jesus (Pump Mix)" – 7:47
  3. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Hard Mix)" – 9:36
  4. "Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)" – 6:18
  5. "Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)" – 9:06
  6. "In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix)" – 6:19
  7. "Home (Air "Around the Golf" Remix)" – 3:55
  8. "Strangelove (Blind Mix)" – 6:32
  9. "I Feel You (Renegade Soundwave Afghan Surgery Mix)" – 4:57
  10. "Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix)" – 6:45
  11. "Halo (Goldfrapp Remix)" – 4:22
  12. "Enjoy the Silence (Reinterpreted)" – 3:32

remixes 81··04[edit]

  • CDMUTEL8 – two CD edition

CD one

  1. "Never Let Me Down Again (Split Mix)" – 9:31 (Depeche Mode & Dave Bascombe, 1987) (from Bong14)
  2. "Policy of Truth (Capitol Mix)" – 8:00 (François Kevorkian, 1990) (from Bong19)
  3. "Shout! (Rio Remix)" – 7:29 (Depeche Mode & Daniel Miller, 1981) (from Mute14)
  4. "Home (Air "Around the Golf" Remix)" – 3:55 (Air, 1997) (from Bong27)
  5. "Strangelove (Blind Mix)" – 6:32 (Daniel Miller & Rico Conning, 1987) (from LBong13)
  6. "Rush (Spiritual Guidance Mix)" – 5:27 (Jack Dangers, 1993) (from Bong23)
  7. "I Feel You (Renegade Soundwave Afghan Surgery Mix)" – 4:57 (Renegade Soundwave, 1993) (from LBong21)
  8. "Barrel of a Gun (Underworld Hard Mix)" – 9:36 (Underworld, 1997) (from LBong25)
  9. "Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)" – 6:18 (Beatmasters, 1987) (from Bong15)
  10. "Freelove (DJ Muggs Remix)" – 4:24 (DJ Muggs, 2001) (from Bong32)
  11. "I Feel Loved (Chamber's Remix)" – 6:17 (Chamber, 2001) (from LBong31)
  12. "Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix)" – 6:45 (Depeche Mode & Daniel Miller, 1981) (from Mute16)

CD two

  1. "Personal Jesus (Pump Mix)" – 7:47 (François Kevorkian, 1989) (from LBong17)
  2. "World in My Eyes (Mode to Joy)" – 6:28 (Jon Marsh, 1990) (from LBong20)
  3. "Get the Balance Right! (Combination Mix)" – 7:56 (Depeche Mode & Daniel Miller, 1983) (from Bong2)
  4. "Everything Counts (Absolut Mix)" – 6:02 (Alan Moulder, 1989) (from Bong16)
  5. "Breathing in Fumes" – 6:05 (Depeche Mode, Daniel Miller & Gareth Jones, 1986) (from Bong10)
  6. "Painkiller (Kill the Pain - DJ Shadow vs. Depeche Mode)" – 6:29 (DJ Shadow, 1998) (from promo cassette)
  7. "Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)" – 9:06 (Kruder & Dorfmeister, 1997) (from Bong28)
  8. "In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix)" – 6:19 (Jonny Dollar with Portishead, 1994) (from Bong24)
  9. "Dream On (Dave Clarke Acoustic Version)" – 4:23 (Dave Clarke, 2001) (from LBong30)
  10. "It's No Good (Speedy J Mix)" – 5:02 (Speedy J, 1997) (from Bong26)
  11. "Master and Servant (An ON-USound Science Fiction Dance Hall Classic)" – 4:35 (Adrian Sherwood, 1984) (from LBong6)
  12. "Enjoy the Silence (Timo Maas Extended Remix)" – 8:41 (Timo Maas, 2004) (previously unavailable)

remixes 81···04[edit]

  • XLCDMUTEL8 – three CD edition
  • Discs one and two are the same as the two CD version

CD three

  1. "A Question of Lust (Flood Remix)" – 5:08 (Flood, 1986) (INT126.844 German vinyl, CBong11 UK cassette)
  2. "Walking in My Shoes (Random Carpet Mix (Full Length))" – 8:37 (William Orbit, 1993) (full length previously unavailable, edited version on LBong22)
  3. "Are People People?" – 4:28 (Adrian Sherwood, 1984) (from L12Bong6)
  4. "World in My Eyes (Daniel Miller Mix)" – 4:37 (Daniel Miller, 1990) (from promo cassette)
  5. "I Feel Loved (Danny Tenaglia's Labor Of Love Dub (Edit))" – 11:21 (Danny Tenaglia, 2001) (from Bong31)
  6. "It's No Good (Club 69 Future Mix)" – 8:50 (Club 69, 1997) (from promo cassette and CD, an edit appears on US vinyl)
  7. "Photographic (Rex the Dog Dubb Mix)" – 6:20 (Rex the Dog, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  8. "Little 15 (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)" – 4:52 (Ulrich Schnauss, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  9. "Nothing (Headcleanr Rock Mix)" – 3:30 (Headcleanr, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  10. "Lie To Me ('The Pleasure of Her Private Shame' Remix)" – 6:33 (LFO, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  11. "Clean (Colder Version)" – 7:09 (Colder, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  12. "Halo (Goldfrapp Remix)" – 4:22 (Goldfrapp, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  13. "Enjoy the Silence (Reinterpreted)" – 3:32 (Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  • The advance promo edition (ACDMUTEL8) omitted the LFO remix of "Lie To Me", but had the full 12:10 version of "I Feel Loved (Danny Tenaglia's Labor Of Love Dub)"

remixes 81····04[edit]

  • MUTEL8 – six LP vinyl edition
  • Has the same tracks as the three CD edition (XLCDMUTEL8), in slightly different order, except it has the full 12:10 version of "I Feel Loved (Danny Tenaglia's Labor Of Love Dub)"
  • Limited edition of 12,000 machine-numbered copies worldwide (according to Mute Records Ltd.)

remixes 81···04 rare tracks[edit]

  • ZMUTEL8 – digital download
  1. "Behind the Wheel/Route 66 (Megamix)" – 7:51 (Ivan Ivan, 1987)
  2. "Dream On (Morel's Pink Noise Club Mix)" – 7:45 (Richard Morel, 2001)
  3. "Master and Servant (U.S. Black and Blue Version)" – 8:04 (Joseph Watt, 1984)
  4. "Nothing (Justin Strauss Mix)" – 7:05 (Justin Strauss, 1989) (Purchase track on iTunes)
  5. "People Are People (Special Edition ON-USound Remix)" – 7:33 (Adrian Sherwood, 1984)
  6. "Little 15 (Bogus Brothers Mix)" – 6:11 (Bogus Brothers, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  7. "Freelove (Josh Wink Dub)" – 8:51 (Josh Wink, 2004) (previously unavailable)
  8. "Personal Jesus (Kazan Cathedral Mix)" – 4:18 (François Kevorkian, 1989) (previously available on Just Say Da)
  9. "But Not Tonight (Extended Remix)" – 5:15 (Robert Margouleff, 1986)
  10. "But Not Tonight (Margouleff Dance Mix)" – 6:08 (Robert Margouleff, 2004) (previously available on "Stripped" 12 inch single)
  11. "Freelove (Powder Productions Remix)" – 7:58 (Powder Productions, 2001)
  12. "Slowblow (Mad Professor Mix)" – 5:25 (Mad Professor, 1997) (previously unavailable)
  13. "Rush (Black Sun Mix)" – 6:02 (Coil, 1994) (previously unavailable, except for a short time as an MP3 on Coil's website)

Remixes 81–04 A Continuous Mix by Mount Sims[edit]

  • PRO-CD-101442 – promo only
  1. "Megamix (A Continuous Mix)" – 10:19 (Mount Sims, 2004) (previously unavailable)

Credits[edit]

  • "Shout", "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Photographic" are written by Vince Clarke. The rest are written by Martin Gore.
  • David Gahan is the lead singer on all songs, except "Home", "Route 66" and "A Question of Lust" which are sung by Martin Gore; and "Painkiller" and "Slowblow" which are both instrumentals.

Certifications[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Depeche Mode: Remixes 81–04 >Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 June 2011.
  2. ^ Hogan, Marc (4 November 2004). "Depeche Mode: Remixes 81–04 Album review". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved 15 June 2011.