Very good and simple remix (and one which didn’t appear on any of the official compilations of track mixes) of
The accompanying video mashes up footage from Halo being performed on the Devotional Tour in 1993 with collapsing buildings, presumably to symbolise “when our worlds they fall apart”.
Another from the “bare-acoustic” sessions which have been kicking about for a while.
This time it’s
Waiting for the Night, track number five on Violator.
Goldfrapp mix of Halo first appeared on the Remixes 81-04 album in 2004.
Presumably the band was so impressed with it (beyond including it on the album) that a version was played for an encore during the Delta Machine tour in 2013-2014.
The visuals here are actually from the stage background video for
It’s No Good on the Exciter tour, according to the description on this version uploaded to YouTube.
Coming almost immediately after the end of the
Violator phase, Alan Wilder flexed his producer muscles (alongside Flood) when he produced Ebbhead, Nizter Ebb’s fourth album.
A few months ahead of its release in September 1991, Nitzer Ebb released the
As Is teaser EP, a quartet of tracks with the third – Come Alive – mixed by Wilder (only a re-jigged Family Man eventually featured on the actual Ebbhead album.).
Come Alive is classic Wilder orchestration and pretty much captures the “sound” Depeche had at the time.
(Pretty intense video, too)
There are some over the years who consider
Dangerous a better track than Blue Dress, and wonder why it didn’t make it on to the Violator.
It eventually ended up as the B-side to
Personal Jesus when it was a released as the first single from the album.
Depeche Mode fans love a good debate, with the subject of whether
Dangerous is the best of the band’s catalogue of B-sides featuring fairly often on forums.
The answer to that question
is . No debate necessary :). My Joy
Depeche didn’t bring in the disgraced former-US president to replace Dave Gahan on vocals…
…but a sample from Richard Nixon’s so-called
Checker’s Speech does feature throughout the Capitol Mix of Policy of Truth.
Fellow princes of (apparent) darkness, The Cure, covered
World In My Eyes on the tribute album in 1998. For The Masses
(Probably the strongest song on the album)
Two guitars and a keyboard for this stripped (no pun intended) down acoustic version of
Fletch demonstrating his bass background; Martin with a mastery of the backing vocal; and Dave showing how good his baritone can really be.
Enjoy The Silence, remixed in 2006 in a version by
Sasha and Mike Koglin known as, err, Enjoy The Gravy.
Great dance track… Weird title… Extreme insect close-up visuals!
And so begins a series of posts featuring unusual mixes or versions of
Personal Jesus performed in the genre of reggae!