Behind The Wheel (US Promo)

PROCD2953

Depeche Mode
“Behind The Wheel” (US Promo)
1988 Sire Records (US)
PRO-CD-2953

01 Behind The Wheel (7″ Remix)
02 Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Mega-Single Mix)
03 Route 66 / Behind The Wheel (Mega-Single Mix)
04 Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megamix)
05 Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
06 Behind The Wheel (Extended Remix)

While the boys from Basildon have popped up on several compilations featured here, Depeche Mode has never been the focus of a post until now. “Behind The Wheel” is one of my favorite DM singles, and while the album version is the definitive mix, the remixes are excellent. Shep Pettibone and The Beatmasters pep up the beats to make the track more dancefloor-friendly, while Ivan Baker creates a megamix with B-side “Route 66.”

13 Years Of Electronic Lust

COP020

Various Artists
“13 Years Of Electronic Lust”
1996 COP International (DE)
COP 020

01 Laibach – Geburt Einer Nation
02 Front 242 – Quite Unusual
03 Chris & Cosey – Driving Blind
04 Moev – Wanting
05 Skinny Puppy – The Choke
06 Click Click – I Rage I Melt
07 Die Krupps – The Machineries Of Joy
08 Mussolini Headkick – Your God Is Dead
09 Numb – Hanging Key
10 Psyche – The Brain Collapses
11 Klinik – Cold As Ice
12 Front Line Assembly – Landslide
13 The Cassandra Complex – One Millionth Happy Customer
14 Nitzer Ebb – Let Beauty Loose
15 Severed Heads – New Life

The Only Way Is Up

BLRCD1228

Yazz And The Plastic Population
“The Only Way Is Up”
1988 Big Life/Indisc (BE) / Blow Up (DE)
BLRCD1228 / BLRCD 12128 / INT 825.744

01 The Only Way Is Up (7″ Edit) | 04:06
02 The Only Way Is Up (12″ Version) | 06:48
03 Bad House Music | 07:12
04 The Only Way Is Up (Speng) | 06:54
05 The Only Way Is Up (The Bam Bam Remix) | 07:25
06 The Only Way Is Up (The Up Up Up Mix) | 07:27
07 Bad House Music (Edit) | 04:29

Vocalist Yasmin ‘Yazz’ Evans guested on Coldcut’s 1988 UK Top 10 single, “Doctorin’ The House”; subsequently, Matt Black and Jonathan More produced Yazz’s debut single, “The Only Way Is Up.” Originally recorded by Otis Clay in 1980, “The Only Way Is Up” was a massive hit during the summer of 1988. Compiled here are all unique, full-length tracks from the Belgian and German CD singles.

Nothing Has Been Proved

CDR6207

Dusty Springfield
“Nothing Has Been Proved”
1989 Parlophone (UK)
CDR 6207

01 Nothing Has Been Proved (Dance Mix)
02 Nothing Has Been Proved
03 Nothing Has Been Proved (Instrumental)

“Nothing Has Been Proved” was written by Pet Shop Boys, who co-produced the track with Julian Mendelsohn. Recorded by Dusty Springfield, the song appears on the soundtrack to 1989 political drama “Scandal”, and was also released as a single featuring a ‘Dance Mix’ by Marshall Jefferson.

All I Do

9413722

Jane Child
“All I Do”
1993 Warner Bros. Records (US)
9 41372-2

01 All I Do (Album Edit)
02 All I Do (TG Mix)
03 Do Whatcha Do (Nu Club Mix)
04 All I Do (MK Mix)
05 Here Not There (Radio Version)

The Pleasure Principle + Alright (1996)

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Janet Jackson
“The Pleasure Principle + Alright”
1996 AM:PM (UK)
581 767-2

01 The Pleasure Principle (Legendary Club Mix)
02 The Pleasure Principle (NuFlava Vocal Dub)
03 The Pleasure Principle (Banji Dub)
04 The Pleasure Principle (D.T.’s Twilo Dub)
05 Alright (Tee’s Club Mix)
06 Alright (Tee’s Beats)

Those who grew up as part of the ‘Rhythm Nation’ may develop a few more gray hairs today, as Janet Jackson turns 50 years old. After Janet (Miss Jackson if you’re nasty) signed with Virgin in 1993, her former label A&M compiled a career retrospective—1995’s “Design Of A Decade”—and commissioned new remixes of classic singles. Issued exclusively on A&M dance subsidiary AM:PM, this release combines Danny Tenaglia reworks of “The Pleasure Principle” with Todd Terry’s take on “Alright.”

Love So Strong (1994)

CDLOSE79

Secret Life
“Love So Strong” (1994)
1994 Pulse-8 Records (UK)
CDLOSE79

01 Love So Strong (Brothers In Rhythm Edit)
02 Love So Strong (Porter & Gleadall)
03 Love So Strong (Brothers In Rhythm Experience)
04  Love So Strong (The Association Mix)
05 Love So Strong (Play Boys DMC Dub)

Mindstream

9663432

Meat Beat Manifesto
“Mindstream”
1993 Mute/Elektra (US)
9 66343-2

01 Mindstream (Stream Of Consciousness Mix)
02 Mindstream (Psychedelically Speaking Mix)
03 Mindstream (Mind The Bend The Mind)
04 Original Control (Electro The Robot)
05 Mindstream (The Aphex Twin Remix)
06 Mindstream (Fire Escape Version)

The Hitman

MAG1004CD

AB Logic
“The Hitman”
1992 Magnet (UK)
MAG1004CD

01 The Hitman (7″ Mix)
02 The Hitman (Killer Mix)
03 The Hitman (Piano Mix)
04 The Hitman (Extended Mix)

Take Me Higher (UK Promo)

Take Me Higher (UK Promo)   12EM388

Diana Ross
“Take Me Higher” (UK Promo)
1995 EMI (UK)

01 Take Me Higher (T-Empo’s Club Adventure) | 09:49
02 Take Me Higher (Eclipse Mix) | 06:21
03 Take Me Higher (BT’s Sonic Illusion Mix) | 13:15
04 Take Me Higher (BT’s Vibrolux Dub) | 13:50
05 Take Me Higher (I Feel Radical Mix) | 13:08
06 Take Me Higher (Da Drum Drum Acid Mix) | 09:31

“Take Me Higher” was the first of four singles issued from Diana Ross’ 1995 album of the same name. A multitude of mixes was produced for each side of the Atlantic; Brits got the better of the lot, receiving epic revisions from T-Empo, Brian Transeau, and Felix Da Housecat. This rare CD-R is the only digital source for the full-length UK remixes (heavily edited versions of some tracks appear on the commercial CD of follow-up single, “I’m Gone”).

The following year, “Take Me Higher” resurfaced as a promo release with new reworks by Nush and Reverend Jefferson, along with unreleased dubs by Blaze and Joe Claussell.

HELP > Anyone have Diana Ross’ “In The Ones You Love” UK CD 1?