Category Archives: Depeche Mode

Strangelove (US Promo)

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Depeche Mode
“Strangelove” (US Promo)
1988 Sire Records (US)
PRO-CD-3213

01 Strangelove (Remix Edit)
02 Strangelove (7″ Version)
03 Strangelove (7″ Blind Edit)
04 Strangelove (Highjack Mix)

Apparently unhappy with the original release of “Strangelove” in 1987, Sire Records commissioned new remixes and reissued the single the following year. The US promo CD includes three digitally exclusive edits.

Here’s the 1988 US promotional video using the album mix:

Behind The Wheel (US Promo)

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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.”