Category Archives: Mark Saunders

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:

Situation (Remixes)

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01 Situation (Club 69 Radio Mix)
02 Situation (Club 69 Speed Mix)
03 Situation (Richard ‘Humpty’ Vission Visits The Dome Mix)
04 Situation (Dave Ralph’s Tea Freaks English Breakfast Mix)
05 Situation (Deadline Mix)
06 State Farm (Madhouse Mix)
07 Situation (Daniel Miller & Mark Saunders 12″ Mix)
08 State Farm (Play-Doh Dub)
09 Situation (Original US Dub)

INFO > To promote the 1999 best of collection, “Only Yazoo”, Mute Records remixed and reissued “Only You”, “Don’t Go”, and “Situation.” The newer reworks of “Situation” by Peter Rauhofer, Richard Vission, and Dave Ralph & company aren’t terribly memorable; however, the release also features mixes from 1990 that were previously unavailable on CD. Nine years later, we finally got the full-length remixes by François Kevorkian, Paul Dakeyne, and Miller & Saunders, along with the 1982 dub.

The enhanced CD also includes the promo video for “Only You.”

Situation (1990 Remix)

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01 Situation (Remix Edit) 02:24
02 State Farm (Madhouse Mix Edit) 03:19
03 Situation (The Aggressive Attitude Mix) 06:54
04 Situation (Space Dub) 04:56
05 Situation (Deadline Mix Edit)* 02:40

*Bonus track

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01 Situation (1982 US Remix) 05:45
02 State Farm (Original 12″ Mix) 06:47
03 Situation (Original 7″ Mix) 02:27
04 State Farm (Alternate Edit) 04:11
05 Situation (US Remix Edit)* 03:46

*Bonus track

INFO > In between Depeche Mode and Erasure, Vince Clarke forged a brief but successful partnership with Alison Moyet as Yazoo (Yaz in the US). “Situation” first appeared as the B-side to Yazoo’s 1982 debut single, “Only You.” François Kevorkian remixed the track for a 12″ release in the US, and created an enduring dance classic. The tune was revisited in 1990 with new mixes from Kevorkian, Youth, and Mute main man Daniel Miller with Mark Saunders. Also, Paul Dakeyne updated “State Farm,” originally the B-side to “Nobody’s Diary.” The second CD single features Kevorkian’s 1982 remix and the original versions of both “Situation” and “State Farm.”

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Yaz “Situation” (1982 US 12″)

This was the first cover of the US 12″, before the artist name was changed to Yaz due to a legal complaint from US based Yazoo Records. The Sire Records release features François Kevorkian’s 12″ Remix and 12″ Dub Mix.

The official video for the 1990 remix is rather pointless:

Groovy Train

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01 Groovy Train (Single Mix)
02 Groovy Train (Groovy Club Mix)
03 Groovy Train (Alternative Mix)
04 All Together Now (Indie Rock Mix)
05 Stepping Stone (12″ Mix)
06 All Together Now (Club Mix)
07 Mind (Original 7″ Mix)

INFO > Formed in 1983 and hailing from Liverpool, The Farm’s first four singles failed to find them an audience. A massive lineup change ensued in 1986, but it wasn’t until 1990 that The Farm cracked the UK charts with a cover of the Boyce and Hart tune, “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”, a US Top 20 hit for The Monkees in 1966. Follow-up single “Groovy Train” drove a path due east toward Madchester, and successfully latched the band onto that scene. The US CD maxi-single compiles Tommy Musto & Frankie Bones remixes of both “Groovy Train” and “All Together Now”, along with the original version of “Stepping Stone” and Mark Saunders produced single, “Mind.”

Erasure – Blue Savannah

Erasure
“Blue Savannah”
1990 Sire Records (US)
9 21428-2

01. Blue Savannah (Single Version)
02. Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix I)
03. Blue Savannah (Der Deutsche Mix II)
04. Runaround On The Underground
05. Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Remix)
06. Supernature (William Orbit Mix)
07. No G.D.M. (Zeus B. Held Unfinished Mix)
08. Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Edit)*

*Bonus track

INFO > “Blue Savannah” was the third single from Erasure’s “Wild!” album. The US CD maxi-single includes remixes by Mark Saunders and Fischerman’s Friend.

Angelpie – Tin Foil Valley / She

   

Angelpie
“Tin Foil Valley / She”
1993 Oxygen (UK)
GASP D12 / GASX D12 / GASP D13

01. Tin Foil Valley (7″ Mix)
02. Tin Foil Valley (Rapino Mix)
03. Tin Foil Valley (Do You Call That Music? Instrumental)
04. Tin Foil Valley (Plastic Bagism Vocal Mix)
05. Tin Foil Valley (Tangerine Pie Mix)
06. Tin Foil Valley (Rocking Horse Dub)
07. Tin Foil Valley (Serious Rope Mix)
08. Tin Foil Valley (Serious Rope Instrumental)
09. Tin Foil Valley (Serious Rope Dub)
10. She
11. Sol

2, 3 > Remixed by The Rapino Brothers
4, 5, 6 > Remixed by Jon & Helena Marsh (The Beloved)
7, 8, 9 > Remixed by Serious Rope

INFO > Angelpie comprised producer Mark Saunders, guitarist John McEvoy, and vocalist Marina Van-Rooy. The short-lived group produced two singles and an unreleased album for MCA sublabel, Oxygen. All tracks from the trio’s three CD singles are collected and re-sequenced here.

Tin Foil Valley / She
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Erasure – A Little Respect (US Promo)

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Erasure
“A Little Respect” (US Promo)
1988 Sire Records (US)
PRO-CD-3252

01. A Little Respect (LP Version) 03:33
02. A Little Respect (Remix/Edit) 03:59
03. A Little Respect (12″ Vocal) 06:28
04. A Little Respect (12″ Remix) 06:33

INFO > After huge success with Depeche Mode and Yazoo, Vince Clarke teamed up with Andy Bell to form Erasure; the duo has issued dozens of hit singles and albums since debuting in 1985. In addition to Mark Saunders’ 12″ Remix, this US promo of Erasure’s tenth single, “A Little Respect”, includes two digital exclusives: Justin Strauss’ edit and 12″ Vocal mix.

A LITTLE RESPECT (US PROMO)

Yazoo – Situation (1990)

Yazoo
“Situation” (1990)
1990 Mute Records Ltd (UK)
CDYAZ 4

01. Situation (Daniel Miller & Mark Saunders Remix) 02:24
02. State Farm (Madhouse Mix Edit) 03:19
03. Situation (The Aggressive Attitude Mix) 06:54
04. Situation (Space Dub) 04:56
05. Situation (Deadline Mix Edit)* 02:40

*Bonus track

INFO > In between Depeche Mode and Erasure, Vince Clark forged a brief but successful partnership with Alison Moyet as Yazoo (Yaz in the US). “Situation” first appeared as the B-side to Yazoo’s 1982 debut single, “Only You.” François Kevorkian remixed the track for a 12″ release in the US, creating an enduring dance classic. The tune was revisited in 1990 with new mixes by Kevorkian, Youth, and Mute main man Daniel Miller with Mark Saunders. Also included is Paul Dakeyne’s update of “State Farm,” originally the B-side to “Nobody’s Diary.”

Situation 1990
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Ian McCulloch – Faith & Healing

Ian McCulloch
“Faith & Healing”
1989 Sire Records (US)
9 21475-2

01. Faith & Healing (U.K. 7″ Remix)
02. Faith & Healing (7″ Remix)
03. Fear Of The Known
04. Faith & Healing (12″ Remix)
05. Proud To Fall (Long Night’s Journey Mix)
06. Faith & Healing (The Carpenter’s Son Mix)
07. Pots Of Gold
08. The Dead End
09. Faith & Healing (Club Mix)*

*Bonus track

INFO > After leaving Echo & The Bunnymen in 1988, Ian McCulloch recorded his first solo album, produced by former Gentle Giant bassist Ray Shulman. Three singles were taken from 1989’s “Candleland”: “Proud To Fall,” “Faith & Healing,” and the title track. This US CD maxi-single compiles mixes of “Faith & Healing” from Justin Strauss and Mark Saunders, along with B-sides and the Gil Norton remix of “Proud To Fall.”

Faith & Healing
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