Category Archives: Yazoo

I Wanna Get Back With You

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01 I Wanna Get Back With You (Radio Version)
02 Situation (Aggressive Attitude Part II Mix)
03 Situation (Sorrow Always Leads To Love Mix)
04 I Don’t Think So (LP Version)

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01 I Wanna Get Back With You (Radio Version)
02 I Wanna Get Back With You (LP Version)
03 Situation (The Extended Mix)
04 Situation (LP Version)

INFO > Among the diverse pool of talent on Tom Jones’ 1994 album “The Lead And How To Swing It” is Tori Amos, who sings backing vocals on ballad “I Wanna Get Back With You.” That single also features Jones’ cover of “Situation”, for which Martin ‘Youth’ Glover revisited his 1990 ‘Aggressive Attitude Mix’ of the Yazoo classic, and cheekily tossed in the keyboard riff from “Don’t Go.” Glover’s ‘Extended Mix’ is digitally exclusive to the US promo.

Don’t Go + Situation (1999 Remixes)

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01 Don’t Go (Tee’s TNT Radio Mix)
02 Don’t Go (Tee’s Freeze Mix)
03 Situation (Club 69 US Radio Edit)
04 Situation (Club 69 Future Phunk Mix)
05 Situation (Richard ‘Humpty’ Vission Radio Edit)
06 Situation (Richard ‘Humpty’ Vission Visits The Dome)
07 Situation (Dave Ralph’s Tea Freaks English Breakfast Mix)
08 Don’t Go (MT’s Dub)
09 Situation (Richard ‘Humpty’ Vission Visits The Dub)
10 Don’t Go (Digital Blonde Instrumental Mix)*

*Bonus track

INFO > To promote the US release of 1999 collection “The Best Of Yaz”, Reprise/Mute issued a double A-side single comprising new mixes of “Don’t Go” and “Situation.” In the UK, the remixes of “Don’t Go” backed “Only You” on two CD singles. And although a couple of tracks from the UK issue of “Situation” are repeated, there are other versions here not present on that release. Todd ‘The God’ Terry proves himself merely mortal with a faithful but uninspired update of “Don’t Go”; however, his dub version is more inventive. The Digital Blonde instrumental bears nothing in common with the original—even an attempt to incorporate that famous synth riff comes off unrecognizable.

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:

Whispering Your Name (US Promo)

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01 Whispering Your Name (Original Version)
02 Whispering Your Name (Single Mix)
03 Whispering Your Name (Extended Mix)
04 Whispering Your Name (Vince Clarke Remix)

INFO > Alison Moyet’s acoustic cover of “Whispering Your Name” was produced by Ian Broudie for her 1994 album, “Essex.” The tune is a Jules Shear composition originally recorded for his 1983 debut LP. Vince Clarke’s remix marked his first association with Moyet since their collaboration as Yazoo in the early-80s.

Immediately following the release of “Whispering Your Name”, it was conjectured that the producers of the remixed single version—Johnny Nitrate and Steve Rocket—are in fact Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. After nearly two decades, both Moyet and Tennant finally quashed the rumor in 2012, leaving the true identities of Nitrate and Rocket to remain a mystery.

Tom Jones – Situation (The Youth Mixes)

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“Situation” (The Youth Mixes)
1995 Interscope Records (US) / ZTT Records (UK)
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01. Situation (Aggressive Attitude Part II Mix) 06:30
02. Situation (Sorrow Always Leads To Love Mix) 06:16
03. Situation (The Extended Mix) 06:27
04. Situation (7″ Album Version) 03:10

1, 2 sourced from: ZANG 64 CD, 1994 ZTT Records
3, 4 sourced from: PRCD 6047, 1994 Interscope Records

INFO > Welsh superstar Tom Jones went out on a limb with his 1994 LP, “The Lead and How to Swing It,” which places ‘The Voice’ in unfamiliar musical territories. The album features a variety of unexpected contributors, including: Teddy Riley, Trevor Horn, Jeff Lynne, Youth, Tori Amos, and The Wolfgang Press! But no matter the material, Jones makes it his own. For “Situation,” Youth (Martin Glover) recycled his 1990 remix of the Yazoo classic, creating an unlikely cover version belted out by Jones in his inimitable style. Youth also cheekily tosses in the keyboard riff from “Don’t Go.”

NOTE > While promotional 12″ singles were pressed in the US and UK, there was no corresponding CD. Tracks were assembled from commercial and promotional releases; above sleeve is that of the UK 12″.

SITUATION (THE YOUTH MIXES)

Yazoo – Situation (1990)

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“Situation” (1990)
1990 Mute Records Ltd (UK)
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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.”

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