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Depeche Mode's original lineup reunite for remix LP

on March 23, 2011, 4:45pm

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Despite their iconic status, Depeche Mode‘s four original members haven’t worked together as a unit since 1981. Come this June, however, all that changes with the release of Remixes 2: 81-11, a 37-track collection that also features contributions from Dan the Automator, UNKLE, M83, and more (via the band’s official site).

As the title suggests, the collection follows a similar blueprint to its predecessor, 2004’s Remixes 81-04, and features reworkings of material spanning 1981’s Speak & Spell through 2009’s Sounds of the Universe. Beginning June 6th, Remixes 2: 81-11 will be available as a single CD (which features just 13 songs), a three-CD set, and on six vinyl LPs. However, only the latter two options will feature the contributions of ex-Depeche Mode members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder, who remixed “Behind the Wheel” and “In Chains”, respectively.

Both Clarke and Wilder have been quite busy since their respective departures from Depeche Mode. Clarke, who co-founded the band with Dave Gahan, Andy Fletcher, and Martin Gore in 1980, departed following their 1981 debut Speak & Spell after expressing dissatisfaction with the band’s direction. In the years that followed, Clarke formed the bands Yazoo, The Assembly, and Erasure. Wilder, who was hired as Clarke’s replacement in 1982, left the group in June 1995 due to dissatisfaction with “internal relations and working practices.” Since then, he has been hard at work with his Recoil project, touring as recently as last year.

Remixes 2: 81-11 is the first release to feature all four of Depeche Mode original members since Speak & Spell. It also marks the first time Clarke and Wilder have appeared together on a DM release.

Check out the entire tracklist below. Remixes 2: 81-11 hits stores in the UK on June 6th via Mute, with a U.S. release date to follow shortly.

Remixes 2: 81-11 Tracklist:
Single Disc Version
01. “Dream On” – Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix Edit (2001)
02. “Personal Jesus” – The Stargate Mix (2011)
03. “Suffer Well” – M83 Remix (2006)
04. “John The Revelator” – UNKLE Reconstruction (2006)
05. “In Chains” – Tigerskin’s No Sleep Remix Edit (2011)
06. “Peace” – SixToes Remix (2009)
07. “Tora! Tora! Tora!” – Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix (2011)
08. “Never Let Me Down Again” – Eric Prydz Remix (2011)
09. “I Want It All” – Roland M.Dill Remix (2011)
10. “Wrong” – Trentemøller Remix (2009)
11. “Puppets” – Röyksopp Remix (2011)
12. “Everything Counts” – Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub (2006)
13. “A Pain That I’m Used To” – Jacques Lu Cont Remix (2005)

Triple Disc Version
CD 1
01. “Dream On” – Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix (2001)
02. “Suffer Well” – M83 Remix (2006)
03. “John The Revelator” – UNKLE Reconstruction (2006)
04. “In Chains” – Tigerskin’s No Sleep Remix (2009)
05. “Peace” – SixToes Remix (2009)
06. “Lilian” – Chab Vocal Remix Edit (2006)
07. “Never Let Me Down Again” – Digitalism Remix (2006)
08. “Corrupt” – Efdemin Remix (2009)
09. “Everything Counts” – Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub (2006)
10. “Happiest Girl” – The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix (1990)
11. “Walking In My Shoes” – Anandamidic Mix (1993)
12. “Personal Jesus” – The Stargate Mix (2011)
13. “Slowblow” – Darren Price Mix (1993)

CD 2
01. “Wrong” – Trentemøller Club Remix (2009)
02. “World In My Eyes” – Dub In My Eyes (1990)
03. “Fragile Tension” – Peter Bjorn and John Remix (2009)
04. “Strangelove” – Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders Remix (1998)
05. “A Pain That I’m Used To” – Jacques Lu Cont Remix (2005)
06. “The Darkest Star” – Monolake Remix (2006)
07. “I Feel You” – Helmet At The Helm Mix (1993)
08. “Higher Love” – Adrenaline Mix Edit (2004)
09. “Fly On The Windscreen” – Death Mix (1985)
10. “Barrel Of A Gun” – United Mix (1997)
11. “Only When I Lose Myself” – Dan The Automator Mix (1998)
12. “Ghost” – Le Weekend Remix (2009)

CD 3
01. “Personal Jesus” – Alex Metric Remix Edit (2011)
02. “Never Let Me Down Again” – Eric Prydz Remix (2011)
03. “Behind The Wheel” – Vince Clarke Remix (2011)
04. “Leave In Silence” – Claro Intelecto ‘The Last Time’ Remix (2011)
05. “In Chains” – Alan Wilder Remix (2011)
06. “When The Body Speaks” – Karlsson And Winnberg Remix (2011)
07. “Puppets” – Röyksopp Remix (2011)
08. “Tora! Tora! Tora!” – Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix (2011)
09. “Freestate” – Clark Remix (2011)
10. “I Want It All” – Roland M. Dill Remix (2011)
11. “A Question Of Time” – Joebot Presents ‘Radio Face’ Remix (2011)
12. “Personal Jesus” – Sie Medway-Smith Remix (2011)

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