There was a time when you could walk into your average record store and find the singles section by spotting the big block of black rows. These rows signaled the whereabouts of the Ds and tended to eat up a disproportionate space of the singles section. In 2004, the Mute label condensed all of these releases into Remixes 81-04, which itself was ironically (or fittingly) presented in multiple versions. This particular version is a triple-disc set that attempts to function as a representative sampling of Depeche Mode's innumerable remixes.
Depeche Mode returned in February with the snarling single "Where's The Revolution," which feels pretty important in this political climate. The song's chorus is a call to arms: “Where’s the revolution / Come on people you’re letting me down.” The group is releasing a remix EP of the single on March 3, which will include a rework of the track by shoegaze rockers Autolux, which is premiering on The FADER today.
Depeche Mode's Martin Gore told the FAD
This is far from the best collection of remixes one could put together, but it does indicate how much range they've covered throughout the years, all the while showing what smarts the group has always had in selecting ahead-of-the-curve remixers.
DEPECHE MODE Singles 1 - 36. Set of six - yes SIX - 2004 US issue 6-CD single box sets, featuring all the singles from Dreaming Of Me through to Dream On, plus remixes, live recordings and CD-Rom videos, all housed in six 6" x 5" black boxes numbered in white. The boxes on this set all have marks on the front from the original deletion strikes, made through the barcodes when they were still sealed. Still a stunning set and a fantastic way to secure a full set of boxes, a greatprice at far less than buying individually - if you can even find them!
This morning Depeche Mode unleashed the remix package of their latest single on the masses. A massive 13 track mix package – 11 mixes of “Going Backwards” and a single mix of “You Move” and “Poison Heart” respectively. Remixers include Soulsavers, Chris Liebing, Solomun, The Belleville Three, Point Point, Maya Jane Coles and more. Full track list and links below.