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The Reinterpretations




A few big names from once upon a time.
Then throw in a few later acts
and you may well think:
"Well, not too bad a line-up there...".

Simply make your own mind up from what you hear below.


CLICK INSIDE THE SLEEVE IMAGES.

THE REINTERPRETATIONS - Completed, nearing completion, or in progress:


After The
Rain
:
UPDATES
TO FOLLOW
VERY SOON
For An Angel 2010:
Comp-
leted
I Believe
In You
:
UP FOR
GRABS
Loved How You Chose Me:
UPDATES
TO
FOLLOW
Precious: NEWS ONLINE NOW! Repro-
graphic
Shades
of Andro-
gyny
The Floating Mother-
ship
The Party's Still Not Over: NEWS ONLINE The Rush:
Comp-
leted
Visions Of Gold: NEWS ONLINE Voxless C Voxless I

New Year's Blues:
UP FOR
GRABS
City Girl (During The Day) Every-
thing Amounts
E.P.

Some Great Com-
mand
: NEWS ONLINE
The Great Sea The Man Who Stole Earth's Soul:
UPDATES
TO FOLLOW
Voyage Mode Would I Ever Change: NEWS ONLINE



I Believe In You

reinterpretations...


I Believe In You

The 2006 hit song, produced to a longer track running-time.




The Rush

reinterpretations...


The Rush

A reinterpretation of a widely-unknown 2009 instrumental track.




Before The Rain

reinterpretations...


After The Rain

A reinterpretation of Before The Rain
- the closing track to the 2010 (digital) and 2011 (CD) album, All You Need Is Now.

Expect to hear extended and updated versions of this popular track project in 2020.




Everything Counts

reinterpretations...


Everything Amounts E.P.
A selection of reinterpretations from songs by... who else..?

Track #1
Everything Amounts (demo)

I have, for a long time, wanted to reinterpret this monster Depeche Mode tune: Everything Counts (live, 101).
It's arguably the best single to have been released in the UK in the whole of the 1980's
and... just possibly,
the best 'protest-song' ever written.

I'm also a big fan of (probably) Alan Wilder's best Depeche song, The Landscape Is Changing, again from that eye-opening, 1983 album Construction Time Again. Two different, instrumental interpretations of this song appear here (not to be confused with The Vanished, track #4 on the Eighties Into Tens E.P.



Precious

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Precious

This is the first time I have attempted to partly compose and produce a song that requires a vocal performance. The original Precious single can be found on the 2005 Depeche Mode album Playing The Angel. My version includes a reinterpretation of the instrumental MID section, together with vocals from a gentleman called Michael George, with it being mixed by the ever-reliable Andy Haldane.
Since then, many more remixes have been completed and more are in progress.
'til the release, here's a few highlights to what is already complete:

(synth-pop) E.P. Track #2:
Dominatrix E.P. version

(synth-pop) E.P. Track #3:
Red Flag minimal Floor Anthem


Photographic

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Reprographic

An instrumental reinterpretation of the first song released under the name: Depeche Mode - Photographic.

Reprographic 3G Main mix

Reprographic 2G edit




Changed The Way You Kissed Me

reinterpretations...


Loved How You Chose Me

A reinterpretation very loosely based on that classic opening synth-lead, created by the electronic producer Michael Woods.




Confused Instrumental

reinterpretations...


Voxless C

Voxless I

A two-track project, based on two synthesizer ideas, taken from a song titled: Confusion, drawing inspiration from the classic Arthur Baker 1983 b-side production.

This, of course, was the follow-up single to a certain milestone of electronic-based music.




For An Angel

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For An Angel 2010

I was too late to help out with the 2009 remixes of this popular trance anthem, but I hope you like the tracks Andy Haldane and AphelionX made possible.





Androgyny

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Shades Of Androgyny

Originally the climax to the 1997 Simple Minds album Neapolis, a reinterpretation project inspired by the end of the instrumental track.

It has so far been remixed by Danny Nightingale, AphelionX and Dima.

Track #1
Shades Of Androgyny Original demo Danny Nightingale remix

Track #2
Shades Of Androgyny AphelionX First edit

Track #3
Shades Of Androgyny Danny Nightingale remix

Track #4
Shades Of Androgyny AphelionX Second edit

Track #5
Shades Of Androgyny Dima's remix

Track #6
Shades Of Androgyny AphelionX Extended remix


Originally the climax to the 1997 Simple Minds album Neapolis, a reinterpretation project inspired by the end of the instrumental track.

It has so far been remixed by Danny Nightingale, AphelionX and Dima.


The Floating World

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The Floating Mothership
Originally The Floating World, a Vince Clarke remix from the Glaswiegen's first Neon Lights cover album.

The track being (as we know it): Homosapien, written by punk-rocker Pete Shelley originally appearing on this cover album recorded by Simple Minds in 2001, with Vince Clarke's remix on a CD2 (single, 2nd b-side track) release from the Cry title track a year later.

The Floating World would then become an instrumental track in it's own right on the 2002 Cry album - under the name of "Simple Minds".


Track #1
The Floating Mothership Original mix

Track #2
The Floating Mothership Dima's edit

Track #3
The Floating Mothership Andy Haldane remix

Track #4
The Floating Mothership Danny Nightingale remix

Track #5
The Floating Mothership Andy Haldane chillout

Track #6
The Floating Mothership Danny Nightingale dub


Confused?!?

Well, the voxless inspired me to rework it in 2005, using the most basic of computer music programs: Cubase VST (version 5). The program had very little to work with, but it did have that wonderful warm pad (synthesizer sound) that's great for string chords (atmospheric, chord structure sound that rigidly holds the listener's attention clearly throughout the duration of the track).

More news to follow.


New Gold Dream '81-'82-'83-'84

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Visions Of Gold
A reinterpretation of the title track to the 1982 Simple Minds album: New Gold Dream.


Track #1
Visions Of Gold (Original mix)

Observant music fans may recognise a War-cover Mark O'Toole bassline part, recorded via a 'Fairlight' synthesizer produced by Trevor Horn, on behalf of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, in a 2003 college demo version of this project.




The Party's Over

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The Party's Back On Again E.P.

The Party's Still Not Over (Danny Nightingale's trance remix)

My first reinterpretation project: The Party's Back On Again was an attempt to add something new to the 1982 Talk Talk debut album title track: The Party's Over.

More recently, I have asked British producer Danny Nightingale to remix a new attempt at reinterpreting The Party's Over - called: The Party's Not Over Yet.

Then he remixed a harder, pacier demo, titled: The Party's Still Not Over, with even more success.




New Year's Day

reinterpretations...


New Year's Blues (demo) &


Reinterpreting arguably the best song Paul Hewson will ever write: New Year's Day.

This one's up for grabs too!




The Great Commandment

reinterpretations...



Some Great Command

Camouflage's classic 1987 industrial single The Great Commandment.




Voyage Voyage

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Voyage Mode

A reinterpretation of the classic 1988 French-vocal song Voyage Voyage, covered ten years ago, complete with French lyrics, by Kate Ryan, as well as being interpreted by The Equalizers.




The Iron Sea

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The Great Sea (demo)

A reinterpretation of Keane's classic 2006 instrumental The Iron Sea, from the Under The Iron Sea album, inspired by the unplugged Crystal Ball b-side.




If I Ever

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Would I Ever Change? E.P.
Two different reinterpretation projects of the classic 1989s US Top Ten smash If I Ever.

If I Ever Change/
Would I Ever Change?

And yet another instrumental reinterpretation, revisiting the opening track to the classic US synth-pop duo Red Flag's 1988 album Naive Art. Many of these tracks can also be found on a purple sleeve bootleg CD compilation The Real Rare Tracks.




City Girl (During The Day)
(Otis Brown, US DJ/producer)

reinterpretations


City Girl (During The Day)
An early classic from a DJ and producer whose been in the business for some time...


City Girl (During The Day)
(
Empress Touch and Andy Haldane version)

After much thought, the production in Andy Haldane's remix of my reintepretation offers only one conclusion: to hand the credit for the project to Andy Haldane himself!



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