Vince Clarke

Vince Clarke Discography


HITCD16 Vince Clarke Lucky Bastard(CD) AMG HITCD16 UK 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

INT 111.828, 7 Tag 1 Vince Clarke & Paul Quinn Vince Clarke & Paul Quinn - One Day (Single, Maxi) Mute INT 111.828, 7 Tag 1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version


72438428634 Erasure, Vince Clarke Erasure, Vince Clarke - Vince Clarke Collection (Pop! 12 Hits) (Comp) Mute, Labels, Mute, Labels 72438428634 Russia 1997 Sell This Version


NONE The Good Natured feat. Vince Clarke The Good Natured feat. Vince Clarke - Ghost Train(File, AAC, 192) Not On Label NONE UK 2012


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June 26, 2006
edited over 9 years ago
As the driving force between nearly all tracks on Depeche Mode's debut album Speak & Spell, Vince Clarke actually offered the song Only You to Depeche Mode upon his departure in 1981 wishing to ensure them at least one hit following his exit. Depeche Mode declined the offer, however, realising that if they were going to make it, they had to make it on their own. Subsequently, under the Yazoo moniker Vince Clarke would have his first hit with Only You, while Depeche Mode would start to rely on Martin Gore's hit capabilities. The first single release following Vince Clarke's departure was "See You" and the rest is, as they say, history.

Both Yazoo's debut album Upstairs At Eric's and their follow up album You And Me Both are pop-pearls, but pick one and go with You And Me Both. This is the very definition of Ajax-pop; cheerfully happy, utterly catchy, and frisky clean. And - funny enough - an album that has stood the test of time way better than Depeche Mode's two first albums.

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