Depeche Mode ‎– Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megamix)

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Sire ‎– 0-20858, Sire ‎– 9 20858-0, Mute ‎– 0-20858, Mute ‎– 9 20858-0
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single
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A1 Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megamix)
Edited By – Jeff Lord-Alge, Roger PaulettaEngineer [Engineered By] – Jeff Lord-AlgeExecutive-Producer, Concept By – Craig KostichRemix [Remixed By] – Ivan IvanWritten-By – Bobby Troup, M.L. Gore*
7:50
A2 Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megadub)
Edited By – Jeff Lord-Alge, Roger PaulettaEngineer [Engineered By] – Jeff Lord-AlgeExecutive-Producer, Concept By – Craig KostichRemix [Remixed By] – Ivan IvanWritten-By – Bobby Troup, M.L. Gore*
6:14
B1 Behind The Wheel (Extended Remix)
Edited By – Gail King*Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Steve PeckExecutive-Producer – Craig KostichProducer [Additional Production By], Remix [Remix By] – Shep PettiboneWritten-By – M.L. Gore*
5:50
B2 Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
Remix [Remixed By] – The BeatmastersWritten-By – M.L. Gore*
8:00

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℗ 1988 Sire Records Company

Grabbing Hands / Sonet PRS Assigned to Emile Music ASCAP for the U.S. & Canada / London Town Music Inc. ASCAP.

Catalog number on inner label: 0-20858
Catalog number on spine: 9 20858-0

The "T" in "Behind The Wheel" is has an umlaut typed above it on the back & front of the sleeve, as well as the spine.

Track B1 is also known as "Behind The Wheel (Remixed By Shep Pettibone)".

Some copies have a gold promotional stamp on the sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-20858-0 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992085809
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 0-20858 RE2 A SH1 ȹ ᴑ B-30135-RE2-SH1 ∆ 19334 I-I
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 0-20858 RE1-B SH-1 ᴑ B-30135-RE1-SH1 ∆ 19334-X I-I

Other Versions (5 of 84) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BONG 15 Depeche Mode Behind The Wheel (Remix)(7", Single) Mute BONG 15 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CD BONG 15 Depeche Mode Behind The Wheel (Remix)(CD, Single, RE, RP) Mute CD BONG 15 UK Unknown Sell This Version
30138 Depeche Mode Behind The Wheel (Remix)(CD, Single) Mute 30138 France 1988 Sell This Version
50595 Depeche Mode Behind The Wheel (Remix)(Cass, Single, Tra) Virgin, Mute 50595 France 1987 Sell This Version
INT 826.993, CDBong15, CD BONG 15, CD Bong 15, 724 Depeche Mode Behind The Wheel (Remix)(CD, Single, RE) Mute, Mute, Mute, Mute, Mute INT 826.993, CDBong15, CD BONG 15, CD Bong 15, 724 Germany 1995 Sell This Version

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Richard_23

Richard_23

December 19, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Oh hell. If I had to pick one of my 20 Depeche Mode 12" singles to line the cat box this would surely be the one. I might do it anyway. Even the lyrics are completely braindead.
From other synth-pop bands this might have been a highlight. But from Depeche Mode it's pretty disappointing.

The Ivan Ivan "megadull" mixes are ok. Even Shep Pettibone's remix is restrained to the point of sounding natural. But the Beatmasters get behind the wheel and go right into a ditch.

Idea for a remix: add lots of samples of phones ringing, a guy saying "hello operator" and "hello", a woman saying "hello" and "who's there?" Yeah, groovy! Do it a lot in case people miss it. It's got nothing to do with the song, there's not even a phone call in the lyrics! Wrong, idiots. ANSWER THE DAMN PHONE! Stupid shit like this taught me to avoid certain "additional remix and production" jerkoffs right away. Eventually I gave up completely.

If you like phones, try Kraftwerk's "The Telephone Call" from the previous year (1986). At least their use of samples makes sense thematically.