Various ‎– Around The World And Back (A Greek Tribute To Depeche Mode)

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Undo Records ‎– UN003-CD, Klik Records ‎– KLCD016, Undo Records ‎– KUCD-003
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CD, Compilation
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Tracklist

1 Yeah* Policy Of Truth
2 Μίκρο* World In My Eyes
3 Ελένη Πέτα Only When I Lose Myself
4 Raining Pleasure Shouldn't Have Done That
5 Mindwaltz Shake The Disease
6 Monitor (7) Little 15
7 Marsheaux New Life
8 Emigre Somebody
9 Fotonovela But Not Tonight
10 Decode (3) Behind The Wheel
11 Oberon Enjoy The Silence
12 Atria Photographic
13 Δημήτρης Κοργιαλάς Halo
14 Φόβοι Του Πρίγκηπα* Never Let Me Down Again
15 Ορχήστρα Του 5ου Γαλαξία In Your Room
16 Μαρία Παπαδοπούλου* Stripped
17 Carpe Diem* Clean

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Comes with 17 different postcards especially designed for this release, one for each song.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 520010530026
  • Matrix / Runout: KUCD-003
  • Rights Society: AEPI

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Jarren

Jarren

September 25, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

Some really outstanding cover versions here.

Usually I'm not one for even bothering to listen to cover versions, but you are really missing out if you're a hardcore Depeche Mode fan and don't give this a chance.

Three acts in particular are worthy of investigation:

1. Atria's cover of Photographic is a really raw synth-punk take, with live sounding drums and a great female vocal which should really appeal to fans of Saffron (Republica). It's got that real DIY bedroom ethos going on, and is a pleasure to listen to from start to finish. In comparison to the two well-known DM versions (the Some Bizzare original and the Speak & Spell album mix), it's kinda in-between them sonically. It does have that hyper sound of the Some Bizzare version but it takes more arrangement-wise from the Speak & Spell mix.

2. Marsheaux's take on New Life is simply breathtaking. They're a really well known band in their own right now, with three fantastic albums under their belt. They treat New Life with total respect, yet at the same time stamping their own very unique Marsheaux identity on it. They inject very clever little touches into their treatment, which you will definitely love even if New Life is one of your DM favourites (which it is for me)!

3. The Decode cover of Behind The Wheel. Now, Behind The Wheel is perhaps my all-time favourite DM track. What Decode do for starters is have a vocalist who is VERY good at impersonating Dave. I mean really, if you played this to a casual fan of DM they'd think it was Mr. Gahan himself! That's a great start, of course. But then you come to the actual production and arrangement. It's not exactly like the awesome original, but thankfully it's not really like Shep Pettibone's remix either. What you get is something dark & gothic yet cool & driving. It's quite unique, and actually reminds me a little of the sound of VNV Nation.

It has some additional female backing vocals (which really work) and Decode also make some little twists & turns to catch out us hardcore DM fans.

Check these tracks out!