Depeche Mode ‎– Useless

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Mute ‎– LCD BONG 28
CD, Single, Enhanced, Limited Edition
20 Oct 1997
Trance, Downtempo, Synth-pop


1 Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix)
Recorded By [Re-recorded], Mixed By – CJ Bolland
2 Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)
Recorded By [Re-recorded], Mixed By, Remix – Kruder + Dorfmeister*
3 Useless (Live)
Drums – Christian EignerEngineer – Will Shapland*Keyboards – Dave ClaytonMixed By – Q Engstrom*Sequenced By [Live Sequencing] – Kerry Hopwood
Video It's No Good
Film Director [Video Directed By] – Anton CorbijnFilm Producer [Video] – Richard Bell (6)

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Issued in a standard jewel case.
Recorded at Eastcote & Westside Studios, London.
Originally mixed at Abbey Road Studios, London.
Track 1: Re-recorded at the "Bed-Side Lab" Belgium.
Track 2: Re-recorded at G-Stone Studio 2. Mastered at G-Stone Studio 3.
Track 3: Recorded at Adrenalin Village on 10th April 1997. Mixed at Air Studios.

Useless published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd.
"It's No Good" published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd.

Distributed by RTM/DISC
Made in Great Britain.
℗ & © 1997 Mute Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016025 930289
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): C7701 LCDBONG 28/ENHANCED ::. 1:0 [NIMBUS logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): C7701 LCDBONG 28/ENHANCED :::. 1:0 [NIMBUS logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): C7701 LCDBONG 28/ENHANCED :::. 1:1 [NIMBUS logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (All variants): IFPI L122
  • Mould SID Code (Variants 1 and 3): ifpi 2319
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 2316
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi 2307
  • Label Code: LC 5834

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