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Depeche Mode 'Behind The Wheel' 1987



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Single:  

Behind The Wheel


Label:  

Depeche Mode  

MUTE


Catalog number:  

BONG15


Release date:  

28 December 1987


Producer:  

Depeche Mode and David Bascombe


Design of single:  

T & CP Associates


Formats edition:  

7"LP

12"LP

L12"LP

CD

MC


UK chart:  

28 position



DEPECHE MODE:


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Dave Gahan


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Martin Gore


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Andy Fletcher


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Alan Wilder




RELEASE INFO


Depeche Mode "Behind the Wheel"



Single Released on 28 December 1987 in the UK



Regardless of the multiple variations on the credit, Shep Pettibone only did one 12 inch version of "Behind The Wheel" (along with a 7 inch version, and a Dub Version which appears on a U.S. promotional 12 inch).


The real unique item was the U.K. promotional 7 inch single. That release contained a remix (rumored to be by Daniel Miller) which was never released anywhere else, but was used as the track the band lip-sync'd to on a few U.K. TV shows at the time. It is rather hard to spot the promotional 7 inch single, because it looks identical to the commercial release, aside from the catalog number "DJ BONG 15" etched into the wax, near the label (the matrix number). Even rarer than this standard promotional 7 inch is the 7 inch test pressing. While it contains the same rare remix, the b side of the test pressing isn't even Depeche Mode. It is an unknown artist performing the very un-Depeche track "Dueling Banjos"!


The "Behind The Wheel / Route 66" Megamix was a US-only remix. The "Megadub" only appeared on the commercial 12 inch single. The "Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megamix)" and the "Route 66 / Behind The Wheel (Mega-Single Mix)" are only officially available on CD on this US promotional CD. The "Megamix", along with a "Megadub" version, appeared on the commercial US 12 inch release. The "Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Mega-Single Mix)" appeared on CD on the commercial compilation "Just Say Yo", a sampler CD released by Sire Records. The rest of the mixes have appeared on the commercial "Behind The Wheel" CD single.


On the US promotional 12 inch single, the "Dub" (mixed by Shep Pettibone, who also did the "Extended Remix") and the "7 inch DJ Remix" are exclusive to the 12 inch single. The 7 inch promotional release is identical in content to the commercial issue.


"Behind the Wheel" was written by Martin Gore. "Route 66" was written by Robert William Troup Jr.





VINYL RELEASE


7" single (BONG15) UK



Side One



"Behind The Wheel" (Remix) 03:58



Side Two



"Route 66" 04:08





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 100156


Other Side Two:   Made in Great Britain


Runout Side One:   ✶DS-BONG-15 A-1 ✶ The Exchange


Runout Side Two:   ✶ S BONG-15 B-1 ✶ 1 MT. JONZ T


Vinyl record format:   45rpm Stereo





Made in Great Britain







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VINYL RELEASE


12" single (12BONG15) UK



Side One



"Behind The Wheel" (Shep Pettibone Mix) 05:55



Side Two



"Route 66" (Beatmasters Mix) 06:19





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 200153


Other Side Two:   Made in Great Britain


Runout Side One:   ✳ 12·BONG-15·A-1 ✳ The Exchange P MT. 2


Runout Side Two:   ✳ 12·BONG-15.B-1 ✳ MT. 2 DAMONT


Vinyl record format:   45 RPM Stereo





Some copies include a 29 cm x 29 cm four page black and white insert (titled "Mute/Documentary Evidence 2") which details the label's discography from 1978 through 1987.







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VINYL RELEASE


L12" single (L12BONG15) UK January 1988



Side One



"Behind The Wheel" (Beatmasters Mix) 07:58



Side Two



"Route 66" (Casualty Mix) 10:39







● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 500156


Other Side Two:   Made in Great Britain


Runout Side One:   L12 Bong 15 A₂ PAG Damont


Runout Side Two:   L12 Bong 15 B₁ PAG Damont


Vinyl record format:   45 RPM Stereo





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CD RELEASE


CD single (CDBONG15) UK Released 28 December 1987



"Behind The Wheel" (7" Remix) 03:58


"Route 66" 04:09


"Behind The Wheel"(Shep Pettibone Mix) 05:57


"Behind The Wheel" (LP Mix) 05:18





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 600151


Other:   Made in Great Britain


Runout:   CDBONG 15 • MASTERED BY NIMBUS





Cover: Made in Great Britain







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MC RELEASE


Cassette single (CBONG15) UK



"Behind The Wheel" (Shep Pettibone Mix) 05:55


"Route 66" (Beatmasters Mix) 06:19


"Behind The Wheel" (Album Version) 05:18





● BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 400157


Other cover:   Made in Great Britain





Cover: Made in Great Britain. Same tracks on both sides.







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PROMO


Promo Track



01.   "Route 66 / Behind the Wheel" (Mega-Single Mix)(US 7" single Sire 7-27991) 04:15


02.   "Behind the Wheel / Route 66" (Megamix)(US 12" single Sire 0-20858) 07:51


03.   "Behind the Wheel / Route 66" (Megadub)(US 12" single Sire 0-20858) 06:17


04.   "Behind the Wheel" (Dub)(US 12" promo Sire PRO-A-2952) 06:00


05.   "Behind The Wheel" (DJ Bong15 Remix)(UK 7" promo DJBong15) 03:54


06.   "Behind the Wheel" (7" DJ Remix)(UK 7" promo SBong15) 03:48








VIDEO RELEASE


Behind The Wheel (Remix Version)



Release 28 December 1987


Video directed by Anton Corbijn



Notes: This video is for the Remix Version of the song. This video was played on TV.






Behind The Wheel (Album Version)



Release 28 December 1987


Video directed by Anton Corbijn



Notes: This video differ in length by a few minutes from the "Remix Version" video (this version is longer).








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