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Depeche Mode 'Strangelove' 1987



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Single:  

Strangelove


Label:  

Depeche Mode  

MUTE


Catalog number:  

BONG13


Release date:  

13 April 1987


Producer:  

Depeche Mode и David Bascombe


Design of single:  

T & CP Associates


Formats edition:  

7"LP

12"LP

L12"LP

CD

MC


UK chart:  

16 position



DEPECHE MODE:


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Dave Gahan


■  

Martin Gore


■  

Andy Fletcher


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Alan Wilder







PRESS RELEASE


MUTE RECORDS INFORMATION



DEPECHE MODE NEW RELEASE "STRANGELOVE"



DEPECHE MODE - The Prodigals return with a new witgle - "STRANGELOVE" after an eight month absence.



Having completed lengthy world tour last August, Depeche Mode took an eight month sabbatical during which time they have been writing material for a new single and album.



Deciding to approach recording from a new angle Depeche Mode entered a different studio (Studio Guillaume Tell) in Paris and worked with engineer/producer Dave Bascombe in February 1987. Completing work on the single and a number of album tracks at the end of March, the band have now returned to the UK to oversee the release of the single.



Entitled "STRANGELOVE" b/w "PIMPF" (BONG13 and 12BONG13), the single is released on Mute Records this Monday, 27th April and is available an both 7" and 12". The 12" includes two mixes of "STRANGELOVE" namely the "maxi-mix" and the "midi-mix" and a reworking of the 7" B side - "FPMIP". As usual the single is packaged in a typically luxurious picture sleeve.



A video has been filmed to accompany "STRANGELOVE" directed by Anton Corbijn (his second for Depeche Mode) in his custom black and white, filmed in location in Paris.



Depeche Mode will be returning to the audio in the near future (once again a different one) to complete work on their sixth album and expect an Autumn release. Long term plans include a further worldwide bour - details of which to follow.




RELEASE INFO


Depeche Mode "Strangelove"



Single Released on 13 April 1987 in the UK



The original version of "Strangelove" is a fast-paced pop track. Though successful, this did not seem to fit with "Music For The Masses" darker style, so Daniel Miller made a slower version that became the album version.


There are two B-sides for "Strangelove", both instrumental. "Pimpf" is a dark instrumental that is mostly piano, named after a magazine of the Hitler Youth organizations. "Pimpf" later shows up as the final track on "Music For The Masses". There is also a remix available on some "Strangelove" single releases called "Fpmip" ("Pimpf" backwards).


The second instrumental is "Agent Orange", named after the herbicide used in the Vietnam War. At the end of the song, you can hear some Morse code. Rumoured to mean "If anybody can hear this, please help me", it is actually just gibberish (LAXI ".-.. .- -..- ..", several times repeated). "Agent Orange" later shows up as the first bonus track on the CD/Cassette version of "Music For The Masses".





VINYL RELEASE


7" single (BONG13) UK



A



"Strangelove" (Single Version) 03:45



B



"Pimpf" (Single Version) 04:33





● MATRIX: RUNOUT



Other B:   Made in England


Runout A:   7 BONG-13-A1. MT 6 EXCHANGE DAMONT L MUSIC FOR THE MASSES - VOLUME - 1


Runout B:   7 BONG-13-B. 4 MT. JONZ DAMONT WE DO ANY STYLE S


Vinyl record format:   45 RPM/STEREO





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VINYL RELEASE


12" single (12BONG13) UK



A



"Strangelove" (Maxi Mix) 06:32



B



"Strangelove" (Midi Mix) 01:38


"Fpmip" (Single Version) 05:21





● MATRIX: RUNOUT



Other B:   Made in England


Runout A:   12•BONG-13 A1 PAG P 2 MUSIC FOR THE MASSES VOLUME 1


Runout B:   12-BONG-13B1 WE DO ANY STYLE PAG JONZ P 2


Vinyl record format:   45 RPM/STEREO





Semi-glossy cover. Generic die-cut inner sleeve with rounded corners.







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VINYL RELEASE


L12" single (L12BONG13) UK



A



"Strangelove" (Blind Mix) 06:31


"Pimpf" (Single Version) 04:33



B



"Strangelove" (Pain Mix) 07:19


"Agent Orange" (Single Version) 05:05





● MATRIX: RUNOUT



Other:   Made in England


Runout Side A:   PAG L-12BONG-13 A1 Exchange C


Runout Side B:   PAG L-12BONG-13 B1


Vinyl record format:   45 RPM/STEREO





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CD RELEASE


CD single (CDBONG13) UK Release 1987



  "Strangelove" (Maxi Mix) 06:31


  "Pimpf" (Single Version) 04:33


  "Strangelove" (Midi Mix) 01:40


  "Agent Orange" (Single Version) 05:01


  "Strangelove" (Single Version) 03:44





● MATRIX: RUNOUT



Other:   Made in England


Runout:   CD BONG 13 : MASTERED BY NIMBUS





Made in England. The first Depeche Mode single issued on the CD format. Original issues are in a cardboard sleeve. Track 5 is not the LP mix as stated on the sleeve. Comes with black text on CD.







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MC RELEASE


Limited Edition Cassette Single Promo (DanceBONG13) UK



SIDE 1



"Strangelove" (Blind Mix) 06:31



SIDE 2



"Strangelove" (The Fresh Ground Mix) 08:14





Cassette: Made in England. Numbered on sleeve and cassette.







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PROMO


Promo Track



01.   "Strangelove" (The Fresh Ground Mix)(UK promo MC, 12" Mute DANCE BONG13) 08:14








VIDEO RELEASE


Strangelove



Release 13 April 1987


Video directed by Anton Corbijn



Video shot on super 8 and monochrome in Paris.








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