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Depeche Mode – It’s Called A Heart (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 17th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“It’s Called A Heart” is a single by Depeche Mode released on September 16, 1985. It was included as one of two new songs on the compilation The Singles (81-85) the same year, along with “Shake the Disease”. It reached number 18 in the UK singles chart. In America the album was titled Catching Up With Depeche Mode.

Martin Gore and Alan Wilder have often been quoted as saying “It’s Called a Heart” is their least favourite single ever recorded by Depeche Mode, and is not particularly well-liked by many fans either. On the documentary included on the remastered edition of Black Celebration, it is revealed that the band wanted to release “Fly on the Windscreen” as a single, but the Mute Records publicist nixed that idea, as the song starts with the word “death”.

The “Emotion Remix” and “Emotion Dub” mixes of “It’s Called A Heart” were done by Joseph Watt, who is one of the remixers of the Razormaid remix service. These mixes, however, are not the actual Razormaid mix of the track. These remixes of are exclusive to this 12 inch single, and to the digital collection “The Complete Depeche Mode”, from iTunes. They have not appeared on any official CD release.

The “Deportation Mix” of “Flexible” is practically identical to the “Pre-Deportation Mix”, but for some unknown reason, it doesn’t fade out. The “Pre-Deportation Mix” has a fade ending, but this mix just goes until it stops cold. The effect is similar to a tape machine running out of tape – it just stops. This mix has never appeared on an official CD release.

SIDE A:
It’s Called A Heart (Emotion Remix) 6:48
Engineer – David Heilmann
Remix, Engineer – Joseph Watt

It’s Called A Heart (Emotion Dub) 5:33
Engineer – David Heilmann
Remix, Engineer – Joseph Watt

SIDE B:
Flexible (Deportation Mix) 4:38
Producer – Gareth Jones

It’s Called A Heart (Single Version) 3:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – 0-20402, Mute – 0-20402
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – T + CP*
Illustration [Illustrations] – Tamara Capellaro
Producer – Daniel MillerDepeche Mode
Written-By – M.L. Gore*

NOTES:
Sticker on shrink wrap says “Special Collector’s Edition – New Remixes”.
Original versions available on the Sire album “Catching Up With Depeche Mode”.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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33 Responses to “Depeche Mode – It’s Called A Heart (US 12″)”

  1. Ally Says:

    I see what you did there. Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome ally 🙂

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  2. Howard Says:

    Well done!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Howard 🙂

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  3. bfore Says:

    LOL,It’s Called A Heart (Problem), great sense of humor Paul, the Python’s wouldn’t be ashamed of that one! I reckon you gettin’ better 🙂
    Think I have the UK 12″ somewhere in the closet, been following DM for over 30 years!

    Nice post,bfore

    PS
    Hope you get very old before you post:
    “The Doors – The End”

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Me too Bfore! i am feeling much better thanks 🙂

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  4. musicdivaSF Says:

    clever, pretty clever ther Dj PaulT. Love it!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you MusicdivaSF 🙂 How did you like the ONJ concert in San Francisco last week? Havn’t had a chance to get the scoop from you. I have seen pics and video looks like it was a sold out show.

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    musicdivaSF Reply:

    OMG! ONJ was simply magnificent on stage that night. She could not cram all of her hits in an almost 2-hour show but she did a very good job of including them in a medley of hits. She sang most of popular hits from both Grease and Xanadu, even recreating some of the most popular scenes that made her a star. On her versatility, she went from pop to country and back. From slow hits to get on your feet fast tunes. That voice is very well-preserved.
    You can also feel the love in the crowd. We stood up, danced, clapped and cheered to the songs that we grew listening to. She then returned the warm gesture by saying how much she appreciated our presence despite all these years. “I keep on singing and you keep on showing up.”
    We cheered all that she has done to help find a cure for cancer and the opening of her cancer center in Australia.
    I don’t want to give away anything but she did not get to sing 2 of my fave hits that you have posted on here, but that’s okay.
    Overall, it was one fantabulous night and you’re in for a treat when she gets there. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Oooh I can’t wait until October. I’m so excited i hope I don’t cause this monitor thingy to explode lol. I have heard that she in fact did sing some rare tracks from her back catalog that she has never sang live before. She is one cool lady. So glad you had a good time 🙂

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    musicdivaSF Reply:

    You heard it right, Dj PaulT. She performed some of her rare tracks and of course that got the entire crowd all excited. I forgot to carry a good camera thinking they were going to restrict it but they didn’t, so don’t forget to carry a camera to the show. I know you won’t. 🙂

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  5. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Hope you’re better. Please make it a Depeche Mode week. Do u have the 12″ mixes of Shake The Disease and Leave In Silence ?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome omar. I pretty much have this weeke planned. I’ll try to get to those singles as soon as i can my friend. Hang in there 🙂

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  6. Drake Says:

    Thanks!
    I love this music, i have in one collection of DM Remixes , but dont have these versions.
    Hope you are better , Heart is dangerous!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake. I am feeling better and taking things slow 🙂

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  7. Nick Says:

    Love Depeche Mode, and love these remixes. Thanks for posting them!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Nick 🙂

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  8. Christian Says:

    Great post Paul! Cheers to your good health!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Christian! Cheers to you my friend!

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  9. ric Says:

    Great to see you back in the swing of things, Paul.
    And as always, done in a tongue-n-cheek manner.
    Often, a positive attitude beats any medication!
    Your cheery outlook and wicked sense of humour will take you far, my friend!
    I only have the normal UK 12″ for this, so thanks for these re-remixes!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ric it feels good to be back. I have always believed a positive attitude is the only way to go 🙂 Enjoy the mixes 🙂

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  10. Super C Says:

    Wicked sense of humour!!!
    Many thanks for the tremendous post!
    All the best

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Super C 🙂

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  11. sinecave Says:

    Man, I envy your love for the music; you have a gadget attached to your body and still you are offering the best quality rare tracks. Best wishes from México.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Sinecave thank you so much for the comment I really appreciate it 🙂

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  12. ianbucko Says:

    …back with a BONG my friend! Don’t think we got these remixes in the UK at the time 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ianbucko. Yep these mixes are US only. Enjoy!

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  13. Johan Olsson Says:

    Thank you!!!!

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  14. Michael Says:

    Hi Paul,

    One of my favorite depeche mode maxi’s. I think i have the german version, a double maxi single where fly on the windscreen is the b-side track. Thanks a lot!

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  15. Gary UK Says:

    Excellent post , did not even know about these excellent Razo-rish Watts Mixes.
    Keep up the brilliant posts of exclusive mixes from around the world.
    During the mid to late 70s & 80s these were went the best re-edits 12″s mixes were done. In the UK during the early 90s is when the singles market started to fall apart…….the genuine 12″ extension / remix lost its way to mixes that were nothing like the originals………….
    KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK
    Gary Oxford UK

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  16. Gareth Says:

    Love it Paul! Great post.

    Any chance of anymore DM stuff that’s not yet available on CD / US only?

    Brilliant work as always. Glad you hear you are feeling better.

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  17. Mike Says:

    “Flexible” seems to end somewhat abruptly. Is that an error or how it is on the vinyl? Thanks!

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    Mike Reply:

    Sorry, please ignore. I failed to read your post. Thanks much for posting.

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