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Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Highjack Remix) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 22nd, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

“Strangelove” is Depeche Mode’s eighteenth UK single, released on 13 April 1987, and the first single for the then upcoming album Music for the Masses. It reached number 16 in the UK charts (Depeche Mode would fail to make the Top 10 of the UK singles chart throughout the second half of the 1980s), but hit number 2 in West Germany and in South Africa, and was a Top 10 success in several other countries (Sweden, Switzerland, etc.). In the US, “Strangelove” charted twice on the Billboard Hot 100 reaching #76 in 1987 and again in 1988 #50. “Strangelove”was the first of nine number-ones on the US Dance charts, where it stayed for three weeks at the top in 1987.

This special US only 12” features new remixes of “strangelove” by Bomb The Bass, Mark Saunders and Tim Simenon. This remix is also known as “Strangelove ’88”. Sire Records commissioned these new remixes because they were not satisfied with the original release in 1987.

Also included are Justin Strauss remixes of “Nothing”.

SIDE A:
Strangelove (Highjack Remix) 6:30
Remix – Bomb The BassMark SaundersTim Simenon

Strangelove (Remix Edit) 3:46
Remix – Bomb The BassMark SaundersTim Simenon

SIDE B:
Nothing (Zip-Hop Mix) 7:06
Edited By – Chep Nunez*
Engineer [Remix] – Hugo Dwyer
Programmed By [Additional] – Eric Kupper
Remix, Producer [Additional] –  Justin Strauss

Nothing (Dub) 6:40
Edited By – Chep Nunez*
Engineer [Remix] – Hugo Dwyer
Programmed By [Additional] – Eric Kupper
Remix, Producer [Additional] –  Justin Strauss

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Strangelove (1988) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #50
1988 Strangelove (1988) U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #24

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-21022, Sire ‎– 9 21022-0, Mute ‎– 0-21022, Mute ‎– 9 21022-0
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 23 Aug 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop
Credits: Design, Photography – T&CP Assoc.*
Producer – David Bascomb*, Depeche Mode
Written-By – M.L. Gore*

NOTES:
Original versions appear on the Sire album:
“MUSIC FOR THE MASSES”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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36 Responses to “Depeche Mode – Strangelove (Highjack Remix) (US 12″)”

  1. RA Feutz Says:

    Awesome 12 Inch! The ‘Nothing’ Remixes made it the one to have! Thoses were the elusive mixes. Thanks again for posting this one Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome RA Feutz 🙂

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  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. Love DM. Please make this a UK synth pop week.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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    Mike Reply:

    I agree, Omar. Thanks, Paul!

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    sinecave Reply:

    Another vote in favour of Omar’s request. Thanks.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    Synthpop week would be awesome!

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  3. dazz22 Says:

    another classic for me good band as well

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Dazz22 🙂

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  4. antbee Says:

    Thank you, Paul! I’ll take a Depeche Mode tune anytime!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Antbee 🙂

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  5. VanceMan Says:

    I didn’t realize this wasn’t a huge US hit. I remember hearing it so much at the time that I just assumed it had a bigger radio chart life. Thanks, as always, for your great blog and write-ups.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I always thought this was a huge hit in the US as well VanceMan. I heard it played many times on the radio. A great classic track.

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  6. Sergio Says:

    Great! was expecting Nothing (Dub) at high quality some time somewhere.
    Thank you Paul.
    That file even Justin Strauss does not have on tape [pity]

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Sregio 🙂

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    Christian Reply:

    I thank you, too, for finally providing the Dub. That particular remix has eluded my digital DM collection. Thanks, Paul!

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  7. Maggle Says:

    Wow! harsh comments deleted

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yep that’s correct Maggle. I don’t mind constructive criticism but when they get rude they are gone 🙂

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  8. sinecave Says:

    Good evening.
    Mister, you made me travel back to my youth when i was buying this same single. The same thrills when i heard that vinyl are present now. Thank you very much for priceless labour!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Sinecave that’s part of my goal for this blog to bring back memories and good times 🙂

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  9. ric Says:

    Should’ve been a bigger hit in the US both times. I was very surprised back in 1988 when it got a remix and re-release, only one year after its original release. I never knew the label wasn’t happy with the mixes. While I love the Bomb The Bass remix, I hear nothing wrong with the Phil Harding Pain Mix – my favourite mix of the lot.
    Thanks Paul for your rip!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes Ric it should have been bigger. The Bomb The Bass mix actually did better on the Hot 100 than the original which peaked at #76. I like the Hardiing mix too but I am pretty fond of this one too. It’s hard to choose 🙂

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  10. Thomas Says:

    Awesome! Thanks Paul. Was going to rip this one myself for the Nothing Dub, but my vinyl is a little noisier than I had hoped…you saved me tons of time in cleaning lab. Great job as always.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Thomas. My copy was pretty quiet mostly because it was still sealed prior to ripping it for BTG. Happy I saved you some time 🙂

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  11. jorgeeugenio Says:

    Gracias muy buen aporte

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome my friend Jorgeeugenio.

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  12. Drake Says:

    Thanks!
    My favorite DM single!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake 🙂

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  13. Goodguy Says:

    I remember when J&R Music World was clearing out their longboxed CD3″s and SL ’88 was among them…for 99¢. Don’t worry everyone; I’m still kicking myself over not grabbing them up.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah that would have been a great find Goodguy 🙂

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  14. Nacho Says:

    Nice song DM, Paul please make a Shep Pettibone mix week.

    Thanks a lot.

    Nacho.

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  15. Conner Says:

    A warm favorite. Thanks!

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  16. fadzali Says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! My favourite DM song. Was pretty upset when Gucci used it for their Gucci Guilty ad.

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  17. Lordofvhs Says:

    ‘bad news travel fast’, Paul…well (sorry I’m spanish and my english is not right), the thing is there are both two blogs that have removed recently to music blogger community.
    one of them was ‘pop vinilo’ (spanish blog with mythic 80’s maxis that sounded overeher in 80’s pubs % discos)
    the other blog was removed just today: the veteran and fantastic blog ‘Vynil obscurity’
    incredible but truth :to enter into, this message says: ‘lo sentimos pero el blog Vinyl obscurity ha sido eliminado’
    it’s a sad day to 80’s blogger music brotherhood
    cheers and God’s blessings to endure wih your priceless task overhere
    have a nice rest of week

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  18. Stephen Says:

    Thanks for this one! I love the cover art they used on all the various Strangelove singles. I wonder if Sire Records did this wonderful ‘sequel’ cover from scratch? This particular photo was never used in the UK.

    “Dear Sire art department: Please go out and buy a megaphone, and paint ‘Bong 13’ on it. Make the paint job look like these megaphone photos we have from England. Use this for the cover art, and when you are done, please send the megaphone to my office as a souvenir.” ??Maybe??

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  19. Richard Shaw Says:

    Do you Have more records of Depeche Mode? It’a my favorite band of all time.

    You are the best Dj’s Paul

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