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My Reinterpretations



Details of MIDI reinterpretations from songs and instrumental tracks recorded by the likes of Simple Minds, New Order, Talk Talk, Example, Red Flag, Camouflage, Break Machine, Desireless, Kylie, Duran Duran, Keane, Camouflage, Rigger, U2, Paul van Dyk and Depeche Mode.

Plus new projects composed from artists such as Billy Bragg and Intervox (Mindcleaner, Jeff Harper). More details will follow soon.

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  • THE REINTERPRETATIONS - Completed or Nearing Completion:


After The Rain Depeche Mode vs New Order E.P. For An Angel 2010 I Believe In You Precious Repro-
graphic
Shades
of Andro-
gyny
The Floating Mother-
ship
The Party's Not Over Yet The Rush The Way You Kissed Me Visions Of Gold

  • THE REINTERPRETATIONS - Deleted, or At An Early Stage:

A Place Called Vertigo E.P. Balan-
cing
Act
City Girl (During The Day) Confused Every-
thing Amounts
E.P.
Some Great Command The Great Sea Voyage Mode (We Came To) Street Dance Would I Ever Change?


BREAK MACHINE

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(We Came To) Street Dance

A reinterpretation of the classic 1984 hip-hop anthem Street Dance by Break Machine. Please don't be fooled by the track title, there is no content of the 1982 Ultravox single We Came To Dance here in this reinterpretation.


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CAMOUFLAGE

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Some Great Command

Two, possibly three reintepretations of Camouflage's classic 1987 industrial single The Great Commandment.


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DEPECHE MODE

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Balancing Act

A recent project, Balancing Act is simply a reinterpretation of the classic Depeche Mode single Get The Balance Right.


Everything Amounts E.P.
A selection of reinterpretations from songs by... who else..?

Everything Amounts * PAGE LINK *

The Lanscape Has Changed * PAGE LINK *

Goodnight Lovers * PAGE LINK *

The Lanscape Has Changed Two * PAGE LINK *

I have, for a long time, wanted to reinterpret this monster Depeche Mode tune: Everything Counts. I believe that the 1989 live (101) version of this song is the best single to have been released in the UK in the whole of the 1980s decade.


Precious

This is the first time I have attempted to partly compose and produce a song that requires a vocal performance. The original Precious single can be found on the 2005 Depeche Mode album Playing The Angel. My version includes a reinterpretation of the instrumental MID section, together with vocals from a gentleman called Michael George, plus a lot of production help from Andy Haldane.
Since then, many more remixes have been completed and more are in progress.


Reprographic

An instrumental reinterpretation of the first song recorded by Depeche Mode: Photographic.


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DESIRELESS

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Voyage Mode

A reinterpretation of the classic 1988 French lyrical song Voyage Voyage by Desireless. Her song has more recently been covered, complete with French lyrics, by Kate Ryan.


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DURAN DURAN

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After The Rain

A reinterpretation of Before The Rain, the closing track to Duran Duran's most recent album, All You Need Is Now.


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EXAMPLE

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The Way You Kissed Me

A reinterpretation project based on Changed The Way You Kissed Me, the monster tune from Example, with a little help from the successful trance producer Michael Woods.


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KEANE

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The Great Sea

A reinterpretation of Keane's classic 2006 instrumental The Iron Sea, from the Under The Iron Sea album, inspired by the unplugged Crystal Ball b-side.


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KYLIE MINOGUE

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I Believe In You

Kylie's 2006 hit. More news to follow.


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NEW ORDER

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Confused

Two different reinterpretation of the classic New Order b-side, the Confused Instrumental. More news to follow.


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NEW ORDER vs DEPECHE MODE

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Depeche Mode vs New Order E.P.

A collection of mash-up reinterpretations from ten of the 1980s most loved songs...

Are People Perfect

Blue, In Itself

Love Triangle

The Landscape Is Vanishing

Round Celebration - Parts and Two * *

A 2-for-1 reinterpretation of a New Order single from the mid-1980s, combined with a Depeche Mode's biggest UK hit to date.

This is followed by another New Order v Depeche Mode reinterpretation - I'll let you guess the title tracks that this project was influenced by!

Chords and melodies from each New Order and Depeche Mode song are used here to create what I hope you'll enjoy listening to.


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PAUL VAN DYK

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For An Angel 2010

I was too late to help out with the 2009 remixes of this popular trance anthem, but I hope you like the tracks Andy Haldane and Mike Grohs (AphelionX) helped with producing.


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RED FLAG

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Would I Ever Change? E.P.
Two different reinterpretation projects of the classic US Top Ten smash hit If I Ever.

If I Ever Change
Would I Ever Change?

And yet another instrumental reinterpretation. More than the one now! Both revisit the opening track to the classic US synth-pop duo Red Flag's 1988 album Naive Art. Many of these tracks can also be found on a purple bootleg CD compilation The Real Rare Tracks.


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RIGGER
(Otis Brown, US DJ/producer)

reinterpretations


City Girl (During The Day)

After much thought, the production in Andy Haldane's remix of my reintepretation offers only one conclusion: to hand the credit for the project to Andy Haldane himself.


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SIMPLE MINDS

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Shades Of Androgyny

Originally the climax to the 1997 Simple Minds album Neapolis, a new reinterpretation project.

More news to follow.


The Floating Mothership

Originally I recorded three similar reinterpretations of the final track from the 2002 Simple Minds album Cry.

More news to follow.


Visions Of Gold

A reinterpretation of the title track to the 1983 Simple Minds album: New Gold Dream.

Observant music fans may recognise a Mark O'Toole bassline, reproduced via a Fairlight synthesizer produced by Trevor Horn, on behalf of the Frankies, in this track too.


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STEP THEORY

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The Rush

A reinterpretation of Eric Randazzo's classic 2009 instrumental.


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TALK TALK

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The Party's Still Not Over

My first reinterpretation project, The Party's Back On Again was an attempt to add something new to the 1982 Talk Talk debut album title track The Party's Over.

More recently, I have asked British producer Danny Nightingale to remix a new attempt at reinterpreting The Party's Over - called The Party's Not Over Yet

Then he remixed a harder, pacier demo, called The Party's Still Not Over with more success.


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U2

reinterpretations...


A Place Called Vertigo


New Year's Blues

In my not-so-humble opinion, the best song Paul Hewson will ever write - New Year's Day.

More news to follow.


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