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The Reinterpretations




A few big names from once upon a time... such as: Depeche Mode, Simple Minds, Talk Talk, New Order, Duran Duran, Red Flag, Camouflage among some great artists.

Then throw in a few later acts, such as: Keane, Example, Rigger and you may think "Well, not too bad a line-up there, you could say...".

Simply make your own mind up from what you hear below.



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THE REINTERPRETATIONS - Completed, nearing completion, or in progress:


After The Rain:
UP FOR
GRABS

Eighties
Into Tens
:
BREAK-
ING NEWS

ONLINE:
NOW!
For An Angel 2010:
Comp-
leted
I Believe
In You
:
UP FOR
GRABS
Precious: NEWS ONLINE NOW! Repro-
graphic
Shades
of Andro-
gyny
The Floating Mother-
ship
The Party's Still Not Over: NEWS ONLINE NOW! The Rush:
Comp-
leted
The Way You Kissed Me: NEWS ONLINE NOW! Visions Of Gold: NEWS ONLINE NOW! Voxless C/
Voxless I

New Year's Blues:
UP FOR
GRABS
City Girl (During The Day) Every-
thing Amounts
E.P.

Some Great Com-
mand
: NEWS ONLINE NOW!

The Great Sea Voyage Mode Would I Ever Change: NEWS ONLINE NOW!



DURAN DURAN

reinterpretations...


After The Rain

A reinterpretation of Before The Rain, the closing track to Duran Duran's 2010 (digital) and 2011 (CD) album, All You Need Is Now.




KYLIE MINOGUE

reinterpretations...


I Believe In You

Kylie's 2006 hit song, produced to a longer track running-time.




STEP THEORY

reinterpretations...


The Rush

A reinterpretation of Eric's classic 2009 instrumental track.




DEPECHE MODE

reinterpretations...


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

Track #1
Everything Amounts (demo)

Track #2
The Landscape Has Changed

Track #3
The Landscape Has Changed Two

I have, for a long time, wanted to reinterpret this monster Depeche Mode tune: Everything Counts (live, 101), arguably the best single to have been released in the UK in the whole of the 1980's
and possibly the best 'protest-song' ever written.

I'm also a big fan of (probably) Alan Wilder's best Depeche song, The Landscape Is Changing, again from that eye-opening, 1983 album Construction Time Again. Two different, instrumental interpretations of this song appear here (not to be confused with The Vanished, track #4 on the Eighties Into Tens E.P.



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, with it being mixed by the ever-reliable Andy Haldane.
Since then, many more remixes have been completed and more are in progress.
'til the release, here's a few highlights to what is already complete:

(synth-pop) E.P. Track #2:
Dominatrix E.P. version

(synth-pop) E.P. Track #13:
Maxiblues remix


Reprographic

An instrumental reinterpretation of the first song released under the name: Depeche Mode - Photographic.

Reprographic 3G Main mix

Reprographic 2G edit




EXAMPLE

reinterpretations...


The Way You Kissed Me

A reinterpretation very loosely based on that classic opening synth-lead on Elliot's monster tune from 2011: Changed The Way You Kissed Me, himself aided by the electronic producer Michael Woods.




FASHION vs FASCISM..?!?

reinterpretations...


Eighties Into Tens
The first of a five-part dual reinterpretation project, that happen to loosely borrow chords, basslines and melodic production of classic singles from two of the classiest bands recording in the 1980s - whilst always pushing in the tracks' own directions.

Track #1
Appliance Of Defiance

Appliance Of Defiance (Original mix) or
Appliance Of Defiance (Asnazzy remix)
Appliance Of Defiance (Danny Nightingale's Back to '92 remix)
DM,
(People Are People, Some Great Reward, 1984),
NO,
(The Perfect Kiss, Low Life, 1985);


Track #2
Lunedž In Azzurro

Lunedž In Azzurro (2011 update)
Lunedž In Azzurro (Andy Haldane remix)
DM,
(Love, In Itself, Construction Time Again, 1983),
NO,
(Blue Monday, (1995 remix CD/Best-of releases, firstly Substance), 1987);


Track #3
Living Tangled

DM,
(See You, A Broken Frame, 1982),
NO,
(Bizzare Love Triangle, Brotherhood, 1986);


Track #4
The Vanished

The Vanished (Original mix)
DM,
(The Landscape Is Changing, Construction Time Again, 1983),
NO,
(Vanishing Point, Technique, 1989);


and

Track #5
Spin Of Success
parts one and two


Spin Of Success (First original)

DM,
(Black Celebration, Black Celebration, 1986),
NO,
(Round And Round, Technique, 1989).

A 5-part project set of instrumental tracks, all borrowing melodic ideas (chord-prhases, melodies, both tracks in the same key) from two of the 1980s most respected bands, yet always remaining compositions of it's own integrity.

I sincerely hope you'll enjoy listening to them.




NEW ORDER

reinterpretations...


Voxless C / Voxless I

A two-track project, based on the classic Arthur Baker-production of the 1983 New Order b-side, the Confused Instrumental.




PAUL VAN DYK

reinterpretations...


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 AphelionX made possible.





SIMPLE MINDS

reinterpretations...


Shades Of Androgyny

Originally the climax to the 1997 Simple Minds album Neapolis, a reinterpretation project inspired by the end of the instrumental track.

It has so far been remixed by Danny Nightingale, AphelionX and Dima.

Track #1
Shades Of Androgyny Original demo Danny Nightingale remix

Track #2
Shades Of Androgyny AphelionX First edit

Track #3
Shades Of Androgyny Danny Nightingale remix

Track #4
Shades Of Androgyny AphelionX Second edit

Track #5
Shades Of Androgyny Dima's remix

Track #6
Shades Of Androgyny AphelionX Extended remix


Originally the climax to the 1997 Simple Minds album Neapolis, a reinterpretation project inspired by the end of the instrumental track.

It has so far been remixed by Danny Nightingale, AphelionX and Dima.


The Floating Mothership
Originally The Floating World, a Vince Clarke remix from the Glaswiegen's first Neon Lights cover album.

The track being (as we know it): Homosapien, written by punk-rocker Pete Shelley originally appearing on this cover album recorded by Simple Minds in 2001, with Vince Clarke's remix on a CD2 (single, 2nd b-side track) release from the Cry title track a year later.

The Floating World would then become an instrumental track in it's own right on the 2002 Cry album - under the name of "Simple Minds".


Track #1
The Floating Mothership Original mix

Track #2
The Floating Mothership Dima's edit

Track #3
The Floating Mothership Andy Haldane remix

Track #4
The Floating Mothership Danny Nightingale remix

Track #5
The Floating Mothership Andy Haldane chillout

Track #6
The Floating Mothership Danny Nightingale dub


Confused?!?

Well, the voxless inspired me to rework it in 2005, using the most basic of computer music programs: Cubase VST (version 5). The program had very little to work with, but it did have that wonderful warm pad (synthesizer sound) that's great for string chords (atmospheric, chord structure sound that rigidly holds the listener's attention clearly throughout the duration of the track).

More news to follow.


Visions Of Gold
A reinterpretation of the title track to the 1982 Simple Minds album: New Gold Dream.


Track #1
Visions Of Gold (Original mix)

Observant music fans may recognise a War-cover Mark O'Toole bassline part, recorded via a 'Fairlight' synthesizer produced by Trevor Horn, on behalf of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, in a 2003 college demo version of this project.




TALK TALK

reinterpretations...


The Party's Back On Again E.P.

The Party's Still Not Over (Danny Nightingale's trance remix)

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, titled: The Party's Still Not Over, with even more success.




U2

reinterpretations...


New Year's Blues (demo) &


Reinterpreting arguably the best song Paul Hewson will ever write: New Year's Day.

This one's up for grabs too!




CAMOUFLAGE

reinterpretations...



Some Great Command

Camouflage's classic 1987 industrial single The Great Commandment.




DESIRELESS

reinterpretations...


Voyage Mode

A reinterpretation of the classic 1988 French-vocal song Voyage Voyage, recently been covered, complete with French lyrics, by Kate Ryan.




KEANE

reinterpretations...


The Great Sea (demo)

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.




RED FLAG

reinterpretations...


Would I Ever Change? E.P.
Two different reinterpretation projects of the classic 1989s US Top Ten smash If I Ever.

If I Ever Change/
Would I Ever Change?

And yet another instrumental reinterpretation, revisiting 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 sleeve bootleg CD compilation The Real Rare Tracks.




RIGGER
(Otis Brown, US DJ/producer)

reinterpretations


City Girl (During The Day)
An early classic from a DJ and producer whose been in the business for some time...


City Girl (During The Day)
(
Empress Touch and Andy Haldane version)

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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Last updated: 2 November 2018


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