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Strangelove

Strangelove
Chart Position (UK): 16
Chart Position (USA): 76

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Mute BONG 13
UK 7 inch single, released April 13th, 1987
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove
Pimpf

 

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Mute 12 BONG 13
UK 12 inch single, released 1987
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove (Maxi-Mix)
Strangelove (Midi-Mix)
Fpmip

 

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Mute L12 BONG 13
UK limited 12 inch single, released 1987
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove (Blind-Mix)
Pimpf
Strangelove (Pain-Mix)
Agent Orange

 

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Mute CD BONG 13
UK CD maxi single, released 1987
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove (Maxi-Mix)
Pimpf
Strangelove (Midi-Mix)
Agent Orange
Strangelove (LP Mix)

 

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Mute CD BONG 13
UK CD maxi single, 1992 reissue, released 1992
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove
Pimpf
Strangelove (Maxi Mix)
Strangelove (Midi Mix)
Fpmip
Strangelove (Blind Mix)
Strangelove (Pain Mix)
Agent Orange

 

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Mute CD BONG 13X
UK CD maxi single, from the Singles Box Set #4 [disc #19], released March 29th, 2004
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove
Pimpf
Strangelove (Maxi Mix)
Strangelove (Midi Mix)
Fpmip
Strangelove (Blind Mix)
Strangelove (Pain Mix)
Agent Orange

 

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Mute R BONG 13
UK promotional 7 inch single, released 1987
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Strangelove
Pimpf

 

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Mute S BONG 13 (SHOPBONG 13)
UK promotional 12 inch single, released 1987
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Strangelove (7 Inch Mix)
Pimpf (7 Inch Mix)
Strangelove (12 Inch Maxi Mix)

 

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Mute CLUB BONG 13
UK promotional 12 inch single, released 1987
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Strangelove (12 Inch Maxi Mix)
Strangelove (Pain Mix)

 

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Mute DANCE BONG 13
UK promotional 12 inch single, released 1987
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Strangelove (Blind Mix)
Strangelove (The Fresh Ground Mix)

 

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Sire 28366-7
US 7 inch single, released May 27th, 1987
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove [3:44]
Fpmip [5:19]

 

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Sire 20696-0
US 12 inch single, released May 20th, 1987
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove (Maxi-Mix) [6:32]
Strangelove (Midi-Mix) [1:38]
Strangelove (Blind Mix) [6:10]
Fpmip [5:19]

 

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Sire 20741-4
US cassette maxi single, released July 28th, 1987
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove (Maxi Mix)
Strangelove (Midi Mix)
Strangelove (Blind Mix)
Strangelove (Pain Mix)
Agent Orange

 

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Sire 20769-0
US 12 inch single, released August 8th, 1987
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove (Pain Mix) [7:18]
Strangelove (7 inch Version) [3:44]
Agent Orange [5:04]

 

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Sire / Reprise 40328-2
US CD maxi single, 1992 issue [disc 19], released 1992
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove
Pimpf
Strangelove (Maxi Mix)
Strangelove (Midi Mix)
Fpmip
Strangelove (Blind Mix)
Strangelove (Pain Mix)
Agent Orange

 

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Reprise CD BONG 13 / R2 78892A
US CD maxi single, from the Singles Box Set #4 [disc #19], released March 30th, 2004
this is a commercial release.

Strangelove
Pimpf
Strangelove (Maxi Mix)
Strangelove (Midi Mix)
Fpmip
Strangelove (Blind Mix)
Strangelove (Pain Mix)
Agent Orange

 

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Sire 28366-7
US promotional 7 inch single, released 1987
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Strangelove [3:44]
Strangelove [3:44]

 

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Sire PRO-A-2780
US promotional 12 inch single, released 1987
this is a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Strangelove (Pain Mix) [7:18]
Strangelove (7 inch Version) [3:44]
Agent Orange [5:04]

 

 

Notes:

The mix on the UK 7 inch is the standard "Single Version". On the first edition CD single for "Strangelove", this mix is referred to as the "LP Mix", but it is not. Also, the first edition cardboard sleeve CD singles had red ink on the discs. Later pressings had blank ink.

There were a number of promotional releases for "Strangelove". The highlight is "DANCE BONG 13", which has a remix of "Strangelove" (The Fresh Ground Mix) featuring samples from the song "Word Up" by the band Cameo. Contrary to ads on auction web sites, DANCE BONG 13 only appeared on black vinyl. Colored vinyl and cassette issues of DANCE BONG 13 are pirate/bootleg releases.

"Strangelove" has appeared on CD a number of times. Along with the original 1987 cardboard sleeve five track edition, there was an eight track 1992 reissue, and the 2004 appearance in Box Set #4. These later CDs have all the 1987 remixes of "Strangelove", except for "The Fresh Ground Mix", which remains unreleased.

The mix on the US 7 inch is the standard "Single Version".

Significant to the US 12 inch single release (20696-0) is the "Blind Mix". Unlike every other release of this mix worldwide, the US release fades the mix out prematurely (by a little under a minute). This abnormal mastering job was also available on the Sire Records promotional CD compilation "Hit It", and on other US releases of the remix, until the 1991 CD single box sets.

The US cassette maxi single was the first cassette maxi single release for Depeche Mode in the United States. It is also, by far, the rarest one (along with "Behind The Wheel"). It was packaged in a "long box", which was an item CDs used to be sold in to deter theft (a long, cardboard box).

The second US 12 inch single (20769-0) for "Strangelove" actually started as the promotional 12 inch single. It became so popular in clubs that Reprise issued it as a limited commercial 12 inch single. The "7 inch Version" is actually an edited down version of the Pain Mix, exclusive to this promotional 12 inch, and it's limited edition commercial counterpart.

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