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Behind The Wheel

Behind The Wheel
Chart Position (UK): 21
Chart Position (USA): 61

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Mute BONG 15
UK 7 inch single, released December 28th, 1987
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (Remix)
Route 66

 

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Mute 12 BONG 15
UK 12 inch single, released 1987
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (Remixed by Shep Pettibone)
Route 66 (Remixed by The Beatmasters)

 

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Mute L12 BONG 15
UK limited 12 inch single, released 1987
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
Route 66 (Casualty Mix)

 

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Mute C BONG 15
UK cassette maxi single, released 1987
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (Remixed by Shep Pettibone)
Route 66 (Remixed by The Beatmasters)
Behind The Wheel

 

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Mute CD BONG 15
UK CD maxi single, released November 25th, 1991
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (7" Remix)
Route 66
Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Mix)
Behind The Wheel (LP Mix)

 

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Mute CD BONG 15
UK CD maxi single, 1992 reissue, released 1992
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (Remix)
Route 66
Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Remix)
Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)
Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
Route 66 (Casualty Mix)
Behind The Wheel (LP Mix)

 

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Mute CD BONG 15X
UK CD maxi single, from the Singles Box Set #4, released March 29th, 2004
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (Remix)
Route 66
Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Remix)
Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)
Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
Route 66 (Casualty Mix)
Behind The Wheel (LP Mix)

 

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Mute DJ BONG 15
UK promotional 7 inch single, released 1987
This was a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Behind The Wheel ("DJ BONG 15" Mix)
Route 66

 

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Mute DJ BONG 15
UK promotional 7 inch single, test pressing, released 1987
This was a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Behind The Wheel ("DJ BONG 15" Mix)
Dueling Banjos (NOT performed by any member of Depeche Mode)

 

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Mute D12 BONG 15
UK promotional 12 inch single, released 1987
This was a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Behind The Wheel (Shep Mix)
Behind The Wheel (LP Mix)
Route 66 (7" Mix)

 

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Mute L12 BONG 15
UK promotional limited 12 inch single, released 1987
This was a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
Route 66 (Casualty Mix)

 

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Sire 27991-7
US 7 inch single, released April 5th, 1988
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (7" Remix) [3:58]
Route 66 / Behind The Wheel (Mega-Single Mix) [4:15]

 

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Sire 20858-0
US 12 inch single, released April 5th, 1988
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megamix) [7:50]
Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megadub) [6:14]
Behind The Wheel (Extended Remix) [5:50]
Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Remix) [8:00]

 

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Sire 27991-4
US cassette single, released April 5th, 1988
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel (7" Remix) [3:58]
Route 66 / Behind The Wheel (Mega-Single Mix) [4:15]

 

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Sire 20858-4
US cassette maxi single, released April 5th, 1988
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megamix) [7:50]
Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megadub) [6:14]
Behind The Wheel (Extended Remix) [5:50]
Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Remix) [8:00]

 

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Sire / Reprise 40330-2
US CD maxi single, 1992 reissue [disc 21], released June 9th, 1992
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel
Route 66
Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Remix)
Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)
Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
Route 66 (Casuality Mix)
Behind The Wheel (L.P. Mix)

 

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Reprise CD BONG 15 / R2 78892C
US CD maxi single, from the Singles Box Set #4 [disc #21], released March 30th, 2004
This was a commercial release.

Behind The Wheel
Route 66
Behind The Wheel (Shep Pettibone Remix)
Route 66 (Beatmasters Mix)
Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
Route 66 (Casuality Mix)
Behind The Wheel (LP Mix)

 

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Sire 27991-7
US promotional 7 inch single, released 1988
This was a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Behind The Wheel (7" Remix) [3:58]
Route 66 / Behind The Wheel (Mega-Single Mix) [4:15]

 

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Sire PRO-A-2952
US promotional 12 inch single, released 1988
This was a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Behind The Wheel (Extended Remix) [5:50]
Behind The Wheel (Dub) [6:00]
Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix) [8:00]
Behind The Wheel (7 inch DJ Remix) [3:48]

 

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Sire PRO-CD-2953
US promotional CD single, released 1988
This was a promotional release, and was not for sale.

Behind The Wheel (7" Remix)
Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Mega-Single Mix)
Route 66 / Behind The Wheel (Mega-Single Mix)
Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megamix)
Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
Behind The Wheel (Extended Remix)

 

 

Notes:

Regardless of the multiple variations on the credit, Shep Pettibone only did one 12 inch version of "Behind The Wheel" (along with a 7 inch version, and a Dub Version which appears on a U.S. promotional 12 inch - see below).

The real unique item was the U.K. promotional 7 inch single. That release contained a remix (rumored to be by Daniel Miller) which was never released anywhere else, but was used as the track the band lip-sync'd to on a few U.K. TV shows at the time. It is rather hard to spot the promotional 7 inch single, because it looks identical to the commercial release, aside from the catalog number "DJ BONG 15" etched into the wax, near the label (the matrix number). Even rarer than this standard promotional 7 inch is the 7 inch test pressing. While it contains the same rare remix, the b side of the test pressing isn't even Depeche Mode. It is an unknown artist performing the very un-Depeche track "Dueling Banjos"!

The US commercial 12 inch single has a rather interesting mispressing. Some early pressings were pressed with incorrect labels on them. The vinyl played as it should, but the labels were incorrect. The "Dub Mix" listed on the label actually appears on the promotional 12 inch single.

The "Behind The Wheel / Route 66" Megamix was a US-only remix. The "Megadub" only appeared on the commercial 12 inch single. The "Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Megamix)" and the "Route 66 / Behind The Wheel (Mega-Single Mix)" are only officially available on CD on this US promotional CD. The "Megamix", along with a "Megadub" version, appeared on the commercial US 12 inch release. The "Behind The Wheel / Route 66 (Mega-Single Mix)" appeared on CD on the commercial compilation "Just Say Yo", a sampler CD released by Sire Records. The rest of the mixes have appeared on the commercial "Behind The Wheel" CD single.

On the US promotional 12 inch single, the "Dub" (mixed by Shep Pettibone, who also did the "Extended Remix") and the "7 inch DJ Remix" are exclusive to the 12 inch single. The 7 inch promotional release is identical in content to the commercial issue.

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