Martin L. Gore remixes Ken Andrews
January 1, 1999
Martin Gore, in collaboration with Paul Freegard and Gareth Jones, has remixed a song for Ken Andrews.
The song "Soluble Words" is available only as a limited edition promotional Digipak CD single. Some independent record shops in the US are giving away free copies, but as for now Martin's remix is promotional only (you can not buy it).
The track listing:
ON - "Soluble Words" (Epic ESK 47433)
(1) "Soluble Words" (LP Version)
(2) "Soluble Words" (Sublingual Remix - Martin Gore, Gareth Jones & Paul Freegard)
(3) "Soluble Words" (Amerika Remix - Boom Boom Satellites)
(4) "Soluble Words" (Blue Word Loss Remix - Electric Company)
(5) "Your Sister Says John" (non LP track)
"On" was founded by Ken Andrews, formerly of Failure (the band who performed "Enjoy The Silence" on the tribute album "For The Masses").
Depeche Mode comes in for criticism over Gap commercial
January 1, 1999
We would like to thank all the people who have contacted us with their concerns over human rights issues, and animal welfare issues, following the use of the song Just Can't Get Enough in the Gap's TV commercial for leather clothing.
Just for the record, The Gap re-recorded Just Can't Get Enough for this commercial, and since the song was not written by a current band member, the band's permission was not required, and Depeche Mode are not receiving any payment.
Martin wins the Ivor Novello award
May 27, 1999
Thursday 27th May, 1999, Martin was presented with an award for "International Achievement", by the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters, at the 44th Ivor Novello Awards, at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane.
Martin was presented with his award by Daniel Miller, whose speech commended Martin's work as Depeche Mode's songwriter, and the fact that for nearly 20 years the band have managed to connect, through their music, with people all over the world.
Other attendees at the music industry-only event included Rod Stewart and Robbie Williams.
Depeche Mode declared "Number One Band Of All Time" by KROQ FM
May 29, 1999
KROQ FM, in Los Angeles, had a countdown over the Memorial Day Weekend (May 29-31, 1999). Asking listeners to vote for their favorite band via their web site, KROQ received over 75,000 votes. The number one band of all time, according to KROQ listeners, is Depeche Mode.
Go to the Archives | Audio | Radio area to play a MP3 file of the announcement.
Dave's new daughter
July 29, 1999
On Thursday July 29th, 1999, at 6:25pm, in New York City, David's wife Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Stella Rose Gahan. Obviously, Dave is very happy, and very proud.
September 25, 1999
Depeche Mode would like to congratulate their manager Jonathan Kessler, and his wife Staci, on the birth of their daughter Angelica, on the afternoon of Saturday 25th September, 1999. Angelica weighed in at eight and a half pounds, and we all wish Jonathan and Staci lots of luck in parenthood, and a very happy future.
Depeche Mode "Videos 86>98" DVD
October 12, 1999
Depeche Mode's "Videos 86>98" home video compilation was released on DVD in the U.S. (on October 12th, 1999 - Reprise 2-38504). It is a straight port of the video version, which contains most of the videos recorded from 1986 to 1999, as well as the "Singles 86>98" Electronic Press Kit ("A Short Film").
Depeche Mode UK box set re-release
October 18, 1999
The three singles box sets that were released by Mute Records in the UK in 1991 (DMBX1, DMBX2 and DMBX3) were reissued on October 18th, 1999. These boxes will be identical to the original CD single box sets, and will be limited to 15,000 copies each. They will only be available in the United States on import.
The CD singles included are:
DMBX 1 - Dreaming Of Me, New Life, Just Can't Get Enough, See You, The Meaning Of Love, Leave In Silence
DMBX 2 - Get The Balance Right, Everything Counts, Love, In Itself, People Are People, Master And Servant, Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody
DMBX 3 - Shake The Disease, It's Called A Heart, Stripped, A Question Of Lust, A Question Of Time, Little 15
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