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1 + 2 Album

 

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U.K. Mini LP (Stumm 31): although the B-side label of initial copies says the disc plays at 33rpm the correct speed is actually 45rpm.

Later issues have a corrected B-side label showing the correct speed.

 

 

HYDROLOGY Album

 

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U.K. audio cassette and CD formats have different titles: the audio cassette is entitled "HYDROLOGY AND 1 + 2" whilst the CD is entitled "HYDROLOGY PLUS 1 + 2".

 

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The original U.S. audio cassette and CD formats were released as "HYDROLOGY AND 1 + 2".

 

 

FAITH HEALER Single

 

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U.K. Promo Radio 7" Single (R Mute 110): mispressed copies exist.

These discs are the commercial 7" single with promo labels and therefore play the 'LP Version' of 'FAITH HEALER' instead the 'Radio Version'.

 

 

DRIFTING Single

 

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The 12" single and CD single formats are different:

On the 12" single 'DRIFTING [Poison Dub]' has a clean fade-out and 'CONTROL FREAK [Barry Adamson Mix]' has a clean fade-in.

On the CD single 'DRIFTING [Poison Dub]' fades over to 'CONTROL FREAK [Barry Adamson Mix]'.

'SHUNT [Panasonic Mix]' was edited for the CD single and lasts 1 Minute and 57 seconds shorter than the version on vinyl.

 

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Talking of Douglas McCarthy is not credited for 'CONTROL FREAK [Barry Adamson Mix]'.

 

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'CONTROL FREAK [Barry Adamson Mix]' features sample of DEPECHE MODE's 'BARREL OF A GUN [united mix]'.

Alan Wilder didn't actually know this when the single was released. He got aware of this fact by a fan in the Q+A of SHUNT. Alan's comment: "I had no idea about the use of this sample (which comes from some other source apparently) when Barry Adamson submitted his remix. If I'd known that it had been used on a Mode remix, I'd have edited it out".

 

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Alan rejected a mix for 'DRIFTING' by Flood.

 

 

UNSOUND METHODS Album

 

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The double LP and CD/Download formats are different:

On the double LP 'STALKER' has a clean fade-out and 'RED RIVER CARGO' has a clean fade-in.

On the CD/download 'STALKER' fades over to 'RED RIVER CARGO'.

 

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The CD format has mastering errors: about half a second of 'DRIFTING' is included in the previous track 'INCUBUS' resp. about half a second of 'STALKER' is included in the previous track 'LUSCIOUS APPARATUS'.

This error was corrected with the 2007 re-edition of this CD.

 

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Typing error on inner sleeve/booklet - Francis Coppola's last name is misspelled as Copolla.

 

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Typing error on inner sleeve/booklet - Hildia Campbell's last name is misspelled as Cambell.

 

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U.K. album formats: typing error on inner sleeve/booklet - publisher Warner Chappell is misspelled as Chappel.

 

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'RED RIVER CARGO' is credited as 'RED RIVER' on some promotional formats.

 

 

STALKER/MISSING PIECE Single

 

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U.K. CD Single (CD Mute 214): backing vocals of Hildia Campbell are not credited for 'MISSING PIECE [Night Dissolves]'.

 

 

MUTE ADVANCE! 2000.1 Compilation

 

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U.K. Promo CD (Advance1CD): the enhanced multimedia part (weblink) is missing.

 

 

LIQUID Album

 

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The working title of 'VERTIGEN' was 'ARAB'.

 

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'BLACK BOX (Pt.1)' is credited as 'BLACK BOX INTRO' on U.K. promotional CD-Rs.

 

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'BLACK BOX (Pt.2)' is credited as 'BLACK BOX OUTRO' on U.K. promotional CD-Rs.

 

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U.K. Double LP (Stumm 173): typing errors on label of side B: 'JEZEBEL' has track number B05 instead of B03 resp. 'BREATH CONTROL' has track number B06 instead of B04.

 

 

LIQUID MULTIMEDIA Web Kit

 

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U.K. Multimedia Web Kit (IPK Stumm 173): part '5 BIOGRAPHY' can't be selected due to a software bug.

 

 

STRANGE HOURS EP

 

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The release date was delayed one time:

> 27th March 2000 - originally planned release date (evident on the U.K. promotional advance CD-R EP).

> 3rd April 2000 - actual release date.

 

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The working title of 'NEW YORK NIGHTS' was 'MANHATTAN'.

 

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Enhanced CD EP: the video tracks 'STALKER' and 'DRIFTING' are listed in wrong order on the back cover.

 

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The background image for the 'FAITH HEALER' video in the enhanced section is distorted on initial U.K. pressings.

 

 

JEZEBEL EP

 

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The release date was delayed four times due to additional promotional activities:

> 14th August 2000 - originally planned release date (evident on the U.K. promotional In-house CD-R EP).

> 21st August 2000 - 1st delay (evident on the U.K. postcard).

> 4th September 2000 - 2nd delay (evident on the U.K. promotional release date stickered enhanced CD EP).

> 11th September 2000 - 3rd delay (evident on the U.K. E-card).

> 18th September 2000 - actual release date.

 

 

PREY Single

 

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The release date was delayed one time:

> 18th June 2007 - originally planned release date (evident on the U.K. 2-trk and 3-trk promotional CD-R singles).

> 25th June 2007 - actual release date.

 

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Initial information said the download single (i Mute 372) will feature 'PREY [Single Version Edit]' like on the 7" single, but 'PREY [Single Version]' was finally released on this format.

 

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As there was no CD single format released for 'PREY' initially, another petition was started on the DEPMOD Forum:

DEPMOD-RECOIL-Petition: We Pray For Prey

 

 

SUBHUMAN Album

 

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The initial mastering was done by The Exchange mastering studio.

The mix of the album is identical to the released one but this version sounds a bit different due to extra volume/compression and certain sounds and effects appear more prominent here.

However, Alan Wilder wasn't happy with it and the album was mastered again at Super Audio Mastering studios by Simon Heyworth for the final release. As Alan liked the 2nd mastering more Simon was also chosen to do the re-mastering for the tracks featured on the compilation album SELECTED.

 

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The double LP and CD/DVD/download formats are different:

On the double LP 'ALLELUJAH', 'THE KILLING GROUND' and 'INTRUDERS' have a clean fade-out resp. '5000 YEARS', 'INTRUDERS' and '99 TO LIFE' have a clean fade-in.

On the CD/DVD/Downloads 'ALLELUJAH' fades over to '5000 YEARS', 'THE KILLING GROUND' fades over to 'INTRUDERS' and 'INTRUDERS' fades over to '99 TO LIFE'.

 

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The release date of the U.S. album was delayed one time:

> 31st July 2007 - originally planned release date (evident on the U.S. promotional advance CD).

> 14th August 2007 - actual release date.

 

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The DVD features two hidden promotional films.

To see them just watch the 'JEZEBEL' video until its end. Once the 'JEZEBEL' video has ended a different menu appears, where the two hidden videos for 'SHUNT' and 'ELECTRO BLUES FOR BUKKA WHITE' can be selected.

 

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'ALLELUJAH' features a sample of DEPECHE MODE's 'IN YOUR ROOM'.

Alan's comment on the SUBHUMAN Listening Party: "there are some re-used DM sounds - and I'm not apologising for that!"

 

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'99 TO LIFE' (especially its "Recuction") features samples of THE DIGITAL INTERVENTION's 'LA LOUVE' resp. 'THE LAST WRITES'.

 

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'BACKSLIDER' features a sample of 'DRIFTING [Poison Dub]'.

 

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'THE KILLING GROUND' is credited as 'KILLING GROUND' on the U.K. promotional advance CD-R.

 

 

SELECTED Album

 

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The vinyl box set and CD/download formats are different:

On the Vinyl Box Set 'DRIFTING [Poison Dub]', 'STALKER [Punished Mix]' and '5000 YEARS [A Romanian Elegy For Strings]' have a clean fade-out resp. 'JEZEBEL [Filthy Dog Mix]' and 'STRANGE HOURS '10 [featuring The Black Ships]' have a clean fade-in.

On the CD/downloads 'DRIFTING [Poison Dub]' fades over to 'JEZEBEL [Filthy Dog Mix]' and '5000 YEARS [A Romanian Elegy For Strings]' fades over to 'STRANGE HOURS '10 [featuring The Black Ships]' resp. 'THE KILLING GROUND [Solid State Mix]' starts during the last drum sounds of 'STALKER [Punished Mix]'.

 

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'STRANGE HOURS 10' was originally entitled 'STRANGE HOURS 09'. As the SELECTED release was delayed until 2010 the title was changed accordingly.

 

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Typing error in booklet - Hildia Campbell's last name is misspelled as Cambell.

 

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The release date of the limited edition deluxe box set was delayed one time:

> 17th May 2010 - originally planned release date.

> 7th June 2010 - actual release date.

 

 

A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST Film

 

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Some credits are missing in the accompanied booklet of the Blu-ray:

'FAITH HEALER' by the THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND has no credit in the additional excerpts.

Richard Bell has no credit for additional footage ('JEZEBEL').

Daria Kuznetsova and Sergey Kochetkov have no credit for the film ('WANT').

 

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Some event dates are wrong in the accompanied booklet of the blu-ray (this was corrected with the 2nd print run):

> 03.11.2010 instead of 03.12.2010 (Bratislava, Majestic Music Club).

> 04.11.2010 instead of 04.12.2010 (Budapest, Szikra).

 

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Name inconsistency in the "A STRANGE HOUR Radio Special Edit" promotional download package: partly the mix is called "Radio Special Edit" resp. "Radio Edit Special".