V/A feat. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Mute Compilation (CD, SINGAPORE)

1998 Rock Records / Mute RSDINT019
01. Depeche Mode – It’s No Good
02. Barry Adamson – What It Means
03. Luke Slater – Love (Video Mix)
04. Recoil – Red River Cargo
05. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
– Wail (Video Mix)

06. Diamanda Galas – 25.00 Minutes To Go
07. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
– Are You The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
08. Panasonic – Urania
09. Erasure – Rain
10. Peach – Perfect World
11. Laibach – The Kingdom Of God
12. Speedy J – Patterns Remix
13. Komputer – Looking Down On London
14. Recoil – Stalker
V/A feat. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Mute Compilation (CD, SINGAPORE) - Cover
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NOTES:
Compilation issued in regular album case with short history of Mute Records (scroll down to Sleeve Notes). Includes Wail from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion album Now I Got Worry.

Now I Got Worry was reissued on vinyl and on CD as a 32 track expanded edition in 2010 and Wail was released as a single on CD, Green vinyl 7″ , Grey vinyl 7″ and a one track promo CD in the US.

SONG CREDITS:
01. Depeche Mode – It’s No Good
Writer: Martin L. Gore
Published: EMI Music Publishing Ltd. Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd
Taken from the album “Ultra”
Run Time: 4:05

02. Barry Adamson – What It Means
Writer: Barry Adamson
Published: Mute Song
Taken from the forthcoming album “As Above, So Below”
Run Time: 4:01

03. Luke Slater – Love (Video Mix)
Writer: Luke Slater
Published: Copyright Control
Taken from the album “Free Funk”
Run Time: 4:25

04. Recoil – Red River Cargo
Writers: Wilder/Thomas/A. Dorsey
Published: Mute Song/Chappell Inc./Carlin Music Corp
Taken from the album “Unsound Methods”
Run Time: 8:14

05. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Wail (Video Mix)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Recorded & Mixed at Waterworks West, Tuscon, AZ. 1996 with Jim Waters.
Published: Copyright Control
Taken from the album “Now I Got Worry”
Run Time: 3:13

06. Diamanda Galas – 25.00 Minutes To Go
Writers: Shel Sillverstein
Published: Hollis Music Inc.
Taken from the forthcoming album “Malediction & Prayer”
Run Time: 4:35

07. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Are You The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
Writer: Nick Cave
Published: Mute Song
Taken from the forthcoming album “The Boatman’s Call”
Run Time: 4:05

08. Panasonic – Urania
Writers: Panasonic
Published: Mute Song
Taken from the album “Vakio”
Run Time: 4:32

09. Erasure – Rain
Writers: Clarke/Bell
Published: Musical Moments (Europe) Ltd./Minotaur Music Ltd./Sony Music Publishing
Taken from the album “Cowboy”
Run Time: 4:10

10. Peach – Perfect World
Writers: Gabriel/Statham/Lamb
Published: Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Taken from the album “Audiopeach”
Run Time: 3:46

11. Laibach – The Kingdom Of God
Words: Laiback & C. Bohn
Music: Laibach & S. Avensik Jr.
Published: Mute Song
Taken from the album “Jesus Christ Superstars”
Run Time: 5:35

12. Speedy J – Patterns Remix
Writers: Jochen Paap
Published: Speedy J Music/L.E.C.
Taken from the EP “Patterns”
Run Time: 7:41

13. Komputer – Looking Down On London
Writers: Komputer
Published: Mute Song
Taken from the forthcoming album “The World of Tomorrow”
Run Time: 3:57

14. Recoil – Stalker
Writer: A. Wilder
Published: Mute Song
Taken from the album “Unsound Methods”
Run Time: 6:42

SLEEVE NOTES:
Mute Records was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, since then it has grown from Miller’s one-man operation into an international company with offices in Prague & New York. Not only are Mute Records released around the world, they have also scored substantial international hits with Erasure, Yazoo, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and Moby. Indeed Depeche Mode’s last album “Songs Of Faith and Devotion” went Number One within a week of it’s release in the UK, US and much of Europe. The record also marked Mutes’s first Russian release.

But perhaps Mute Records is more clearly defined by the spirit of adventure behind its commitment to artists as varied as Nick Cave, Diamanda Galas, avant-garde Berlin group Einsturzende Neubauten, Mercury prize-nominated composer Barry Adamson, the classical Balanescu Quartet, guitar-noise harmonists Miranda Sex Garden, and to cutting-edge dance music.

The balance of rock song, appealing pop and avant-garde noise not only reflects Daniel Miller’s broad ranging taste. It also accounts for MUte’s commercial and critial success through a turbulent but exciting operiod in the history of the music business, which has witnessed the fragmenting of the market, declining world sales and the near-death of both 7″ single and the vinyl it’s pressed on.

But Mure seemingly thrives on crisis. Indeed you could say it was born out of disaster and necessity: in 1978, Daniel Miller set up the label to release a single he recorded as The Normal. Called “TVOD”, it was backed with song “Warm Leatherette”, which investigated the erotic possibilities of a car crash.

The single sold well enough for Mute to become a full-time operation. Other records followed from, among others, US noisemaker NON and the Silicon Teens – the fabricated cartoon teen electronic pop group who grew up with synthesisers rather than guitars. Late in 1980 Mute signed the real thing: the very young Depeche Mode.

Mute very quickly outgrew the one-man bedroom operation. It expanded according to the needs of its artists. It now occupies an office employing 40 people – 60 worldwide – in West London. Under the Mute umbrella, the prophetic British dance label Rhythm King (who had hits with Bomb The Bass, S-Xpress and Betty Boo), and the avant-guitar rock label Blast First (who introduced acts such as Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, Head of David and more recently The Afghan Wigs to the UK), flourisged. Its latest subsidaries are the Grey Area of Mute is an archive for historically important industrial recordings.

Although achieving worldwide success with current acts such as Erasure, Moby, Depeche Mode and Nick Cave Mute still runs as a critique of, and alternative to, the mainstream music industry. It’s commitment to the independent ideal was demonstrated when the pioneering alternative outfit Rough Trade – Mute’s distributor from the beginning – went into liquidation in 1991. Rather than sign with a major, Mute collaborated with other successful independents like Beggars Banquet and 4AD to set up RTM, thereby ensuring an independent outlet for them selves and small labels vital to the exposure of new groups.

DETAILS:
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BARCODE: 8 887532 000232

MATRIX: “RSDINT 019 (M4676)”

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