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Short Discography: Vince Clarke

Updated 29 June 2005

Composition of Sound

This is the band that became Depeche Mode. No recordings are known. Some early Depeche Mode bootleg recordings are falsely labeled as being by Composition Of Sound.

Depeche Mode with Vince

1981  song: Photographic [on Some Bizarre compilation album; Vince’s first official recorded output]
1981 single:  Dreaming of Me / Ice Machine
1981 single: New Life / Shout
1981 single: Just Can’t Get Enough / Any Second Now
1981 album: Speak & Spell [some Euro CDs have 5 bonus tracks]

Yazoo

1982  single:  Only You
1982 single: Don’t Go
1982 album: Upstairs at Eric’s [US CD omits 2 tracks]
1982 single: Situation [US]
1982 single: The Other Side of Love
1983 single: Nobody’s Diary / State Farm
1983 album: You and Me Both [UK & US versions different]
1990 single: Situation (remix)
1999 single: Only You (1999 mix)
1999 album: Only Yazoo – The Best Of [hits/remixes; called “Yaz – The Best Of” in the USA]
1999 single: Don’t Go (Todd Terry mix) 12″
1999 single: Situation (mixes)

The Assembly

1983  single:  Never Never / Stop/Start

Other Recordings

1985  single: One Day / Song For [by Vince and Paul Quinn]
1993 album: Lucky Bastard [compilation of samples from Vince’s analog synths]
1994 broadcast: The Planets [synth version of Holst’s Planets suite; not officially available]
1995 broadcast: Theme to Top of the Pops (a UK chart music TV show) [first broadcast 2 Feb 1995; not officially available]
1997 soundtrack:  Good Vibrations score (an unreleased film featuring Andy!)
1999 album: Pretentious [by The Clarke and Ware Experiment: Vince and Martyn Ware’s 3D soundscape project]
2001 album: Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle [by The Clarke and Ware Experiment]

Production, Remixes and Other Appearances

Vince has worked on music with many other artists. They are listed here in chronological order, along with sources for the tracks. Vince’s contribution is limited to remixing or additional production or both unless otherwise noted.

198?  Twilight [group; Vince produced some recordings]
1982 Dome: Will You Speak This Word [album; Vince performs on one track]
1983-4 Robert Marlow: various singles [produced by Vince and Eric Radcliffe]
1984 West India Company: Ave Maria [single; features Vince]
1985 Absolute: various [mostly produced by Vince and Eric Radcliffe]
1988 Happy Mondays: Wrote for Luck (remix) [12″ single]
1990 Betty Boo: 24 Hours (Oratronic mix) [12″ single]
1991 Fortran 5: Heart on the Line (7″ mix) [single, Blues album]
1992 Nitzer Ebb: Ascend (Anonymous mix) [cassette single]
1992 Wolfgang Press: Angel (remix) [UK A Girl Like You single]
1993 Betty Boo: I’m on My Way (Batman & Robin mix) [single, Thing Goin’ On album]
1993 Time Frequency: Real Love ’93 (Vince Clarke remix) [UK single]
1994 Alison Moyet: Whispering Your Name (remix) [European single]
1994 Sparks: When Do I Get to Sing ‘My Way’? (two remixes) [single]
1995 Egebamyasi: Remont (remix) [UK single]
1997 White Town: Wanted (remix) [UK promo 12″/CD; unreleased]
1999 Robert Marlow: The Peter Pan Effect [album produced by Vince and Eric Radcliffe]
2000 Family Fantastic: …Nice! [album co-written and co-produced by Vince and others]
2002 Simple Minds: Homosapien (remix) [Cry single]
2002 the Floating World [on Simple Minds’ Cry album]
200? Family Fantastic: Wonderful [album co-written and co-produced by Vince and others]

These days, Vince seems to have many and various side-projects going on. These include Family Fantastic, RadioActivators, The Clarke and Ware Experiment, and The Illustrious Company (with Martyn Ware).

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