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Mute has released a box with previously unreleased versions of some Yazoo tracks!

Mute Audio Documents Box Set Out on 26th March 2007

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128 tracks over 10 CDs, Mute Audio Documents is a unique insight into the musical development of the label and its artists, highlighting the influence, the success and, most importantly, the great music produced since its inception in 1978.

Mute Audio Documents is a collection of Mute's single releases from 1978 to 1984 and includes the first 4 double CD volumes of an ongoing series plus a 2CD rarities album exclusive to the box set. The series will feature all the A-side and B-side single tracks released by Mute in addition to album tracks by the artists for whom there were only album releases.

Mute emerged in the post-punk era. It was a new era of pop democracy, and anyone could make a record. You didn't even need to know three chords, according to Mute founder Daniel Miller. All you needed, he said, was an idea.

His 'idea' was to create a classic of DIY pop - a double A sided 7" single featuring the songs T.V.O.D. and Warm Leatherette. He called himself The Normal, designed a sleeve with Letraset, stuck the name Mute on it, and accidentally started a record label.

You only have to listen to the music gathered on these 10 CDs to see how Mute became the blueprint for maverick independence and sonic adventurousness - a blueprint that countless labels follow to this day.

The documentary evidence is here. All you have to do is listen.

Volume 1 1978 - 1981
Featuring: The Normal, Fad Gadget, Silicon Teens, D.A.F., Non, Robert Rental, Depeche Mode, Boyd Rice and Smegma.

Volume 2 1982
Featuring: Non, Depeche Mode, Fad Gadget, Die Doraus Und Die Marinas, Yazoo and Liaisons Dangereuses.

Volume 3 1983
Featuring: Depeche Mode, Duet Emmo, Robert Görl, Yazoo, Fad Gadget, The Assembly and The Birthday Party.

Volume 4 1984
Featuring: Einstürzende Neubauten, Fad Gadget, Robert Görl, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, I Start Counting, Bruce Gilbert, Boyd Rice and Frank Tovey.

Volumes 1-4 will be available separately later on in the year, but the exclusive 2CD rarities album, which features the legendary live recording of The Normal and Robert Rental - Live at West Runton Pavillon, live tracks from Depeche Mode, Fad Gadget and Yazoo plus John Peel and David Jensen session tracks from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Yazoo in addition to Boyd Rice variable speed versions of tracks from the Black album, will only be available as part of the Mute Audio Documents box set.

Daniel Miller has, for nigh on 30 years, been at the helm of a unique and groundbreaking label, which has gained a reputation as one of the most consistently successful, adventurous and challenging labels in the world. With offices in London, Berlin and New York and a roster that includes renowned international artists such as Depeche Mode, Moby, Erasure, Goldfrapp, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Richard Hawley, Mute Audio Documents unashamedly celebrates the label with a remarkable box set detailing both the known as well as the not-so-well-known tracks (some of which are available here for the first time on CD) and the promise of more volumes in the near future.

Mute Audio Documents includes exclusive sleeve notes by Chris Bohn, Stephen Dalton, Ian Johnston and Dave Henderson, original artwork and exclusive original poster for The Normal.

Full tracklistings

Mute Audio Documents
Volume 1 1978 - 1981

CD 1:
1. The Normal - T.V.O.D
2. The Normal - Warm Leatherette
3. Silicon Teens - Memphis Tennessee
4. Silicon Teens - Let's Dance
5. Fad Gadget - Back To Nature
6. Fad Gadget - The Box
7. Silicon Teens - Judy In Disguise
8. Silicon Teens - Chip 'n Roll
9. Fad Gadget - Ricky's Hand
10. Fad Gadget - Handshake
11. D.A.F. - Kebabträume
12. D.A.F. - Gewalt
13. Non - Soundtrack 1 (loop edit of 1'30" at 33rpm)
14. Non - Soundtrack 2 (loop edit of 1'30" at 33rpm)
15. Non - Soundtrack 3 (loop edit of 1'30" at 33rpm)
16. Non - Mode Of Infection
17. Non - Knife Ladder
18. Smegma - Can't Look Straight
19. Smegma - Flashcards
20. Fad Gadget - Insecticide
21. Fad Gadget - Fireside Favourites

CD 2:
1. Silicon Teens - Just Like Eddie
2. Silicon Teens - Sun Flight
3. Robert Rental - Double Heart
4. Robert Rental - On Location
5. D.A.F. - Tanz Mit Mir
6. D.A.F. - Der Räuber Und Der Prinz
7. Depeche Mode - Dreaming Of Me
8. Depeche Mode - Ice Machine
9. Boyd Rice - Side A Track 2
10. Boyd Rice - Side B Track 1
11. Fad Gadget - Make Room
12. Fad Gadget - Lady Shave
13. Depeche Mode - New Life
14. Depeche Mode - Shout
15. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
16. Depeche Mode - Any Second Now

Mute Audio Documents
Volume 2 1982

CD 1:
1. Non - Rise
2. Non - Out Out Out
3. Non - Romance Fatal Dentro De Un Auto
4. Depeche Mode - See You
5. Depeche Mode - Now This Is Fun
6. Fad Gadget - Saturday Night Special - Special Mix
7. Fad Gadget - Swallow It - Live
8. Die Doraus Und Die Marinas - Fred Vom Jupiter
9. Die Doraus Und Die Marinas - Even Home Is Not Nice Anymore
10. Non - Physical Evidence
11. Non - Man Kills Self While Cleaning Gun
12. Fad Gadget - King Of The Flies
13. Fad Gadget - Plain Clothes
14. Depeche Mode - The Meaning Of Love
15. Depeche Mode - Oberkorn (It's A Small Town)

CD 2:
1. Yazoo - Only You
2. Yazoo - Situation

3. Liaisons Dangereuses - Los Niños Del Parque
4. Liaisons Dangereuses - Mystère Dans Le Brouillard
5. Yazoo - Don't Go
6. Yazoo - Winter Kills

7. Fad Gadget - Life On The Line
8. Fad Gadget - 4M
9. Depeche Mode - Leave In Silence
10. Depeche Mode - Excerpt From: My Secret Garden
11. Yazoo - The Other Side Of Love
12. Yazoo - Ode To Boy

13. Fad Gadget - For Whom The Bells Toll
14. Fad Gadget - Love Parasite

Mute Audio Documents
Volume 3 1983

CD 1:
1. Depeche Mode - Get The Balance Right!
2. Depeche Mode - The Great Outdoors!
3. Duet Emmo - Or So It Seems
4. Duet Emmo - Heart Of Hearts (Or So It Seems)
5. Robert Görl - Mit Dir
6. Robert Görl - Beruhrt Verfuhrt
7. Yazoo - Nobody's Diary
8. Yazoo - State Farm

9. Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
10. Depeche Mode - Work Hard

CD 2:
1. Fad Gadget - I Discover Love
2. Fad Gadget - Lemmings On Lovers' Rock
3. Depeche Mode - Love In Itself.2
4. Depeche Mode - Fools
5. The Assembly - Never Never
6. The Assembly - Stop Start
7. The Birthday Party - Jennifer's Veil
8. The Birthday Party - Mutiny In Heaven
9. The Birthday Party - Swampland
10. The Birthday Party - Say A Spell

Mute Audio Documents
Volume 4 1984

CD 1:
1. Einstürzende Neubauten - Tanz Debil
2. Einstürzende Neubauten - Kalte Sterne
3. Fad Gadget - Collapsing New People
4. Fad Gadget - Spoil The Child
5. Robert Görl - Darling Don't Leave Me
6. Robert Görl - A Ist Wieder Da
7. Depeche Mode - People Are People
8. Depeche Mode - In Your Memory
9. Fad Gadget - One Man's Meat
10. Fad Gadget - Sleep - Electro Induced Original

CD 2:
1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - In The Ghetto
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Moon Is In The Gutter
3. I Start Counting - Letters To A Friend
4. I Start Counting - Adman's Dream
5. Bruce Gilbert - U, Mu, U
6. Bruce Gilbert - Here Visit
7. Depeche Mode - Master And Servant
8. Depeche Mode - (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me
9. Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours
10. Depeche Mode - Somebody - Remix
11. Boyd Rice / Frank Tovey - Extraction 2
12. Boyd Rice / Frank Tovey - Extraction 7

Mute Audio Documents
Rarities

CD 1:
1. The Normal & Robert Rental - Live At West Runton Pavilion
2. Boyd Rice - Side A Track 1 - 33RPM
3. Boyd Rice - Side A Track 1 - 45RPM
4. Boyd Rice - Side B Track 2 -33RPM
5. Boyd Rice - Side B Track 2 - 45RPM
6. Fad Gadget - King Of The Flies - Live
7. Fad Gadget - I Discover Love - Live
8. Fad Gadget - The Ring - Live
9. Fad Gadget - Love Parasite - Live

CD 2:
1. Depeche Mode - Excerpt From: My Secret Garden
2. Depeche Mode - Shout - Live
3. Depeche Mode - Photographic - Live
4. Depeche Mode - Somebody - Live
5. Depeche Mode - Ice Machine - Live
6. Yazoo - Bring Your Love Down - David Jensen BBC Session
7. Yazoo - In My Room - David Jensen BBC Session
8. Yazoo - Winter Kills - Live
9. Yazoo - Don't Go - Live
10. Yazoo - Situation - Live

11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity - John Peel BBC Session

 
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