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Keyboard for Humpe-Humpe

In 1985, Martin played keyboards on an album of Annete & Inga Humpe.

You can find him on track 2:
Happiness Is Hard To Take - 04:00
Keyboards - Annete Humpe, Martin L. Gore, Roma Baran
Synthesizer - Daniel Miller

And on track 5:
Don't Know Where I Belong
- 03:37
Toy Keyboard: Martin L. Gore
To my mind the Berlin era of DM is probably the most interesting part of their history.
Martin spent a lot of free time with Inga & Annette Humpe and other artists there.
On May 2005 tagesspiegel.de has published a very interesting article written by Inga Humpe and speaking about that era.
With huge thanks to Irina Janke who translated it from German to English you can now read it here.
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WEA
240635-2
Germany
1985
Jewel case
0 229240635-2 7

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Leonard Cohen Tribute

In 1995, Martin interprets a song on an album that was a tribute to Leonard Cohen.

It is on track 13:
Coming Back To You
- 03:33
Interpreted by Martin L. Gore
Produced by Martin L. Gore and Spirit Feel
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A&M Records
540 259-2
EU (Matrix states Made In Germany)
1995
Jewel case
7 31454-0259-2 8

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A&M Records
31454 0259 2
USA
1995
Jewel case
7 31454-0259-2 8

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A&M Records / Polydor
POCM-1092
Japan
1995
Jewel case + obi
4 988005 149480

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Remix for Garbage

In 1995, Martin remixes a song on a single of Garbage.

You can find it on track 4:
Queer - The Most Beautiful Woman In Town Mix - 05:35
Mixed by Paul Freegard / Martin L. Gore / Gareth Jones
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Mushroom
D1237
UK
1995
Slim case
9 399600 123723

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Remix for Spirit Feel

In 1995, Martin remixes a song on an album of Spirit Feel.

It is on track 7:
Rejoice - Mystic Span Mix - 12:09
Remixed by Martin L. Gore and Paul Freegard
Discovered by Martin, Spirit Feel are not unfamiliar.
They worked together with Martin on "Coming Back To You".
Made the Anandamidic Mix of "Depeche Mode - Walking In My Shoes".
One of their members (Paul Valentine) has even lived in Martin's flat in London.
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Wax Trax! Records
tvt 7234-2
USA
1995
Jewel case
0 16581 72342 9

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The Martin Gore remix only appeared on the US pressing of the Spirit Feel album (Wax Trax! Records). But the interesting thing is that the European pressing (One Little Indian Records - TPLP 77 CD), which does not have the Martin Gore remix, had Martin's ex-wife singing on a song titled "Wisdom Of The Ages".

In Europe the Martin Gore remix of Rejoice only appeared on a compilation titled "Welcome To The Future 3".
More, it's on the 13 track vinyl only (One Little Indian - TPLP080), not on the 12 track CD (One Little Indian - TPLP 080 CD).

Remix for On

In 1999, Martin did a remix of a song on a single of On.

It is on track 2:
Soluble Words - Sublingual Remix - 06:48
Remixed by Martin L. Gore, Gareth Jones, Paul Freegard
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Promo 12"
Sony Music
None
USA
1999
Sleeve
None
On this US promo 12" Martin's name is misspelled on the label. It states Martin Fore.

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Epic
ESK 47433
USA
1999
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Remix for Senor Coconut

Atom Heart (aka Uwe Schmidt & Señor Coconut) did some remixes on Martin's single Stardust.

On 19 September 2003 he released a single called Smooth Operator (a cover of a Sade's song).

You can find a Martin remix on track 3:
Smooth Operator - In-Disguise Remix - 05:48
Remixed by Martin L. Gore and Andrew Phillpott
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New State Recordings
NSERCD005
UK
19 September 2003
Slim case
5 050072 400920

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Promo CD-R
New State Recordings
None
UK
September 2003
PVC wallet + paper inlay
None
The remix on this promo CD-R has a different ending than the commercial version - 05:56

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Guitars for Onetwo

This EP from Onetwo, called "Item", features a song on which Martin plays guitar.

It's the track number 2:
Cloud Nine - 04:47
Written by Claudia Brücken, Martin L. Gore
Main guitars by Martin L. Gore
February 2005

The story of this song is quite long and unknown. It's generally been credited to Propaganda, by mistake. Actually, there were several versions of the song, and here is the background.

When Claudia Brücken was in the process of writing her second solo album (right before she joined Propaganda for the second time), she started writing the song Cloud 9. She had in her mind something that could only be played on a guitar, and as her guitar skills were limited, she wondered who could help her. As Martin Gore used to live not far from her, she called him. A few days later, she played to him the material that she had already written and she asked him if he could add what was missing in there. Martin was quite unsure in the first place, because he's used to write songs on his own. Though, the following day, he called Claudia back and told her he had completed the song.

In fact, actually Claudia wrote all the lyrics, as well as the chords and melodies for the verses. Martin Gore wrote chords and melodies for the chorus. He plays guitar on it, sings backing vocals on it and also arranged the song.

Then Claudia joined Propaganda and put her solo album on hold. She kind of gave the song to Propaganda to include it on their next album. Michael Mertens and Dietmar "The Brain" Maier did another new version. This one included the backing vocals and the guitar riffs from Martin but it was never completely finished.
Then the song got mixed again by The Brain, in Skyline Studio, Düsseldorf. This third version, produced by Tim simenon, does not include Martin's backing vocals any more, but his guitar riff is still present.
In the end, this album did not see the light of day either!

Therefore Martin never neither worked with Propaganda, nor on Propaganda's version of the song. This song was co-written by Claudia Brücken and Martin Gore.

In 2004 Claudia Brücken and Paul Humphreys (ex-OMD) formed the band Onetwo and they decided to release a new version of this song on their first CD "Item". Martin's guitar is still present; unfortunately his vocals are gone, but this beautiful song finally sees the light of day!

The full story and the lyrics of the song were provided by Claudia Brücken, and I thank her very much for her kindness.
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THERE(there)
TTCD002
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28 Juin 2004
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8-25346-23662-9

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THERE(there)
TTCD002
UK
2005
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8-25346-23662-9
Compare to the first pressing, the only difference is the front cover. This one is called "colour variant 5".

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THERE(there)
TTCD002
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2007
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8-25346-23662-9
Compare to the first pressing, the only difference is the front cover. This one is called "colour variant 7".

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This single from Onetwo, called "Cloud Nine", features 2 versions of a song on which Martin plays guitar.

It's the track number 1:
Cloud Nine - Radio Edit - 03:59
Edited by Blank and Jones

And the track number 2:
Cloud Nine - Instead Version - 04:47
Written by Claudia Brücken, Martin L. Gore
Main guitars by Martin L. Gore
February 2007 update

19 February 2007: a new single, titled "Cloud Nine", is released . The CD includes a remix and a new mix of that song:
"Cloud Nine - Radio Edit" and "Cloud Nine - Instead Version" (which is the album version).

26 February 2007: Onetwo first album is released. This album is called "Instead" and includes the new mix of Cloud Nine.

So, there's now a total of 6 versions of that song:
- Claudia Brücken and Martin Gore's original demo version
- Propaganda - Michael Mertens version (with The Brain) (04:24)
- Propaganda - Tim Simenon's version (mixed with The Brain)
- 2004: Onetwo's version, on the EP Item (mixed by Bob Kraushaar at the Strongroom, London) (04:47)
- 2007: Onetwo's Radio Edit version, on the single Cloud Nine (edited by Blank and Jones) (03:59)
- 2007: Onetwo's Instead version, on the album Instead (mixed by Bob Kraushaar at Acton Marina, London) (04:47)
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THERE(there)
TTCDX003
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19 February 2007
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5024545-4488-2-5

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THERE(there)
TTCDX003
UK
2007
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4 track Promo CD-R - Same track list than the commercial CD

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This album from Onetwo, called "Instead", features a song on which Martin plays guitar.

It's the track number 8:
Cloud Nine - 04:47
Written by Claudia Brücken, Martin L. Gore
Main guitars by Martin L. Gore
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THERE(there)
TTCDX004
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26 February 2007
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5024545-4489-2-4

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Promo CD-R
THERE(there)
TTCD003
UK
2006
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5 track Album Sampler Promo CD-R - Includes Cloud Nine (Album Version) as track 4

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THERE(there)
TTCDX004
UK
2006
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13 track Promo CD-R - Same track list than the commercial CD

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This compilation from Claudia Brücken, called "Combined", features a song on which Martin plays guitar.

It's the track number 9:
Cloud 9ine - 04:43
Written by Claudia Brücken, Martin L. Gore
Main guitars by Martin L. Gore
February 2011 update

A new compilation is released. The CD includes the "Onetwo - Instead Version" (which is the album version).
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ZTT Records Ltd.
SALVOCD046
UK
07 February 2011
Trifold card sleeve + Booklet + Sticker on the cellophane
698458814623

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Vocals for Client

In 2004, Martin makes a vocal appearance on one song from the album from Client, the first band who signed to "Toast Hawaii", which is Andrew Fletcher's record label.

He gets credited on track 3:
Overdrive - 03:50
Additional vocals by Martin L. Gore
In an interview from June 2004, Kate Holmes (Client A) says: "As for having Martin Gore singing on the "Overdrive" track, we really wanted to include a male voice on the record as we thought it would complement Sarah's voice and give a different dimension to the songs. It definitely worked with "Overdrive". Martins voice is the gold-dust which turned a good song into a great track".
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Toast Hawaii
TH007CD
EU
September 2004
Jewel case
0 724386 413703

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Guitars for Gwen Stefani

This album from Gwen Stefani, called "The Sweet Escape", features a song on which Martin plays guitar.

It's the track number 12:
Wonderful Life - 04:08
Guitars by Martin L. Gore and Richard Hawley
December 2006

In the summer of 2004 it was known that Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) had entered the final stages of her first solo album and that Martin had provided one of the songs with guitar parts. A working title for this track was "It's A Wonderful Life". At this point, it wasn't sure if this would be the final title, or if the song would make it in the album.

In November 23rd 2004, the album called "Love. Angel. Music. Baby." came out but the song Martin had worked on wasn't included. Gwen Stefani made this statement : "Martin ended up playing guitar on one track but then I didn’t put the song on the record, because I’d written too many songs".

A few months later, in May 2005, we heard that Stefani would release a second solo album but still it wasn't sure whether "Wonderful Life For Him" (new working title) would make the cut or not.

In August 2005, Gwen Stefani announced that her album would be released for Christmas and that "Wonderful Life For Him" would be appear among its tracks. It's especially poignant, as the song was written about the first boy Stefani ever kissed, who has since died. "He was a huge Depeche Mode fan," she says. "He actually turned me onto them. I was really into Madness. I was, like, 'Depeche Mode? That's electronic weirdo music'. My friend would not believe Martin Gore is playing on this song I wrote him."

Nevertheless, at the beginning of December 2005, we hear that the singer changed her mind. "I have a really good record that I could put out," Stefani told. "I had a fantasy about it, but I'm not doing it. I decided it's more important that I take a nap". Stefani explained that she's been going nonstop for years and is feeling "burnt".

On October 24th 2006, another announcement. Gwen Stefani's album has been delayed by her son's birth but the release is now planned for December 5th 2006. The album will be called "The Sweet Escape" and "Wonderful Life For Him" will be included!

On December 5th 2006 "The Sweet Escape" finally sees the light of day, and for our delight, the song on which Martin plays guitar can be found and the final title is "Wonderful Life".
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Interscope Records
0602517173897
Europe
5 December 2006
Jewel case
6 0251717389 7

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Vocals for Nouvelle Vague

In 2009, Martin makes a vocal appearance on one song from the Nouvelle Vague's covers album called "3".

It's the track number 01:
Master And Servant - 03:19
Performed by Melanie Pain & Martin L. Gore
From "Sonic Seducer" - June 2009:
Olivier Libaux: By that time, Martin was the only one who was not with us in the studio, and only sent us sound files for time reasons. We were in Paris, he was somewhere on this planet in order to finish the latest DM album. Reportedly, he was a big fan of Nouvelle Vague…
Marc Collin: … and he inquired, through his management, how we would like his vocals to be for the song! Martin Gore, one of the most ingenious, contemporary Pop composers, is asking us, how we would like to have his vocals! The feeling was both great as it was strange.
Olivier Libaux: After that we made some proposals, which he liked all!

From "Q Music" - 07 July 2009:
Again, our new album welcomes some of our "forever great brothers" in music. We sent this version to Martin Gore's management back in spring 2008. We were told that Martin had a great laugh when he heard it! So he agreed in singing some backing vocals on it, and he did that while Depeche Mode was recording their new album! I mean, isn't that a beautiful gift?
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PIAS
945.0161.022 PIASR161CDX
Europe
30 June 2009
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PIAS
945.0166.326
Europe
2009
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Vocals for Nitzer Ebb

In 2010, Martin makes a vocal appearance on one song from the Nitzer Ebb album "Industrial Complex".

It's the track number 02:
Once You Say - 03:41
Featuring Martin L. Gore (Vocals)

The Europe double CD Edition also includes 6 remixes of that song on the bonus CD, while the Belgium Edition includes 5 different remixes as bonus tracks.

The 12" Picture Disc includes an exclusive remix of that song.
In an interview for "Lost In A Supermarket", Douglas McCarthy says:
"We had Martin Gore sing backing vocals on the track "Once You Say" for the new album because we were looking for a ballsy female black gospel singer so Mart came straight to mind. Seriously that’s what we thought".
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Major Records
MAJ 0258.020
Europe
22 January 2010
Digipack
4 26006647 058 2
Tour Edition
02 - Once You Say - 03:41

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Major Records
MAJ 0258.020
Europe
22 January 2010
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4 26006647 058 2
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1-02 - Once You Say - 03:41
2-04 - Once You Say (Tom Furse Remix) - 06:07
2-05 - Once You Say (Celluloide Remix) - 04:46
2-06 - Once You Say (Orphee -Eeproh Remix) - 04:28
2-07 - Once You Say (People Theater Remix) - 04:24
2-08 - Once You Say (Collapsed System Remix) - 04:44
2-09 - Once You Say (Suessenborn Sinessence Remix) - 04:10

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Major Records
MAJ 0259.020
UK
15 February 2010
Trifold digipack + booklet
4 26006647 059 9
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Same as above, the only difference being £ instead of €

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Alfa Matrix
AM-1151-CD
Belgium
12 February 2010
Clear jewel case
8 82951 01512 4
Belgian Edition with exclusive Remixes
02 - Once You Say - 03:41
13 - Once You Say (Komor Kommando Mix) - 05:06
14 - Once You Say (Leaether Strip Mix) - 05:55
15 - Once You Say (Essence Of Mind Mix) - 04:16
16 - Once You Say (Implant Mix) - 04:44
17 - Once You Say (Pouppee Fabrikk Mix) - 05:11

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12" Picture Disc
Major Records / Black Rain Media Group
BR 070
Germany
17 May 2010
PVC sleeve + Triangle sticker
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Numbered Limited to 500 Edition (This is 041/500)
A02 - Once You Say - 03:41
B07 - Once You Say (Remixed by Feindflug) - 03:58

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Synths for Bomb The Bass

In 2010, Bomb The Bass releases an album called "Back To Light".
Martin plays synthesizers on the last track. He's also one of the co-writers of the song.

It's the track number 10:
Milakia - 04:39
Featuring Martin Gore
Writers: Martin L. Gore / Paul Conboy / Tim Simenon
Production: Tim Simenon / Paul Conboy / Martin L. Gore
Martin Gore plays synthesizers on the closing song, "Milakia".
The original tapes were recorded more than a decade before the release of this album, after Simenon had produced the band's album "Ultra".
"It's a track I've always loved, but could never find a home for, really" he says.
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!K7 Records
!K7251CD
Germany
01 March 2010
Clear jewel case
7 30003 72512 8

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!K7 Records
!K7251CD
Germany
2010
PVC sleeve + Inlay
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Guitar for Compact Space

This album from Compact Space, called "Nameless",
features a song on which Martin plays guitar.

It's the track number 3:
The Unstoppable Collision - 04:49
Guitar by Martin L. Gore
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ferryhouse productions
FHP 421072 / LC 15097
EU
24 June 2011
Digipack + booklet
4 260119 171077

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Vocals for Motor

Man Made Machine EP is the first single from the "Man Made Machine" album.

01 Man Made Machine (Original Radio Version) - 03:17
02 Man Made Machine (Original Extended Version) - 08:02
03 Man Made Machine (Radio Slave Remix) - 09:48
04 Man Made Machine (Black Asteroid Remix) - 07:16
05 Man Made Machine (Chris Liebing Remix) - 08:56
06 Man Made Machine (Video) - 03:16

Vocals by Martin L. Gore
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WAV / AIF / Apple lossless
CLR X
CLRX1
Worldwide
23 December 2011
Digital download with artwork
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Martin makes a vocal appearance on one song from the Motor's album called "Man Made Machine".

It's the track number 3:
Man Made Machine - 04:31
Vocals by Martin L. Gore

The CD album was released in 2012.
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CLR X
CLRX CD1
EU
18 April 2012
Clear jewel case
8 27170 12132 4

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CLR X
CLRX CD1
EU
18 April 2012
Clear jewel inside silver foil electrostatic pocket
8 27170 12132 4

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Same as above but in silver pocket. First limited edition CD.
Single Sided 12" Picture Disc

A1 Man Made Machine
(Planetary Assault Systems' DNA Interpretation) - 07:10
Vocals by Martin L. Gore
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CLR X
CLR 058
EU
28 May 2012
PVC sleeve + Sticker (Still sealed)
On sticker : 8 27170 44506 2

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Remix for Diamond Version

This compilation from Diamond Version, called "EP 1-5",
features a remix by Martin Gore.

It's the track number 9 on CD2:
Get Yours (Martin Gore Mix) - 05:19
Mix by Martin L. Gore
Diamon Version is a collaborative project born in 2012 between Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and Byetone (Olaf Bender).
Martin Gore and Vince Clarke met them separately at the 2011 Short Circuit Festival.
Byetone did some remixes for VCMG - EP2 - Single Blip; Alva Noto did some remixes for VCMG - EP3 - Aftermaths.
Later, Martin Gore did this remix for Diamond Version.
Depeche Mode (presumably Martin) phoned them and asked if they wanted to be a support act for The Delta Machine Tour. Diamond Version agreed and was the support act for several European DM shows in 2013.
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P*DIS / INPARTMAINT INC.
PDIP-6536
Japan
02 June 2013
Double cardsleeve
4 532813 535364

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Obi
Very limited edition 2xCD set only available through merchandise during live performances.
CD1 is called "DV EP 1-3" / CD2 is called "DV EP 4-5 + BONUS".

Vocals for The Mission

This album from The Mission, released in 2016 and called "Another Fall From Grace" features a song on which Martin makes a vocal appearance.

It's the track number 11 on CD1:
Only You And You Alone - 07:20
Backing vocals by Martin L. Gore

(Instrumental Version on CD2 - 07:28)

Available as digital download, LP, CD, Deluxe Edition 2xCD+DVD
Martin Gore and Wayne Hussey have been friendly with each other for years, so seeing Martin included on this record is not really surprising.

Wayne joined Martin and Fletch to celebrate their 30th birthdays by joining them onstage for their alter ego band Martin called "The Sexist Boys", a band that they put together to celebrate the occasion.
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2xCD + DVD
Eyes Wide Shut Recordings
EWSR021
UK
30 September 2016
Trifold digipack in slipcase
8 03343 12724 9
Deluxe Edition limited to 1000

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