VA – 6122 (To Andrew Fletcher of Depeche Mode)

Label: Timezone 2022
This is not ‘just another one of those DM tribute’-releases, but in my personal opinion a truly outstanding product – with artists from all kind of musical genres, not always the same synth-and electropop acts… AND first of all: The entire project has a charitable purpose.*
Out 25-11-2022



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This is not ‘just another one of those DM tribute’-releases, but in my personal opinion a truly outstanding product – with artists from all kind of musical genres, not always the same synth-and electropop acts… AND first of all: The entire project has a charitable purpose. 50% of all profits will be donated to a charity org. for children in UK, and the Children’s Cancer Trust in Germany, who officially partners to the project. That’s also the reason, why it is slightly more
expensive than other double-CDs, but I firmly believe, that this release is well worth the price!
In recent years, the music world has lost some of its big stars and musical pioneers. David Bowie, Prince and many others are way too early on this list and May 26th, 2022 fits in there for millions of electronic music fans. On this day Andrew Fletcher, founding member of Depeche Mode, em-barked on his last journey, aged 60.
In particular, fans from all over the world, who have supported the band for decades, seem to have remained in shared grief and shock for months. The legitimate question for many is “how is the band going?” and sharing their condolences with the remaining members Martin Gore and Dave Gahan, Andy’s friends and especially his wife Grainne and his children Megan and
Joe.
Several international artists have now come together, directed by Daniel Gierke of the act The Brute: for a musical farewell and a thank you to Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher for over 40 years of music history, and recorded a compilation of various covers of Depeche Mode’s songs. The idea is not new. The difference lies in the top-class cast! Gareth Jones, the producer of three Depeche Mode albums and hits like “People are People” participates as well as Bernhard Lloyd with his current project Atlantic Popes, known as a member of Alphaville, who wrote in the 80s synth-pop anthems like “Big in Japan” and “For-ever Young”. Also present is Watershed from South Africa, who rose to global fame with their 2002 smash hit “Indigo Girl”, Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb, Polly Scattergood, the iconic elec-tronic music pioneers from Italy Kirlian Camera, Carlos Peron, Markus Reinhardt, one half of Wolfsheim, Nico Wieditz of And One, The Brute: themselves and the award-winning UK act Northern Kind, JM Lederman (ex-Weathermen, ex-Fad Gadget)…
The aim was to bring together different artists from different decades, old musical companions of “Fletch” as well as known artists across different genres and promising new bands who were influenced by Depeche Mode’s sound. From Rock, Electronic, Alternative, Pop, Cross-over to Synthwave, everything is represented. 29 acts from the UK, the US, Germany,
France, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Hungary, South Africa and Switzerland say “See You” in such a stylish way.
The compilation with the name “6122”, a number that contains the year Andrew Fletcher was born and the year he died, is not only a perfect Christmas present, but a truly outstanding release for all Depeche Mode fans (and beyond!) worldwide.

Tracks/Artists CD1:
01 A Question of Time – The Brute :
02 Never Let Me Down Again – Watershed
03 In Your Room – Nightnight
04 Ice Machine – Renard feat. Mary Ann
05 Broken – Redeem
06 Stripped – Starlights Live
07 Little 15 – Atlantic Popes
08 The Sun And The Rainfall – Apsürde feat. Manoya
09 My Secret Garden – Cold Connection
10 It’s No Good – Oxic Inc. feat. De La Morte
11 Dream On – Roy Jones & Red Beat
12 Should Be Higher – The Rude Awakening
13 Sombody – Toal, The Brute :, People Theatre
14 In Sympathy – Bon Harris
15 Heaven – Zentrum Ost 71
CD2:
01 Enjoy The Silence – LeBen
02 Personal Jesus – Polly Scattergood
03 Wrong – Kirlian Camera
04 Policy of Truth – Rohn-Lederman
05 To Have and to Hold – Page Of Quire
06 Angel – Tom Meeloo
07 Somebody – Peter Rainman
08 The Sun And The Rainfall – Northern Kind
09 Photographic – Shelter
10 A Barrel of a Gun (El Presidente Peron Yeah John) – Carlos Peron
11 I Feel You – Tin Gun
12 I Feel Loved – Daniel Hall feat. Stephen Newton
13 Oberkorn (It’s a Small Town) – Electrogenetic by Gareth Jones
14 Clean – Neocoma
15 Breathe – The Brute : feat. Rachel Delgado

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Format

2CD, Double-vinyl