Color Theory presents Depeche Mode
For a limited time, get the new version of my Depeche Mode tribute CD at whatever price you feel comfortable with, or nothing at all!
You just have to pay for the shipping. Sound fair?
Choose from the following options above
Pay Nothing – Just like it sounds, it’s on me!
Pay Rights – Cover the royalties to our beloved songwriter, Martin Gore
Pay My Cost – Cover Martin’s royalties and my manufacturing costs
Pay It Forward – Cover my costs for both you and the next Depeche fan, and I’ll sign the CD
Pay Full Price – I’ll sign the CD, throw in some tribute-related swag, and send you my new cover with Matt Mancid of “The Sun and The Rainfall”
If you’d rather just download the album, you can name your price on Bandcamp.
Here’s some background on the tribute:
In the early 00s, file sharing service Napster was massively popular, allowing anyone to download virtually any song for free. Several leaked tracks from Depeche Mode’s upcoming Exciter album spread like wildfire. Some were clearly fake, but others sounded like the real deal. That was obviously Martin Gore singing “Ponytail Girl.”
Or so I was told by multiple users when I tried to set the record straight. The song was in fact one of my own, leaked from my album Life’s Fairytale. Even though depechemode.com clearly stated that “Ponytail Girl” was not a Depeche Mode song, it appeared on countless fan sites and bootleg CDs.
Turning lemons into lemonade, I set out to create what you see before you: a set of songs and interludes that flow together like a proper Depeche Mode album.
The 2003 release of Color Theory presents Depeche Mode was the biggest success of my career up to that point. I sold every last copy. Demand was high for a second pressing, or better yet, a second volume.
But I had my own stories to tell, and the last thing I wanted was to become known as a cover artist. Seventeen years and five albums later, I don’t think there’s much risk of that!
The remastered CD comes in a 6-panel Digipak with all new artwork and three new exclusive tracks. Includes immediate download in high-quality 320 kbps mp3 format.
It was a joy to revisit the songs that defined my youth, and to add three more to the set.
Brian Hazard, Color Theory