Martin L Gore. - Counterfet E. P (1998)
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Counterfeit e.p. is the first solo recording by Martin L. Gore, the primary songwriter for the band Depeche Mode. Released in 1989, Counterfeit is a six-song E.P. of cover songs, hence the name, implying that the songs were not written by Gore. Counterfeit was recorded during a band hiatus after recording and touring for the album Music for the Masses; bandmate Alan Wilder also recorded and released Hydrology under the pseudonym Recoil during this period.
Even though the release is strictly an EP, Mute issued it an album catalogue number (STUMM67) upon release.
1-Compulsion - 5:26 (written and originally recorded by Joe Crow)
2-In a Manner of Speaking - 4:19 (written by Winston Tong, originally recorded by Tuxedomoon)
3-Smile in the Crowd - 5:02 (written by Vini Reilly, originally recorded by The Durutti Column)
4-Gone - 3:28 (written by Fellows/Glaisher/Peake/Brown, originally recorded by Comsat Angels)
5-Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth - 3:02 (written by Ron Mael, originally recorded by Sparks)
6-Motherless Child - 2:48 (traditional)