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Recoil is Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode and this single, Faith Healer from the album Bloodline was riding on the HUGE success that Depeche Mode had recently experienced with their Violator album. Bloodline was certainly nothing close to the massive success that Violator had but this release is certainly worth noting if those of you Depeche Mode fans don’t know anything about this release and the single Faith Healer which features the vocals of Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb. Faith Healer came out just when ‘techno’ and electronic albums were slowly seeing major label releases stateside and this single along with releases by Eon, T99, The Prodigy, Meat Beat Manifesto, Baby Ford and LFO was in heavy rotation on my players in the car or on the stereo at home.
Faith Healer which is a cover of an old Alex Harvey (Scottish blues and rock vocalist) song, includes some pretty darn cool remixes. The remix that I came to love on the single to Faith Healer is the Barracuda Remix which is credited to a Richard M Hall who just happens to be Moby! Other remixes on Faith Healer include the Disbeliever Remix which was by LFO who I totally dug back in the day. LFO’s Frequencies album and single We Are Back is still high on my list of favorite tracks from back in the day. This remix is certainly quite beat and bass heavy. Mark Bell from LFO later worked with Bjork on several of her album
A great remix package if you happen to get your hands on it and it’s highly recommended but if not check out the Barracuda Remix, LFO’s Disbeliever Mix, several other remixes and original version of Faith Healer by Recoil below. For more Recoil check out their awesome Greatest Hits compilation here which includes great new remixes of older Recoil cuts.
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