Counterfeit e.p.

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Counterfeit e.p.
EP by Martin L. Gore
Released June 12, 1989 (1989-06-12)
Recorded Sam Therapy Studios, London
Genre Synthpop
Length 24:25
Label Mute
Producer Martin Gore and Rico Conning
Martin L. Gore chronology
Counterfeit e.p.
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Music Folio4/5 stars[2]

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 has the letters "e.p." in its title, Mute Records issued it an album catalogue number (STUMM67). The German word for "mute" is stumm .

In France and Germany a promo single for "In a Manner of Speaking" was released.

Track listing[edit]

CD: Mute / CDSTUMM67 United Kingdom[edit]

  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/Bacon, 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)


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