Apoptygma Berzerk, the beloved electronic band from Norway, released a new collection of rarities and B-sides today that includes a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence.”
Apop has played the DM classic numerous times during their live shows, including at their most recent concert in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The newly released version is a studio recording from 1998.
This certainly isn’t the first time Apoptygma Berzerk has covered other artists’ songs. Their last collection of B-sides and rarities included a cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Disarm.” They’ve also covered Metallica’s “Fade to Black,” OMD’s “Electricity,” and Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”
“Enjoy the Silence” appears on a new collection of Apop tracks called Black Pawn. This is the third set of B-sides and rarities from the band, following Disarm and Faceless Fear. It’s been a long, long time since Apop’s last proper full-length album—Rocket Science arrived in 2009, though they’ve since released other collections and a complete reworking of their debut album.
Black Pawn (B-Sides and Rarities) complete tracklisting
Black Pawn contains 12 tracks. There’s some great stuff on here, including a club remix of their signature track, “Kathy’s Song,” and a Vangelis-esque remix of “Until the End of the World” by Schiller.
- Black Pawn
- Enjoy The Silence (1998 Studio Version)
- Love To Blame (Sono Remix)
- Unicorn (Freezepop’s DVD Mix)
- Kathy’s Song (Mat Silver vs. Tony Burt Remix)
- Untitled 6
- Photoshop® Sucks (Lo-Fi Version)
- You Keep Me From Breaking Apart (Implant Mix)
- Paranoia (Radio Edit)
- Tuning In To The Frequency Of Your Soul (Cyberpunk Remix)
- Until The End Of The World (Schiller Remix – Extended)
- lenitneS ehT (feat. Maniac) (Blackhouse Remix)
You can find Black Pawn (B-Sides & Rarities) on Bandcamp and Spotify.
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