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Martin L. Gore
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Martin L. Gore
Title: Counterfeit
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 2
Label: Sire / London/Rhino
Original Release Date: 7/18/1989
Re-Release Date: 7/10/1989
Album Type: EP
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075992598026, 075992598040, 093624846963, 5016025610679, 093624846925

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Martin Goes at it Alone.
The Groove | Boston, MA | 09/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As Depeche Mode approached the height of their popularity, songwriter Martin Gore quietly released his solo EP. With the exception of "Motherless Child," I didn't know that these songs were actually covers until I bothered to read the CD's credits. Gore sings these tracks with enough personality and depth to claim these songs as his own. Productionwise, it doesn't stray very far from the synth-heavy roots of Depeche Mode, but the mood and tone are a bit darker. Those who are looking for the hook-heavy pop of "Strangelove" or "Personal Jesus" will be disappointed here, but this is a pretty good collection that DM fans shouldn't miss."
More Melodious Mellifluous Martin
Marooned in Kamiyubetsu | Everywhere! Presently, Hokkaido, Japan | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Martin Gore is an artistic god. This is one of the best excerpts of music that my ears have had the fortune to enjoy. The album is haunting and beautiful throughout; the cold black waters of the river Styx roil in one track (spare instrumentation blended in such a way that the sound complements and contrasts--raw and alive! The music writhes!) and in the next Martin's voice soars like a bird of light. The content is very diverse.This album is Martin Gore. You must know Depeche Mode if you have arrived at Counterfeit, and if DM's music reaches deep inside of you, then I am confident this will too, b/c in both musics shine the soul of Martin Gore. Gore's interpretations of his favorite songs are so brilliant that I was shocked (and initially disappointed) that he did not write them himself. On second thought however, I realized that he did. There were basic tunes pre-set, but the songs on Counterfeit are Martin's!If you like Gore's voice, which I think is one of the most fabulous voices (unmatched in sinuous power), you may become addicted to this 25 minute exposition of musical perfection.The only fault in the album is its brevity!"
The best covers ever made !!!..
Andreas | Stockhom, Sweden | 05/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The music on this album is dripping like warm honey into the ocean of love. What more can you say really? I've heard all the orginals and let me tell you Gore is not just overdubbing them but is actually remaking them into his own. For the unceartain future of depeche it's comforting to know that Martin as a solo artist always gonna be around because this kind of music just have to leave a mans soul and cant be botteled up. The album is a killer..."