Depeche Mode this summer will inaugurate a new series of box sets collecting audiophile-quality vinyl 12-inches of the singles released off of each of the group’s records, beginning with multi-disc sets for 1981 debut Speak & Spell and its 1982 follow-up, A Broken Frame.
Those two sets — which also include a replica poster and download card — are due out Aug. 31 via Rhino Records, and will retail for $59.98, according to the label. They’re both available for pre-order now.
The singles feature audio remastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes, and will be packaged in replicas of the original vinyl artwork. The boxes themselves feature artwork that “draws on street art iconography inspired by the original releases,” according to Rhino.
Each contains three 12-inch singles, while the Speak & Spell box has a bonus replica of a flexidisc from Flexipop magazine in 1981 featuring Depeche Mode’s “Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” on one side and Fad Gadget’s “King of the Flies” on the other.
Rhino says the Depeche Mode 12-inch box-set series will “continue over the coming years,” with plans to release collections containing the singles from each of the band’s albums.
Check out the tracklist below.
Tracklist: Depeche Mode, Speak & Spell: The 12″ Singles
“Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” (Depeche Mode)
“King of the Flies” (Fad Gadget)
Dreaming Of Me 12-inch
“Dreaming of Me”
New Life 12-inch
“New Life” (Remix)
“Shout!” (Rio Mix)
Just Can’t Get Enough 12-inch
“Just Can’t Get Enough” (Schizo Mix)
“Any Second Now” (Altered)
Tracklist: Depeche Mode, A Broken Frame: The 12″ Singles
See You 12-inch
“See You” (Extended Version)
“Now This Is Fun” (Extended Version)
The Meaning of Love 12-inch
“The Meaning of Love” (Fairly Odd Mix)
“Oberkorn (It’s a Small Town)” (Development Mix)
Leave In Silence 12-inch
“Leave In Silence” (Longer)
“Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden”
“Leave In Silence” (Quieter)
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