Box Sets, Tracklist — October 16, 2019 at 7:06 am

Depeche Mode to release 18-disc ‘MODE’ box set collecting band’s output from 1981 to 2017

Depeche Mode next month will release a massive, 18-disc CD box set simply called MODE that will collect all 14 of the band’s studio albums and include four more discs of B-sides, remixes and rarities, a set billed as “a comprehensive collection of the band’s work to date.”

The limited-edition, number box set is due out Nov. 22 and will present Depeche Mode’s original studio albums in black card sleeves with “re-interpreted, all-black artwork.” It’ll also include a 228-page book collecting all of the band’s lyrics. It can be pre-ordered directly from Rhino Records at $179.98.

The four discs of bonus material largely collect what already has been released on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees’ singles box set series, though there are at least three tracks on MODE that have never appeared on CD before: “Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” (Flexi-Pop Version), “Dressed In Black” (Record Mirror Version) and “Heroes” (Highline Session Version).

Here’s the product description from the band’s website:

MODE is a comprehensive collection of the band’s work to date — comprised of all 14 studio albums plus additional non-album material — from 2017’s Spirit back to DM’s debut album Speak & Spell. In line with DM’s signature aesthetic, the numbered, limited-edition set is housed in an elegant and minimalist black cube, with each disc similarly enclosed in a black, heavyweight card wallet. The albums’ original covers have been re-interpreted in uniform black-on-black designs exclusive to this box set, and four additional bonus discs provide a chronological collection of non-album singles, b-sides and bonus tracks. Accompanying the audio content is a 228 page, gilt-edged book containing all of Depeche Mode’s lyrics, compiled together for the first time, highlighting their collective visceral power and impact.

Below, check out the full tracklist.

 

Depeche Mode, MODE

Disc 1: Speak & Spell
New Life
I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead
Puppets
Boys Say Go!
Nodisco
What’s Your Name?
Photographic
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Big Muff
Any Second Now (Voices)
Just Can’t Get Enough

Disc 2: A Broken Frame
Leave In Silence
My Secret Garden
Monument
Nothing To Fear
See You
Satellite
The Meaning Of Love
A Photograph Of You
Shouldn’t Have Done That
The Sun And The Rainfall

Disc 3: Construction Time Again
Love, In Itself
More Than A Party
Pipeline
Everything Counts
Two Minute Warning
Shame
The Landscape Is Changing
Told You So
And Then…

Disc 4: Some Great Reward
Something To Do
Lie To Me
People Are People
It Doesn’t Matter
Stories Of Old
Somebody
Master and Servant
If You Want
Blasphemous Rumours

Disc 5: Black Celebration
Black Celebration
Fly On The Windscreen – Final
A Question Of Lust
Sometimes
It Doesn’t Matter Two
A Question Of Time
Stripped
Here Is The House
World Full Of Nothing
Dressed In Black
New Dress

Disc 6: Music For The Masses
Never Let Me Down Again
The Things You Said
Strangelove
Sacred
Little 15
Behind The Wheel
I Want You Now
To Have and To Hold
Nothing
Pimpf

Disc 7: Violator
World In My Eyes
Sweetest Perfection
Personal Jesus
Halo
Waiting For The Night
Enjoy The Silence
Policy Of Truth
Blue Dress
Clean

Disc 8: Songs of Faith and Devotion
I Feel You
Walking In My Shoes
Condemnation
Mercy In You
Judas
In Your Room
Get Right With Me
Rush
One Caress
Higher Love

Disc 9: Ultra
Barrel Of A Gun
The Love Thieves
Home
It’s No Good
Uselink
Useless
Sister Of Night
Jazz Thieves
Freestate
The Bottom Line
Insight
Junior Painkiller

Disc 10: Exciter
Dream On
Shine
The Sweetest Condition
When The Body Speaks
The Dead Of Night
Lovetheme
Freelove
Comatose
I Feel Loved
Breathe
Easy Tiger
I Am You
Goodnight Lovers

Disc 11: Playing the Angel
A Pain That I’m Used To
John The Revelator
Suffer Well
The Sinner In Me
Precious
Macro
I Want It All
Nothing’s Impossible
Introspectre
Damaged People
Lilian
The Darkest Star

Disc 12: Sounds of the Universe
In Chains
Hole To Feed
Wrong
Fragile Tension
Little Soul
In Sympathy
Peace
Come Back
Spacewalker
Perfect
Miles Away/The Truth Is
Jezebel
Corrupt

Disc 13: Delta Machine
Welcome To My World
Angel
Heaven
Secret To The End
My Little Universe
Slow
Broken
The Child Inside
Soft Touch / Raw Nerve
Should Be Higher
Alone
Soothe My Soul
Goodbye

Disc 14: Spirit
Going Backwards
Where’s The Revolution
The Worst Crime
Scum
You Move
Cover Me
Eternal
Poison Heart
So Much Love
Poorman
No More (This Is The Last Time)
Fail

Disc 15: 1981-1985
Photographic (Some Bizarre Version)
Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead (Flexi-Pop Version)
Dreaming Of Me
Ice Machine
Shout
Any Second Now
Now, This Is Fun
Oberkorn (It’s A Small Town)
My Secret Garden (Excerpts From)
My Secret Garden (Further Excerpts From)
Get The Balance Right!
The Great Outdoors!
Work Hard
Fools
In Your Memory
(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me
Shake The Disease
Flexible
It’s Called A Heart
Fly On The Windscreen

Disc 16: 1986-1990
Dressed In Black (Record Mirror Version)
But Not Tonight
Breathing In Fumes
Black Day
Christmas Island
Agent Orange
Fpmip
Pleasure, Little Treasure
Route 66
Stjarna
Sonata No. 14 In C#m (Moonlight Sonata)
Dangerous
Memphisto
Sibeling
Kaleid
Happiest Girl (Jack Mix)
Sea Of Sin (Tonal Mix)

Disc 17: 1993-2005
My Joy (Seven Inch Mix)
Death’s Door (Soundtrack Version)
Death’s Door (Jazz Mix)
Slowblow
Painkiller
Only When I Lose Myself
Surrender
Headstar
Easy Tiger
Dirt
Zenstation
Free
Newborn
Better Days
Martyr

Disc 18: 2006-2017
Oh Well (Single Version)
Oh Well
Light
The Sun And The Moon And The Stars
Ghost
Esque
Long Time Lie
Happens All The Time
Always
All That’s Mine
Heroes (Highline Session Version)

 

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15 Comments

  1. What a pointless release…

  2. I would’ve preferred a 4 cd 12″ singles collection, covering 1981-1989.

  3. Richard Evans

    This just a release of all the b-sides nothing really to get excited for any long time fan that collects all the singles. Some new remixes or demo or unreleased track during each CD would have been cool.

  4. Jake Sparrow

    Not interested in getting this one, although a few tracks are tempting.

  5. Would like the three ‘new to CD’ tracks on CD but not for $179.

    A b-sides box set like The Cure’s would have been better. All mixes of b-sides etc.

  6. I admit my interest in new material waned around the time Exciter came out, so I wouldn’t be interested in having the last few albums in their entirety. I am a bit confused, as some of the songs on the rarities/b-sides discs appear on my regular album versions (But Not Tonight from Black Celebration is a good example, Dreaming of Me from Speak & Spell is another). Is it because I have the American releases that did include them on the CD whereas the original UK releases didn’t include them?

    Also, the list of rarities/b-sides is far from complete: I have extended versions of “Now This Is Fun” and “Fools” for example, from when their first box sets were released (1-6)

    • Yes, exactly. They’re based own the original U.K. versions.

      Also, it’s just the standard version of each non-album song – no remixes, etc. “This is the song as we intended.”

  7. Totally agree also not the same since Alan left .

  8. A ridiculous cash-grab and utter waste of anybody’s hard-earned money.

  9. Whatever happened to the Singles Box Sets? I actually liked those and was hoping to see more in the future.

  10. Hero’s is actually the only “unreleased” song.
    Dressed in black and I Sometimes Wish I were Dead have been released on previous import CD’s and listings.
    Check eBay or other reputable sites for limited edition imports. I’ve found many unreleased songs from Depeche as well as Martin Gore. My biggest prized possession is a limited remix of The Sun and the Rainfall.

  11. The Sun & the Rainfall [never a single or promo item], is on a UK disc or promo and the CLARO INTELECTO Remix is quite a bust, possibly horrible to my ears.

    There are several HIGHLINES SESSIONS songs and “HEROES” (spelled this way) and another cover “SO CRUEL” were made and you are correct Heroes is not a cd until this set. The longer fade DRESSED IN BLACK Record Mirror.Version and SOMETIMES WISH I WAS DEAD are vinyl exclusives.

    • Claro Intelecto has never remixed The Sun and The Rainfall. You were probably thinking of Leave In Silence (he did two mixes of it).

  12. It was LEAVE IN SILENCE,
    @Unit, yes. I don’t see any officially commissioned SUN & THE RAINFALL nor on promo and acetate imports; I guessed the correct era and my mistake on the song name.

  13. Smileinacrowd

    C’mon mute’ please release something for us dm experts. some of us already have these tracks. I was expecting a lot more from your years of recordings but find it only as a reissue package. it’s a nice collection for any professional amateur.

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