Tag: Music for the Masses

Depeche Mode continues 12-inch box set series with ‘Black Celebration,’ ‘Music For The Masses’

Depeche Mode continues 12-inch box set series with ‘Black Celebration,’ ‘Music For The Masses’

Depeche Mode will continue its series of vinyl box set reissue with the release next month of Black Celebration: The 12″ Singles and Music For The Masses: The 12″ Singles, a pair of multi-disc collections featuring the original UK 12-inch singles that accompanied each album. Full details right here.

Watch: Depeche Mode performs ‘The Things You Said’ for first time since ‘101’ concert 30 years ago

Watch: Depeche Mode performs ‘The Things You Said’ for first time since ‘101’ concert 30 years ago

Depeche Mode opened the short second North American leg of its Global Spirit Tour in Anaheim, Calif., last night, and dropped a big surprise into its setlist, performing the Martin Gore-sung Music For the Masses track “The Things You Said” for the first time in 30 years. Watch the full performance right here.

Watch: Depeche Mode performs ‘I Want You Now’ for the first time since 1994

Watch: Depeche Mode performs ‘I Want You Now’ for the first time since 1994

Depeche Mode tonight dusted off Music For the Masses fan-favorite “I Want You Now” for the first time in nearly a quarter century, with Martin Gore opening the band’s encore in Nuremberg, Germany, with a piano-based performance of the song. It was the first performance since July 8, 1994, in Noblesville, Ind.

Depeche Mode begin reissuing full catalog on 180-gram vinyl — first 4 titles out this week

Depeche Mode begin reissuing full catalog on 180-gram vinyl — first 4 titles out this week

Depeche Mode announced this weekend that it will embark on another full-catalog vinyl reissue campaign this year, this time re-releasing each of the band’s studio albums on 180-gram platters, beginning this week with Some Great Reward, Black Celebration, Music for the Masses and Songs of Faith and Devotion.

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode, rare 8-minute ‘film in progress’ reel of ‘101’ footage

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode, rare 8-minute ‘film in progress’ reel of ‘101’ footage

For fans of Depeche Mode’s 1989 concert documentary ‘101,’ here’s a real treat: An eight-minute promo reel of director D.A. Pennebaker’s footage, labeled ‘film in progress,’ has surfaced, and it includes scenes not included in the final cut. Check out DM on the ‘Music For the Masses’ tour in the video, posted here.

Alan Wilder auctioning off Depeche Mode records, equipment, pants from 1982-1995

Alan Wilder auctioning off Depeche Mode records, equipment, pants from 1982-1995

Former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder is auctioning off a treasure trove of studio equipment, records and other memorabilia that spans his tenure with the synthpop group — including everything from Dave Gahan’s custom mic stands from the Devotional Tour to a pair of the keyboardist’s trousers.

OMD to bring ‘History of Modern’ back to North America this fall for 21-date tour

OMD to bring ‘History of Modern’ back to North America this fall for 21-date tour

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will follow up this past spring’s North American tour — the classic lineup’s first U.S. concerts since opening for Depeche Mode’s breakthrough ‘Music for the Masses’ shows — with a return visit to the United States, Canada and Mexico this fall.

Stream: New Depeche Mode mixes by Alan Wilder, Vince Clarke — off ‘Remixes 2’

Stream: New Depeche Mode mixes by Alan Wilder, Vince Clarke — off ‘Remixes 2’

For two months, Depeche Mode has been teasing ‘Remixes 2: 81-11’ with a series of pre-release streams of mixes from the set, but they’ve avoided releasing the two most buzzed-about tracks — new mixes by former band members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder. Now they’ve leaked.

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode and The Cure in the studio via 1987 French TV report

Vintage Video: Depeche Mode and The Cure in the studio via 1987 French TV report

This French TV report from sometime in 1987 features footage and interviews with both The Cure and Depeche Mode in the studio, as they work on their breakout albums ‘Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me’ and ‘Music For the Masses,’ respectively.

Depeche Mode’s ‘Black Celebration’ released 25 years ago today; watch 1986 concert

Depeche Mode’s ‘Black Celebration’ released 25 years ago today; watch 1986 concert

Twenty-five years ago today, Depeche Mode released its fifth album, the landmark ‘Black Celebration,’ which opened a dark trilogy — including 1987’s ‘Music for the Masses’ and 1990’s ‘Violator’ — that cemented the synthpop act’s evolution from underground cult faves to global chart-toppers.

Free MP3: Bat For Lashes covers Depeche Mode’s ‘Strangelove’ for Gucci

Free MP3: Bat For Lashes covers Depeche Mode’s ‘Strangelove’ for Gucci

This one made the rounds on a wide swath of music blogs this week, but in case you didn’t hear it, check out this cover of Depeche Mode’s 1987 single and ‘Music For The Masses’ favorite ‘Strangelove’ by Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes.

OMD brings ‘History of Modern’ tour to North America, South By Southwest in March

OMD brings ‘History of Modern’ tour to North America, South By Southwest in March

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will bring its ‘History of Modern’ tour to North America in March for a 16-date trek booked around the South By Southwest festival — the classic lineup’s first U.S. concerts since opening for Depeche Mode’s ‘Music for the Masses’ tour.

Milestones: Depeche Mode’s ‘101’ live double album released 21 years ago this week

Milestones: Depeche Mode’s ‘101’ live double album released 21 years ago this week

Depeche Mode’s live double album ‘101,’ recorded at the band’s massive Rose Bowl concert in 1988, was released 21 years ago this week. To mark the occasion, we look back, and offer up clips from the accompanying ‘101’ film.

Nitzer Ebb to open Depeche Mode’s European concerts in January and February

Nitzer Ebb to open Depeche Mode’s European concerts in January and February

Seems like old times: Depeche Mode today announced that reformed electronic/industrial duo Nitzer Ebb will open 23 European dates in January and February on the […]