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. See the full tracklists right here.
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This week’s new releases include a brand-new studio album from Echo & The Bunnymen (‘Meteorites’), plus audiophile vinyl reissues from Depeche Mode, a new They Might Be Giants compilation, a 7 Seconds studio record, two Suzanne Vega reissues and a new compilation of Factory Records acts.
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.
Depeche Mode’s debut ‘Speak & Spell’ was released on Oct. 5, 1981 — exactly 30 years ago today. To mark the occasion, we present the band’s first few appearances on ‘Top of the Pops,’ which find a group of very young men — introduced as ‘Depech-ay Mode!’ — miming along to their early hits.
The long-rumored new remix album from Depeche Mode — titled ‘Remixes 2: 81-11,’ and featuring contributions from former members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder — will be released in single CD, triple-disc, digital and six-LP configurations on June 6, the synthpop vets announced this morning.
Real or fake? Depeche Mode fans are debating a trio of 30- and 40-second samples — including one that may be a never-before-released track — that surfaced online yesterday and purportedly come from a 1980 demo tape. Hear those samples here.
With Alan Wilder and Vince Clarke on board, Depeche Mode fans are abuzz over the possibility that all five past and present members will appear on disc together for the first time on a new remix album reported to be in the works.
Former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore are working not just on a lone track, but a full ‘kind of dancey record,’ Clarke confirmed in an interview posted by The Quietus today.
Former bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin Gore — who parted ways professionally nearly 30 years ago when Clarke quit Depeche Mode — are working together again on a ‘techno-ish’ track that could be destined for the forthcoming Erasure album.
Alan Wilder shocked Depeche Mode fans around the world tonight, joining the band onstage for the first time since 1994 to accompany Martin Gore on piano during a performance of “Somebody” during a Teenage Cancer Trust charity concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.