DEPECHE MODE – ” 12″ Singles Box Set Series “

Posted: August 3, 2018 in MUSIC
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Later this month, Depeche Mode will launch a series of box sets collecting the band’s 12-inch singles.  On August 31st, the first two boxes, “Speak & Spell” and “A Broken Frame”, will be released.  All audio in this series has been newly remastered from the original tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios.

The first box, “Speak & Spell: The 12″ Singles”, collects all of the singles around the era of the British electronic band’s 1981 debut “Speak & Spell”.  It kicks off with a replica of the rare flexidisc containing “Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” b/w Mute Records labelmate Fad Gadget’s “King of the Flies,” and continues with three 12-inch singles headlined by “Dreaming of Me,” “New Life,” and “Just Can’t Get Enough.”  The original single versions of both “New Life” and “Just Can’t Get Enough” reached impressive peaks in the U.K. at No. 11 and No. 8, respectively.  Despite their success, however, Speak & Spell proved to be Depeche Mode’s only album with founding member Vince Clarke.

 

The second box set, A Broken Frame: The 12″ Singles, addressed the period of the band’s 1981 sophomore album, their first to feature Martin Gore.  This box has three 12-inch singles, with the A-sides “See You (Extended Version),” “The Meaning of Love (Fairly Odd Mix),” and “Leave in Silence (Longer).”  All three songs placed in the U.K. top 20, with “See You” reaching the top ten.

 

Depeche Mode commented in the press release, “Our 12-inch singles have always been incredibly important to the band.  It’s great to be able to re-share these songs with old and new fans in the way they were originally intended to be experienced.  We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.”  The cover of each box set features street art iconography inspired by the original albums, while the sleeves of the actual 12-inch singles are replicas of the originals. This limited edition box set contains the singles from Depeche Mode’s second studio album A Broken Frame on audiophile-quality 12-inch vinyl, with audio remastered from the original tapes and cut at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The artwork for the exterior of the box sets draws on street art iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original vinyl single artwork.

Speak & Spell: The 12″ Singles (Mute/Rhino, 2018)

Flexidisc (released as Flexipop 011, 1981)

  1. Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead – Depeche Mode
  2. King of the Flies – Fad Gadget

Dreaming of Me 12″ (released on 7″ as Mute Records 7 MUTE 013, 1981)

  1. Dreaming of Me
  2. Ice Machine

New Life 12″ (released as Mute Records 12 MUTE 014, 1981)

  1. New Life (Remix)
  2. Shout! (Rio Remix)

Just Can’t Get Enough 12″ (released as Mute Records 12 MUTE 016, 1981)

  1. Just Can’t Get Enough (Schizo Mix)
  2. Any Second Now (Altered)

A Broken Frame: The 12″ Singles (Mute/Rhino, 2018)

See You 12″ (released as Mute Records 12 MUTE 018, 1982)

  1. See You (Extended Version)
  2. Now This Is Fun (Extended Version)

The Meaning Of Love 12″ (released as Mute Records 12 MUTE 022, 1982)

  1. The Meaning Of Love (Fairly Odd Mix)
  2. Oberkorn (It’s a Small Town) (Development Mix)

Leave In Silence 12″ (released as Mute Records 12 BONG 1, 1982)

  1. Leave In Silence (Longer)
  2. Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden
  3. Leave In Silence (Quieter)
Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward: The 12

Some Great Reward The 12″ Singles

This limited edition box set contains the singles from Depeche Mode’s fourth studio album “Some Great Reward” on audiophile-quality 12-inch vinyl, with audio remastered from the original tapes and cut at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The artwork for the exterior of the box sets draws on street art iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original vinyl single artwork.

This deluxe collector’s set includes six 12-inch vinyl discs.

Track Listing:

Disc 1

  1. People Are People (Different Mix)
  2. In Your Memory (Slik Mix)

Disc 2

  1. People Are People (On-Usound Mix)
  2. People Are People
  3. In Your Memory

Disc 3

  1. Master and Servant (Slavery Whip Mix)
  2. (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me (Release Mix)
  3. Master and Servant (Voxless)

Disc 4

  1. Master and Servant (An ON-USound Science Fiction Dance Hall Classic)
  2. Are People People?
  3. (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me

Disc 5

  1. Blasphemous Rumours
  2. Somebody (Live in Liverpool 2006)
  3. Two Minute Warning (Live in Liverpool)
  4. Ice Machine (Live in Liverpool)
  5. Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool)

Disc 6

  1. Somebody (Remix)
  2. Everything Counts (Live in Liverpool)
  3. Blasphemous Rumours
  4. Told You So (Live in Liverpool)
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Construction Time Again

Next box set in the series. Deluxe limited-edition numbered box set containing six 12″ vinyl discs -mastered from the original tapes – including alternate mixes, 7″ versions, live shows and more. Construction Time Again marked the first time that Depeche Mode released limited edition versions of an album’s 12″ singles, each containing the original mix of each track. Depeche Mode’s commitment to the 12″ single format as a distinct art form became even more evident. The Construction Time Again – The 12″ Singles box includes three reproductions of limited singles which each feature four bonus live performances recorded at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on October 25th, 1982.

Songs Of Faith And Devotion The Singles

 Vinyl Box Set-SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION THE 12” SINGLES deluxe limited-edition numbered box set will contain 8 x 12″ vinyl singles-Showcasing the singles– I Feel You, Walking In My Shoes, Condemnation and In Your Room–and key B-sides, mixes and live recordings contemporaneous to Depeche Mode’s Songs of Faith and Devotion album.-Songs of Faith and Devotion introduced fans to signature songs in the DM canon including “I Feel You” (the band’s highest-charting single worldwide), “Walking In My Shoes,” “Condemnation” and “In Your Room.”-Like each box set in the series, this release contains the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12″ vinyl, with audio remastered from the original tapes.-The artwork for the exterior of each of the new box sets draws on street art iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original vinyl single artwork.-Includes Single Poster Reproduction & Download Card

Ultra – The Singles 12″ Single, Box Set,

Ultra The 12″ Singles, a collector’s edition deluxe box set, contains eight 12″ vinyl discs presenting four singles–Barrel of a Gun, It’s No Good, Home, and Useless--with key B-sides, mixes and live recordings contemporaneous to Depeche Mode’s ninth studio album, “Ultra”, originally released 14th April 1997.

Three of the 12″ vinyl discs* in Ultra “The 12″ Singles” are comprised of tracks first released on CD singles throughout 1997. Each of these new 12″ discs features artwork reflecting the original CD single releases, now expanded to 12″ vinyl for the first time. 

This box set contains the singles from Depeche Mode’s “Ultra” album on audiophile-quality 12″ vinyl, with audio mastered from the original tapes. The artwork for the exterior of the box sets draws on iconography inspired by the original release, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original single artwork.

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