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All I Ever Wanted: Rhino to Reissue Depeche Mode Catalogue on Vinyl

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Songs of Faith and DevotionA dozen albums by electronic pioneers Depeche Mode will see reissue on 180-gram vinyl this winter and spring, Rhino Records announced.

In more than three decades since their debut album Speak and Spell (1981), the band – vocalist Dave Gahan, guitarist/songwriter Martin Gore, keyboarist Andrew Fletcher and former members Vince Clarke (keyboards, 1980-1981) and Alan Wilder (drums/production, 1982-1995) – established themselves as one of the most commercially successful and influential bands of their kind. Though the U.S. was slower to catch on, they’ve stayed consistently popular on our shores, particularly after the release of 1990’s Violator, which spun off the singles “Personal Jesus” and “Enjoy the Silence” (a Top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic). Since then, all of their studio albums have been international Top 10 hits, the most recent being 2013’s Delta Machine, their first for Columbia Records after decades signed to Mute Records.

The dozen releases will feature gatefold sleeves with inserts and liner notes and will be distributed in three batches:

February 4: Some Great Reward (1984 – Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.), Black Celebration (1986 – Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.), Music for the Masses (1987 – Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.), Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993 – Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)
March 25: A Broken Frame (1982 – Amazon U.S.), Construction Time Again (1983 – Amazon U.S.), Violator (1990 – Amazon U.S.), Ultra (1997 – Amazon U.S.) (Amazon U.K. links TBD)
May 27: Speak and Spell (1981), Exciter (2001), Playing the Angel (2005), Sounds of the Universe (2009) (links TBD)

Written by Mike Duquette

February 4, 2014 at 10:44

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