Depeche Mode - Black Celebration - (12" Singles Collection Boxset)


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Depeche Mode - Black Celebration - (12" Singles Collection Boxset)

The Depeche Mode 12" vinyl singles collector's edition box set series continued with release of "Black Celebration : The 12" Singles" and "Music For The Masses : The 12" Singles" on May 31st 2019.

Each of these definitive box sets contains 12" vinyl singles contemporaneous to either Black Celebration (1986) or Music For The Masses (1987). Both pivotal releases in the Depeche Mode canon, these albums advanced the band's musical mission, moving the DM sound from industrial pop into darker atmospheric emotional territory.

Following its release in 1986, Black Celebration became the group's then-highest charting album in both the UK and Germany, expanding their influence across pop culture while inspiring myriad young musicians to start bands of their own.

From their earliest days as a band, Depeche Mode championed 12" vinyl, embracing the singular power of the format and the avenues of innovation it opened up. The 12" single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the tactile physical beauty of the packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop a sophisticated and commanding visual aesthetic. Depeche Mode used their singles discography as a means of offering left field remixes and other delights for their fans.

Black Celebration : The 12" Singles contains the four original 12" releases from the album plus a 12" vinyl version of the limited edition "A Question of Lust" cassette release, available for the first time internationally in this collection.

Each box set in the series contains the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12" vinyl, with audio mastered from the original tapes. The artwork for the exterior of each of the box sets draws on iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original single artwork.

The Depeche Mode 12" Singles Series will continue over the coming years, with plans to release boxes containing the singles from each of the band's albums in similar deluxe audiophile-grade collector's editions.

12" Track Listing 1 - Stripped (12BONG 10)

  • A Stripped (Highland Mix)
  • A But Not Tonight (Extended Remix)
  • B Breathing In Fumes
  • B Fly On The Windscreen (Quiet Mix)
  • B Black Day

12" Track Listing 2 - A Question Of Lust (12BONG 11)

  • A A Question Of Lust
  • A Christmas Island (Extended)
  • B People Are People (Live)
  • B It Doesn’t Matter Two (Instrumental)
  • B A Question Of Lust (Minimal)

12" Track Listing 3 - A Question Of Lust (L12BONG 11)

  • A A Question Of Lust (Flood Mix)
  • A Christmas Island
  • B If You Want (Live)
  • B Shame (Live)
  • B Blasphemous Rumours (Live)

12" Track Listing 4 - A Question Of Time (12BONG 12)

  • A A Question Of Time (Extended Remix)
  • B Black Celebration (Live)
  • B Something To Do (Live)
  • B Stripped (Live)

12" Track Listing 5 - A Question Of Time (L12BONG 12)

  • A A Question Of Time (New Town Mix)
  • A A Question Of Time (Live Remix)
  • B Black Celebration (Black Tulip Mix)
  • B More Than A Party (Live Remix)

Format: 12" Singles Collection Boxset (5 x 12" Vinyl)
Catalogue Number: 19075890241
BarCode: 190758902418
Label: Sony CMG
Release Date: Friday, 31st May 2019

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