Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses - (12" Singles Collection Boxset) - Pre-Order [2019-05-31]
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses - (12" Singles Collection Boxset)
The Depeche Mode 12" vinyl singles collector's edition box set series continues 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.
The follow on from Black Celebration, Music For The Masses furthered Depeche Mode's international mass appeal, breaking open the United States and other markets with the record-setting Music For The Masses Tour. An electrifying and historic adventure for band and audiences worldwide, the tour included Depeche Mode concerts in then-communist East Berlin, Budapest, and Prague. The tour's 101st show, a transcendent performance at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, was attended by more than sixty thousand fans and documented in 101, a concert film by D.A. Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back) and an accompanying live album. Record Mirror called Music For The Masses "the most accomplished and sexy Mode album to date."
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.
Music For The Masses : The 12" Singles includes the seven original and special edition 12" vinyl singles from the album.
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 - Strangelove (12BONG 13)
- A Strangelove (Maxi Mix)
- B Strangelove (Midi Mix)
- B Fpmip
12" Track Listing 2 - Strangelove (L12BONG 13)
- A Strangelove (Blind Mix)
- A Pimpf
- B Strangelove (Pain Mix)
- B Agent Orange
12" Track Listing 3 - Never Let Me Down Again (12BONG 14)
- A Never Let Me Down Again (Split Mix)
- B Pleasure, Little Treasure (Glitter Mix)
- B Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro Mix)
12" Track Listing 4 - Never Let Me Down Again (L12BONG 14)
- A Never Let Me Down Again (Tsangarides Mix)
- B Pleasure, Little Treasure (Join Mix)
- B To Have And To Hold (Spanish Taster)
12" Track Listing 5 - Behind The Wheel (12BONG 15)
- A Behind The Wheel (Remixed By Shep Pettibone)
- B Route 66 (Remixed By The Beatmasters)
12" Track Listing 6 - Behind The Wheel (L12BONG 15)
- A Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Mix)
- B Route 66 (Casualty Mix)
12" Track Listing 7 - Little 15 (12LITTLE 15)
- A Little 15
- B Stjarna
- B Sonata No. 14 in C#m (Moonlight Sonata)
Format: 12" Singles Collection Boxset (7 x 12" Vinyl)
Catalogue Number: tba
Label: Sony CMG
Release Date: Friday, 31st May 2019