Each box set contains the singles from each 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 album releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original vinyl single artwork.
These are packaged in deluxe numbered boxes with reproductions of rare original UK marketing posters and download cards.
When Depeche Mode entered the scene with the release of the group's first single “Dreaming of Me”/“Ice Machine” on February 20, 1981, it laid the groundwork for one of the most transformative career paths in contemporary music. Depeche Mode combined elements of new wave pop, dance, rock, blues and electronic music to create emotional soundscapes for the future and the 12" vinyl single – with superior sound and deeper grooves favored by dance club DJs and fans alike – proved the perfect sonic medium for the band's sweeping vision.
Depeche Mode realized the format's potential and embraced the power of 12" vinyl and the avenues of innovation it opened up. The 12" single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the 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.
Speak & Spell | The 12" Singles contains
* Dreaming Of Me 12": ‘Dreaming of Me’ b/w ‘Ice Machine’
* New Life 12": ‘New Life (Remix)’ b/w ‘Shout! (Rio Mix)’
* Just Can't Get Enough 12’: ‘Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix)’ b/w ‘Any Second Now (Altered)’
* Poster: Original reproduction of the UK marketing poster for ‘Just Can't Get Enough’
* Download card: Access downloads of 16bit WAV files
* PLUS: a reproduction of the rare flexi disc ‘Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead’ b/w ‘King of the Flies’ (the Fad Gadget track as on the original release)
A Broken Frame | The 12" Singles contains
* See You 12": ‘See You (Extended Version)’ b/w ‘Now This Is Fun (Extended Version)’
* The Meaning of Love 12": ‘The Meaning of Love (Fairly Odd Mix)’ b/w ‘Oberkorn (It's a Small Town) (Development Mix)’
* Leave In Silence 12": ‘Leave In Silence (Longer)’ b/w ‘Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden’ and ‘Leave In Silence (Quieter)’
* Poster: Original reproduction of the UK marketing poster for ‘The Meaning Of Love’
* Download card: Access downloads of 16bit WAV files.