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All of Depeche Mode’s singles to be re-released on 12″ vinyl

Depeche Mode 12″ singles collector’s edition box set series launching with release of Speak & Spell | The 12″ Singles and A Broken Frame | The 12″ Singles on August 31, 2018

Remastered from original audio tapes and cut at Abbey Road, vinyl singles packaged in deluxe numbered box sets to be released by Sony Music Entertainment

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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.

“Our 12″ singles have always been incredibly important to the band” agreed the members of Depeche Mode. “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.”

These first two box sets will be released by Sony Music Entertainment on August 31, 2018.

Each box set in the series will contain the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12″ vinyl, with audio remastered from the original tapes and cut at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. 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.

Speak & Spell | The 12″ Singles contains a facsimile 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); 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)”; original single poster reproduction; download card.

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)”; original single poster reproduction; download card.

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.

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  1. Confused. There was never ever a 12" version of Dreaming of Me/Ice Machine but yet POOF! all of a sudden there is now a Dreaming of Me 12" version with the re-masters. A bait/switch perhaps? Dreaming of Me/Ice Machine was the first single & was released only as a 7". It was not until the second single New Life/Shout! that there were both a 7" & 12" with very little difference in the Extended mix of New Life & a lengthened Rio Mix of Shout!…