out now: Depeche Mode – Speak & Spell | The 12″ Singles [Mute Records | Sire Records]

 

Artist:
Depeche Mode

 

Title:
Speak & Spell | The 12″ Singles

 

Label:
Mute Records | Sire Records

 

Cat#:
12DMBOX01 | tba

 

Release Date:
31st August 2018 (vinyl)
18th February 2022 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist :
01.
Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead
(Flexi-Pop Mix)

02.
Dreaming Of Me
(Single Version)

03.
Ice Machine
(Single Version)

04.
New Life
(Remix)

05.
Shout!
(Rio Mix)

06.
Just Can’t Get Enough
(Schizo Mix)

07.
Any Second Now
(Altered)

 

Press Info:
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.

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 2018 limited edition box set containing replica 12″ singles taken from the album “Speak And Spell”. As “Dreaming Of Me” was originally only released as a 7″ single, for this box it was enlarged to a 12″ single.

Also contained in the box set were a replica flexidisc of the “FlexiPop! Mix” of “Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead”, and a replica UK promo poster for “Just Can’t Get Enough”.

Along with the 12″ singles, there was a download card included, allowing the buyer to download all the tracks as uncompressed 16 bit WAV files, excluding the Fad Gadget song from the flexidisc.

The boxes were made by Sony globally. Boxes sold in North America had a different card on the back of the box, with North American release credits and logos (Sire, Rhino).

NF: vinyl edition has also Fad Gadget’s “King Of The Flies (FlexiPop! Mix)”.

 

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Websites:
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