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Depeche Mode 'Playing The Angel' 2005



"Pain and suffering in various tempos"



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Album:  

Playing The Angel


Label:  

Depeche Mode  

Mute


Catalog number:  

stumm260


Release date:  

17 October 2005


Record in studio:  

January - July 2005. Sound Design (Santa Barbara, California), Stratosphere Sound (New York City, Whitfield Studios (London)


Producer:  

Ben Hillier


The artwork:  

Anton Corbijn, Four5one Creative


Formats edition:  

LP

CD

MD

CD+DVD


UK chart:  

06 position



DEPECHE MODE RECORDING:


Dave Gahan:  

vocals, backing vocals on "Macro", the words


Martin Gore:  

guitar, bass guitar on "Suffer Well", keyboards, slide guitar in "The Darkest Star", backing vocals, main vocals in "Macro" and "Damaged People"


Andy Fletcher:  

keyboards, bass guitar




SONG LYRICS by ALBUM








SINGLES





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Precious

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A Pain That I'm Used To

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Suffer Well

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John The Revelator




VINYL RELEASE


2 x 12" (stumm260) EU



LP 1



SIDE A


"A Pain That I'm Used To" 4:11


"John The Revelator" 03:42


"Suffer Well" 03:50



SIDE B



"The Sinner In Me" 04:55


"Precious" 04:10


"Macro" 04:02



LP 2



SIDE C


"I Want It All" 06:10


"Nothing's Impossible" 04:21


"Introspectre" 01:42


"Damaged People" 03:28



SIDE D



"Lilian" 04:46


"The Darkest Star" 06:55





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Label Code:   LC5834


Barcode:   0094634020114


Rights Society:   bel biem


Runout etching side A:   STUMM260 A 5 MPO


Runout etching side B:   STUMM260 B 5 MPO


Runout etching side C:   STUMM260 C 4 MPO


Runout etching side D:   STUMM260 D 4 MPO





Gatefold matte cover with printed inner sleeves (which contain generic die-cut inner sleeves with rounded corners). The inner sleeve mistakenly credits Dave McCracken as the piano player on "I Want It All". However, there is no piano on "I Want It All". He really should be credited for the piano on "The Darkest Star"



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CD RELEASE


CD (cdstumm260) UK



1 •   "A Pain That I'm Used To" 4:11


2 •   "John The Revelator" 03:42


3 •   "Suffer Well" 03:50


4 •   "The Sinner In Me" 04:55


5 •   "Precious" 04:10


6 •   "Macro" 04:02


7 •   "I Want It All" 06:10


8 •   "Nothing's Impossible" 04:21


9 •   "Introspectre" 01:42


10 •   "Damaged People" 03:28


11 •   "Lilian" 04:46


12 •   "The Darkest Star" 06:55





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Label Code:   LC5834


Barcode:   0094634057523


Runout:   WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3405770 @ 1 010104-NL


Mastering SID Code:   IFPI LW03


Mould SID Code:   ifpi AAH12


Rights Society:   bel BIEM





The booklet mistakenly credits Dave McCracken as the piano player in "I Want It All". However, there is no piano in "I Want It All". He really should be credited for the piano in "The Darkest Star." The two cat.#(cdstumm260 0094634057707) are indicated on back cover and inside booklet. Subtitle on the back cover: "Pain and suffering in various tempos".



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UMD RELEASE


UMD (UMDSTUMM260) EU 05 December 2005



AUDIO



1.   "A Pain That I'm Used To" 4:11


2.   "John The Revelator" 03:42


3.   "Suffer Well" 03:50


4.   "The Sinner In Me" 04:55


5.   "Precious" 04:10


6.   "Macro" 04:02


7.   "I Want It All" 06:10


8.   "Nothing's Impossible" 04:21


9.   "Introspectre" 01:42


10.   "Damaged People" 03:28


11.   "Lilian" 04:46


12.   "The Darkest Star" 06:55



VISUAL



1.   Making The Angel


2.   Precious (Video)


3.   Clean (Bare)


4.   Photo Gallery





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Label Code:   LC5834


Barcode:   0 094633 691292 >


Other Side a and Side c:   MADE IN AUSTRIA


Runout:   A0100653901-A911 16 A1


Runout:   A0100653901-B911 17 A1


Barcode UMD:   0094633 691292





Includes small foldout poster/booklet with lyrics.



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SACD RELEASE


CD + DVD (lcdstumm260) EU



CD



1 •   "A Pain That I'm Used To" 4:11


2 •   "John The Revelator" 03:42


3 •   "Suffer Well" 03:50


4 •   "The Sinner In Me" 04:55


5 •   "Precious" 04:10


6 •   "Macro" 04:02


7 •   "I Want It All" 06:10


8 •   "Nothing's Impossible" 04:21


9 •   "Introspectre" 01:42


10 •   "Damaged People" 03:28


11 •   "Lilian" 04:46


12 •   "The Darkest Star" 06:55



DVD



1 •   Playing The Angel In 5.1 and Stereo


2 •   Making The Angel (A Short Film) 08:25


3 •   "Precious" (Video) 04:04


4 •   "Clean" (Bare) Video 03:45


5 •   Photo Gallery





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Label Code:   LC5834


Barcode:   0094634243124


Barcode CD:   0094634243025


Runout CD Outer Ring:   VS343-L1 3424312


Runout CD Inner Ring:   VS343-L0-PV1.3 3424312


Mastering SID Code CD Outer:   IFPI L042


Mastering SID Code CD Inner:   IFPI L048


Mould SID Code CD:   IFPI EV49


Mould SID Code CD:   IFPI EV48


Barcode DVD:   0094634243094


Runout DVD Outer:   WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3424309 PAL @ 3


Runout DVD, mould code area (white):   010108-NL


Mastering SID Code DVD:   IFPI LW04


Mould SID Code DVD:   IFPI AAH02





There is a sticker on the front jewel case saying "DELUXE EDITION Including bonus DVD featuring 5.1 version of Playing The Angel, Making The Angel documentary, Precious video and exclusive performance of Clean". DVD contains the entire "Playing The Angel" album in either LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and has a running time of 52:40. DVD tracks 2 to 4 are in LPCM Stereo. All Photos in the Photo Gallery taken by Ben Hillier. Official release date is Monday the 17th October 2005, but available via Mute Germany on Friday the 14th October 2005. The booklet mistakenly credits Dave McCracken as the piano player in "I Want It All". However, there is no piano in "I Want It All". He really should be credited for the piano in "The Darkest Star."



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VIDEO


VIDEO ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM






In Studio "Free"











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Biography - 2005


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This October, Depeche Mode release their first album since 2001's two million-selling Exciter. "I really felt, before we started this album, that there was unfinished business," says Dave Gahan of their 11th studio album, Playing The Angel. And so it is that the world's foremost subversive electronic pop group have reconvened to, as the singer puts it, "make the best record we can." They just can't shake the disease.



Playing The Angel is an astonishingly fresh, exuberant release from the band who have, over 25 years, sold upwards of 50 million records worldwide and amassed a staggering 38 hit singles in the UK and no fewer than 13 Top 10 albums. And yet they sound like a new group, not one halfway through their third decade together. "Precious", the first single, is quintessential Mode, all cyber pulse and glorious chorus. "The Sinner In Me" perfectly balances the organic and synthetic, and climaxes, as do most of the tracks, with staccato blasts of noise and FX. On "Suffer Well" Dave's voice is more powerful than ever. "Macrovision", sung by Martin Gore, is hi-tech pop with an enormous hook. "John The Revelator" is one of many potential hit singles. "I Want It All" is one of the slower tracks with its minor-key menace, like trip hop from hell. "A Pain That I'm Used To" kicks off what would have been Side 2 in fine, furious style with its savage bursts of guitar.



The title for the album was taken, according to Fletch, from the lyric of a track called "The Darkest Star". The LP was recorded in Santa Barbara, New York and London. Recording began in January 2005 in California, with producer Ben Hillier at the helm providing a sense of challenge. "You have to work hard at reinventing yourself," admits Dave, "so you have to choose new people who push you." Playing The Angel is faster-paced than the last two Mode albums, heightening the sense of urgency and vibrancy. Ben's fondness for analogue synths over digital ones helped shape the sound.



It is also the first Depeche album to feature Dave Gahan credits - three of the tracks ("I Want It All", "Suffer Well" and "Nothing's Impossible") were written by the singer, who was encouraged by the reaction to his debut solo album Paper Monsters (2003). Martin was responsible for the remaining nine tracks. As usual, he was unflinching in his depiction of the dark side of the human condition. In fact, he jokes, the back cover of the LP sleeve may well feature the subtitle: Pain And Suffering In Various Tempos. "Dave said I've made a 25-year career out of one subject. I disagree: it's two!"



When asked what the broad, overarching themes of this record are, Martin smiles: "Anything that appeals to really dysfunctional people." It would be wrong, however, to dismiss Depeche Mode as harvesters of sorrow. "I never see our music as over-dark. There's always an element of hope. And I hope that comes over in the music."



A sense of optimism, of renewed vigour, of pleasure at what they've achieved, can be discerned from Playing The Angel. It's also obvious from the sheer delight Dave, Martin and Andy feel at being back with Depeche Mode, on the eve of the release of a brilliant album and a mammoth, sell-out world tour that confirms the enormity of their global audience.



Dave counts his blessings that he's still actually here to do this. "That we've achieved so much in 25 years, and survived so much... Of all the bands, this is the one I'd have put money on not still being around!" he laughs. "I see ourselves alongside U2 and R.E.M. more than any of the bands we came up with, although really we don't fit in and we never have, and I've come to embrace that - there's no one like Depeche Mode. I might have lost some of my drive in the mid-'90s, but now I've got it back. It's better being in Depeche Mode now than it has been for 15 years."





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