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Depeche Mode 'Sounds Of The Universe' 2009



"Songs in the key of space"



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Album:  

Sounds Of The Universe


Label:  

Depeche Mode  

Mute


Catalog number:  

STUMM300


Release date:  

20 April 2009


Record in studio:  

May – December 2008. Sound Design (Santa Barbara, California), Chung King Studios (New York City, New York)


Producer:  

Ben Hillier


The artwork:  

Anton Corbijn, Tea Design



Formats edition:  

LP+CD

CD

LCD


UK chart:  

02 position



DEPECHE MODE RECORDING:


Dave Gahan:  

vocals, words


Martin Gore:  

guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, main vocals in "Jezebel" and "The Sun and the Moon and the Stars", music/words


Andy Fletcher:  

keyboards




SONG LYRICS by ALBUM




PRESS RELEASE


DEPECHE MODE



ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF



SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE



APRIL 21, 2009



January 15, 2009- Groundbreaking, chart-topping electro legends Depeche Mode are proud to announce the release of their long-anticipated new studio album, Sounds Of The Universe on April 21, 2009 (Mute Records).


Eclectic and energized, the band's new release is their most dazzling and diverse album in decades. Recorded in Santa Barbara and New York, Depeche Mode returned to using a lot of vintage gear, from analogue synthesizers to drum machines, in order to conjure up the retro-futuristic arrangements featured on the album. Lyrically the release contains many of the group's enduring obsessions plus more overt black humor than any of their previous collections.


Like with their 2005 studio album, Playing The Angel, Sounds Of The Universe features writing credits for both Martin Gore, the group's primary songwriter, and Dave Gahan who after honing his talents on two solo albums, has earned his place as Depeche Mode's second writer. The release also marks a reunion between the band and producer Ben Hillier (Blur, Doves, Elbow), who worked with the band to help give their new album its timeless sound. The first single from the release, "Wrong," grabs the listener's attention from its first stack-heeled, staccato shriek. Over stomping beats, screeching synthesizers, and Dave's overlord chant, "Wrong" already feels like a Depeche Mode classic. Other standout tracks include Martin's velvet-lined Scott Walker croon on the sensual lounge-music ballad "Jezebel," to the sci-fi gospel-blues hymn "In Chains" and "Hole To Feed," which marries modern electronics to a floor-shaking, bone-rattling Bo Diddley beat.


As one of the most influential bands of the post-punk era, with global sales in excess of 100 million, Depeche Mode belongs to a select premiere league of super groups who have survived from the early 1980s with their ideals, creative vision and core members intact. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode - Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher - continue to win critical and commercial acclaim across the world both in the studio and on the road. All of the band's 11 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in not only the UK and USA but 20 plus countries around the world including Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Belgium. Additionally, since their inception Depeche Mode's live shows continue to be a must-see attraction, with the group playing to 2.8 million people across 31 countries on their last tour alone.




Sounds Of The Universe - The Album



Alongside a standard CD format, Sounds Of The Universe is available as a Special Edition CD+DVD set and a Deluxe Box Set featuring three CDs, a DVD and a host of exclusive extras. The album is also available as a double vinyl LP (including a Sounds Of The Universe CD) and as a download.


The CD+DVD set also includes the album mixed in 5.1 surround sound, the promo video for Wrong, Sounds Of The Universe - A Short Film and remixes of three new songs.


The Deluxe Box Set contains the Sounds Of The Universe album CD, a second disc including brand new bonus tracks and remixes of new songs and a third CD with an exclusive collection of demos, from both the new album and songs from throughout Depeche Mode's career.


The Box Set DVD includes three films, the promo video for first single Wrong (directed by Patrick Daughters), the album and five bonus tracks in 5.1 surround sound, plus four songs filmed live in the studio in December 2008.


The two-piece, custom made box also contains two 84-page hardback books, one featuring the lyrics to all the songs from the Sounds Of The Universe sessions, accompanied by exclusive photography by Anton Corbijn and the second contains exclusive and candid studio photography by Daniel Miller, Ben Hillier, Luke Smith and Ferg Peterkin.


Further extras include two enamel badges, a poster, artcards and a certificate of authenticity.





Deluxe Box Set Edition


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Deluxe Box Set





SINGLES


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Wrong

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Peace

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Fragile Tension / Hole To Feed




VINYL RELEASE


2 x 12" + CD (STUMM300) EU



LP 1



Side a


01   "In Chains" 06:53


02   "Hole To Feed" 03:59


03   "Wrong" 03:13



Side b



01   "Fragile Tension" 04:09


02   "Little Soul" 03:31


03   "In Sympathy" 04:54



LP 1



Side c


01   "Peace" 04:29


02   "Come Back" 05:15


03   "Spacewalker" 01:53


04   "Perfect" 04:33



Side d



01   "Miles Away / The Truth Is" 04:14


02   "Jezebel" 04:41


03   "Corrupt" 05:02





CD



01   "In Chains" 06:53


02   "Hole To Feed" 03:59


03   "Wrong" 03:13


04   "Fragile Tension" 04:09


05   "Little Soul" 03:31


06   "In Sympathy" 04:54


07   "Peace" 04:29


08   "Come Back" 05:15


09   "Spacewalker" 01:53


10   "Perfect" 04:33


11   "Miles Away / The Truth Is" 04:14


12   "Jezebel" 04:41


13   "Corrupt" 05:04





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Label Code:   LC05834


Barcode:   5099969605512


Other Side a and Side c:   Made in the EU


Runout etching side A:   B964367 - 01A2


Runout etching side B:   B964367 - 01B2 AIR STUDIOS MASTERING


Runout etching side C:   B964367 - 02C2


Runout etching side D:   B964367 - 02D2 AIR


Barcode LP1:   5099969807312


Barcode LP2:   5099969807329


Label Code:   LC05834


Rights Society:   SDRM biem


Barcode:   509969807411


Runout:   6960552 A963711-01 manufactured by optimal media production


Mastering SID Code:   ifpi L573


Mould SID Code:   IFPI 9707


Barcode CD:   5099969605529





Cover: Printed in the EU. 12" Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve. Sticker black: "DM 100% virgin vinyl 180 gram plus CD". CD-13's total duration is 54:49 and contains "Corrupt" (5:04) and an untitled hidden track (starting at 54:08; an instrumental version of "Wrong") that is not mentioned on the cover or in the booklet (this track also appears on the LP, listed as track D3.3). The 180 gram 100% virgin vinyl edition comes in a gatefold sleeve with inner bags, pressed on heavy vinyl. Also included is a CD of the album (as per the standard CD).



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CD RELEASE


CD (CDSTUMM300) EU



01   "In Chains" 06:53


02   "Hole To Feed" 03:59


03   "Wrong" 03:13


04   "Fragile Tension" 04:09


05   "Little Soul" 03:31


06   "In Sympathy" 04:54


07   "Peace" 04:29


08   "Come Back" 05:15


09   "Spacewalker" 01:53


10   "Perfect" 04:33


11   "Miles Away / The Truth Is" 04:14


12   "Jezebel" 04:41


13   "Corrupt" 05:04





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Label Code:   LC05834


Barcode:   5099969701122


Other Side a and Side c:   Made in the EU


Runout:   A 6960552 A963711-01 manufactured by optimal media production


Mastering SID Code:   ifpi L573


Mould SID Code:   IFPI 9705


Rights Society:   SDRM biem





Cover: Printed in the EU. Track 13 (total length 54:49) contains a hidden track (track 13.c), an untitled instrumental version of Wrong.



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LCD RELEASE


CD + DVD (LCDSTUMM300) EU




CD



01   "In Chains" 06:53


02   "Hole To Feed" 03:59


03   "Wrong" 03:13


04   "Fragile Tension" 04:09


05   "Little Soul" 03:31


06   "In Sympathy" 04:54


07   "Peace" 04:29


08   "Come Back" 05:15


09   "Spacewalker" 01:53


10   "Perfect" 04:33


11   "Miles Away / The Truth Is" 04:14


12   "Jezebel" 04:41


13   "Corrupt" 05:04



DVD



Visual



Sounds Of The Universe (A Short Film) 10:05


Wrong (Video) 03:18



Audio



Dolby and DTS 5.1 Surround Sound



"In Chains" 06:53


"Hole To Feed" 03:59


"Wrong" 03:13


"Fragile Tension" 04:09


"Little Soul" 03:31


"In Sympathy" 04:54


"Peace" 04:29


"Come Back" 05:15


"Spacewalker" 01:53


"Perfect" 04:33


"Miles Away / The Truth Is" 04:14


"Jezebel" 04:41


"Corrupt" 05:04



Remixes



"In Chains" (Minilogue's Earth Remix) 07:52


"Little Soul" (Thomas Fehlmann Flowing Ambient Mix) 09:21


"Jezebel" (SixToes Remix) 05:32





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Label Code:   LC05834


Barcode:   5099969891427


Other Side a and Side c:   Made in the EU


Runout CD:   6989152 A963669-01 manufactured by optimal media production


Mastering SID Code:   IFPI L573


Mould SID Code:   IFPI 9727


Rights Society:   SDRM biem


Barcode CD:   5099969891526


Runout DVD:   6967679 D963118-01 manufactured by optimal media production


Mastering SID Code:   IFPI L573


Mould SID Code:   IFPI 9749


Barcode DVD:   5099969891496





Cover: Printed in the EU. Track 13 includes a Hidden Song, which sounds a bit like "wrong". Not mentioned in the cover or booklet.



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VIDEO


VIDEO ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM






Promotion album






AUDIO | RELEASES


PRODUCTION DETAILS ALBUM



"In Chains" 06:53  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


"Hole To Feed" 03:59  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.. Original programming by Christian Eigner & Andrew Phillpott. Drums by Christian Eigner.


"Wrong" 03:13  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


"Fragile Tension" 04:09  • 

Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.. Drums by Christian Eigner.


"Little Soul" 03:31  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


"In Sympathy" 04:54  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


"Peace" 04:29  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


"Come Back" 05:15  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.. Original programming by Christian Eigner & Andrew Phillpott.


"Spacewalker" 01:53  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


"Perfect" 04:33  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


"Miles Away / The Truth Is" 04:14  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.. Original programming by Christian Eigner & Andrew Phillpott.


"Jezebel" 04:41  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.


"Corrupt" 05:04  •  Produced by Ben Hillier for 140dB. Mixed by Tony Hoffer. Engineered by Ferg Peterkin. Programming by Luke Smith. Assistant Engineer: Josh Garcia (Santa Barbara), Jesse Gladstone (New York) & Anthony Palazzole (New York, Mixing). Pre-production assistance by Sie Medway-Smith - Grabbing Hands. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen for Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.






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