Depeche Mode '101' 1989

A Film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins




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Catalog number:  

VHS: Virgin Video - VVD 469 / LD: Warner Reprise Video ‎– 9 38155-6 / DVD: DMDVD3 / UMD: DMUMD3

Release date:  

VHS: 13 March 1989 / DVD: 10 November 2003 / UMD: 21 November 2005


"A Concert for the Masses" USA, Pasadena Rose Bowl June 18, 1988


Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, David Dawkins


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The artwork:  

Anton Corbijn, Paul West

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UK chart:  

6 position


Dave Gahan:  

lead vocals

Martin Gore:  

keyboards, guitar, melodica, percussion pads, backing vocals, lead vocals

Alan Wilder:  

keyboards, piano, percussion pads, backing vocals

Andy Fletcher:  

keyboards, percussion pads, backing vocals



Produced by Frazer Pennebaker

A film about music about those who sell it and those who buy it Those who direct it and those who write and perform it Those whojust listen and those who listen and never lorget Master and servant But which is which...

The new music. Four young Englishmen Friende who have grown up together. They began with keyboards and a tape recorder because drums made too much noise around the house. No manager (they do that themselves) and no contract with their record company (MUTE, Just a handshake).

Concert tour Surrounded by a buccaneer crew of Britsh and Anzak technicians three forty foot semis and equipment that belongs on a launch pad they range across the landscape selting up and striking week after week, city after city. Up by afternoon and out by dawn. Not even time for a sound check.

Engulfed by seas of fans, who slip through cracks in the walls and haunt them backstage youthful Americans who will soon inherit this landscape. And close behing a special bus-full of fans winners in a be in a Depeche Mode movie contest trying to catch up with their idols (They did finally at Tempe. Arizona only to lose their way to the concert and miss them atter all). At the tour's end (the nundred and first concert) nearly seventy thousand fill the Rose Bow stadium in Pasadena, California to watch a spectacle of lights and music performed by four friends on three keyboards and vocal mic and a tape recorder.

And now it s a film i don't think it's a documentary although it's about real people in reallite it's certainly not an acted film, although between the band performing on stage and the bus load of youthful fans from New York crossing the country for the tirst time, there is in stevery sort of performance you could imagine from discovering the infidelity of a girlfriend to becoming a part of the giant audience at Pasadena. If had to call it by any other name than a movie would say it was a musical adventure, perhaps even a musical tantasy it s not exactly what happened (no one can ever know exactly what happened no matter how hard they work at it), but it is a kind of fragmented simultaneous vision of the lives of its participants layered like the musicits set to, with what was funny and what mattered.

For me it remains a dream memory, gone and over now but still visible like afly in amber for all time.


Depeche Mode Release Classic 2 Disc DVD Set

'101' + Live 1988 Rose Bowl Show Released On 10th November

Depeche Mode release the legendary DA Pennebaker film '101' for the first time ever on DVD coupled with their classic concert 'Live At The Rose Bowl - June 18th 1988' on 10th November. This highly collectable DVD package features over 3 hours of footage and includes recent interviews with Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher and Dave Gahan filmed by DA Pennebaker especially for this DVD.

1988 was a pivotal year for Depeche Mode. It was during their "Music For the Masses' world tour that they exploded into the musical mainstream. The Rose Bowl concert was the 10lst and last date of the tour and both discs capture a band and their audience at the height of their love affair.

Acclaimed film-maker DA Pennebaker was best known for his seminal Dylan film 'Don't Look Back' in addition to his work with Hendrix and John Lennon. Yet it was his marriage with alternative pioneers Depeche Mode that produced the frank and honest film '101'.

"It was the most interesting, fun film we've ever done," Pennebaker said.

"That tour and that film was so important, especially for the perception of the band," says Martin Gore. "We'd always been on the brink, especially in America but that 1988 tour was the first time we headlined big arenas, the first time the band really took off."

"There was something special about that whole time," Dave Gahan adds. "After that concert I remember sitting down in the dressing room and I just cried. It was just so emotional."

Andrew Fletcher echoes those sentiments: "It was one of the most amazing tours I've ever been on and a breaking point for alternative music in the US. The Rose Bowl was the first time that alternative radio sold out a big show in the US."

Integral to both the DVD and the concert was the relationship between band and audience. A competition was held nationwide where a bus load of winners followed the band around. Some of those fans are interviewed for this DVD and still remain in touch with Depeche Mode.

June 18, 1988 was a day to remember for the 60,453 fans who attended the show. Now we can relive the day through the eyes of one of cinema's most accomplished documentary makers.

Depeche 101 DVD

* 2 Disc Set

* 5.1 surround sound

* Over 3 hours of DVD material inlcuding the legendary 101 film, previously unseen 1988 Rose Bowl footage

* Where are they now section featuring 'the bus kids'

* Concert footage includes live performances of:

Master And Servant


Behind The Wheel


Blasphemous Rumours



Black Celebration

Pleasure Little Treasure

Just Can't Get Enough

Everything Counts

Never Let Me Down Again

* Everything Counts video

*New interviews filmed by DA Pennebaker with:

Dave Gahan

Andy Fletcher

Martin Gore

Daniel Miller

Jonathan Kessler


Depeche Mode release three Playstation PSP UMD titles on 21th November 2005 - One Night In Paris, Devotional & 101.

One Night In Paris and Devotional are both concert films, directed by long time collaborator Anton Corbijn. One Night In Paris was filmed using 13 cameras to achieve the ultimate illustration of the band's striking performance at the Palais Omnisport, Paris Bercy in front of 16,000 fans as part of the 2001 Exciter Tour.

Devotional was recorded on the band's 1993 sold out world tour and on its original release was nominated for a Grammy award (Best Long Form Music Video).

101 is the documentary film from around the time of Music For the Masses world tour (1998) when the band exploded into the musical mainstream. Their Rose Bowl concert was the 101st and last date of the tour and for 101 the acclaimed film-maker DA Pennebaker (director of the seminal Dylan film 'Don't Look Back') documents Depeche Mode and their audience.

The UMD format was developed for use with the brand new Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming system, recently released in the UK. The UMD discs are 2.3 inch optical discs which hold DVD quality video and audio.

A UMD release of Depeche Mode's latest album, Playing The Angel with extras including a photogallery and the video for the hit single Precious will be released in the near future.


Depeche Mode Announce Upcoming Release of High Definition Version of Depeche Mode 101 Documentary Film and Live Concert with New, Previously Unreleased Performance Footage.

Available on December 3rd as Limited Edition 5 Disc (Blu-ray/2DVD/2CD) Box Set with Additional Bonus Content or as Stand-Alone Blu-ray.

On December 3, 2021 Depeche Mode will release a newly upgraded expanded definitive box set edition of 101 documentary concert film and live album chronicling the 101st and final performance of the band's Music For The Masses world tour, recorded live at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on June 18, 1988.

A groundbreaking collaborative documentary, 101 was co-directed by acclaimed husband-and-wife filmmaking team D.A. Pennebaker (Dont Look Back) and Chris Hegedus (The War Room) with active creative input from Depeche Mode, who'd held an exclusive contest for fans offering an appearance in a Depeche Mode movie as the prize. 101's narrative through-line of contest winners traveling across America to attend Depeche Mode's landmark Rose Bowl concert is a cinematic precursor to the youth culture trend in "reality tv" programming. Depeche Mode's 101 captures the electrifying synergy between the band and their fans.

This new HD edition of 101: A film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins has been meticulously upgraded using 4k scans of the original film reels to create an all-new viewing experience.

The 101 Blu-ray includes three previously unseen bonus performances of "A Question of Lust," "Sacred" and "Something To Do" plus the official promotional video for "Everything Counts."

Additional contents in the new, limited edition Depeche Mode 101 box set include: a 48 page behind-the-scenes story of the day photo book; a 20" x 30" replica of original US theatrical release movie poster; a 16 page Anton Corbijn Photo Mode book as featured in the original album release; a double CD of the original 20 track 101 concert release; and a Download Card providing access to 4K downloads of the film and bonus performances plus 24-bit audio files of the 101 concert release. The two DVDs in the set contain the original extras from the 2003 DVD release of Depeche Mode - 101, which are exclusive to the DVD discs.

"It's incredible to be able to see D.A. Pennebaker's film and this period of our career presented in this new high-definition light," said Depeche Mode.

"We were thrilled to partner with Sony Music on the digital restoration of Depeche Mode 101, definitely one of our all-time favorite films and one of our favorite filmmaking experiences," said 101 co-director Chris Hegedus. "DM 101's parallel realities following the historic tour of this pioneering British band as they storm across America bringing an exciting new sound to the masses, along with an intimate view of a bus load of ardent young fans on an unforgettable road trip to the Rose Bowl made this documentary a groundbreaking influence on the reality genre. Making this movie was a grand adventure for both of us (Pennebaker and Hegedus).... By the end of the tour, we became their biggest fans. We are excited to introduce this new release to audiences."

101 A film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins

Mute Film Presents A Pennebaker Hegedus Films Production "Depeche Mode 101"

Featuring Andy Fletcher • David Gahan • Martin Gore • Alan Wilder

Filmed And Recorded By David Dawkins • Jim Desmond • Nick Doob • Chris Hegedus

D.A. Pennebaker • Joel Demott • Jeff Kreines. Editors D.A. Pennebaker

David Dawkins • Chris Hegedus. Assistant Editor Erez Laufer

Executive Producers Bruce Kirkland And Daniel Miller. Producer Frazer Pennebaker

Directed By David Dawkins • Chris Hegedus • D.A. Pennebaker

Depeche Mode - Live At The Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18, 1988 - songs: Master And Servant • Pimpf • Behind The Wheel • Strangelove • Blasphemous Rumours • Stripped • Somebody • Black Celebration • Pleasure • Little Treasure • Just Can't Get Enough • Everything Counts • Never Let Me Down Again

Blu-Ray includes 3 previously unseen bonus performances: A Question Of Lust • Sacred • Something To Do Plus Everything Counts official promotional video


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"Music For The Masses Tour" 1987-1988


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VHS (VVD 469) UK

"DEPECHE MODE 101" 117:00

101 is a film from D.A. Pennebaker that documents Depeche Mode's 1988 tour in support of their album, Music For The Masses. The film tracks the band as they travel across country to the final tour date at the Rose Bowl, but also focuses on a small group of Depeche Mode fans who won a contest to travel cross-country on a bus along the band's tour stops. Band footage (concert tracks, backstage interviews, random) is interspersed with footage of the fans hanging out on the bus, meeting the band, and having various adventures at different stops along the way. The following tracks is covered by the documentary film: Pimpf, Master And Servant, The Things You Said, Blasphemous Rumours, People Are People, Stripped, Black Celebration, Shake The Disease Nothing, A Question Of Time, Behind The Wheel, Strangelove Everything Counts, Just Can't Get Enough and Never Let Me Down Again. The documentary film.


Barcode:   5 013702 346920

Rights Society:   MCPS

Other:   D790170-762

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LD (9 38155-6) US Release 1989

Side 1

1   "Pimpf"

2   "Master And Servant"

3   "Route 66"

4   "Master And Servant"



5   "The Things You Said"

6   "Blasphemous Rumours"

7   "People Are People"

8   "Stripped"

9   "Black Celebration"

Side 2

1   "Nothing"

2   "Shake The Disease"

3   "A Question Of Time"

4   "Route 66"



5   "Behind The Wheel"


(Sound Check)

6   "Behind The Wheel"



7   "Strangelove"

8   "Everything Counts"

9   "Just Can't Get Enough"

10   "Never Let Me Down Again"

11   "Route 66"




Barcode:   0 7599-38155-6 6

Other Labels:   Made in Japan

Runout etching side 1:   3F613719 6 38155B-1P-C

Runout etching side 2:   3F712994 6 38155A-3P-C

Rights Society:   ASCAP

Rights Society:   BMI

120min. A concert film cut in no chronological order with live performance mixed with a story of a group of fans travelling across the states to the Pasadena Rose Bowl stadium. Track A5 "The Things You Said" is a mix of a sound check and the live version. Track B3 is mistyped as "Question Of Time". Track B7 is mistyped as "Strange Love".

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Disc One

A Film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins.

  "101" (Documentary Film) 117:00

Disc Two

Live At The Pasadena Rose Bowl June 18th 1988

  "Master And Servant"


  "Behind The Wheel"


  "Blasphemous Rumours"



  "Black Celebration"

  "Pleasure Little Treasure"

  "Just Can't Get Enough"

  "Everything Counts"

  "Never Let Me Down Again"

  Exclusive Interview with Dave Gahan

  Exclusive Interview with Martin Gore

  Exclusive Interview with Andy Fletcher

  Exclusive Interview with Jonathan Kessler

  Exclusive Interview with Daniel Miller

  Interviews with the fans

  "Everything Counts" Official promotional music video


Barcode:   0 724349 087392 >

Label Code:   LC5834

Price Code:   PM902

Rights Society:   bel BIEM

Runout Disc 1:   EMI UDEN 4900749-0 PAL @ 3

Mastering SID Code:   IFPI L046

Mould SID Code:   IFPI 2546

Barcode Disc 1:   0724349087491

Runout Disc 2:   EMI UDEN 4908759-0 PAL @ 2

Mastering SID Code:   IFPI L046

Mould SID Code:   IFPI 2529

Barcode Disc 2:   0724349087590

Other Labels Disc 1 and Disc 2:   Made in the EU

Cover: Printed in the EU. Packaged in a trifold digipak with 16 page booklet in cardboard slipcase with white front sticker. Disc 1: Reissue of the film '101' originally released on VHS in 1989. Sticker: "2-DVD Set containing the documentary '101' and performance from the legendary Rose Bowl Concert. Bonus features include new band interviews (Commentary track by band members filmmakers (Stereo)), 5.1 audio and video DMDVD3 0724349087392".

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A Film by D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus, David Dawkins.

"101" 117:00


Label Code:   LC5834

Barcode:   0 094634 465861 >

Other Side a and Side c:   MADE IN AUSTRIA

Barcode UMD:   0094634465861

PlayStation Portable (PSP). Contains commentary track with Depeche Mode and subtitles in 6 languagues. Region 2 to 6.

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