DEPECHE MODE DISCOGRAPHY




Depeche Mode 'Speak & Spell' 1981


Synthetics, Voices Depeche Mode



Depeche Mode


Album:  

Speak & Spell


Label:  

Depeche Mode  

Mute


Catalog number:  

STUMM5


Release date:  

05 October 1981


Record in studio:  

December 1980 – August 1981, Blackwing Studios, London


Producer:  

Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller


The artwork:  

Brian Griffin


Formats edition:  

LP

MC

CD


UK chart:  

10 position



DEPECHE MODE RECORDING:


Dave Gahan:  

lead vocals


Martin Gore:  

keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Photographic" and "Any Second Now (Voices)"


Andy Fletcher:  

keyboards, backing vocals


Vince Clarke:  

keyboards, programming, backing vocals





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PRESS RELEASE


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Depeche Mode are a young (average age 19), adventurous, dancey pop band from Basildon, England. They were formed in March 1980 as a three-piece, two guitar and synthesizer outfit, but later switched to all synthesizers because they liked the sound better.


Their music--catchy, silvery melodies with a solid back-beat--is chiefly written by Vince Clark, with some songs by Martin Gore. It's performed by Gore and Andrew Fletcher on synthesizers and Dave Gahan on vocals.


Their name--pronounced De-pech-ay, regardless of the lack of an accent!--was taken from a French magazine. While it means "hurry up fashion, " there's nothing hurried about the band or the music. The only thing quick about Depeche Mode has been their success in the U.K., and that's well deserved.


Depeche Mode began by playing at local clubs and moved on to support bands like Fad Gadget at the Bridgehouse in Canning Town. It was there that they caught the eye of Daniel Miller, electronic whiz-kid and prime mover of Mute Records. Miller put out their first single "Dreaming Of Me" on Mute in February 1981 and signed the band. The song immediately went into the U.K. Top 40, and even made it across the Atlantic to become a dance club import hit here in America.


The band's next two singles, "New Life" and this past summer's "Just Can't Get Enough", also went Top 30 in Britain, establishing Depeche Mode as bonafide pop stars complete with reams of press, airplay and TV appearances. Their debut album Speak & Spell, released in late November, shipped silver, signifying immediate sales of over 60,000 copies, and entered the album charts at #3.





SINGLES


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Dreaming Of Me

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New Life

Depeche Mode

Just Can't Get Enough




VINYL RELEASE


12" (STUMM5) UK



Side 1



"New Life" 3:46


"I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead" 02:18


"Puppets" 03:58


"Boys Say Go!" 03:07


"Nodisco" 04:15


"What's Your Name?" 02:45



Side 2



"Photographic" 04:44


"Tora! Tora! Tora!" 04:37


"Big Muff" 04:24


"Any Second Now" (Voices) 02:35


"Just Can't Get Enough" 03:44





● MATRIX: RUNOUT



Runout etching side A:   * STUMM-5·A-3 * EG. JA TAPE One


Runout etching side B:   * STUMM-5·B-3 * EG. JA TAPE One





Original - mastered at Tape One, JA (Jack Adams) and EG (Eddy Gorecki) etched in matrix.



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MC RELEASE


Cassette (C STUMM 5) UK



Side 1



"New Life" 3:46


"I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead" 02:18


"Puppets" 03:58


"Boys Say Go!" 03:07


"Nodisco" 04:15


"What's Your Name?" 02:45



Side 2



"Photographic" 04:44


"Tora! Tora! Tora!" 04:37


"Big Muff" 04:24


"Any Second Now" (Voices) 02:35


"Just Can't Get Enough" 03:44





● BARCODE



Barcode:   No





Original - White tape and blue letters (see the picture below).



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CD RELEASE


CD (CD STUMM 5) UK April 1988



"New Life" 3:46


"I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead" 02:18


"Puppets" 03:58


"Boys Say Go!" 03:07


"Nodisco" 04:15


"What's Your Name?" 02:45


"Photographic" 04:44


"Tora! Tora! Tora!" 04:37


"Big Muff" 04:24


"Any Second Now" (Voices) 02:35


"Just Can't Get Enough" 03:44



(extra tracks)



"Dreaming Of Me" 04:03


"Ice Machine" 04:05


"Shout" 03:46


"Any Second Now" 03:08


"Just Can't Get Enough" (Schizo Mix) 06:44





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 600052


Other CD:   Made in France by MPO


Runout:   CD STUMM 5 MPO 01 @@





Cover: Made in Great Britain. Originally released on LP in 1981. Packaging: standard jewel case. 4 page booklet.



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AUDIO | RELEASES


PRODUCTION DETAILS ALBUM



"New Life" 3:46  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead" 02:18  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Puppets" 03:58  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Boys Say Go!" 03:07  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Nodisco" 04:15  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"What's Your Name?" 02:45  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Photographic" 04:44  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Tora! Tora! Tora!" 04:37  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Big Muff" 04:24  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Any Second Now" (Voices) 02:35  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Just Can't Get Enough" 03:44  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Dreaming Of Me" 04:03  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Ice Machine" 04:05  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Shout" 03:46  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Any Second Now" 03:08  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.


"Just Can't Get Enough" (Schizo Mix) 06:44  •  Produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. Engineered by Eric Radcliffe and John Fryer.





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"Speak & Spell" (The original classic album cover)



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"Speak & Spell" (Rare, never before published black and white, is derived directly from the original negatives)



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"Speak & Spell" (This is from a series of promotional photos, taken by Brain Griffin in his studio in Rotherhithe, London in 1982)



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"Speak & Spell" (This is from a series of promotional photos, taken by Brain Griffin in his studio in Rotherhithe, London in 1982)



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