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DEPECHE MODE NEW RELEASE "STRANGELOVE"
DEPECHE MODE - The Prodigals return with a new witgle - "STRANGELOVE" after an eight month absence.
Having completed lengthy world tour last August, Depeche Mode took an eight month sabbatical during which time they have been writing material for a new single and album.
Deciding to approach recording from a new angle Depeche Mode entered a different studio (Studio Guillaume Tell) in Paris and worked with engineer/producer Dave Bascombe in February 1987. Completing work on the single and a number of album tracks at the end of March, the band have now returned to the UK to oversee the release of the single.
Entitled "STRANGELOVE" b/w "PIMPF" (BONG13 and 12BONG13), the single is released on Mute Records this Monday, 27th April and is available an both 7" and 12". The 12" includes two mixes of "STRANGELOVE" namely the "maxi-mix" and the "midi-mix" and a reworking of the 7" B side - "FPMIP". As usual the single is packaged in a typically luxurious picture sleeve.
A video has been filmed to accompany "STRANGELOVE" directed by Anton Corbijn (his second for Depeche Mode) in his custom black and white, filmed in location in Paris.
Depeche Mode will be returning to the audio in the near future (once again a different one) to complete work on their sixth album and expect an Autumn release. Long term plans include a further worldwide bour - details of which to follow.