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On May 14, 2001.

On May 14, 2001, “Mute” label released “Exciter”, the tenth Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded June 2000 – February 2001, at “RAK Studios”, “Sarm West Studios” in London; “Sound Design” in Santa Barbara; “Electric Lady Studios”, “Sony Music Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Mark Bell and LFO.


  • Dave Gahan – lead vocals
  • Martin Gore- keyboards, guitar
  • Andy Fletcher- keyboards, sampler, synthesizer, bass
  • Airto Moreira– percussion
  • Knox Chandler– solo cello, string arrangement
  • Natalie Cenovia Cummins, Ralph H. Farris, Leo Grinhauz, Joyce Hammann, Todd C. Reynolds– strings
  • Christian Eigner– drums
  • Steve Fitzmaurice– mixing
  • Paul Freegard – additional production, pre-production
  • Andrew Griffiths, Jonathan Adler, Boris Aldridge, Lisa Butterworth, James Chang,  Andrew Davies, Alissa Myhowich – assistant engineering
  • Gareth Jones– additional production, engineering, pre-production
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Nick Sevilla – assistant engineering
  • Form – design
  • Anton Corbijn– art direction, cover art, photography

Track listing:

 All tracks by Martin Gore.

  1. Dream On
  2. Shine
  3. The Sweetest Condition
  4. When the Body Speaks
  5. The Dead of Night
  6. Lovetheme
  7. Freelove
  8. Comatose
  9. I Feel Loved
  10. Breathe
  11. Easy Tiger
  12. I Am You
  13. Goodnight Lovers

On March 17, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, “Columbia” label released “Spirit”, the 14th Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded April – August 2016, at “Jungle City Studios” in New York City, “Sound Design” in Santa Barbara, California, and was produced by James Ford. The album was certified Platinum in France “SNEP” and 2 x Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”.


  • Dave Gahan– lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Martin Gore– guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Andy Fletcher– keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • James Ford- mixing, drums, pedal steel guitar
  • Matrixxman– programming
  • Kurt Uenala– programming, bass guitar
  • Jimmy Robertson – engineering, mix engineering
  • Connor Long, Óscar Muñoz, David Schaeman – assistant engineer
  • Brendan Morawski – assistant engineer, mix assistant
  • Brian Lucey – mastering
  • Daniel Miller– A&R
  • Anton Corbijn– cover, all visuals and art-direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin L. Gore, except where noted.

  1. Going Backwards
  2. Where’s the Revolution
  3. The Worst Crime
  4. Scum
  5. You Move – Martin L. Gore, Dave Gahan
  6. Cover Me – Martin L. Gore, Peter Gordeno, Christian Eigner
  7. Eternal
  8. Poison Heart – Dave Gahan, Peter Gordeno, Christian Eigner
  9. So Much Love
  10. Poorman
  11. No More (This Is the Last Time) – Dave Gahan, Kurt Uenala
  12. Fail

On January 22, 2017.


On January 22, 2017, Jaki Liebezeit died aged 78. He was multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, percussion, double bass, saxophone and piano, best known as drummer and co-founder of the band Can. He also recorded and performed with many famous musician and bands including Manfred Schoof, Brian Eno,  Phantomband, Jah Wobble, Phew, Philip Jeck, Depeche Mode,Eurythmics,  Cyclopean and Bernd Friedmann.

On October 17, 2005.


On October 17, 2005, “Mute” label released “Playing the Angel”, the eleventh Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded January – July 2005, at “Sound Design” in  Santa Barbara, California;  “Stratosphere Sound” in New York City, and “Whitfield Studios” in London, and was produced by Ben Hillier. The album cover art was by Anton Corbijn.The album was certified Platinum in France by “SNEP; 2 x Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”; Platinum in Hungary by “MAHASZ”; Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”; 3 x Platinum in Russia by “NFPF”, and Platinum in Spain by “PROMUSICAE”.


  • Arjun Agerwala – assistant engineering
  • Anton Corbijn– art direction, cover design, photography
  • Rudyard Lee Cullers – assistant engineering
  • Christian Eigner– original programming
  • Steve Fitzmaurice– mixing
  • Ben Hillier– engineering, mixing, production
  • Emily Lazar– mastering
  • Dave McCracken– programming, piano
  • Richard Morris – engineering, programming
  • Andrew Phillpott – original programming
  • Kt Rangnick – assistant mixing, engineering
  • Sarah Register – assistant mastering
  • Nick Sevilla – assistant engineering
  • Devin Workman – assistant mixing, engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin Gore, except where noted.

  1. A Pain That I’m Used To
  2. John the Revelator
  3. Suffer Well – Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner, Andrew Phillpott
  4. The Sinner in Me
  5. Precious
  6. Macro
  7. I Want It All – Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner, Andrew Phillpott
  8. Nothing’s Impossible – Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner, Andrew Phillpott
  9. Introspectre
  10. Damaged People
  11. Lilian

On September 27, 1982.


On September 27, 1982, “Mute” label released “A Broken Frame” the second Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded December 1981–July 1982, at “Blackwing Studios” in London, and was produced by Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller. The cover photograph was taken by Brian Griffin. It was featured on the cover of “Life Magazine’s” 1990 edition of “World’s Best Photographs 1980 – 1990”.


  • Dave Gahan– lead vocals
  • Martin Gore– keyboards, backing and lead vocals
  • Andy Fletcher– keyboards, backing vocals
  • Engineered by John Fryer, Eric Radcliffe
  • Design: Martyn Atkins
  • Calligraphy: Ching Ching Lee

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin Gore.

  1. Leave in Silence
  2. My Secret Garden
  3. Monument
  4. Nothing to Fear
  5. See You
  6. Satellite
  7. The Meaning of Love
  8. A photograph of You
  9. Shouldn’t Have Done That
  10. The Sun & the Rainfall


On August 27, 1984.


On August 27, 1984, “Mute” label released “Some Great Reward”, the fourth Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded January–August 1984, and was produced by Depeche Mode, Gareth Jones

and Daniel Miller.


  • Depeche Mode – production
  • Martyn Atkins – design
  • Jacqui Frye – clothes stylist
  • Stuart Graham – photography assistance
  • Brian Griffin – photography
  • David A. Jones – design
  • Stefi Marcus – assistant engineering
  • Marcx – design
  • Colin McMahon – assistant engineering
  • Ben Ward – assistant engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin Gore, except “If You Want” and “In Your Memory” by Alan Wilder.

  1. Something to Do
  2. Lie to Me
  3. People Are People
  4. It Doesn’t Matter
  5. Stories of Old
  6. Somebody
  7. Master and Servant
  8. If You Want
  9. Blasphemous Rumours


On April 14, 1997.


On April 14, 1997, “Mute” label released “Ultra”, the ninth Depeche Mode studio album. It was recorded January 1996 – February 1997; at “Abbey Road” in Eastcote, Westside, Strongroom, “RAK” in London, “Electric Lady” in New York City), “Larrabee West”  in Los Angeles, and was produced by Tim Simenon.


  • Area – sleeve design
  • Jamie Campbell – assistant engineering
  • Audie Chamberlain – assistant engineering
  • Dave Clayton – string arrangements, keyboards, keyboard programming
  • BJ Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Anton Corbijn– art direction, front cover, photography
  • Danny Cummings– percussion
  • Brian Dowling – colour prints
  • Lee Fitzgerald – assistant engineering
  • Gary Forde – assistant engineering
  • Greg – assistant engineering
  • Evelyn Halus – vocal coach
  • Paul Hicks– assistant engineering
  • Kerry Hopwood – programming
  • Victor Indrizzo– percussion
  • Jim – assistant engineering
  • Gareth Jones– additional vocal engineering, mixing
  • Robbie Kazandjian – assistant engineering
  • Jonathan Kessler – management
  • Keith LeBlanc– drums
  • Jaki Liebezeit– percussion
  • Mike Marsh – mastering
  • Guy Massey – assistant engineering
  • Daniel Miller– System 700
  • Richard Niles– string conductor, string score
  • Graeme Perkins – string coordinator
  • Lee Phillips – assistant engineering
  • Q – engineering, mixing
  • Tom Rixton – assistant engineering
  • Tim Simenon– mixing
  • Doug Wimbish– bass
  • Gota Yashiki– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Martin Gore.

  1. Barrel of a Gun
  2. The Love Thieves
  3. Home
  4. It’s No Good
  5. Uselink
  6. Useless
  7. Sister of Night
  8. Jazz Thieves
  9. Freestate
  10. The Bottom Line
  11. Insight
  12. Junior Painkiller (hidden track)