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Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]

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Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 or 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 or 170 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, Dark Wave, Alternative Pop/Rock| Label: Mute | # CD STUMM 47/INT 846.833

Music for the Masses is the sixth studio album by Depeche Mode. It was released by Mute Records on 28 September 1987. The album became the band's highest-charting in the US upon its release, reaching #35 on the Billboard 200. It also contained more hit singles than any of their previous releases. While there was no extremely popular single from the album ("People Are People" from Some Great Reward reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100), the three singles that were released all made it onto the Hot 100, a feat that hadn't been achieved by any Depeche Mode single after those from Some Great Reward. Moreover, all three singles achieved modest success on the chart.

Initially the title must have sounded like an incredibly pretentious boast, except that Depeche Mode then went on to do a monstrous world tour, score even more hits in America and elsewhere than ever before, and pick up a large number of name checks from emerging house and techno artists on top of all that. As for the music the masses got this time around, the opening cut, "Never Let Me Down Again," started things off wonderfully: a compressed guitar riff suddenly slamming into a huge-sounding percussion/keyboard/piano combination, anchored to a constantly repeated melodic hook, ever-building synth/orchestral parts at the song's end, and one of David Gahan's best vocals (though admittedly singing one of Martin Gore's more pedestrian lyrics). It feels huge throughout, like they taped Depeche recording at the world's largest arena show instead of in a studio. Other key singles "Strangelove" and the (literally) driving "Behind the Wheel" maintained the same blend of power and song skill, while some of the quieter numbers such as "The Things You Said" and "I Want You Now" showed musical and lyrical intimacy could easily co-exist with the big chart-busters. Add to that other winners like "To Have and to Hold," with its Russian radio broadcast start and dramatic, downward spiral of music accompanied by Gahan's subtly powerful take on a desperate Gore love lyric, and the weird, wonderful choral closer, "Pimpf," and Depeche's massive success becomes perfectly clear.

Review by Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]






Mute, CD STUMM 47 (1st UK Press, 1987)

Time: 01:02:49

Tracklist:


01. Never Let Me Down Again (04:48)
02. The Things You Said (03:56)
03. Strangelove (04:56)
04. Sacred (04:43)
05. Little 15 (04:15)
06. Behind The Wheel (05:18)
07. I Want You Now (03:44)
08. To Have And To Hold (02:51)
09. Nothing (04:14)
10. Pimpf (04:56)
11. Agent Orange (05:05)
12. Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro Mix) (04:55)
13. To Have And To Hold (Spanish Taster) (02:35)
14. Pleasure, Little Treasure (Glitter Mix) (05:37)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 1. December 2011, 23:04

Depeche Mode / Music For The Masses

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Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]




Mute, INT 846.833 (1st Germany Press, 1987)

Time: 01:02:47.867

Tracklist:


01. Never Let Me Down Again (04:48)
02. The Things You Said (03:55)
03. Strangelove (04:56)
04. Sacred (04:43)
05. Little 15 (04:14)
06. Behind The Wheel (05:17)
07. I Want You Now (03:44)
08. To Have And To Hold (02:51)
09. Nothing (04:12)
10. Pimpf (04:55)
11. Agent Orange (05:05)
12. Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro Mix) (04:54)
13. To Have And To Hold (Spanish Taster) (02:34)
14. Pleasure, Little Treasure (05:36)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009

EAC extraction logfile from 29. September 2011, 21:42

Depeche Mode / Music For The Masses

Used drive : TSSTcorpCD/DVDW TS-L632D Adapter: 0 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
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Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 768 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2013-05-17 17:02:25

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Analyzed: Depeche Mode / Music For The Masses
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Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) UK & Germany 1st Press [Re-Up]




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