Thursday, June 15, 2006

Never Enough

Rhino Records does it again...this time with Depeche Mode. They've re-released some of their earlier albums, Speak & Spell, Music For The Masses and Violator and given them the royal treatment.

Thank you Rhino!

I got a promo copy of Speak & Spell, my favorite Depeche Mode album and I must say the sound quality is wonderful...the 5.1 mix on the DVD is wonderfully lush and full, giving the album a new sound without losing the original intent. And the new mix on the CD is not a let down either. My only complaint...the bonus tracks on the DVD aren't on the CD. Other than that, a highly recommended disc. As far as new material? Song wise, there isn't anything new here, but there is a short film that's a bit of a treat.

If you aren't familiar with this album, the sound is a bit different than their later stuff, a pop-ier version of Depeche Mode, if you will. Mainly the influence of Vince Clark, who left right after the band got signed and went on to form Yaz and later Erasure, who have recently reformed.

You can buy the album over at Rhino as well as listen to samples of the tracks, highly recommended.


Blogger Steve said...

I think Rhino is also putting out a new Alarm album. I heard it I think on one of their podcasts. The couple of songs sampled sounded really good. Steve

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