Last week, Depeche Mode posted cryptic teasers on Twitter showing updated images from their first two albums, Speak & Spell and A Broken Frame. Later, they revealed plans to reissue all of their singles as 12-vinyl box sets starting with their first two LPs.
In a press release, the band said “Our 12-inch singles have always been incredibly important to the band. It’s great to be able to re-share these songs with old and new fans in the way they were originally intended to be experienced. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.”
The two boxsets come with a replica poster and download card and will be released August 31 via Rhino Records. They’ll retail for $59.99. Both are available for pre-order now. The singles feature remastered audio from the original tapes recorded at Abbey Road Studios and will be packaged in replicas of the original vinyl artwork.
Each set comes with three 12-inch singles, though Speak & Spell comes with a bonus replica of a flexidisc from Flexipop magazine in 1981. The LP features Depeche Mode’s “Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” on one side and Fad Gadget’s “King of the Flies” on the other.
According to Rhino the Depeche Mode 12-inch boxset series will “continue over the coming years” and plans to release collections with singles from all of their albums.
Speak & Spell: The 12” Singles
“Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” b/w “King of the Flies” (Fad Gadget track as on the original release)
Dreaming Of Me 12”
Dreaming of Me” b/w “Ice Machine”
New Life 12”
“New Life (Remix)” b/w “Shout! (Rio Mix)”
Just Can’t Get Enough 12”
“Just Can’t Get Enough (Schizo Mix)” b/w “Any Second Now (Altered)”
A Broken Frame: The 12” Singles
See You 12”
“See You (Extended Version)” b/w “Now This Is Fun (Extended Version)”
The Meaning of Love 12”
“The Meaning of Love (Fairly Odd Mix)” b/w “Oberkorn (It’s a Small Town) (Development Mix)”
Leave In Silence 12”
“Leave In Silence (Longer)” b/w “Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden” and “Leave In Silence (Quieter)”