DEPECHE MODE CATALOGUE REISSUED ON 180 GRAM VINYL

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The Depeche Mode catalogue is getting the 180 gram audiophile vinyl treatment. The band, with Rhino (US/Canada) and BMG/Music On Vinyl (Europe), are proud to reissue the full master album catalogue of Depeche Mode on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, complete with inserts, liner notes and glossy gatefold sleeves.

The first wave of releases (on February 3rd) was Some Great Reward, Music For The Masses, Songs Of Faith And Devotion and Black Celebration. The next wave (on March 24th) was A Broken Frame, Ultra, Construction Time Again and Violator. On May 27th, the final titles in the series will be Speak & Spell, Exciter, Playing The Angel and Sounds Of The Universe.

Update: All titles are now available. Use the links below to purchase:

Speak & Spell – http://smarturl.it/BuyDMSpeak

A Broken Frame – http://smarturl.it/BuyDMABF

Construction Time Again – http://smarturl.it/BuyDMCTA

Some Great Reward – http://smarturl.it/DMSmGrRe

Black Celebration – http://smarturl.it/DMBlackClbrtn

Music For The Masses – http://smarturl.it/DMMusic4Masses

Violator – http://smarturl.it/BuyDMViolator

Songs of Faith and Devotion – http://smarturl.it/DMSongsFaith

Ultra – http://smarturl.it/BuyDMUltra

Exciter – http://smarturl.it/BuyDMExciter

Playing The Angel – http://smarturl.it/BuyDMPlaying

Sounds Of The Universe – http://smarturl.it/BuyDMSounds

post updated on May 27th, 2014

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DM x Hublot x charity: water

DM x Hublot x charity: water

Berlin, 18 March 2013 – In a special event held today in Berlin, Hublot and Depeche Mode announced a special charity partnership to benefit charity: water, a non-profit bringing safe drinking water to the developing world. Depeche Mode and Hublot have a history of joining forces to support charities. In 2010, Hublot and Depeche Mode raised funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust with a benefit show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a unique auction: an auction of 12 exclusive boxed sets, each containing a Hublot watch, a ‘pièce unique’ with the cover of one of Depeche Mode’s 12 studio albums on its dial, along with the vinyl and digital version of each album, a golden framed CD and autographed stills. This year, Hublot and Depeche Mode agreed to work together on a larger scale, to benefit charity: water, an organization strongly supported by the band.

charity: water’s founding purpose is to bring safe drinking water to people in developing countries around the world. Nearly 800 million people (nearly 1 out of every 9 people worldwide) lack access to safe drinking water – an epidemic-level problem charity: water is committed to solving. To date, they have funded over 8,100 water projects, providing access to clean, safe drinking water to more than 3.2 million people in 20 countries. And through the partnership announced today, Hublot and Depeche Mode have expressed their shared commitment to make charity: water’s global impact even greater.

The announcement was made today by Depeche Mode, Hublot Chairman Jean-Claude Biver and Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water.

Asked about the partnership, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore stated, “I have personally been a supporter and advocate of charity: water for a while now, so I’m thrilled that we as a band can expand our support for the organization and help to make significant difference in places around the world struggling without a proper supply of drinking water.” 

This unique collaborative effort aims to break the record set in 2010. For this reason, Hublot designed not just 12 watches, but an exclusive series of 250 timepieces: the Limited Edition of Big Bang Depeche Mode.

Stay tuned for more information about the partnership…

Depeche Mode SXSW Interview

On March 13th, Jason Bentley (KCRW) interviewed the band at SXSW (Austin Convention Center, Room 12ABC, to be specific). Before the interview, Mr Bentley did a pre-interview with Martin and Fletch for KCRW. Listen to that interview below:

To finish their time at SXSW, the band will be playing a special 45 minute showcase set at Brazos Hall. The show will be recorded, and broadcast by Yahoo when Delta Machine is released.

Depeche Mode Announce Showcase Presented by Yahoo! @ SXSW Music

Following on the heels of their panel announcement, Depeche Mode have confirmed their first ever showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival on Friday, March 15th. Presented by Yahoo! the exclusive show will take place at Austin’s Brazos Hall with Depeche Mode scheduled to take the stage at 10pm. The concert will give lucky fans an exclusive preview of the band’s new album, Delta Machine, which is due out on Columbia Records on March 26th. SXSW will be holding a ticket lottery that will be open to SXSW Platinum and Music badge holders beginning TODAY at 12pm CST. For full ticketing details and show information please go tohttp://www.sxsw.com/ticket-drawings.

Depeche Mode released news earlier this week that they will also sit down for a discussion moderated by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. This unique look inside the legendary band will be held on Wednesday, March 13th at 5pm at the Austin Convention Center. The discussion is open to all Music and Platinum badges as well as Artist Wristbands.

The band’s new album, Delta Machine, was recorded over the last year in Santa Barbara, California and New York City and was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood. Alongside a standard CD format, Depeche Mode will release Delta Machine in an exclusive Deluxe Edition with four additional new tracks and accompanied by a 28 page hardcover photo book conceived and created by longtime artistic collaborator Anton Corbijn. The first single, “Heaven,” was released earlier this month to critical acclaim. Depeche Mode will kick off their European tour on May 7th in Tel Aviv with North American tour details to be announced in the coming weeks.

FULL RUN OF SHOW & SET TIMES:
Doors 7:00 PM
Feathers
The Neighbourhood
Depeche Mode
ERIC PRYDZ

Kicking off the 2013 “Live On Letterman” concert webcast series

Depeche Mode will be kicking off the 2013 “Live On Letterman” concert webcast series on Monday, March 11th. The performance will be streamed live on VEVO and CBS.com. Later that night, the band will also appear on the Late Show With David Letterman, performing “Heaven”.

To win tickets to the Live on Letterman taping, tell us what your interpretation is of the title of the upcoming album, Delta Machine. Submit your answers – along with your full name, age and location – to LettermanTix@depechemode.com for a chance to see the band “Live on Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on March 11, 2013. Entries must be received by 12pm noon EST on March 6. Winners will be randomly selected from the eligible entries and will be contacted via email on March 8, 2012. Winners must be 18 years of age or older to attend (ID will be required). Please note that the contest is only for tickets to the show. Good luck!