4CD Russian Greatest Hits compilation Set.
Originally a product of Britain's new romantic movement, Depeche Mode went on to become the quintessential electropop band of the 1980s. One of the first acts to establish a musical identity based completely around the use of synthesizers, they began their existence as a bouncy dance-pop outfit but gradually developed a darker, more dramatic sound that ultimately positioned them as one of the most successful alternative bands of their era…
Violator was the first Depeche Mode album that I ever bought as it had a sound I liked a whole lot better than the early synth pop era of the band. I liked it so much that when I found out about the 5.1 mixes I ordered the British version which includes both a DVD Video with DTS and Dolby mixes and an uncompressed 5.1 mix on SACD (with, of course, a standard CD layer as well).
Speak & Spell is the debut studio album by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 5 October 1981. The album peaked at number 10 in the UK Albums Chart, although the band's website claims it reached sixth place.
The album was re-released on 3 April 2006 (along with Music for the Masses and Violator) as part of Mute's extensive Depeche Mode reissue schedule. This special edition release was a double disc set that included a Hybrid SACD/CD and a DVD. This format included the album in 5 formats - multi-channel SACD, stereo SACD, PCM stereo CD, DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1.
The Singles 86>98 is a singles compilation album released in 1998 by Depeche Mode. It was released as a follow-up to the band's previous compilation, The Singles 81→85, which was also re-released in the same year. The compilation covers the band's 7-inch single releases spanning five studio albums (from 1986's Black Celebration to 1997's Ultra), as well as including the band's 1998 stand-alone single "Only When I Lose Myself". Also included is "Little 15" (from Music for the Masses, released as a single in Europe), and the live version of "Everything Counts" (from the live album 101) which was released as a single in 1989. All tracks on The Singles 86>98 were newly remastered, as was the case with the re-release of The Singles 81→85.