The Singles 81→85 is a singles compilation album released in October 1985 by Depeche Mode. The compilation was not originally released in North America, being replaced by its counterpart Catching Up with Depeche Mode. This was their first ever release with a picture of the band on the cover (other than the album People Are People, which was released in 1984 in North America).
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.
Deluxe three CD repackaging of both Depeche Mode singles collections (the single disc 81-85 and the double disc 86-98) housed in an exclusive box. This triple disc set contains all of the A-sides of the British Synth Pop band's singles from 'Dreaming Of Me' to 'Only When I Loose Myself'. Apart from including a few non-album singles, the versions of many songs featured on these discs are the single mixes which often differed from the album versions. This is a must-have for hardcore DM fans as well as those just getting started. 38 tracks total including 'Enjoy The Silence', 'Just Can't Get Enough', 'People Are People', 'Personal Jesus', 'Get The Balance Right' and many more.
Ultra is Depeche Mode's ninth full-length album, which was released by Mute Records on 14 April 1997. The album was the band's first since the departure of Alan Wilder, who had left the band in 1995 having become disillusioned with life in Depeche Mode. Wilder's leaving and lead singer Dave Gahan's drug problems, which culminated in a near-fatal overdose, had caused many people to speculate that the band was finished.
Ultra debuted at #1 in the UK Albums Chart and at #5 in the Billboard 200 with sales of 90,000 copies, and producing several hit singles. As of April 2006, Ultra has sold more than 584,000 units in the US.
Violator is the seventh studio album by the English electronic group Depeche Mode, released by Mute Records on 19 March 1990.
Preceded by the hit singles "Personal Jesus" and "Enjoy the Silence" (a Top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic), Violator propelled the band into international stardom. The album yielded two further hit singles, "Policy of Truth" and "World in My Eyes". This album is the first of the band to achieve the Top 10 on the Billboard 200—reaching No. 7—and staying 74 weeks in the chart. It was supported by the World Violation Tour. As of 2010 Violator had sold more than 4 million units in the United States.
Songs of Faith and Devotion is the eighth album by Depeche Mode, released in 1993. The album incorporated more guitar textures than previous releases. Upon its release, Songs of Faith and Devotion reached number one on both the UK and US album charts. To support the album, Depeche Mode embarked on the fourteen-month Devotional Tour.
The Devotional Tour was a 1993 concert tour by English electronic band Depeche Mode in support of the group's eighth studio album, Songs of Faith and Devotion, which was released in March 1993…