Depeche Mode Speak & Spell - The 12" Singles Numbered, Limited Edition 3Disc & Flexi Disc Box Set
Numbered, Limited Edition 3Disc With Flexi Disc Box Set!
Speak & Spell was the debut album from the electronic group Depeche Mode.
This boxed set contains the singles from Speak & Spell on audiophile-quality 12"
vinyl, with audio remastered from the original tapes and cut at the legendary
Abbey Road Studios. The artwork for the exterior of the boxed set draws on
street art iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl
sleeves themselves feature the original vinyl single artwork. Also included is a
facsimile reproduction of the rare Flexi Disc "Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead" b/w
"King of the Flies" (the Fad Gadget track as on the original release).
When Depeche Mode entered the scene with the release of the group's first single
"Dreaming of Me" / "Ice Machine" on February 20, 1981, it laid the groundwork
for one of the most transformative career paths in contemporary music. Depeche
Mode combined elements of new wave pop, dance, rock, blues and electronic music
to create emotional soundscapes for the future and the 12" vinyl single - with
superior sound and deeper grooves favored by dance club DJs and fans alike -
proved the perfect sonic medium for the band's sweeping vision. Depeche Mode
realized the format's potential and embraced the power of 12" vinyl and the
avenues of innovation it opened up. The 12" single allowed the band to explore
new sonic possibilities while the physical beauty of the packaging gave Depeche
Mode room to develop a sophisticated and commanding visual aesthetic. Depeche
Mode used their singles discography as a means of offering left field remixes
and other delights for their fans.
"Our 12" singles have always been incredibly important to the band,"
agreed the members of Depeche Mode. "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."
• 3 12" Vinyl + 7" Flexi Disc Box Set
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Three 12" singles (Dreaming Of Me - previously unreleased on 12"; New Life;
Just Can't Get Enough)
• Faithfully reproduced from original artwork and audio
• 7" Flexi Disc with "Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead" & "King Of The Flies" by Fad
• Cut at Abbey Road Studios
• Reproduction of original marketing poster
• Limited time digital download code (Fad Gadget not available as part of
• Made in the EU
Dreaming Of Me (12MUTE 013) - previously unreleased on 12"
Side A: Dreaming Of Me
Side B: Ice Machine
New Life (12MUTe 014)
Side A: New Life (Remix)
Side B: Shout! (Rio Mix)
Just Can't Get Enough (12MUTE 016)
Side A: Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix)
Side B: Any Second Now (Altered)
Flexi Disc (FLEXIPOP 011)
1. Depeche Mode - Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead
2. Fad Gadget - King Of The Flies