Spirit is the fourteenth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 17 March 2017 by Columbia Records. It is the band's second album released under Columbia. On 11 October 2016, the band announced on its website that it would embark on the Global Spirit Tour to support the album, produced by James Ford. The Summer 2017 European stadium tour will begin in Stockholm on 5 May 2017 and end in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 23 July.
Music for the Masses is the sixth studio album by Depeche Mode. It was released by Mute Records on 28 September 1987. The album became the band's highest-charting in the US upon its release, reaching #35 on the Billboard 200. It also contained more hit singles than any of their previous releases. While there was no extremely popular single from the album ("People Are People" from Some Great Reward reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100), the three singles that were released all made it onto the Hot 100, a feat that hadn't been achieved by any Depeche Mode single after those from Some Great Reward. Moreover, all three singles achieved modest success on the chart.
101 is a live album and documentary by Depeche Mode released in 1989 chronicling the final leg of the band's Music for the Masses Tour and the final show at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. Group member Alan Wilder is credited with coming up with the name; the performance was the 101st and final performance of the tour (and coincidentally also a famous highway in the area).
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…
'Depeche Mode Live in Berlin' was filmed on location at the O2 World Berlin on November 25th and 27th, 2013 during the band's extremely successful 'Delta Machine' Tour which saw them play to over 2.4 million people in 32 countries. Depeche Mode was touring in support of their lauded 13th studio album, Delta Machine, which debuted at #1 in 12 countries worldwide in March 2013. The CD will include not only performances of tracks from Delta Machine but also some of their most memorable and biggest hits including "Personal Jesus" and "Policy of Truth".
2005's Playing the Angel proved to be one of Depeche Mode's strongest albums – the combination of Ben Hillier's production, the emergence of David Gahan as a songwriter following his initial solo effort and a clutch of striking songs that openly embraced arena-level bombast following the much more subtle Exciter resulted in wide praise and a well-received tour. As a result – especially given the return of Hillier, the first producer to work on two Depeche albums in a row since Flood's heyday with Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion – Sounds of the Universe was initially suspected of being Playing the Angel redux, something the swaggering lead single "Wrong" didn't undercut at all.
With their penchant for digging into life's drama, brooding British synth-pop band Depeche Mode achieved success with darkly orchestrated hits such as "Blasphemous Rumors," "Personal Jesus" and "Strangelove." This unauthorized retrospective chronicles the band's story through previously unreleased footage and candid interviews with people who've worked closely with the band, including photographer Brian Griffin and author Jonathan Miller.
"Personal Jesus" is Depeche Mode's 23rd UK single, released on August 29, 1989, and the first single from the album Violator. The single reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. Since then, the title song has been covered by numerous artists including Gravity Kills, Marilyn Manson, Jerry Williams, G&G, Lollipop Lust Kill and Johnny Cash.
In 2004, "Personal Jesus" was ranked #368 in Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time", and in September 2006 it was voted as one of the "100 Greatest Songs Ever" in Q magazine.
"Personal Jesus" will be re-released as a single on May 30, 2011 for the new Depeche Mode remix album Remixes 2: 81–11, with the leading remix by the production team Stargate.