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All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Initially the title must have sounded like an incredibly pretentious boast, except that Depeche Mode then went on to do a monstrous world tour, score even more hits in America and elsewhere than ever before, and pick up a large number of name checks from emerging house and techno artists on top of all that. As for the music the masses got this time around, the opening cut, "Never Let Me Down Again," started things off wonderfully: a compressed guitar riff suddenly slamming into a huge-sounding percussion/keyboard/piano combination, anchored to a constantly repeated melodic hook, ever-building synth/orchestral parts at the song's end, and one of David Gahan's best vocals ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Initially the title must have sounded like an incredibly pretentious boast, except that Depeche Mode then went on to do a monstrous world tour, score even more hits in America and elsewhere than ever before, and pick up a large number of name checks from emerging house and techno artists on top of all that. As for the music the masses got this time around, the opening cut, "Never Let Me Down Again," started things off wonderfully: a compressed guitar riff suddenly slamming into a huge-sounding percussion/keyboard/piano combination, anchored to a constantly repeated melodic hook, ever-building synth/orchestral parts at the song's end, and one of David Gahan's best vocals (though admittedly singing one of Martin Gore's more pedestrian lyrics). It feels huge throughout, like they taped Depeche recording at the world's largest arena show instead of in a studio. Other key singles "Strangelove" and the (literally) driving "Behind the Wheel" maintained the same blend of power and song skill, while some of the quieter numbers such as "The Things You Said" and "I Want You Now" showed musical and lyrical intimacy could easily co-exist with the big chart-busters. Add to that other winners like "To Have and to Hold," with its Russian radio broadcast start and dramatic, downward spiral of music accompanied by Gahan's subtly powerful take on a desperate Gore love lyric, and the weird, wonderful choral closer, "Pimpf," and Depeche's massive success becomes perfectly clear. [This edition includes four bonus tracks -- "Agent Orange," "Pleasure, Little Treasure" and two remixes.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 075992561426
  • Catalog Number: 25614
  • Sales rank: 12,897

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never Let Me Down Again (4:47)
  2. 2 The Things You Said (3:55)
  3. 3 Strangelove (4:38)
  4. 4 Sacred (5:01)
  5. 5 Little 15 (4:14)
  6. 6 Behind the Wheel (5:17)
  7. 7 I Want You Now (3:28)
  8. 8 To Have and to Hold (3:08)
  9. 9 Nothing (4:12)
  10. 10 Pimpf (3:56)
  11. 11 Agent Orange (3:56)
  12. 12 Never Let Me Down Again (2:34)
  13. 13 To Have and to Hold (2:34)
  14. 14 Pleasure, Little Treasure (5:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Depeche Mode Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Depeche Mode Producer
Martin Gore Composer
David Bascombe Producer, Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a must for the masses

    This is an AWESOME album. Excellent songs, especially Strangelove, Behind the Wheel, Never Let Me Down, and The Things You Said. A must for any Depeche Mode fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great!!!

    The best, I love it...

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