Happy Birthday Depeche Mode with your single ‘Personal Jesus 2011’ released on 18|4|2011, 3 years ago !
“Personal Jesus 2011" is the remixed version of the original single released in 1989 & was used as promotion for the “Remixes 81-11” album.
Highest chart peaking: Hungary #5
The video of this remix-single was filmed in Prague and has a different story then the original video back in 1989.
link via Youtube-VEVO;
Happy Birthday Depeche Mode with your single ‘A Question Of Lust’ released on 14|4|1986, 28 years ago (yes… it’s really that long ago) !
It is the 2nd Depeche Mode single with Martin Gore on lead vocals after the single ‘Somebody’.The B-side is an instrumental called “Christmas Island”, named after the island of the same name. It is penned by both Martin Gore and Alan Wilder and was produced by Depeche Mode themselves. The live tracks available on some versions of the single are taken from a 1984 concert in Basel, Switzerland, one of those live tracks recorded there is ‘People Are People’, a song they don’t play live anymore for a long time now since that time.
Highest Chart Peakings: #8 in Germany
Happy Birthday Depeche Mode with your album ‘Ultra’ released on 14|4|1997, 17 years ago !
The Album was produced by Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass) & there were 4 singles released; Barrel of a Gun , Home , Useless & It’s no Good. The Album that almost didn’t make it as a Depeche Mode album but as a solo album from Martin Gore alone, while Dave Gahan had drug problems, which culminated in a near-fatal overdose.(His ‘Two Minute Warning, Two Minutes Later When Time has Come My Days Are numbered’- experience)This album became Depeche Mode’s 1st as a trio since 1982’s ‘A Broken Frame’ again.
Highest Chart Peakings: #1 Sweden, Germany , Belgium & UK
There was not a real Ultra Tour but the songs where played along the Singles Tour in 1998 though;
nice link via youtube is a show -
Depeche Mode - The Spectrum Philly 11-1-98 (full show) GREATEST HITS TOUR
Happy Birthday Mr. Alan Wilder with your album ‘Bloodline’, released on 14|4|1992, 22 years ago today !
Bloodline is the 2nd Recoil studio album and was recorded in London during sessions early 1991.Bloodline was Alan Wilder’s third Recoil release. On this album were also for the 1st time guest vocalists Moby (R.Hall) Toni Halliday (Curve) & Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb) & Bukka White.
[Alan Wilder was member of Depeche Mode from 1982 - 1995 & was also known as The Boss / El Papi]
Brian Griffin: ‘Driving to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 we stopped at the german border. There they were selling this copy of LIFE Magazine’
More awesome photographs & stories you can find via http://www.briangriffin.co.uk/photography/album-covers/depeche-mode?image=67
Now it’s time to rease it on DVD:
Depeche Mode - “Strange”