THE SINGLES 81-85 Spring 1999

 

Depeche Mode - The Singles 81-85

 

To compliment our August - November 1998 retrospectives which covered the making of the Depeche Mode singles from 1986 - 1995, Spring's editorial is dedicated to the singles released between 1981 and1985.

 

Depeche Mode first rose to prominence in 1980, comprising of four original members - Martin Gore, David Gahan, Vince Clarke and Andrew Fletcher. After his departure in 1981, Vince Clarke was replaced by Alan Wilder and the line-up that saw Depeche Mode grow into one of the most important British bands of the 80’s and ‘90’s, remained unchanged until 1995 when Wilder too decided to leave. The remaining trio continue as Depeche Mode to this date.

A prominent figure in the studio between 1982 and 1994, Alan uses his considerable knowledge to detail the production side of each single and also to shed some light on the internal practices and circumstances surrounding the band during each of the different recording sessions.

Depeche Mode first rose to prominence in 1980, comprising of four original members - Martin Gore, David Gahan, Vince Clarke and Andrew Fletcher. After his departure in 1981, Vince Clarke was replaced by Alan Wilder and the line-up that saw Depeche Mode grow into one of the most important British bands of the 80’s and ‘90’s, remained unchanged until 1995 when Wilder too decided to leave. The remaining trio continue as Depeche Mode to this date.

A prominent figure in the studio between 1982 and 1994, Alan uses his considerable knowledge to detail the production side of each single and also to shed some light on the internal practices and circumstances surrounding the band during each of the different recording sessions.


In conjunction with these articles, a collaboration with Miguel Carino at DepechdeMode.tv has been set up so that you can view each and every relevant DM video together with the text. Links are in place so that as you read about each single, you will also be given the opportunity to listen to and view them.

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