Story: Jack Foley
DEPECHE Mode will release their highly collectable singles collection
on March 30.
The six box sets feature the band's biggest hit singles, from
1981 to 2001, as well as remixes by Underworld, Automator and
The set is comprised of six separate multi-CD volumes - Depeche
Mode Singles Boxes 1-6 - that combine for a total of three-dozen
The first three boxes in the set are reissues of Singles Boxes
1, 2 and 3, which were originally released in 1991.
Spanning 20 years, the six boxes offer an in depth overview
and insight into the development of one of Britain's most innovative
and influential bands, namely Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andrew
One of their biggest successes was 1990's Violator, a triple-platinum-selling,
top 10 album featuring the hits Personal Jesus, Policy of Truth
and Enjoy the Silence.
Rolling Stone recently named the album one of 'The 500 Greatest
Albums of All Time', praising the band for turning 'teen angst
and sexual obsession into grand synth-pop melodrama'.
Q Magazine included it in their list of 'The 100 Greatest Albums
Ever', writing, '...[the album's] computer-aided ambience can
now be heard in the work of William Orbit, and Marilyn Manson
wouldn't be the cyber ghoul he is today were it not for Personal
Among the set's many highlights are fan favorites such as Dreaming
of Me and New Life, from Depeche Mode's 1981 debut,
Speak & Spell; Everything Counts, from the 1983
album, Construction Time Again; Master and Servant, from
1984's Some Great Reward; and Personal Jesus, from
The box set also features the hit single, Dream On, taken
from the band's most recent studio album, 2001's Exciter.