EXCITER | THE 12” SINGLES

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Depeche Mode
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DEPECHE MODE 12" VINYL SINGLES COLLECTOR'S EDITION BOXED SET SERIES CONTINUES WITH THE RELEASE OF EXCITER | THE 12" SINGLES ON JUNE 10

 

Rhino’s Depeche Mode 12” vinyl singles project continues with the release of EXCITER | THE 12” SINGLES on June 10.

 

EXCITER | THE 12” SINGLES, a collector’s edition deluxe boxed set, contains eight 12” vinyl discs presenting four singles — “Dream On,” “I Feel Loved,” “Freelove,” and “Goodnight Lovers” — with B-sides, remixes, instrumentals, acoustic versions and other recordings contemporaneous to Depeche Mode’s tenth studio album, Exciter, originally released in May 2001.

 

Three of the 12” vinyl discs in EXCITER | THE 12” SINGLES are comprised of tracks first released across CD singles throughout the album campaign. These new discs feature artwork reflecting the original CD single releases and create newly compiled 12-inches that visually and musically complement the initial releases. The collection includes electrifying remixes of Depeche Mode originals and the single version of “Dirt,” Depeche Mode’s riveting interpretation of The Stooges classic.

 

Produced by pioneering British techno DJ Mark Bell, Exciter, the 21st century’s first new Depeche Mode studio album, took the group (Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher) into deeper ambient electronic and acoustic territory while sharpening the pop hook edges in the sublime new songs. The Exciter campaign continued Depeche Mode’s tradition of issuing monumental 12” singles to supplement and complement their album releases. Exciter premiered essential new additions to the Depeche Mode canon, including “Dream On,” “I Feel Loved,” “Freelove,” “Goodnight Lovers,” and more. THE EXCITER | THE 12” SINGLES deluxe package includes a replica of the “Goodnight Lovers” promotional poster.

 

From their earliest days as a band, Depeche Mode has championed 12” vinyl, embracing the format’s singular power and potential for innovation. The 12” single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the tactile real-world beauty of physical packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop their sophisticated and commanding design aesthetic. Depeche Mode has used their singles discography as a means of offering left-field remixes, rare B-sides, standout concert performances, and other exclusive delights for fans.

 

Rhino released the first two boxed sets in the Depeche Mode 12” singles series - Speak & Spell | The Singles and A Broken Frame | The Singles - in August 2018, with the second batch - Construction Time Again | The 12” Singles and Some Great Reward | The 12” Singles - arriving in December 2018. Rhino released Depeche Mode’s Black Celebration | The 12” Singles and Music For The Masses | The 12” Singles on May 31, 2019. 2020 saw the release of Violator | The 12” Singles in July and Songs of Faith and Devotion | The 12” Singles in October. The ninth collection in the series, Ultra | The 12” Singles, was released on September 27.

 

Each boxed set in the series contains the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12” vinyl, with audio mastered from the original tapes. The artwork for the exterior of each of the boxed sets draws on iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original single artwork.

 

The Depeche Mode 12” Singles Series will continue over the coming years, with plans to release boxes containing the singles from each of the band’s albums in similar deluxe audiophile-grade collector’s editions. Fans are invited to pre-order the set by going here.