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#MODEMAY: Day 1 to Day 16

1 Speak and Spell ModeMay

As promised, here are my pictures from #ModeMay, a photo-a-day challenge on Instagram from DepecheMode.com (original post here).  I’m posting just day 1 through 16 first, then the last half afterwards.  All items pictured are from my personal collection.  Enjoy!

2 A Broken Frame ModeMay

May 1st: Speak & Spell (top picture); May 2nd: A Broken Frame

3 Construction Time Again ModeMay

May 3rd: Construction Time Again

4 Some Great Reward ModeMay

May 4th: Some Great Reward (autographed by Alan Wilder)

Black Celebration ModeMay

May 5th: Black Celebration (selected by DepecheMode.com)

6 Music For The Masses ModeMay

May 6th: Music For The Masses

7 101 ModeMay

May 7th: 101

8 Violator ModeMay

May 8th: Violator

9 Dave Gahan Birthday ModeMay

May 9th: Dave Gahan’s Birthday

10 SOFAD Mode May

May 10th: Songs of Faith and Devotion

11 Ultra ModeMay

May 11th: Ultra

12 The Singles ModeMay

May 12th: The Singles (81-85, 86>98)

13 Exciter ModeMay

May 13th: Exciter

14 Playing The Angel ModeMay

May 14th: Playing The Angel

15 Little 15 ModeMay

May 15th: Little 15

16 Delta Machine sub for SOTU ModeMay

May 16th: Sounds of The Universe (my CD was stolen, so I substituted Delta Machine) 

Depeche Mode/Recoil Updates

New Life:  VCMG – Remember when I reported that Vince Clarke and Martin Gore were going to collaborate (post here)?  They’ve gone and done it!  Depeche Mode’s official site has announced that EPs will be released first by the end of November 2011, followed by a full album (full article here).

Cover Me – Depeche Mode have covered “So Cruel” for the AHK-Toong BAY-Bi Covered album, which consists of covers of songs from U2’s Achtung Baby.  It also features artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Garbage and The Killers.  It’s available for download exclusively on iTunes with proceeds benefitting Concern Worldwide.  If you were one of the lucky ones, you would have received a copy with your Q Magazine back in October (full articles here).

Added to my Collection – I received my “Collected” DVD last week (my actual copy is pictured above).  I’m always reminding those of you who are also fans, like myself, to get these rare items when they become available because of the limited stock, and this is a must have.  The entire “Collected” series is on one DVD, along with extended footage and photos.  Click here for the Recoil store to get your copy, while it lasts!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a great weekend!

(Photos 1 & 2 courtesy of depechemode.com)

Limited Editions

I wanted to post some news about a couple of “limited editions” related to Depeche Mode.  First, I read on The Quietus that Martin Gore and Vince Clarke are teaming up on a new techno album (article here).

Speaking to Billboard, Gore said “Out of the blue I got an e-mail from [Vince Clarke] just saying, ‘I’m interested in making a techno album. Are you interested in collaborating?’ This was maybe nine months, a year ago. He said, ‘No pressure, no deadlines,’ so I said, ‘OK,’ and that’s what we’ve been doing the last six months.” – The Quietus

As you have seen from previous posts, Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder both recently produced mixes on Depeche Mode’s 81-11 Remix album.  Could this new collaboration mean other ones are in the works?  Oh, one could only dream that they would also include Alan!

Speaking of limited editions, look what popped up in my mailbox recently.  Yes, it’s true.  It is the Record Store Day, four song, limited edition “Personal Jesus” 12″ single, and it’s MINE (seen here).  When I called Lou’s Records June 7th, I thought I had missed out on this extremely rare piece of vinyl (see original post here).  But I think Neil at Lou’s (who answered the phone at the time), must have heard the disappointment in my voice as he said “The last one literally walked out the door about 10 minutes ago!” and remembered how much I wanted it.  Even when I received the Paypal invoice stating “Depeche Mode 3CD w/ promo 12” I still didn’t believe it.  It wasn’t until I saw the large album shaped box that it finally dawned on me that I now own it.  I called Lou’s back and they said that someone had canceled their order so they sent it to me as soon as I paid the invoice.  I consider myself very lucky to have this.  I am now going to play the Lotto.

(Photo of Martin Gore & Vince Clarke from The Quietus.  

Photos of the Depeche Mode Remixes 81-11 CD & Promo 12″ single are from my living room!)