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Depeche Mode - Speak and Spell 180g Vinyl LP
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Depeche Mode - Speak and Spell 180g Vinyl LP

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Depeche Mode - Speak and Spell 180g Vinyl LP

Catalogue number MOVLP948

Influenced by Kraftwerk, Eno and the punk DIY ethic as it extended to synthesizers, these boys from Basildon were one of the first and most influential synth-pop bands. Along with OMD, Human League and others, Depeche Mode combined the early-'80s New Romantic aesthetic of post-Roxy Music electronics and faddish androgyny with pure pop songcraft straight out of the '60s pop-rock tradition. Theirs was a fresh sound, bubbling over with youth and enthusiasm. With the use of sequencers as well as real-time playing they constructed frothy, infectious pop/dance tunes on their effervescent debut. Vince Clarke was the musical mastermind, and his arrangements layered several melody lines over one another, eschewing full chords almost completely. Tunes like "New Life" and "Just Can't Get Enough" struck a chord with those enamored of the "New Wave" sound but ready to hear something besides electric guitars (DM initially used synths exclusively). A vastly important and influential album, SPEAK & SPELL is virtually ground zero for British synth-pop.


1. New Life 
2. I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead 
3. Puppets 
4. Boys Say Go 
5. Nodisco 
6. What's Your Name 
7. Photographic 
8. Tora Tora Tora 
9. Big Muff 
10. Any Second Now (Voices) 
11. Just Can't Get Enough 
12. Dreaming Of Me

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