Depeche Mode announce new singles box-set, featuring some classic ’80s tracks

New vinyl box-set rounds up some 80s classics

Depeche Mode have announced the release of a new vinyl 12″ singles box-set, which compiles the singles released from two of their classic 1980s albums.

‘Construction Time Again: The 12″ Singles’ and ‘Some Great Reward: The 12″ Singles’ is based on those albums of the same name. ‘Construction Time Again’ was released in 1983, with ‘Some Great Reward’ following the year after.

Each box features six 12″ singles, including bonus live tracks. Singles from the era such as ‘Everything Counts’ and ‘People Are People’ remain staples in the band’s live set. The live tracks for ‘Construction Time Again’ were recorded at Hammersmith Odeon (now the Apollo), with those on ‘Some Great Reward’ live from Liverpool Empire. The box also includes three remixes by acclaimed dub producer Adrian Sherwood.


Depeche Mode are cataloguing their singles with a series of similar box-sets. The first volume was released in August, which featured the 12″ singles from their albums ‘Speak & Spell’ and ‘A Broken Frame’.

The band recently headlined their first major UK festival, when they closed the main stage at Isle Of Wight Festival in June. That marked their last UK show to accompany their 2017 album ‘Spirit’. Their PR told NME they didn’t know of any new material forthcoming from the band.

The tracklistings for the boxes are below:

‘Construction Time Again: The 12″ Singles’

‘Get The Balance Right!’
A ‘Get The Balance Right! (Combination Mix)’
B ‘The Great Outdoors!’
B ‘Tora! Tora! Tora! (Live)’


‘Get The Balance Right!’ (L12BONG 2)
A ‘Get The Balance Right! (Original Mix)’
B ‘My Secret Garden (Live)’
B ‘See You (Live)’
B ‘Satellite (Live)’
B ‘Tora! Tora! Tora! (Live)’

‘Everything Counts’ 
A ‘Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts)’
B ‘Work Hard (East End Remix)’

‘Everything Counts’ (L12BONG 3)
A ‘Everything Counts (Original 7” Mix)’
B ‘New Life (Live)’
B ‘Boys Say Go! (Live)’
B ‘Nothing To Fear (Live)’
B ‘The Meaning Of Love (Live)’

‘Love In Itself’
A ‘Love In Itself•3’
B ‘Fools (Bigger)’
B ‘Love In Itself•4’

‘Love In Itself’ (L12BONG 4)
A ‘Love In Itself•2’
B ‘Just Can’t Get Enough (Live)’
B ‘A Photograph Of You (Live)’
B ‘Shout (Live)’
B ‘Photographic (Live)’

Some Great Reward l The 12” Singles

‘People Are People’
A ‘People Are People (Different Mix)’
B ‘In Your Memory (Slik Mix)’

‘People Are People’ (L12BONG 5)
A ‘People Are People (On-U Sound Remix By Adrian Sherwood)’
B ‘People Are People (Original 7” Version)’
B ‘In Your Memory (Original 7” Version)’

‘Master And Servant
A ‘Master And Servant (Slavery Whip Mix)’
B ‘(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me (Release Mix)’
B ‘Master And Servant (Voxless)’

‘Master And Servant ‘(L12BONG 6)
A ‘Master And Servant (An On-U Sound Science Fiction Dance Hall Classic Re-Remixed By Adrian Sherwood)’
B ‘Are People People? (Re-Remixed By Adrian Sherwood)’
B ‘(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me (7” Mix)’

‘Blasphemous Rumours
A ‘Blasphemous Rumours’
B ‘Somebody (Live)’
B ‘Two Minute Warning (Live)’
B ‘Ice Machine (Live)’
B ‘Everything Counts (Live)’

‘Blasphemous Rumours’ (L12BONG 7)
A ‘Somebody (Remix)’
A ‘Everything Counts (Live)’
AA ‘Blasphemous Rumours (Single Version)’
AA ‘Told You So (Live)’