Depeche Mode will re-release all of their singles with a series of special edition, 12″ vinyl box sets.
The collector’s edition series will contain the singles from each Depeche Mode album, starting with the release of ‘Speak & Spell – The 12″ Singles” and ‘A Broken Frame – The 12″ Singles’ on August 31.
Each single has been remastered from the band’s original tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios. You can see the box sets below.
Speaking of the box sets, the band said: “Our 12″ singles have always been incredibly important to the band. It’s great to be able to re-share these songs with old and new fans in the way they were originally intended to be experienced. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.”
There are plans for more 12″ singles box sets over the coming years, with each album set to get its own version.
The band will also be releasing a special limited-edition series of watches inspired by their 55 singles. They’ll incorporate the artwork from the single into the design of the watch and come with a Roland JP-08 synthesizer, a copy of the corresponding vinyl single, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the band.
The net profit from the watches will go to water: a global non-profit bringing clean, safe drinking. You can find more details of the watches here.
Earlier this year, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, actor Will Ferrell and a few more came together to perform a cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’.
The band performed under the moniker of ‘One Classy Night’ in order to raise money for cancer survivors in need of scholarships. The event raised $300,000 for the non-profit charity.