Depeche Mode ‎– Black Celebration

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Mute ‎– INT 146.818, Mute ‎– Stumm 26
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Grey
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Notes

Track B5 on Cover: " Dressed In Black", on Label: "Dressed Is Black" (see Pictures)

Programmed at Worldwide International.
Recorded & mixed at Westside, London & Hansa, Berlin except "Fly on the Windscreen" recorded at Genetic, re-mixed at Hansa, Berlin.

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All songs published by Sonet Publishing Ltd.

℗ & © 1986 Mute Records Ltd.
Marketed by Intercord Ton GmbH, Licensee.
Printed in W. Germany
Second cat.nr. in brackets on backcover and on the label (where it appears as ''Stumm 26'').
First cat.nr. on spine, label and backcover.

Released in an embossed cover with a sticker announcing the coloured vinyl and printed sleeve with lyrics.
Direct Metal Mastering.

Manufactured by Intercord Ton GmbH, Stuttgart, Licensee.
Covergestaltung at T+CP London.

German editions of this LP with same cat#:
1. 1986 Black vinyl, Mute logo 1 ("Walking Man")
2. 1986 Black vinyl, Mute logo 1 ("Walking Man") - edition with printed autographs on front cover
3. 1986 Grey vinyl, Mute logo 1 ("Walking Man") (this one)
4. 1990 Black vinyl, repress with Mute logo 3 ("M")
5. 1990 Grey vinyl, repress with Mute logo 3 ("M")

Later issued with cat# - INT 136.809:
1993 Black vinyl with Mute logo 3 ("M")

Some copies come with a sticker with German tourdates.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 4006751468188
  • Barcode (Text): 4 006751 468188
  • Label Code: LC 5834
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): DMM B-4425 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): DMM B-4425 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 1): DMM B-4425 A-1/3-86 S II
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 1): DMM B-4425 B-2/3-86 S II
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 2): DMM B-4425 A-2/3-86 S II
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 2): DMM B-4425 B-1/3-86 S III
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 3): DMM B-4425 A-1/3-86 S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 3): DMM B-4425 B-1/3-86 S III
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 4): DMM B-4425 A-3/5 - 87 C II
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 4): DMM B-4425 B-1/3 - 86 S II
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 5): DMM B-4425 A-1/3 - 86 S III
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 5): DMM B-4425 B-1/3 - 86 S III
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 6): DMM B-4425 A-1/3 - 86
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 6): DMM B-4425 B-1/3 - 86 S IV
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Variant 7): DMM B-4425 A-1/3 - 86 S II
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Variant 7): DMM B-4425 B-1/3 - 86 S
  • Other (Direct Metal Mastering): DMM
  • Other (Cat# CD): 846.818
  • Other (Cat# MC): 446.818
  • Pressing Plant ID (Embossed on side B label): Bass clef

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label  Cat# Country Year
10185 Depeche Mode Black Celebration(Cass, Album, Unofficial) 747 10185 Saudi Arabia Unknown Sell This Version
MUT 2003 Depeche Mode Black Celebration(LP, Album) A&M Records, The David Gresham Record Company MUT 2003 Zimbabwe Unknown Sell This Version
TI 816 Depeche Mode Black Celebration(LP, Album) ABR Discos TI 816 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
TI 816 Depeche Mode Black Celebration(LP, Album, W/Lbl) ABR Discos TI 816 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version
TI 816 Depeche Mode Black Celebration(Cass, Album, RE) ABR Discos TI 816 Argentina 1990 Sell This Version

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rush4you

rush4you

February 3, 2013
Yeah, may the best album, but this grey vinyl just looks cool,but doesn't..Grey and DMM, but it's a useless release.Sound quality is weak, it has really thin sound.Not recommended, only if you collect colored vinyls.
djmushroom

djmushroom

March 31, 2011

This was one of the big records of my teenage years. You probably know about growing up in the 80s, dressing all in black, sniffing mama's nail polisher while reading Baudelaire, cultivating world-weary melancholy...
Listening to it again after all those years not only do i surprise myself by still knowing all the lyrics by heart but the music is still holding up too. Some of the stuff i can appreciate even more today: the amazing arrangements, the great harmony singing (check out the Beach Boyish vocals in "Sometimes"!), the blend of proto-techno electronic sounds and very traditional songwriting skills (there's even a few acoustic guitars hidden in the mix!)...i can't think of another band that could do all this and still be so incredibly catchy. I mean, they were posterboys of "Bravo" (the leading german teenie mag) back then.
Thematically it's all sex & death of course (the two great attractions of puberty) plus a rather harmless dose of social criticism ("Princess Di is wearing a new dress").
"Black Celebration" is a great album without a single weak song. It all fits together, the music, the grey vinyl, the classy cover design...self-contained perfection.
A shame they had to go to California and become fake rockers soon after that.