Depeche Mode ‎– Exciter (Interview Disc/Transcript)

Reprise Records ‎– PRO-CD-100616
CD, Promo


1 How do you look back on "Ultra"? Did it live up to your expectations? 0:23
2 At the moment, Martin, you're living on the West side of America, Dave's on the East and Fletch is here in the UK. What's it like when you get back together again? 0:24
3 What's going through your head before the release of the new album? Is this a nervous, hesitant time for you? 0:18
4 Do you miss playing and recording when you're not doing it? 0:39
5 What sort of music were you listening to prior to going into the studio? Does that tend to have an influence on the sound of a record? 0:46
6 What was the first track that you recorded for the album and how important is that track as far as the making of the rest of the album? 0:29
7 What was the inspiration behind "Dream On"? 0:37
8 In the past you've worked with various producers, including Flood, François Kevorkian and Tim Simenon. What made Mark Bell right for "Exciter"? 0:33
9 Which process of making a record do you enjoy most? 0:29
10 What do you think Mark Bell has brought out of you as a vocalist? 0:48
11 How would you describe the mood of "Exciter"? 0:44
12 Are you conscious of not repeating what you've done before and does that get harder as time goes by? 0:26
13 Do you think "Exciter" will surprise people? 0:17
14 How did you arrive at the album title "Exciter"? 0:53
15 Tell us about the album sleeve by Anton Corbijn. 0:32
16 Do you have any favourite lyrics on this album? 0:48
17 What are some of the themes covered in the album? 0:28
18 Do you have any particular favourite tracks on the album? 0:26
19 What about a song title "Goodnight Lovers", which has a lovely, sort of souly feel to it. Where did that song come from? 0:26
20 Martin, you sing lead vocals on two songs on the album. Tell us which ones these are and can you tell us about these songs? 0:55
21 Martin, what do you get from your song writing? 0:20
22 What would you like people to come away with after listening to the album? 0:22
23 You've had the number one records, the million selling albums and all the rest of it. What equals success to you now? 0:41
24 How do you think this album's going to translate to playing live? 0:42
25 What are your aspirations and dreams for this album? 1:04
26 Can you remember what your hopes and aspirations for the band were back in the early days? What would have equalled success for Depeche Mode then? 0:37
27 Who inspired you to want to join a band? 1:49
28 You've always had this incredible relationship with your fans. Is it still important for you to reach a new audience and also be given that opportunity via radio and television? 1:02
29 How would you sum up the relationship Depeche Mode have with their fans? 0:26
30 How would you describe your present relationship with each other, especially since you've been through so much together? 0:38
31 Any thoughts as to why you are getting on so well at the moment? 1:03
32 In view of the band's history, how do you think you have managed to stay together? 3:00
33 Are there any defining moments that spring to mind when you look back at the band's career - the things that made the whole thing, the ups and downs, worthwhile? 0:47
34 If there was one image which encapsulated your time with Depeche Mode, which one would it be? 0:44
35 Have you started thinking about ideas for the next tour and what you're going to be playing? 0:41
36 Playing live is obviously something that you get a lot out of, but what is going through your head when you're up on stage? 1:21
37 With the release of "Exciter" and a world tour beckoning, would you say this a good time for Depeche Mode? 0:26
38 You've been quoted as saying you see Depeche Mode as almost sort of outsiders. Would you have it any other way? 0:29
39 Do you have a vision for the future? 0:29
40 You mentioned earlier about the tremendous success that the band have had around the world. Can you give us an idea of some of the countries where Depeche Mode are successful? 1:13
41 What would you say each of you bring to Depeche Mode? 1:42
42 You've been making music now with Depeche Mode for quite some time. Do you find it strange to think that you've been doing this for almost your entire adult lives? 0:34

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Jewel case. 4 page booklet. With 42 promo only tracks.

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