Depeche Mode ‎– Exciter

Rhino Records (2) ‎– WBA1-234300, Reprise Records ‎– WBA1-234300, Mute ‎– WBA1-234300
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180-Gram, Gatefold

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  • Design [Logo], Art DirectionAnton Corbijn
  • Engineer, Producer [Pre-production And Additional Production]Gareth Jones
  • Layout, Artwork [Photo Manipulation]Form (6)


2007 reissue digitally remastered 2xLP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362 49945 4 1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624664541
  • Matrix / Runout (A): RHI-234300-I-A S-62226 MIKE'S TM - THE EXCHANGE 07 REMASTA 66037 1A 3841691 / DMLP 10
  • Matrix / Runout (B): 66037 1B 3841691 / DMLP 10 S-62227 MIKE'S TM - THE EXCHANGE 07 REMASTA RHI-234300-I-B
  • Matrix / Runout (C): RHI-234300-I-C S-62228 MIKE'S TM - THE EXCHANGE 07 REMASTA 66037 1C 3841691 / DMLP 10
  • Matrix / Runout (D): MIKE'S TM - THE EXCHANGE 07 REMASTA 66037 1D 3841691 / DMLP 10 RHI-234300-I-D S-62229

Other Versions (5 of 144) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STUMM190 Depeche Mode Exciter(2xLP, Album) Mute STUMM190 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CSTUMM190, 7243 8101344 Depeche Mode Exciter(Cass, Album) Mute, Mute CSTUMM190, 7243 8101344 Ukraine 2001 Sell This Version
9 47960-2 Depeche Mode Exciter(CD, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Mute 9 47960-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDMUT 2042 K, CDMUT 2042 Depeche Mode Exciter(CD, Album) David Gresham Records, Mute CDMUT 2042 K, CDMUT 2042 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM190E Depeche Mode Exciter(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label CDSTUMM190E Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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March 20, 2018
While not my favorite of theirs, I do love this album and my pressing is flawless! Some of their best songs including "Dream On, " "I Feel Love," and the powerful and dark "I Am You." Some of the reason it sounds so good is that it's split onto 2LPs so the grooves aren't all compressed into two sides.


October 25, 2016

Depeche Mode’s 2001 release, Exciter, would lead you to believe that there is something to get excited about—there is NOT! This album is a big snore—I found it very boring. Exciter is Depeche Mode’s tenth studio album. The album was produced by Mark Bell of Björk and LFO fame. The album also launched the Exciter Tour, one of the band's most successful tours. Exciter debuted at number nine on the UK Albums Chart and at number eight on the Billboard 200, selling 115,000 copies in its first week in the US. Exciter was certified gold in the US on August 15th 2001. I can see no clear reason for this success—I think it was an example of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. I have previously said that I love anything that Depeche Mode does—I retract! I have heard it said that the Stones never made a decent album after they got cleaned up. I’m not sure I necessarily agree with that, but sobriety certainly hasn’t seemed to do much for Depeche Mode. Ultra was a bit lack-luster and Exciter is much worse. I’m not quite as harsh as <SecretRecords> but I’m in general agreement. I almost don’t care that this is such a lousy (noisy) pressing. I’m glad to add Exciter to my collection of Depeche Mode on vinyl, which I intend to be complete, but I doubt I will ever play it again.

This double album came in a beautiful gatefold jacket and was pressed on 180g vinyl. The album was decently produced (Mark Bell) and mastered (Mike Marsh) but there were some serious problems with the pressing (WEA Mfg. Commerce). Unfortunately my copy, even after repeated cleanings, was very noisy and has a lot of crackle on side A. This is somewhat compensated for by the recording having an unusually strong signal level (+0.75 dB) which improves the signal-to-noise ratio. The other sides of the album (B, C & D) were much quieter, with a lot less surface noise, clicks or pops.

I gave this album 2 out of 5 stars, and then only because it’s Depeche Mode.

//Paul Rolan Perkes



December 16, 2015

Mine sounds amazing.


September 6, 2015
Terribly noisy pressing. Try to find an original. This one sucks.


August 22, 2014

This and Ultra are easily the worst DM records. Avoid them. Unless you like generic soulless club music. Then enjoy! I'll stick with Violator and Playing The Angel.