Depeche Mode ‎– Playing The Angel

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International (Europe) copy controlled edition.

Official release date of "Playing The Angel" was the 17th October (UK), but the international copy available via Mute Germany was released on the 14th October (Germany's release day is Friday).
The booklet mistakenly credits Dave McCracken as the piano player in "I Want It All". However, there is no piano in "I Want It All". He really should be credited for the piano in "The Darkest Star."

The two cat.# of the UK edition (cdstumm260 0094634057707) are indicated on back cover and inside booklet.
Subtitle on the back cover: "Pain and suffering in various tempos".

Produced for 140dB.
Recorded at Sound Design, Santa Barbara; Stratosphere Sound Studios, New York
Recorded and mixed at Whitfield Studios, London
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 & 12 published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Assigned by Grabbing Hands Music Overseas Ltd.
Tracks 3, 7 & 8 published by JJSR Productions Inc./Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
"John The Revelator" inspired by the traditional work of the same name.
All tracks mastered at The Lodge, New York.

[In booklet:]
℗ 2005 Venusnote Limited © 2005 Venusnote Limited under exclusive license to Mute Records Limited

[On backsleeve:]
℗ 2005 Venusnote Ltd. © 2005 Venusnote Ltd. under exclusive license to Mute Records Limited.
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There also exists an unofficial release with identical catalogue number: 3 bonus tracks, no IFPI Mould code on disc.

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  • Label Code: LC5834
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  • Mastering SID Code (Var. 1, 9, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20): IFPI LW04
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LostBoyInSpace

LostBoyInSpace

February 15, 2010
This album is excellent. A nice blend of alternative electronics and rock. To me this Depeche Mode's best album right behind 'Sounds Of The Universe', 'Black Celebration', 'Violator' and 'Some Great Reward'. It could easily be at the top of the list. It will be considered a classic in ten years.

The first single 'Precious' is already a classic. Right up there with other big DM hits like 'Enjoy The Silence', 'People Are People', 'It's No Good' and 'Personal Jesus'.

All the singles off this album are excellent, and should have been huge hits, but DM are one of the most under-rated band out there, despite their many fans.

My favorite track off this album is: 'Nothing's Impossible', followed by 'Suffer Well'.
The whole album is good, and also check out the B-sides to the singles. They were also excellent!
Noscho

Noscho

February 13, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
Playing The Angel is the best DM album since Songs Of Faith And Devotion. It has a good concept (pain in various tempos or sth. like that), and the songs reflects the whole idea on the album. The opener, "A Pain That I'm Used To", and "Nothing's Impossible" (written by Dave Gahan) are my favourites. The only thing that upsets me in the album is the Martin-vocal track "Macro". Although it's still a good song, it could have been much better; and could have become one of the best DM songs which Martin is on the vocal.

A little note: Martyr (which is the new single for Best Of) was the first recorded track for Playing The Angel, but the album doesn't contains the song: Because DM thinks that Playing The Angel is such a dark album that Martyr is not a good choice to be on the album. I just can't understand that actually, because the 4th single John The Revelator is a fast-paced track either. Anyway, the album is very well and worth buying. 8.5/10.