Depeche Mode ‎– Playing The Angel

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Mute ‎– lcdstumm260, Mute ‎– 0094634243025
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SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Stereo, Album
DVD, DVD-Video, Multichannel, PAL, Album, Stereo
All Media, Deluxe Edition, Super Jewel Box
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SACD-1 A Pain That I'm Used To 4:11
SACD-2 John The Revelator 3:42
SACD-3 Suffer Well 3:49
SACD-4 The Sinner In Me 4:56
SACD-5 Precious 4:10
SACD-6 Macro 4:03
SACD-7 I Want It All 6:09
SACD-8 Nothing's Impossible 4:21
SACD-9 Introspectre 1:42
SACD-10 Damaged People 3:29
SACD-11 Lilian 4:49
SACD-12 The Darkest Star
Piano – Dave McCracken
6:55
Playing The Angel (In 5.1 And Stereo)
Engineer [Additional] – Kevin Paul, Richard MorrisMastered By [5.1] – Simon HeyworthMixed By [5.1] – Ben Hillier
(52:44)
DVD1-1.1 A Pain That I'm Used To 4:12
DVD1-1.2 John The Revelator 3:43
DVD1-1.3 Suffer Well 3:55
DVD1-1.4 The Sinner In Me 4:50
DVD1-1.5 Precious 4:19
DVD1-1.6 Macro 4:06
DVD1-1.7 I Want It All 6:10
DVD1-1.8 Nothing's Impossible 4:24
DVD1-1.9 Introspectre 1:42
DVD1-1.10 Damaged People 3:32
DVD1-1.11 Lilian 4:51
DVD1-1.12 The Darkest Star
Piano – Dave McCracken
7:00
DVD-2 Making The Angel
Film Director – Uwe FladeFilm Producer – Mark Entzelmann
8:25
DVD-3 Precious (Video)
Film Director – Uwe FladeFilm Producer – Mark Entzelmann
4:04
DVD-4 Clean (Bare)
Film Editor [Visuals Edited By] – Ross HallardProducer, Piano – Dave McCrackenRecorded By [Assisted By] – Devin Workman, Kt RangnickRecorded By, Cameraman [Recorded By And Filmed By] – Richard Morris
3:45
DVD-5 Photo Gallery
Photography By – Ben Hillier

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There is a sticker on the front jewel case saying "DELUXE EDITION Including bonus DVD featuring 5.1 version of Playing The Angel, Making The Angel documentary, Precious video and exclusive performance of Clean".
DVD contains the entire "Playing The Angel" album in either LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 & Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and has a running time of 52:40. DVD tracks 2 to 4 are in LPCM Stereo. All Photos in the Photo Gallery taken by Ben Hillier.
Official release date is Monday the 17th October 2005, but available via Mute Germany on Friday the 14th October 2005.

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."
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This issue: SACD pressing company (Sonopress) not mentioned on disc matrix. Very similar issue: SACD pressed by Sonopress Arvato

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 094634243025
  • Other (Additional Cat #, SACD): 0094634243124
  • Matrix / Runout (SACD Layer 0 ; Variants 1 to 6): VS343-L0-PV1.3 3424312
  • Mastering SID Code (SACD Layer 0 ; Variants 1 to 5): IFPI L048
  • Mastering SID Code (SACD Layer 0 ; Variant 6): IFPI LQ48
  • Mould SID Code (SACD Layer 0 ; Variants 1, 3, 5 & 6): IFPI EV48
  • Mould SID Code (SACD Layer 0 ; Variant 4): IFPI EV?? (last 2 digit unreadable)
  • Matrix / Runout (SACD Layer 1 ; Variants 1, 3, 5 & 6): VS343-L1 3424312
  • Mastering SID Code (SACD Layer 1 ; Variants 1 to 5): IFPI L042
  • Mastering SID Code (SACD Layer 1 ; Variant 6): IFPI LQ42
  • Mould SID Code (SACD Layer 1 ; Variants 1, 2 & 4): IFPI EV50
  • Mould SID Code (SACD Layer 1 ; Variant 3): none
  • Mould SID Code (SACD Layer 1 ; Variant 5 & 6): IFPI EV49
  • Other (Additional Cat #, DVD ; Variants 1, 3, 5 & 6): 0094634243094
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD ; Variant 1): www.mediamotion.com 3424309 PAL @ 3 01-01-14-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD ; Variant 2): www.mediamotion.com 3424309 PAL @ 3 010101-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD ; Variant 3): WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3424309 PAL @ 3 010101-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD ; Variant 4 to 6): WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM 3424309 PAL @ 3 010108-NL
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD ; Variants 1 to 6): IFPI LW04
  • Mould SID Code (DVD ; Variant 1 & 4): ifpi AAH02
  • Mould SID Code (DVD ; Variants 2 & 3): IFPI AAH05
  • Mould SID Code (DVD ; Variant 5): IFPI AAH03
  • Mould SID Code (DVD ; Variant 6): IFPI AAH02
  • Rights Society: BEL/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 5834

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
cdstumm260, 0094634057707 Depeche Mode Playing The Angel(CD, Album) Mute, Mute cdstumm260, 0094634057707 UK 2005 Sell This Version
lcdstumm260, 0094634243025 Depeche Mode Playing The Angel(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album + DVD-V, Multich) Mute, Mute lcdstumm260, 0094634243025 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
094634522922 Depeche Mode Playing The Angel(CD, Album, Copy Prot. + DVD-V, Multichannel, PAL) Mute 094634522922 Argentina 2005 Sell This Version
88985336991 Depeche Mode Playing The Angel(2xLP, Album, RE) Sony Music, Mute 88985336991 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
int.cdstumm260, 0094634057523 Depeche Mode Playing The Angel(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Mute, Mute int.cdstumm260, 0094634057523 Europe 2005 Sell This Version

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radi0

radi0

September 9, 2017
Something weird about this album on SACD for me... Back in 2005, when kids were sharing music over bluetooth, I had received a file called Precious.mp3. I've stumbled across it recently when digging through my old hard drives, and decided to plug it into iZotope for laughs.
Turns out, that no-breed bastard mp3 had been a SACD rip! Meaning, someone had the audacity to buy a SACD player, buy this album, plug it into their PC, record the thing (no scad rippers yet) and release it into the wild.
No-name hero, I salute your dedication.
eppo

eppo

August 25, 2014
edited over 4 years ago

It's a shame that the mastering(as it was previously mentioned) for both the CDDA & DVD tracks is a mess, not very enjoyable.
So I ripped the SACD content for myself, hoping... It worked!
SACD mastering is fine, after a little levelling/amplifying/converting into more convenient format & it sounds far better.
AWW

AWW

January 30, 2013

XLENT. Ballsy. Is to DM what 'The Cure' album is to The Cure. Let it rip. Super noizy 5.1, turn it up to eleven!!