Depeche Mode ‎– Speak & Spell

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Mute ‎– CD STUMM 5
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Tracklist

1 New Life 3:46
2 I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead 2:18
3 Puppets 3:57
4 Boys Say Go! 3:07
5 Nodisco 4:15
6 What's Your Name? 2:45
7 Photographic 4:44
8 Tora! Tora! Tora! 4:37
9 Big Muff 4:24
10 Any Second Now (Voices) 2:35
11 Just Can't Get Enough 3:44
(Extra Tracks)
12 Dreaming Of Me 4:03
13 Ice Machine 4:05
14 Shout 3:46
15 Any Second Now 3:08
16 Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix) 6:44

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Originally released on LP in 1981.
Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London in 1981.

℗ 1981 Mute Records Limited
© 1988 Mute Records Limited
Made in Great Britain
Made in France by MPO

UK CD STUMM 5 pressings:
1. Made by MPO (this one)
2. Glass mastered at Nimbus

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 016025 600052
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5016025600052
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1): CD STUMM 5 MPO 01 @@
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2): CD STUMM 5 MPO 02 @
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3): CD STUMM 5 MPO 08 @
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 4): STUMMCD 5 MPO 05 @@
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 5): STUMMCD 5 MPO 05 @@@

Other Versions (5 of 201) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STUMM 5 Depeche Mode Speak & Spell(LP, Album) Mute STUMM 5 UK 1981 Sell This Version
STUMM-5 Depeche Mode Speak & Spell(LP, Album, RP) Mute STUMM-5 Sweden 1989 Sell This Version
7013 Depeche Mode Speak & Spell(Cass, Album, Unofficial) UNA 7013 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
STUMM 5 Depeche Mode Speak & Spell(LP, Album) Mute STUMM 5 UK 1981 Sell This Version
602002 Depeche Mode Speak & Spell(LP, Album) Mute 602002 Portugal 1981 Sell This Version

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cvoltaire02

cvoltaire02

October 14, 2003

Even these godz of stadium-rock had to start somewhere. In this case, a modest synthpop album. This import version contains a few more tracks than it's domestic counterpart and adds the contents of the group's first single 'Dreaming Of Me' as well. In comparison with other early groups on the Mute label such as Fad Gadget, The Normal, etc., these guys had a bit of a more cheerful and accessible sound ('Just Can't Get Enough', 'What's Your Name', 'New Life'). Some potential for greater things is evident on tracks like 'Nodisco', and 'Puppets'. Either of those wouldn't sound out of place on any recent electro release.

'Speak & Spell' serves as an excellent launch pad for the group and between this release through 1984's 'Some Great Reward', Depeche Mode's music (not to mention popularity) would continue to noticeably evolve with every subsequent release.