Depeche Mode ‎– Strangelove

Sire ‎– 9 40328-2, Reprise Records ‎– 9 40328-2, Mute ‎– 9 40328-2
DM Singles – 19
CD, Single, Digipak

Companies, etc.



Original pressing (without an SID code stamped on hub) with M#S# code in matrix area in a monospace font. (A post-1994 repress, Strangelove, has an SID code and the M#S# code appears in a proportional font.)

Released in Digipak format in 1992, as an extension of the Box Set One-Three (Singles 1-18). The original releases came in standard slimline cases, in 3 separate box sets. They were titled Depeche Mode Singles 1-6, 7-12 & 13-18. This release was an extension of the Box Sets, and would have been Single #19.

Soon thereafter, Sire/Reprise went on to rerelease all of the singles in Digipak format, that were included in the aforementioned Singles Box Sets, so that one could purchase them separately without buying the original 3 Box Sets.

The reason being that when the original Box Sets were released in the US in 1991, Single #18, "Little 15," was released out of order. This was due to the fact that "Little 15," was never officially released in the UK (it was released in France). Following the sequence of the band's official releases, the correct order was:

"Strangelove," "Never Let Me Down Again," "Behind The Wheel," and then "Little 15."

Here is the original US Box Set sequence (which stopped at #18), continuing on with the subsequent re-releases in Digipak format:

#1-Dreaming Of Me
#2-New Life
#3-Just Can't Get Enough
#4-See You
#5-The Meaning Of Love
#6-Leave In Silence
#7-Get The Balance Right
#8-Everything Counts
#9-Love In Itself
#10-People Are People
#11-Master And Servant
#12-Blasphemous Rumours/Somebody
#13-Shake The Disease
#14-It's Called A Heart
#16-A Question Of Lust
#17-A Question Of Time
#18-Little 15
#20-Never Let Me Down Again
#21-Behind The Wheel
#22-Everything Counts (Live)

Published by Emile Music ASCAP
Produced at Guillaume Tell, Paris
Blind Mix - Remixed at Guerilla Studios
Pain Mix - Remixed at P.W.L.

Marketed by Reprise Records, a Time Warner Company.
© 1992 Sire Records Company
℗ 1987 Sire Records Company
Made in U.S.A. Mfg by WEA Manufacturing.

From the Sire album Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses.

Issued in a standard Digipak case with a white disc tray.

Variations of US Box Set single #19
1) First Digipak release without SID codes pressed by Specialty Records Corporation (This one)
2) Later Digipak repress with Mould SID code pressed by Specialty Records Corporation
3) Later Digipak repress with SID codes pressed by WEA Mfg. Olyphant
4) J-Card Case reissue with SID codes

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned, EAN-13): 0093624032823
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-40328-2 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 1 40328-2 SRC+01 M1S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 1 40328-2 SRC+01 M1S5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 1 40328-2 SRC+01 M2S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 1 40328-2 SRC+01 M1S6
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Barcode (Matrix area, Code 39): 11366

Other Versions (5 of 120) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BONG 13 Depeche Mode Strangelove(7", Single) Mute BONG 13 UK 1987 Sell This Version
2-27777 Depeche Mode Strangelove(CD, Mini) Sire, Mute 2-27777 US 1988 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-3213 Depeche Mode Strangelove (Remixes)(CD, Single, Promo) Sire, Mute PRO-CD-3213 US 1988 Sell This Version
80303, 80 303 Depeche Mode Strangelove(12", Maxi) Virgin, Virgin, Mute, Mute 80303, 80 303 France 1987 Sell This Version
MUS 719 Depeche Mode Strangelove(7", Single) Mute, David Gresham Records MUS 719 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version