Depeche Mode ‎– Violator Live

Not On Label (Depeche Mode) ‎– Bong-1990
3 × Vinyl, LP, Unofficial Release


World Violation Tour
August 4, 1990 Dodger Stadium

Sticker reads:
Holy Grail Archive
Concert Series Presents

The only known clear and acceptable soundboard recordings of the World Violation Tour that have been pressed on vinyl (3 LPs). The last 5 tracks (Personal Jesus through Route 66) are actually soundboard recordings from the Shoreline Arena Amphitheatre in Mountain View, San Francisco on July 21st, 1990.

Vinyl was pressed in a variety of colors, including (but not limited to) black, grey, purple, fuschia, yellow, cream (could be a lighter yellow), light blue, brown (though this looks more like a mixture of many colors to make brown), hot pink, cherry red, and sea foam green. Most of these are not solid colors, usually with streaks of other colors present.

Some sources claim that as few as 300 copies were pressed, however this is unconfirmed. These were distributed in the UK.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BONG - 1990 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BONG - 1990 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): BONG - 1990 - C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): BONG - 1990 - D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): BONG - 1990 - E
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): BONG - 1990 - F

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June 9, 2019
edited about 1 month ago

This is simply amazing. If the period sounds of Violator are your thing, you won't be able to fault this.


May 18, 2018
in comparison to more recent mode vinyl bootlegs available, I would say this boot is a complete snore fest. It may be from the World Violation tour but big is actually a rather dull performance and the sound is not perfect it lacks any ambiance. The more recent boots from 2013 onward are much better to have better sound better performances, the classic tracks like World In My Eyes, Enjoy The Silence, Personal Jesus are all played much much longer and better live in recent concerts than they are on this boot. As a fan of Mode was considering getting this but will likely pass. Would strongly recommend "The Italian Job" if you can find it. Complete show from 2017, audience + IEM mix so great mix of soundboard and audience for ambiance, great performance and also has their Bowie cover of Hero's...also triple vinyl and a much better boot than this


February 10, 2018

Perfect bootleg,perfect sound, gorgeous vinyl. Best live record You can find.


December 30, 2011
is there a story behind this bootleg? how long it has been available on vinyl?
any clues on lineage of the source recording?