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Depeche ModeMusic For The Masses

Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Synth-pop
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Tracklist

Never Let Me Down Again4:47
The Things You Said3:55
Strangelove4:38
Sacred5:01
Little 154:14
Behind The Wheel5:17
I Want You Now3:28
To Have And To Hold3:08
Nothing4:12
Pimpf3:56

Credits (13)

Notes

Sixth studio album, recorded February–July 1987 and released on September 28, 1987.

Includes the singles:
Strangelove
Never Let Me Down Again
Behind The Wheel (Remix)
Little 15

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    Cover of Music For The Masses, 1987-09-28, CDMusic For The Masses
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    Mute – CD STUMM 47UK1987UK1987
    Cover of Music For The Masses, 1987-10-06, CDMusic For The Masses
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    Sire – 9 25614-2, Mute – 9 25614-2US1987US1987
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    Mute – STUMM 47UK1987UK1987
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    Mute – INT 146.833, Mute – Stumm 47Germany1987Germany1987
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    Sire – 9 25614-4, Mute – 4-25614US1987US1987
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    Mute – C STUMM 47UK1987UK1987
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    Sire – 1-25614, Sire – 9 25614-1, Mute – 1-25614, Mute – 9 25614-1US1987US1987
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    Mute – STUMM 47, Mute – STUMM 46047Belgium1987Belgium1987
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    Mute – 70536, Virgin – 70536France1987France1987
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    Mute – STUMM 47, Sanni Records – STUMM 47Spain1987Spain1987
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    Mute – 670.4038, Mute – 000118Brazil1987Brazil1987
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    Mute – STUMM 47Scandinavia1987Scandinavia1987
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    Indisc – CD STUMM 47, Indisc – FABCD STUMM 46047Benelux1987Benelux1987
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    Mute – INT 846.833, Mute – CD Stumm 47Germany1987Germany1987
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    Virgin – 30 102, Mute – 30102France1987France1987
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    Sire – 92 56141, Mute – 92 56141Canada1987Canada1987
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    Gong – SLPXL 37209Hungary1987Hungary1987
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    Mute – INT 446.833, Mute – Stumm 47Germany1987Germany1987
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    Mute – STUMMKA 47, Mute – C STUMM 47Scandinavia1987Scandinavia1987
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    Mute – CDSTUMM 47UK1987UK1987
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    Sire – W2-25614, Sire – W2 25614, Mute – W2-25614, Mute – W2 25614US1987US1987
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    Mute – CD Stumm 47Hong Kong1987Hong Kong1987
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    Mercury – 185245, Mercury – 834261-4Chile1987Chile1987
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    Mute – STUM 47-4, Mute – STUMM47-4Israel1987Israel1987
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    Reviews

    • Vinyljch's avatar
      Vinyljch
      Amazingly quiet rite out of the inner sleeve. Superb clarity and no symbolism or distortion. Excellent press and audio production
      • hjnewmoon's avatar
        hjnewmoon
        Price tag on this baffles me every time I revisit- one of the must-have albums in their catalog and an audiophile and really cool version,and still sells for a song.
        Sonically as well as optically the record caters to the highest standards,I just love to watch it spin while listening.Colored vinyl wasn't that often seen when this was released,so maybe I'm just reminiscing.
        Sonics on the other hand have been always outstanding with this rather heavy-duty vinyl,and leave nothing to be desired in my opinion.It has some serious punch and attack,while sound field is open,detailed and transparent.
        This has been Direct Metal Mastered by Sonopress,so the good dynamics and state of the art signal to noise ratio come as no surprise.
        I'm actually considering getting myself a second copy in near mint to archive for rainy days;I'm positive this will outperform most other DM releases in the long run.
        • MrDayInTheUk's avatar
          MrDayInTheUk
          Not great. An absolute ton of sssssssssssibilance on Little 15. So much so it sets my teeth on edge a bit.
          I really wouldn’t recommend this pressing. Mine is bound for ebay.
          • musicjunky1967's avatar
            Great pressing. My favorite DM album. In the past, I've only owned this one on a cassette copy. I had to get it once it was available again on vinyl. It doesn't disappoint one bit. This is a great press!
            • JollyJole's avatar
              JollyJole
              great album, sounds great as usual DM albums (even my sad condition Strangelove 12" sounds great) this is the "mainstream" release album that really got me hooked on DM

              HOWEVER for this release the negative is it isn't complete; as a re-issue the proper would be 2 discs to include the tracks missing 11-14 -Agent Orange, Never Let Me Down Again (Aggro Mix), To Have And To Hold (Spanish Taster), Pleasure, Little Treasure

              DM did the 3 side with Memento Mori so its not impossible, and I'm aware of the release dates between the two.
              • shymanseeks's avatar
                shymanseeks
                i can't say if my first press sounded better because i sold it long time ago but this is a very suitable replacement. fantastic artwork, gatefold cover - only thing missing is an antistatic inner liner.
                the pressing is flat, silent and was very clean. the mix/production is to my liking. sounds really fat on my system. i can recommend this reissue!
                • DJEZLOU's avatar
                  DJEZLOU
                  I have the US original 1987 pressing and have kept it good shape. Listening now and it sounds amazing.
                  • INZTITUT's avatar
                    INZTITUT
                    Behind the wheel is one of my favorites over the album, many other strong songs on this record, especially love the blue color of the vinyl
                    • jmacd27's avatar
                      jmacd27
                      Edited 9 months ago
                      This my favourite Depeche Mode album, not saying it is their best album but it is the one that resonates the most for me. Lots of memories of the end of high school years for me.
                      Therefore I have bought the US Rhino pressing twice. The first was terrible with tons of crackle and pops, made it unlistenable, even after multiple wet cleanings. Ended up buying another Rhino press as I thought I just got a dud as most reviews are favourable. It was better but still too much noise and pops. Put up with it for years, but never really played it due to not enjoying the pressing.
                      I just bite the bullet and got this pressing and it is wonderful. No wet cleaning yet, just a swipe with the dust brush. No pops or clicks, dead silent background. The sound quality is very good, lots of punchy tight bass, nice treble and great stereo imaging. Highly recommend pressing. Going to be playing this much loved album way more.
                      • kierand73's avatar
                        kierand73
                        Edited 9 months ago
                        Truly a wonderful pressing. The clarity and separation are off the charts. No clicks or pops. And the sleeve/artwork is beautiful, complete with the embossing and spot UV coating on the logo and photograph. I added a poly inner and leave the pre-printed paper inner just for the artwork, but that's the only consideration. A bargain at retail price for a very well done reissue of a synth-pop classic.


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