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MarsheauxA Broken Frame

Genre:Electronic
Style:Synth-pop
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Tracklist

Leave In Silence5:11
My Secret Garden5:05
Monument3:42
Nothing To Fear5:04
See You4:30
Satellite5:11
The Meaning Of Love3:49
A Photograph Of You3:25
Shouldn't Have Done That4:21
The Sun And The Rainfall4:42

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    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2015-01-18, FileA Broken Frame
    10×File, MP3, Album, VBR
    Undo Records – noneEurope2015Europe2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2015-01-18, FileA Broken Frame
    10×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps
    Undo Records – noneUK & Europe2015UK & Europe2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2015-02-23, VinylA Broken Frame
    LP, Album, Yellow, 180 g
    Undo Records – LPUN52Greece2015Greece2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2015-02-23, VinylA Broken Frame
    LP, Album, White, 180g; CD; All Media, Limited Edition, Numbered
    Undo Records – LPUN52Europe2015Europe2015
    Recently Edited
    Cover of An Extended Broken Frame, 2015-04-07, FileAn Extended Broken Frame
    12×File, FLAC, Album
    Undo Records – noneGreece2015Greece2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2015-06-09, CDA Broken Frame
    CD, Album; CD, Album; All Media, Deluxe Edition, Special Edition
    Undo Records – CDUN52Greece2015Greece2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2015-07-20, VinylA Broken Frame
    LP, Album, Clear
    Undo Records – LPUN52Greece2015Greece2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame Instrumental, 2015-08-29, CDrA Broken Frame Instrumental
    CDr, Album; Box Set, Limited Edition, Göteborg
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneSweden2015Sweden2015
    New Submission
    Cover of An Extended Broken Frame, 2015-04-07, FileAn Extended Broken Frame
    12×File, AIFF, Album
    Undo Records – 889176873768Europe2015Europe2015
    New Submission
    Cover of An Extended Broken Frame, 2015-04-07, FileAn Extended Broken Frame
    12×File, WAV, Album
    Undo Records – 889176873768Greece2015Greece2015
    New Submission
    Cover of An Extended Broken Frame, 2015-04-07, FileAn Extended Broken Frame
    12×File, MP3, Album, 320 kbps
    Undo Records – 889176873768Europe2015Europe2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame Instrumental, 2015-12-04, CDrA Broken Frame Instrumental
    CDr, Album; Box Set, Limited Edition, Berlin
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneGermany2015Germany2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame Instrumental, 2015-12-05, CDrA Broken Frame Instrumental
    CDr, Album; Box Set, Limited Edition, Dresden
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneGermany2015Germany2015
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    Cover of A Broken Frame Instrumental, 2015-12-15, CDrA Broken Frame Instrumental
    CDr, Album; Box Set, Limited Edition, Frankfurt
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneGermany2015Germany2015
    New Submission
    A Broken Frame Instrumental
    CDr, Album; Box Set, Limited Edition, Köln
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneGermany2015Germany2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2015-01-18, FileA Broken Frame
    10×File, WAV, Album
    Undo Records – 889176434518Greece2015Greece2015
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame Instrumental, 2016-03-05, CDrA Broken Frame Instrumental
    CDr, Album; Box Set, Limited Edition, Barcelona
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneSpain2016Spain2016
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame Instrumental, 2016, CDrA Broken Frame Instrumental
    CDr, Album; Box Set, Limited Edition, Madrid
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneSpain2016Spain2016
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2016-04-00, CDA Broken Frame
    CD, Album; CD, Album; All Media, Reissue, Gatefold Cardboard Sleeve
    Undo Records – RCDUN52Greece2016Greece2016
    Recently Edited
    Cover of A Broken Frame (Instrumental), 2017-11-24, FileA Broken Frame (Instrumental)
    10×File, AIFF, Album, Reissue
    Undo Records – noneGreece2017Greece2017
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame, 2020-10-11, FileA Broken Frame
    10×File, AIFF, Album, Reissue
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneUK2020UK2020
    New Submission
    Cover of An Extended Broken Frame, 2020-10-11, FileAn Extended Broken Frame
    15×File, AIFF, Album, Reissue
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneUK2020UK2020
    New Submission
    Cover of A Broken Frame (Instrumental), 2020-10-07, FileA Broken Frame (Instrumental)
    10×File, AIFF, Album, Reissue
    Not On Label (Marsheaux Self-released) – noneUK2020UK2020
    New Submission

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    Reviews

    • bertielego's avatar
      bertielego
      This is wonderful.
      Far better than any of the stuff that Depeche Mode released in the 21st century.
      • DarBalck's avatar
        DarBalck
        Edited 2 years ago
        I actually prefer it to the Depeche original. Modern production / sounds and the girl's lovely smooth harmonised vocals add something to the faithfully copied arrangements. Bravo Marsheaux! If you can get the 2 disc deluxe version then go for it....
        • MichaelOC's avatar
          MichaelOC
          Nothing new. I like Nouvelle Vague better. Their covers are more interesting.
          • negativetime's avatar
            negativetime
            This album is pure fun. They are not trying to do it better than DM, proven by the sticker saying "Please listen to the original recording by Depeche Mode before moving on with this one." I have yet to meet anyone who has heard this record say anything but wonderful things. It has modern production techniques, its not over compressed, and the did a great job by using some of the same analog hardware synthesizers that DM used on the original album. Pre-club, house party album for sure!
            • Crijevo's avatar
              Crijevo
              Edited 6 years ago
              As long as people know of the source, Marsheaux won't do the original album that much harm. Depeche themselves may seem tired a band these days, but at least they remain unique with their legacy and recycling it. Of course, it is everyone's desire - and human right - to do cover versions of someone else's songs, or in this case - the entire album, but in case of Depeche Mode, most cover versions (official or fan-alike, and there's tons of them out there, the equivalent of plastic littering the seas) prove useless at mere mention, let alone hearing them.

              As for Marsheaux, it may seem a brave idea, but sadly I don't hear anything truly challenging in their version of "A Broken Frame" (or any other DM cover they did so far). Just a second-rate Client-imitating duo, doing a very bad restoration job on someone else's painting. The end result: a lifeless, generic auto-pilot pretending this is the new "1982" and they're the "real thing".

              Sorry Marsheaux, no can do - that was then, this is now. And now, this is not fun.
              • discomputer's avatar
                discomputer
                Edited 7 years ago
                Same here! Terrible pressing. In my case, it's already effecting play. CD’ s are also really thin and weren't particularly cheap to buy. If there are more people with degrading discs they probably should hand out replacement CD’s.
                • PaGu_38's avatar
                  PaGu_38
                  On my copy, the reflective layers (label side) are degrading on both discs, pretty fastly. Anyone have the same problem?
                  Never had this issue on the several hundreds CDs i own.
                    • Jarren's avatar
                      Jarren
                      Edited 8 years ago
                      An interesting and brave idea from Marsheaux to go the whole way and not just cover one Depeche Mode song (as they did brilliantly very early in their career with New Life), but an entire album.

                      A Broken Frame is (no matter what people say) not the worst Depeche Mode album. But it is far from the best. Understandably, Marsheaux could only really make a full cover album from either this or Speak & Spell, but I would have thought they could have had better results from the aforementioned debut album than this follow up.

                      Don't get me wrong, I'm not too disappointed with their choice, but I am a little disappointed with the actual production. As weird as it may sound, this cover album sounds too synthetic. It lacks the analogue warmth of the DM original, and it actually lacks the warmth of Marsheaux's own material.

                      The synths sound too clean, the production sounds too polished. I really can't put my finger on it!

                      Having said that, this album is definitely worth buying. Marsheaux bring very interesting diversions to tracks such as The Meaning Of Love & Photograph Of You (which have been dramatically slowed down), as well as straight up faithful covers such as My Secret Garden & Leave In Silence.

                      I was quite amused when I heard Nothing To Fear, as that is a track which I had hoped Rex The Dog would remix for over 10 years now. He never did, but now Marsheaux produce a remix which basically gives the same results!

                      So yeah. It's a fun album, but probably more for Marsheaux fans than Depeche Mode die-hards who will find it a very love/hate listen.

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