Depeche ModeViolator

Label:Legacy – STUMM64, Sony Music – 88985336751, Mute – STUMM64
Series:Legacy Vinyl
Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Repress, Gatefold, 180 Gram


A1World In My Eyes
A2Sweetest Perfection
A3Personal Jesus
A5Waiting For The Night
B1Enjoy The Silence
Mixed ByDaniel Miller, Phil Legg
B2Policy Of Truth
B3Blue Dress

Companies, etc.



Legacy Vinyl hype sticker on cover: "180 Gram Superior Audio Quality".

Inner sleeve with lyrics.

℗ 1990 Venusnote Ltd., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment International Ltd.
© 1990, 2016 Venusnote Ltd., under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment International Ltd.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 8985336751 1
  • Label Code: LC 05834
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): XXXXX 1A XXXXXX 97334 1A MOVLP 941 XXXXXX MIKE'S™-THE EXCHANGE 07REMASTA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): XXXXX 1B XXXXXX XXXXX 97334 1B MOVLP 941 MIKE'S™-THE EXCHANGE 07REMASTA

Other Versions (5 of 475)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Violator (CD, Album)Sire, Reprise Records, Mute9 26081-2US1990
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Violator (LP, Album)MuteStumm 64UK1990
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Violator (CD, Album)MuteCD Stumm 64UK1990
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Violator (Cassette, Album)MuteC Stumm 64UK1990
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Violator (CD, Album, CD, Maxi-Single)Mute, AlfaALCB-33Japan1990



  • WesHeadley's avatar
    This pressing is nothing short of superb. Dead silent, black backgrounds, decadently rich mastering, and probably one of the best DM releases ever. I only have the original CD to compare, and this blows it away, with far more authoritative bass and synths so visceral they make your skin crawl. The jacket is done to perfection as well with a lustrous inky blackness that almost shimmers. This release is a must have!
    • splainslounger's avatar
      Outstanding mastering. Superb pressing, except for some occasional pops and crackle on Side 2. A revelation in so many ways, compared to the original CD release. Highly recommended!
      • XETSOF's avatar
        This is the definitive go-to pressing. Outstanding pressing / packaging and mastering. A timeless masterpiece.
        • guru_mosh's avatar
          I have never heard such a good sounding pressing. The quality of this one is breathtakingly good.
          • hayenm's avatar
            This is one of the finest albums I own. First because of the music, Violator has always been a top 10 album for me, music wise. Secondly: the pressing and sound of this record is outstanding. Punchy, clear, quiet, it's just as good as it can be. Really, really impressed with this one. By the way: I own all the DM remasters from the 2016/2017 series and they're all very good. Violator tops them all in my opinion.
            • mhrobbins25's avatar
              The mastering for this reissue kicks ass. Super rich, punchy, crisp, and deep. I almost feel compelled to crank it every time it's spun. Honestly I've been pretty impressed with the sound quality of these DM remasters, and the package is pretty neat too- the matte coating on the insert is a cool touch. There's a bit of very light surface noise that is somewhat noticeable during quieter passages, but there are no loud crackles or pops, and nothing is distracting. My system is pretty revealing so I'm sure if I used one of my less sensitive styli it would sound flawless.

              UPDATE: The sound quality is absolutely phenomenal, and if I turn up the bass a touch on my receiver, this can absolutely rock the house. My only gripe here is that there is consistent light surface noise throughout both sides, and even after multiple wet cleans is persistent. Nothing too distracting but is more noticeable at higher volumes and during quieter passages
              • ninno's avatar
                Sweetest. Plays very very good. My bronze cartridge will reveal any imperfection but was quiet and with an outstanding sound quality. Very dynamic, with excellent image and separation on the stereo field. The low end at ‘enjoy the silence’ chorus is brutally precise, of another world. Enjoy the silence my friend.
                • Vivalafica's avatar
                  Plays really well, actually louder and more detailed than a first pressing in my opinion, also no surface noise, really good job on this one!
                  • curtorzabal81's avatar
                    I have yet to be disappointed by these 2016 DM reissues.
                    • AZNRGcollectables's avatar
                      I have to agree with others that said the vinyl is very vedy quiet. I'm using a Stanton 680 HP which was a cartridge formulated for 12" singles and nightclub spinners. Many 180 gram pressings sound noisy with this Stanton. Not this one. Every up tempo song has the punch & kick of a well pressed 12" single. The quiet songs sound great as well. Most places in AZ want $35.00 to $45.00, and I skipped it for that reason alone for almost four years now. This is the edition you want. You can try the Music On Vinyl edition (2016), but read those reviews close and be cautious. Be well, be safe, and be cautious of those who don't know the difference.


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