Depeche ModeSongs Of Faith And Devotion

Label:Legacy – 88985337041, Sony Music – 88985337041, Mute – STUMM106
Series:Legacy Vinyl
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold, 180 gram
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Synth-pop


A1I Feel You
A2Walking In My Shoes
A4Mercy In You
Bagpipes [Uilleann Pipes]Steafan Hannigan*
B1In Your Room
B2Get Right With Me
Vocals [Additional]Bazil Meade, Hildia Cambell*, Samantha Smith
B4One Caress
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings]Wil Malone
B5Higher Love

Companies, etc.



180 Gram Superior Audio Quality

℗ 1993 Venusnote Ltd. under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment International Ltd.
© 1993, 2016 Venusnote Ltd. under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment International Ltd.
Made in the EU.

The sleeve artwork was used from a CD edition and not from an original LP edition.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 8985337041 2
  • Barcode (EAN-Code, Scanned): 0889853370412
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): B 66038 1A MIKE'S™ - THE EXCHANGE 07 REMASTA 3700671 / DMLP 8 97336 1A MOVLP 943
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): B MIKE'S™ - THE EXCHANGE 07 REMASTA 66038 1B 3700671 / DMLP 8 97336 1B MOVLP 943
  • Label Code: LC 05834

Other Versions (5 of 267)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Songs Of Faith And Devotion (CD, Album)Sire, Reprise Records, Mute9 45243-2US1993
Songs Of Faith And Devotion (CD, Album)MuteCD STUMM 106UK1993
Songs Of Faith And Devotion (LP, Album)MuteSTUMM 106UK1993
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Songs Of Faith And Devotion (Cassette, Album)MuteC STUMM 106UK1993
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Songs Of Faith And Devotion (CD, Album)Mute, MuteCD STUMM 46106, CD Stumm 46106Belgium1993



  • AnalogRx's avatar
    Sounds excellent on my relatively modest system. Dynamics are pretty good, highs, midrange, and low end sound exactly how they should, crisp, clean, and tight. Could be a bit more open and airy, but only a minor quibble. Doesn’t have any compression issues and I’m not hearing sibilance on track A4 as mentioned. If there is any, certainly is something you have to focus on and try to find, otherwise, it’s just how Dave and Martin sound in the way it was mixed and mastered. Not having any IGD issues and overall volume level seems normal as well.

    I’ve cleaned and played this many times and still has some very light surface noise in the way of light ticks. Nothing that takes away from turning it up and enjoying the heck out of it.
    This is the follow-up to the amazing Violator album and I think they hit it out of the park with this release. I saw them in concert twice during this tour, and they were amazing.
    • XETSOF's avatar
      Edited 11 months ago
      A bit of mixed-bag here. Artwork is superb / heavy duty & glossy. There is a lot going on in the ‘mix’ of this record, and sibilance is going to be an issue for most cartridges, definition / separation is largely lost in the mix, so the rest of the mix is on the muddy side. It’s the best we have at this point, until someone like Steve Wilson can get his hands on the masters, and fix the mixes on all of tDM’s catalogue.
      • quinnygeluxe's avatar
        Edited one year ago
        I often agree with honest reviewers. On this occasion I don't. This lusciously glossy packaged and flat heavy pressing looks lovely. But it falls short with it spinning with a cartridge on it. Gain is low so volume cranking is needed, sibilance is very present on track A4 and even some IGD on the last tracks. Personally I think this is where DM fell off the 80's quirky atmospheric synth and became too equipment clever, doomy and industrial, imho. Some folk may disagree with the quality of this pressing however....
        Used: Thorens TD-1600 and Hana ML cart, Whest Audio Two.2 phonostage, Yamaha DSP-Z9 in Pure Direct Mode with Black Rhodium, Duelend Coherent and Audioquest cabling with Jean-Marie Reynaud Euterpe Supreme Speakers.
        • Alx331277's avatar
          As Daniel Miller writes in his notes to this remaster by Simon Heyworth, this was not only a difficult album to make - - it was a difficult album to mix, master and above all record. Ah, those were the days: Dave had fully activated God-Mode, Alan played drums, Fletch had upped his clapping game to a whole new level, and Martin kept the music fresh. Sound-wise this is good step above the CD version. It reminds me of my end of high school days, dancing around half naked in my living room and pretending that I was Christ.
          • daviddgrant's avatar
            Not the best press and really disappointed in DM represses. Not only the pressing but also the quality of the covers.
            Never the less this is a classic DM album and a must have to any DM fan.
            • joshisjoshingu's avatar
              Edited 5 years ago
              Miles above Rhino’s version in terms of sound quality; Rhino’s is rather compressed &, for the most part, lifeless in comparison. This release, however, magnifies the essence, dynamics, and urgency behind every note of this album. This is what it was meant to sound like on’s exactly how you imagine it to be.
              • epasrub's avatar
                Nice pressing with no surface noise in my issue. I also think It sounds better than the cd. Really cheap in Amazon France these days.
                • brussels75's avatar
                  Very nice packaging. Sound is ok and better than the original CD version but still not perfect. I guess this is related to the production itself and not the vinyl. Still to much static during quite parts from my point of view, even after wet cleaning. Check out the Pink Floyd reissues to experience totally quiet vinyl.
                  • TheSaltman's avatar
                    There's MOV info in the deadwax from the MOV series of reissues. Shouldn't this be labeled as a Repress?
                    • ckemph4's avatar
                      This pressing is FANTASTIC. The Legacy /Sony represses are the ones to get. The Rhino is crap. Cue up One Caress and blast it!!!


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