Sounds of the Universe (Limited Edition)

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Depeche Mode
Sounds of the Universe (Limited Edition)

[ Mute Records / 2 CD/DVD ]

Release Date: Monday 20 April 2009

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This special, limited edition of 'Sounds of the Universe' comes with a DVD that features the entire album in 5.1 surround sound; bonus remixes; a short film about the making of the album; plus the video for "Wrong".

Nearly four years since their last studio album, the groundbreaking, chart-topping legendary electronic music group, Depeche Mode returns with their highly-anticipated and most eclectic + energized recording in decades...

Certainly, 'Sounds of the Universe' finds Martin Gore, Dave Gahan, and Andy "Fletch" Fletcher back at the top of their game. After almost 30 years together with global sales in excess of 100 million, including #1 albums & dozens of classic singles, Depeche Mode belongs to a select league of super groups - alongside U2, R.E.M., and Metallica - who have survived from the early 1980s with their ideals, creative vision, and core members intact.

Recorded in Santa Barbara & New York, 'Sounds of the Universe' is the group's most dazzling + diverse effort for some time, with the band using an array of vintage equipment, from analogue synthesisers to drum machines, in order to conjure up the retro-futuristic arrangements featured in the production.

'Sounds of the Universe' is the closest collaboration yet between Depeche Mode's two main songwriters. Indeed, Martin and Dave share vocals on several songs and they have even co-written one track, 'Oh Well', which is the B-side of the first single, 'Wrong'.

Standout tracks include Martin's velvet-lined ballad "Jezebel", the sci-fi gospel-blues hymn "In Chains", and "Hole to Feed", which marries modern electronics to a floor-shaking, bone-rattling Bo Diddley beat. Another album highlight is "Peace", with its sublime techno-gospel arrangement and cascading choral refrain.

This special, limited edition of 'Sounds of the Universe' comes with a DVD that features the entire album in 5.1 surround sound; bonus remixes; a short film about the making of the album; plus the video for "Wrong".

"Cuts like "Fragile Tension" & "Peace" coast along on the kind of catchy synth-pop grooves Depeche Mode specialized in throughout the '80s."
-SPIN

Tracks:

CD:
1. In Chains
2. Hole to Feed
3. Wrong
4. Fragile Tension
5. Little Soul
6. In Sympathy
7. Peace
8. Come Back
9. Spacewalker
10. Perfect
11. Miles Away / The Truth Is
12. Jezabel
13. Corrupt

DVD:
1. In Chains
2. Hole to Feed
3. Wrong
4. Fragile Tension
5. Little Soul
6. In Sympathy
7. Peace
8. Come Back
9. Spacewalker
10. Perfect
11. Miles Away / The Truth Is
12. Jezabel
13. Corrupt
14. In Chains [Minilogues Remix]
15. Little Soul (Thomas Fehlmann Flowing Ambient Mix)
16. Jezebel (SixToes Remix)
17. Sounds of the Universe: A Short Film
18. Wrong [Promo Video]