A few months on from the release of the 12” boxsets for Depeche Mode’s first and second albums, Speak and Spell and A Broken Frame, the Basildon-based synth innovators have confirmed a continuation of the releases with new 12” boxsets for their third and fourth albums Construction Time Again and the seminal Some Great Reward.

Unlike the previous two box sets, these offer much more content, including the 12” for the non-album 1983 single Get the Balance Right and alternative releases for several singles that featured live tracks recorded at London’s Hammersmith Odeon on October 25th, 1982, as well as different remixes by the likes of Adrian Sherwood. The track listing can be found below:

Construction Time Again | The 12” Singles

Get The Balance Right! (12BONG 2)

  • A Get The Balance Right! (Combination Mix)
  • B The Great Outdoors!
  • B Tora! Tora! Tora! (Live)

Get The Balance Right! (L12BONG 2)

  • A Get The Balance Right! (Original Mix)
  • B My Secret Garden (Live)
  • B See You (Live)
  • B Satellite (Live)
  • B Tora! Tora! Tora! (Live)

Everything Counts (12BONG 3)

  • A Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts)
  • B Work Hard (East End Remix)

Everything Counts (L12BONG 3)

  • A Everything Counts (Original 7” Mix)
  • B New Life (Live)
  • B Boys Say Go! (Live)
  • B Nothing To Fear (Live)
  • B The Meaning Of Love (Live)

Love In Itself (12BONG 4)

  • A Love In Itself•3
  • B Fools (Bigger)
  • B Love In Itself•4

Love In Itself (L12BONG 4)

  • A Love In Itself•2
  • B Just Can’t Get Enough (Live)
  • B A Photograph Of You (Live)
  • B Shout (Live)
  • B Photographic (Live)

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Some Great Reward | The 12” Singles

People Are People (12BONG 5)

  • A People Are People (Different Mix)
  • B In Your Memory (Slik Mix)

People Are People (L12BONG 5)

  • A People Are People (On-U Sound Remix By Adrian Sherwood)
  • B People Are People (Original 7” Version)
  • B In Your Memory (Original 7” Version)

Master And Servant (12BONG 6)

  • A Master And Servant (Slavery Whip Mix)
  • B (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me (Release Mix)
  • B Master And Servant (Voxless)

Master And Servant (L12BONG 6)

  • A Master And Servant (An On-U Sound Science Fiction Dance Hall Classic Re-Remixed By Adrian Sherwood)
  • B Are People People? (Re-Remixed By Adrian Sherwood)
  • B (Set Me Free) Remotivate Me (7” Mix)

Blasphemous Rumours (12BONG 7)

  • A Blasphemous Rumours B Somebody (Live)
  • B Two Minute Warning (Live)
  • B Ice Machine (Live)
  • B Everything Counts (Live)

Blasphemous Rumours (L12BONG 7)

  • A Somebody (Remix)
  • A Everything Counts (Live)
  • AA Blasphemous Rumours (Single Version)
  • AA Told You So (Live)

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The track listing for these sets is expansive, offering a definitive collection of 12” for the 1983-1984 era. Both sets are priced at £74.99 and can be pre-ordered from retailers such as Amazon or Mute’s own store. The sets are due for release on 14th December.

Depeche Mode is an electronic band that formed in 1980, comprising of Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher, Dave Gahan and Martin L. Gore. They were joined on these records by Alan Wilder, who was a member from 1982-1995.

By HW Reynolds 

Images provided by Depeche Mode/Twitter

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