Playing the Angel is the eleventh studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released on 13 October 2005 in Japan, on 17 October in the United Kingdom by Mute Records, and on 18 October in the United States, Mexico and Canada by Sire Records and Reprise Records. It was supported by the Touring the Angel tour. Playing the Angel is the first Depeche Mode album to feature lead singer Dave Gahan as co-writer.
This October, Depeche Mode release their first album since 2001's two million-selling Exciter. I really felt, before we started this album, that there was unfinished business," says Dave Gahan of their 11th studio album, Playing The Angel. And so it is that the world's foremost subversive electronic pop group have reconvened to, as the singer puts it, "make the best record we ca. They just can't shake the disease.
There's no doubt this time: Playing the Angel is both the band's best album since Violator and, more significantly, an album that is near Violator in stature. The biggest clue dropped by the band prior to its release was a quote from Dave Gahan, who said that being in Depeche Mode is better than it has been in 15 years. Some quick math reveals that Gahan was hinting at the Violator era, a time when the band's creativity and popularity peaked synchronously. It also turns out that this is a time as good as any other to be paying attention to the band.
Released October 13, 2005. Playing The Angel Tracklist. 1. A Pain That I'm Used To Lyrics. The eleventh studio record by Depeche Mode, released in October of 2005, sees them continuing down the path of heavy electro-pop mixed with sky-high choruses and infectious melodies. Lead single Precious is the perfect example of how DM have matured in sound without losing their signature traits. 4 singles were released, with Precious the most successful, charting in the Billboard Hot 100 and going on to be a hit worldwide, making it to the top 10 in 13 countries. I think we’re generally a lot more happy with this new album. We feel that the quality goes all the way through. Hopefully, we’ve taken it forward another stage. Playing The Angel Q&A.
The average Mode fan would probably rather eat glass than admit such poppy chinks of light into his grotto, but it does pose the irrefutable point that, for all their dallying with the dark side, there's a part of Depeche Mode that will be forever Basildon synth-chavs
The archives of Depeche Mode. From Dreaming Of Me to Heaven. From Speak And Spell to Delta Machine. Disc 2 (DVD) "Playing The Angel" in . and stereo "Making The Angel "Precious" (music video) "Clean" (video) (Bare Version) "Photo Gallery" - candid studio photos. Mute UMD STUMM 260 UK PlayStation Portable UMD, released October 17th, 2005 this is a commercial release. A Pain That I'm Used To John The Revelator Suffer Well The Sinner In Me Precious Macro I Want It All Nothing's Impossible Introspectre Damaged People Lilian The Darkest Star "Making The Angel "Precious" (music video).
Playing The Angel · Original released in 2005. EU · UK · USA · Argentina · Australia · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · Colombia · Germany · Greece · Indonesia · Israel · Italy · Japan · Malaysia · Mexico · Philippines · Russia · South Africa · South-Korea · Thailand · Turkey · Taiwan · Ukraine. EU. Playing The Angel · 2xLP · Released in 2005 Mute · Stumm260 · 12 tracks · white label testpressing. Playing The Angel · 2xLP · Released in 2005 Mute · Stumm260 · 12 tracks. Playing The Angel · DVD-R · Released in 2005 Mute - EMI · No Cat · 3 tracks. Playing The Angel · Box EMI Music · PRODMPTABOX1 · 1 track · With vinyl album. Playing The Angel · Box EMI Music · PRODMPTABOX2 · 1 track · With CD album. Interview · DVD-R Virgin · No Cat · 3 tracks · Promo interview.
Spirit is the fourteenth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released on 17 March 2017 by Columbia Records and Mute Records. The album was recorded with new producer James Ford, and was preceded by the single "Where's the Revolution". On 11 October 2016, the band announced that they would embark on the Global Spirit Tour to support the album. The tour kicked off in Solna, Sweden, on 5 May 2017 and ended on 25 July 2018 in Berlin, Germany.