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Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell | The 12" Singles Album

Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell | The 12" Singles Album
Performer: Depeche Mode
Genre: Electro
Title: Speak & Spell
MP3 album size: 2280 mb
FLAC album size: 1444 mb
Style: Synth-pop
Country: Europe
Released: 31 Aug 2018
Catalog number: 12DMBOX01, 88985482001
Label: Mute, Columbia, Sony Music


1Depeche ModeShout! (Rio Mix)
Written-By – V Clarke
2Fad GadgetKing Of The Flies
Written-By – Gadget, Cash, Balmer
3Depeche ModeDreaming Of Me
Written-By – Clarke
4Depeche ModeJust Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix)
Written-By – V. Clarke
5Depeche Mode Any Second Now (Altered)
Written-By – V. Clarke
6Depeche ModeIce Machine
Written-By – Clarke
7 Dreaming Of Me
8Depeche ModeNew Life (Remix)
Written-By – V Clarke
9Depeche ModeSometimes I Wish I Was Dead
Written-By – V. Clarke
10 New Life
11 Just Can't Get Enough
12 Flexi Disc


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
12DMBOX01, R1 564268Depeche Mode Speak & Spell | The 12" Singles ‎(Box, Comp, Ltd, Num + 12", Single, RE, RM + 12", S)Sire, Rhino Records 12DMBOX01, R1 564268US2018
88985482001Depeche Mode Speak & Spell | The 12" Singles ‎(7xFile, WAV, Comp, RM)Columbia, Sony Music88985482001Europe2018


  • Administrator [Depeche Mode Office]JD Fanger
  • Artwork [Album Icons Re-interpreted]Ju Canon
  • Artwork [DM Logo]Anton Corbijn
  • Artwork [Outer Box Art Direction]Anna Bergfors
  • Coordinator [Reissue Audio & Artwork]Alice Butts, Charles Stanford, Elliot Stubbs, Federico Ruiz, Frank Harkins, Gretchen Brennison, Jeffrey James
  • Coordinator [Tape Coordinator]Cary Anning
  • Design [Design Producer]Paul A. Taylor
  • EngineerEric Radcliffe (tracks: E, F), John Fryer (tracks: E, F)
  • Engineer [Mastering Engineer - Abbey Road Studios, London]Geoff Pesche
  • Engineer [Mastering Engineer - Battery Studios, New York]Mike Piacentini
  • Engineer [Tape Transfer Engineer]Tom Hall
  • Executive-ProducerAlex Pollock, Jonathan Kessler
  • Illustration [New Life]Simon Rice
  • Lacquer Cut ByKr
  • ManagementJonathan Kessler
  • Performer [In 1981 Depeche Mode Was]Andy Fletcher (tracks: A to G1), Dave Gahan (tracks: A to G1), Martin Gore (tracks: A to G1), Vince Clarke (tracks: A to G1)
  • ProducerDaniel Miller (tracks: A to F), Depeche Mode (tracks: A to F)
  • Research [Archivist]Daniel Barassi
  • Sleeve [Just Can't Get Enough]Neville Brody


12" Singles faithfully reproduced from original artwork and audio masters.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios.

Dreaming Of Me (Previously unreleased on 12")
New Life
Just Can't Get Enough
7" Flexi Disc with Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead & King Of The Flies by Fad Gadget

Includes reproduction of original marketing poster & digital download code card 88985482001|1

[back cover]
Management for Baron Global Inc.
Depeche Mode office: [...] [Venusnote, Ltd.
Outer box art direction: [...] @ Intro
Tape coordinator: [...] at Abbey Road Studios, London
Tape transfer engineer: [...] at Abbey Road Studios, London

Fad Gadget is not available as part of audio download

℗ 1981 & © 1981, 2018 Venusnote Ltd under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment International Ltd. (except 7"-A2 ℗ 1981 Mute Records, Licensed from Mute Records).
COLUMBIA is the exclusive trademark of Sony Music Entertainment.
Made in the EU

Additional info on releases:

Dreaming Of Me
[back cover]
Distributed by Rough Trade & Spartan

© Mute music '81
℗ Mute records
Produced at Blackwing Studios

New Life
[back cover]
Distributed by Rough Trade & Spartan Records

© Mute music 1981
℗ Mute records
Produced at Blackwing Studios

Just Can't Get Enough
[back cover]
Recorded at Blackwing studios, London
Distributed by Rough Trade & Spartan

© Mute music 1981
℗ Mute records
Produced at Blackwing Studios

Flexi Disc
LYN 10209
Made in Britain by Lyntone London


  • Barcode (Scanned): 0889854820015
  • Barcode (Text): 8 8985 48200-1 5
  • Label Code: LC 05834
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 166037M1/A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 166037M2/A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 166037M3/A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): Kr SST 88985482001 B⁵ 166037M4/A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): 166037M5/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): 166037M6/A
  • Other (Catalog #, vinyl 1): 12MUTE 013 / 88985482001-01
  • Other (Catalog #, vinyl 2): 12MUTE 014 / 88985482001-02
  • Other (Catalog #, vinyl 3): 12MUTE 016 / 88985482001-03
  • Other (Catalog #, flexi-disc): FLEXIPOP 011 / 88985482001-04


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Venusnote Limited
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Mute Records
  • Copyright (c) – Venusnote Limited
  • Copyright (c) – Mute Music
  • Licensed From – Mute Records
  • Licensed To – Sony Music Entertainment International Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Sony Music Entertainment
  • Distributed By – Rough Trade
  • Distributed By – Spartan
  • Lacquer Cut At – SST GmbH
  • Mastered At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Mastered At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Produced At – Blackwing Studios
  • Pressed By – GZ Media – 166037M
  • Made By – Lyntone London – 10209
  • Designed At – Intro


Hi there,Excuse me from posting in each box set, but I am looking to see where I'll get a response from first. In regards to the box, I am not really interested in the box or bonuses besides the singles themselves. So my question is, should I purchase the original releases, or are these the better purchase?
You would need to look at the leadout area and check the matrix codes. The original UK pressings would have symbols and numbering relating to now defunct plating and pressing facilities such as PRT, Musitech, Damont as well as the cutting engineer moniker. The originals very often also had the cutting engineer's monikor engraved - eg "A Porky Prime-Cut" which is a George Peckham cut, JONZ (for the late John Dent). Have a look at the discogs photos. They might put the original messages, but they can't put the cutting engineer or defunct plating/pressing names/symbols on the replica 12"s. I hope not anyway - I haven't opened my boxes yet......One thing I take issue with these box sets - they say "faithful replica" and yet the spine graphics and fonts are different! Some of the originals didn't even HAVE the title on them.... If you are still interested in Originals, I would get the German 12"s where possible since you will still be getting something a little different to the replicas - IMO the pressing quality and sound was generally superior to the British pressings. Just don't go for the colour editions unless you have very deep pockets!! They are going for silly money now.
Thanks! With the replicas they actually made it super hard to tell the difference, for most of these they are identical, they didn't change the label numbers or anything which is purely frustrating, so if you are to get one in NM condition there is no way of really telling the original from the repress :(
The original UK pressings are the best to get if you want to hear exactly what the DM and the producers approved for release at the time. The cutting engineers used for the UK release contribute to the sound we all heard at the time because of their equipment and choices for EQ during cutting. The German pressings are the highest quality (IMO). However, given the age of these old 12"s, you will pay a lot more than this box to get a collection of original 12"s that are unplayed! If you don't care about the condition of the records and sleeves particularly, then buy up the originals. Otherwise, I would suggest that this box is the better option.....if you haven't already bought it!
Why didn't they use the rare 1981 extended mix of "Dreaming Of Me" like on all other 12inches in this compilation series is beyond my imagination.
... and Dreaming of me and Ice Machine are FADE OUT on the (new) 12 inch!!! The first 7 Inch version in England hast the cold end versions of both tracks!!! WHY not here?
The brief was to reissue the original single that was available to the public at the time in the UK. Since no 12" for Dreaming of Me was released, in their wisdom, they opted to be inconsistent and release the 7" as a 12".....I would love a 7" single box set as a companion - the different sleeve art makes it worthwhile to me.
I didn't even know that existed - what a bizarre release... stranger still is the lofty ambition of the one person selling it at £30,000+ ahhaha
Apart from the idea being to faithfully replicate the original releases (yeah I know it was only on 7"), that 12" acetate is of unconfirmed legitimacy.I've never heard of an extended mix of Dreaming Of Me, and for it to exist only on a South African acetate is bizarre.It could be a tape splice edit some DJ did back in the day, granted, but an actual DM production?The jury's out.
I've heard the flexi mix of "I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead" on YouTube - it's a rip of the download in this box, and I'm convinced they've spliced the album version with the exclusive/unique sections from this alternate version, because the track vacillates between higher and lower quality. If that's the case, it's a cheap shot IMO - the entirety of that flexi mix is (on previously available, low quality mixes of the track) much warmer to my ears; which is why I think it's the album cut they're mixing it with (that one is much colder)... thoughts?
As a german and a fan collector of all those german 12"es from INTERCORD, this box is a great addition to my collection. Dreaming Of Me was only available as 7" UK-Import and never a 12" and the later both had the cover of the 7" instead the 12" cover. Nice bonus with the poster and the flexi-disc. As it comes to sound, I first put on New Life and then compared it to my INTERCORD repressing from 1984 ... the old 12" is way much louder! Comparing the volume, Icemachine is clearly #1 here! I think the other boxes can't compare with this one, from a german collectors view! UK & german pressings just were alike!
I received the box this weekend, I listened to them a lot and this is my review.The packaging, box and cover are impeccable. The vinyls too. The issue that worries me a little is "the sound". Yes, they sound good, but not as much as I expected. It has too much "digital flavor". Yes, it is a more open and more powerful sound, but, yes, it is "too powerful" and sometimes it feels a bit distorted. It completely lost that "analog" feeling of the original vinyls. Sometimes it sounds too bright, as if they had done a cutting with a 16 bit CD. But hey, for collectors and fans of the band like me is fine. But if you expect to buy them to be able to listen to an "audiofilic experience" better do not do it. The best? The download of "Sometimes I was ...", sounds very good (in fact, it's the first time we can all hear this song decently) and Ice Machine, sound very good. Dreaming of me sounds with a bit more power but quite digital like all the other themes. The intro of the Kick of New Life Remix sounds weak, totally different from the digital version that sounds much more powerful.In summary, the best of these editions are, 1- The boxes and covers and 2. your digital download in wav to 16 bits. Well, for fans like me it's fine. Haha.
This is a great box set. A lot of people complain about the price but 3 12" (one never released on a 12" before) as well as a Flexi remake? Not bad value for $55 + shipping. However, I can see people getting perturbed about this price when it comes to more unpopular releases, like Construction Time Again etc.
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