This biography examines the success of Depeche Mode. In 1980, on a progressive new label named Mute, four English youths from Basildon formed a group that they believed pointed to the merger of music and technology - a New Romantic-style, completely electronic pop band. Throughout their history, Depeche Mode have combined success with innovation, producing records that have mixed melodic lines and pop star preening with completely synthesizer driven noises, altering the sound of New Wave / modern music. Depeche Mode in the mid-1990s still fill stadiums and their studio album, "Songs of Faith and Devotion", debuted at number one worldwide. How did Depeche Mode come so far? How did they find and reproduce those sounds on their records? And what are the secrets of their production techniques and their lifestyles? This book analyzes the band within the context of their own careers and the external events that moulded them.
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Published November 15, 1994
by St. Martin's Griffin.
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