DEPECHE MODE - ULTRA: THE 12" SINGLES
8 X 12"
8 x 12" on 180g vinyl with poster and download card
Ultra | The 12" Singles, a collectors edition deluxe box set, contains eight 12" vinyl discs
presenting four singles--Barrel of a Gun, Its No Good, Home, and Useless--with key B-sides, mixes and live recordings contemporaneous to Depeche Modes ninth studio album, Ultra, originally released 14 April 1997.
Three of the 12" vinyl discs* in Ultra | The 12" Singles are comprised of tracks first released across CD singles throughout 1997. Each of these new discs feature artwork reflecting the original CD single releases, to create newly compiled 12"s that complement the initial releases.
The groups first album as a trio (Martin Gore, David Gahan, Andrew Fletcher) since 1982s A Broken Frame, Ultra carried on Depeche Modes tradition of releasing monumental 12" singles to supplement and compliment their albums. Ultra premiered essential additions to the DM canon including "Barrel of a Gun," "Its No Good," "Home," and "Useless."
From their earliest days as a band, Depeche Mode have championed 12" vinyl, embracing the formats singular power and potential for innovation. The 12" single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the tactile real-world beauty of physical packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop their sophisticated and commanding design aesthetic. Depeche Mode used their singles discography as a means of offering left field remixes, rare B-sides, standout concert performances and other exclusive delights for fans.
Sony Music Entertainment released the first two box sets in the Depeche Mode 12" singles series--Speak & Spell | The Singles and A Broken Frame | The Singles--in August 2018 with the second batch--Construction Time Again | The 12" Singles and Some Great Reward | The 12" Singles--arriving in December 2018. SME released Depeche Modes Black Celebration | The 12" Singles and Music For The Masses | The 12" Singles on 31 May 2019. 2020 saw the release of Violator | The 12" Singles in July and Songs of Faith and Devotion | The 12" Singles in October.
Each box set in the series contains the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12" vinyl, with audio mastered from the original tapes. The artwork for the exterior of each of the box sets draws on iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original single artwork.
The Depeche Mode 12" Singles Series will continue over coming years, with plans to release boxes containing the singles from each of the bands albums in similar deluxe audiophile-grade collectors editions.
Ultra | The 12 Singles
Barrel Of A Gun (12BONG 25)
A Barrel Of A Gun
A Barrel Of A Gun (Underworld Hard Mix)
B Barrel Of A Gun (3 Phase Mix)
B Barrel Of A Gun (One Inch Punch Mix (V2))
B Barrel Of A Gun (Underworld Soft Mix)
Barrel Of A Gun (L12BONG 25)
A Painkiller (Plastikman Mix)
B Barrel Of A Gun (One Inch Punch Mix)
B Barrel Of A Gun (United Mix)
Its No Good (12BONG 26)
A Its No Good (Hardfloor Mix)
A Its No Good (Speedy J Mix)
AA Its No Good (Motor Bass Mix)
AA Its No Good (Andrea Parker Mix)
AA Its No Good (Dom T Mix)
*Its No Good (L12BONG 26) (newly compiled additional 12” vinyl single)
A Its No Good
B Slowblow (Darren Price Mix)
B Its No Good (Bass Bounce Mix)
Home (12BONG 27)
A Home (Jedi Knights Remix (Drowning In Time))
A Home (Air "Around The Golf" Remix)
AA Home (Meant To Be)
AA Home (Grantby Mix)
*Home (L12BONG 27) (newly compiled additional 12” vinyl single)
A Home (The Noodles And The Damage Done)
B Barrel Of A Gun (Live)
B Its No Good (Live)
Useless (12BONG 28)
A Useless (The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session™)
AA Useless (CJ Bolland Funky Sub Mix)
AA Useless (Air 20 Mix)
*Useless (L12BONG 28) (newly compiled additional 12” vinyl single)
A Useless (Remix)
A Useless (Escape From Wherever: Parts 1 & 2!)
A Useless (Cosmic Blues)
B Useless (CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Mix)
B Useless (Live)
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