Catching Up with Depeche Mode

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Catching Up With Depeche Mode
Compilation album by Depeche Mode
Released 11 November 1985
Recorded December 1980 - July 1985
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length Original: 51:59
Label Sire (US/Canada)
Producer Depeche Mode, Daniel Miller, and Gareth Jones
Depeche Mode compilations chronology
The Singles 81→85
(1985)
Catching Up with Depeche Mode
(1985)
Depeche Mode Greatest Hits
(1987)

Catching Up with Depeche Mode is a compilation released only in North America by British band Depeche Mode on 11 November 1985.

As the title suggests it was an attempt to let the (American) public catch up with the band's four previous LP's, by including singles and album songs. The compilation contains the band's singles not already available on the People Are People compilation, as well as the band's two most recent B-sides, "Flexible" and "Fly on the Windscreen".

The compilation is the analogue to The Singles 81→85 which was released at the same time in Britain, which contained only the band's 7" singles to date.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Martin L. Gore except where noted

  1. "Dreaming of Me" (Vince Clarke) – 3:44
  2. "New Life" (Clarke) – 3:44
  3. "Just Can't Get Enough" (Clarke) – 3:36
  4. "See You" – 3:53
  5. "The Meaning of Love" – 3:04
  6. "Love, in Itself" – 3:55
  7. "Master and Servant" – 3:50
  8. "Blasphemous Rumours" – 5:04
  9. "Somebody" – 4:21
  10. "Shake the Disease" – 4:46
  11. "Flexible" – 3:09
  12. "It's Called a Heart" – 3:48
  13. "Fly on the Windscreen" – 5:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Martyn Atkins – Design, Photography
  • Depeche Mode – Producer
  • Gareth Jones – Producer
  • Daniel Miller – Producer
  • Eric Watson – Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. Depeche Mode: Catching Up with Depeche Mode > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Review: Catching Up With Depeche Mode". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 14 June 2011.