People Are People (album)

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People Are People
Compilation album by Depeche Mode
Released 2 July 1984
Recorded 1981-1984
Genre Synthpop, new wave, industrial rock
Length 43:00
Label Sire, Mute
Producer Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode compilations chronology
People Are People
(1984)
The Singles 81→85
(1985)

People Are People is a Depeche Mode compilation album released in North America by Sire Records on 2 July 1984[1][2] to capitalise on the successful radio play of the song "People Are People", which was a single from the band's upcoming album Some Great Reward.

This release contained nine tracks, six of which were re-released from previous albums or singles and three of which were new tracks for the American audience (the newest single "People Are People", the single "Get the Balance Right!" which had only seen a 12" release in America, and the non-American single "See You"s B-side, "Now, This Is Fun"). The track "Work Hard" was originally released as the B-side on the "Everything Counts" single.

"Love, in Itself" is also included in a slightly different form. The version included on this release is the same as the album version, but with a "clean" ending, since the album version fades into "More Than a Party" on Construction Time Again. It was also the first time the 7" version of "Leave in Silence" was released in the United States.

The album was originally released on LP and CD with the band name and album name missing from the album cover. These names were then added to the covers for later re-releases.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "People Are People" [single version] – 3:45
  2. "Now This Is Fun" [single version] – 3:23
  3. "Love in Itself" – 4:21
  4. "Work Hard" [single version] – 4:22
  5. "Told You So" – 4:27
  6. "Get the Balance Right!" [single version] – 3:13
  7. "Leave in Silence" [UK single version] – 4:00
  8. "Pipeline" – 6:10
  9. "Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts)" – 7:20

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Canada 2 July 1984
United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "depeche mode dot com". Depechemode.com. 1984-07-02. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  2. ^ "DEPMOD · People Are People · Depeche Mode Discography". Depmod.com. 2011-03-24. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. ^ Raggett, Ned. Depeche Mode: People Are People > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 June 2011.