The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1

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The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1
Greatest hits album by Depeche Mode
Released 8 November 2006 (2006-11-08)
Recorded 1981–2005
Genre Synthpop, new wave, alternative dance, electronic rock, industrial rock, alternative rock
Length 74:56
Label Mute
Producer David Bascombe, Mark Bell, Depeche Mode, Flood, Ben Hillier, Daniel Miller, Tim Simenon
Compiler Roland Brown, Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode chronology
Remixes 81–04
(2004)
The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1
(2006)
Remixes 2: 81-11
(2011)
Singles from The Best of: Volume 1
  1. "Martyr"
    Released: 30 October 2006 (2006-10-30)

The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1 is a greatest hits album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 8 November 2006 by Mute Records. The album consists of select Depeche Mode singles from their then-twenty-five-year career, as well as the previously unreleased track "Martyr"—recorded during the Playing the Angel sessions—which was released as a single in late October 2006.

The album has sold over one million copies in Europe alone and has been awarded the IFPI Platinum Europe Award.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Okayplayer 89/100[2]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Personal Jesus" – 3:47 (Violator, 1990)
  2. "Just Can't Get Enough" – 3:43 (Speak & Spell, 1981)
  3. "Everything Counts" – 4:01 (Construction Time Again, 1983)
  4. "Enjoy the Silence" – 4:15 (Violator, 1990)
  5. "Shake the Disease" – 4:52 (The Singles 81>85, 1985)
  6. "See You" – 3:58 (A Broken Frame, 1982)
  7. "It's No Good" – 5:59 (Ultra, 1997)
  8. "Strangelove" – 3:47 (Music for the Masses, 1987)
  9. "Suffer Well" – 3:53 (Playing the Angel, 2005)
  10. "Dream On" – 3:42 (Exciter, 2001)
  11. "People Are People" – 3:46 (Some Great Reward, 1984)
  12. "Martyr" – 3:25 (previously unreleased)
  13. "Walking in My Shoes" – 5:01 (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  14. "I Feel You" – 4:35 (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  15. "Precious" – 4:09 (Playing the Angel, 2005)
  16. "Master and Servant" – 3:49 (Some Great Reward, 1984)
  17. "New Life" – 3:46 (Speak & Spell, 1981)
  18. "Never Let Me Down Again" – 4:18 (Music for the Masses, 1987)
iTunes Store bonus tracks[4]
  1. "Personal Jesus" (Boys Noize Rework) – 6:55
  2. "Never Let Me Down Again" (Digitalism Remix) – 4:40
  3. "Everything Counts" (Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub) – 6:55
  4. "People Are People" (Underground Resistance Assault DJ 3000 Remix) – 7:24
  5. "Personal Jesus" (Heartthrob Rework 2) – 5:15

Special edition bonus DVD[edit]

Limited edition copies of The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1 (LCDMUTEL15) include a bonus DVD of music videos. A few of the videos feature songs that were not on The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1 and a few of the songs on the album are not on the DVD. The cover art has a pink flower rather than the white flower depicted on the cover of the regular CD.[5]

The electronic press kit (EPK) contains commentary on all the singles that made it onto the CD release of The Best of Depeche Mode Volume 1.

On 16 March 2007, the DVD was released on its as The Best of Videos Volume 1.[6]

Track listing
  1. "Just Can't Get Enough" - (Directed by Clive Richardson)*
  2. "Everything Counts" - (Directed by Clive Richardson)*
  3. "People Are People" - (Directed by Clive Richardson)**
  4. "Master & Servant - (Directed by Clive Richardson)*
  5. "Shake the Disease" - (Directed by Peter Care)*
  6. "Stripped" - (Directed by Peter Care)
  7. "A Question of Time" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  8. "Strangelove" (1987 version) - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  9. "Never Let Me Down Again" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  10. "Behind the Wheel" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  11. "Personal Jesus" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  12. "Enjoy the Silence" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  13. "I Feel You" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  14. "Walking In My Shoes" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  15. "In Your Room" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  16. "Barrel of a Gun" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  17. "It's No Good" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  18. "Only When I Lose Myself" - (Directed by Brian Griffin)
  19. "Dream On" - (Directed by Stéphane Sednaoui)**
  20. "I Feel Loved" - (Directed by John Hillcoat)**
  21. "Enjoy the Silence 04" - (Directed by Uwe Flade)**
  22. "Precious" - (Directed by Uwe Flade)
  23. "Suffer Well" - (Directed by Anton Corbijn)
  24. The Best of: Volume 1 EPK

* First official release on DVD
** First official release period ("People Are People"'s regular video was not used in the original Some Great Videos release. None of the Exciter videos (or "Enjoy the Silence 04") were publicly released prior to Best of)

DVD 2

Some Great Reward section

  • "Stories of Old"
  • "Somebody"
  • "Blasphemous Rumours" (Live in Hamburg)


Black Celebration section

  • "Black Celebration" video
  • The Making of "Stripped" Official Video
  • "A Question of Lust"


Music for the Masses section

  • "Little 15"
  • "Strangelove" documentary
  • "Never Let Me Down Again" documentary


101 section

  • "Everything Counts" (1989 live music video)
  • The Making of 101 Documentary Longest Version
  • The Making of 101 Live Album Cover Documentary


Violator section

  • "Policy of Truth"
  • "World in My Eyes"
  • Bonus video: "A Question of Time" (Baran & Tülin Video)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Belgium (BEA)[42] Platinum 30,000*
France (SNEP)[43] Gold 63,200[44]
Germany (BVMI)[45] 2× Platinum 400,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[46] Platinum 6,000x
Ireland (IRMA)[47] Gold 7,500x
Italy (FIMI)[48] Gold 40,000*
Russia (NFPF)[49] Platinum 20,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[50] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[51] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[52] Platinum 300,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[53] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
Japan[54] 8 November 2006 EMI
Germany[55] 9 November 2006
France[56] 13 November 2006 Labels
United Kingdom[57] Mute Records
Canada[58] 14 November 2006 Sire Records, Reprise Records
United States[59]

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