People Are People (album)

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People Are People
Depeche mode people are people 1984.jpg
Compilation album by Depeche Mode
Released 2 July 1984
Recorded 1981–1984
Length 43:00
Label Sire, Mute
Depeche Mode chronology
Construction Time Again
People Are People
Some Great Reward

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 then 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.

Critical reception[edit]

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

Allmusic were mixed in their reception to the album, rating the album two and a half stars out of five.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Album Length
1. "People Are People" Some Great Reward 3:45
2. "Now This Is Fun" 'See You' B-Side 3:23
3. "Love In Itself" Construction Time Again 4:21
4. "Work Hard" 'Everything Counts' B-Side 4:21
5. "Told You So" Construction Time Again 4:27
6. "Get The Balance Right!" Non-Album Single 3:13
7. "Leave In Silence" A Broken Frame 4:00
8. "Pipeline" Construction Time Again 6:10
9. "Everything Counts (In Larger Amounts)" Construction Time Again 7:20

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Canada 2 July 1984
United States

External links[edit]


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