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“You’ll never guess which pop band has the most sophisticated song lyrics of all time”… Well, we do!

Today in weird news: "Depeche Mode have the most sophisticated lyrics out of any of the UK’s best selling bands. The 80s electronic band came top after the Mirror’s data unit analysed their lyrics and calculated how many years fans would need to spend in education to understand them. The average Depeche Mode song required 10.3 years in education - the equivalent to a 15-year-old. This was the higher than legendary UK music acts such as The Beatles, David Bowie and Queen. One of Depeche Mode’s most sophisticated songs was Macro, the opening lines to which are: “Overflowing senses,...

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“I like watching a concert the old-fashioned way”: Sonic Seducer interviews Anton Corbijn

German magazine Sonic Seducer has published their December issue this Friday, and it features an interview with Dutch director Anton Corbijn about his work on the new Depeche Mode DVD "Live In Berlin". As you probably know by now, there is much ado about the format and quality of the DVD in the fan community, and Anton does not shy away from this topic. Sonic Seducer has been so kind to upload a preview of the interview on Issuu.com, and we've translated the preview for ya. If you can read German then it's advised to pick up a copy of their latest issue!

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Live In Berlin out now!

The much anticipated new concert film from Depeche Mode, Live In Berlin, is out today! Released in Germany on the 14th, the worldwide release is today! (Tomorrow in North America) Directed by Anton Corbijn, Live In Berlin documents Depeche Mode's Delta Machine tour and is available online or at your favorite record store. Live In Berlin was filmed on location at the O2 World in Berlin on 25 and 27 November last year. The deluxe edition in five discs includes the Live in Berlin DVD, the Live In Berlin Soundtrack concert audio on two CDs, second DVD Alive in Berlin, and the 2013 album Delta Machine...

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Live In Berlin Release Party With Black Light Odyssey: San Francsico Nov 22nd

Home: www.depeche-mode.com presents: Depeche Mode: Live In Berlin Release Party With Black Light Odyssey! We're getting together on Saturday Nov 22nd to bring the San Francisco/Northern California area an evening to come celebrate the release of Depeche Mode's new concert film, "Live In Berlin". Joining us as our very special guest DJs for the event will be official Depeche Mode remixers, Black Light Odyssey! No cover all night and we'll be kicking the party off at 7pm. Be sure to come early for meet up drinks and the Live In Berlin screening will start promptly at 8pm. We'll be playing all your...

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Celebrating 25 years of Violator – The upcoming HALO book

Depeche Mode fans will always debate their favourite album, but few will disagree that Violator was a hugely important and pivotal moment in the history of the band. To mark a quarter of a century since its release, British journalist Kevin May will be publishing HALO in early-2015. During the Violator period, Fletch later said, the band managed to "hit the highs of sounds and songs"... HALO will find out why. The book will tell the story of Violator - from its production, the videos and marketing, to the hugely successful tour which followed; asks why it is remembered so fondly by fans...

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