Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun (Live) / Its No Good (Live) (CD)
Earn 0 reward points. All Rights Reserved. Powered by ShopWired. Music for the Masses is the sixth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released on 28 September by Mute Records.
The album was supported by the Music for the Masses Tour. Daniel Millerwho had co-produced Depeche Mode's previous album, voluntarily stepped away from production duties for this album, citing the growing tension in the studio that they had experienced during the recording of Black Celebration. Band members Andy Fletcher and Martin Gore both explained the album's title was conceived as a joke.
Fletcher said, "The title's Everyone is telling us we should make more commercial music, so that's the reason we chose that title. It was anything but music for the masses! The megaphone or its iconic representation on the album's cover was used during the breadth of the album's release: at press Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun (Live) / Its No Good (Live) (CD), on the covers of the album's singles, and during the tour.
Alan Wilder gave credit to Martyn Atkins, who had been a longtime Depeche Mode collaborator, for the use of the megaphone. It was, in fact, the opposite. So you end up with this kind of eerie thing where you get these speakers or megaphones in the middle of a setting that doesn't suit it at all, like a desert or whatever. An early alternative cover was rejected for the album.
The rejected cover was also designed by Atkins and a test pressing copy was auctioned off by Wilder in It features a white-and-orange stylised design of the megaphone emitting sound waves. The format was the Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun (Live) / Its No Good (Live) (CD) as Playing the Angel ' s, the first disc had a special digitally remastered version of the album, while the DVD had the album on three formats PCM Stereo5.
The re-release preserves the album as it was originally intended. The documentary, a minute short film titled Depeche Mode: —88 Sometimes You Do Need Some New Jokesis an extensive look at the album, featuring commentary from a wide variety of people, including the current Depeche Mode, former member Wilder, producer David Bascombe, Daniel Miller, Daryl BamonteAtkins who came up with the loudspeakers idea for the coverAnton Corbijnand others.
The documentary features new facts on the album, and also an extensive look at the film The re-release was released on 3 April in Europe. The remastered album was released on vinyl on 2 March in Germany and 5 March internationally. The album mostly received favourable reviews upon release.
Robert Christgau complimented the abnormal road symbolism of the lyrics, particularly on "Little 15", and believed that apart from the sadomasochistic metaphors, Depeche Mode succeeded in turning "adolescent Weltschmerz into Depeche Mode - Barrel Of A Gun (Live) / Its No Good (Live) (CD) catchy, sexy and seemingly significant". In a retrospective review, Q magazine found the narratives on Music for the Masses to be among Depeche Mode's most uncertain and contemplative, and that most of its songs were "real diamonds in the darkness Synthrock  soft rock .
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