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1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« on: 07 June 2012 - 00:02:23 »
This thread contains all news items regarding the release of Music for the Masses, the subsequent tour, and the release of 101.

Please let me know if you know of/have any news items that should be in here but aren't.

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #1 on: 07 June 2012 - 00:06:46 »
1986-09-25 - Bravo (Germany) - vor 6 jahren...

[Taken from the now-defunct website dave-gahan.net. In this article, it is mentioned that DM are planning to get back into the studio at the end of 1986.]





1986-11-13 - Bravo (Germany) - Wie geht’s weiter?

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #2 on: 07 June 2012 - 00:10:36 »
1986-12-22 - Top 50 N°42 (France) - Depeche Mode

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http://www.depeche-mode.be/magazines.html/_/1980-1989/top-50-r716





1986-12-xx - Depeche Mode Official Info Service Newsletter

[Taken from the now-defunct website www.sacreddm.net.]





    First of all, welcome back to all those that have renewed their membership, and a special welcome to those who have just joined.
    Thankyou all for your continuous support over the last year, and for helping to make the Info Service a huge success.
    We are pleased to announce that we have expanded the Info Service to include America and Canada, where we have received such a huge demand for information on Depeche Mode.

Record News.
    We had a lot of people writing in asking if there would be another single out from the "Black Celebration" album.
    Unfortunately there will definitely be no more single releases from the album. There are also no plans at present to release a live album from the "Black Celebration" Tour, although it was recorded on sound and video at various concerts, during the Tour.

Extra News.
    Depeche Mode have contributed to the move "Modern Girls" the single is called "But Not Tonight" (It was the B side of "Stripped".)
    This movie was released in Autumn 86 in the U.S.A. only, yet there are no plans to release it in the U.K. or Europe.
 
Extra Extra News!
    Guess what! Depeche Mode will be recording a new album in January 87, either in London or France!
    There will be another World Tour probably starting in Autumn of 87. No dates have been arranged as such, but it is hoped to visit even more Countries!! Keep your fingers crossed!!

Last Part of Andy Fletcher's Story from the "Black Celebration" Tour.
    At the end of this European Tour we were physically drained. Despite this we only had a few days' rest before the daunting prospect of the American Tour. We had toured the U.S.A. the previous year and had an unexpected enjoyable and successful time.
    This year though, was our biggest to date and we were visiting places where no electronic band had been before.
    Before we left these shores we expected to do well on the east and west coast, but in middle America we were prepared for the worst. In the end though the whole tour was a huge success.
    Despite minimal support from radio stations, people turned up to the concerts in thousands. There were big crowds in New York, Detroit, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and so on..............
    Everywhere we went people wanted to hear our music, I don't think they had seen a band present themselves in a way like us, with no Drums and Guitars.
    The only minor disaster we had was in Washington D.C. where the electricity was cut off, luckily on the last beat of the last encore, "More than a party". [1] It was an amusing sight to see the Security staff holding up lights and torches so the crew could pack away the equipment.
    So with America over, next on the agenda was Japan. A busy schedule of three gigs in three days meant all we saw were Trains, Hotel rooms and Concert Halls.
    Fortunately for Martin the last day fell on his birthday. After a great Concert in Tokyo, we were on a T.V. programme where the producer gave him a video camera as a present. My thoughts went back three weeks earlier when I spent my birthday ill in bed in Vancouver.
    The World Tour was now nearing the end. While the equipment was coming back from Japan Alan and Martin had a short stay in Bali. Dave and myself feeling a bit homesick went home.
    The last leg of the tour was a few concerts in Southern Europe ending with a final concert in Copenhagen. This all sounds very nice but in the end we were plagued by the weather. The concert in Bordeaux had to be cancelled because of rain and we nearly lost our loves in Annecy because of water leaking onto our keyboards. All was made up with the Danish gig. A large crowd made up of people from all over Europe made it a night to remember.
    Due to lack of space there are many tales I have left out.
    On behalf of the rest of the group I'd like to thank everyone for supporting us. We realise that without our fans there would be no Tour!
    Till next year,
    ANDY.

Competition Answers.
    Thanks to everyone who took part in the competition. There were hundreds of entries received!
    The question was:
    How many Countries did Depeche Mode visit? And how many Concerts did they actually play on their World Tour this year?
    The answer was 13:
    Great Britain
    Ireland
    Norway
    Sweden
    Denmark
    West Germany
    Switzerland
    France
    Belgium
    Holland
    U.S.A.
    Japan
    Italy
    Total number of shows was 76 (one was cancelled.)
     Our winner was: MANUEL KUFFNER from STUTTGART, WEST GERMANY.
    Congratulations! You have won the original piece of artwork framed and signed by Depeche Mode! You will be receiving it soon.

Pen Pals.
    All those who want to join the Pen Pal Service: Write your name, address and age on a piece of paper.
    A number of the names and addresses will be printed in the next news letter.
    We asked Depeche Mode what they were doing over Christmas.
    Alan said he was taking his Driving Test!
    Dave was staying in a Caravan on Pitsea Marshes.
    Andy and Martin will be going to Basildon, where they will be Rocking all over Christmas!
    Please find enclosed a Christmas Card from the group.
    Depeche Mode would like to personally thank and wish all their loyal fans, all over the World a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    And hope to see you all next year.

[1] - Oh dear, Andy! According to the June 1986 newsletter and depechemode.com, the band didn't actually play a date in Washington D.C. . [continue]
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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #3 on: 07 June 2012 - 00:13:58 »
1986-xx-xx - Poprocky (Germany) - exklint dm ruesten fuer naechsten schlag (only page 3)

[Taken from the now-defunct website dave-gahan.net. On the third page of this interview, DM talk about their plans for the upcoming album.]

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #4 on: 07 June 2012 - 00:15:37 »
1986-xx-xx - Bravo (Germany) - Was läuft bei euch 1987?

http://ff-tech.nazwa.pl/black-angels/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12:materiay-prasowe-z-1987-roku





1987-01-12 - Top 50 N°45 (France) - Le Match au Top

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http://www.depeche-mode.be/magazines.html/_/1980-1989/top-50-r717






1987-01-xx - Popcorn (Germany) - Wird Dave Bald Vater?

http://ff-tech.nazwa.pl/black-angels/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12:materiay-prasowe-z-1987-roku

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #5 on: 07 June 2012 - 00:46:51 »
1987-02-14 - Okej n.7 (Sweden) - pa ljudjakt i Provence!!!

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1987-02-26 - Bravo (Germany) - zu kaputt fuer disco

[Taken from the now-defunct website dave-gahan.net.]



Kein Gelegenheits-Sex auf Tourneen

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Translation by me:

Andy Fletcher: No casual sex on tour

“I believe that everyone who doesn’t fear it, is a dumbass. But what really worries me, is how many people don’t think about how far this disease will spread and what we must do against it. Humankind’s weakness will compete with nature. I will never be tempted to have casual sex, which never happened in my case anyway. If it were to happen, then I would use a condom. I see no reason to do an aids test. I would do it, if I had reason to suspect having aids. This disease is dangerous for us popstars especially, since we go out a lot and also get into the temptation a lot. For that there is only one solution: abstinence!”
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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #6 on: 07 June 2012 - 00:49:36 »
1987-03-xx - Depeche Mode Official Info Service Newsletter

[Taken from the now-defunct website www.sacreddm.net.]




[10] - March 1987
            New on the recording of the new album (Music For The Masses), and a possible box set release. [View transcript]

[Information Service newsletter, March 1987.]
    Hello, and Happy New Year to you all!
    Welcome to the first news letter of 1987.
    Depeche Mode had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with their families and ended up with a big party on 29 December with all their friends. 
    This is going to be an exciting year for all you fans!
    The best news that I can give you is that at long last Depeche Mode will be going back on the road!
    Here is some info, regarding the band’s activities this year.
    The Group have been in Paris since 2 February, recording a new Album and will be there fore approximately 6 weeks.
    They will be using a different Recording Engineer, Dave Bascombe, who has engineered records for artists like Peter Gabriel and Tears For Fears.
    This change of engineer could mark a change in emphasis of the Depeche Mode sound!
RECORD PLUS TOUR NEWS.
    A new single will be released about April 27th, and an Album September!
    This will be followed by a World Tour, which will start in Europe and take in America, Australia, Japan and possibly Eastern Europe and South America.
    They will be Touring in the U.K at the end of 1987. This World Tour could last for 6 months or more.
    Depeche Mode are preparing for release, a Double Boxed Album set. It is designed to present a different aspect of the band and will contain the following tracks: [1]
INSTRUMENTALS
BIG MUFF
NOTHING TO FEAR
EXCERPTS FROM MY SECRET GARDEN
OBERKORN
GREAT OUTDOORS
CHRISTMAS ISLAND 
WIERDO MIXES
BREATHING IN FUMES
LEATHER BOOTS [2]
ARE PEOPLE PEOPLE
LEAVE IN SILENCE (QUIET MIX)
BLACK DAY 
7” B-SIDES
NOW THIS IS FUN
FOOLS
PLACE IT IN YOUR MEMORY [sic]
FLEXIBLE
WORK HARD
ICE MACHINE
SHOUT 
12” A-SIDES
MASTER AND SERVANT
EVERYTHING COUNTS
SHAKE THE DISEASE
PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE
STRIPPED
QUESTIONS ANSWERED
1)       Many fans wrote in asking if Alan passed his driving test. Guess what! Alan passed his driving test first time on 31st Dec! and has bought a Vintage Citroen, which requires some work, before he can drive it. Let’s wish him luck!
2)       Also some of you wrote in asking, where the photos in the Calendar were taken.
    They were taken during shows on the last U.K. Tour, with exception of August, which was taken on a demolition site in Manchester.
    In the next news letter we will be featuring current news items, Record and Tour news, a competition, and lots lots more, also we will be revealing the Group’s nicknames!
DEPECHE MODE INFO SERVICE.
[1] - Only a few copies of this box set were ever pressed, and they are consequently worth a tidy bob or two. [continue]
[2] - This will be Something To Do (the Metalmix, judging by the section heading).
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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #7 on: 07 June 2012 - 00:53:09 »
1987-03-xx - OK! magazine - (France) - Le Chanteur de Depeche Mode abandoné par son père

[Thanks to ericdm for scanning this article for this forum!]





1987-03-xx - Rock 'n' Folk N°239 (France) - Poster Depeche Mode

http://www.frenchviolation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5632



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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #8 on: 07 June 2012 - 01:09:05 »
1987-04-02 - ARD (Germany) - Extratour (Strangelove)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP8g22zVmI8



1987-04-09 - Bravo (Germany) - dm packen heisse eisen an

[Taken from the now-defunct website dave-gahan.net.]

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #9 on: 07 June 2012 - 01:31:26 »
1987-04-11 - Unknown (??) - Rock report: interview + demos (4 min)

[We don't have this audio interview.]



1987-04-22 - Smash Hits (UK) - Single Of The Fortnight (reviewed by Gary Numan)

http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2017/04/april-22-may-5-1987.html

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #11 on: 07 June 2012 - 01:32:26 »
1987-04-2x - Mute - Strangelove press release

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #12 on: 07 June 2012 - 01:34:26 »
1987-04-xx - Rumba (Finland) - Depeche Mode vietiin Kumikamelin keikalle

http://www.rumba.fi/nisse-m-171987-depeche-mode-vietiin-kumikamelin-keikalle-28467/





1987-04-xx - Smash Hits (UK) - Strangelove review (by unknown band)

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1987-04-xx - Unknown (UK) - Strangelove review

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
« Reply #13 on: 07 June 2012 - 01:37:44 »
1987-04-xx - Rock over London (UK) - Interview (2:15 min)

[We don't have this audio interview.]

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Re: 1987-1989: Music and Tour for the Masses & 101 release
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1987-04-xx - Depeche Mode Official Info Service Newsletter

[Taken from the now-defunct website www.sacreddm.net.]





[11] - April 1987
            Full details of the recording and mixing of Strangelove and Music For The Masses, tour news and release information for Strangelove, and the band's nicknames. [View transcript]


[Information Service newsletter, April 1987.]
Hello Everybody!
    Spring is finally here, and we hope you are all fit, healthy and ready for some action!
    Welcome to this year’s second issue of the Depeche Mode News Letter.

RECORDING NEWS
    “DEPECHE MODE” returned to London on March 17th after recording in Paris for 6 weeks.
    They then returned to Paris on Sat 4 and Sun 5 April to record the Video for the new single, and they finished filming on Mon 6 April in a London Studio. The video was directed by Anton Corbijn.
    On May 7th they will resume recording, in a London studio for about 7 weeks. After this they will go to Denmark for about 5 weeks, to do the final mix for their new album. Meanwhile they will all have a short break whilst Martin writes some more songs.

TOUR NEWS!
    The new album will be released at the end of September, and then Depeche Mode will start their World Tour in mid October most likely starting in Spain.
    This will mark the first visit to Spain since 1983 and the first ever with their complete stage production!
    The tour dates are not confirmed yet, but we should be able to give you more details in the next news letter. (So start saving your money!)
    There is still no definite release date for the Double Boxed Album Set. We should definitely have the date for you in the next news letter. 

IT’S COMPETITION TIME!
    Here is another great competition for all you fans! You will have the opportunity to win some great prizes!
    This competition consists of two parts: 
    The questions are:
1)      What are the titles of the two Depeche Mode Albums released in the United States?
2)      In no more than 25 words, complete the following sentence: Depeche Mode’s new single “STRANGELOVE” is………………………………
    The prizes will be awarded to the cleverest and wittiest answers.
    There will be three first prize winners who will each receive a set of five Compact Disc Singles.
    One second prize winner, who will receive two twelve inch test pressings of “STRANGELOVE”.
    And one third prize winner who will receive two seven inch test pressings of “STRANGELOVE”.
GOOD LUCK!
Send to: DEPECHE MODE COMPETITION
            P.O. BOX 326
            LONDON.
            SW.6. 6RL.
    All entries to reach us by 15th June.
    As promised we are finally revealing each of Depeche Mode’s nicknames! Which they got over the years. And bring up some embarrassing memories: 
Martins are: Solly, Gorac, Curly Poof and Martina.
Andy: Fletch, Four Eyes, Flush, Ginger, Monster.
Alan: Slick, Wah Wah.
Dave: Gahany. [1]
    In the next news letter we will announce the competition winners, Tour Dates, more Info on the Band, Pen Pal Service and lots more.
    Until the next issue,
    BYE!
 
NEW RELEASE!
    The new single “STRANGELOVE” will be released on Monday April 27th.
    It was recorded in February and March 1987 at; 
STUDIO GUILLAUME TELL in PARIS
PRODUCED by DEPECHE MODE and DAVE BASCOMBE.
CAT NO. Bong 13 and 12 Bong 13.
7” A SIDE “STRANGELOVE”.
        B SIDE “PIMPF”.
12” A SIDE “STRANGELOVE – MAXI-MIX”.
        B SIDE “STRANGELOVE – MIDI MIX”.
        “FPMIP”.
    There will also be a limited edition twelve inch, and a Compact Disc Format.
    Track listings still to be confirmed.

[1] - There are a few others....Fletch was known as "Bog Roll" in the Boy's Brigade for hiding in the loo during activities he didn't want to do (Flush may be from the same era!). He's since become known in the band as "The General" for his "good natured bossiness". Dave is keeping quiet about "Caj" because of his killer impressions of a rockstar drink and drugs "casualty", and "Crisp" when he was at school, which was a pretty fair description of how he styled his hair. And his staple diet.
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