We don't sell our DVDs or have any money in any way for them. It's for fans - by the fans! No money involved!
We don't provide public downloads for the discs. We only trade them with the contributors.
General info :
The main idea of this project is to compile all possible good quality footage from television appearances of the band over the years with all detailed info and create a DVD collection with remastered picture and sound, subtitles, and all kind of different features to have finally the definitive Depeche Mode television collection in chronological order divided by eras.
(We don't include any material from official releases)
How can you get these discs? All kind of help is needed!
We ask you to contact us if you have any good quality videos (preferably recorded straight from TV). You can contribute by translating or transcribing interviews/reports or sending scans of old magazines or high-resolution publicity images.
Everyone who helps will get the discs! We don't sell the discs!!!
Any suggestion or question? Please contact us :
- "TV Archives" section (1981-2004) : dentez
- "Watching The Angel" section (2005-2006) : BossDrum
- "Television Archives Of The Universe" section (2008-2010) : bongmute
- Website and forum : bongmute
Project history :
In 2005, with the release of the "Playing The Angel" album, BossDrum and bongmute had the idea to compile as much TV appearances as possible about that album on a DVD. Therefore, they asked the fans on several DM forums to send their TV recordings. They released a compilation on DVD called "Watching The Angel" but they had more footage and decided to make another disc - volume 2. Meanwhile, other recordings were coming in and they ended up with 5 volumes!
Later, in 2007, dentez (inspired by the "Watching The Angel" project) decided to cover TV appearances ranging from 1981-2004 in his own project. After creating lists of TV appearances on several DM forums, the reaction from fans was very positive and quickly there was enough material to make more than 40 DVDs! The Television Archives project has taken it to another level by adding to each disc subtitles in 8 languages and all sorts of other features. The work is still in progress and will be for many coming months and many DVDs still have to be released. These DVDs will be added subsequently one by one on this website, as soon as they are finished.
In 2008, with the announcement of the new DM album for 2009, bongmute, BossDrum and dentez decided to join their forces to compile the future TV appearances for a new series of DVDs. They agreed on creating one website covering all projects about television appearances. And here we are...
We hope that you enjoy our DVD's. It's a very extensive work but we want to share our soft spot for DM!
bongmute, BossDrum, dentez
Special thanks to :
- all the people who contribute with their recordings, translations, magazine and image scans, missing details or any other way
- raph (www.raphMODE.net) for his header and fantastic fonts