Songs of Faith and Devotion | The 12″ Singles, a collector’s edition deluxe box set, contains eight 12″ vinyl discs showcasing the singles – I Feel You, Walking In My Shoes, Condemnation and In Your Room – and key B-sides, mixes and live recordings contemporaneous to Depeche Mode’s pivotal Songs of Faith and Devotion album.
From their earliest days as a band, Depeche Mode have championed 12″ vinyl, embracing the format’s singular power and potential for innovation. The 12″ single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the tactile physical beauty of real-world packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop a sophisticated and commanding design aesthetic. Depeche Mode used their singles discography as a means of offering left field remixes, rare B-sides, standout concert performances and other exclusive delights for fans.
Songs of Faith and Devotion carried on Depeche Mode’s tradition of releasing phenomenal 12″ singles in correlation with their albums. Songs of Faith and Devotion introduced fans to signature songs in the DM canon including »I Feel You« (the band’s highest-charting single worldwide), »Walking In My Shoes«, »Condemnation« and »In Your Room«.
Songs of Faith and Devotion | The 12″ Singles contains original and special edition versions of each single.
Each box set in the series contains the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12″ vinyl, with audio mastered from the original tapes. The artwork for the exterior of each of the box sets draws on iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original single artwork.
The Depeche Mode 12″ Singles Series will continue over coming years, with plans to release boxes containing the singles from each of the band’s albums in similar deluxe audiophile-grade collector’s editions.