Depeche Mode 12″ vinyl singles collector’s edition box set series continues with release of Delta Machine | The 12″ Singles on 6 October 2023
Sony Music Entertainment will continue the Depeche Mode 12″ vinyl singles project with the release of Delta Machine | The 12″ Singles on 6 October 2023.
Delta Machine | The 12″ Singles, a collector’s edition deluxe box set, contains six 12″ vinyl discs spotlighting the singles featured on Delta Machine, Depeche Mode’s 13th studio album (and first for Columbia Records). Originally released on Mute/Columbia in March 2013, Delta Machine presented fans with Heaven (released as the album’s lead single in January 2013), Soothe My Soul (released May 2013) and Should Be Higher (released October 2013).
The Delta Machine | The 12″ Singles box set includes replicas of the original 12″ single releases plus three newly compiled discs featuring remixes, dub mixes, instrumental versions, live sessions and radio mixes of the singles as well as the bonus track “Goodbye (Gesaffelstein Remix).”
Depeche Mode recorded their Delta Machine album in 2012 at Sound Design in Santa Barbara, California and Jungle City in New York, working for the third time with producer Ben Hillier, who’d helmed the group’s two previous studio albums: 2005’s Playing The Angel and 2009’s Sounds Of The Universe. Delta Machine was mixed by the legendary audio engineer Flood, who’d worked with DM on Violator (1990) and Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993). Following the album’s release, Depeche Mode launched the Delta Machine Tour, which opened in Nice, France, on 4 May 2013, and concluded in Moscow on 7 March 2014.
Like many of the band’s previous releases, Delta Machine expanded Depeche Mode’s vision and repertoire while continuing their tradition of issuing monumental 12″ singles to supplement and complement their albums.
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 real-world beauty of physical packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop their consistently sophisticated and commanding design aesthetic. Depeche Mode have used their singles discography as a means of offering fans the opportunity to enjoy left field remixes, rare B-sides, standout concert performances and other exclusive delights.
Sony Music Entertainment released the first two box sets in the Depeche Mode 12″ singles series–Speak & Spell | The Singles and A Broken Frame | The Singles–in August 2018 with the second batch–Construction Time Again | The 12″ Singles and Some Great Reward | The 12″ Singles–arriving in December 2018. SME released Depeche Mode’s Black Celebration | The 12″ Singles and Music For The Masses | The 12″ Singles on 31 May 2019. 2020 saw the release of Violator | The 12″ Singles in July and Songs Of Faith And Devotion | The 12″ Singles in October. The ninth collection in the series, Ultra | The 12″ Singles was released on 27 September 2021 with the tenth volume, Exciter | The 12″ Singles, arriving on 10 June 2022. The 11th volume in the series, Playing The Angel | The 12″ Singles, was released in November 2022. 2023 has seen the release of Sounds Of The Universe | The 12″ Singles in August with Delta Machine | The 12″ Singles following in September.
Each box set in the series contains the singles from an individual Depeche Mode album pressed on audiophile-quality 12″ vinyl. 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.
Delta Machine | The 12″ Singles is the chronological 13th volume in SME’s Depeche Mode 12″ Singles Series with plans to release a Spirit box set in a similar deluxe audio-grade collector’s edition.
Pre-order here: depechemodeboxsets.com
In support of their 15th studio album, Depeche Mode will return to North America for the third leg of their Memento Mori World Tour, which kicks off September 21 with the first of three shows at Mexico City’s Foro Sol stadium and concludes with a four shows in Los Angeles (December 10 and 12 at the Kia Forum and December 15 and 17 at the Crypto.com Arena).
Depeche Mode – Delta Machine | The 12″ Singles
Disc One – Heaven (12BONG 44)
A Heaven (Blawan Dub)
A Heaven (Owlle Remix)
B Heaven (Steps To Heaven Voxdub)
B Heaven (Matthew Dear Vs. Audion Instrumental Mix)
Disc Two – Heaven (L12BONG 44)
A Heaven (Blawan Remix)
A Heaven (Steps To Heaven Rmx)
B Heaven (Matthew Dear Vs. Audion Vocal Mix)
B Heaven (Live Studio Session)
Disc Three – Soothe My Soul (12BONG 45)
A Soothe My Soul (Steve Angello Vs. Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
A Soothe My Soul (Matador Remix)
B Soothe My Soul (Destructo Remix)
B Soothe My Soul (Gregor Tresher Remix)
Disc Four – Soothe My Soul (L12BONG 45)
A Soothe My Soul (Tom Furse – The Horrors Remix)
A Soothe My Soul (Billy F Gibbons and Joe Hardy Remix)
A Soothe My Soul (Joris Delacroix Remix)
B Soothe My Soul (Black Asteroid Remix)
B Soothe My Soul (Gregor Tresher Soothed Remix)
B Goodbye (Gesaffelstein Remix)
Disc Five – Should Be Higher (12BONG 46)
A Should Be Higher (Truss Remix)
A Should Be Higher (MPIA3 Definition)
A Should Be Higher (Koen Groenveveld Massive Remix)
B Should Be Higher (Pangaea Dub Remix)
B Should Be Higher (Überzone Remix)
B Should Be Higher (DJMREX Remix)
Disc Six – Should Be Higher (L12BONG 46)
A Should Be Higher (Jim Sclavunos From Grinderman Remix)
A Should Be Higher (Little Vampire Remix)
B Should Be Higher (MAPS Remix)
B Should Be Higher (Jim Jones Revue Remix)
B Should Be Higher (Radio Mix)