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A Broken Frame (Gatefold Sleeve 180gm) [VINYL]

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  • Vinyl (24 Mar. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B00IN8OKDE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 167,897 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Leave in Silence
  2. My Secret Garden
  3. Monument
  4. Nothing to Fear
  5. See You
  6. Satellite
  7. The Meaning of Love
  8. A Photograph of You
  9. Shouldn't Have Done That
  10. The Sun and the Rainfall Remastered

Product Description

Product Description

180 gram audiophile vinyl / Gatefold Sleeve / Insert

About the Artist

Their second album 'A Broken Frame' was released in 1982 and shows a growing band in its early stages, a group that's searching for direction and focus. Its versatility and highly diverse set of quintessential Eighties Pop make this a very interesting album, and every Depeche Mode fan that's eager to get an understanding of the makings of the group should own this record. Key member Alan Wilder was already touring with the band at this time, but has not yet been involved with recording 'A Broken Frame'. Their next effort however, 'Construction Time Again' (also available on vinyl) would feature Wilder in the arranging seat, thus shaping the unique sound of Depeche Mode forever. DEPECHE MODE TITLES AVAILABLE ON THIS LABEL ON VINYL: BLACK CELEBRATION / MUSIC FOR THE MASSES / SOME GREAT REWARD / SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION / VIOLATOR / A BROKEN FRAME / CONSTRUCTION TIME AGAIN / ULTRA

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Format: Audio CD
When I hear this album, it really takes me back to my first concert. I went to see them at Hammersmith Odean 25th October 1982. Fantastic night which is still with me to this day. This album is a lot darker than Speak and Spell. This was to map the future direction for depeche, from poppy pop songs to a more darker serious pop song. This album just gels, it has some awesome synth sounds plus the laid back soft vocals with the odd deep harsh chords from Dave work like a dream. The sound is almost dreamy. Tracks that stand out for me are ' my secret garden', 'sun and the rainfall', 'shouldnt of done that', and the underated single,'leave in silence'. Awesome!!! You must realize how before its time this album was, but would of failed at any other time, which to me gives it its class.
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Format: Audio CD
The songs from this album bring back memory's to me of the early 1980's like no other 80's CD. Each track has some very powerful lyrics along with clever bass lines and wonderful melody's, and although all 10 tracks are brilliant, the most outstanding tracks from this CD are tracks (2) My Secret Garden, (7) The Meaning Of Love, and (10) The Sun And The Rainfall. I bought this album back in 1982 on vinyl, and these three tracks alone were enough to warrant me buying this on CD now.
Truly outstanding
John Lewin
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I had never listened to the early DM albums until very recently. I had everything from Violator onwards. I went to see them at Birmingham in January and they were fantastic. It was after this I decided to have a listen to the early albums which for years I must admit passed of as throwaway pop....... how wrong was I they are as good as the later albums that I love so much. I can honestly say that in my humble opinion these guys have never made a bad record. Buy them all and the 180gm vinyl is great.
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Format: Audio CD
Even in a back catalogue like Depeche Mode's (a band who have always gone out of their way not to repeat themselves) this album sticks out as markedly different. Having lost their former main songwriter, Vince Clarke, "A Broken Frame" was recorded as a trio, so Martin L. Gore had to prove he had enough good songs to fill an album. From their third album onwards, DeMo would flirt (and, indeed go to bed) with Industrial influences and be always on the lookout for interesting sounds to sample. Here, we find the band relying on the analogue synth sounds available to young bands. Nothing thus to distinguish them from their contemporaries? Actually, there was plenty to make this a standout album, and it all lies in Gore's songwriting and in the band's tender approach to their material.

Opener "Leave In Silence" is a lovely, sad song, so unexpected after the blue-eyed synth pop of their first album. The dreamy "My Secret Garden" treads softly, too, and "Monument"'s quirky little sounds and funny words confuse at first, then you've just got to love it.

Now, with track 4, the album seems to "get going": there's a faster, danceable tune coming up. Great chord changes, fantastic synth hook line - but no vocals! Personally, I rather dislike instrumentals, but "Noting To Fear" is just great. (I've been wondering now and then what it could have been like with Dave Gahan singing over it, but I presume the band found it good enough the way it is - and it is.)

"See You", the most successful single off the album, has lovely vocal harmonies, and is, again, so tenderly produced. "Satellite" is slow and moody again, followed by two bouncy synth pop songs. Even the rather superficial "A Photograph Of You" is a cut above most Vince Clarke compositions for DeMo.

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Format: Audio CD
I wont go into the details of individual tracks and the merits/ demerits of the songs as only fans/ diehards will shell out for these editions. But what i will say is...it is ABSOLUTELY worth it.

The nice packaging aside, it was daniel miller himself who supervised the 5.1 mix for this, and although I get the felling some of the tracks were replicated using softsynths for some reason (either that, or the original mastering wasnt very good and too smothered in reverb), the 5.1. mixes are unbelievable and breathe new life into songs that even Ive heard hundreds of times, it really is incredible how much of a difference they make to every song; it's silly things like slight timbral variations to synth horns and such like, or even some of the backing vocals beign slightly out of tune and dava gahan's vocals sounding crisper, drier, as do all the musical parts.

the enclosed documentary is also excellent and a brilliant insight into what was a slightly tough transition phase for them. But coming back to the package as a whole, it really is worth getting if you're a fan, simply because of the 5.1 mixes alone.

Incredible nostalgia, yet new and crisp at the same time. This strange paradox works because of the strength of the songs- yes, even on this, their supposedly difficult second album- and daniel miller's original production work. An analog delight.
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By Tash on 18 Mar. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Just technical facts for those who care about this sort of stuff:

Like many of the Depeche Mode CD+DVD releases, the music tracks on the DVD are recorded in DTS 96/24 (5.1) and LPCM Stereo 24 bit 48KHz. They all sound brilliant.
This particular release is that bit more special as the CD is actually a Hybrid SACD. Awesome :o)
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