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Some Great Reward

Some Great Reward

3 Jul 2013
4.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • Original Release Date: 3 July 2013
  • Release Date: 3 July 2013
  • Label: BMG Rights Management / Mute Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 40:20
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  • ASIN: B00DP5AFG6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,017 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Format: Audio CD
"Some Great Reward" is the transitional album for Depeche Mode. Whilst the poppier edge of previous albums is still evident suddenly there was a darker more perverse side which was to showcase where the Mode were heading. In fact, at the time, the album was almost entitled "Perversions" but decided against so as not to put off the parents of 15 year old schoolgirls from buying it...evidence indeed that the Mode still had an eye on the teeny boppers whilst suddenly realising that they were outgrowing the polished pop of a few years earlier.
1984, the year of release, was a year where metal bashing industria was popular and "Some Great Reward" is no exception in that battered oil drums and sheets of metal from the local junk yard are used to beef up the normal Mode drum machine and percussions.
The sexually politicised "Master & Servant", in your face pop of "People Are People", the anti-Basildon opener "Something To Do" and the building site backdrop of "If You Want" best showcase the industrial feel of the album.
However, it's not all power induced metal bashing. "Lie To Me" is one of Depeche Mode's most sexy and funky moments to date whilst beautiful ballads such as "Somebody" and "It Doesn't Matter" (personally one of my favourite songs of all time...for personal reasons!) highlight the more tender side of the album.
The most intense moment comes with the contreversial but excellent God baiting "Blasphemous Rumours", apparently a true story and a fantastic way to finish a fantastic album.
This really was the starting point of Depeche Mode as we know them today and is well worth investigation.
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I got into La Mode in 1985 when they really began to move away from their synth-pop roots after releasing their first 'Best of' album. 'Some Great Reward' is really the second of a two part transition that was begun with 'Construction Time Again'. Unlike many of their contemporaries, DM had the foresight to see where the 80s were going musically, and began the process of metamorphosing into stadia-filling electro warriors. This album contains gems such as the brooding 'Stories of Old', pervy classic 'Master and Servant', and the seminal 'Blasphemous Rumours'. These are the best tracks but there is not one dud on the CD and I can heartily recommend this album as a way of understanding Depeche Mode as they were and seeing what they would become. Sublime.
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Good to get this on 180g heavy weight remastered vinyl for the first time ... I've ordered 5 other Depeche Mode albums on the same format previously and wasn't disappointed with the sound quality ... Hoping to order their 1983 album, 'Construction a Time Again' soon .... Some good tracks on this album including a song that I would identify as being a typical LGBT anthem .... The song in question is 'People are People' suggesting that people are all equal and shouldn't be judged with difference .... The last track on the album is a bit more thought provoking... The song in question here is 'Blasphemous Rumours' .... Does God have a sense of humour then ? May we ask ... Great lyrics from the talented mind of Martin Gore ... This being his third album as chief songwriter since Vince Clarke abandoned ship on the band's 1981 album, 'Speak & Spell' .... The albums that were to follow Some a Great Reward,
released in 1984 were to become much more darker in both mood and sound !!
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again, as with my other reviews, i know it's the fans that are buying these so all I can say is....DONT HESITATE HERE EITHER.

some great reward was the 2nd album of the hansa trilogy that DM made, and although BLACK CELEBRATION was the pinnacle, this is an absolute corker.

But to the important parts. The songs are all superb on this - from something to do , to blasphemous rumours- and hearing them in 5.1 surround is an absolutely sublime experience...you really have to hear it to believe it.

I cant recommend how much of a difference the 5.1 remix makes here, as IMHO, the original mixes of this are a bit...flat.

superb re-rendering of a classic album.
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This is my favourite Depeche album. On this album, the framework the band would follow pretty much until now in terms of songwriting style was layed down. This was the one where they found their voice. From the start, the album sounds much harder and harsher. It is arguably their first album that flows comfortably. It is also not afraid to experiment, not only sonically but in terms of people's perception of what was "acceptable". It does have sonic similarities to "construction time again" but on this album they are not afraid to be molre challenging - it's hard to imagine that 22 years ago "Blasphemous Rumours" and "Master and Servant" shocked some radio 1 DJs, but they did.

As for a broken frame, the accompanying short film is very strong with lots of old archive footage - watch out for Alan complaining that Martin has gone on holiday while he mixes the album. The "berlin" effect is reflected nicely - Berlin was where Bowie recorded "Low" and these days it is known as a techno city. Nice to see that Depeche's "up the ante" album was tied into this vibe as well.
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