- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Import
- ASIN: B000026311
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | Vinyl | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 915,165 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
A broken frame (1982) Import
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Audio CD, Original recording remastered, 2 Oct 2006
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OK, so I do admit there is some bad material here, yet one of the band's worst songs from this period, the sickly sweet 'See You', was a big hit for the band. Another along the same insufferable style is the embarrassing 'A Photograph of You'. And though 'The Meaning of Love' is pretty close, I still find that song a fun bit of nonsense. The super-bouncy songs previously mentioned could be very misleading to the fact that A Broken Frame has some of Depeche Mode's best early bits of minimalistic dark music. 'Leave in Silence' is a classic single in the style that fits one of the group's later nicknames, Depress Mode. Cold, minimalistic and very cool. Probably one of the most hauntingly stunning tracks from their entire catalog is the classic 'My Secret Garden'. This song was an instant classic for me, and all these years later is still one I play on a regular basis. Martin Gore's songwriting was still developing, but the results on this album were very experimental and sometimes very exciting. Speaking of experimental, the definition of that would be the bizarre 'Monument'. Like with 'My Secret Garden', a haunting element is added with the Martin Gore's diffused background vocals. And like most fans, I do agree another standout track is the beautifully melodic 'The Sun and the Rainfall'. I couldn't have asked for a better closer to this brilliant album.Read more ›
how does it stand up as an album as on sacd!
before i start i prefer my depeche mode with a pop sound rather than the grunge/goth/rock of later albums...all respect to those fans!
the overall sound on sacd is brilliant..crisp, clear and with the odd bit of tinkle which you miss on the regular cds...
the standout tracks are the three singles "the meaning of love" and "see you" are perfect pop songs! "see you" especially is a pop masterpeice of its time! i loved it then and i love it now! "leave in silence" was a big change from the first two singles but its a brilliant track and deserved to do much better than it did in the charts!
as to the rest of the tracks..."the sun and the rainfall" and "my secret garden" stand out and "the sun" could have been a great single!
the rest of the tracks are ok but nothing special but still good!
if you love 80s electronic music this is a must!
i havent yet listened to it in 5.1 or watched the dvd but its great value when if they had wanted to cash in on their fans they could have released the two separately! a lovely package..a great cd!
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
The album that made me fall in love with Depeche Mode over 30 years ago. So good to hear it on this new heavyweight vinyl release. Read morePublished 9 months ago by RS2012
i love this album it was the 1st dm album I heard . can anyone on here tell me what the delivery charge is for the cd as amazon like to make it as difficult as possible to find outPublished on 12 Mar. 2015 by kev haram