Here you'll find my collection above all, from Albums to Solo releases. There is also an exhaustive Tracks section listing official Depeche Mode tracks unreleased on UK/EU commercial CD, and Links to related sites and collectors.
I've been a fan since 1985 but it wasn't until 2002 I really got into collecting. I primarily collect UK/EU commercial releases, preferably first pressings, but also promos and releases from other countries that contain exclusive tracks and/or artwork (official releases only, no CD-Rs). There is a special quality to the UK editions compared to others: the colours, the print and paper, the label artwork, the minimum use of company info, the catalogue numbers... In the late 2002 they were however replaced with EU editions, but thankfully these have been of the same high standards.
About the collection: I've tried to mention as many relevant details as possible about each item except standards like label artwork for UK/EU vinyl, protective inner sleeves for 12″ vinyl, 33/45 RPM for vinyl albums/singles etc. Merchandise also includes images of most items. Besides, there are links to depmod.com for everything that is listed there. I've contributed hundreds of scans to the discography, meaning that many images are from the actual items in my collection.
About Tracks: When I got into collecting one of my first objectives was to get all UK commercial CD releases. Later on, I got interested in tracks exclusive to other formats and countries, promos and compilations. This section is an attempt at listing this considerable amount of tracks, as a reference for myself and fellow collectors. It is divided into several subsections depending on the type of release and includes descriptions of many obscure versions as well as release details.
Mr Love :: England
|Latest in my collection|
|Heaven*||12″||88765 49171 1||EU||Silver print on labels. Audiophile vinyl. 33 RPM.|
|Remixes 2. 81-11*||CD||CDMutel18||EU||
Clear jewel case. 8 page booklet. Sticker on cellophane. [0966352 AB37852-01 manufactured by optimal media production]
|Delta machine*||2xLP||88765 46063 1||EU||
Gatefold sleeve. Heavy picture inner sleeves. Download voucher. Silver print on labels. Sticker on shrinkwrap. Audiophile vinyl.
|Delta machine*||CD||88765 46062 2||EU||
Gatefold card sleeve. 8 page booklet. Sticker on shrinkwrap. CD-Text. [SONY MUSIC 55406092/88765460622 21]
32 page hardback book sleeve. Sticker on shrinkwrap. CD-Text. [A0102096394-0102 02 Sony DADC] + [A0102096393-0202 02 Sony DADC]