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 physical 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, such as packaging and matrix codes, except for standards like UK/EU vinyl label artwork, 12″ protective inner sleeves and 33/45 RPM for albums/singles. Merchandise also includes images of most items. Besides, there are links to depmod.com for everything that is listed there, a site to which I've contributed hundreds of scans, 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 and links.
Mr Love :: Sweden
|Latest in my collection|
|Man made machine*||CD||CLRX CD1||EU||
Motor album. Clear jewel case inside silver foil bag. 12 page fold-out booklet. With 1 track with lead vocals by Martin.
|Master and servant*||CD||945.0166.326||EU||Nouvelle Vague single. Promo. Card sleeve. Sticker. Backing vocals by Martin.|
frYars single. Promo. White card sleeve with gold foiled sticker. Gold print on disc. Promo sticker on back. Backing vocals by Dave.
|Angels & Ghosts*||CD||88875136552||EU||
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers album. Gatefold card sleeve. 8 page booklet. Sticker on cellophane. Still sealed.
Textured debossed (front) and embossed gatefold card sleeve. Protective fleece inner sleeve. Sticker. No booklet. CD-Text. [GZ B22306 CDSTUMM381]