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 :: England
|Latest in my collection|
|Live in Berlin*||
A film by Anton Corbijn. Deluxe edition. Matt/glossy CD-sized cardboard box. Discs in matt/glossy card sleeves. 16 page booklet. Sticker on shrinkwrap. 2xDVD: NTSC, Copy Controlled, Dolby Digital 5.1/PCM 2.0 (acoustic session: PCM 48-24 2.0), 16:9. NB: The PCM 2.0 track of 'Live in Berlin' is in mono! Blu-ray: DTS-HD MA 5.1/PCM 96-24 2.0. 2xDVD: [A0102407784-A911 27 A01] [A0102407784-B911 16 A01] + [A0102407785-A911 17 A01] [A0102407785-B911 16 A02] 2xCD: [A0102406289-0101 15 A01] + [A0102406287-0101 15 A01] Blu-ray: [A0102407872-A511 1000 2A00] All except Blu-ray: [Sony DADC]
|The morning after*||CD||FOOT002||UK||SixToes album. Gatefold card sleeve. No booklet. With 1 track with vocals by Dave.|
|Personal Jesus 2011*||CD||PCDBong43||EU||Promo. Card sleeve. [0974612 AB35493-01 manufactured by optimal media production]|
|Touring the angel||DVD||LDMDVD5||EU||
Clear keep case. Artwork on inside sleeve (white text on black). No booklet. DTS 5.1/Dolby Digital 5.1/PCM 2.0, 16:9. The disc is disc 1 of DMDVD5. [3714269-0 PAL @ 1 010202] [3714269-1 PAL @ 2 020205] Both layers: [WWW.MEDIAMOTION.COM]
|Tour of the universe||DVD+2xCD||LDMDVD6||EU||
8 panel CD-sized card sleeve ("digisleeve"). 16 page booklet. NTSC, Dolby Digital 5.1/PCM 2.0, 16:9. DVD: [9198159 DA17266-01] [DA17266-01] 2xCD: [AA17314-01 9198142] + [AA17315-01 9198162] All: [manufactured by optimal media production]