One of Depeche Mode’s most divisive albums ever is getting a tenth year anniversary re-release of sorts, with all 3 of the album’s singles getting the vinyl treatment in a six-disc collection that not only includes the 3 singles, but remastered/remixed versions of the brilliant tracks. The group has made great use of vinyl singles over the past few decades, using them as an opportunity to show off remixes of songs that would otherwise not fit in on any of their studio albums.
Back in 1978 Cat Stevens was one of the biggest artists in the world, and had sold millions of records. Then, suddenly, he did the unthinkable, and decided to step away from the spotlight. While his legions of fans were devastated, as well as those who had played with him in the studio and on stage, the artist found himself exhilerated at the prospect. “It was like going back to my original nature,” he said at the time. “Back to wide-eyed childhood again.”