CLASSIC POP PRESENTS magazine May 2023 - DEPECHE MODE Vol 2 Cover #1

In this second edition of Classic Pop Presents Depeche Mode, we bring the story right up to date. Inside, we examine their superb and moving new album, Memento Mori, and the band’s new world tour as well as chatting exclusively with Mute Record’s boss and Depeche producer/mentor Daniel Miller about a life lived alongside the band. Of course, the world tragically lost founder member Andy Fletcher last year and, in this special issue, we pay full tribute to one of synth-pop’s finest. 

Elsewhere, there’s a look at the early band with and without Vince Clarke, in-depth features on all of the albums that weren’t covered in the first edition, as well as deeper dives into three of the band’s pivotal LPs, Construction Time Again, Black Celebration and Music For The Masses. We are also lucky enough to feature two unmissable book excerpts – from brand new Depeche book Halo, covering the chaos that surrounded the band at the peak of their Violator fame; and from Ian Gittins’ Faith & Devotion, who here relives the hedonistic heights of the infamous Devotional Tour. Lastly, we handpick our Top 40 of the group’s deep cuts – plus there’s a look at fan-facing documentary My Hobby Is Depeche Mode, an interview with Halo authors Kevin May and David McElroy, plus a look around the best bits of a mammoth Depeche Mode collection – and plenty more besides!

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