Depeche Mode realized the format's potential and embraced the power of 12" vinyl and the avenues of innovation it opened up. The 12" single allowed the band to explore new sonic possibilities while the physical beauty of the packaging gave Depeche Mode room to develop a sophisticated and commanding visual aesthetic. Depeche Mode used their singles discography as a means of offering left field remixes and other delights for their fans. Each box set in the series contains the singles from each Depeche Mode album on audiophile-quality 12” vinyl, with audio remastered from the original tapes and cut at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. The artwork for the exterior of each of the new box sets draws on street art iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original vinyl single artwork.
Speak and Spell - The 12” Singles contains a facsimile reproduction of the rare Flexi Disc Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead / King of the Flies (the Fad Gadget track as on the original release); Dreaming Of Me 12”: Dreaming of Me / Ice Machine; New Life 12”: New Life (Remix) / Shout! (Rio Mix); Just Can’t Get Enough 12”: Just Can’t Get Enough (Schizo Mix) / Any Second Now (Altered)