And of course the DVDs are packed with extras like a tour documentary, rehearsal footage and the 7 “screen films” projected behind the band at every show.
If you happened to catch this tour, you’ll happily recall that Gore and Gahan pulled from the back catalogue more liberally than they have in recent memory.
In fact, favorites like “A Question Of Time”, “Fly On The Windscreen” and “Stripped” are on the Barcelona set list. Hearing those classics from Black Celebration is great and all, but it makes you want to experience old school Depeche Mode in context. Not even the 101 version… before that.
In 1984, on the Some Great Reward tour, Depeche Mode recorded a concert film in Hamburg. It has yet to be released on DVD, but some relatively good quality VHS transfers exist on YouTube. Thanks to those hardcore DM fans for hanging on to their VCRs and doing the hard work for us.
“If You Want”:
“Leave In Silence”:
“Told You So”: