Depeche Mode – 101 (2CD, 1989) [LCDStumm101 – 2003 Remaster] [SACD 2.0 & 5.1] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Depeche Mode – 101 (2CD, 1989) [LCDStumm101 – 2003 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 101:23 minutes | Scans included | 7,32 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 101:23 mins | Scans included | 2,07 GB

101 is a live album and documentary by English electronic band Depeche Mode released in 1989 chronicling the final leg of the band’s 1987/1988 Music for the Masses Tour and the final show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena which was held on 18 June, 1988.

Group member Alan Wilder is credited with coming up with the name; the performance was the 101st and final performance of the tour (and coincidentally also the number of a famous highway in the area). The film was directed and produced by D.A. Pennebaker.

As an event, Depeche Mode’s huge (attendance around 60,000) Los Angeles Rose Bowl concert in 1988 remains legendary; no single artist show had totally sold out the venue since eight years beforehand, while the film documentary done by Dylan-filmer D.A. Pennebaker based around the show clearly demonstrated fans’ intense commitment to a near-decade-old band most mainstream critics continued to stupidly portray as a flash-in-the-pan synth pop effort. This start-to-final-encore record of the concert showcases a band perfectly able to carry its music from studio to stage as well as any other combo worth its salt should be able to do. Understandably focused on Music for the Masses material, the album shows Depeche experimenting with alternate arrangements at various points for live performance; big numbers like “Never Let Me Down Again,” “Stripped,” and “Blasphemous Rumors” pack even more of a wallop here. Slower numbers and more than a couple of ballads help to vary the hit-packed set, including a fine “Somebody” and “The Things You Said” combination sung by Martin Gore. “Pleasure Little Treasure,” on record an okay B-side, becomes a monster rocker live, the type of unexpected surprise one could expect from a solid band no matter what the music. With a triumphant set of closing numbers, including magnificent takes on “Never Let Me Down Again,” “Master and Servant,” and the set-ending “Everything Counts,” with what sounds like the entire audience singing the chorus well after the song has finally ended, 101 does far better at its task than most might have guessed.  ~~ AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett

CD1 #01. Pimpf
CD1 #02. Behind The Wheel
CD1 #03. Strangelove
CD1 #04. Sacred
CD1 #05. Something To Do
CD1 #06. Blasphemous Rumours
CD1 #07. Stripped
CD1 #08. Somebody
CD1 #09. Things You Said

CD2 #01. Black Celebration
CD2 #02. Shake The Disease
CD2 #03. Nothing
CD2 #04. Pleasure, Little Treasure
CD2 #05. People Are People
CD2 #06. A Question Of Time
CD2 #07. Never Let Me Down Again
CD2 #08. A Question Of Lust
CD2 #09. Master And Servant
CD2 #10. Just Can’t Get Enough
CD2 #11. Everything Counts



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