Title : Depeche Mode – 101. Format : 2CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray Boxset. Label : Sony Music. Barcode / Cat Num : 194399020395
Release Date : December 3rd 2021
This is the definitive box set edition of Depeche Mode’s newly upgraded 101 documentary concert film and live album chronicling the 101st and final performance of the band’s “Music For The Masses” world tour, recorded live at the Pasadena Rose Bowl on June 18, 1988.
A groundbreaking collaborative documentary, 101 was co-directed by acclaimed husband-and-wife filmmaking team D.A. Pennebaker (Dont Look Back) and Chris Hegedus (The War Room) with active creative input from Depeche Mode, who had held an exclusive contest for fans offering an appearance in a Depeche Mode movie as the prize. 101’s narrative through-line of contest winners traveling across America to attend Depeche Mode’s landmark Rose Bowl concert is a cinematic precursor to the youth culture trend in “reality tv” programming. Depeche Mode’s 101 captures the electrifying synergy between the band and their fans.
This new HD edition has been meticulously upgraded using 4k scans of the original film reels. The Blu-ray includes three previously unseen bonus performances of “A Question of Lust,” “Sacred” and “Something To Do” plus the official promotional video for “Everything Counts.”
Additional contents include: a 48 page behind-the-scenes story of the day photo book including exclusive, unseen images; a 20″ x 30″ replica of original US theatrical release movie poster; a 16 page Anton Corbijn Photo Mode book as featured in the original album release; a double CD of the original 20 track 101 concert release; and a Download Card providing access to 4K downloads of the film and bonus performances plus 24-bit audio files of the 101 concert release. The two DVDs in the set contain the original extras from the 2003 DVD release of Depeche Mode – 101, which are exclusive to the DVD discs.