A Broken Frame

Label
Mute Records
Release date
2 Oct 2006
Running length
25 tracks
Running time
105:55

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Leave in Silence (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:49 495
2 My Secret Garden (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:46 358
3 Monument (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:14 312
4 Nothing to Fear (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:16 299
5 See You (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:34 338
6 Satellite (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:42 251
7 The Meaning of Love (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:06 260
8 A Photograph of You (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:04 234
9 Shouldn't Have Done That (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:12 220
10 The Sun and the Rainfall (2006 Digital Remaster) 5:05 263
1 My Secret Garden (Live In Hammersmith; 2006 Digital Remaster) 7:29 11
1 My Secret Garden (Live In Hammersmith) (2006 Digital Remaster) 7:27 100
2 See You (Live In Hammersmith; 2006 Digital Remaster) 4:10 9
2 See You (Live In Hammersmith) (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:09 85
3 Satellite (Live In Hammersmith; 2006 Digital Remaster) 4:24 9
3 Satellite (Live In Hammersmith) (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:23 79
4 Nothing To Fear (Live In Hammersmith) (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:25 77
4 Nothing to Fear (Live In Hammersmith; 2006 Digital Remaster) 4:26 8
5 The Meaning of Love (Live In Hammersmith) (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:12 77
5 The Meaning of Love (Live In Hammersmith; 2006 Digital Remaster) 3:13 9
6 A Photograph of You (Live In Hammersmith; 2006 Digital Remaster) 3:30 9
6 A Photograph of You (Live In Hammersmith) (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:29 69
7 Now This Is Fun (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:25 85
8 Oberkorn (It's a Small Town) (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:09 83
9 Excerpt From: My Secret Garden (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:16 80

About this album

A Broken Frame is the second studio album by the British synthpop band Depeche Mode, released in 1982. The album was written entirely by Martin Gore and recorded after the departure of Vince Clarke, who had left the band to form Yazoo with singer Alison Moyet. Alan Wilder was part of a second tour in the United Kingdom occurring prior to the release of this album, but he had not officially joined the band, and thus, does not appear on the album.

In the documentary that appears on the DVD that came with the 2006 reissue, Gore describes the record as “our worst album”. None of the singles had long-term success compared to most of Depeche Mode’s other albums’ singles. A Broken Frame was the only album not represented on 101 and Remixes 81 - 04. Prior to 2006, the last song from the album to be performed live was “Leave In Silence” in 1986. “Leave in Silence” finally made its return (as an acoustic rendition) in a 2006 concert in Paris.

The song “Monument” was covered by GusGus for the Depeche Mode tribute album For the Masses.

A special limited edition live album based on A Broken Frame recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon on the 25th October 1982 was also released early in 1983 which also included a special 12” version of Get The Balance Right on the B-Side.



2006 re-release
In 2006, A Broken Frame was re-released with a bonus DVD. The CD was remastered and (except in the USA) was released on a CD/SACD hybrid.

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