Construction Time Again

BMG Rights Management / Mute Records Ltd.
Release date
25 Oct 1990
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Love In Itself 4:28 75,410
2 More Than a Party 4:45 51,464
3 Pipeline 5:54 55,346
4 Everything Counts 6:38 280,079
5 Two Minute Warning 4:13 50,937
6 Shame 3:51 50,038
7 The Landscape Is Changing 4:49 47,556
8 Told You So 4:26 56,519
9 And Then... 4:36 39,437
10 Everything Counts (Reprise) 0:59 13,580

About this album

Construction Time Again is the third studio album by the British synthpop band Depeche Mode, released in 1983. This was the first Depeche Mode album with Alan Wilder, who composed the songs “Two Minute Warning” and “The Landscape Is Changing” (as well as the B-side “Fools”).

The album was recorded at John Foxx’s Garden studios in London, engineered by Gareth Jones (who had also engineered Foxx’s seminal electronic album, Metamatic). It was mixed in the famous Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin (where much of David Bowie’s trilogy of seminal electronic albums featuring Brian Eno had been produced).

The album’s cover artwork, though studio based, features the Matterhorn mountain.

The song Everything Counts was covered by Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames on their album Whoracle.

In 2007, Construction Time Again was re-released with a bonus DVD. The first CD was remastered and (except in the USA) was released on a CD/SACD hybrid. The bonus DVD includes B-sides in addition to the single and B-side for “Get the Balance Right”, a one-off single recorded prior to the album. The album is released as originally intended and does not include the bonus extended mix of “Everything Counts”, but does keep the reprise.

The DVD includes a documentary on the album. The double-documentary discusses both “Get the Balance Right” and Construction Time Again, its two singles, the making of the cover, the lyrics, and the sampling technology used during the album’s production.

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  • garynotrashcoug

    Working on the pipeline....

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • AntonyfromRiga

    The most industrial cover ever.

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • theteenagequeen

    the reprise of everything counts isn't listed on the tracklisting of the vinyl - it's the most wonderful surprise

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Jason1087

    “紧抓的手,抓住一切,尽其所能,一己之私。”——《Everything Counts》 一个完美又前卫的乐队,相当于中国的达明一派。 这是我见过最优秀的乐队,没有之一。 他们在思考,也在玩音乐。 第一次认识他们就是因为这张专辑,《Told You So》《Everything Counts》。一张充满工业时代的躁动和焦虑情绪的唱片,现在觉得连噪音都是那么的美艳,虽然有几首歌是儿歌的感觉。^_^

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Ultra_DM_

    Самый любимый альбом из ранних.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Jason1087

    第一次认识Depeche Mode听的是它。对工业噪音(industrial)极端崇拜,每首歌都有一点儿环境噪音soundtrack,很钢铁,虽然有一两首歌有点儿pop有点儿Q,总体是很强烈的英雄主义。不止一次地说,他是我的偶像,因为他为我打开了电子音乐世界的大门,从此中毒一发不可收拾。

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • halo_dm2

    And Then...

    9 May 2011 Reply
  • Magnum_44F

    You know, I've listened to DM almost 6 years, but this work is only now understood. CTA is magnificent! And if you can't figure it out, it's just a question of time.

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Magnum_44F

    omg, i fell in love with Pipeline O_O

    6 Apr 2011 Reply
  • jw100procent

    i love how industrial this is[2]

    3 Apr 2011 Reply
  • portishphonic

    I love the industrial sound of it and Everything counts makes for a whole album. Masterpiece of a song.

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Bub_Clifton

    To me, this was just a warmup of better things to come (being Some Great Reward).

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Timppa2000

    i love how industrial this is :)

    7 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Jason1087

    the usage of sampling soundtracks inside industrial music is really maverlous!!! Told You So. Pipeline. Everything Counts. More Than A Party. awesome industrial noises!!!

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Lurholm

    This is a perfect album - nothing superfluous, nothing missing. Their absolute best IMO.

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • ParisianBoy

    Everything Counts!

    8 May 2010 Reply
  • SODA8297

    One of my faves records

    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Fishee-sama

    One of my favourites, it's great & fucking awesome!

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • bander_az

    Кошмарный диск, слушать невозможно

    13 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Hetfield55

    not one of their best work, but still ahead of the synth bands of that period

    11 Aug 2009 Reply
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