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Playing The Angel

album studio

en bref
Après l'intimité feutrée d'Exciter en 2001, Depeche Mode renoue avec ses origines en dégainant un album à l'électro survitaminée, exhibant des rythmes rapides, et des chansons tubesques qui rappellent les plus grandes heures du groupe.


Playing The Angel Era

date de sortie

lundi 17 octobre 2005


Mute Records




Ecrit par Martin Gore, exceptés "Suffer Well", "I Want It All" et "Nothing's Impossible", écrit par Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner et Andrew Phillpott


Produit par Depeche Mode et Ben Hillier pour 140db


Enregistré au Sound Design, Santa Barbara, assisté par Nick Sevilla, Stratosphere Sound Studios, New York, assisté par Arjun Argerwala et Rudyard Lee Cullers, Whitfield Street Studios, Londres, assisté par Devin Workman et Kt Rangnick. Programmation par Dave McCracken et Richard Morris. Programmation originale sur Chansons "I Want It All", "Suffer Well" et "Nothing's Impossible" par Christian Eigner et Andrew Phillpott. Ingénieurs du son : Ben Hillier et Richard Morris. Piano sur "I Want It All" - Dave McCracken.


Mixé aux Whitfield Street Studios, London. Mixé par Steve Fitzmaurice et Ben Hillier. Mastering par Emily Lazar à The Lodge, New York. Assisté de Sarah Register.

artwork & photographie

Anton Corbijn, Four 5 One

dans l'histoire

The thing I remember most about the recording of Playing the Angel was that 7/7 [July 7, 2005, bombings in London] happened. The band were recording in the West End, in the center of it all. I said, “Do you want to take a couple of days off?” They just said, “No, let’s get on with it.”

I think it was a really important record for the band—not necessarily because it had the big hits on it. Playing the Angel was the first record they worked on with Ben Hillier, who’s subsequently done the last three records with them, and that has proved a really productive experience—for Martin, and for me. With Martin, some of the best things he’s done come when he’s pushed—things like the guitar riff in “Enjoy the Silence” came at the last minute. I wanted someone in the studio to push him, to get the very best out of him, and I think Ben has done and has continued to do a great job with that. It’s very important, because if Martin is allowed to drift, he’ll disengage a little from the process. Not so much now, but at that time. He’ll do the bit that he enjoys doing, which is the song, but when it came to just getting that extra five per cent out of the track, he needs to be pushed. And that was my goal for that record, was to get somebody to do that.

discographie intégrale

Playing The Angel

principales éditions


291 Angleterre, 2005


290 Europe, 2005


292 Europe, 2005

discographie mondiale

46 éditions locales

4 éditions analogiques

42 éditions numériques

21 sociétés d'édition locales

éditions commerciales

Afrique du Sud (2), Allemagne (1), Angleterre (5), Argentine (2), Australie (1), Brésil (1), Bulgarie (1), Canada (1), Chili (1), Europe (6), France (1), Grèce (3), Hollande (1), Israël (1), Japon (2), Malaisie (2), Mexique (1), Russie (2), Taiwan (1), Thaïlande (1), Ukraine (2), USA (8)

sociétés d'édition

CBS Records (1), Comp Music Ltd (2), EMI (1), EMI (Malaysia) Sendirian Berhad (1), EMI (Taiwan) (1), EMI Music (1), EMI Music (Greece) (2), EMI Music Brasil Ltda (1), EMI Music France (1), EMI Odeon S.A.I.C. (2), Music On Vinyl (1), Mute Records (14), Reprise Records (6), S.B.A. / Gala Records (2), Sire Records (3), Sony Music Entertainment Africa (Pty) Ltd (1), Sony Music Japan (1), Sony Records (2), Toshiba EMI Ltd (1), Virgin Records (1), Warner Music Canada Ltd (1)

photos et artworks

catalogue international des éditions

Playing The Angel

Afrique du Sud

2013 CDCOL7494 5"CD Sony Music Entertainment Africa (Pty) Ltd

2013 CDCOL7494 5"CD Sony Records


2005 none DVD Mute Records


2005 CDSTUMM260 5"CD Mute Records

2005 CDSTUMM260 5"CD Mute Records

2005 none 5"CD Mute Records

2005 none 5"CD Mute Records

2005 UMDSTUMM260 UMD Mute Records


2005 int.cdstumm260 5"CD EMI Odeon S.A.I.C.

2005 094634522922 CD & DVD EMI Odeon S.A.I.C.


2005 CDSTUMM260 5"CD Mute Records


2005 int.cdstumm260 5"CD EMI Music Brasil Ltda


2005 0094634057523 5"CD EMI


2005 CDW49348 5"CD Warner Music Canada Ltd


2005 INTCDSTUMM260 5"CD Mute Records


2005 STUMM260 2xLP Mute Records

2005 int.cdstumm260 5"CD Mute Records

2005 CDSTUMM260 5"CD Mute Records

2005 88883750842 5"CD Sony Records

2005 LCDSTUMM260 CD & DVD Mute Records

2012 CDSTUMM260 5"CD Mute Records


2010 5099964695204 Box CD EMI Music France


2005 PRODMPTABOX1 Box Promo EMI Music (Greece)

2005 PRODMPTABOX2 Box Promo EMI Music (Greece)

2005 none DVD Virgin Records


2014 MOVLP950 2xLP Music On Vinyl


2005 int.CDSTUMM260 5"CD CBS Records


2005 TOCP-66471 5"CD Toshiba EMI Ltd

2014 SICP-30545 BluSpec CD2 Sony Music Japan


2005 0094634773523 5"CD EMI (Malaysia) Sendirian Berhad

2005 0094634598743 Cassette EMI Music


2005 4934820 5"CD Reprise Records


2005 00946348167 2 7 5"CD S.B.A. / Gala Records

2005 0094634816724 5"CD S.B.A. / Gala Records


2005 00946 340575 23 5"CD EMI (Taiwan)


2005 int.cdstumm260 5"CD Mute Records


2005 int.cdstumm260 5"CD Comp Music Ltd

2005 0094634598743 Cassette Comp Music Ltd


2005 none 5"CD Reprise Records

2005 49348-2 5"CD Sire Records

2005 49348-2 5"CD Sire Records

2005 none 5"CD Reprise Records

2005 none 5"CD Reprise Records

2005 none 5"CD Reprise Records

2005 49456-2 CD & DVD Reprise Records

2005 none Télécharg. Sire Records