Depeche Mode is an English electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan (lead vocals), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, chief songwriter after 1981), Andy Fletcher (keyboards) and Vince Clarke (keyboards, chief songwriter 1980–81). Vince Clarke left the band after the release of their 1981 debut album and was replaced by Alan Wilder (keyboards, drums) with Gore taking over songwriting.
Wilder left the band in 1995 and since then Gahan, Gore, and Fletcher have continued as a trio. Depeche Mode have sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide, making them the most successful electronic band in music history.
Depeche Mode became "One of the greatest British pop groups of all time" according to the Sunday Telegraph and one of the most influential groups over the last 30 years. They have inspired generations of new musicians while consolidating their considerable reputation. In the process they played to audiences in excess of 30 million.
Please check out how this huge success began and enjoy one of their early shows on this DVD.
Recorded live in London 1982.
Format: DVD / NTSC / 4:3 Fullscreen
Sound: Dolby Digital 2.0 & 5.1
Run time: 55 Minutes