Depeche Mode: Monument illustrates the amazing success story that began in 1981 and is still going strong after 100 million album sales. This book contains: information on all of the band's releases from 1981 to 2017; over a thousand images, including never-before-seen photos, concert posters, and album artwork; a special look at fan culture; interviews with stage managers, friends, producers, tour companions, radio hosts, and fans; and so much more.
Captivating images of band members on stage, with fans, and in official photos, and detailed images of album covers, disc labels, cassette boxes, and all sorts of memorabilia frame approachable descriptions of specific events and the surrounding history. A complete tour schedule including all of the earliest dates and the dates of 18 official tours is included, as is a bibliography of over 60 album reviews in a wide variety of magazines. All-in-all, this is a visually stunning and worthwhile read. It is both entrancing and heartfelt while at the same time informational, genuine and candid, and the reverence felt for the band by the author is contagious.
The affection that Depeche Mode command year after year from their ever-growing fan base is incredible. No other band possesses such a vital, self-organized fan culture. Along with an unprecedented collection of artifacts presented together for the first time, this volume offers extensive information, background facts, and anecdotes that will cater to both newcomers and die-hard Depeche Mode fans alike.
About the Author:
Dennis Burmeister is a graphic designer, deejay, and promoter. Over the past twenty-five years, he has gathered together one of the largest Depeche Mode collections in the world. With several thousand items, it could fill a museum.
Sascha Lange is a musician, author, and historian of youth culture. His book DJ Westradio was published in 2007 by Aufbau Taschenbuch Verlag.