Music for the Masses

Music for the Masses is the sixth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 28 September 1987 by Mute Records.[3] The album was supported by the Music for the Masses Tour, which launched their fame in the US when they performed at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The tour led to the creation and filming of the documentary/live album titled 101.[citation needed] This saw the band using heavy amounts of sampling,[4] much like they did in their previous album Black Celebration.

Music for the Masses
Studio album by
Released28 September 1987 (1987-09-28)
RecordedFebruary–July 1987
  • Guillaume Tell (Paris)
  • Konk (London)
  • Puk (Gjerlev, Denmark)[1]
  • Depeche Mode
  • David Bascombe
Depeche Mode chronology
Greatest Hits
Music for the Masses
Singles from Music for the Masses
  1. "Strangelove"
    Released: 13 April 1987
  2. "Never Let Me Down Again"
    Released: 24 August 1987
  3. "Behind the Wheel"
    Released: 28 December 1987
  4. "Little 15"
    Released: 16 May 1988

Considered one of the band's best albums, Music for the Masses was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[5]

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