Catching Up with Depeche Mode

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Catching Up with Depeche Mode
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Compilation album by
Released11 November 1985 (1985-11-11)
RecordedDecember 1980 – July 1985
Depeche Mode chronology
The Singles 81→85
Catching Up with Depeche Mode
Black Celebration

Catching Up with Depeche Mode is a compilation album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released solely in North America on 11 November 1985 by Sire Records.[1]

October 1985 saw the international release of the album The Singles 81→85, which collected the band's seven-inch singles to that date. Sire Records felt a new album would have to differ from this international release since some of the band's singles had already appeared on the compilation People Are People the previous year. Catching Up with Depeche Mode included the band's singles not already available on People Are People - all but "Leave in Silence", "Get the Balance Right!", "Everything Counts", and "People Are People" - as well as two B-sides, "Flexible" and "Fly on the Windscreen".

Catching Up with Depeche Mode peaked at number 113 on the US Billboard 200.[2] Nevertheless, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on 2 August 2000.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[4]
Robert ChristgauB+[5]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Martin L. Gore, except where noted. All tracks produced by Daniel Miller and Depeche Mode, except where noted.

1."Dreaming of Me" (writer: Vince Clarke)3:44
2."New Life" (writer: Clarke)3:44
3."Just Can't Get Enough" (writer: Clarke)3:36
4."See You"3:53
5."The Meaning of Love"3:04
6."Love, in Itself"3:55
7."Master and Servant" (producers: Miller, Depeche Mode, Gareth Jones)3:50
8."Blasphemous Rumours" (producers: Miller, Depeche Mode, Jones)5:04
9."Somebody" (producers: Miller, Depeche Mode, Jones)4:21
10."Shake the Disease" (producers: Miller, Depeche Mode, Jones)4:46
11."Flexible" (producers: Miller, Depeche Mode, Jones)3:09
12."It's Called a Heart"3:48
13."Fly on the Windscreen"5:05


Credits adapted from the liner notes of Catching Up with Depeche Mode.[8]

  • Depeche Mode – production
  • Martyn Atkins – design, photo treatment
  • Mark Higenbottam – design, photo treatment
  • David A. Jones – design, photo treatment
  • Gareth Jones – production (tracks 7–11)
  • Daniel Miller – production
  • Eric Watson – front cover photography


Chart (1986) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 113


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[3] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ "Catching Up With Depeche Mode". Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Depeche Mode Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "American album certifications – Depeche Mode – Catching Up with Depeche Mode". Recording Industry Association of America. 2 August 2000. Retrieved 8 September 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  4. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Catching Up with Depeche Mode – Depeche Mode". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Depeche Mode". Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  6. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. p. 631. ISBN 0-8571-2595-8. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Depeche Mode". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 229–30. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  8. ^ Catching Up with Depeche Mode (liner notes). Depeche Mode. Sire Records. 1985. 1-25346.CS1 maint: others (link)

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