Some Great Videos

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Some Great Videos
SomeGreatVideos.jpg
Video by Depeche Mode
Released 1985
Recorded 1981, 1983–1985
Genre Synthpop
Length 46:00
Label Virgin Records, Sire Records
Depeche Mode chronology
The World We Live In and Live in Hamburg
(1985)The World We Live In and Live in Hamburg1985
Some Great Videos
(1985)
Strange
(1988)Strange1988

Some Great Videos is the first music video compilation by Depeche Mode, featuring ten music videos directed by Clive Richardson or Peter Care, released in 1985.[1] It coincides with The Singles 81>85.

There are ten videos in the original version, the first video "Just Can't Get Enough", and all videos from "Everything Counts" in 1983 to "It's Called a Heart" in 1985. There's also a bonus live video of "Photographic," and the US release includes the video to "A Question of Lust."

To coincide with the rerelease of The Singles 81>85, "Some Great Videos" was re-released as Some Great Videos 81>85. The track list is the same as the original UK version, but the artwork is all from the rereleased Singles 81>85.

Releases[edit]

UK 1985 release[edit]

VHS / Betamax: Virgin / VVD193

  1. "Just Can't Get Enough"
  2. "Everything Counts"
  3. "Love, in Itself"
  4. "People Are People" (12" version)
  5. "Master and Servant"
  6. "Blasphemous Rumours"
  7. "Somebody"
  8. "Shake the Disease"
  9. "It's Called a Heart"
  10. "Photographic" (live version)

US 1986 releases[edit]

VHS: Sire / 38124-3
LD (CLV): Sire / 38124-6

  1. "A Question of Lust"

UK 1998 release[edit]

VHS: Mute Film / MF034

  • Re-issued as Some Great Videos 81>85 to coincide with the release of The Videos 86>98. Contains the same track listing as the 1985 release.

Notes[edit]

  • All songs were written by Martin Gore, except for "Just Can't Get Enough" and "Photographic" written by Vince Clarke.
  • Track 4 is the "Different Mix" of the song, although it is written as "People Are People (12" version)" on the artwork.
  • Though a video for the single version of "People are People" was made, the label decided to use the "Different Mix" of the video. The original video was never released on a public video until the DVD "The Best Of, Volume 1" in 2006.
  • "Photographic" is taken from the video The World We Live In and Live in Hamburg, released in the same year.
  • All videos were directed by Clive Richardson, except for "Shake the Disease" and "It's Called a Heart" directed by Peter Care.
  • None of the videos by Julien Temple were included in the compilation. Alan Wilder once commented on the videos, when asked about them on his website:
"You can pretty much lump all the Julian Temple videos (See You, The Meaning of Love, and Leave in Silence) into one collective disaster."
  • Though "Get the Balance Right" was directed by Kevin Hewitt, not Temple, it wasn't included either as it wasn't very well liked by the band.

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