Strange (video)

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Video by Depeche Mode
Released 12/07/1988
Recorded 1987 - 1988
Genre Synthpop, new wave, alternative dance, alternative rock
Length 30 minutes
Label BMG Videos
Director Anton Corbijn
Producer Richard Bell
Depeche Mode chronology
Some Great Videos
(1985)Some Great Videos1985
101 (video)
(1989)101 (video)1989


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

'Strange - A Black and White Mode by Anton Corbijn is the second music video compilation by Depeche Mode, featuring the first five Depeche Mode videos directed by Anton Corbijn, released in 1988. Corbijn shot the entire video album in Super-8.[2]

The five videos are mostly in black and white, except for some random megaphones that were colored red. There were the three main singles for Music for the Masses, the final Black Celebration single "A Question of Time", and "Pimpf", the instrumental closer to Music for the Masses. The "Pimpf" video is currently exclusive to "Strange".


UK official releases[edit]

  • VVC248 (Mute Film VHS video)
  • VVC336 (Mute Film VHS video), a limited edition with six postcards, four of them signed by the band members
  • MF026 (Mute Film VHS video), re-issued in 1999

USA official releases[edit]

  • 38147-3 (Sire/Reprise VHS video)

Japan official releases[edit]

  • BVVP-90 (BMG VHS video), includes a notes sheet and a postcard
  • BVLP-90 (BMG LaserDisc video)

All videos are present on all releases.

  1. "A Question of Time" [Remix]
  2. "Strangelove" [7" Version]
  3. "Never Let Me Down Again" [Split Mix], longer than the video on "The Videos 86-98" and "The Videos 86-98+"
  4. "Behind the Wheel" [Album version], longer than the video on "The Videos 86-98" and "The Videos 86-98+"
  5. "Pimpf"


  1. ^ "Depeche Mode: Strange". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "depeche mode dot com". 1993-02-03. Retrieved 2012-03-10.