Initially rooted in the U.K."s New Romantic movement, modern rock icons Depeche Mode first formed in 1980 with founding partners Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Vince Clarke, and Andrew Fletcher. Their pioneering, synthesizer-based sound became a global phenomenon that made them wildly successful electro-pop superstars who loomed as large as cult heroes as they did as commercial heavies. With an originality of vision that"s only grown over time, the band"s wealth of singles and signature tracks ranges from bold dance grooves to atmospheric alt-pop to dramatic, industrial flavored masterpieces.
Vocalist Dave Gahan, guitarist/keyboardist Martin Gore and keyboardist Andrew Fletcher issued their sophomore album, A Broken Frame in 1982 on Sire Records. Gore deftly assumed the role of chief songwriter here after the departure of founding member and songwriter Vince Clarke, producing an ambitious collection of songs including their highest charting single up that point with "See You" and further fare like €œThe Meaning Of Love€? and €œLeave In Silence.€? Gatefold 180 gram vinyl with insert and liner notes.