As the only thing I really wanted from this fairly expensive ($60) 4 disc-set was the DVD containing the 5.1 mixes, I was hesitant to drop the $$ but took the plunge - great DTS mixes - and considering that this is all vocals and synths (80's synths mind you - with drum machines ) it holds up pretty well.
I never could understand all the fuss about Alison ("The Voice") Moyet - always reminded me of a poor man's Annie Lennox - but this is fun stuff and if you are having a 5.1 jones - this will definitely satisfy.
Fantastic - great immersive surround mix with analogue synths so clean the room gets cold! Ahhh, but Alf's voice warms things up.
You can't go wrong with "In My Room" and "winter Kills".
Minor quibbles...would have been nice to have SACD 5.1's included as Mute has done inthe UK with all of the DEpeche Mode reissues. I also would love have had a 5.1 mix of "Situation" although I know it was not part of the original album and only added to North American release...
I have to admit to being completely underwhelmed by both of these titles.
A midrange 5 here, as the music just has not stood the test of time for me.
I found this one to be almost soul-less, and very bland indeed.
When stacked up against the seriously better Depeche Mode series, this pales into insignificance to the point of being almost banal in places.
Empty, and just does not IMHO deserve the outrageously dear price point.