Depeche Mode's epic live album reissued! Originally released in 1989, 101 chronicles the final show of UK synth pop gods' 1988 Music For The Masses tour. This live concert recording is a companion to the Depeche Mode documentary of the same name (also about the live tour), and if you have ever even doubted the genius of DM, you must listen to this immediately. All doubts will disappear from your mind once you hear Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Alan Wilder, and Andrew Fletcher rip through two LP's worth of the band's greatest tunes, live and direct, in front of a roaring audience at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18th 1988. It is simply brilliant and the track listing contains most (if not all) of their most loved tracks up to that moment. Includes live versions of "Black Celebration," "People Are People," "Everything Counts," "Just Can't Get Enough," "Strangelove," "Shake The Disease," and more. This official Rhino reissue comes on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl with gatefold sleeve and 16-page booklet featuring incredible shots of the band from the time. Recommended.
- recorded live at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, June 18th 1988
- 180g black double vinyl pressing
- includes 16-page booklet
- gatefold sleeve
- original release year: 1989
- music label: Rhino 2016
reviewed by KMF 10/2016