Depeche Mode: Monument

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Pub Date: 11/07/2017

Pages: 420

Trim: 10 x 12

Publisher: Akashic Books

Imprint: Akashic Books

ISBN 13: 9781617755934

ISBN 10: 1617755931

Price: $59.95 / $82.99 CAN

Category: MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Pop Vocal

Depeche Mode: Monument

By Dennis Burmeister, Sascha Lange

Price: $59.95

Format:

Hardcover

About the Book

"Captivating images of band members on stage, with fans, and in official photos, and detailed images of album covers, disc labels, cassette boxes, and all sorts of memorabilia frame approachable descriptions of specific events and the surrounding history. A complete tour schedule including all of the earliest dates and the dates of 18 official tours is included, as is a bibliography of over 60 album reviews in a wide variety of magazines. All-in-all, this is a visually stunning and worthwhile read. It is both entrancing and heartfelt while at the same time informational, genuine and candid, and the reverence felt for the band by the author is contagious."
--Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal

"Depeche Mode fans know that Monument is a song on its seminal 1982 album A Broken Frame. It's a fitting title for this encyclopedic yet intimate photo book that covers the band's career, with a special section devoted to fan culture."
--Los Angeles Times, Holiday Gift Guide

"Featuring more than one thousand objects from Burmeister's archive, Monument is a detailed chronology of the band who--after 100 million album sales--still show no sign of stopping."
--Dazed

"A bonanza for the serious Depeche Mode lover."
--The Current (Minnesota Public Radio)

"The massive coffee table book is graphically appealing and well designed, as befits a tribute to a group who were almost as visual at their inception as they were musical."
--Shepherd Express

"Even if you think you know everything there is to know about Depeche Mode...there is surely something new to learn here."
--Philadelphia Gay News

"Essential...Monument is everything it aspires to be, an impressive achievement and a fine gift for the Depeche Mode fan in your life."
--PopMatters

"This book-long love letter from some of the Depeche Mode's diehard fans...This is a meticulous, obsessive compilation of the band's oeuvre and is a must for any DM fan."
--Style Zeitgeist, 2017 Gift Guide

Depeche Mode: Monument illustrates the amazing synth-pop success story that began in 1981 and is still going strong after 100 million album sales. This book contains information on all of the band's releases from 1981 to 2017, over a thousand images, including never-before-seen photos, concert posters, and album artwork, a special look at fan culture, interviews with stage managers, friends, producers, tour companions, radio hosts, and fans and much more. Along with an unprecedented collection of artifacts presented together for the first time, this coffee table book offers extensive information, background facts, and anecdotes that will cater to both newcomers and die-hard Depeche Mode fans alike."
--Delaware County Daily Times, Holiday Gift Guide

Depeche Mode: Monument illustrates the amazing success story that began in 1981 and is still going strong after 100 million album sales. This book contains: information on all of the band's releases from 1981 to 2017; over a thousand images, including never-before-seen photos, concert posters, and album artwork; a special look at fan culture; interviews with stage managers, friends, producers, tour companions, radio hosts, and fans; and so much more.

The affection that Depeche Mode command year after year from their ever-growing fan base is incredible. No other band possesses such a vital, self-organized fan culture. Along with an unprecedented collection of artifacts presented together for the first time, this volume offers extensive information, background facts, and anecdotes that will cater to both newcomers and die-hard Depeche Mode fans alike.

About the Book

The most complete book on Depeche Mode. Ever.

Author

Dennis Burmeister is a graphic designer, deejay, and promoter. Over the past twenty-five years, he has gathered together one of the largest Depeche Mode collections in the world. With several thousand items, it could fill a museum.

Sascha Lange is a musician, author, and historian of youth culture. His book DJ Westradio was published in 2007 by Aufbau Taschenbuch Verlag.Sascha Lange is a musician, author, and historian of youth culture. His book DJ Westradio was published in 2007 by Aufbau Taschenbuch Verlag.