Depeche Mode‘s twelfth studio album, Sounds Of the Universe will be released on April 21. Alongside a standard CD format, the band has announced that their new album will also be released as a Special Edition CD/DVD and a deluxe box set that will include a host of exclusive material:
- Three CDs containing the album, bonus songs and remixes, as well as 14 demos available exclusively.
- A DVD that will feature three films: Making The Universe, a behind-the scenes documentary about the recording of the album, Usual Thing, Try And Get The Question In The Answer (a conversation with the band discussing recording techniques, intercut with personal archive footage from previous album sessions) and Sounds Of The Universe (a short film featuring track by track with the band). The DVD will also include the promo video for the album’s first single Wrong (directed by Patrick Daughters), plus four songs filmed live in the studio in December 2008.
- Two 84-page hardback books, one featuring the lyrics to all the songs from the Sounds Of The Universe sessions, accompanied by exclusive photography by Anton Corbijn. The second book will contain exclusive and candid studio photography by Daniel Miller, Ben Hillier, Luke Smith and Ferg Peterkin.
In addition, the album will also be released as a double vinyl LP (including a Sounds Of The Universe CD) and as a download.
For more information please visit the band’s Myspace and website.