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Depeche Mode has reissued 101 before and it wasn’t as good as it could have been.
So, this year, they’re giving it another go and the Deluxe Box Set contains a blu-ray, two DVDs and two CDs!
But have they done justice to this classic collection of a documentary which was also a defining album?
Yes, we think that they probably have. They’ve upgraded the movie using 4K scans of the original so that they could upscale it to give it a proper 4K feel.
It stands out, as it always did, as the first proper “reality TV” approach to a music documentary.
The sound quality is much improved (though they have dropped the bonus performances included in the 2003 remaster and reissue for the DVDs, it’s on the Blu-Ray so you don’t miss out).
We also love the additional photo book and access to downloads of the 4K versions and 24-bit audio files.
If you’re a serious Depeche Mode collector, you will absolutely want to own 101 in this version, and even if you’re not?
You ought to be tempted by this gorgeous set that sounds as good as it looks. Everything Counts in large amounts, right?
You can grab a copy online here.