Happy Birthday Depeche Mode, with your Album ‘Violator’ released on 19|3|1990, 24 years ago !
‘Violator’ was Depeche Mode’s 7th album and became their most succesfull release, it also went in the US for the first time in the top ten on the Billboeard 200 at #7 (total sales in the US, over 3 million - 3x Platinum). The album included 4 singles; Personal Jesus, Enjoy the silence, Policy of truth, World in my Eyes and a song that didn’t became a single but came out as everyone’s favourite: Halo (This song was also played during their recent Delta Machine Tour in the ‘Goldfrapp’ Version)
Regarding the album’s title, Martin said, “We called it Violator as a joke. We wanted to come up with the most extreme, ridiculously Heavy Metal title that we could. I’ll be surprised if people will get the joke. The album is included in the Book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The album also got a Video release with ‘Strange Too’ by Anton Corbijn. The reissue cd/dvd edition from 2006 includes a documentary about this period;
'Depeche Mode: 1989-90 - If you wanna use guitars, use guitars…’
link via Youtube: http://bit.ly/1mg7MTb
The Album further included also stunning B-side/Bonustracks; Sibeling,Memphisto, Kaleid, Sea of Sin, Happiest Girl & Dangerous
Chart Peakings; #1 France, #2 Switzerland, UK & Germany