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List of extremely rare, recalled and unusual releases, mainly unsigned

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Items 097 :

Condition : Excellent
Includes : Unsigned to preserve unique design

(To be offered separately)


: General information :


: Alan's comments :



Details :

Music For The Masses / STUMM 47 / UK 1987 / Vinyl
Alternative recalled album sleeve, includes original LP inside

Notes : This is the original artwork for the album which was withdrawn at the last minute – designed by Martyn Atkins, the sleeve has the UK catalogue number printed on it. It seems to have been mocked into a standard size LP shape and sent to Alan, possibly for approval. Information is sketchy as to why it was recalled and ultimately rejected as it clearly got to print stage and one other has shown up over the years. Whether any ‘actual’ albums were released with this cover is unknown but here, we have included a vinyl album to go with it. A unique piece of Mode history and extremely rare.





Unreleased Box Set / DMBS 1 / UK 1988 / TP
Test pressing, white label (Side A, B)

Unreleased Box Set / DMBS 1 / UK 1988 / TP
Test pressing, white label (Side C, D)

Unreleased Box Set / DMBS 1 / UK 1988 / TP
Test pressing, white label (Side E, F)

Unreleased Box Set / DMBS 1 / U K 1988 / TP
Test pressing, white label (Side G, H)





Notes : Known as the ‘Holy Grail’, these are the 4 mega-rare white labels from the DM boxset that was never released. The proposed set was recalled for unknown reasons. Who knows why? The 4 test pressings were made and sent to Alan for approval in 1988.

Text on label A reads : Test Pressing (printed), ‘Unplayed’ (ink stamp), 19 Oct 1988 (ink stamp) Catalogue no DMBS1 (in red ink), Side A/B (in red ink)
‘Approval required before bulk run can be made’ (printed)

The rear labels are coloured pink, and blank.

Track-listing for each disc :

DMBS1 : Instrumentals
(A+B)

Big Muff
Nothing To Fear
Excerpts From My Secret Garden
Oberkorn (It’s A Small Town)
The Great Outdoors
Christmas Island

DMBS1 : Weirdo Mixes
(C+D)

Breathing In Fumes
Leather Boots
Are People People?
Leave In Silence (Quiet mix)
Black Day

DMBS1 : 7” B-Sides
(E+F)

Now This Is Fun
Fools
In Your Memory
Flexible
Work Hard
Ice Machine
Shout!

DMBS1 : 12 Inch A-Sides
(G+H)

Master And Servant
Everything Counts
Shake The Disease
People Are People
Stripped

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Speak and Spell / SRK3642 / USA 1981 / Vinyl
Promo copy with gold stamp – ‘not for sale’
Notes : U.S. promo LP with gold stamp. Rare.


The Singles 81-85 / SX-T 69 / Poland 1985 / Vinyl
Notes : Polish LPs are rare and sought after like most releases from the former Eastern block. Label : Tonpress.


Black Celebration / SX-T 84 / Poland 1986 / Vinyl
Notes : Polish LPs are rare and sought after like most releases from the former Eastern block. Label : Tonpress.


Music For The Masses / STUMM 47 / UK 1987 / Vinyl
Ltd Edition, clear vinyl
Notes : A rare clear vinyl version of the album. Most unusual because the UK didn’t used to bother with anything other than standard black vinyl. Hence it is very collectable.


3 x People Are People / INT 126.821 / Germany 1984 / 12” vinyl
Green/red marbled vinyl, promo copies. Numbers : 00387, 42307, 42303
Notes : German red/green marbled 12″ – these have a “Promotional Copy” sticker and are therefore very sought after.





People Are People / Official release / UK / Vinyl
Notes : BBC Music Library LP which looks like a bootleg at first sight but is in fact a very rare official LP.





Told You So / ESP-611 / Spain 1984 / 7” vinyl
Notes : Spanish radio promo 7 with completely unique artwork. Very rare and sought after.





I Want You Now/BTW (Remix) / ALDJ-104 / Japan 1988 / 7” vinyl
Promo ‘special DJ copy’
Notes : Japanese radio promo 7″: one of the most sought after DM vinyls.





2 x Personal Jesus / 7BONG 17 / UK 1989 / 7” vinyl
Censored sleeve
Notes : These vinyl 7” have a black reverse sleeve instead of the more familiar picture of a naked girl. As such, they are much sought after.


2 x I Want You Now / BTW / 10SP-3 / Japan 1988 / CD
3″ CD snap-pack sleeve, sealed
Notes : Japanese release – unique artwork, very rare and collectable.





Personal Jesus / 18B2-73 / Japan 1990 / CD
CD, Alfa records, sealed


Enjoy The Silence / ALDB-19 / Japan 1990 / CD
3″ CD snap-pack sleeve, sealed
Notes : This is a very, very rare promo copy. Sticker attached with red characters plus a red 6 digit number : 656134





Policy Of Truth / ALCB-110 / Japan 1990 / CD
CD, Alfa records, sealed


World In My Eyes / YO8-2 / Japan 1990 / CD
3” CD snap-pack sleeve, 4 Violator singles, promo
Notes : This is a custom made very rare promo release. Sealed, never played in perfect condition. Marked “Not for sale”. Artwork is unique featuring an Anton Corbijn band photograph.





Violator (CD double pack) / ALCB-33 / Japan 1990 / CD
Notes : Includes ETS CD & diary. “Sample – not for sale”. Very rare edition, with alternative and extra artwork, a diary, Japanese lyrics/text. Unique design on disc.


DM – Summer tour 1994 – sampler / PRO-CD-6950-FF / USA 1994 / CD
7 live tracks
Notes : An official red disc CD sampler which is very rare.





Get The Balance Right / INT 426.810 / Germany 1983 / Cassette
Notes : German cassette single – very rare.


Everything Counts / INT 426.813 / Germany 1983 / Cassette
Notes : German cassette single – very rare.


Behind The Wheel / 20858-4 / USA 1987 / Cassette
Long box, sealed, promo copy
Notes : U.S. cassette single: very sought after these days with its long box.


DM – ‘The Wherehouse’ 3/20/90 / PRO-C-4329 / USA 1990 / Cassette
KROQ, promo copy, interview + metal mix ‘Something To Do’





A Question Of Lust / CBONG11 / UK 1986 / Cassette
Still sealed, 7″ Size card envelope sleeve incl. tape, booklet & badge





2 x Songs Of Faith And Devotion / MDSTUMM 106 / UK 1993 / Mini Disc
Minidisc, sealed
Notes : The Mini disc release, discontinued format. Very rare.


Songs Of Faith And Devotion / DCCSTUMM 106 / UK 1993 / DCC
Sealed
Notes : The DDC release, another discontinued format. Very rare.