Release Year: 2014
Sometimes it’s hard for a band who’s been around as long as Depeche Mode to keep their live set exciting and vibrant. This new release shows Mode doesn’t have that problem. Live in Berlin, directed by long time collaborator Anton Corbijn, features footage from the band’s 2013 Delta Machine tour and while it’s not their greatest live release, it’s still damn good. The guys can still command the stage and bring fans to their knees. Dave Gahan is still a powerful frontman even though his moves are starting to look like Mick Jagger’s. Despite that, Mode puts on a captivating show.
The setlist is a great mix of the best songs from their last album and classics, like “Enjoy the Silence,” “Never Let Me Down Again,” “Walking in my Shoes,” and “I Feel You.” While Gahan’s voice can be shaky and hoarse…
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