2001-05-30 Exciter Tour Rehearsals, Sound Design Studios, Santa Barbara, CA, USA/Source 1

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A good sounding soundboard recording of nine songs from tour rehearsals of the 2001 "Exciter" Tour. Despite being FLAC files, the audio is lossy. This is still better than the MP3 copies floating around which are even more lossy, and are also missing the first couple seconds of each song.

This is obviously not a complete recording of the tour rehearsals. You may note that all of these songs have the backing singers, Jordan Bailey and Georgia Lewis, having vocal parts. It may be that this was a reference recording created specifically for them to practice along with.

The date for this recording is inferred from the video clips that were previously uploaded to the official depechemode.com years ago of B-roll footage in Santa Barbara described as being from tour rehearsals, which noted the date as May 30, 2001. However, Depeche Mode held rehearsals on more than one day, so this date may be inaccurate. A fan attended rehearsals two days later on June 1, 2001, and there were later rehearsals on June 8-10, 2001 in Quebec prior to the first concert of the tour on the 11th, with June 9 having been a public rehearsal.


You can listen to this entire recording below.

Track list

  1. [4:21] Play Halo
  2. [5:58] Play Freelove
  3. [6:41] Play I Feel You
  4. [4:58] Play In Your Room
  5. [4:24] Play It's No Good
  6. [4:49] Play I Feel Loved
  7. [5:40] Play Personal Jesus
  8. [5:36] Play Home (*)
  9. [7:10] Play Never Let Me Down Again
  • Total time: 49:37


  • unknown (probably DAT?) -> lossy encoding -> CD-R -> unknown ripping program -> FLAC level 8
  • auCDtectTaskManager log included