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List of Depeche Mode live sample sources by tour
- This article is about the various sample sources used in the live arrangements of Depeche Mode songs as they were performed on the various concert tours undertaken by the group. For a list of sample sources used on the studio recordings of Depeche Mode works, see List of Depeche Mode sample sources by album. For a list of sample sources used on the studio recordings of Recoil works, see List of Recoil sample sources by album.
Terms used in this article
In audio production, sampling refers to the use of a portion (or sample) from a sound within another recording. As pioneers of the electronic music genre, Depeche Mode are among the most prolific acts to utilise sampling technology within a traditional pop music format. Among the many original samples recorded and utilized by Depeche Mode to enhance the atmosphere of their musical output are many that originated elsewhere, including brief passages of musical recordings by other artists, snippets of audio from television shows, radio broadcasts, films, environmental sounds, and more. Analysis of these sample sources and how they are manipulated is a popular topic of discussion amongst fans of the group.
||The sample is confirmed to have been used in the specified song by a past/present member of Depeche Mode, an individual involved in its production, or band archivist Daniel "BRAT" Barassi.|
||The sample is independently confirmed to have been used in the specified song.|
||The sample is likely to have been used in the specified song but has not yet been confirmed.|
||The sample is not yet confirmed to have been used in the specified song.|
||The sample is confirmed to not have been used in the specified song.|
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This page documents all verifiable sound sources for many of the musical parts used by Depeche Mode in the live concert tour arrangements of their songs performed between 1980 and 2023.
Due to the manipulated nature of the samples described in this article, there is unavoidable potential for error or sample misattribution. To ensure accuracy, this article strives to use verified quotes from band members and recording personnel with citations wherever possible, audio examples, and independent research voluntarily contributed by Depeche Mode and Recoil fans worldwide. This article provides an interesting document on this topic in a tabular format that is organized, well-researched, and reasonably accurate. Please bear in mind that due to the limited number of relevant quotes for each sample from band members or associates involved in producing the music described on this page, audio samples that lack official confirmation are not guaranteed to be accurate.
This article differentiates samples by origin: Self-made samples, which describe any material initially recorded by Depeche Mode, and Sourced samples, which describe samples not initially recorded by either group. In addition to confirmed samples, this article also covers samples commonly misreported as having been used but directly refuted by a member or associate of Depeche Mode.
If you notice an error or wish to contribute or request the removal of information contained within this article, please feel free to contact us.
1982 "See You" Tour
1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour
1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour
- Main article: List of Depeche Mode live sample sources by tour/1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour
1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour
1986 Black Celebration Tour
1987-1988 Music for the Masses Tour
1990 World Violation Tour
1993 Devotional Tour
1994 Exotic Tour
1997 Ultra Parties
1998 The Singles Tour
2001 Exciter Tour
2005-2006 Touring The Angel
2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe
2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour
2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour
2023 Memento Mori Tour
Live arrangements for songs performed on the 2023 Memento Mori Tour are not yet known to contain samples from any identifiable sources.