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Regarding extremely early backing tapes, Daryl Bamonte stated that Depeche Mode was using backing tracks on cassettes by the time of [[1980-09-24 Bridge House, London, England, UK‎‎ |their first concert at the Bridge House venue]]:<ref>Source: Facebook conversation between Daryl Bamonte and the webmaster on October 20, 2016.</ref>
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Some info regarding what is audible on the backing tapes is given on Shunt Q&A:<ref name="shunt"></ref>
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*From: Peter Borg
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<blockquote>''On the 'World Violation' backing tapes, one can hear drums on 'Clean' and a guitar on 'Personal Jesus' mixed very low. Were they there for back-up or to flesh out the live sound or have I been imagining things?''</blockquote>
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'''The extra sounds you heard were never audible through the P.A. system. They were back-up sounds in case of breakdown.'''
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For example, the drum track audible on the [[I Feel You]] backing tape (an excerpt of which is available to listen to [[1993 Devotional Tour Backing Tapes|here]]) was obviously muted during the actual concerts unless a problem arose, as Alan explained above. All of the available backing tape audio that is available are stereo mixdowns of the original multitracks, with no tracks muted or omitted. Ironically, I was told anecdotally that this has caused some Depeche Mode fans a lot of strife and disillusionment shortly after the [[1990 World Violation Tour Backing Tapes]] emerged in the early 90s (I believe 1992 if I am correct), as the said fans incorrectly assumed that DM was ultimately playing very little live.
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Regarding extremely early backing tapes, Daryl Bamonte stated that Depeche Mode were using backing tracks on cassettes by the time of [[1980-09-24 Bridge House, London, England, UK‎‎ |their first concert at the Bridge House venue]]:<ref>Source: Facebook conversation between Daryl Bamonte and the webmaster on October 20, 2016.</ref>
    
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Daryl was asked whether that meant the set list was fairly static between concerts for a while, since the entire set was on a single cassette, or whether there might have been multiple variations of a set list across several tapes; he answered: "''I think just one version''".
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Daryl was also asked whether that meant the set list was fairly static between concerts for a while, since the entire set was on a single cassette, or whether there might have been multiple variations of a set list across several tapes; he answered: "''I think just one version''".
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