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Hello. I spent nearly 10 years selling on that other site (you can check my feedback there; It's under the same ID as this one; over 3200 positives, 99.7%). But I thought I'd give this new site a try.
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Like all of my cds, this is an Original CD, with original inserts (NO CD-Rs or bootlegs).....
1. Barrel Of A Gun
2. Love Thieves, The
4. It's No Good
7. Sister Of Night
8. Jazz Thieves
10. Bottom Line, The
12. Painkiller - (hidden track)
Contributing artists: B.J. Cole, Doug Wimbish, Jaki Liebezeit, Keith LeBlanc
Producer: Tim Simenon
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
Depeche Mode: Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, Martin Gore.
Additional personnel: B.J. Cole (pedal steel guitar); Doug Wimbish (bass); Keith LeBlanc, Gota Yashiki (drums); Danny Cummings, Victor Endrizzio, Jaki Liebezeit (percussion); Daniel Miller.
With Alan Wilder now gone, ULTRA is Depeche Mode's first album as a trio. But in many ways it marks a return to form for the band. Producer Tim Simenon gives ULTRA a rich, lush sound that rejects the straight-ahead rock and analog experimentation of VIOLATOR and SONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION. Instead, ULTRA moves deftly between the sparseness of Depeche Mode's legendary early work and the complex, hard-edged sounds the band came to experiment with. The wide dynamic range allows for seamless interplay between thick, atmospheric keyboards, snaking, intertwining programming lines, and an expansive palette of guitar textures.
"The Bottom Line" features a blend of sweet pedal-steel guitar (played by session great B.J. Cole) and plaintive, soaring synth sounds alongside two DM trademarks--ominous, low-end synth and David Gahan's reverb-soaked baritone. "Barrel Of A Gun" is driven by raspy, distorted vocals and a wild, throbbing backing track. For all that this band has picked up in 17 years, it hasn't forgotten where it came from.
Included in Q Magazine's 50 Best Albums of 1997.
3 Stars (out of 5) - ...Songwriter Martin Gore has plenty of dark passion to document....moody, pulsating ballads such as `The Bottom Line' and `The Love Thieves' are ideal vehicles for Gahan's brooding baritone and for the band's ever-increasing sense of tender intuition...
Rolling Stone (05/01/1997)
4 Stars (out of 5) - ...ranks alongside...BLACK CELEBRATION as their darkest album to date....dry, dislocated, burnt-out and sometimes beautiful songwriting....Gone are the big, roguishly aggressive hooks, replaced by industrialised trip-hop beats...and widescreen spaces...
..combines up-to-the-second synth effects...with ripping melodies--all supported by the grim sonic architecture that long ago made DM the darlings of many a sour teen. Imposing spires of synths, industrial rivets of percussion, churchy organs, and grave vocals erect an edifice of reverent dread... - Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly (04/18/1997)
(6 out of 10) - ...Simeon's pristine production...fits Depeche Mode's need to conceal their age in sleekness. Rather than co-opt drum'n'bass, they do what they've done since VIOLATOR: merge machine aesthetics and corporate machinery into a punkishly forbidding indolence...
USED, but in great condition. NO scratches and NO signs of abuse or misuse.
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