Depeche Mode, 101

On Saturday, June 18, 1988, Depeche Mode played the final show of their Music For The Masses tour. The show, their 101st of the tour, was played to a sold-out Rose Bowl—approximately 80,000 people—in Pasadena, California; this double album documents that night. The live renditions of such classics as ‘Never Let Me Down Again,’ ‘Behind The Wheel,’ and ‘Everything Counts’ easily surpass their studio counterparts: an unmistakable energy, excitement, and drive are present on every song. Best track: ‘Shake The Disease.’


Andrew Womack is a founding editor of The Morning News. He is always working on the next installment of the Albums of the Year series at TMN. More by Andrew Womack

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