Violator – Depeche Mode – 1990


Album Violator by the band Depeche Mode
Album Violator by the band Depeche Mode

Violator is the seventh studio album by Depeche Mode, a British electronic music band. It was released on 19 March 1990 by Mute Records in the UK and by Sire and Reprise Records in the US. The album marked a significant change in the band’s sound and style, as they incorporated more influences from alternative rock, dance, and gothic music. Violator also featured a more polished and sophisticated production, thanks to the collaboration with co-producer Flood.

The album spawned four hit singles: “Personal Jesus”, “Enjoy the Silence”, “Policy of Truth”, and “World in My Eyes”. These songs showcased the band’s ability to create catchy melodies, dark lyrics, and innovative sounds. Violator is widely regarded as one of the best albums of Depeche Mode and of the 1990s. It received critical acclaim and sold over 15 million copies worldwide. It also helped the band achieve mainstream popularity and recognition, especially in the US, where they embarked on a successful tour called the World Violation Tour. Violator is a classic example of synth-pop music that transcends its genre and appeals to a wide range of listeners.

Violator is a landmark album in the history of electronic music. It is a powerful and moving work of art that has stood the test of time.

The personnel of the album Violator by Depeche Mode, released in 1990, are as follows:

  • Performer: Depeche Mode, consisting of Alan Wilder, Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan and Martin Gore
  • Producer: Depeche Mode and Flood
  • Mixed by: François Kevorkian (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 9)
  • Engineer: Alan Gregorie, Dennis Mitchell, Goh Hotoda, Peter Iversen, Phil Legg, Pino Pischetola and Steve Lyon
  • Engineer (assistant): Daryl Bamonte, David Browne, Dick Meany, Mark Flannery and Ricky
  • Sleeve: Anton Corbijn and Area
  • Written by: Martin Gore

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