Depeche Mode’s Violator box delayed

Basildon band move releases back to the summer

Depeche Mode‘s Violator: The 12″ Singles box will be delayed, the band have announced.

In a post on Facebook early this morning, the band stated the following:

While it is far from the top of the list of important items right now, we wanted to let you know that the releases scheduled for April and May will be delayed into the summer as supply chains and retailers focus on delivering essential goods where they’re needed around the world. We apologise and we’ll provide a further update when we know more.

The Violator box was due on 24 April, and ‘May’ references the Spirits in the Forest deluxe sets which have already been postponed from March to 1 May and are now delayed until  ‘the summer’, like Violator.

One small bit of good news is that the Violator pre-order price is down to £124.99 on Amazon in the UK which is £15 less than previously and as ‘cheap’ as I’ve seen this set.

More on Depeche Mode release dates when we have them! Full details of Violator: The 12″ Singles can be found here, while Spirits in the Forest information is here.

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Violator | The 12″ Singles contains:

  • Personal Jesus (12BONG17)
  • Personal Jesus – Remix (L12BONG17)
  • Enjoy The Silence (12BONG18)
  • Enjoy The Silence – Remix (L12BONG18)
  • Enjoy The Silence – Remix (XL12BONG18) – Etched
  • The Policy Of Truth (12BONG19)
  • The Policy Of Truth – Remix (L12BONG19)
  • World In My Eyes (12BONG20)
  • World In My Eyes – Remix (L12BONG20) – Blue sealed edition
  • World In My Eyes – Promo (P12BONG20)

Personal Jesus (12BONG17):

  1. Personal Jesus (Holier Than Thou Approach)
  2. Dangerous (Sensual Mix)
  3. Personal Jesus (Acoustic)

Personal Jesus – Remix (L12BONG17):

  1. Personal Jesus (Pump Mix)
  2. Personal Jesus (Telephone Stomp Mix)
  3. Dangerous (Hazchemix)

Enjoy The Silence (12BONG18):

  1. Enjoy The Silence (Single Version)
  2. Enjoy The Silence (Hands And Feet Mix)
  3. Enjoy The Silence (Ecstatic Dub)
  4. Sibeling (Single Version)

Enjoy The Silence – Remix (L12BONG18):

  1. Enjoy The Silence (Bass Line)
  2. Enjoy The Silence (Harmonium)
  3. Enjoy The Silence (Ricki Tik Tik Mix)
  4. Memphisto (Single Version)

Enjoy The Silence – Remix (XL12BONG18):

  1. Enjoy The Silence (The Quad: Final Mix)

The Policy Of Truth (12BONG19):

  1. Policy Of Truth (Beat Box Mix [Edit])
  2. Policy Of Truth (Capitol Mix)
  3. Kaleid

The Policy Of Truth – Remix (L12BONG19):

  1. Policy Of Truth (Trancentral Mix)
  2. Kaleid (Remix)
  3. Policy Of Truth (Pavlov’s Dub)

World In My Eyes (12BONG20):

  1. World In My Eyes (Oil Tank Mix)
  2. Happiest Girl (Kiss-A-Mix)
  3. Sea Of Sin (Sensoria)

World In My Eyes – Remix (L12BONG20):

  1. World In My Eyes (Dub In My Eyes)
  2. World In My Eyes (Mode To Joy)
  3. Happiest Girl (The Pulsating Orbital Mix)

World In My Eyes – Promo (P12BONG20):

  1. World In My Eyes (Mayhem Mode)
  2. Happiest Girl (The Pulsating Orbital Mix [Instrumental])






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I’m gutted that violator 12″ singles box set is delayed till July, I’ve got all the box sets so far in the 12″ singles series, can’t wait for violator then songs of faith and devotion 2 MASSIVE ALBUMS IN THERE OWN RIGHT


I would love to see a super deluxe treatment of this album with these remixes, live tracks and a blu ray or two with video content and the 5.1 mix.

Alone With Strangers

And nothing to do with GZ screwing up the pressing? Again….


I’d love to see a CD edition of these sets, with all the mixes/B-sides collected on one disc for each single release. Much like the singles box sets from decades back, but more complete (not omitting the 1983 live tracks or the remixes from the 1984 ltd. editions, for example). As there are only 3/4 singles to each album, perhaps not packaged as box sets. Book-style packaging comes to mind, with the 7″/12″/CD/picture disc etc. artwork reproduced in the “book” part.


i wonder if the box set mode will get another production run given the immediate quality issues they mentioned before its release


On amazon UZ for 24/7 release

David Crozier

Hope the Let It Be stuff isn’t delayed. Been waiting SOOOOOOO long.

John 79

Disappointing to hear about the DM releases being put back but I totally understand, there are more important things going on in the world and priorities have to go to them…..


New release date for the Violator box is 17th July 2020 according to the US Rhino website

Gary Hunter

Paul, Have you managed to find out if the Blu-Ray/DVD Spirit sets have 5.1 sound, I have had no luck whatsoever finding the disc specs.


Is there going to be any mention of the latest Bob Dylan release? (the first original music in almost 8 years)… I know you dislike digital-only releases, but we’re currently in a situation in which digital releases are the safest way to enjoy music. I’d say that would be cause for exception.

Neil gregory

That’s a shame but quite understandable

Richard S

It was 139.99 when I pre-order it, so a whole £15 less!