Groundbreaking dark-pop outfit Depeche Mode are the subject of an upcoming documentary film entitled The Dark Progression, which is scheduled to hit DVD on June 16th through MVD Entertainment Group (whose recent Nine Inch Nails/industrial doc Metal Machine Music was recently reviewed on these pages). Click on through and dig the deep, dark details!
Dark Progression explores the creative quest of the four black-clad blokes from Essex (three now, after the departure of Alan Wilder) from their early “New Romantic” origins to their monumental status as one of the most influential electronic bands of all time.
The 97-minute disc goes one better than MVD's Trent Reznor-themed predecessor by securing the consent of the artists themselves, and features interviews with all four band members, as well as fellow '80s electro-rock pioneers like Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby and OMD.
Also appearing on the DVD is the band's biographer Jonathan Miller, as well as the producers of several iconic Depeche Mode records.
The documentary also features rare footage of the band onstage, in the studio and behind the scenes, and is packed with music videos, news items, and promotional materials. Among the classic tracks included will be “Enjoy the Silence,” “Just Can't Get Enough,” “Stripped,” “Personal Jesus,” “People are People,” “Never Let Me Down Again” and many more.
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