A Broken Frame
Label: BMG Rights Management / Mute Records Ltd.
Martin Gore took over as band leader here, balancing elements of Vince Clarke's original style with the kind of semi-experimental and melancholy tinges that would soon earn them the "Depressed Mode" moniker. While "See You" and "Leave in Silence" were deserving choices for singles, the lovely yet oddly unheralded "Sun & the Rainfall" remains one of their best tracks. This remastered edition comes with rare material and live versions.