Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward (1984) [DMCD4 – Remaster 2007] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Depeche Mode – Some Great Reward (1984) [DMCD4 – 2007 Remaster]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:21 minutes | Scans included | 2,98 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 40:30 mins | Scans included | 829 MB

Some Great Reward is the fourth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released in 1984. The album peaked at number five in the United Kingdom and at number fifty-four in the United States. The title comes from the last lines of the bridge in “Lie to Me” when it repeats near the end. The album was supported by the Some Great Reward Tour.

The peak of the band’s industrial-gone-mainstream fusion, and still one of the best electronic music albums yet recorded, Some Great Reward still sounds great, with the band’s ever-evolving musical and production skills matching even more ambitious songwriting from Martin Gore. “People Are People” appears here, but finds itself outclassed by some of Depeche Mode’s undisputed classics, most especially the moody, beautiful “Somebody,” a Gore-sung piano ballad that mixes its wit and emotion skillfully; “Master and Servant,” an amped-up, slamming dance track that conflates sexual and economic politics to sharp effect; and the closing “Blasphemous Rumors,” a slow-building anthemic number supporting one of Gore’s most cynical lyrics, addressing a suicidal teen who finds God only to die soon afterward. Even lesser-known tracks like the low-key pulse of “Lie to Me” and the weirdly dreamy “It Doesn’t Matter” showcase an increasingly confident band. Alan Wilder’s arrangements veer from the big to the stripped down, but always with just the right touch, such as the crowd samples bubbling beneath “Somebody” or the call/response a cappella start to “Master and Servant.” With Reward, David Gahan’s singing style found the métier it was going to stick with for the next ten years, and while it’s never gone down well with some ears, it still has a compelling edge to it that suits the material well. ~~ AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett

Tracklist:
01. Something To Do
02. Lie To Me
03. People Are People
04. It Doesn’t Matter
05. Stories Of Old
06. Somebody
07. Master And Servant
08. If You Want
09. Blasphemous Rumours

SACD ISO

DM-ISO-1984SmeGreatRewardDMCD42007RemasterSACDIS.part1.rar
DM-ISO-1984SmeGreatRewardDMCD42007RemasterSACDIS.part2.rar
DM-ISO-1984SmeGreatRewardDMCD42007RemasterSACDIS.part3.rar
DM-ISO-1984SmeGreatRewardDMCD42007RemasterSACDIS.part4.rar

FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz

DM-FLAC-1984SmeGreatRewardDMCD42007RemasterSACDIS.rar