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Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 14th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

Side 1

Released in October 1984 “Blasphemous Rumours” is Depeche Mode’s twelfth UK single. The song was taken from the album Some Great Reward. In the UK the single peaked at #16 while in the US it did not chart.

This rare US 12″ promo features a superb ‘two-face’ custom picture sleeve unique to this release. According to Depeche Mode’s official site the two edits are actually the single versions and were mislabeled by Sire Records.

SIDE A:
Blasphemous Rumours (Edit) 5:06

SIDE B:
Something To Do (LP Version) 3:45
(Set Me Free) Remotivate Me (Edit)* 4:13

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire – PRO-A-2271, Mute – PRO-A-2271
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Daniel MillerDepeche ModeGareth Jones
Written-By – M. L. Gore*

NOTES:
From the Sire album “Some Great Reward” (1-25194)
*From the Sire 12″ Maxi Single (0-20283)
Promotional Only Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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24 Responses to “Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. omar Says:

    This is one of my favorite DM singles. Very haunting. Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    One of my favorites too Omar 🙂

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  2. Spring Says:

    Hi Paul. Glad to be back on your burning ground after my short vacation in South Africa!
    Thanks a lot for Depeche Mode! Always loved them! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring. Glad to see you back!

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  3. Drake Says:

    Thanks for post!
    Depeche mode is one of the better synthpop bands!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drake. I agree 🙂

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  4. publicimage Says:

    Amazing stuff! Thanks so much! :)))

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Publicimage you’re welcome 🙂

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  5. Manuel Andaluz Says:

    ESTE TEMA ME RECUERDA CUANDO TUVE EL ALBUM EN CONCIERTO EL 101 ALLA POR 1992….Y LO LLEVE AL CENTRO DONDE ESTUDIABA Y EL PROFESOR JORGE…NO RECUERDO EL APELLIDO NOS EXPLICÓ LO QUE SIGNIFICA “BLASFEMO”, “BLASFEMAR”, LO QUE HIZO QUE ESTE TEMA SEA MAS DE MI AGRADO….QUE BUEN DISCO…NUNCA LO TUVE EN VERSION ORIGINAL….
    MIL GRACIAS PAULT.
    Manuel Andaluz Lozano
    Guayaquil=Ecuador

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    De nada Manuel 🙂

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  6. antbee Says:

    Thanks Paul! I hope you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Nice to see you antbee. I had a great Christmas. Hope you did too 🙂

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  7. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks Paul, even just for the scans!

    This pressing always eluded me back in the day. I saw the green US promo of Strangelove far more often in shops.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Goodguy. This pressing is pretty hard to find and usually expensive when in top condition.

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  8. Johan Says:

    Thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Johan!

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  9. Tony Says:

    Great share Paul !

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Tony!

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  10. george e. Says:

    Thanks for the gem, Paul. Never knew this special copy existed. One of the “surprises” only you can provide. DM are one of few groups with LOADS of rare, promotional, and numerous different versions for a single track (not counting the bootlegs of course). Even a completist can never tell if he’s heared everything that came out on vinyl.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree George E. There is so much out there one can never know what to look for. Enjoy!

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  11. Eric Garcia Says:

    Hi Dj Paul T! Thanks for this DM! it’s been a while since i visited your site. i played this The Freak Society – Toon To The Beat just now and i remember i ask for your help to rip this for me thats why i have a copy. Hope All Is Well With You.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Eric 🙂

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  12. ric Says:

    The album that elevated DM to the international scene.
    This single sleeve is so unique and I’ve never seen it before. Thanks for sharing, Paul.
    In the UK, Blasphemous Rumours is a double-A single with Somebody, in my top 3 of my favourite DM singles. Perhaps the US label deemed it too mellow to be included for release there…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I was always surprised that this single didn’t do anything in the US. For some odd reason I had it in my mind that it charted here. Maybe just because it is such an iconic DM song.

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