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People Are People Best of


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  • Audio CD (March 12 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: Sire-Wbr
  • ASIN: B000002L6D
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,474 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. People Are People
2. Now This Is Fun
3. Love In Itself
4. Work Hard
5. Told You So
6. Get The Balance Right
7. Leave In Silence
8. Pipeline
9. Everything Counts

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Format: Audio CD
When People are People first came out in 1984, it was just a compilation of a few earlier songs on previous albums, several b-sides from earlier singles, and two new songs. It is an excellent CD that is wonderfully put together. The songs all flow into eachother naturally. Each song is terrific:
1. People Are People - When this originally came out, this was a new single (since "Some Great Reward" wouldn't be released for a couple of months). It is the title song and one of the bands better known.
2. Now This Is Fun - Originally a B-side, this song is exactly what the name says, it is a fun song. The rhythm and beat are extremely catchy. This is one of my favorite songs on the CD.
3. Love In Itself - Originally a single off of the "Construction Time Again" album, this song fits in with the compilation that DM put together here.
4. Work Hard - Originally the B-side for "Everything Counts", this is an excellent song with a beat that is very punkish. This song can pump you up and you find it stuck in your head for days.
5. Told You So - Another song straight off the "Construction Time Again" album, this is a wonderful follow-up to "Work Hard", having a very strong beat and punkish sound.
6. Get The Balance Right - The second new song released on this record. It was a new single that was supposed to help sell the album. It is a wonderfully gloomy song that I would consider my favorite song on the CD.
7. Leave in Silence - The oldest song on the record, it was originally released on "A Broken Frame" and as a single. It's softer approach is a great transition between "Get the Balance Right" and "Pipeline".
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This is my favorite of all their albums. I bought this tape 15, 18 years ago. It's lively with great synthesizer work. Great songs like Get the Balance right, and Everything Counts, makes you think but not too hard. This is a fun album. I guess after this one things start to get dark for them which is evident in their later albums.
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This album, released as a promo only in the United States, is a 9 track collection that only barely scratches the surface of the early days of Depeche Mode's career. Yes of course this is a great CD, musically speaking, but frankly, this collection is a very slapdash and scattershot collection of only 9 tracks and is really a CD that was released in the US to introduce the American music-buying public to Depeche Mode's music. Keep in mind, this CD was released BEFORE their breakthrough effort "Some Great Reward" later in 1984. Depeche Mode were hardly heard of in the US before this CD was released and thus, while this album has been rendered for the completist fan base, credit this cute little compilation for expanding Depeche Mode's fan base onto both sides of the Atlantic and eventually to the rest of the world. I like most of this album which is why I still rate this a four as I've had this CD for such a long time that even though I've since gotten both the 81-85 and 86-98 collections released in 1998, I still come to this often bad-mouthed gem as there is the song "Now This Is Fun" which is quite a good song and one of the best songs during DM's "pre-Some Great Reward" days and for that reason, I still rate this CD in my CD collection and the songs do flow quite well even though "Work Hard" and "Pipeline" are pretty much useless industrial noodlings that belong on a B-Sides collection. This compilation is still in print and more than likely is so because of "Now This Is Fun" being a much loved number that failed to make it onto the both "Catching Up With Depeche Mode" and "The Singles 81-85" and also for the rare fan sector who love "Work Hard". The album cover definitely portrays the mood of this collection.Read more ›
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Great album from Depeche Mode! This features some of their great pop songs that everybody knows(People are People, Get the Balance Right, Everything Counts) but it also has some more interesting stuff such as Pipeline(contrary to what some other reviewers are saying). You can see where some of the industrial bands of today got ideas. If you only have Music for the Masses or Violator you might not like this album, but for true technopop fans and Mode fans, this is an album to have.
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Forget the bad talk about this album. This is a good CD. The title track is a classic. I still love that song with it's banging drums in the last minute of the song. Now This Is Fun is a fast paced song. Love In Itself is an OK song. The fadout effect in the end is cool. Work Hard is very annoying. I can only stand listening to this song only once in a while. Told You So is the same as Work Hard. Get The Balance Right Right however is a great song. I could dance to this song all night. Leave In Silence is OK. Pipeline is very annoying and only worthy of skipping. Everything Counts is a great closer to this album. It's almost carnival like in sound in some areas. I like the lyrical line " The grabbing hands grabb all they can, everything counts in large amounts". Overall with the exception of two really annoying songs this is a good album. It may not be necessary for those who have DM's other albums but this is a good introduction to early DM.
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