In my opinion this is the most underrated DM album. I always thought that Martin Gore may have hit his peak as a song writer on Songs of Faith and Devotion, but the album was mired in the well-documented negativity that began during the recording process: David Gahan's heroin use, Alan Wilder wanting out, and Fletch's inability to hold everyone together. That all said, the songs ARE great. When I heard that this was being released in the same high definition 96k DTS 5.1 mix that made the recent Violator and Music for the Masses re-releases so amazing, I immediately snapped it up. But I am sad to say that the 5.1 mix lacks the astonishing clarity of the previous re-releases. the bass is heavy and muddy. As a result, the the vocals, keys and drum parts are at times buried in the mix. Often the surround speakers are not used at all! There is also far less imaginative use of the multichannels...often the rears are just used for "echo" of the mains. Sometimes the bvox are positioned in the rear, sometimes they're just in stereo. I really hoped that they would have spent more time taking the complex mix of this album and presenting it in an exciting way (like they did on the previous surround mixes). It's a shame and a missed opportunity to re-present these great songs to the world in a fresh way.