- Number of Discs: 4
- Released: April 21, 2009
- Label: Capitol
Spin - p.78
"[C]uts like 'Fragile Tension' and 'Peace' coast along on the kind of catchy synth-pop grooves Depeche Mode specialized in throughout the '80s."
Billboard (p.29) - "Depeche Mode continues to produce darkly atmospheric tracks about love, lust and death that have the vulnerability and immediacy of a shared secret."
Blender (Magazine)3.5 stars out of 5
-- "SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE kicks off with the spiky, twisted and impossibly gorgeous 'Wrong,' an epic blast of synth-pop bombast on the scale of VIOLATOR or BLACK CELEBRATION."
Pitchfork (Website) - "Martin Gore can still be counted on to deliver the goods....Gahan's singing, meanwhile, is as strong as ever, always the perfect vehicle for Gore's lyrics..."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.814 stars out of 5
-- "'Wrong' is one of the Mode's most satisfying tracks post-SONGS OF FAITH & DEVOTION and suggests they have many more albums left in them."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.In Chains
- 2.Hole to Feed
- 4.Fragile Tension
- 5.Little Soul
- 6.In Sympathy
- 8.Come Back
- 11.Miles Away / The Truth Is
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 2.The Sun and the Moon and the Stars
- 5.Oh Well
- 6.Corrupt [Efdemin Remix]
- 7.In Chains [Minilogue's Earth Remix]
- 8.Little Soul [Thomas Fehlman Flowing Ambient Mix]
- 9.Jezebel [Six Tones Remix]
- 10.Perfect [Electronic Periodic Dark Drone Mix]
- 11.Wrong [Caspa Remix]
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.Little 15
- 3.Sweetest Perfection
- 4.Walking in My Shoes
- 5.I Feel You
- 8.Only When I Lose Myself
- 9.Nothing's Impossible
- 13.Come Back
- 14.In Chains
Tracks on Disc 4:
- 1.Making Of The Universe / Film
- 2.Usual Thing, Try and Get the Question in the Answer
- 3.Sounds of the Universe [A Short Film]
- 4.Wrong [Video]
- 5.Corrupt [Studio Sessions]
- 6.Little Soul [Studio Sessions]
- 7.Stories of Old [Studio Sessions]
- 8.Come Back [Studio Sessions]
- 9.Sounds of the Universe [Dolby & DTS 5.1 Surround Sound]
- 10.Light [5.1 Surround Dolby Digital & DTS]
- 11.The Sun and the Moon and the Stars [5.1 Surround Dolby Digital & DTS]
- 12.Ghost [5.1 Surround Dolby Digital & DTS]
- 13.Esque [5.1 Surround Dolby Digital & DTS]
- 14.Oh Well [5.1 Surround Dolby Digital & DTS]
This release includes: 2 Exclusive Enamel Badges, 1 Poster, 5 Artcards Sealed In A Collectors Envelope, 1 Panoramic "Sounds Of The Universe" Studios Image By Ben Hillier, 1 Certificate Of Authenticity.
1. Words & Images Of the Universe: 84 pages of photos by Anton Corbijn and the lyrics to all the songs from the "Sounds Of The Universe" sessions.
2. Making Of The Universe The Book: 84 pages of candid and intimate photography by Daniel Miller, Ben Hillier, Ferg Peterkin & Luke Smith. Taken during the recording sessions for "Sounds Of The Universe".
Depeche Mode: David Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher.
Personnel: Luke Smith (programming).
Audio Mixer: Tony Hoffer.
Audio Remasterer: Stephen Marcussen.