Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

Originally released 28 September 1998, “The Singles 86>98” is the second compilation album issued in the UK (the third in the US) by Depeche Mode. It features all the band’s 21 singles from ”Stripped” to the previously unreleased ”Only When I Lose Myself”. The album is a remastered follow-up to the 1985 compilation “The Singles 81→85”, which shortly after this release was reissued as the remastered and repackaged “The Singles 81>85”.

The release of “The Singles 86>98” coincided with that of the home video “The Videos 86>98”. Over the years, the compilation album has been re-released on CD several times.


3xLP numbered limited edition box set / unnumbered standard edition– UK
Mute – MUTEL5 (8 page vinyl cover size booklet and informational postcard included in the limited edition, released 28 September 1998 / October 1998)

Get your limited edition “The Singles 86>98” vinyl box set from eBay (subject to availability).

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98


Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98


Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98


2xCD – UK
Mute – CDMUTEL5 (released 28 September 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. Stripped 3:51
  2. A Question Of Lust 4:30
  3. A Question Of Time (Remix) 4:00
  4. Strangelove 3:47
  5. Never Let Me Down Again 4:22
  6. Behind The Wheel (Remix) 4:02
  7. Personal Jesus 3:46
  8. Enjoy The Silence 4:16
  9. Policy Of Truth 5:14
  10. World In My Eyes 3:57

  1. I Feel You 4:35
  2. Walking In My Shoes 5:02
  3. Condemnation (Paris Mix) 3:23
  4. In Your Room (Zephyr Remix) 4:50
  5. Barrel Of A Gun 5:27
  6. It’s No Good 5:59
  7. Home 5:46
  8. Useless (Remix) 4:53
  9. Only When I Lose Myself 4:41
  10. Little 15 4:13
  11. Everything Counts (Live) 6:38

CD promo sampler – UK
Mute – Depro2CD (released in September 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. It’s No Good 5:58
  2. Never Let Me Down Again 4:22
  3. Personal Jesus 3:45
  4. Stripped 3:53
  5. Walking In My Shoes 4:59

2xCD advance album promo – UK
Mute – ACDMUTEL5 (released in September 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. Stripped 3:51
  2. A Question Of Lust 4:30
  3. A Question Of Time (Remix) 4:00
  4. Strangelove 3:47
  5. Never Let Me Down Again 4:22
  6. Behind The Wheel (Remix) 4:02
  7. Personal Jesus 3:46
  8. Enjoy The Silence 4:16
  9. Policy Of Truth 5:14
  10. World In My Eyes 3:57

  1. I Feel You 4:35
  2. Walking In My Shoes 5:02
  3. Condemnation (Paris Mix) 3:23
  4. In Your Room (Zephyr Remix) 4:50
  5. Barrel Of A Gun 5:27
  6. It’s No Good 5:59
  7. Home 5:46
  8. Useless (Remix) 4:53
  9. Only When I Lose Myself 4:41
  10. Little 15 4:13
  11. Everything Counts (Live) 6:38

Limited edition box set promo – UK
Mute – PBXMUTEL5 (box containing 2xCD promo of “The Singles 86>98”, biography card, CD promo interview snippets with the band answering 46 questions, discography card and tour dates, plus “The Singles 86>98” Electronic Press Kit VHS, released in September 1998)

Get your limited edition box set promo of “The Singles 86>98” from eBay (subject to availability).

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  • 2xCD promo – PBXMUTEL5
  • CD promo interview – ICDMUTEL5
  • VHS – EPKMUTEL5
  1. “A Short Film” – Electronic Press Kit 23:28
  • bits of music videos
  • comments from all band members, several album producers, and Anton Corbijn
  • directed by Sven Harding

2xCD promo – UK
Mute – PBXCDMUTEL5 (released in September 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. Stripped 3:51
  2. A Question Of Lust 4:30
  3. A Question Of Time (Remix) 4:00
  4. Strangelove 3:47
  5. Never Let Me Down Again 4:22
  6. Behind The Wheel (Remix) 3:58
  7. Personal Jesus 3:46
  8. Enjoy The Silence 4:16
  9. Policy Of Truth 5:14
  10. World In My Eyes 3:57

  1. I Feel You 4:35
  2. Walking In My Shoes 5:02
  3. Condemnation (Paris Mix) 3:23
  4. In Your Room (Zephyr Remix) 4:50
  5. Barrel Of A Gun 5:29
  6. It’s No Good 5:59
  7. Home 5:46
  8. Useless (Remix) 4:53
  9. Only When I Lose Myself 4:41
  10. Little 15 4:13
  11. Everything Counts (Live) 6:45

CD promo interview – UK
Mute – ICDMUTEL5 (released in September 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. the band answering 46 questions, all listed in the CD booklet 56:51

2xCD + limited edition bonus CD promo / 2xCD standard edition – US
Mute – Reprise Records – 9 47110-2 – PRO-CD-9497 / Mute – Reprise Records – 9 47110-2 (released 6 October 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. Stripped 3:51
  2. A Question Of Lust 4:30
  3. A Question Of Time (Remix) 4:00
  4. Strangelove 3:47
  5. Never Let Me Down Again 4:22
  6. Behind The Wheel (Remix) 4:02
  7. Personal Jesus 3:46
  8. Enjoy The Silence 4:16
  9. Policy Of Truth 5:14
  10. World In My Eyes 3:57

  1. I Feel You 4:35
  2. Walking In My Shoes 5:02
  3. Condemnation (Paris Mix) 3:23
  4. In Your Room (Zephyr Remix) 4:50
  5. Barrel Of A Gun 5:27
  6. It’s No Good 5:59
  7. Home 5:46
  8. Useless (Remix) 4:53
  9. Only When I Lose Myself 4:41
  10. Little 15 4:13
  11. Everything Counts (Live) 6:38

  1. Rush (Wild Planet Mix) 6:23
  2. Enjoy The Silence (The Quad: Final Mix) 15:25
  3. World In My Eyes (Safar Mix) 8:30
  4. Dangerous (Hazchemix Edit) 3:02

2xCD advance album promo – US
Mute – Reprise Records – 2-47110-AB (released in September 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. Stripped 3:51
  2. A Question Of Lust 4:30
  3. A Question Of Time (Remix) 4:00
  4. Strangelove 3:47
  5. Never Let Me Down Again 4:22
  6. Behind The Wheel (Remix) 4:02
  7. Personal Jesus 3:46
  8. Enjoy The Silence 4:16
  9. Policy Of Truth 5:14
  10. World In My Eyes 3:57

  1. I Feel You 4:35
  2. Walking In My Shoes 5:02
  3. Condemnation (Paris Mix) 3:23
  4. In Your Room (Zephyr Remix) 4:50
  5. Barrel Of A Gun 5:27
  6. It’s No Good 5:59
  7. Home 5:46
  8. Useless (Remix) 4:53
  9. Only When I Lose Myself 4:41
  10. Little 15 4:13
  11. Everything Counts (Live) 6:38

CD promo interview – US
Mute – Reprise Records – PRO-CD-9541 (released in September 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. the band answering 46 questions, all listed in the CD booklet 56:51

2xCD – various reissued editions
Europe: Mute – CDMUTEL5 (released in 2004, 2005, and 2010)

Europe: Sony Music – 88883753562 (released 5 August 2013, in 2018, and 2020)

Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  1. Stripped 3:51
  2. A Question Of Lust 4:30
  3. A Question Of Time (Remix) 4:00
  4. Strangelove 3:47
  5. Never Let Me Down Again 4:22
  6. Behind The Wheel (Remix) 4:02
  7. Personal Jesus 3:46
  8. Enjoy The Silence 4:16
  9. Policy Of Truth 5:14
  10. World In My Eyes 3:57

  1. I Feel You 4:35
  2. Walking In My Shoes 5:02
  3. Condemnation (Paris Mix) 3:23
  4. In Your Room (Zephyr Remix) 4:50
  5. Barrel Of A Gun 5:27
  6. It’s No Good 5:59
  7. Home 5:46
  8. Useless (Remix) 4:53
  9. Only When I Lose Myself 4:41
  10. Little 15 4:13
  11. Everything Counts (Live) 6:38

Depeche Mode – The Remixes 86>98

3xLP promo – UK
Mute – P12MUTEL5 (released in September 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Remixes 86>98

  • A1 A Question Of Time (Extended Remix) 6:40
  • A2 Strangelove (Tim Simenon & Mark Saunders Highjack Mix) 6:30
  • B1 Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Remix) 7:58
  • B2 Everything Counts (Absolut Mix) 6:03

  • C1 Personal Jesus (Pump Mix) 7:48
  • C2 Enjoy The Silence (Hands And Feet Mix) 6:39
  • D1 Walking In My Shoes (Grungy Gonads Mix) 6:23
  • D2 Rush (Spiritual Guidance Mix) 5:30

  • E1 Barrel Of A Gun (Underworld Hard Instrumental) 9:11
  • F1 It’s No Good (Club 69 Future Mix) 8:50

CD promo – UK
Mute – PCDMUTEL5 (released in September 1998)

Get your promo of “The Remixes 86>98 ” in CD format from eBay (subject to availability).

Depeche Mode – The Remixes 86>98

  1. A Question Of Time (Extended Remix) 6:40
  2. Strangelove (Tim Simenon & Mark Saunders Highjack Mix) 6:30
  3. Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Remix) 7:58
  4. Everything Counts (Absolut Mix) 6:03
  5. Personal Jesus (Pump Mix) 7:48
  6. Enjoy The Silence (Hands And Feet Mix) 6:39
  7. Walking In My Shoes (Grungy Gonads Mix) 6:23
  8. Rush (Spiritual Guidance Mix) 5:30
  9. Barrel Of A Gun (Underworld Hard Instrumental) 9:11
  10. It’s No Good (Club 69 Future Mix) 8:50

CD-R promo – UK
Mute – no catalogue number (issued 24 July 1998)

Depeche Mode – The Remixes 86>98

  1. A Question Of Time (Extended Remix) 6:40
  2. Strangelove (Tim Simenon & Mark Saunders Highjack Mix) 6:30
  3. Behind The Wheel (Beatmasters Remix) 7:58
  4. Everything Counts (Absolut Mix) 6:03
  5. Personal Jesus (Pump Mix) 7:48
  6. Enjoy The Silence (Hands And Feet Mix) 6:39
  7. Walking In My Shoes (Grungy Gonads Mix) 6:23
  8. Rush (Spiritual Guidance Mix) 5:30
  9. Barrel Of A Gun (Underworld Hard Instrumental) 9:11
  10. It’s No Good (Club 69 Future Mix) 8:50

Note: “The Singles 86>98” was also released in the cassette and mini-disc formats.


Depeche Mode – The Singles 86>98

  • all tracks written by Martin Gore
  • produced by Daniel Miller, Gareth Jones, David Bascombe, Flood (Mark Ellis), Tim Simenon, and Depeche Mode
  • highest chart position 5 (UK) 38 (US)
  • 1998 Depeche Mode was Andrew Fletcher, David Gahan, and Martin Gore (Alan Wilder was a member from 1982 to 1995)