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Construction Time Again

  1. Love In Itself 4.30
  2. All of these insurmountable tasks
    That lay before me
    All of the firsts
    And the definite lasts
    That lay in store for me
    There was a time
    When all on my mind was love
    Now I find
    That most of the time
    Love's not enough
    In itself
    Consequently
    I've a tendency
    To be unhappy you see
    The thoughts in my head
    All the words that were said
    All the blues and the reds
    Get to me
    All of the absurdities
    That lay before us
    All of the doubts
    And the uncertainties
    That lay in store for us
  3. More Than A Party 4.44
  4. Lots of surprises in store
    This isn't a party
    It's a whole lot more
    We've had enough of this blind man's bluff
    You've kept us in the dark for long enough
    This is more than a party
    More than a party
    More than a party
    Keep telling us we're to have fun
    Then take all the ice cream so we've got none
    The failed magician waves his wand
    And in an instant the laughter's gone
    Loads of surprises in store
    This isn't a party
    It's a whole lot more
  5. Pipeline 5.55
  6. Get out the crane
    Construction time again
    What is it this time
    We're laying a pipeline
    Let the beads of sweat flow
    Until the ends have met through
    Could take a long time
    Working on the pipeline
    Taking from the greedy
    Giving to the needy
    On this golden day
    Work's been sent our way
    That could last a lifetime
    Working on the pipeline
    From the heart of our land
    To the mouth of the man
    Must reach him sometime
    We're laying a pipeline
    Taking from the greedy
    Giving to the needy
  7. Everything Counts 4.22
  8. The handshake seals the contract
    From the contract there's no turning back
    The turning point of a career
    In Korea being insincere
    The holiday was fun-packed
    The contract still intact
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts
    The graph on the wall
    Tells the story of it all
    Picture it now see just how
    The lies and deceit gained a little more power
    Confidence - taken in
    By a suntan and a grin
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    Everything counts in large amounts
  9. Two Minute Warning 4.14
  10. We're lying by the orange sky
    Two million miles across the land
    Scattered to the highest high
    Expect they'll either laugh or cry
    No sex no consequence no sympathy
    You're good enough to heat
    Two minute warning
    Two minutes later
    When time has come
    My days are numbered
    The dawning of another year
    Marks time for those who understand
    One in four still here
    While you and I go hand in hand
    No radio no sound no sin no sanctuary
    So welcome to your last
    The sun the solitude the cemetary
    So welcome to your last
  11. Shame 3.45
  12. Do you ever get that feeling
    When the guilt begins to hurt
    Seeing all the children
    Wallowing in dirt
    Crying out with hunger
    Crying out in pain
    At least the dirt will wash off
    When it starts to rain
    Soap won't wash away your shame
    Do you ever get that feeling
    That something isn't right
    Seeing your brother's fists
    Clenched ready for the fight
    Soon the fighting turns to weapons
    And the weapons turn to wounds
    So the doctors stitch and stitch
    And stitch and stitch and stitch
    And stitch and stitch
    Surgery won't improve your pain
    It all seems so stupid
    It makes me want to give up
    But why should I give up
    When it all seems so stupid
    Do you ever get the feeling
    That something can be done
    To eradicate these problems
    And make the people one
    Do you ever get that feeling
    Something like a nagging itch
    And all the while the doctors
    Stitch and stitch and stitch
    And stitch and stitch
    Hope alone won't remove the stains
    Shame
  13. The Landscape Is Changing 4.49
  14. The landscape is changing
    The landscape is crying
    Thousands of acres of forest are dying
    Carbon copies from the hills above the forest line
    Acid streams are flowing ill across the countryside
    'Cause I don't care if you're going nowhere
    Just take good care of the world
    I don't case if you're going nowhere
    Just take good care of the world
    Now we're re-arranging
    There's no use denying
    Mountains and valleys can't you hear them sighing
    Evolution the solution or the certainty
    Can you imagine this intrusion of their privacy
    Token gestures some semblance of intelligence
    Can we be blamed for the security of ignorance
  15. Told You So 4.25
  16. And do those feet in modern times
    Walk upon the flowers
    And walk upon their brothers
    While their heads are busy lying low
    Trying to keep to cover...oh
    Something went wrong
    Along the way
    Everybody's waiting for
    Judgment day
    So they can go
    Told you so
    Bring me my gun of itching desire
    Bring me my bullets and I will fire
    Sights set higher than the tall church spire
    Standing in line
    The blind lead the blind
    Waiting and waiting
    For an overdue sign
    Brothers and sisters
    Playing Chinese whispers
    If things aren't suited
    Then they'll get diluted
    There's one more dead with a hole in his head
    He shouldn't have said all the things he said
    Many tears were shed for the blood he bled
  17. And Then 4.35
  18. Let's take a map of the world
    Tear it into pieces
    All of the boys and the girls
    Will see how easy it is
    To pull it all down and start again
    From the top to the bottom and then
    I'll have faith or I prefer
    To think that things couldn't turn out worse
    All that we need at the start's
    Universal Revolution (That's all!)
    And if we trust in our hearts
    We'll find the solutions
    Took a plane across the world
    Got in a car
    When I had reached my destination
    I hadn't gone far
    Let's take the whole of the world
    The mountains and the sand
    Let all the boys and the girls
    Shape it in their hands
  19. Everything Counts (Reprise) 1.05
  20. The handshake seals the contract
    From the contract there's no turning back
    The turning point of a career
    In Korea being insincere
    The holiday was fun-packed
    The contract still intact
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts
    The graph on the wall
    Tells the story of it all
    Picture it now see just how
    The lies and deceit gained a little more power
    Confidence - taken in
    By a suntan and a grin
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    Everything counts in large amounts

無機質美の極み

インダストリアルゴシックな無機質音が結晶のように美しく響く、幻惑の回廊。このアルバムで彼らはスタイルを確立したといえる。そこにあるのは、デカダンスの香りただよう光と闇・・・
全曲一つ一つが、鋭く耳を穿つ。
最高傑作とおもいます。

隠れた名盤

この作品からアランが正式加入して彼等の方向性が決定したと思います。代表曲以外の曲も◎です!アルバムとしての完成度もとても高いです。ダークで美しい。そしてカッコイイのdepecheはここから始まった! DVDは日本語字幕付きです。(Rhino,US盤)但しリージョンコード1ですので、リージョンフリーのプレイヤーが必要です。

彼らのターニングポイントとなった作品

今作より楽曲のアレンジの要となるアランワイルダーが正式に加入し、サンプリングを多様した力強いパーカッシブなサウンドプロダクションに移行し、前作から飛躍的な成長を遂げたサードアルバム。ある意味このアルバムから現在のデペッシュモードは始まったと言ってもいいだろう。現在も代表曲として人気を誇るライブの定番曲エブリシングカウンツをはじめ、他の曲もメロディだけでなくアレンジが凝りまくっており、何度聞いても新たな発見があり楽しめる。歌詞も次作から抽象的難解になっていくが今作ではかなりストレートな社会派のメッセージをうたっており、現在の彼らのイメージからしたら気恥ずかしいくらいだ。個人的にはラストの曲は隠れた名曲だと思う。

ハイブリッドSACDと日本でも再生可能jなDVD付き

 これはコレクターズ・エディションです。CD部分はハイブリッドSACDという従来の
CD再生機でも再生可能なディスクを使用しています。このコレクターズ・エディションは
イギリス版だけの仕様であり、DM〜という製品番号が付されている記念品のような商品
だと個人的に感じてしまいます。将来SACD再生機を購入した際の準備にも最適(?)。
 
 コレクターズ・エディションとは、ハイブリッドSACDと日本で使用される一般的な
DVD再生機でも再生可能なDVDが同梱されている商品のことです。商品画像にも掲載
されていますが、点が並んでいるプラスチック製の外箱が付属しており、デジパックが今まで
抱えていた他のプラスチックのCDケースからの衝撃と磨耗を防いでくれます。
 
 DVDに収録されている映像はCONSTRUCTION TIME AGAIN発売当時の映像と現在のメンバー
そして、アランを含む関係者のインタビューが収録されています。DVDオーディオにはCD
収録曲すべてとボーナストラックとしてEPのカップリング曲が収録されています。

当時の時代のエッジも今はもう懐かしい・・・

 この3作目からアランが参加し、その影響と、当時アンダーグラウンドで活躍していたアインシュテュルツェンデ・ノイバウテンの影響からか、メタル・パーカッションが導入され、ポップの枠組み中で有機的温かさと硬質なテクノロジーが組み合わさり、本アルバムでDM独自の「音」を確立したといっていいんじゃないかな? 

 そしてマーティンの書く歌詞もパーソナルな悩み悲しみだけではなく、この頃から社会派的なものにもなってきているのが注目に値すると思うな。

アルバムデータはThe Complete Depeche Modeに基づいています。
レビューはamazonのProduct Advertising APIサービスで取得しています。

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