Speak & Spell is the debut album by the band and was released on October 5, 1981 while the band was on their 1981 Tour. It is the only Depeche Mode album to feature Vince Clarke; following this he left the band moving on to eventually work on other projects, including Yazoo and Erasure.
In the UK, the album was released on vinyl in 1981. For the American release, the tracklisting was slightly altered, substituting Dreaming Of Me, their first single, for I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead, and replacing Just Can't Get Enough with the 12" 'Schizo Mix' of the same track.
In 1988, some European CD releases added five bonus tracks to the album which incorporated some of the 1981 singles and b-sides.
In 2006, the album was remastered in 5.1 stereo and released in various CD+DVD formats around the world, incorporating bonus tracks and a short documentary about the album.
|1||3:43||New Life||released as a single|
|2||2:16||I Sometimes Wish I Was Dead|
|4||3:03||Boys Say Go!|
|6||2:41||What's Your Name?|
|8||4:34||Tora! Tora! Tora!|
|10||2:35||Any Second Now (Voices)|
|11||3:40||Just Can't Get Enough||released as a single|