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`Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest.` (Image courtesy of Columbia Records)
"Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest." (Image courtesy of Columbia Records)

Depeche Mode & Live Nation to livestream full concert film 'LiVE SPiRiTS' in honor of 'SPiRiTS in the Forest' DVD/Blu-ray release


Mon, Jun 22nd 2020 01:40 pm

Depeche Mode and Live Nation have partnered to bring audiences around the world together for a one-time-only live stream of the full concert film “LiVE SPiRiTS” from Depeche Mode’s boundary-breaking, feature-length documentary and concert film, “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest.” Fans will be able to watch the full version of “LiVE SPiRiTS” from the comfort and safety of their own homes via Live Nation’s YouTube channel as well as the “Live From Home” platform on Thursday, June 25 (3 p.m. EST). Although portions of “LiVE SPiRiTS” has appeared in the documentary, never before has the film been seen uninterrupted in its entirety; now fans can feel they are part of the action and experience the magic themselves.

To celebrate the announcement, Depeche Mode is treating fans to a video of “Cover Me” from “LiVE SPiRiTS.” Click here to watch “Cover Me,” one of the key tracks from Depeche Mode’s acclaimed 14th studio album “Spirit.”


This special concert experience is in anticipation of the release of “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” to DVD and Blu-ray on June 26. It features not only the documentary, but also “LiVE SPiRiTS” and a plethora of other special content. Pre-order here.

This special four-disc (two video discs plus two audio discs) configuration presents the definitive “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” experience at its most immersive, and will be available in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. The package’s two video discs contain the “SPiRiTS in the Forest” documentary, alongside “LiVE SPiRiTS.” In addition to the two video discs, the package includes two CDs containing the “LiVE SPiRiTS” soundtrack, the live audio recording from the performance.

“Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” set “the new gold standard for concert films,” according to Forbes. Reenvisioning the very concept of a music documentary, director and longtime Depeche Mode collaborator Anton Corbijn focused the narrative on six super fans from different regions of the globe. The film zeroes in on their lives – all extremely different, save for their love of Depeche Mode’s music and the way that music has shaped their experiences – intercut with the final Berlin show, held at the iconic Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”) on the record-breaking two-year “Global Spirit Tour” in 2018. That tour saw them play to over 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. The music, including several of Depeche Mode’s biggest hits, and the “Spirits’ ” stories entwine seamlessly, illuminating the enduring power of Depeche Mode and the power music has to cross boundaries and borders and ultimately unite people.

“Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” initially opened on 3,000 screens across nearly 80 countries last November. The film grossed $4.5 million and was seen by over 220,000 people. Recently, it began streaming on Prime Video in over 130 territories worldwide and can also be found on iTunes. Watch here.

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