Accompanied by volleys of praise from picky critics on the one hand and ardent fans on the other, the documentary Spirit in the Forest experienced great financial success at episcopal box offices around the world, where it was shown within a limited time. The logical next step was to make the film Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest available to those who did not have the opportunity to see it, and to those who want to hold on to the memory.
In collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, this documentary-concert feature film will go on sale on DVD & Blue ray format, June 26. The band announced it on its social media pages yesterday, along with an accompanying trailer. Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest set, according to Forbes magazine, represents a “new gold standard” when it comes to concert films. Examining the concept of a music documentary, longtime collaborator, photographer, art director and frequent author of the group’s videos, Anton Corbijn, focused is the narrative of the documentary on 6 super fan groups living at various points on the planet. The film peeks into their lives, extremely different from each other, while their only common point is their love for Depeche Mode.
Six fans describe how the band’s music shaped their lives and experiences, and then meet on the cult Berlin Forest Stage to attend the final show of the two-year Global Spirit Tour during which the band played in front of a total of 3 million fans, at a total of 115 concerts worldwide. !! Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest was initially shown in 3,000 cinemas in over 80 countries (unfortunately not in our country), during November last year. Although it had a limited screening period, it was seen by about 220,000 people, and it managed to earn $ 4.5 million. Recently, it can be watched on the Prime Video Channel. The songs, including some of Depeche Mode’s greatest hits, as well as stories from the film, are constantly intertwined, illuminating the primordial power of their music, which has the power to overcome all obstacles and boundaries. ultimately unites us. Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest is a special quadruple edition (2 DVD + 2 CDs), a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the world that represents not only the group, but also some of their most loyal fans. On the first DVD there is a SPiRiTS in the Forest documentary, and on the second, LiVE SpiRiTS, a recording of the entire concert, where the recordings from the two final performances of the Live Spirits tour, which took place in Berlin, in the famous Waldbühne ( Forest Stage). These videos have never been broadcast live in their entirety. There is a LiVE SPiRiTS soundtrack on two audio discs, a live recording from the mentioned concerts. This release package will be especially important for those fans of the group who faithfully collect all their releases, but they are also intended for new armies of fans that the band has conquered with its music over the decades of existence.
Live SPiRiTS audio sequence of songs: