Depeche Mode’s new live album will feature an acoustic session recorded inside a Berlin brothel in footage shot by celebrated rock photographer and director Anton Corbijn. The British synthpop giants said on Wednesday they will release a CD/DVD package entitled Live in Berlin, which features two hours of footage filmed in the German capital during their 32-nation tour. Along with concert footage from the 02 World arena in Berlin, the album due out on 17 November will feature an acoustic set recorded at Salon Bel Ami, a famous high-end brothel known for its plush decor. The brothel closed in 2011 when its owner was sent to prison for tax fraud.
Corbijn said in a statement that Depeche Mode enjoyed a strong following in Berlin, which is renowned for its electronic music scene. “Berlin has a special place in the hearts of Depeche Mode,” said the Dutch photographer, who came to prominence in part through his pictures that captured the darkness of Joy Division.