经历过八十年代洗礼而又不会抗拒当时的电子流行曲的乐迷，家中的唱片柜里至少总有几张Depeche Mode的黑胶唱片。Depeche Mode就有如一个必修的课程，在Synth-Pop时代里扮演的角色，便相对于今时今日的Suede或Blur般，彼此同是英国独立音乐圈的卖钱巨星，也是一群公认的有型靓仔万人迷。即使跟DM同期出道的乐手大多数已肥肿苍老，然而站在97年今天的他们给人之印象仍是那么时髦有型、那么年青。可能你对DM的一切已置身道外，因你已没有了那份少年的狂热，他们也不再是那四位在台上何等精力充沛的小伙子。但经不起时间与音乐洪流之考验，是乐迷而不是乐队本身∶乐迷会追不上现今的音乐态度而对DM的近作抱以怀疑眼光；然而其实MartinGore等人却积极地紧随着最新的音乐潮流与科技并进。DepecheMode，已是一个不朽的名字。
尽管Depeche Mode是以歌曲旋律优美而著称，但在以往的专辑里，他们依然会做到舞曲作品和慢歌的平衡。这样的处理方式在《Black Celebration》中被改变了，乐队在以往的电子曲风中加入了很多管弦乐的编排，使得整张专辑就像标题所预示的那样，犹如一场黑色的庆典那样幽雅而低调。Martin Gore在专辑里扮演了相当重要的角色，由他主唱的曲子甚至做过了Dave Gahan的，而像《A Question Of Lust》和《Sometimes》这样的曲子也进一步奠定了他的乐队里创作核心的地位。
Black Celebration is the Depeche Mode album that has the most songs with Martin Gore on lead vocals: "A Question of Lust", "Sometimes", "It Doesn't Matter Two", "World Full of Nothing" and "Black Day" as a bonus track. The remaining tracks are sung by David Gahan.
The track "Fly on the Windscreen" had already been released as the B-side of the "It's Called a Heart" single. The band decided to rework the song (adding new effects and making it more stereophonic) and released it as the "Final" version on this album. It was later performed live, and given a slight hip hop edge during the 1993 Devotional Tour. A recorded performance of this version is featured in the live video Devotional and a special live single of "In Your Room".
In 2007, Black Celebration was re-released with a bonus DVD. It was released as a part of the third wave of re-issues (along with Construction Time Again). The first CD was remastered and (except in the USA) was released on a CD/SACD hybrid. The bonus DVD includes the B-sides in addition to the singles and B-sides for "Shake the Disease" and "It's Called a Heart", two songs that were recorded shortly before the album and were released too early to be put on the album. There are also several live versions of some of the songs from Black Celebration. The album is released the way it was originally intended and ends with "New Dress" (not "Black Day" or "But Not Tonight").
Like the other re-issues, the DVD includes a documentary on the album. The title (seen below) is Martin paraphrasing Daniel Miller about his demos for Black Celebration in the film. The double-documentary discusses both The Singles 81>85 and Black Celebration, its more challenging commercial success (especially the song "Stripped") and all five related singles. It also includes a plethora of behind-the-scenes footage of the making of Black Celebration and the ensuing tour. Highlights include the band meeting The Cure, and behind the scenes footage of several of the music videos. The documentary is nearly an hour long.
It was released March 20, 2007 in the USA, March 26 in the UK and April 2 in the rest of Europe.
The remastered album was released on "deluxe" vinyl April 2, 2007 in Europe only.
01. Black Celebration
02. Fly On The Windscreen (Final)
03. Question Of Lust
05. It Doesn't Matter
06. Question Of Time
08. Here Is The House
09. World Full Of Nothing
10. Dressed In Black
11. New Dress
*komplett remastered in DTS 5.1 (24bit/96k), Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (24bit/48k) and PCM Stereo
Black Celebration (Live In Birmingham, April 1986)
A Question Of Time (Live In Birmingham, April 1986)
Stripped (Live In Birmingham, April 1986)
Shake The Disease (Additional Track)
Flexible (Additional Track)
It's Called A Heart (Additional Track)
Fly On The Windscreen (Additional Track)
But Not Tonight (Additional Track)
Breathing In Fumes (Additional Track)
Black Day (Additional Track)
Christmas Island (Additional Track)
*Entire Album Mixed In DTS 5.1, Dolby Surround, PCM Stereo