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1. Depeche Mode – Depeche Mode /dᵻˌpɛʃˈmoʊd/ are an English electronic band that formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group consists of founders Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the band onto the British new wave scene. Original band member Vince Clarke, left the band after the release of the album, leaving the band as a trio to record A Broken Frame, released the following year. Gore took over the songwriting duties and, later in 1982, Alan Wilder officially joined the band to fill Clarkes spot. Depeche Mode have been a trio again since 1995, when Wilder left, the bands last albums of the 1980s, Black Celebration and Music for the Masses, established them as a dominant force on the mainstream electronic music scene. A highlight of this era was the concert at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. In the new decade, Depeche Mode released Violator, a mainstream success, now a trio once again, the band released Ultra in 1997, recorded at the height of Gahans near-fatal drug abuse, Gores alcoholism and seizures, and Fletchers depression. Depeche Mode have had 50 songs in the UK Singles Chart and thirteen top 10 albums in the UK chart, Q included the band in the list of the 50 Bands That Changed the World. Depeche Mode also rank number 98 on VH1s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, Depeche Modes origins date to 1977, when schoolmates Vince Clarke and Andy Fletcher formed a Cure-influenced band called No Romance In China, with Clarke on vocals and guitar and Fletcher on bass. Fletcher would later recall, Why am I in the band and it was accidental right from the beginning. I was actually forced to be in the band, I played the guitar and I had a bass, it was a question of them roping me in. In 1979, Clarke played guitar in an Ultravox rip-off band, in 1978–79, Martin Gore played guitar in an acoustic duo, Norman and the Worms, with school friend Phil Burdett on vocals. In 1979, Marlow, Gore and friend Paul Redmond formed a band called the French Look, with Marlow on vocals/keyboards, Gore on guitar and Redmond on keyboards. In March 1980, Clarke, Gore and Fletcher formed a band called Composition of Sound, with Clarke on vocals/guitar, Gore on keyboards and Fletcher on bass. Soon after the formation of Composition of Sound, Clarke heard Wirral band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, along with OMD, other early influences included the Human League, Daniel Miller and Fad Gadget. Clarke and Fletcher switched to synthesisers, working odd jobs in order to buy or borrow the instruments from friends. Dave Gahan joined the band in 1980 after Clarke heard him perform at a scout hut jam session, singing a rendition of David Bowies Heroes. When explaining the choice for the new name taken from a French fashion magazine, Dépêche mode, Gore said, I like the sound of that
2. Just Can't Get Enough (Depeche Mode song) – Just Cant Get Enough is a song by the English electronic music band Depeche Mode. It was released in September 1981 as the single from their debut album, Speak. It was recorded during the summer of year at Blackwing Studios. A riff-driven synthpop song, Just Cant Get Enough was the single to be written by founding member Vince Clarke. The single version of Just Cant Get Enough is the version that appears on the UK version of Speak. The 12 single featured a Schizo Mix, which is a version with additional synth parts adding a sinister feel to the track. This version appears on the US version of Speak and Spell, the UK re-release of Speak and Spell, in addition, the singles B-side, Any Second Now, was the first commercially available Depeche Mode instrumental. It shows up on the UK rerelease of Speak and Spell, a version including vocals appeared on the album as Any Second Now. There is also a version, the Altered Mix. In the United States, the B-side is Tora, on the album, the song is crossfaded with the previous track, Photographic, but on the single, the introduction is clean. The single reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart and number 26 on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart and it also became the bands first hit in Australia, reaching number 4. Due to Vince Clarkes songwriting, the song has a bubbly, upbeat feel that stands in contrast to the darker, Just Cant Get Enough was the first Depeche Mode song to get a music video. It is the only Depeche Mode video with Vince Clarke, Tora. –4,17 Notes 1, CD released in 19882, CD released in 1991 All songs written by Vince Clarke except for Tora. Australian alternative rock band Tlot Tlot have covered the song twice, first on their live album The Live Set - Volume 1 in 1993, in 1997, happy hardcore DJ duo Charly Lownoise and Mental Theo covered the song as a single. The music mix being done by the Dust Brothers, on 7 October 1999, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno did a parody of the ad, which featured old men singing the song for a fictional Viagra ad. In 2004, French band Nouvelle Vague adapted the song in a style on the album. Japanese musician Anna Tsuchiya covered the song on her 2007 single Kuroi Namida, in 2008, Mika performed a cover of the song for his Live Parc des Princes Paris concert. In 2011, German rockabilly band Dick Brave & The Backbeats covered the song on the album RocknRoll Therapy, on 14 February 2013 the song was performed on Glee by Kurt and Blaine
3. Personal Jesus – Personal Jesus is a song by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 28 August 1989 as the lead single from their seventh album, Violator. The single reached No.13 on the UK Singles Chart, the song was the first single to make the US Top 40 for the band since their 1984 single People Are People and was their first gold-certified single in the US. In Germany, the single is one of the bands longest-charting songs, Personal Jesus was re-released as a single on 30 May 2011 for the new Depeche Mode remix album Remixes 2, 81–11, with the leading remix by the production team Stargate. The song was inspired by the book Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley, according to songwriter Martin Gore, Its a song about being a Jesus for somebody else, someone to give you hope and care. Personal Jesus is written in the key of F♯ minor with a tempo of 130 beats per minute in 128 time, in mid-1989, the band began recording in Milan with record producer Flood. The result of session was the single Personal Jesus, which featured a catchy bluesy riff and drum-based sound. The song became a big hit across the world, and is one of Depeche Modes most successful songs, although not the first Depeche Mode song to feature guitar parts, it was the first time a guitar was used as a dominant instrument in a Depeche Mode song. Prior to its release, advertisements were placed in the columns of regional newspapers in the UK with the words Your own personal Jesus. Later, the ads included a number one could dial to hear the song. The ensuing controversy helped propel the single to No.13 on the UK charts, the single was particularly successful commercially thanks to the fact that it was released six months prior to the album it would later appear on. Up to that point, it was the best selling 12 single in Warner Brothers history, Personal Jesus had a plethora of remixes, almost unprecedented for Depeche Mode at the time. The Hazchemix and Hazchemix Edit of Dangerous were mixed by Daniel Miller, the back-cover of Personal Jesus features one of the band members and the back-side of a naked woman. The band member she is with depends on whether it is the 7 Vinyl, the 12 Vinyl, on some copies she does not appear at all, such as the 2004 CD re-release, and on promo copies. On some limited releases, like the GBong17, all four photos are available plus one photo of the full group. The Anton Corbijn-directed music video for Personal Jesus is his first Depeche Mode video in colour, MTV edited out some suggestive mouth movements of Martin Gore during the bridge and replaced it with some other footage from the video. All songs written by Martin Gore, the digital single was released in the UK on 18 April 2011. It was released a day later in the US, frusciante plays guitar on the track, along with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell. It appears as the B-side to another cover, Nine Inch Nails Hurt, marilyn Mansons 2004 cover version of Personal Jesus appears on the bands best-of compilation, Lest We Forget, The Best Of, and was that albums lead single
4. Condemnation (song) – Condemnation is a song by Depeche Mode, released as the groups twenty-ninth UK single on 13 September 1993, and the third single from their album Songs of Faith and Devotion. The song reached number 9 on the UK Singles Chart, Condemnation is a gospel-esque song with a rock twist. The 7 version is the Paris Mix, with backing vocals added. Band members indicated that this song normally would have been sung by Martin Gore, Gahan voted for Condemnation to be the first single for Songs of Faith and Devotion, but lost. The B-sides are remixes of Deaths Door and Rush, and some tracks from the Devotional Tour. Deaths Door was a song from the 1991 Until the End of the World soundtrack, the original version is still exclusive to that CD, recorded only by Martin Gore and Alan Wilder after the World Violation Tour was over. The music video for Condemnation was directed by Anton Corbijn and was shot in Hungary, for unknown reasons, it did not appear on The Videos 86-98 in 1998, replaced by the live version from Devotional. The original video eventually resurfaced on The Videos 86-98s 2002 re-release, both videos appear on the Devotional DVD re-release in 2004. South African band Absinthe covered the song on their album A Rendezvous at Nirvana, Condemnation –3,21 Deaths Door –6,387 released as a promo only, not commercially released, hence why both songs appear on the 12 version. All live songs were recorded in Milan, Italy in 1993, all songs written by Martin Gore. Single information from the official Depeche Mode web site Allmusic review Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
5. Enjoy the Silence – Enjoy the Silence is a song by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, taken from their seventh studio album, Violator. The song was recorded in 1989 and released on 16 January 1990 as the second single. The single is Gold certificated in the US and Germany, the song won Best British Single at the 1991 BRIT Awards. Enjoy the Silence was re-released as a single in 2004 for the Depeche Mode remix project Remixes 81–04, there are two instrumental B-sides to Enjoy the Silence. Sibeling is a soft piano-tune while Memphisto is a darker, eerier track, the title of Sibeling refers to Finnish classical composer Jean Sibelius. According to Martin Gore, Memphisto is the name of a film about Elvis as a Devil. The Anton Corbijn-directed music video for Enjoy the Silence references the themes, brief flashes of a single rose appear throughout the scenes. When Corbijn presented the concept of the video to the band and they changed their minds, when he explained that the idea was that the King represented a man with everything in the world, just looking for a quiet place to sit, a king of no kingdom. Andy Fletcher jokes that he favoured the video only had to do about an hours worth of work. The video uses a different mix of the album version of the song that has not been released in any audio format. The final long shots of the king walking through the snow are not Gahan but rather the videos producer, Gahan had left the set, tired of the cold in Switzerland. There are in two edited versions of the Corbijn-directed video. One version - which appears to be the earlier version - begins with Andy Fletcher looking towards his right as the song begins. Shots of Dave Gahan dressed as a king singing directly to the camera are intercut with scenes of his walking through the Scottish Highlands, the coast of Portugal, the video ends with Gahan singing the last line, Enjoy the silence. Then putting his finger in front of his lips as if to quiet the viewer, the other version begins with Martin Gore looking to his right as the song begins. This version omits the shots of Gahan singing directly to the camera, the video ends with Gahan sitting on a deck chair in the snow while the last line, Enjoy the silence. There are also differences in the shots of the band standing together between the two versions. In a review, Tim Di Gravina wrote that Enjoy the Silence is one of Depeche Modes greatest songs with a pristine and lush yet punishing musical environment and lyrics of violence, in 1998, Failure covered the song for the Depeche Mode tribute album For the Masses
6. Everything Counts – Everything Counts is a 1983 single by the electronic band Depeche Mode from the album Construction Time Again. The single was re-released on 13 February 1989 to support the live album 101, the single introduced a transition in lyrical content for the group. Everything Counts specifically addresses the issue of corporate greed and corruption during the 1980s Britain, perhaps surprisingly, the single was released at a time when the band itself was not under a formal contract with Mute Records. In addition to found sounds used as samples, the single samples a variety of musical instruments, such as the xylophone. It was also the first song in the catalogue which includes both of the bands singers prominently. Lead singer Dave Gahan sings the vocals on the verses. When the song has performed live, the chorus has been sung by all of the bands musicians except Gahan. The song would quickly catch on as a fan favourite at the bands concerts, and was used as the opening song for the Construction Time Again tour. During the Music for the Masses Tour, the band used Everything Counts as the encore and in 1989. All live tracks from the release were recorded on 18 June 1988 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl during the performance of the aforementioned Music for the Masses Tour. This version of the song is famous for the recording of the crowd continuing to sing the chorus long after the music had stopped and it also appears in Devotional as the closer. It was played during the first two legs of Touring the Angel in the first encore, and also appears on the Touring the Angel, Everything Counts was also remixed and re-released in 2006. The Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin Dub is featured on the limited release of the single Martyr. An unreleased Oliver Huntemann & Stephan Bodzin remix contains more vocal parts from the original version, the music video for Everything Counts was directed by Clive Richardson in West Berlin. The band returned to Richardson after not being satisfied with the work of Julien Temple for the A Broken Frame singles, Richardson had previously directed the video for Just Cant Get Enough two years earlier. According to Alan Wilder, It was felt that after the Julien Temple years, we needed to harden up not only our sound, Clive had lots of new ideas which didnt involve stupid storyboards where we were required to act. In the original video, the xylophone, the melodica, and the shawm are played by Alan Wilder, Martin Gore. The shawm, however, is produced by a synthesizer on the studio recording, in this video, frontman Dave Gahan for the first time appeared blonde-haired, losing his natural black colour of hair
7. A Broken Frame – A Broken Frame is the second studio album by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 27 September 1982 by Mute Records. The album was entirely by Martin Gore and recorded after the departure of Vince Clarke. Alan Wilder was part of a tour in the United Kingdom occurring prior to the release of this album, but he had not officially joined the band yet. Melody Maker noted that A Broken Frame – as its name suggests – marks the end of a beautiful dream, reviewer Steve Sutherland considered that the songs of A Broken Frame sound like puerile infatuations papering over anonymity with weary words. He found that Shouldnt Have Done That is the only departure from their previous work. The cover artwork is a photograph, but is intended to resemble a painting and it depicts a woman cutting grain in an East Anglian field, near Duxford in Cambridgeshire. It was taken by Brian Griffin using a mixture of natural and artificial lighting, Griffin cited as inspirations Ukrainian and Russian art, especially the work of Kazimir Malevich, and German romantic art. Griffin has displayed on his website a gallery of images from the same shoot. It was featured on the cover of Life Magazines 1990 edition of Worlds Best Photographs 1980–1990, All tracks written by Martin Gore. Some original US CD copies of the album tacked on the intro of The Sun & the Rainfall onto the end of Shouldnt Have Done That, dave Gahan sings lead vocals on all songs except Shouldnt Have Done That which is a duet with Gore. Nothing to Fear and Further Excerpts From, My Secret Garden are instrumental, Mute, DM CD2 / CDX STUMM9 Disc 1 is a hybrid SACD/CD with a multi-channel SACD layer. The track listing is identical to the 1982 UK release, except Satellite which is 4,43 long and contains an edit, or error. Disc 2 is a DVD which includes A Broken Frame in DTS5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, additional Material, Depeche Mode 1982 All songs were written by Martin Gore. While the reviewer for Release Magazine wrote that version was not anything essential but well done. The Electricity Club found influences of And One in the cover of The Sun & the Rainfall and concluded that Marsheaux had used unconventional sounds, reviews from Germany noted that Marsheaux had elaborated on the assetts and downsides of the original release
8. Peace (Depeche Mode song) – Peace is Depeche Modes second single from their studio album, Sounds of the Universe, and their 47th UK single overall. It was released on 15 June 2009, Martin Gore told The Sun newspaper that he thought Peace is one of his favourite songs that he has ever written. He explained that both Peace and Little Soul, give the album a kind of thread, both of those songs have a real spiritual feel, though we have to be really careful using that word. The song charted at #57 in the UK charts, equal to their first ever single and this is the bands second lowest UK singles chart position after Little 15, originally intended to be a France-only release which reached #60 upon limited UK release in 1988. The single version of the song has a different introduction. The single was not released in the USA, where instead Perfect was released for promotional purposes only, a Dash Berlin remix of Peace and a Talla 2XLC remix are also available but do not appear on any of the official releases below. It was the first single by Depeche Mode not to be issued on 12 vinyl since Dreaming of Me in 1981, fans had reacted angrily to this decision and an on-line petition had been launched to try to convince Mute Records to release it. 7, Mute / BONG41 CD, Mute / CDBONG41 CD, single information from the official Depeche Mode web site Allmusic review Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
9. People Are People – People Are People is Depeche Modes 10th UK single, and was recorded at Hansa Mischraum in West Berlin, and released on 12 March 1984. It was their first hit single in the US and the first single from the Some Great Reward album, People Are People was written by Martin Gore, but the dancy, pop feel of the song may be credited to Alan Wilder. Wilder wrote the B-side, In Your Memory, each song has an extended remix, the Different Mix and the Slik Mix respectively. It was one of the first songs recorded for the album sessions began at the Hansa Mischraum studio in January 1984. The Clive Richardson-directed People Are People video was released in 2 versions, the original video was made for the single version, but an alternate video was made with the Different Mix. The music video featured footage of military scenes from the Cold War. The Different Mix video appears on Some Great Videos and Video Singles Collection, despite the songs success, Martin Gore considers it as one of his least favourite songs. He prefers his songs to have subtle metaphors to allow people to find their own meanings to his songs and it has not been played live since 1988. A compilation album titled People Are People was released in the US, the single itself was released in the USA on 11 July 1984, though it did not reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart until May 1985, and initially was played only on modern rock and college radio. The single would peak at no.13. In the UK, the reached number 4, which was at the time the bands highest singles chart position in their homeland. Since then, Barrel of a Gun and Precious have also reached number 4 in the UK. In West Germany, the song was a no.1 hit and was used as the theme to West German TVs coverage of the 1984 Olympics and it was also used as the theme song of the 1990s BBC Childrens factual TV series, Itll Never Work. In 2011 the song was included on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames list of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and his version, which features Tom Trujillo, was released as a retail single on 26 January 2006 to promote the remix album ReWorked. It peaked at no.10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, christian techno/alternative band Code of Ethics also remade the single in 2008 on their Lost in Egypt disc. German industrial/gothic metal band Atrocity also recorded a version of the song for their 2008 covers album Werk 80 II. Memphis rapper Cities Aviv sampled People are People on the song Die Young from his 2011 album Digital Lows, in February 2012, People Are People was covered by James Whetzel for his Sarod & Beats Covers series. The piece was re-imagined with all acoustic hand percussion taking the place of drum machines, Sarod and violin play the role of the synthesizers in the original tune
10. Policy of Truth – Policy of Truth is a song by English electronic band Depeche Mode, released in May 1990 as the third single from their seventh studio album Violator. It also became the bands second chart-topper on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, françois Kevorkian mixed a new single version for the release, extending it slightly while lowering the tempo, and also making Dave Gahans vocals more prominent. He also mixed the Beat Box Mix and the Pavlovs Dub, the Trancentral Mix is by The KLF, a popular Acid House band at that time and one of only 3 occasions they did remix work for other artists. The Capitol Mix uses the sample I want to tell you my side of the case from the Checkers speech by Richard Nixon, a version of Kaleid was used as intro music for Depeche Modes World Violation Tour in 1990. The music video for Policy of Truth is directed by Anton Corbijn and appears on the VHS collection Strange Too
11. Sounds of the Universe – Sounds of the Universe is the twelfth studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 17 April 2009 by Mute Records. It was supported by the 2009–10 concert tour Tour of the Universe, three singles were released from the album, Wrong, Peace, and a double A-side of Fragile Tension and Hole to Feed. Perfect was also released in the US as a promotional single, as with the previous album, Playing the Angel, Dave Gahan has once again written three songs with Christian Eigner and Andrew Phillpott, Hole to Feed, Come Back and Miles Away/The Truth Is. Spacewalker and the bonus track Esque are instrumentals, the B-side Oh Well is the first track ever to be co-written by Gore and Gahan. The final track Corrupt is followed by a hidden instrumental version of the song Wrong. While Dave Gahan was still busy with his solo album Hourglass, Martin Gore was in his studio in Santa Barbara, California. In May 2008 the band hit the studio to record their studio album. Ben Hillier took the reins again, because the band were so satisfied with their previous collaboration on Playing the Angel. The band described the time in the studio as very productive, Five of the songs not used on the album were released as part of the deluxe box set. Short video clips of the band and production team at work in the studio were posted on the bands homepage. Sounds of the Universe received generally positive reviews music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications. Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph noted that the shows up the imaginative constraints of most guitar-based rock. Bill Stewart of PopMatters wrote that Depeche Mode tempt us with a strong first half, Sounds of the Universe debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 30,537 copies—the bands highest-peaking album since chart-topping Ultra. In the United States, the album debuted at three on the Billboard 200, selling 80,000 units in its first week. The album was ranked number 200 on the Billboard 200 year-end chart for 2009. Sounds of the Universe was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards, the albums sleeve design was voted number ten on the 2009 Best Art Vinyl poll. All tracks written by Martin L. Gore, except where noted, contains the standard 13-track album on two LPs, as well as a CD of the album
12. Route 66 (song) – Route 66 is a popular rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup. The song uses a twelve-bar blues arrangement and the follow the path of U. S. Route 66. Nat King Cole, as the King Cole Trio, first recorded the song the year and it became a hit, appearing on Billboard magazines R&B. Another version to reach the Billboard charts was that recorded by Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters on May 11,1946, the idea for the song came to Troup on a cross-country drive from Pennsylvania to California. Troup wanted to try his hand as a Hollywood songwriter, so he and his wife, Cynthia, packed up their 1941 Buick, the trip began on US40 and continued along US66 to the California coast. Troup initially considered writing a tune about US40, but Cynthia suggested the title Get Your Kicks on Route 66, the song was composed on the ten-day journey, and completed by referencing maps when the couple arrived in Los Angeles. The lyrics read as a mini-travelogue about the major stops along the route, listing several cities and towns through which Route 66 passes, viz. St Louis, Joplin, Missouri, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Amarillo, Texas, Gallup, New Mexico, Flagstaff, Arizona, Winona, Arizona, Kingman, Arizona, Barstow, California, and San Bernardino, California. Many artists who have covered the tune over the years have changed the lyrics, usually to It goes to St. Louis. Then continuing on with Oklahoma City and so on, of the eight states through which the actual route passes, only Kansas and its cities—US66 spends just eleven miles inside the state’s southeast corner—are not mentioned by the song. Chuck Berry famously mispronounces Barstow to rhyme with cow instead of pronouncing it to rhyme with go. Route 66 was first recorded in 1946 by Nat King Cole, Cole later re-recorded the tune in 1956 and 1961. The song has become a standard and has been recorded by numerous artists, the version recorded by Perry Como in 1959 is more lyrically complete, including the seldom-heard second verse and also the introductory verse. Chuck Berrys version was closest to its R&B roots, with jazz overtones, two of the leading British Invasion bands included Route 66 on their debut albums, Them and the Rolling Stones. Michael Martin Murphey covered the song on his 1989 album Land of Enchantment and his version was released as a single in 1990 and peaked at number 67 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Little Willie Littlefield recorded a version for his 1997 album The Red One. Natalie Coles version of the song was one of many California-related songs played throughout Sunshine Plaza in the original Disney California Adventure, the song is also played in the 2006 Pixar film Cars and is sung at the end of the film RV, which was released the same year. Performance Artist Kalup Linzy performed the song on General Hospital in 2010