John the Revelator / Lilian

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"John the Revelator"/"Lilian"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Playing the Angel
Released 5 June 2006
Format CD, maxi-CD, DVD, 12", digital download
Recorded January–July 2005, Sound Design
(Santa Barbara, California)
Genre Alternative rock, synthpop, electronic rock, industrial rock
Length 3:14 ("John the Revelator")
3:34 ("Lilian")
Label Mute Records
Songwriter(s) Martin Gore
Producer(s) Ben Hillier
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"Suffer Well"
"John the Revelator" / "Lilian"

"Suffer Well"
"John the Revelator" / "Lilian"

"John the Revelator"/"Lilian" is the second double A-side single by Depeche Mode and their forty-fourth single overall, released on 5 June 2006. Both songs are featured on Depeche Mode's 2005 album, Playing the Angel and serve as the fourth single from the album (see 2006 in British music). The single became another UK Top 20 hit for the band, reaching number 18.

"John the Revelator" was added to BBC 6 Music's B-List, but it failed to make any other BBC playlists or that of Xfm London. It was also played by a few alternative rock radio stations in the US, including WKQX (Chicago), throughout 2006, despite not being released as a single there.

"John the Revelator" was edited down several seconds for the single, while "Lilian" was slightly remixed and the introduction was shortened.

The single is the first UK double A-side release by the band since "Blasphemous Rumours / Somebody" in 1984.

"John The Revelator" was played during Depeche Mode's Touring the Angel tour and can be watched on the tour's DVD.

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