Leave in Silence

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"Leave in Silence"
12" single cover
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album A Broken Frame
B-side Excerpt from: "My Secret Garden"
Released 16 August 1982
Format Vinyl record (7" and 12")
CD (1991 box set)
Recorded July 1982 Blackwing Studios, London
Length 4:00 (7" single version)
4:51 (album version)
6:32 (12" version I)
3:42 (12" version II)
Label Mute Records
Songwriter(s) Martin Gore
Producer(s) Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"The Meaning of Love"
"Leave in Silence"
"Get the Balance Right!"

"Leave in Silence" is the sixth single by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, released on 16 August 1982.[1] Recorded at Blackwing Studios, the single became the band's fifth UK Top 20 hit, peaking at #18. It was the first Depeche Mode single in the UK to use the "Bong" catalogue number system, which they used until "Heaven" in 2013. Three versions of the track were released on the 7" and 12" singles, while a fourth cut (running at 4:51 mins) was released on the band's 1982 album A Broken Frame.

The music video for "Leave in Silence" was directed by Julien Temple, and features the band breaking things on a conveyor belt and talking to each other while wearing face paint. The band disliked the video and did not include it on the Some Great Videos VHS compilation album.

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Leave in Silence":

7": Mute / 7Bong1 (UK)

  1. "Leave in Silence" – 4:00
  2. "Excerpt From: My Secret Garden" – 3:16

12": Mute / 12Bong1 (UK)

  1. "Leave in Silence (Longer)" – 6:32
  2. "Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden" – 4:23
  3. "Leave in Silence (Quieter)" – 3:42

CD: Mute / CDBong1 (UK)1

  1. "Leave in Silence" – 4:00
  2. "Excerpt From: My Secret Garden" – 3:16
  3. "Leave in Silence (Longer)" – 6:32
  4. "Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden" – 4:23
  5. "Leave in Silence (Quieter)" – 3:42


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
Germany (Media Control AG)[2] 58
Ireland (IRMA)[3] 13
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[4] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 18


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