Peace (Depeche Mode song)

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Peace Single Cover.jpg
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Sounds of the Universe
B-side "Come Back" (Jónsi Remix) (7" only)
Released 15 June 2009
Format 7", CD, LCD, Digital Download
Recorded May–December 2008;
Sound Design
(Santa Barbara, California)
Chung King Studios
(New York City, New York)
Genre Synthpop
Length 4:28 (album version)
3:36 (single version)
Label Mute - BONG 41
Songwriter(s) Martin Gore
Producer(s) Ben Hillier
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"Fragile Tension / Hole to Feed"
"Fragile Tension / Hole to Feed"

"Peace" is Depeche Mode's 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." [1]

The song charted at #57 in the UK charts, equal to their first ever single, "Dreaming of Me" in 1981, this is the band's 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. In Germany, "Peace" reached #25.

The single version of the song has a completely different introduction.

The music video for "Peace" was filmed in Romania by French duo Jonas & François, it features Romanian actress Maria Dinulescu and marks the first Depeche Mode video to not include any of the band members (because of Dave Gahan's illness), save for a promotional poster near the end.

The single was not released in the USA, where instead "Perfect" was released for promotional purposes only (i.e. non-commercial).

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, the petition could be signed at

This song was performed on the 1st leg of the band's Tour of the Universe between "Come Back" and "In Your Room", but after the 1st leg was dropped and did not return for the rest of the tour.

Track listing[edit]

7": Mute / BONG 41

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Peace (Single Version)" Martin L. Gore 3:36
2. "Come Back (Jónsi Remix)" Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner, Andrew Phillpot 4:04

CD: Mute / CDBONG 41

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Peace (Single Version)" Martin L. Gore / DJ Voodooman / Min Li 3:36
2. "Peace (SixToes Remix)" Martin L. Gore 5:14

CD: Mute / LCDBONG 41

All tracks written by Martin L. Gore.

No. Title Length
1. "Peace (Single Version)" 3:36
2. "Peace (Hervé's 'Warehouse Frequencies' Remix)" 5:10
3. "Peace (Sander Van Doorn Remix)" 8:02
4. "Peace (Japanese Popstars Remix)" 6:46
5. "Peace (Sid LeRock Remix)" 6:35
6. "Peace (Justus Köhncke Extended Disco Club Vocal Remix)" 6:24


Chart (2009) Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 72
France (SNEP)[3] 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 25
Israel (Media Forest)[5] 6
Polish Singles Chart[6] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 59
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 57
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[10] 45


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