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A Broken Frame

  1. Leave In Silence 4.48
  2. I've told myself so many times before
    But this time I think I mean it for sure
    We have reached a full stop
    Nothing's going to save us from the big drop
    Reached our natural conclusion
    Outlived the illusion
    I hate being in these situations
    That call for diplomatic relations
    If I only knew the answer
    Or I thought we had a chance
    Or I could stop this
    I would stop this thing
    From spreading like a cancer
    What can I say
    I don't want to play anymore
    What can I say
    I'm heading for the door
    I can't stand this emotional violence
    Leave in silence
    Leave in silence
    We've been running around in circles all year
    Doing this and that and getting nowhere
    This will be the last time
    I think I said that last time
    If I only had a potion
    Some magical lotion
    That could stop this
    I would set the wheels in motion
  3. My Secret Garden 4.46
  4. My secret garden's not so secret anymore
    Run from the house holding my head in my hands
    Feeling dejected feeling like a child might feel
    It all seems so absurd
    That this should have occurred
    My very only secret
    And I had to go and leak it!
    My secret garden's not so secret anymore!
    No my secret garden's not so secret anymore!
    Run through the fields down to the edge of the water
    Can't stay long here comes the reason why -
    She'll catch me if she can
    Take me by the hand
    I'll have to keep on running
    And I just can't see the fun in
    My secret garden not being secret anymore!
    It used to be so easy
    On days such as these she'd
    Search and search for hours
    In among the flowers
    I loved it! - I loved her!
    Play the fool act so cruel - I loved it!
    Read her book take a look - I loved her!
    It all seems so absurd
    That this should have occurred
    My very only secret
    And I had to go and leak it!
    My secret garden's not so secret anymore!
  5. Monument 3.14
  6. When the site was found
    We laid the foundations down
    It didn't take long before
    They came back tumbling down
    Don't build at night
    You need a little light
    How else are you going to see
    What it is going to be like
    So we picked up our tools
    And we worked in the morning light
    With the last stone placed
    Wasn't it a wonderful site
    But it fell back down
    And scattered all around
    Anything passes
    When you need glasses
    My monument
    It feel down
    My monument
    It feel down
    Work all of my days for this kind of praise
    It fell down
    Work all of my days
    It fell down
  7. Nothing To Fear 4.16
  8. Instrumental - no lyrics
  9. See You 4.33
  10. All I want to do is see you again
    Is that too much to ask for
    I just want to see your sweet smile
    Smiled the way it was before

    Well I'll try not to hold you
    And I'll try not to kiss you
    And I won't even touch you

    All I want to do is see you
    Don't you know that it's true

    I remember the days when we walked through the woods
    We'd sit on a bench for a while
    I treasure the way we used to laugh and play
    And look in each others eyes

    You can keep me at a distance if you don't trust my resistance
    But I swear I won't touch you

    Well I know five years is a long time and that times change
    But I think that you'll find people are basically the same

    If the water's still flowing we can go for a swim
    And do the things we used to do
    And if I'm reluctant you can pull me in
    We can relive our youth

    But we'll just stay friendly like sister and brother
    Though I think I still love you
  11. Satellite 4.43
  12. Now hear this my friends
    I'll never be the same again
    Going to lock myself in a cold black room
    Going to shadow myself in a veil of gloom
    I will function operate
    I will be a satellite of hate
    Driven to this point by a chain of events
    Each one pushed me nearer the edge
    Going to send my message through to you
    You'll receive the signal too
    I will function operate
    I will be a satellite of hate
    Higher Higher
    Disillusioned - I was disenchanted
    Forgot the love that had been implanted
    Heard the lies and I felt the cold
    It broke my heart and I lost control
    Now I'm a satellite of a free state
    I'm a satellite of hate
  13. The Meaning Of Love 3.06
  14. I've read more than a hundred books
    Seeing love mentioned many thousand times
    But despite all the places I've looked
    It's still no clearer
    It's just not enough
    I'm still no nearer
    The meaning of love
    Noted down all my observations
    Spent an evening watching television
    Still I couldn't say with precision
    Know it's a feeling and it comes from above
    But what's the meaning
    The meaning of love
    (tell me)
    From the notes that I've made so far
    Love seems something like wanting a scar
    Well I could be wrong
    I'm just not sure you see
    I've never been in love before
    Next I asked several friends of mine
    If they could spare a few minutes of their time
    Their looks suggested that I've lost my mind
    Tell me the answer
    My Lord high above
    Tell me the meaning
    The meaning of love
    From the notes that I've made so far
    Love seems something like wanting a scar
    Well I could be wrong
    I'm just not sure you see
    I've never been in love before
    The meaning of love
    (tell me)
    Tell me the meaning of love
    (tell me)
  15. A Photograph Of You 3.05
  16. What good is a photograph of you
    Everytime I look at it
    It makes me feel blue
    What use is a souvenir
    Of something we once had
    When all it ever does is
    Make me feel bad
    I wish I could tear it up
    But then again I haven't the guts
    I wish I could throw it on the fire
    I wish I could
    But to say I would
    I'd be a liar
    What good is a colour print
    Of a little baby doll
    When just one little glance
    Is enough to make me feel dull
    I hoped I would misplace it
    But then I take such good care of it
    I wish it would disappear
    I say I wish
    But then I relish
    It being here
  17. Shouldn't Have Done That 3.13
  18. Plans made in the nursery
    Can change the course of history
    Remember that
    Mummy's annoyed says go and play
    Don't show your face
    Stay away all day
    Shouldn't have done that
    A small boy and his infantry
    Marching around so naturally
    Shouldn't have done that
    Grows up and goes to school
    Such a nice boy
    Obeys all the rules
    Mummy's proud of that
    Leaves school to follow his ambition
    Knows what he wants
    To be a politician
    Shouldn't have done that!
  19. The Sun And The Rainfall 5.05
  20. Someone will call
    Something will fall
    And smash on the floor
    Without reading the text
    Know what comes next
    Seen it before
    And it's painful
    Things must change
    We must rearrange them
    Or we'll have to estrange them
    All that I'm saying
    A game's not worth playing
    Over and over again
    You're the one I like best
    You retain my interest
    You're the only one
    If it wasn't for you
    Don't know what I'd do
    Unpredictable like the sun
    And the rainfall

若き日のDMに感服

デペッシュ・モードのオリジナルメンバーだった、ヴィンス・クラークが脱退し(諸事情はわかりません。すいません)、マーティン・ゴアがギター、シンセを手に取り、必死になって作ったアルバム。これがそうだ。
1980年代初頭から、DMはDMだ・・・いや、「マーティンはマーティンだった」のだ、と受け取るべきなのだ・・・本作を聴いてそう思った。
別にデペッシュ・モードはマーティン・ゴアのワンマン・バンドではないのだが、この瑞々しいアルバムから思い出されるのは、やはり若い日にしか書けない、悪く言えば「若気の至り」なのかもしれないが、しかし美しい(アルチュール・ランボーの詩のように)感性が「これでもか」とばかりに爆発している、ピュアなサウンド。
もちろん、デイヴ・ガーンやアンディ・フレッチャー、それにアラン・ワイルダーの存在も忘れてはいけない。90年代になってビッグ(日本ではなぜか人気がない)になってしまい、実験精神を、やむをえず捨てざるを得なくなる前の、貴重なプレゼント、このアルバムがそうだ。
本作を聴いて素晴らしいと感じたら、もっと聴いてください。このお値段ならOKでしょう。決して損はしませんよ。

苦難の再スタート

ヴィンス色のサウンドからマーティン色に変わる始まりのような作品。彼等の作品の中でも一番影が薄いのでは・・・?でもアルバムを通して聴くと、なかなかの秀作ですよ。DVDはジャケの撮影時秘話なども収録されておりとても良い内容になっています。但しNTSC、リージョンコード1ですので、リージョンフリーのプレイヤーが必要です。でも日本語字幕付きです。個人的に彼等の作中ではこのジャケが一番のお気に入りです。(USA盤)

Vクラーク脱退後の初アルバム

ヒットメーカーとしての才能をいかんなくファーストで発揮した当時のバンドの音楽的な柱のVクラークが脱退し、苦肉の策でマーティンゴアがコンポーザーを引き継ぎ、なんとか3人で完成させたセカンドアルバム。まだこの段階ではマーティンの美メロは完成されておらず、アレンジの要となるAワイルダーもまだ在籍しておらず、彼らのアルバムとしては過渡期の作品で、全アルバムのなかで最も出来が悪いのは明らかだろう。全体としてかなり地味な印象だが、シングル曲はなかなか叙情的な面も出ていて、他の曲も聞き込めばミニマル的なアレンジが結構いい味を出していることも実感できる。最初の一枚には勧められませんが、この当時のエレポップアルバムとしてはよく出来ている作品です。

Nothing to Fear

この曲がきっかけで Depeche Modeにハマってしまいました。(当時中学生) それは、『FreeRide FinalEdition』というサーフ映画の挿入歌だった。
 多分、この映画の題名を聞くと 若き日の青春時代がよみがえる人多いでしょう〜〜。 
 当時は、探すのが大変だった。 

 ヴァンスクラークが脱退したけど、『YAZ』という二人組み結成したけど、アルバムタイトル→Upstairs at Eric's のなかの OnlyYou もCheckです。 以上。

マーティン.ゴア作曲集

今、聞くと音はチープです。しかし当時は丁寧にサウンドを作っていて、隠れた名曲(See you,My Secret Garden,Leave In silence)が聴けるセカンドアルバム。彼らのその後の作品の方向性を決定づけた名作。

未だ色褪せない美しい世界

まず、ジャケットにひかれた方、買ってください。
Depeche Modeの2作目ですが、多分テクノやエレクトロ・ポップ
で初めて「美しい」とか「涙をさそうほど叙情的」と評価された作品だと思います。
前作とも次作とも全くと言っていいほど異なるこのアルバムだけに流れる美しくも叙情的な世界。リアル・タイムで聴いていました。
収録曲で先行シングルだった「See You」は今でも泣けます。

初期の名作!

彼らの最高傑作は、誰しもが認める通り【MUSIC FOR THE MASSES】であり、【VIOLETER】なんだと思いますが、僕にとっての傑作はこのセカンドアルバム。

ファーストを制作したヴィンス・クラークが脱退(→後にERASUREへ)し、三人編成で制作したこのアルバムは、上記のアルバムで聴かれる毒々しいまでの「華」やアルバム全体の構成力こそはないものの、シンプルでコンパクトな曲で占められている。
その代表格が初期の名作である『SEE YOU』ということになるのでしょう。

単純な曲なんですが、その憂いのある切ないメロディは、80年代のニューウェイヴ/テクノポップシーンが生んだ珠玉の一曲として数えられるに相応しいクオリティを備えていると言えるでしょう。
因みにこの次の【CONSTRUCTION TIME AGAIN】からはアラン・ワイルダーが加入し、より普遍的かつ人間の内面性を鋭く抉る、「華」のある曲作りを展開し始める。

アルバムデータはThe Complete Depeche Modeに基づいています。
レビューはamazonのProduct Advertising APIサービスで取得しています。

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