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The Best Of, Volume 1

  1. Personal Jesus (Single Version) 3.46
  2. Reach out and touch faith
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who cares
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who's there
    Feeling unknown
    And you're all alone
    Flesh and bone
    By the telephone
    Lift up the receiver
    I'll make you a believer
    Take second best
    Put me to the test
    Things on your chest
    You need to confess
    I will deliver
    You know I'm a forgiver
    Reach out and touch faith
    Reach out and touch faith
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who cares
    Your own personal Jesus
    Someone to hear your prayers
    Someone who's there
    Feeling unknown
    And you're all alone
    Flesh and bone
    By the telephone
    Lift up the receiver
    I'll make you a believer
    I will deliver
    You know I'm a forgiver
    Reach out and touch faith
    Your own personal Jesus
    Reach out and touch faith
  3. Just Can't Get Enough (Single Version) 3.44
  4. When I'm with you baby
    I go out of my head
    And I just can't get enough
    And I just can't get enough
    All the things you do to me
    And everything you said
    I just can't get enough
    I just can't get enough
    We slip and slide as we fall in love
    And I just can't seem to get enough of
    We walk together
    We're walking down the street
    And I just can't get enough
    And I just can't get enough
    Every time I think of you
    I know we have to meet
    And I just can't get enough
    I just can't get enough
    It's getting hotter
    It's a burning love
    And I just can't seem to get enough of
    And when it rains
    You're shining down for me
    And I just can't get enough
    And I just can't get enough
    Just like a rainbow
    You know you set me free
    And I just can't get enough
    And I just can't get enough
    You're like an angel
    And you give me your love
    And I just can't seem to get enough of
  5. Everything Counts (Single Version) 3.59
  6. The handshake seals the contract
    From the contract there's no turning back
    The turning point of a career
    In Korea being insincere
    The holiday was fun-packed
    The contract still intact
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts
    The graph on the wall
    Tells the story of it all
    Picture it now see just how
    The lies and deceit gained a little more power
    Confidence - taken in
    By a suntan and a grin
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    All for themselves - after all
    It's a competitive world
    Everything counts in large amounts
    The grabbing hands grab all they can
    Everything counts in large amounts
  7. Enjoy The Silence (Single Version) 4.16
  8. Words like violence
    Break the silence
    Come crashing in
    Into my little world

    Painful to me
    Pierce right through me
    Can't you understand
    Oh my little girl

    All I ever wanted
    All I ever needed
    Is here in my arms
    Words are very unnecessary
    They can only do harm

    Vows are spoken
    To be broken
    Feelings are intense
    Words are trivial

    Pleasures remain
    So does the pain
    Words are meaningless
    And forgettable

    All I ever wanted
    All I ever needed
    Is here in my arms
    Words are very unnecessary
    They can only do harm
  9. Shake The Disease (Single Version) 4.49
  10. I'm not going down on my knees
    Begging you to adore me
    Can't you see it's misery
    And torture for me
    When I'm misunderstood
    Try as hard as you can
    I've tried as hard as I could
    To make you see
    How important it is for me
    Here is a plea
    From my heart to you
    Nobody knows me
    As well as you do
    You know how hard it is for me
    To shake the disease
    That takes hold of my tongue
    In situations like these
    Understand me
    Some people have to be
    Permanently together
    Lovers devoted
    To each other forever
    Now I've got things to do
    And I've said before
    That I know you have too
    When I'm not there
    In spirit I'll be there
  11. See You (Single Version) 3.57
  12. 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
  13. It's No Good (Single Version) 5.59
  14. I'm going to take my time
    I have all the time in the world
    To make you mine
    It is written in the stars above
    The gods decree
    You'll be right here by my side
    Right next to me
    You can run but you cannot hide
    Don't say you want me
    Don't say you need me
    Don't say you love me
    It's understood
    Don't say you're happy
    Out there without me
    I know you can't be
    'cause it's no good
    I'll be fine
    I'll be waiting patiently
    Till you see the signs
    And come running to my open arms
    When will you realise
    Do we have to wait till our worlds collide
    Open up your eyes
    You can't turn back the tide
    Don't say you want me
    Don't say you need me
    Don't say you love me
    It's understood
    Don't say you're happy
    Out there without me
    I know you can't be
    'cause it's no good
    I'm going to take my time
    I have all the time in the world
    To make you mine
    It is written in the stars above
    Don't say you want me
    Don't say you need me
    Don't say you love me
    It's understood
    Don't say you're happy
    Out there without me
    I know you can't be
    'cause it's no good
  15. Strangelove (Single Version) 3.47
  16. There'll be times
    When my crimes
    Will seem almost unforgivable
    I give in to sin
    Because you have to make this life livable
    But when you think I've had enough
    From your sea of love
    I'll take more than another riverful
    And I'll make it all worthwhile
    I'll make your heart smile
    Strangelove
    Strange highs and strange lows
    Strangelove
    That's how my love goes
    Strangelove
    Will you give it to me
    Will you take the pain
    I will give to you
    Again and again
    And will you return it
    There'll be days
    When I stray
    I may appear to be
    Constantly out of reach
    I give in to sin
    Because I like to practice what I preach
    I'm not trying to say
    I'll have it all my way
    I'm always willing to learn
    When you've got something to teach
    And I'll make it all worthwhile
    I'll make your heart smile
    Pain will you return it
    I'll say it again - pain
    Pain will you return it
    I won't say it again
    I give in
    Again and again
    I give in
    Will you give it to be
    I give in
    I'll say it again
    I give in
    I give in
    Again and again
    I give in
    That's how my love goes
    I give in
    I'll say it again
    I give in
  17. Suffer Well 3.52
  18. Where were you when I fell from grace
    Frozen heart, an empty space
    Something's changing, it's in your eyes
    Please don't speak, you'll only lie
    I found treasure not where I thought
    Peace of mind can't be bought
    Still I believe

    I just hang on
    Suffer well
    Sometimes it's hard
    It's hard to tell

    An angel led me when I was blind
    I said take me back, I've changed my mind
    Now I believe
    From the blackest room, I was torn
    You called my name, our love was born
    So I believe

    I just hang on
    Suffer well
    Sometimes it's hard
    It's hard to tell

    I just hang on
    Suffer well
    Sometimes it's hard
    So hard to tell
  19. Dream On (Single Version) 3.43
  20. As you're bony fingers close around me
    Long and spindly
    Death becomes me
    Heaven can you see what I see

    Hey you pale and sickly child
    You're death and living reconciled
    Been walking home a crooked mile

    Paying debt to karma
    You party for a living
    What you take won't kill you
    But careful what you're giving

    Can you feel a little love
    Can you feel a little love

    Dream on dream on

    There's no time for hesitating
    Pain is ready, pain is waiting
    Primed to do it's educating

    Unwanted, uninvited kin
    It creeps beneath your crawling skin
    It lives without it lives within you

    Feel the fever coming
    You're shaking and twitching
    You can scratch all over
    But that won't stop you itching

    Can you feel a little love
    Can you feel a little love

    Dream on dream on

    Blame it on your karmic curse
    Oh shame upon the universe
    It knows its lines
    It's well rehearsed

    It sucked you in, it dragged you down
    To where there is no hallowed ground
    Where holiness is never found

    Paying debt to karma
    You party for a living
    What you take won't kill you
    But careful what you're giving

    Can you feel a little love
    Can you feel a little love

    Dream on dream on

  21. People Are People (Single Version) 3.46
  22. People are people
    So why should it be
    You and I should get along so awfully
    So we're different colours
    And we're different creeds
    And different people have different needs
    It's obvious you hate me
    Though I've done nothing wrong
    I've never even met you so what could I have done
    I can't understand
    What makes a man
    Hate another man
    Help me understand
    Help me understand
    Now you're punching
    And you're kicking
    And you're shouting at me
    I'm relying on your common decency
    So far it hasn't surfaced
    But I'm sure it exists
    It just takes a while to travel
    From your head to your fists
  23. Martyr (Single Version) 3.21
  24. I've been a martyr for love
    And I will die in the flames
    As I draw my last breath
    As I'm close in on death
    I will call out your name

    I've been a martyr for love
    Nailed up on the cross
    While you're having your fun
    As the damage is done
    I'm assessing the cost

    I knew what I was letting myself in for
    I knew that I could never even the score

    I've been a martyr for love
    I need to be by your side
    I have knelt at your feet
    I have felt you deceit
    Could have leave if I tried

    I've been a martyr for love
    Tortured every hour
    From the day I was born
    I've been moved like a pawn
    By the greatest of powers

    I knew that I would have to suffer in vain
    Aware that I would never outgrow the pain

    I've been a martyr for love
    I've been a martyr for love
    I've been a martyr for love
  25. Walking In My Shoes (Single Version) 5.02
  26. I would tell you about the things they put me through
    The pain I've been subjected to
    But the Lord himself would blush
    The countless feasts laid at my feet
    Forbidden fruits for me to eat
    But I think your pulse would start to rush
    Now I'm not looking for absolution
    Forgiveness for the things I do
    But before you come to any conclusions
    Try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    You'll stumble in my footsteps
    Keep the same appointments I kept
    If you try walking in my shoes
    If you try walking in my shoes
    Morality would frown upon
    Decency look down upon
    The scapegoat fate's made of me
    But I promise now my judge and jurors
    My intentions couldn't have been purer
    My case is easy to see
    I'm not looking for a clearer conscience
    Peace of mind after what I've been through
    And before we talk of any repentance
    Try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    You'll stumble in my footsteps
    Keep the same appointments I kept
    If you try walking in my shoes
    If you try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    Now I'm not looking for absolution
    Forgiveness for the things I do
    But before you come to any conclusions
    Try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    You'll stumble in my footsteps
    Keep the same appointments I kept
    If you try walking in my shoes
    You'll stumble in my footsteps
    Keep the same appointments I kept
    If you try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
    If you try walking in my shoes
    Try walking in my shoes
  27. I Feel You (Single Version) 4.35
  28. I feel you
    Your sun it shines
    I feel you
    Within my mind
    You take me there
    You take me where
    The kingdom comes
    You take me to
    And lead me through Babylon
    This is the morning of our love
    It's just the dawning of our loveI feel you
    Your heart it sings
    I feel you
    The joy it brings
    Where heaven waits
    Those golden gates
    And back again
    You take me to
    And lead me through oblivion
    This is the morning of our love
    It's just the dawning of our love
    I feel you
    Your precious soul
    And I am whole
    I feel you
    Your rising sun
    My kingdom comes
    I feel you
    Each move you make
    I feel you
    Each breath you take
    Where angels sing
    And spread their wings
    My love's on high
    You take me home
    To glory's throne
    By and by
    This is the morning of our love
    It's just the dawning of our love
  29. Precious 4.10
  30. Precious and fragile things
    Need special handling
    My God what have we done to You?

    We always try to share
    The tenderest of care
    Now look what we have put You through...

    Things get damaged
    Things get broken
    I thought we'd manage
    But words left unspoken
    Left us so brittle
    There was so little left to give

    Angels with silver wings
    Shouldn't know suffering
    I wish I could take the pain for You

    If God has a master plan
    That only He understands
    I hope it's Your eyes He's seeing through

    Things get damaged
    Things get broken
    I thought we'd manage
    But words left unspoken
    Left us so brittle
    There was so little left to give

    I pray You learn to trust
    Have faith in both of us
    And keep room in Your heart for two

    Things get damaged
    Things get broken
    I thought we'd manage
    But words left unspoken
    Left us so brittle
    There was so little left to give
  31. Master And Servant (Single Version) 3.47
  32. There's a new game
    We like to play you see
    A game with added reality
    You treat me like a dog
    Get me down on my knees
    We call it master and servant
    We call it master and servant
    It's a lot like life
    This play between the sheets
    With you on top and me underneath
    Forget all about equality
    Let's play master and servant
    Let's play master and servant
    It's a lot like life
    And that's what's appealing
    If you despise that throwaway feeling
    From disposable fun
    Then this is the one
    Domination's the name of the game
    In bed or in life
    They're both just the same
    Except in one you're fulfilled
    At the end of the day
    Let's play master and servant
    Let's play master and servant
    Let's play master and servant
    Come on master and servant
  33. New Life (Single Version) 3.45
  34. I stand still stepping on the shady streets
    And I watched that man to a stranger
    You think you only know me when you turn on the light
    Now the room is lit red danger
    Complicating circulating
    New life new life
    Operating generating
    New life new life
    Transitions to another place
    So the time will pass more slowly
    Features fuse and your shadow's red
    Like a film I've seen now show me
    Your face is hidden and were out of sight
    And the road just leads to nowhere
    The stranger in the door is the same as before
    So the question answers nowhere
    I stand still stepping on the shady streets
    And I watched that man to a stranger
    You think you only know me when you turn on the light
    Now the room is lit red danger
  35. Never Let Me Down Again (Single Version) 4.22
  36. I'm taking a ride
    With my best friend
    I hope he never lets me down again
    He knows where he's taking me
    Taking me where I want to be
    I'm taking a ride
    With my best friend

    We're flying high
    We're watching the world pass us by
    Never want to come down
    Never want to put my feet back down
    On the ground

    I'm taking a ride
    With my best friend
    I hope he never lets me down again
    Promises me I'm safe as houses
    As long as I remember who's wearing the trousers
    I hope he never lets me down again

    We're flying high
    We're watching the world pass us by
    Never want to come down
    Never want to put my feet back down
    On the ground

    Never let me down

    See the stars, they're shining bright
    Everything's alright tonight

デペッシュ・モードの入門用にどーぞっ!

たしかにあっちこっちのレビューに書いてあるとおり、他のいろいろなアーティストのベスト盤と同じく、シングル曲を中心に集めた悪く言えば『ひねりのないベストアルバム』かもしれないです。

でも個人的にアーティストがファンのために選曲したとかじゃなければ、ベスト盤っていうのは、新しい客層がつかめればそれでイイんじゃないかなって思うのです。実際自分もVAIOLATORとULTRAを経てこのアルバムから本格的にのめり込みました。


二枚組にしちゃったりすると新しいファンはとっつきにくくなってしまうし、基本的に捨て曲は無いと思うのでそういう意味ではヘンにマニアックな曲を入れずに一枚にキッチリ詰めたこのアルバムはなかなかイイ出来だと思います。


アレが入ってない、コレが入ってないっていうのはどうがんばっても出てきてしまうとおもいますし。。。曲を選んで自分でプレイリストが作れてしまうこのご時世、ベストは入門用って割り切っちゃえばこれくらいの評価をつけてもイイんじゃないかなって思います。

デペッシュ・モードに本気でハマらせてくれたこのアルバムにホントは☆5つあげたいところですが、従来のファンからしてみれば見返りは新曲くらいしかナイと思うので、4つにします。

初心者向け?

なぜこの時期に出たのかもよく分からないデペッシュモードのベストアルバム。以前にシングルズとしてベスト盤的な全シングルを集めた内容のものが出ており、今回のベストも、アルバムからの隠れた名曲を取り上げるというようなことはなく、全てシングルから選曲されており、ますますその存在意義が分からない。彼らのアルバムを全て持っている熱心なファンからしたら、全く購入動機の起こらない内容で、初めてこのバンドを聞く入門者向けとしても、適当にシングル曲を抜粋しただけの内容では、時代ごとの音楽性の変遷が掴みにくく、彼らの楽曲の魅力がどれだけ伝わるのか疑問だ。とにかくこのアルバムの曲の並びの意図が全く不明だ。この流れではファーストとセカンドの曲が浮きまくってしまうのでは。

DVD見れない

曲は既にもっているものばかり。DVD欲しさに買ったけどリージョン1(アメリカ)なのでPS2では見れなかった。
PCのリージョン設定を変えたら見れました。
内容はPVとメンバーやDEPECHE MODE関係者のインタビュー、制作秘話など。日本語字幕あり。
収録曲はファンならすでにもっているものばかりだから、DEPECHE MODE初心者さん向けかな。
歴代ヒット曲ばかりを収録してます。

これはちょっと疑問だなあ

最近dmはmemberが脱退などで減ってからなんだか音の作りに手抜きが有るんぢゃあないかと思うぐらい厚みが無くなったみたいでtechno-fanとしては寂しい。digitalシンセも良いけどanalogueで重厚な音作りをして欲しい。そんな音をsuper-wooferで聴きたいものだ。もちろんhumanleagueなどとは違うのは判っているのだが

「BEST」の新曲からして冴えていない。

 選曲が気に入らない、といってしまうのは実に個人的、利己的ともいえるので、あえてそれを外してこの「BEST」を考える。まず新曲からして全く冴えない。そして何故このような曲順になったのか私には(やはり個人的か)理解できない。シングルコレクションを出している以上、このようなCDは不要であるとしか思えない。
 果たしてvol1とされている以上、今後同様にvol2,vol3……が出て来るのであろうか?

新しくファンになった人のために

同時代の世代ではないのでなんとも言えないのですが、昔のDMの音を良く知らない人、最近DMを知った人には聞いてもらいたいです。評価は低いのは、昔からのファンには許されないほど、ひどいものなのでしょう。単なるシングルの寄せ集め。金ほしさの1枚。でも、やはりアーティスト側、レコード会社側からすると、PR活動の一環なのではないでしょうか。個人的には、90年代に入ってファンになったので、ありがたい1まいではあります。walking in my shoesは、rockしていてかっこいいと思います。

日産マーチのCM曲オリジナルはこれです。

1981年にデビューしてから現在まで欧米ではカリスマ視されているにもかかわらず、日本では影が薄いデペッシュ・モード
彼らはベストアルバム2枚+リミックス盤1枚既に出しているので、以前からデペッシュ・モードを聴いたことある人にとっては「新鮮味」がないアルバムであります。しかも、「ブラック・セレヴレーション」収録のシングル曲はゼロ。確かに個人的に「ブラック・セレヴレーション」が一番好きなので内容的な不満はあります。
しかし、日産マーチで「キャント・ゲット・イナフ」がカバーですが、よく耳にします。
もう一度言いますが、「彼らがオリジナルです」
そこのところ、きちんと記憶してもらうには、このアルバムの存在価値は大きいかもしれません。
加えて、「キャント・ゲット・イナフ」以外にもこんなに良い曲あるんだってこと・・・彼らのバイブル的なアルバムと位置づけできれば・・・
典型的なベテランアーティストのベストアルバム(ベストアルバムのベスト)かもしれませんけど、彼らを知らない人が聴くにはバランスは保たれているアルバムってことで評価は5分5分です・・・日本の音楽事情から考えたら・・・

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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