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The Singles 81>85

  1. Dreaming Of Me (Single Version) 3.46
  2. Light switch
    Man switch
    Film was broken only then
    All the night
    Fused tomorrow
    Dancing with a distant friend
    Filming and screning
    I picture the scene
    Filming and dreaming
    Dreaming of me
    So we left
    Understanding
    Cleancut so we're sounding fast
    Talked of sad
    I talked of war
    I laughed and climbed the rising cast
    Quickly I remembered
    Fused and saw a face before
    Timing reason
    Understanding
    Like association whore
  3. New Life (Single Version) 3.45
  4. 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
  5. Just Can't Get Enough (Single Version) 3.44
  6. 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
  7. See You (Single Version) 3.57
  8. 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
  9. The Meaning Of Love (Single Version) 3.05
  10. 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)
  11. Leave In Silence (Single Version) 4.02
  12. 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
  13. Get The Balance Right (Single Version) 3.15
  14. There's more besides
    Joyrides
    The little house in the countryside
    Understand
    Learn to demand
    Compromise
    And sometimes lie
    Get the balance right
    Get the balance right
    Be responsible
    Respectable
    Stable but gullible
    Concerned and caring
    Help the helpless
    But always remain
    Ultimately selfish
    When you think you've got a hold of it all
    You haven't got a hold at all
    When you reach the top
    Get ready to drop
    Prepare yourself for the fall
    You're gonna fall
    It's almost predictable
    Almost
    Don't turn this way
    Don't turn that way
    Straight down the middle until next Thursday
    First to the left
    Then back to the right
    Twist and turn 'til you've got it right
  15. Everything Counts (Single Version) 3.59
  16. 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
  17. Love In Itself (Single Version) 4.00
  18. All of these insurmountable tasks
    That lay before me
    All of the firsts
    And the definite lasts
    That lay in store for me
    There was a time
    When all on my mind was love
    Now I find
    That most of the time
    Love's not enough
    In itself
    Consequently
    I've a tendency
    To be unhappy you see
    The thoughts in my head
    All the words that were said
    All the blues and the reds
    Get to me
    All of the absurdities
    That lay before us
    All of the doubts
    And the uncertainties
    That lay in store for us
  19. People Are People (Single Version) 3.46
  20. 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
  21. Master And Servant (Single Version) 3.47
  22. 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
  23. Blasphemous Rumours (Single Version) 5.09
  24. Girl of 16
    Whole life ahead of her
    Slashed her wrists
    Bored with life
    Didn't succeed
    Thank the lord
    For small mercies

    Fighting back the tears
    Mother reads the note again
    16 candles burn in her mind
    She takes the blame
    It's always the same
    She goes down on her knees
    And prays

    I don't want to start
    Any blasphemous rumours
    But I think that God's
    Got a sick sense of humour
    And when I die
    I expect to find Him laughing

    Girl of 18
    Fell in love with everything
    Found new life
    In Jesus Christ
    Hit by a car
    Ended up
    On a life support machine

    Summer's day
    As she passed away
    Birds were singing
    In the summer sky
    Then came the rain
    And once again
    A tear fell
    From her mother's eye

    I don't want to start
    Any blasphemous rumours
    But I think that God's
    Got a sick sense of humour
    And when I die
    I expect to find Him laughing
  25. Somebody (Single Version) 4.22
  26. I want somebody to share
    Share the rest of my life
    Share my innermost thoughts
    Know my intimate details
    Someone who'll stand by my side
    And give me support
    And in return
    She'll get my support
    She will listen to me
    When I want to speak
    About the world we live in
    And life in general
    Though my views may be wrong
    They may even be perverted
    She will hear me out
    And won't easily be converted
    To my way of thinking
    In fact she'll often disagree
    But at the end of it all
    She will understand me

    I want somebody who cares
    For me passionately
    With every thought and with every breath
    Someone who'll help me see things
    In a different light
    All the things I detest
    I will almost like
    I don't want to be tied
    To anyone's strings
    I'm carefully trying to steer clear
    Of those things
    But when I'm asleep
    I want somebody
    Who will put their arms around me
    And kiss me tenderly
    Though things like this
    Make me sick
    In a case like this
    I'll get away with it
  27. Shake The Disease (Single Version) 4.49
  28. 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
  29. It's Called A Heart (Single Version) 3.51
  30. There's something beating here inside my body
    And it's called a heart
    You know how easy it is
    To tear it apart
    If I lend it to you
    Will you keep it safe for me
    I'll lend it to you
    If you treat it tenderly
    There's something beating here inside my body
    And it's called a heart
    There's a sun shining in the sky
    But that's not the reason why
    I'm feeling warm inside
    The answer isn't classified it's my heart
    From the moment I started
    I tried to be goodhearted
    Yes I tried my best
    And more or less
    I spoke from my heart
    There's a lot to be learnt
    And you learn when you heart gets burnt
    Hearts could never be owned
    Hearts only come on loan
    If I want it back
    I will take it back I'll take my heart
    But I will try my best and more or less
    I will speak from my heart
    Yes I will speak from my heart
    Speak from my heart
  31. Photographic (Some Bizzare Version) 3.13
  32. A white house, a white room.
    The program of today.
    Lights on, switch on.
    Your eyes are far away.

    The map represents you.
    And the tape is your voice.
    Follow all along you
    till you recognize the choice.

    I take pictures.
    Photographic pictures.

    Bright light, dark room.
    Bright light, dark room.

    I said I'd write a letter.
    But I never got the time.
    And looking to the day,
    I mesmerise the light.

    The years I spend just thinking
    of a moment we both knew.
    A second passed;
    like an empty room,
    it seems it can't be true.
  33. Just Can't Get Enough (Schizo Mix) 6.46
  34. 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

はずせない一枚

どこがいいのかと言われてもすぐには答えられないが、中学時代の自分にははずせないアーチスト、
Depeche Mode、エレクトロポップみたいな感じといかにもイギリスっぽい、野太い声にまさに、惚れてました。

デペッシュ・モードの思春期の記録。あどけない表情の美少年達が暗黒節に手を染めるまで。

最近デペッシュ・モードのファンになった人が聴いたら結構びっくりするんじゃないかと思う位、初期の彼等の音は現在のヘビーでちょっとゴス入ってる音とは違う。

まず、現イレイジャーのヴィンス・クラークが作曲した1、2、3曲目のスコーンと抜けた明るさ。3曲目は最近女性ボーカルによる軽めのアレンジのカバーが車のCMに使われたりしている。

4曲目以降は現在と同じくマーティン・ゴアによる作曲。特に「シー・ユー」はPSBのニール・テナントのお気に入り(明らかにPSBの「レント」はこの曲を下敷きにオている)。7曲目以降は制作にアラン・ワイルダーが加わり、リズム面を強化(ノイバウテン直系のメタル・パーカッションを導入)。「ピープル・アー・ピープル」は全米トップ20のみならずドイツで1位を獲得。これ以降何故かドイツではサザンかユーミンかというレベルで強く支持される存在となる。

『ブラック・セレブレーション』以降のゴスっぽい重さはほとんどなく、PSBや初期TFFにも通じる欧州メランコリック・エレポップを存分に堪能することが出来る作品集。最後に、ジャケット内の曲のクレジットのところでポール・ウェラーやニール・テナントが短いコメントを寄せているのに注目(「初めて聴いた時は笑ってしまった。」とか)。

MTV全盛期世代は買うべし

初期のJust Can't Get Enoughとかより
MTV世代としてはEverything Counts 、People Are People とBlasphemous Rumoursが特に好き。
ちょっと暗くて、物悲しくて、でもキャッチー。
80年代イギリスを代表するバンドの1つ。80年代音楽ファンは買って損は無し。

デペッシュモード/シングルス81-85

エレクトロニックミュージックの大御所、デペッシュモードがデビューした81年から85年の初期のシングル集。ヴィンス・クラークがソングライターだった82年ごろまでは、
弾けるようなテクノポップ、それ以降は哀愁漂うものから、だんだんにインダストリアル的に時代とともに変遷していく様がこのCDをきくとよくわかります。

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