Depeche Mode Has Lost Several Demos, Including The One For ‘Personal Jesus’
Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher has told Side-Line that several demos from the band have gone missing. One of the missing demos is ‘Personal Jesus’, which was released as a single on August 29, 1989, and which was the first single from the album ‘Violator’. Written by Martin L. Gore, the song became a big hit across the world, and is one of Depeche Mode’s most successful songs, along with the following single, ‘Enjoy The Silence’. It was the first time the guitar was used as the main instrument on a Depeche Mode song. Up to that point, it was the best selling 12” single in Warner Brothers history.
The loss was actually noticed when Fletcher was assembling a lit of demos to include on the limited deluxe boxset of their brand new studio offering ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ which is out now on EMI/Mute. In the interview he also elaborates on how the band is facing the changes in the music industry and live inside Depeche Mode. Read the interview to find out all details.
Only a limited number of the deluxe boxset of ‘Sounds Of The Universe’ have been made, order it now at Amazon UK, Amazon US or Amazon Germany to be sure getting your copy. A review of the complete set follows in the next days.
And here’s another gem for the fans, a different cut of the ‘Enjoy The Silence’ video, comprised of scenes that didn’t make it to the final version.