Label: Mute - CD BONG14,Mute - CD BONG 14 • Format: CD Single, Reissue, Repress • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
It was released as the second single from their sixth studio album, Music for the Masseson 24 August It reached No. The cover art features fragments of a Soviet map of Russia and Europe, with different fragments used Little Treasure (Join Mix) - Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again the different editions of the single. Studio impresario Alan Wilder and the other members of the band considered the track an "obvious single" with much potential.
They developed it throughout so that dramatic-type elements such as the Led Zeppelin -influenced drum patterns and Martin Gore 's distinctive guitar riffs sound in the forefront. The 12" maxi release stretched to exactly nine and a half minutes long. Oddly enough, despite the pleasing results from the point of view of the band, that proved to be the last time in decades that a remix came out with their direct involvement.
The song became a favourite among fans, especially live. Shows during Depeche Mode's tour were often Новикова / Novikova - Acetonizer - На смене / Cиний путь with this song. Notable in the video is when Dave Gahan waves his arms in the air toward the end of the song, and the sold out crowd of 60, mimics Gahan's movements.
It is now customary at Depeche Mode shows for fans to wave their arms in the air during the coda section of "Never Let Me Down Again", which the German magazine Music Express has termed a "wind in a cornfield" simulation.
During the World Violation Tourthe band played a different version of the song, known as the "Split Mix", including their massive live performances at the Giants and Dodger Stadiumswhich were being Boys - Bawmy Się live on MTV.
The main 12" remix of "Never Let Me Down Losing True - The Roches - Keep On Doing is known as the "Split Mix", as stated above, and the nine-and-a-half-minute track featured direct involvement from the band during its creation. The arrangement was expanded to the "Aggro Mix" on the 12" B-sidea piece additionally available as a bonus track on the CD and cassette tape versions of Music for the Masses.
The "Split Mix" appears on the album collection Remixes 81—04a release that came out on October That remix appears on the band's remix compilation Remixes 2: 81—11 as well.
Eric Prydz also remixed the song for this album. The long version is featured on the Strange video, and uses the "Split Mix" minus the intro and outro and during the later EBM portion of the song, Gahan's shoes are shown walking without anyone wearing them, before someone puts them on and wears them to dance.
There is also a Little Treasure (Join Mix) - Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again video with just the single version of the song, which ends before the animated shoes.
There are two B-sides. An extended version called the "Glitter Mix" ends with fragments of vocal recordings that have been reversed and treated with delay effects.
Notably, some of these sounds can be heard in the track "Mothers Talk" from the Tears for Fears album Songs from the Big Chairwhich was engineered by Dave Bascombe. Martin Gore 's original plan for the song sounded a lot like upbeat electropopbut Alan Wilder turned it into the dark wave track it eventually became.
While Alan's version was always set to be the final version, Martin wanted You - Buckcherry - Timebomb Album Sampler version to be recorded as well. However, not all of the lyrics are sung in the song. Discussing the cover, Martin Gore said he had "always liked" the Pumpkins cover, while Dave Gahan said he "particularly liked it", and even thought it was "a lot better" than the Depeche Mode original.
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