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Recorded init was released as the second single from their seventh studio album, Violatoron 5 February Songwriter Martin Gore created a ballad-like first version of the song, which the band took into the studio in At band member Alan Wilder 's insistence, the song was re-worked into the up-tempo version released on the album. Footage of Dave Gahan dressed as a stereotypical king wandering the hillsides of the Scottish Highlandsthe coast of Algarve in Portugal and finally the Swiss Alps with a deck chair is intercut with black-and-white footage of the band posing.
Brief flashes of a single rose which is also on the album cover of Violator appear throughout the scenes. When Corbijn presented the concept of the video to the band, which at the time was simply "Dave dressed up as a king, walking around with a deck chair", they initially rejected it. They changed their minds, when he explained that the idea was that the King Dave represented "a man with everything in the world, just looking for a Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode - Violator place to sit"; a king of Il Tuo Angolo - Claudio Villa - Non È La Pioggia kingdom.
Andy Fletcher jokes that he favoured the video because "[he] only had to do about an hour's worth of work". The video uses a slightly different mix of the album version of the song the most notable difference being a new and extended introduction that has not been released in any audio format. The final long shots of the king walking through the snow are not Gahan but rather the video's producer, Richard Bell.
There are two edited versions of the Corbijn-directed video. One version begins with Andy Fletcher looking towards his right as the song begins. Shots of Dave Gahan dressed as a king singing directly to the camera are intercut with scenes of his walking through the Scottish Highlands, the coast of Portugal and the Swiss Alps. The video ends with Gahan singing the last line, "Enjoy the silence", then putting his finger in front of his lips as if to quiet the viewer. This version omits the shots of Gahan singing directly to the camera.
On the 19th Decembera promotional single for "Enjoy the Silence" was pressed. There are two instrumental B-sides to "Enjoy the Silence". The title of "Sibeling" refers to Finnish classical composer Jean Sibelius. According to Martin Gore, "Memphisto is the name of an imaginary film about Elvis as a Devilthat I created in my mind", and is a portmanteau of "Memphis" where Elvis lived at Graceland and "Mephisto".
Pitchfork Media included the song at number 15 on their Top Tracks of the 90s. There is a UK version of the video and an international one. Both videos, shot with "Closer" music video on 12 Marchcame out on June Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode - Violator , include the band performing in a dark room, but aside from that the UK version shows live clips of the London Forum show, while the international one shows scenes of a city Portland, Oregonthe countryside, and a bay.
The only other version to be a hit single in the UK was by Mike Koglin. Slightly re-titled as "The Silence" it reached number 20 in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Synth-pop dance-pop . Depeche Enjoy The Silence - Depeche Mode - Violator Flood. Slant Magazine. Retrieved 1 April Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
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