#DepecheMode Release Single
‘I Feel You’ 15|02|1993
I Feel You was the first song released from the album Songs Of Faith & Devotion. It was the band’s highest-charting single worldwide.The B-side “One Caress” is a vocal track by Martin Gore from Songs of Faith and Devotion.
Highest Chart Peakings:
#1 in Spain, Finland,Poland & US Modern Rock Tracks Billboard
On this day in music history: March 23, 1993 - “Songs Of Faith And Devotion”, the eighth album by Depeche Mode is released. Produced by Depeche Mode and Flood, it is recorded in Madrid, Spain, Chateau du Pape in Hamburg, Germany and Olympic Studios in London, UK from February 1992 - January 1993. More guitar oriented (also playing live drums which are then sampled and sequenced into drum loops) than its predecessor “Violator”, the band record most of the album in a rented villa in Spain, but their progress is slowed by lead singer David Gahan’s alcohol and substance abuse problems. The subsequent fourteen month long world tour that follows, sees the bands personal problems escalate with Gahan’s drug use spiraling out of control, Martin Gore’s excessive drinking (leading to him having seizures) and Andy Fletcher suffering a nervous breakdown. All of this is too much for long time member Alan Wilder who leaves the band, following the tour. The album spins off four singles including “I Feel You” (#37 Pop, #1 Modern Rock, #3 Club Play), “Walking In My Shoes” (#69 Pop, #1 Modern Rock), and “Condemnation” (#23 Modern Rock). It is remastered and reissued as a CD + DVD deluxe editon in 2006. The CD contains the original ten track album, with the DVD featuring the original stereo mix and a new 5.1 surround mix, with additional remixes and a retrospective documentary. "Songs Of Faith And Devotion" hits number one on both the UK album chart and the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Johnny Marr is set to mark this year’s Record Store Day with a numbered limited edition 7” release of his interpretation of Depeche Mode’s 1993
classic ‘I Feel You’. Marr played the track live during the closing
shows of last December’s North American tour. The single’s b-side is a
live version of The Smiths’ ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I