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Happy Birthday #DepecheMode with your single ‘See You|Now this is fun’ released today 33 years ago! depechemodenl

See You is the 4th single by #DepecheMode recorded November 1981 at Blackwing Studios, London (UK) and the 1st written by #MartinGore The single was released on 29 January 1982, 33 years ago & was later included on the band’s 2nd album ’A Broken Frame. The single launched a small world tour, with extra band member #AlanWilder, although he did not contribute to the song or the album. There are two versions of 'See You’ -the 7" single version, and an extended 12" version with a longer intro. This latter version was included on ’A Broken Frame’.

The B-side to “See You” is “Now, This Is Fun”. The extended version has a longer bridge in the middle and an extended ending, with #DaveGahan sometimes shouting “This is funny!” instead of “This is real fun!”. Before release “Now,this Is fun” was called “Reason to Be” & was one of #DepecheMode’s first attempts to create a different sound.

The video for “See You” was also the first video with Alan Wilder. He can be seen briefly playing the keyboards and he also appears in several photo booth strips. The first part of the video was filmed at Hounslow Railway Station in London. At the beginning of the video there is a speakerphone, much like the one on the cover of 'Music for the Masses’ released five years later. The band did not like the video, and it did not show up on the 1985 video compilation ’Some Great Videos’, which included the band’s videos up to 1985 except the A Broken Frame singles and “Get the Balance Right. [sourceWiki]

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