I worked personally with Dave for many years to get the optimum performance out of him and I actually believe that some of his best vocals are on the ‘SOFAD’ album. Dave’s voice on tracks such as 'In Your Room’, 'Condemnation’, 'I Feel You’ and 'Walking In My Shoes’ absolutely mirrors the intensity of the music. Obviously there is a degradation in his vocals during some of the live performances from 'Devotional’ but this is purely down to the stresses and strains of extensive touring and perfectly understandable. That said, I would rather hear a cracked and 'rough’ sounding voice that is full of emotion, to one that is technically perfect but bland and lifeless.
— Alan Wilder on Dave Gahan’s vocal performance on Songs of Faith and Devotion