Devotional (video)

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Devotional
Video by Depeche Mode
Released 1993/2004
Recorded 1993, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Liévin
Genre Alternative dance, alternative rock, synthpop, dance-rock, new wave
Length 84 minutes
Label Mute Records, Sire Records, Reprise Records
Director Anton Corbijn
Depeche Mode chronology
Strange Too
(1990)
Devotional
(1993)
The Videos 86-98
(1998)

Devotional – A Performance Filmed by Anton Corbijn is a video release by Depeche Mode, featuring almost an entire concert from their 1993–1994 Devotional Tour, filmed in Barcelona, Spain (Palau Sant Jordi), Liévin, France (Stade Couvert Régional) and Frankfurt, Germany (Festhalle). It was directed by Anton Corbijn, and released in 1993 band and it was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 1995. The soundtrack was recorded in Liévin, Stade Couvert Régional, on 29 July 1993. This tour was particularly notable for the personal troubles the band members were struggling with at the time, most notably Dave Gahan's heroin addiction. The video is the last release to feature Alan Wilder before his departure in 1995.[1]

In 2004, the movie was re-released in DVD. The film is the same, but there are extras, such as songs that were left out of the VHS movie for time (but they have to be viewed separately), isolated footage of setlist projections, an interview with Corbijn on Devotional, pictures from the Devotional Tour booklet, and all the music videos from the Songs of Faith and Devotion era. For the first time, the complete soundtrack of Liévin is available (Halo was the only missing song before the release of the 2DVD set). Only a few dead airs and speeches were edited.

Tracklisting[edit]

VHS: BMG / 74321 17213-3 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Higher Love" (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  2. "World in My Eyes" (Violator, 1990)
  3. "Walking in My Shoes" (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  4. "Behind the Wheel" (Music for the Masses, 1987)
  5. "Stripped" (Black Celebration, 1986)
  6. "Condemnation" (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  7. "Judas" (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  8. "Mercy in You" (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  9. "I Feel You" (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  10. "Never Let Me Down Again" (Music for the Masses, 1987)
  11. "Rush" (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  12. "In Your Room" (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)
  13. "Personal Jesus" (Violator, 1990)
  14. "Enjoy the Silence" (Violator, 1990)
  15. "Fly on the Windscreen" (Black Celebration, 1986), (It's A Called A Heart, 1985)
  16. "Everything Counts" (Construction Time Again, 1983)
  17. "Death's Door" [no video footage, audio only and is played during the credits] (Songs of Faith and Devotion, 1993)

DVD: Mute Film / DMDVD4 (UK – 2004)[edit]

Disc One

  1. Devotional: A Performance Filmed By Anton Corbijn (see above for songlist)

Bonus Tracks

  1. "Halo" (Violator, 1990)
  2. "Policy of Truth" (Violator', 1990)

Disc Two

  • Tour Projections
    *Rather than use the eight screen Devotional Tour projections, it was easier to use the almost identical Exotic Tour projections which were all on one screen. The isolated video of the projections were played with audio of the song it was for.
  1. "Walking in My Shoes"
  2. "Stripped"
  3. "Condemnation"
  4. "Judas"
  5. "I Feel You"
  6. "Never Let Me Down Again" (The first half of the video was lost and unable to be recovered. The first half of the video featured a message from Corbijn, apologising and saying that the footage has "met its maker")
  7. "In Your Room"
  8. "Enjoy the Silence"
  • Promotional music videos
  1. "I Feel You"
  2. "Walking in My Shoes"
  3. "Condemnation"
  4. "In Your Room"
  5. "One Caress"
  6. "Condemnation" (live) [Mixed in with the tour projection video]
  • MTV Documentary – Depeche Mode Rockumentary 1993
  • Monologue by Anton Corbijn – A short film by James Rose
  • Devotional Tour (and Exotic Tour) programs

UMD: Mute Film / DMUMD4 (UK)[edit]

  1. Devotional: A Performance Filmed By Anton Corbijn (see above for songlist)
  • All songs written by Martin Gore

Cast[edit]

  • Dave Gahan – lead vocals
  • Martin Gore – guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocals
  • Alan Wilder – keyboards, piano, drums, percussion pads, backing vocals
  • Andy Fletcher – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Hildia Campbell – backing vocals
  • Samantha Smith – backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Austrian Music DVDs Chart[2] 7
Belgian (Flanders) Music DVDs Chart[3] 2
Belgian (Wallonia) Music DVDs Chart[4] 1
German Albums Chart[5] 25
Norwegian Music DVDs Chart[6] 2
Spanish Music DVDs Chart[7] 1
Swedish Music DVDs Chart[8] 1
US Music Videos Chart[9] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ "depeche mode dot com". Depechemode.com. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Austria Top 40 – Musik-DVDs Top 10 24.10.2004". Austriancharts.at (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop 10 Muziek-DVD". Ultratop (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ultratop 10 DVD Musicaux". Ultratop (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Album – Depeche Mode, Devotional [DVD]". Charts.de (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "DVD Audio Uke 41, 2004". VG-lista (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lista de DVDs Musicales" (PDF). PROMUSICAE (in Spanish). Media Control. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 March 2013.  Search for Depeche Mode Devotional and click Sök.
  9. ^ "Top Music Videos". Billboard 116 (41): 48. 9 October 2004. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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