Freelove

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"Freelove"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Exciter
B-side "Zenstation"
Released 5 November 2001
Format 12", CD, DVD
Recorded June 2000 – February 2001;
RAK Studios, Sarm West Studios (London)
Sound Design (Santa Barbara)
Electric Lady Studios, Sony Music Studios (New York City)
Genre
Length 3:59 (Single Version)
6:10 (Album Version)
Label Mute Records
Writer(s) Martin Gore
Producer(s) Mark Bell (producer version album), Mark Flood Ellis (producer single version)
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"I Feel Loved"
(2001)
"Freelove"
(2001)
"Goodnight Lovers"
(2002)
Music video
"Freelove" Video on YouTube

"Freelove" is a song by English electronic group Depeche Mode. It was released in November 2001 as the third single from their album Exciter.

David Gahan prior to Exciter called it the best song he's ever sung since "Condemnation".

The single version of "Freelove" is completely remixed from the album version. The mix was done by Flood, who produced the albums Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion. Flood's return is quite surprising, as he previously wanted to never work with the band again after the strenuous experience of recording Songs of Faith and Devotion, during which the band was in-fighting with each other.

The B-side is an instrumental called "Zenstation".

There is also a DVD release of "Freelove", a first for Depeche Mode. It contained video footage of "Freelove" from the Philadelphia concert in 2001, as well as audio of some of the other songs. It also contained four bonus 30-second videos of the band. The videos were directed by Anton Corbijn.

The song was later covered by Sandra on her 2002 release "The Wheel of Time" produced by Michael Cretu.

Music video[edit]

The main music video for "Freelove" was directed by John Hillcoat. It is not available on a public release.

Track listings[edit]

12": Mute / 12Bong32 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Console Remix) (4:46)
  2. "Freelove" (Schlammpeitziger "Little Rocking Suction Pump" Version) (6:52)
  3. "Zenstation" (Atom's Stereonerd Remix) (5:39)
  4. "Freelove" (Bertrand Burgalat Remix) (5:30)
  5. "Freelove" (DJ Muggs Remix) (4:26)

CD: Mute / CDBong32 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Flood Mix) (3:59)
  2. "Zenstation" (6:24)
  3. "Zenstation" (Atom's Stereonerd Remix) (5:39)

CD: Mute / LCDBong32 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Bertrand Burgalat Remix) (5:30)
  2. "Freelove" (Schlammpeitziger "Little Rocking Suction Pump" Version) (6:52)
  3. "Freelove" (DJ Muggs Remix) (4:26)

DVD: Mute / DVDBong32 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Live) (6:57)
  2. "Breathe" (Live) (5:32)
  3. "The Dead of Night" (Live) (5:08)
  • "Freelove" is a video. "Breathe" and "Dead of Night" are audio. There's also four 30-second video clips of the band, one of which includes footage of "Black Celebration".
  • Also released in the US by Reprise, Catalog number: 2-38564
  • Live tracks recorded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 30 June 2001

Promo 12": Mute / P12Bong32 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Console Remix) (4:46)
  2. "Freelove" (Schlammpeitziger "Little Rocking Suction Pump" Version) (6:52)
  3. "Zenstation" (Atom's Stereonerd Remix) (5:39)
  4. "Freelove" (Bertrand Burgalat Remix) (5:30)
  5. "Freelove" (DJ Muggs Remix) (4:26)

Promo 2x12": Mute / PL12Bong32 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Deep Dish Freedom Remix) (11:47)
  2. "Freelove" (Josh Wink Vocal Interpretation) (8:44)
  3. "Freelove" (Deep Dish Freedom Dub) (11:16)
  4. "Freelove" (Powder Productions Remix) (8:00)

CD: Reprise / 2-42419 (US)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Flood Mix) (3:59)
  2. "Freelove" (DJ Muggs Remix) (4:26)
  3. "Zenstation" (6:24)
  4. "Freelove" (Bertrand Burgalat Remix) (5:30)
  5. "Freelove" (Schlammpeitziger "Little Rocking Suction Pump" Version) (6:52)
  6. "Zenstation" (Atom's Stereonerd Remix) (5:39)

Promo 2x12": Reprise / PRO-A-100794 (US)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Deep Dish Freedom Remix) (11:47)
  2. "Freelove" (Josh Wink Vocal Interpretation) (8:44)
  3. "Freelove" (Deep Dish Freedom Dub) (11:16)
  4. "Freelove" (Powder Productions Remix) (8:00)

Promo CD: Reprise / PRO-CD-100794 (US)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Dave Bascombe Remix ) (4:07)
  2. "Freelove" (DJ Muggs Remix) (4:24)
  3. "Freelove" (Flood Mix) (3:59)

CDR: Reprise / n/a (US)[edit]

  1. "Freelove" (Flood Mix) (4:13)
  2. "Freelove" (Jonny Dollar Mix) (4:06)
  3. "Freelove" (DJ Muggs Remix) (4:26)
  4. "Freelove" (David Bascombe Remix) (4:07)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 61
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[2] 30
Denmark (Tracklisten)[3] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 11
France (SNEP)[5] 52
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 8
Italy (FIMI)[7] 3
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 65
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[9] 12
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 3
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 20
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 67
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[13] 19
US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[14] 1

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Preceded by
"Get the Party Started" by Pink
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
2 February 2002
Succeeded by
"Can't Get You Out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue