In Your Room (Depeche Mode song)

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"In Your Room"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Songs of Faith and Devotion
B-side "Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix)"
Released 10 January 1994
Format 12" vinyl, Cassette, CD
Recorded January 1993; Madrid, Hamburg, London[1]
Genre Alternative rock, synthpop
Length 4:52 (Single Version)
6:26 (Album Version)
Label Mute Records
Writer(s) Martin L. Gore
Producer(s) Depeche Mode and Flood
"Zephyr Mix" produced by Butch Vig
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"Condemnation"
(1993)
"In Your Room"
(1994)
"Barrel of a Gun"
(1997)
Songs of Faith and Devotion track listing
"Judas"
(5)
"In Your Room"
(6)
"Get Right with Me"
(7)

"In Your Room" is Depeche Mode's fourth and final single from their 1993 album Songs of Faith and Devotion, and the 30th UK single overall, released on 10 January 1994 (UK) /18 January (USA). It reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

Song details[edit]

The version of "In Your Room" used for the single release is the "Zephyr Mix", a radically different mix of the original album version, nearly completely redone by Butch Vig of Nirvana fame. Other official single remixes include the "Apex Mix", produced by Brian Eno, which sounds closer to the album version, and Johnny Dollar's "The Jeep Rock Mix", which appears on Remixes 81 - 04.

During concerts in 1993 and early 1994, the album version was played live. From the 1998 Singles Tour onwards, the "Zephyr Mix" of the song has been played live instead. However, during the 2009 Tour of the Universe a mixture of both versions was played live.

The single was released in a special foldout digipak with room to hold three different versions of the "In Your Room" single: the original release (CDBong24), a live disc (LCDBong24) and a remix disc (XLCDBong24). The b-sides consist of a remix of album track "Higher Love", along with some live songs from the Devotional Tour.

Depeche Mode's first appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman", filmed during a stop on their "The Singles Tour", featured an abbreviated version of "In Your Room."[3]

In 2003, Fallon Bowman's band, Amphibious Assault, covered the song for their debut LP District Six and Tori Amos has covered the song live several times.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "In Your Room" (using the Zephyr mix) was directed by Anton Corbijn and features references to the videos for "Strangelove" (a model posing in her underwear), "I Feel You" (a woman dressed as Dave Gahan, wearing a pinstripe suit, sunglasses, and a wig), "Walking in My Shoes" (the bird costume), "Halo" (the people wearing clown makeup), "Enjoy the Silence" (Dave Gahan dressed as a king, holding the folding chair while walking in the road), "Personal Jesus" (the bandmembers wearing cowboy hats), "Condemnation" (the white dress with ribbons on it that one of the women wears) and "Never Let Me Down Again" (tea drinking). Corbijn described the video as a retrospective of the work he had done with Depeche Mode. He said he made it that way because he was sure frontman Dave Gahan was going to die before Depeche Mode could release more songs.[citation needed]

The video features Alexandra Kummer, who sometimes is partially clothed. Because of the partial nudity and scenes of bondage, the video only aired after prime time on MTV in the US. Since the video had only limited screen play the single was not a hit in the US.

This is the last Depeche Mode single with Alan Wilder as a band member, and the last music video he appears in.

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Martin L. Gore.

Cassette: Mute / CBong24 (UK)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (Zephyr Mix)" - 4:52 (remixed by Butch Vig, additional guitars by Doug Erikson)
  2. Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix Edit)" - 4:48 (remixed by François Kevorkian and Goh Hotoda)

12": Mute / 12Bong24 (UK)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (Zephyr Mix)" - 4:52
  2. "In Your Room (Apex Mix)" - 6:45 (remixed by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs)
  3. "In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix)" - 6:19 (remixed by Johnny Dollar and Portishead)
  4. "Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix)" - 7:49
  5. "In Your Room (Extended Zephyr Mix)" - 6:43

12": Mute / L12Bong24 (UK)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (Live)" - 6:52
  2. "Policy of Truth (Live)" - 5:08
  3. "World in My Eyes (Live)" - 6:16
  4. "Fly on the Windscreen (Live)" - 5:20
  5. "Never Let Me Down Again (Live)" - 5:01
  6. "Death's Door (Live)" - 2:45

CD: Mute / CDBong24 (UK)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (Zephyr Mix)" - 4:52
  2. "In Your Room (Extended Zephyr Mix)" - 6:43
  3. "Never Let Me Down Again (Live)" - 5:01
  4. "Death's Door (Live)" - 2:45
  • This CD is the 1994 Single Box Release, containing three separately sold cd singles. This one came with the box, with space to hold the other two, LCDBong24 and XLCDBong24, which were released on carboard sleeve.

CD: Mute / LCDBong24 (UK)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (Live)" - 6:52
  2. "Policy of Truth (Live)" - 5:08
  3. "World in My Eyes (Live)" - 6:16
  4. "Fly on the Windscreen (Live)" - 5:20

CD: Mute / XLCDBong24 (UK)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix)" - 6:19
  2. "In Your Room (Apex Mix)" - 6:45
  3. "Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix)" - 7:49

CD: Mute / CDBong24X (EU)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (Zephyr Mix)" - 4:52
  2. "Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix Edit)" - 4:48
  3. "In Your Room (Apex Mix)" - 6:45
  4. "In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix)" - 6:19
  5. "Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix)" - 7:49
  6. "In Your Room (Extended Zephyr Mix)" - 6:43
  7. "In Your Room (Live)" - 6:52
  8. "Policy of Truth (Live)" - 5:08
  9. "World in My Eyes (Live)" - 6:16
  10. "Fly on the Windscreen (Live)" - 5:20
  11. "Never Let Me Down Again (Live)" - 5:01
  12. "Death's Door (Live)" - 2:45
  • This CD was part of the Remixes Box Set (DMBX5).

Promo 12": Mute / P12Bong24 (UK)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix)" - 6:19
  2. "Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix)" - 7:49
  3. "In Your Room (Extended Zephyr Mix)" - 6:43

12": Sire/Reprise / 41362-0 (US)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (Extended Zephyr Mix)" - 6:43
  2. "In Your Room (Apex Mix)" - 6:45
  3. "In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix)" - 6:19
  4. "Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix)" - 7:49

CD: Sire/Reprise / 9 41362-2 (US)[edit]

  1. "In Your Room (Zephyr Mix)" - 4:52
  2. "In Your Room (Extended Zephyr Mix)" - 6:45
  3. "Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix)" - 7:49
  4. "In Your Room (The Jeep Rock Mix)" - 6:20
  5. "Policy of Truth (Live)" - 5:07
  6. "In Your Room (Apex Mix)" - 6:44
  7. "In Your Room (Live)" - 6:52
  • All live songs recorded in Lievin, France on 29 July 1993.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 8
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[5] 40
Irish Singles Chart[6] 15
French Singles Chart[7] 10
German Top100 Singles 24
Polish Singles Chart[8] 8
Spain (AFYVE)[9] 4
Swedish Singles Chart[10] 2
Swiss Singles Top 100[11] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaw, William (April 1993). "In The Mode". Details: 90–95, 168. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "UK Singles chart - Depeche Mode - In Your Room". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.depechemode.com/video/television/letterman_inyourroom.html
  4. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  5. ^ "australian-charts.com - Depeche Mode - In Your Room". Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "lescharts.com - Depeche Mode - In Your Room (in French)". Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  8. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |". 
  9. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  10. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Depeche Mode - In Your Room". Retrieved 30 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "Depeche Mode - In Your Room - hitparade.ch (in German)". Retrieved 30 May 2009. 

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