See You (song)

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"See You"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album A Broken Frame
B-side "Now, This Is Fun"
Released 29 January 1982
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD (1991 box set)
Recorded November 1981 Blackwing Studios, London
Genre Synthpop[1]
Length 3:55 (7"/single version)
4:34 (album version)
4:50 (12" version)
Label Mute
Writer(s) Martin Gore
Producer(s) Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller
Certification Silver (BPI)[2]
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"Just Can't Get Enough"
(1981)
"See You"
(1982)
"The Meaning of Love"
(1982)

"See You" is the fourth UK single by Depeche Mode recorded at Blackwing Studios, and the first written by Martin Gore. The single was released on 29 January 1982 and was later included on the band's second album A Broken Frame. The single launched a small world tour, with extra band member Alan Wilder, 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 David Gahan sometimes shouting "This is funny!" instead of "This is real fun!". Before release "Now, This Is Fun" was called "Reason To Be".

The video for "See You" was directed by Julien Temple. It 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".

Formats and track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "See You":

7": Mute / 7Mute18 (UK)
  1. "See You" – 3:55
  2. "Now, This Is Fun" – 3:23
12": Mute / 12Mute18 (UK)
  1. "See You (Extended Version)" – 4:50
  2. "Now, This Is Fun (Extended Version)" – 4:45
CD: Mute / CDMute18 (UK)1
  1. "See You (Extended Version)" – 4:50
  2. "Now, This Is Fun" – 3:23
  3. "Now, This Is Fun (Extended Version)" – 4:45
12": Sire / Sire 29957-0 (US)
  1. "See You (Extended Version)" – 4:50
  2. "Now, This Is Fun (Extended Version)" – 4:45
  3. "The Meaning of Love (Fairly Odd Mix)" – 4:59
  4. "See You" – 3:55

Notes

  • 1:CD released in 1991
  • All songs written by Martin Gore.
  • The alternate version names are not listed on the sleeve.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 6
Dutch GfK chart[4] 49
German Singles Chart 44
Irish Singles Chart[5] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Jonathan (2009). Stripped: Depeche Mode (3rd ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1-8477-2444-1. 
  2. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/search.aspx
  3. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  4. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Depeche Mode - See You". Retrieved 20 December 2009.  (Dutch)
  5. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Retrieved 19 December 2009. 

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