Songs of Faith and Devotion Live

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Songs of Faith and Devotion Live
Live album by Depeche Mode
Released 6 December 1993 (1993-12-06)
Recorded

27 May 1993 – Copenhagen
29 July 1993 – Liévin

8 October 1993 – New Orleans
Genre Alternative rock, alternative dance, synthpop
Length 52:47
Label Mute
Sire/Reprise (US/Canada)
Producer Alan Wilder
Steve Lyon
Depeche Mode live albums chronology
101
(1989)
Songs of Faith and Devotion Live
(1993)
Recording the Angel
(2006)

Songs of Faith and Devotion Live is Depeche Mode's live album recorded during their worldwide Devotional tour and was released on 6 December 1993.

The album, which featured performances mainly recorded in Liévin (France) with two other tracks recorded in Copenhagen (Denmark) and New Orleans, was a track by track live duplicate of the Songs of Faith and Devotion album, which was released earlier in 1993.

Even though live tracks were used for the "Condemnation" single ("Condemnation", "Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", and "Halo") and the Mute Tonal Evidence 6 tape ("Death's Door"), no song from Milan is available on the album.

This album was not successful commercially. It was one of very few such missteps in the band's long career. Reaching only #46 in the UK, it managed a #193 peak in the U.S., selling a mere 114,000 units there as of April 2006.[1]

A near-complete concert of this tour was released on the Devotional video in 1993, and enjoyed more commercial success.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (F)[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks recorded live in Liévin, Stade Couvert Régional on 29 July 1993, with the exception of "Get Right With Me" and "One Caress".[4]

  1. "I Feel You" – 7:11
  2. "Walking in My Shoes" – 6:41
  3. "Condemnation" – 3:56
  4. "Mercy in You" – 4:20
  5. "Judas" – 5:01
  6. "In Your Room" – 6:47
  7. "Get Right with Me" – 3:11 (Forum, Copenhagen, 27 May 1993)
  8. "Rush" – 4:35
  9. "One Caress" – 3:35 (Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, 8 October 1993)
  10. "Higher Love" – 7:30

More audio tracks from Liévin are available on the "In Your Room" singles ("Policy of Truth", "World in My Eyes", "Death's Door", "Never Let Me Down Again" and "Fly on the Windscreen"), and the complete soundtrack of Liévin is now available on the re-release on 2DVD set of Devotional.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard.com Chart Beat Chat, Billboard, retrieved 2010-02-27 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. Depeche Mode: Songs of Faith and Devotion Live > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  3. ^ Farber, Jim (10 December 1993). "Review: Songs of Faith and Devotion (Live)". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "depeche mode dot com". Depechemode.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10.