Walking in My Shoes

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"Walking in My Shoes"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Songs of Faith and Devotion
B-side "My Joy"
Released 26 April 1993
Format Vinyl record 12", Cassette, CD
Recorded February 1992 – January 1993; Madrid, Hamburg, London[1]
Genre Synthrock, alternative rock, alternative dance
Length 4:59 (single version)
5:35 (album version)
Label Mute Records
Writer(s) Martin Gore
Producer(s) Depeche Mode and Flood
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"I Feel You"
(1993)
"Walking in My Shoes"
(1993)
"Condemnation"
(1993)
Songs of Faith and Devotion track listing
"I Feel You"
(1)
"Walking in My Shoes"
(2)
"Condemnation"
(3)

"Walking in My Shoes" is Depeche Mode's twenty-eighth UK single, released on 26 April 1993, and the second single for the album Songs of Faith and Devotion. The song reached #14 on the UK singles chart and matched the success of previous single "I Feel You" on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, where it hit #1.

The 7" version of "Walking in My Shoes" is not the same as the one in the Songs of Faith and Devotion album. The sound has been made more noisy and dirty, especially the drums in the verse, and the intro has been shortened.

The B-side is "My Joy", the only exclusive B-Side from the Songs of Faith and Devotion album, and is a rock track in the vein of "I Feel You" and "Halo".

The music video for "Walking in My Shoes" was directed by Anton Corbijn and is based on Dante's Divine Comedy[citation needed]. At the beginning of the second verse, there's a shot of Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher, and Alan Wilder with naked women on their laps. This was removed in the MTV version in the US and replaced with footage of the three members standing still, alone, from earlier in the video. The uncut version is on The Videos 86-98, the Devotional and The Best Of, Volume 1 DVDs.

The song was covered by Canadian Grunge Band, Finger Eleven and was placed on their 2000 album The Greyest of Blue Skies.

Track listings[edit]

7", Cassette: Mute / Bong22, CBong22 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Walking in My Shoes [Seven Inch Mix]" (4:59) (remixed by Mark Stent)
  2. "My Joy" (3:57)
  • 7" released as a promo only, not commercially released, hence why both songs appear on the 12" version. "Walking in My Shoes" is the first Depeche Mode single not to have a commercial 7" release in the UK.

12": Mute / 12Bong22 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Walking in My Shoes [Grungy Gonads Mix]" (6:24) (remixed by Jonny Dollar with Portishead)
  2. "Walking in My Shoes [Seven Inch Mix]" (4:59)
  3. "My Joy" (3:57)
  4. "My Joy [Slow Slide Mix]" (5:11) (remixed by Steve Lyon and Depeche Mode)

12": Mute / L12Bong22 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Walking in My Shoes [Extended Twelve Inch Mix]" (6:54) (remixed by Mark Stent)
  2. "Walking in My Shoes [Random Carpet Mix Edit]" (6:35) (remixed by William Orbit)
  3. "Walking in My Shoes [Anandamidic Mix]" (6:11) (remixed by Spirit Feel)
  4. "Walking in My Shoes [Ambient Whale Mix]" (4:54) (remixed by Mark Stent)

CD: Mute / CDBong22 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Walking in My Shoes [Seven Inch Mix]" (4:59)
  2. "Walking in My Shoes [Grungy Gonads Mix]" (6:24) (remixed by Jonny Dollar with Portishead)
  3. "My Joy" (3:57)
  4. "My Joy [Slow Slide Mix]" (5:11) (remixed by Steve Lyon and Depeche Mode)

CD: Mute / LCDBong22 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Walking in My Shoes [Extended Twelve Inch Mix]" (6:54) (remixed by Mark Stent)
  2. "Walking in My Shoes [Random Carpet Mix Edit]" (6:35) (remixed by William Orbit)
  3. "Walking in My Shoes [Anandamidic Mix]" (6:11) (remixed by Spirit Feel)
  4. "Walking in My Shoes [Ambient Whale Mix]" (4:54) (remixed by Mark Stent)

CD: Mute / CDBong22X (EU)[edit]

  1. "Walking in My Shoes [Seven Inch Mix]" (4:59)
  2. "My Joy" (3:57)
  3. "Walking in My Shoes [Grungy Gonads Mix]" (6:24)
  4. "My Joy [Slow Slide Mix]" (5:11)
  5. "Walking in My Shoes [Extended Twelve Inch Mix]" (6:54)
  6. "Walking in My Shoes [Random Carpet Mix Edit]" (6:35)
  7. "Walking in My Shoes [Anandamidic Mix]" (6:11)
  8. "Walking in My Shoes [Ambient Whale Mix]" (4:54)
  • This CD is the 2004 re-release

Promo 12": Mute / P12Bong22 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Walking In My Shoes (Grungy Gonads Mix)" - 6:24
  2. "Walking In My Shoes (Seven Inch Mix)" - 5:00
  3. "My Joy (Seven Inch Mix)" - 3:58
  4. "My Joy (Slow Slide Mix)" - 5:11

12": Sire/Reprise / 40852-0 (US)[edit]

  1. "Walking in My Shoes [Extended Twelve Inch Mix]" (6:54)
  2. "Walking in My Shoes [Random Carpet Mix Edit]" (6:35)
  3. "Walking in My Shoes [Grungy Gonads Mix]" (6:24)
  4. "Walking in My Shoes [Anandamidic Mix]" (6:11)
  5. "Walking in My Shoes [Ambient Whale Mix]" (4:54)
  6. "My Joy [Slow Slide Mix]" (5:11)
  • Released 4 May 1993

CD: Sire/Reprise / 40852-2 (US)[edit]

  1. "Walking in My Shoes [Seven Inch Mix]" (4:59)
  2. "Walking in My Shoes [Grungy Gonads Mix]" (6:24)
  3. "Walking in My Shoes [Random Carpet Mix Edit]" (6:10)
  4. "My Joy [Slow Slide Mix]" (5:11)
  5. "Walking in My Shoes [Extended Twelve Inch Mix]" (6:54)
  6. "Walking in My Shoes [Anandamidic Mix]" (6:11)
  7. "My Joy" (3:57)
  8. "Walking in My Shoes [Ambient Whale Mix]" (4:54)
  • Released 27 April 1993
  • The full version of the "Random Carpet Mix" was officially released on Remixes 81 - 04.
  • All songs written by Martin L. Gore

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart[2] 74
Austrian Singles Chart[3] 29
Dutch Singles Chart[4] 36
French Singles Chart[5] 23
German Singles Chart[6] 14
Irish Singles Chart[7] 15
Italian Singles Chart[8] 9
Spain (AFYVE)[9] 6
Swedish Singles Chart[10] 8
Swiss Singles Chart[11] 26
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[12] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[13] 69
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[13] 1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
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  12. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Depeche Mode > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 May 2009.