I Feel You
|"I Feel You"|
|Single by Depeche Mode|
|from the album Songs of Faith and Devotion|
|Released||15 February 1993|
|Recorded||1992 Madrid, Hamburg, London|
|Length||4:35 (album version)|
4:27 (intro edit)
|Depeche Mode singles chronology|
"I Feel You" is a song by Depeche Mode, released on 15 February 1993 as their 27th UK single and the first single from the album Songs of Faith and Devotion. The song peaked at number eight on the UK Singles Chart and also made number one and number three on the US Modern Rock Tracks and Hot Dance Club Play charts, respectively. It was the band's highest-charting single worldwide. The song is ostensibly about "connection" between two individuals.
"I Feel You" demonstrates a more rock-oriented sound, using more non-electronic instruments than ever before. For example, Alan Wilder plays drums, and Martin Gore plays the guitar, but with electronic sounds still included, like the synth screeching intro. "I Feel You" has a compound time signature of 6/8. The 7" version of "I Feel You" is the same as the album version. The "Throb Mix" is a 12" version, but with incomplete lyrics. A part of the "Swamp Mix" is used as an interlude on the Songs of Faith and Devotion album between "Get Right With Me" and "Rush"; this was also used in the intro for the live arrangements of "I Feel You" that were played during their Devotional/Summer tours.
The single release contained "One Caress", a track from Songs of Faith and Devotion sung by Martin Gore. In the USA, Sire/Reprise released "One Caress" as a promo-only single. One promo copy has the original version, and the other has the version from Songs of Faith and Devotion Live. There is no remix for the song.
The music video for "I Feel You" was directed by Anton Corbijn. The woman in the video was English actress Lysette Anthony. There is also a music video for "One Caress", directed by Kevin Kerslake, that was filmed during one of the off-days of the Devotional Tour in the US. It was a promo-only video that was later released on The Videos 86>98. Prior to its inclusion on The Videos 86>98, the music video for "One Caress" was frequently broadcast on MTV's Alternative Rock video block 120 Minutes and Sky-1.
7", Cassette: Mute / Bong21, CBong21 (UK)
12": Mute / 12Bong21 (UK)
12": Mute / L12Bong21 (UK)
CD: Mute / CDBong21 (UK)
CD: Mute / LCDBong21 (UK)
CD: Mute / CDBong21X (EU)
Promo 12": Mute / P12Bong21 (UK)
12": Sire/Reprise / 40767-0 (US)
CD: Sire Reprise / 40767-2 (US)
CD: Sire Reprise / 40784-2 (US)
Promo 12": Sire/Reprise / PRO-A-6022 (US)
Promo CD: Sire/Reprise / PRO-CD-6022 (US)
Promo CD: Sire/Reprise / PRO-CD-6145 (US)
In the US, Sire/Reprise released a special "Intro Edit" of "I Feel You" exclusively to this promo disc. The difference is that the screeching noise at the beginning, which annoyed some radio stations, was removed.
Notable cover versions
|"I Feel You"|
|Promotional single by Placebo|
- Placebo covered the song in 1999, and was released as a single-sided cassette. It was later released on Sleeping with Ghosts for the 2 CD version, which included a covers album.
- Apollo 440 also recorded a cover on the tribute album For the Masses.
- Former The Smiths songwriter and guitarist Johnny Marr released a cover of the song in support of Record Store Day 2015.
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