Leave in Silence

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"Leave in Silence"
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album A Broken Frame
B-side Excerpt from: "My Secret Garden"
Format Vinyl record (7" and 12")
CD (1991 box set)
Recorded July 1982 Blackwing Studios, London
Length 4:00 (7"/single version)
4:52 (album version)
6:32 (12" version)
Label Mute Records
Writer(s) Martin Gore
Producer(s) Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"The Meaning of Love"
"Leave in Silence"
"Get the Balance Right!"

"Leave in Silence" is the sixth UK single by Depeche Mode recorded at Blackwing Studios, originally released on 16 August 1982.[1] It is the first Depeche Mode single in the UK with the "Bong" label, which is still used to this day. It is also the first Depeche Mode song to have more than one remix.

The video for "Leave in Silence" was directed by Julien Temple, and features the band breaking things and talking to each other while wearing face paint. The band disliked the video and did not include it on the Some Great Videos VHS compilation album.

Track listings[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Leave in Silence":

7": Mute / 7Bong1 (UK)
  1. "Leave in Silence" – 4:00
  2. "Excerpt From: My Secret Garden" – 3:16
12": Mute / 12Bong1 (UK)
  1. "Leave in Silence (Longer)" – 6:32
  2. "Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden" – 4:23
  3. "Leave in Silence (Quieter)" – 3:42
CD: Mute / CDBong1 (UK)1
  1. "Leave in Silence" – 4:00
  2. "Excerpt From: My Secret Garden" – 3:16
  3. "Leave in Silence (Longer)" – 6:32
  4. "Further Excerpts From: My Secret Garden" – 4:23
  5. "Leave in Silence (Quieter)" – 3:42


  • 1CD released in 1991
  • All songs written by Martin Gore

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
Germany (Media Control AG)[2] 58
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[3] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 18


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