Peace (Depeche Mode song)

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"Peace"
Peace Single Cover.jpg
Single by Depeche Mode
from the album Sounds of the Universe
B-side"Come Back" (Jónsi Remix) (7" only)
Released15 June 2009
Format7", CD, LCD, Digital Download
RecordedMay–December 2008;
Sound Design
(Santa Barbara, California)
Chung King Studios
(New York City, New York)
GenreSynthpop
Length4:28 (album version)
3:36 (single version)
LabelMute - BONG 41
Songwriter(s)Martin Gore
Producer(s)Ben Hillier
Depeche Mode singles chronology
"Wrong"
(2009)
"Peace"
(2009)
"Fragile Tension / Hole to Feed"
(2009)
LCDBONG41
LCDBONG41-300.jpg

"Peace" is Depeche Mode's second single from their studio album, Sounds of the Universe, their 47th UK single overall and the first not to be issued on 12" vinyl since "Dreaming of Me" in 1981. It was released on 15 June 2009. Martin Gore told The Sun newspaper that he thought "Peace" is one of his favourite songs that he has ever written. He explained that both "Peace" and "Little Soul", "give the album a kind of thread. Both of those songs have a real spiritual feel, though we have to be really careful using that word." [1] The song charted at #57 in the UK charts, equal to their first ever single, "Dreaming of Me" in 1981. This is the band's second lowest UK singles chart position after "Little 15", originally intended to be a France-only release which reached #60 upon limited UK release in 1988. In Germany, "Peace" reached #25.

The music video for "Peace" was filmed in Romania by French duo Jonas & François, it features Romanian actress Maria Dinulescu and marks the first Depeche Mode video to not include any of the band members (because of Dave Gahan's illness), save for a promotional poster near the end.

Track listing[edit]

7": Mute / BONG 41

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Peace (Single Version)"Martin L. Gore3:36
2."Come Back (Jónsi Remix)"Dave Gahan, Christian Eigner, Andrew Phillpot4:04

CD: Mute / CDBONG 41

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Peace (Single Version)"Martin L. Gore / DJ Voodooman / Min Li3:36
2."Peace (SixToes Remix)"Martin L. Gore5:14

CD: Mute / LCDBONG 41

All tracks written by Martin L. Gore.

No.TitleLength
1."Peace (Single Version)"3:36
2."Peace (Hervé's 'Warehouse Frequencies' Remix)"5:10
3."Peace (Sander Van Doorn Remix)"8:02
4."Peace (Japanese Popstars Remix)"6:46
5."Peace (Sid LeRock Remix)"6:35
6."Peace (Justus Köhncke Extended Disco Club Vocal Remix)"6:24

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 72
Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)[3] 60
France (SNEP)[4] 18
Germany (Official German Charts)[5] 25
Israel (Media Forest)[6] 6
Polish Singles Chart[7] 10
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 59
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[10] 57
Europe (European Hot 100 Singles)[11] 45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peace Songfacts
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Depeche Mode – Peace" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  3. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200944 into search. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Depeche Mode – Peace" (in French). Les classement single.
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Depeche Mode – Peace". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  6. ^ "Depeche Mode – Peace Media Forest". Israeli Airplay Chart. Media Forest.
  7. ^ "Polish Singles Chart |".
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Depeche Mode – Peace". Singles Top 100.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Depeche Mode – Peace". Swiss Singles Chart.
  10. ^ "Depeche Mode: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Depeche Mode – Chart history" European Hot 100 for Depeche Mode.

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