Songs of Faith and Devotion Live

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Songs of Faith and Devotion Live
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Live album by Depeche Mode
Released 6 December 1993 (1993-12-06)
Recorded
Genre Alternative rock, alternative dance, synthpop
Length 52:47
Label Mute
Sire/Reprise (US/Canada)
Producer Alan Wilder
Steve Lyon
Depeche Mode chronology
Songs of Faith and Devotion
(1993)Songs of Faith and Devotion1993
Songs of Faith and Devotion Live
(1993)
Ultra
(1997)Ultra1997

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 and was poorly received by critics. 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]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[5]

In comparison to Songs of Faith and Devotion, Songs and Faith and Devotion Live received less acclaim from music critics; Allmusic rated the album two stars out of five.[2]

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".[6]

  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.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard.com Chart Beat Chat, Billboard, retrieved 2010-02-27 
  2. ^ a b 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. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Depeche Mode". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 229–30. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. 
  6. ^ "depeche mode dot com". Depechemode.com. Retrieved 2012-03-10.