Difference between revisions of "One Caress"

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'[[One Caress]]' is a song from the 1993 album <i>[[Songs Of Faith And Devotion]]</i> by [[Depeche Mode]].
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{{S|One Caress}} is a song from the 1993 album <i>[[Songs Of Faith And Devotion]]</i> by [[Depeche Mode]].
  
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
  
[[Alan Wilder]] on the recording of [[One Caress]]:
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[[Alan Wilder]] on the recording of "One Caress":
<blockquote>"Once we decided we wanted 'real' strings, there was only really one or two choices as to who should arrange them. Will Malone arranged the strings for Massive Attack's 'Unfinished Sympathy', a particular favourite of both myself and Martin. The strings were recorded at Olympic Studios in London, using a 28 piece sting section, to which Martin sang the vocal 'live' - thus equalling the fastest ever recording of any one DM track, the other being 'Somebody'."<ref>Source: [http://recoil.co.uk/oldside/forum/qa/area.htm Shunt - Q&A on Depeche Mode]</ref>
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<blockquote>Once we decided we wanted "real" strings, there was only really one or two choices as to who should arrange them. Will Malone arranged the strings for Massive Attack's 'Unfinished Sympathy', a particular favourite of both myself and [[Martin L. Gore|[Martin Gore]]]. The strings were recorded at Olympic Studios in London, using a 28 piece sting section, to which Martin sang the vocal "live" - thus equalling the fastest ever recording of any one [[Depeche Mode|[Depeche Mode]]] track, the other being "[[Somebody]]".<ref>Source: [http://recoil.co.uk/oldside/forum/qa/area.htm Shunt - Q&A on Depeche Mode]</ref>
 
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<blockquote>"That was meant to be just a B-side, but it turned out so well we thought we'd put it on the album."</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>"That was meant to be just a B-side, but it turned out so well we thought we'd put it on the album."</blockquote>
  
During the 1993 [[:Category:1993 Devotional Tour|Devotional]] tour, a string quartet performed 'One Caress' on stage at the following dates:  
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During the 1993 [[:Category:1993 Devotional Tour|Devotional]] tour, a string quartet performed "One Caress" on the following dates:  
 
*[[1993-06-14 Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany]]
 
*[[1993-06-14 Westfallenhalle, Dortmund, Germany]]
 
*[[1993-06-29 Palais Omnisport De Paris Bercy, Paris, France]]
 
*[[1993-06-29 Palais Omnisport De Paris Bercy, Paris, France]]
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== References ==
 
== References ==
  
<metadesc>'One Caress' is a song from the 1993 album Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode.</metadesc><nowiki/>
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<metadesc>"One Caress" is a song from the 1993 album Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode.</metadesc><nowiki/>

Latest revision as of 16:00, 30 June 2020

8. Rush
9. One Caress
List of Songs of Faith and Devotion songs
10. Higher Love
One Caress
Album-SOFAD.jpg
Song One Caress
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Flood
Recorded at Madrid, Spain
Chateau du Pape (Hamburg, Germany)
Length (mm:ss) 3:32
Tempo 100 BPM
Time signature 3
4
Key G Minor
Recorded February 1992 – January 1993
Originally released 22 March 1993
Live performances 75 times *
Total live performances 75 times *

"One Caress" is a song from the 1993 album Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Alan Wilder on the recording of "One Caress":

Once we decided we wanted "real" strings, there was only really one or two choices as to who should arrange them. Will Malone arranged the strings for Massive Attack's 'Unfinished Sympathy', a particular favourite of both myself and [Martin Gore]. The strings were recorded at Olympic Studios in London, using a 28 piece sting section, to which Martin sang the vocal "live" - thus equalling the fastest ever recording of any one [Depeche Mode] track, the other being "Somebody".[1]

Andrew Fletcher told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"That was meant to be just a B-side, but it turned out so well we thought we'd put it on the album."

During the 1993 Devotional tour, a string quartet performed "One Caress" on the following dates:

Lyrics


One Caress

Well I'm down on my knees again

And I pray to the only one

Who has the strength

To bear the pain

To forgive all the things that I've done


Oh girl

Lead me into your darkness

When this world is trying it's hardest

To leave me unimpressed

Just one caress

From you and I'm blessed


When you think you've tried every road

Every avenue

Take one more look

At what you found old

And in it you'll find something new


I'm shying from the light

I always loved the night

And now you offer me eternal darkness


I have to believe that sin

Can make a better man

It's the mood that I am in

That's left us back where we began


Oh girl

Lead me into your darkness

When this world is trying it's hardest

To leave me unimpressed

Just one caress

From you and I'm blessed


Oh girl

Lead me into your darkness

When this world is trying it's hardest

To leave me unimpressed

Just one caress

From you and I'm blessed


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1992 Grabbing Hands Music Overseas/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Music video

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "One Caress"
Main article: List of dates where "One Caress" was played

References