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'[[Now This Is Fun]]' is a song recorded by [[Depeche Mode]] during the production of the 1982 album <i>[[A Broken Frame]]</i>. It was released as a B-side on the '[[See You]]' single on January 29, 1982.
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Revision as of 13:05, 26 May 2020

Now, This Is Fun
Single-SeeYou.jpg
Song Now, This Is Fun
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Working title Reason For Fun
Produced by Daniel Miller
Depeche Mode
Recorded at Blackwing Studios (London)
Length (mm:ss) 3:27
4:45 (extended version)
Tempo 101 BPM
Time signature 4
4
Key F♯ Minor
Engineered by John Fryer
Eric Radcliffe
Photography Brian Griffin
Calligraphy Ching Ching Lee
Recorded December 1981
Originally released 29 January 1982
Live performances as Depeche Mode 87 times *
Total live performances 87 times *

"Now, This Is Fun" is a song recorded by Depeche Mode during the production of the 1982 album A Broken Frame. It was released as a B-side on the "See You" single on 29 January 1982.

Notes

On this photo of the mastertape, its title was originally 'Reason For Fun'.

In the 1982-01-21 issue of Smash Hits, Andy Fletcher says:

"On the new B-side, 'Reason To Be' [working title, ed.], we tried to sound… really… mean! Didn't work though."

Lyrics


Now, This Is Fun

Here speaks the voice of reason

It's talking to me

Loud and clearly

And obviously

It's something to say


Here comes another sentence

It is relentless

It tries my patience

But nevertheless

It's for our concern


We can't see the benefits

So we'll ignore it

Or disobey it

And then we'll say that

This is fun


This is real fun

This is fun


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1982 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Now, This Is Fun

There are currently 46 recordings of Now, This Is Fun available.

Dates where Now, This Is Fun was played

1982 See You Tour

Now, This Is Fun was played 39 times during this tour.

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

Now, This Is Fun was played 48 times during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Now, This Is Fun was not played during this tour.


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