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Song Painkiller
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Tim Simenon
Recorded at Abbey Road
RAK (London)
Electric Lady (New York City)
Larrabee West (Los Angeles)
Length (mm:ss) 7:29
Tempo 97 BPM
Key F♯ Major
Programmed by Kerry Hopwood
Engineered by Q
Engineering assistance Paul Hicks
Guy Massey
Lee Fitzgerald
Tom Rixton
Gary Forde
Lee Phillips
Jamie Campbell
Audie Chamberlain
Robbie Kazandjian
Mixed by Tim Simenon
Mastered by Mike Marsh
Keyboards Dave Clayton
Vocal coach Evelyn Halus
Art direction Anton Corbijn
Colour prints Brian Dowling
Sleeve design Area
Recorded 1996
Originally released 3 February 1997
Live performances as Depeche Mode 64 times *
Total live performances 64 times *

"Painkiller" is an instrumental song recorded by Depeche Mode during the production of the 1997 album Ultra. It was released as a B-side on the "Barrel Of A Gun" single on 3 February 1997.

Live performances

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

1981-1985: Ice MachineShoutAny Second NowNow, This Is FunOberkorn (It's A Small Town)The Great OutdoorsWork HardFoolsIn Your Memory(Set Me Free) Remotivate MeFlexibleFly On The Windscreen
1986-1989: But Not TonightBreathing In FumesBlack DayChristmas IslandAgent OrangePimpfPleasure, Little TreasureRoute 66StjärnaSonata No. 14 in CDangerous
1990-1998: MemphistoSibelingKaleidHappiest Girl (Jack Mix)Sea Of Sin (Tonal Mix)My JoyDeath's DoorPainkillerSlowblowSurrenderHeadstar
2001-2009: Easy TigerDirtZenstationFreeNewbornBetter DaysOh Well
2013-2017: All That's Mine
2000-2008: New York NightsDon't Look Back
2003-2008: Stand UpMaybeCloserTomorrowLove Will Leave
2003-2015: Life Is StrangeLeft Hand Luke And The Beggar BoysDe NadaGifting