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1993 Devotional tour backing tapes
Six songs have backing tape audio available from the Devotional tour. The audio is sourced from an in-studio demonstration VHS, created around the time of the "Devotional" DVD release in 2004. The VHS contains 7 tour projections, 6 of which contain the backing tape audio, the video of "Death's Door" (which still does not appear on any video release of "Devotional"), and what seems to be the "giant screen" feed for Enjoy The Silence with unmixed soundboard audio. 90 second excerpts of the backing tape audio are provided below. Walking In My Shoes only has 1:06 worth of audio; the rest of the video contains silence.
Two minute excerpts from every track of the 1990 World Violation tour backing tapes are also available for listening. The sound quality, while very good, is not flawless like these excerpts are. Furthermore, some very short snippets of seven tracks from the 1987-1988 Music For The Masses tour backing tapes are also available for listening.
The full backing tapes cannot be shared on this wiki or DIME because they are derived from studio content and originate from an in-studio demonstration VHS tape. A lossless source for the audio is also not available currently. 90 second excerpts of each track are provided below for your listening enjoyment.
NOTE: This audio has been re-encoded from its original format (AC3 256kbps) in order to allow streaming. Quality may be noticeably diminished.
Screenshots of each track from the demo VHS.