Higher Love

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Higher Love
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Madrid, Spain
Chateau du Pape (Hamburg, Germany)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
5:56
Tempo
99 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
G Major
Recorded
February 1992 – January 1993
Originally released
March 22, 1993
Played live
127 times *
Total live plays
127 times *

'Higher Love' is a song from the 1993 album Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Alan Wilder confirms 'Higher Love' was included on the short-list for potential Songs Of Faith And Devotion singles:

"We would usually reach a consensus to form a short-list of potential singles. For example, Higher Love was on this list for the SOFAD singles but never made it and there were differences of opinion about in which order they should appear. Dave felt very strongly that Condemnation should have been the first single but he was out-voted. I wanted Walking in My Shoes as a second single and got my way but I really wanted the original version of In Your Room [instead of the Zephyr Mix]. This is all a good example of the problems of democracy - somebody usually ends up disappointed."[1]

Q&A from Alan Wilder's Shunt:

From: Piero Manzo

Q: What can you tell me about the drum track on 'Higher Love' that is so similar to the one in 'So Cruel' by U2 (Achtung Baby).

A: Didn't Flood work on both LP's?.....

Lyrics


Higher Love

I can taste more than feel

This burning inside is so real

I can almost lay my hands upon

The warm glow that lingers on


Moved, lifted higher

Moved, my soul's on fire

Moved, by a higher love


I surrender all control

To the desire that consumes me whole

And leads me by the hand to infinity

That lies in wait at the heart of me


Moved, lifted higher

Moved, my soul's on fire

Moved, by a higher love


Heaven bound on the wings of love

There's so much that you can rise above


Moved, lifted higher

Moved, by a higher love

By a higher love


I surrender heart and soul

Sacrificed to a higher goal


Moved, by a higher love

By a higher love


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

Dates with available recordings of Higher Love

There are currently 83 recordings of Higher Love available.

Dates where Higher Love was played

1993 Devotional Tour

Higher Love was played 97 times during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

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

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

Higher Love was played 30 times during this tour.

2015 "Angels & Ghosts" Tour

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Higher Love was not played during this tour.
9. One Caress
10. Higher Love
List of Songs of Faith and Devotion songs

 

References