Ice Machine

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Notes

A demo version of this track appears on the Summer 1980 Demo Tape. Andrew Fletcher plays bass during this track, and Dave sings "The ice machine, the ice machine" at the end of the song. He also does this at 1980-10-30 Bridge House, London, England, UK, but not at the next available concert with a recording at 1980-11-14 Technical College, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, UK or at any concert in the future. You can listen to it below:

Lyrics


Ice Machine

Running through my head secretly

The shouts of the boys in the factory

I ring you on the telephone silently

Like blood, like the wine in the darkroom scene


The darkroom scene

Darkroom scene


A letter

Once composed

Seven years long and as tall as a tree

Reading

On the wall

Emissions, efficiency


Efficiency

Efficiency


Resurrect

As a feeling

On my window

Of a past reunion


Resurrect

As a feeling

On my window

Of a past reunion

Vision

Of a picture

Like the city

And the air we breathe


The air we breathe

Air we breathe


She stood beside me once again

I knew her face

We met before in the street

Recalling all the children dancing at our feet


The dancing feet, dancing feet


Songwriter: Vince Clarke
Publishing Information: ©1981 Musical Moments Ltd./Sony Music Publishing Ltd.. All rights reserved.

Summer 1980 Demo Tape

Andrew Fletcher plays bass guitar on this demo. Dave Gahan sings "The ice machine, the ice machine" at the end of the song. He also does this at 1980-10-30 Bridge House, London, England, UK, but not at the next available concert with a recording at 1980-11-14 Technical College, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England, UK or at any concert in the future.

Dates with available recordings of Ice Machine

There are currently 73 recordings of Ice Machine available.

Dates where Ice Machine was played

1980 Tour

To the best of our knowledge, Ice Machine is confirmed to have been played 4 times during this tour, at the below concerts.

1981 Tour

Ice Machine was played 18 times during this tour.

1982 See You Tour

Ice Machine was played 37 times during this tour.

1982-1983 A Broken Frame Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

Ice Machine was played 73 times during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

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

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Ice Machine was not played during this tour.


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