Interlude No. 2 - Crucified

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'Interlude No. 2 - Crucified' is the first of two unlisted instrumental interludes that appear on the 1990 Depeche Mode album Violator. It is also commonly referred to simply as 'Interlude #2', with 'Interlude #1' appearing on Music For The Masses and 'Interlude #3' appearing between 'Blue Dress' and 'Clean' on Violator. The interlude occurs between 'Enjoy The Silence' and 'Policy Of Truth'. Notably, the mostly instrumental interlude features a vocoded vocal by Andrew Fletcher ominously chanting the word "Crucified".

Alan Wilder comments on the production of this interlude in the Violator section of the Recoil Q&A section:

"Dave plays a unique form of guitar. He has his own 'special' style. We used some of his playing as sound effects in one of the crossfade sections of 'Violator'."

This interlude features the first known example of a non-vocal, non songwriting-focused musical contribution by Dave Gahan, and the second known example of a vocal delivery by Andy Fletcher featured on a Depeche Mode album song (the first recording being for 'The Sun & The Rainfall'.

Dates where Interlude No. 2 - Crucified was played

Interlude No. 2 - Crucified has never been played live.


Interlude #1 - Mission ImpossibleInterlude #2 - CrucifiedInterlude #3Interlude #4Junior PainkillerInterlude #5