List of Martin Gore sample sources by album

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This article is about the various sample sources used on Martin Gore solo tracks and official remixes. For sample sources used on Depeche Mode works, see List of Depeche Mode sample sources by album. For sample sources used on Recoil works, see Recoil sample sources. For sample sources in the live arrangements of Depeche Mode songs as they were performed on the various concert tours undertaken by the group, see List of Depeche Mode live sample sources by tour.
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Terms used in this article

In audio production, sampling refers to the use of a portion (or sample) from a sound within another recording. As pioneers of the electronic music genre, Depeche Mode are among the most prolific acts to utilise sampling technology within a traditional pop music format. Among the many original samples recorded and utilized by Depeche Mode to enhance the atmosphere of their musical output are many that originated elsewhere, including brief passages of musical recordings by other artists, snippets of audio from television shows, radio broadcasts, films, environmental sounds, and more. Analysis of these sample sources and how they are manipulated within the music of Depeche Mode and the solo works the music of its members is a popular topic of discussion amongst fans of the group.

Key
Official
The sample is confirmed to have been used in the specified song by a past/present member of Depeche Mode, an individual involved in its production, or band archivist Daniel "BRAT" Barassi.
Confirmed
The sample is independently confirmed to have been used in the specified song.
Likely
The sample is likely to have been used in the specified song but has not yet been confirmed.
Unconfirmed
The sample is not yet confirmed to have been used in the specified song.
Disproven
The sample is confirmed to not have been used in the specified song.
Unknown
It is unclear if the sample was used in the specified song.

Information

This page documents all verifiable sound sources for many of the musical parts used by Martin Gore in the production of his solo studio albums recorded between 1989 and the present day.

Due to the manipulated nature of the samples described in this article, there is unavoidable potential for error or sample misattribution. To ensure accuracy, this article strives to use verified quotes from band members and recording personnel with citations wherever possible, audio examples, and independent research voluntarily contributed by Depeche Mode and Recoil fans worldwide. This article provides an interesting document on this topic in a tabular format that is organized, well-researched, and reasonably accurate. Please bear in mind that due to the limited number of relevant quotes for each sample from band members or associates involved in producing the music described on this page, audio samples that lack official confirmation are not guaranteed to be accurate.

This article differentiates samples by origin: Self-made samples, which describe any material initially recorded by Depeche Mode, and Sourced samples, which describe samples not initially recorded by either group. In addition to confirmed samples, this article also covers samples commonly misreported as having been used but directly refuted by a member or associate of Depeche Mode.

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Studio albums

Counterfeit² (2003)

"I Cast A Lonesome Shadow" - Martin Gore
2003

Sample sources
Sample Source Status Notes Audio
Ambient elements Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Let Love In - "Do You Love Me? (Pt. 2)" - 1994
Confirmed
A manipulated, reversed section of audio derived from "Do You Love Me? (Pt. 2)" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is utilised throughout the Martin Gore cover of "I Cast A Lonesome Shadow" by Hank Thompson.

"In My Other World" - Martin Gore
2003

Sample sources
Sample Source Status Notes Audio
Ambient elements Anita Lane - Dirty Pearl - "Picture Of Mary" - 1993
Confirmed
A manipulated section of audio derived from "Picture Of Mary" by the late Anita Lane is utilised throughout the Martin Gore cover of "In My Other World" by Julee Cruise.

"Oh My Love" - Martin Gore
2003

Sample sources
Sample Source Status Notes Audio
Ambient elements Radiohead - Kid A - "Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Untitled hidden track) - 2000
Confirmed
A manipulated section of audio derived from the untitled hidden track that follows "Motion Picture Soundtrack" by Radiohead is utilised throughout the Martin Gore cover of "Oh My Love" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

MG (2015)

MG is not yet known to contain samples from any identifiable sources.

EPs

Counterfeit e.p. (1989)

Counterfeit e.p. is not yet known to contain samples from any identifiable sources.

The Third Chimpanzee (2021)

The Third Chimpanzee is not yet known to contain samples from any identifiable sources.

Other works

VCMG (2012)

VCMG is not yet known to contain samples from any identifiable sources.

References

Notes