Love In Itself

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Notes

Dave Gahan and Andrew Fletcher recalled the recording of Love In Itself in an October 1985 interview with British magazine No. 1:

Dave Gahan: "This is the s-s-s-s´s track. It had a very soft vocal, with a lot of s´s, it sounded awful. I was a bit disappointed with this, it could have been brilliant."
Andrew Fletcher: "We had a lot of problems with the equipment with this one, just trying to get that softness of sound we wanted without it all blurring was a real nightmare. It´s one that´s always good live, though."[1]

In this video in which the mastering process for the 2019 Singles box sets is explained, a test pressing can be seen that lists the song title 'Cocktail' but is crossed out and replaced by the title 'Love in Itself (4)'.

Lyrics


Love, In Itself

All of these insurmountable tasks

That lay before me

All of the firsts

And the definite lasts

That lay in store for me


There was a time

When all on my mind was love

Now I find

That most of the time

Love's not enough

In itself


Consequently

I've a tendency

To be unhappy, you see

The thoughts in my head

All the words that were said

All the blues and the reds

Get to me


All of the absurdities

That lay before us

All of the doubts

And the uncertainties

That lay in store for us


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1983 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Love In Itself

There are currently 24 recordings of Love In Itself available.

Dates where Love In Itself was played

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

Love In Itself was played 47 times during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

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

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Love In Itself was not played during this tour.

References