Love In Itself

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List of Construction Time Again songs
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Love In Itself
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
The Garden (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:00 (7"/single version)
7:18 (12" version)
4:29 (album version)
Tempo
101 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
D Minor
Engineering
Ferg Peterkin
Gareth Jones
Tonmeister
Mixed at
Hansa Mischraum
Mastering
Christian Stegmaier
Design
Martyn Atkins
Town & Country Planning
Illustrations
Ian Wright
Originally released
September 19, 1983
Played live
47 times *
Total live plays
47 times *

'Love, In Itself' is a song from the 1983 album Construction Time Again by Depeche Mode. It was released as a single on September 19, 1983.

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.

Music video

Martin Gore 1983 home demos

The second generation tape that contains the demo for 'Love In Itself'.

'Love In Itself' is one of several song demos prepared by Martin Gore for the 1983 Construction Time Again album.

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.


1981-1985: Dreaming of MeNew LifeJust Can't Get EnoughSee YouThe Meaning Of LoveLeave in SilenceGet The Balance Right!Everything CountsLove In ItselfPeople Are PeopleMaster And ServantBlasphemous RumoursSomebodyShake The DiseaseIt's Called A Heart
1986-1989: StrippedBut Not TonightA Question Of LustA Question Of TimeStrangeloveNever Let Me Down AgainBehind The WheelLittle 15Route 66Personal Jesus
1990-1999: Enjoy The SilencePolicy of TruthWorld In My EyesI Feel YouWalking In My ShoesCondemnationIn Your RoomBarrel Of A GunIt's No GoodHomeUselessOnly When I Lose Myself
2000-2009: Dream OnI Feel LovedFreeloveGoodnight LoversPreciousA Pain That I'm Used ToSuffer WellJohn the RevelatorLilianMartyrWrongPeaceFragile TensionHole To Feed
2010-2017: HeavenSoothe My SoulWhere's The RevolutionGoing BackwardsCover Me
1992-1998: Faith HealerDriftingStalkerMissing Piece
2000-2008: Strange HoursJezebelPreyAllelujah
2003-2008: Dirty Sticky FloorsI Need YouBottle LivingHold OnA Little PieceKingdomSaw SomethingDeeper And Deeper
2012-2015: Longest DayTake Me Back HomeAll Of This And NothingShine
1989-2003: CompulsionStardustLoverman
2012: SpockSingle BlipAftermaths


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