One Caress

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One Caress
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Madrid, Spain
Chateau du Pape (Hamburg, Germany)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
3:32
Tempo
100 BPM
Time signature
3/4
Key
G Minor
Recorded
February 1992 – January 1993
Originally released
March 22, 1993
Played live
73 times *
Total live plays
73 times *

'One Caress' is a song from the 1993 album Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Alan Wilder on the recording of One Caress:

"Once we decided we wanted 'real' strings, there was only really one or two choices as to who should arrange them. Will Malone arranged the strings for Massive Attack's 'Unfinished Sympathy', a particular favourite of both myself and Martin. The strings were recorded at Olympic Studios in London, using a 28 piece sting section, to which Martin sang the vocal 'live' - thus equalling the fastest ever recording of any one DM track, the other being 'Somebody'."[1]

Andrew Fletcher told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"That was meant to be just a B-side, but it turned out so well we thought we'd put it on the album."

During the Devotional tour, a string quartet performed 'One Caress' on stage at the following dates:

Lyrics


One Caress

Well I'm down on my knees again

And I pray to the only one

Who has the strength

To bear the pain

To forgive all the things that I've done


Oh girl

Lead me into your darkness

When this world is trying it's hardest

To leave me unimpressed

Just one caress

From you and I'm blessed


When you think you've tried every road

Every avenue

Take one more look

At what you found old

And in it you'll find something new


I'm shying from the light

I always loved the night

And now you offer me eternal darkness


I have to believe that sin

Can make a better man

It's the mood that I am in

That's left us back where we began


Oh girl

Lead me into your darkness

When this world is trying it's hardest

To leave me unimpressed

Just one caress

From you and I'm blessed


Oh girl

Lead me into your darkness

When this world is trying it's hardest

To leave me unimpressed

Just one caress

From you and I'm blessed


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1992 Grabbing Hands Music Overseas/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Music video

Dates with available recordings of One Caress

There are currently 31 recordings of One Caress available.

Dates where One Caress was played

1993 Devotional Tour

One Caress was played 40 times during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

One Caress was played 8 times during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.

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

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

One Caress was played 25 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.

2015 "Angels & Ghosts" Tour

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • One Caress was not played during this tour.
8. Rush
9. One Caress
List of Songs of Faith and Devotion songs
10. Higher Love

References