Pipeline

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Pipeline
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
The Garden (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
5:54
Tempo
81 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
B 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
August 22, 1983
Played live
109 times *
Total live plays
109 times *

Notes

Andy Fletcher told the 1984-01-07 issue of Melody Maker:

"We went down Brick Lane and just hit everything and then recorded it and took it back to the studio and then put it into the keyboard. That's how we made the track 'Pipeline'. We was like smashing corrugated iron and old cars. The vocals were recorded in a railway arch in Shoreditch - you've got the train three-quarters of the way through and the aeroplane up above. It's really interesting doing that."

Dave Gahan also told the 1983-08-20 issue of Sounds:

"Well 'Pipeline' was very experimental in that every sound on there has been made from us just out on the street hitting things, recording it and playing it back in different ways – like, even the vocal was recorded in a tunnel!"

Lyrics


Pipeline

Get out the crane

Construction time again

What is it this time


We're laying a pipeline


Let the beads of sweat flow

Until the ends have met though

Could take a long time


Working on the pipeline


Taking from the greedy

Giving to the needy


On this golden day

Work's been sent our way

That could last a lifetime


Working on the pipeline


From the heart of our land

To the mouth of the man

Must reach him sometime


We're laying a pipeline


Taking from the greedy

Giving to the needy


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

Martin Gore 1983 home demos

The second generation tape that contains the demo for 'Pipeline'.

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

Dates with available recordings of Pipeline

There are currently 86 recordings of Pipeline available.

Dates where Pipeline was played

1983-1984 Construction Time Again Tour

Pipeline was played 43 times during this tour.

1984-1985 Some Great Reward Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

1986 Black Celebration Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

Pipeline was played 66 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

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

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Pipeline was not played during this tour.
2. More Than A Party
3. Pipeline
List of Construction Time Again songs
4. Everything Counts