Sacred

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Sacred
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Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Guillaume Tell (Paris)
Konk (London)
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:47
Tempo
120 BPM
Time signature
4/4
Key
F♯ Major
Recorded
February - July, 1987
Originally released
September 28, 1987
Played live
101 times *
Total live plays
101 times *

'Sacred' is a song from the 1987 album Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Andy Fletcher told Képes 7 magazine (translated from Hungarian):

"Sacred is about love, about love as a creed."

When Depeche Mode was interviewed about the songs on the '101' CD for the April 1989 issue of French magazine 'Best', Alan Wilder said (translated from French):

"It was not one of the tracks that worked best on stage. We could have improved it by working on it in the studio, but we preferred to mixing the live version quickly due to wanting to mix one song a day. Our goal was that the live version matches exactly what was performed at the concert. Hearing the audience throughout the songs was done deliberately. We did not want a live album like that of the Simple Minds, for example, which has been almost entirely redone in the studio. The only sounds of atmosphere that they kept were a few applauses, and some shouts left at the beginnings and ends of the songs. That's not live, it's studio-live."

Lyrics


Sacred

Sacred

Holy

To put it in words

To write it down

That is walking on hallowed ground

But it's my duty

I'm a missionary


So here is my confession

It's an obsession

I'm a firm believer

And a warm receiver

And I've made my decision

This is religion

There's no doubt

I'm one of the devout

Trying to sell the story

Of love's eternal glory


Spreading the news around the world

Taking the word to boys and girls

I'm a firm believer

And a warm receiver

And I will go down on my knees

When I see beauty

There's no doubt

I'm one of the devout

Trying to sell the story

Of love's eternal glory


Sacred

Holy

To put it in words

To write it down

That is walking on hallowed ground


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1987 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Sacred

There are currently 72 recordings of Sacred available.

Dates where Sacred was played

1987-1988 Music For The Masses Tour

Sacred was played 101 times during this tour.

1990 World Violation Tour

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

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

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • Sacred was not played during this tour.
3. Strangelove
4. Sacred
List of Music for the Masses songs
5. Little 15