Songs Of Faith And Devotion

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Songs Of Faith And Devotion
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Album Songs Of Faith And Devotion
By Depeche Mode
Working title Songs Of Love And Devotion
Catalogue number Stumm106
CDStumm106
5016025611065
CStumm106
CStumm106
MDStumm106
DCC STUMM 106
PCDStumm106
Stumm106
Verbong 1 CD
Verbong 1 CD
Verbong 1 CD
No Cat #
Depro1cd
No Cat #
No Cat #
Release date 22 March 1993
Recorded at Madrid, Spain
Chateau du Pape (Hamburg, Germany)
Produced by Depeche Mode
Flood
Engineered by Steve Lyon
Paul Kendall
Chris Dickie
Formats LPCDMCMDDCCCD+DVDLP (remastered)
Number of tracks 10

Songs Of Faith And Devotion (often abbreviated as "SOFAD" by fans and publications) is the eighth studio album by Depeche Mode and the final album produced with Alan Wilder as a member prior to his departure from the group in 1995. The album was released in the United Kingdom on 22 March 1993 by Mute Records.

It was supported by the Devotional and Exotic tours.

Track list

  1. I Feel You
  2. Walking In My Shoes
  3. Condemnation
  4. Mercy In You
  5. Judas
  6. In Your Room
  7. Get Right With Me
  8. Rush
  9. One Caress
  10. Higher Love

For a full list of songs, singles, and B-sides produced for this album, see the list of Songs Of Faith And Devotion songs.

Singles

  1. I Feel You - February 15, 1993
  2. Walking In My Shoes - April 26, 1993
  3. Condemnation - September 13, 1993
  4. In Your Room - January 10, 1994

Releases

LP

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12" STUMM106
RELEASED

1993

Region: Flag UK.png
Barcode: 5 016025 311064
Labels: Made In England
Side A runout groove etching: STUMM 106 A1 DMM
Side B runout groove etching: STUMM 106 B1 TOWNHOUSE DMM DMM
Format: Stereo
Side A
I Feel You
4:35
Walking In My Shoes
5:35
Condemnation
3:20
Mercy In You
4:17
Judas
5:14
Side B
In Your Room
6:26
Get Right With Me / Interlude No. 4
2:55 / 0:57
Rush
4:37
One Caress
3:32
Higher Love
5:56
Notes: Printed inner sleeve included. First edition copies included a 15 x 21cm window sticker.

CD

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CD (CD STUMM 106)
RELEASED

1993

Region: Flag UK.png
Barcode: 5 016025 611065
Labels: Made In England


Format: Stereo
Runout: CDSTUMM 106 • MASTERED BY NIMBUS
Tracklist
I Feel You
4:35
Walking In My Shoes
5:35
Condemnation
3:20
Mercy In You
4:17
Judas
5:14
In Your Room
6:26
Get Right With Me / Interlude No. 4
2:55 / 0:57
Rush
4:37
One Caress
3:32
Higher Love
5:56
Notes: Some first edition copies include a "Mute/Documentary Evidence 7" booklet.

Cassette

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Cassette (C STUMM 106)
RELEASED

1993

Region: Flag UK.png
Barcode: 5 016025 411061
Labels: Made in England



Side A
I Feel You
4:35
Walking In My Shoes
5:35
Condemnation
3:20
Mercy In You
4:17
Judas
5:14
Side B
In Your Room
6:26
Get Right With Me / Interlude No. 4
2:55 / 0:57
Rush
4:37
One Caress
3:32
Higher Love
5:56
Notes: Printed inner sleeve included. First edition copies included a 15 x 21cm window sticker.

MD

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MD (MDSTUMM106)
RELEASED

05 February 2001

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Barcode: 5 016025 911066



Tracklist
I Feel You
4:35
Walking In My Shoes
5:35
Condemnation
3:20
Mercy In You
4:17
Judas
5:14
In Your Room
6:26
Get Right With Me / Interlude No. 4
2:55 / 0:57
Rush
4:37
One Caress
3:32
Higher Love
5:56

DCC

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DCC (DCC STUMM 106)
RELEASED

1993

Region: Flag UK.png
Barcode: 5016025511068



Tracklist
I Feel You
4:35
Walking In My Shoes
5:35
Condemnation
3:20
Mercy In You
4:17
Judas
5:14
In Your Room
6:26
Get Right With Me / Interlude No. 4
2:55 / 0:57
Rush
4:37
One Caress
3:32
Higher Love
5:56

Statistics

Album BPM range by song
122
93
58
96
126
98
128
109
100
99

Average:
102.9
  • BPM values are plotted from 1 to 184 BPM.
  • In cases where a song features a change in tempo, the tempo at which the majority of the song
    plays takes precedence.
  • Unless noted otherwise, BPMs are estimated values determined by Spotify's Audio Analysis
    algorithm and as such are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Album live plays by song
699
785
227
76
97
601
19
155
75
127

Average:
286.1
  • Song live play values are plotted from zero to 1,100.
  • All values are determined by summing the number of times each song has been performed
    live by Depeche Mode per tour.
  • These totals do not reflect live plays performed by individual members of Depeche Mode
    as part of solo projects, solo tours, or known one-off performances.

Quotes

"There's been a big change in each individual member of the group which I couldn't sum up in a few sentences but particularly over the last few years, I think. Since we've got to our thirties, certain aspects of our lives have become much more important to us. We had a significant break away from each other before we started making this record, and when we came back together you could really see the changes in us."
Alan Wilder, BONG 23[1]

"I'd like to feel that this music will lift people and make them feel better in whatever they do. I'm just trying to push myself further."
Dave Gahan, BONG 52[2]

"A lot of times we'd have a click track or some other rhythmic foundation on the computer (sequencer) and then perhaps I'd send Alan into the studio to do real drums. We'd run through the whole song trying out different drum ideas. Out of that, we might take eight bars from one spot and four bars from another, sample it all and loop it. So we might have a whole drum track made of loops. We did the same for bass and even some of the guitars, although other things are full performances all the way through."
Flood, BONG 52[3]

Trivia

  • Songs Of Faith And Devotion is the final album to be recorded with Alan Wilder as a member of Depeche Mode. Additionally, it is the final Depeche Mode album to have been engineered by Steve Lyon and produced by Flood, though the latter would eventually produce a remix for 2001's 'Freelove' and handle album mixing duties on 2013's Delta Machine.
  • 1993's Songs Of Faith And Devotion and 2013's Delta Machine share a 22 March release date. The latter would release exactly twenty years later.
  • The total number of live song plays from Songs Of Faith And Devotion is 2861, making it the second most-played Depeche Mode album after Violator. This figure is found by summing the number of individual performances for each album track.
  • Of all songs from Songs Of Faith And Devotion, 'Walking In My Shoes' has been played live the most, with 785 live performances. In contrast, 'Get Right With Me' has the lowest number of live plays, having been performed live only 19 times.
  • With the exception of 'My Joy', a B-side, every song completed during the production of Songs Of Faith And Devotion has been performed live by Depeche Mode.
  • Songs Of Faith And Devotion is the second Depeche Mode album to feature sleeve and cover artwork designed by Anton Corbijn.

References