Sweetest Perfection

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Sweetest Perfection
Album-Violator.jpg
Song
Artist
Depeche Mode
Album
Songwriter
Produced by
Recorded at
Puk Studios, Denmark
Logic Studios, Milan
Label
Length (mm:ss)
4:43
Tempo
101 BPM
Time signature
3/4
Key
B Major
Engineering assistance
Daryl Bamonte
Dick Meaney
David Browne
Mark Flannery
Mixing
Recorded
May 1989 – January 1990
Originally released
March 19, 1990
Played live
20 times *
Total live plays
28 times *

'Sweetest Perfection' is a song from the 1990 album Violator by Depeche Mode.

Notes

Alan Wilder describes the production of the outro in response to a fan question:

"The weird stuff at the end came together during the mixing stage (with Francois Kervorkian). It's the kind of thing you resort to when you haven't really got an ending ;-)"[1]

In 2006, all of Depeche Mode's studio albums were being remastered. Engineer Kevin Paul told Sound On Sound magazine:

"'Sweetest Perfection' was completely crazy. It has lots of tape loops, lots of phasing, all sorts of crazy sounds going on. That was really hard to emulate and I had to put my personal spin on it just to get it to work."

Lyrics


Sweetest Perfection

The sweetest perfection

To call my own

The slightest correction

Couldn't finely hone

The sweetest infection

Of body and mind

Sweetest injection

Of any kind


I stop and I stare too much

Afraid that I care too much

And I hardly dare to touch

For fear that the spell may be broken

When I need a drug in me

And it brings out the thug in me

Feel something tugging me

Then I want the real thing not tokens


Things you'd expect to be

Having effect on me

Pass undetectedly

But everyone knows what has got me

Takes me completely

Touches me sweetly

Reaches so deeply

I know that nothing can stop me


Sweetest perfection

An offer was made

An assorted collection

But I wouldn't trade


The sweetest perfection

To call my own

The slightest correction

Couldn't finely hone (Nothing can stop me)

The sweetest infection (Takes me completely)

Of body and mind (Touches so sweetly)

Sweetest injection (Reaches so deeply)

Of any kind


Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1990 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Dates with available recordings of Sweetest Perfection

There are currently 26 recordings of Sweetest Perfection available.

Dates where Sweetest Perfection was played

1990 World Violation Tour

Sweetest Perfection was played 20 times during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.

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

Sweetest Perfection was played 8 times during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Touring The Universe

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • Sweetest Perfection was not played during this tour.
1. World In My Eyes
2. Sweetest Perfection
List of Violator songs
3. Personal Jesus

References