The Dead Of Night

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Notes

Martin Gore told the May 2001 issue of Flaunt magazine that the song was inspired by a club in London called 'Brown's':

"[I]t was a really sad scene. You had three levels - the regular bit downstairs, the slightly VIP but on the second floor, then upstairs the total VIP-VIP bit, which at Brown's was called the Red Room. And you got there, and everyone was taking so many drugs because it was commonly known that it was perfectly cool to take drugs there. So the Red Room for me was the 'Zombie Room', because everyone in there was always talking way too fast, saying nothing and just staring. And while you're there, all these people in the room are your best mates in the world. But the next day, if you bump into one of them on the street, you won't even know their name."

Author Jonathan Miller interviewed producer Mark Bell in 2001, who said:

"We were working on a song called 'The Dead Of Night,' and we were having trouble with the bridge. Martin suggested using a kind of jazz/waltz sample he had, but it sounded like complete sh*t. We were just about to take it off when in walks Airto Moreira! It was really embarrassing, as the song was at its worst, but we still ended up playing him the other songs [Freelove and I Feel Loved]. He came back a week later with his toys and played some brilliant stuff that sat well with the tracks, whereas if it had been someone trying to sell themselves they might have gone completely over the top. [...] We used loads of different synths on 'The Dead Of Night,' messing about with the envelopes and pitch controls. We just went completely silly and it became a jam session. Then, once we found something that worked, we made it into a sort of performance that really suited the song."

Martin Gore said in the May 2001 issue of Keyboard Magazine:

"A lot of the stuff that we used was contemporary, but of course we used a lot of old stuff as well. 'Dead of Night', for instance: A lot of the sounds for that were created with the [EMS] Synthi AKS - even that heavy sound at the beginning, which sounds like a guitar, was actually a synth. A lot of people don't realise that you can get those sorts of sounds out of those keyboards."

Dates with available recordings of The Dead Of Night

There are currently 99 recordings of The Dead Of Night available.

Dates where The Dead Of Night was played

2001 Exciter Tour

The Dead Of Night was played 85 times during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • The Dead Of Night was not played during this tour.

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

  • The Dead Of Night was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • The Dead Of Night was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • The Dead Of Night was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

  • The Dead Of Night was not played during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • The Dead Of Night was not played during this tour.