01. I Feel You
One of the odder releases in Depeche Mode's extensive catalogue. Songs Of Faith
And Devotion Live is exactly what it sounds like: all 10 songs from the band's
10th studio album recorded live, in order, and released only six months after
the studio album came out. On the other hand, it makes perfect sense, since
Depeche Mode's breakthrough had been largely due to the concert album 101, and
the band had put live recordings on the B-sides of their singles since the days
when Vince Clarke was still in the band. The looser, more guitar-oriented arrangements
of the album translate well to the stage; the bluesy "I Feel You"
gains a swagger missing from the studio version, and "Walking in My Shoes"
becomes fragile and ghostly. Songs Of Faith And Devotion Live is a surprising
Influences / Similar Artists:
Simple Minds, New Order, Tubeway Army, Cabaret Voltaire