DEPECHE MODE – SEE YOU

February 12, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

HIGH QUALITY 1982 PERFORMANCE (ROLAND JUPITER 8, MOOG)

“See You” is the fourth UK single by Depeche Mode and the first written by Martin Gore. The single was released on 29 January 1982 and was later included on the band’s second album A Broken Frame. The single launched a small world tour, with extra band member Alan Wilder, although he did not contribute to the song or the album. There are two versions of “See You” — the single version, and an extended version with a longer intro. This became the album version.

The B-side to “See You” is “Now, This Is Fun”. The extended version has a bigger bridge in the middle and a longer ending, with David Gahan sometimes shouting “This is funny!” instead of “This is real fun!”.

The video for “See You” was directed by Julien Temple. It was also the first video with Alan Wilder. He can be seen briefly playing the keyboards, and he also appears in several photo booth strips. At the beginning of the video there is a speakerphone, much like the one on the cover of Music for the Masses, released five years later. The band did not like the video, and it did not show up on the 1985 video compilation Some Great Videos, which included the band’s videos up to 1985 except the A Broken Frame singles and “Get the Balance Right”.

 

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