Friday Choon: Depeche Mode’s ‘Come Back To Me’

We’ve been all aflutter here at Blather HQ about the new Depeche Mode album, ‘Sounds of the Universe‘. Whilst debate rages as to whether or not the album is actually any good (‘cos, you know it isn’t released until April 20th and we absolutely, categorically haven’t heard it) we have been told that the album does contain one or two instant DM classics (see last week’s Friday Choon, ‘Wrong‘, which is just spectacularly ‘right’).
Anyhoo, this is a studio rehearsal of ‘Come Back To Me’, which in the humble opinion of my good self, is actually much better than the final album cut. There’s a simple melodic beauty to it which the album version loses under Ben Hillier’s rather questionable production. See what you think:

So, have the Mode blown their wad? Or reinvented themselves just in time their fourth decade of recording music?

Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.


  1. Having not heard the album yet I can’t tell you if this version is better.
    But it’s bloody good.

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