The idea of hearing a Depeche Mode single start off with acoustic guitar -- and nothing else -- would have seemed an unlikely prospect in earlier years. Martin Gore has regularly performed acoustic and electric on many Depeche songs over the years, though, and the result makes for an atypical and interesting return to music for the band as the lead single from Exciter. The expected technical elements appear mostly in the subtle arrangements, abbreviated drum patterns and loops, and quick bass stabs -- not quite Depeche goes ...

Dream On [CD/12"] 2001, Reprise

UPC: 093624498223

CD single