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DAVE GAHAN DISCOGRAPHY




Dave Gahan 'Paper Monsters' 2003



Dave Gahan


Album:  

Paper Monsters


Label:  

Dave Gahan  

Mute


Catalog number:  

STUMM216


Release date:  

02 June 2003


Record in studio:  

Electric Lady, New York City


Producer:  

Ken Thomas


The artwork:  

Anton Corbijn, Four5one Creative


Formats edition:  

LP

CD

LCD


UK chart:  

36 Position



In the recording participated:


Dave Gahan:  

lead and backing vocals, keyboards, glockenspiel, electric piano, harmonica


Dee Lewis:  

backing vocals


Knox Chandler:  

guitar, bass guitar, dulcimer, cello, keyboards, vibraphone, string arrangements


Jane Scarpantoni:  

cello


Doug Petty:  

piano


David Gold:  

viola


Maxim Moston, Antoine Silverman, Joan Wasser:  

violin


Paul Garisto, Victor Indrizzo:  

drums



Jolyon Thomas:  

tambourine and tom-tom drums




SONG LYRICS by ALBUM




PRESS RELEASE


DAVE GAHAN BIOG



NEW ALBUM



PAPER MONSTERS



DAVE GAHAN has risen from livewire Essex soulboy to globally adored rock 'n 'soul star during more than two decades as one of pop's most iconic frontmen. As the voice of Depeche Mode, Dave has become a hero to millions, hitting intense public highs and deep personal lows. But in all this time he never quite found the right emotional frame of mind to vent his true feelings on record. Until now.


'Paper Monsters' is Gahan's first solo album, and finds the singer starting from scratch again. Composed with a multi-instrumentalist friend from New York, Knox Chandler, and produced by Ken Thomas of Sigur Rós fame, the album is a 21st century masterpiece of tones and textures, reflection and rebirth. Boasting the freshness of a debut but the seasoned wisdom of an old soul, it was recorded in an open-ended, back-to-basics manner which Dave found both liberating and exhilarating.


"What really hit me most was how happy and fulfilled it made me feel," he nods. "I wanted to hear something that makes me feel good. That's been the train of thought throughout this record, and Ken's been really great with that."


Although Dave has fronted Depeche Mode for 22 years, 'Paper Monsters' marks his debut as a fully fledged songwriter. The monsters of the title make passing reference to his former appetite for destruction, but mostly to more everyday demons - from the agonies and ecstasies of long-term love to the heartbreaking euphoria of fatherhood. But while sensual, sublime confessionals like 'Hold On', 'A Little Piece', and 'Stay' may be lullabies of longing wrapped in chamber-music arrangements, the album's prevailing mood is overwhelmingly positive. "It sounds hopeful because that's what I am," insists the rejuvenated singer.


Indeed, 'Paper Monsters' is a musical journey where hope conquers hurt. According to Dave, 'Bitter Apple' is about rediscovering the exquisite pain of love. 'Stay', meanwhile, is a majestic hymn of quiet awe inspired by the birth of his daughter. "When she was born it was like a big arrow went through my heart," Dave recalls. "I really started to feel like my heart was beating again."


But 'Paper Monsters' also has its dark, wasted, lustful side. From the meatgrinder glam racket of 'Bottle Living', featuring Dave's own ragged blues harmonica, to the nightmarish Wizard of Oz fantasy of 'Dirty Sticky Floors', the singer gives vent to the sleazy alter ego he half-jokingly calls Evil Dave: "Essex Boy made good," he laughs.


All of the album's diverse emotional themes come together in 'She Said (Goodbye)', an uplifting anthem about answered prayers and spiritual reawakening. "The most important thing to me was that all of the songs have a sense of humour," Dave explains, "but at the same time a message of hope and faith."


A masterpiece of reflection, redemption and rebirth, 'Paper Monsters' finds Dave Gahan at the peak of his powers, seizing the day and celebrating his unquenchable lust for life. 'It's like I'm waking up, and I'm realising there's been a hell of a lot given to me," explains Dave. "I've been given a lot of chances in my life and it's time for me to take those gifts and do something with them. It's all about freedom."


Barbara Charone - MBC Media


mute / reprise





SINGLES


Dave Gahan

Dirty Sticky Floor

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I Need You

Dave Gahan

Bottle Living




VINYL RELEASE


12" (STUMM216) EU



SIDE 1



"Dirty Sticky Floors" 03:11


"Hold On" 04:17


"A Little Piece" 05:10


"Bottle Living" 03:31


"Black And Blue Again" 05:41



SIDE 2



"Stay" 04:17


"I Need You" 04:45


"Bitter Apple" 05:59


"Hidden Houses" 05:01


"Goodbye" 05:52





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   0 724358 379112 >


Label Code:   LC5834


Runout A:   STUMM 216 A¹ MPO PEACE GRAZZ-THE EXCHANGE


Runout B:   STUMM 216 B¹ MPO PEACE


Barcode LP:   0724358379112


Vinyl record format:   33 RPM





Cover: Printed in the EU. Comes in gatefold sleeve.







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CD RELEASE


CD (CDSTUMM216) UK



"Dirty Sticky Floors" 03:11


"Hold On" 04:17


"A Little Piece" 05:10


"Bottle Living" 03:31


"Black And Blue Again" 05:41


"Stay" 04:17


"I Need You" 04:45


"Bitter Apple" 05:59


"Hidden Houses" 05:01


"Goodbye" 05:52





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   0 724358 379129 >


Label Code:   LC5834


Runout:   EMI UDEN 5837912 @ 1


Runout, mould code area (white):   1-1-1-NL





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CD RELEASE


LCD (LCDSTUMM216) EU



AUDIO CD



"Dirty Sticky Floors" 03:11


"Hold On" 04:17


"A Little Piece" 05:10


"Bottle Living" 03:31


"Black And Blue Again" 05:41


"Stay" 04:17


"I Need You" 04:45


"Bitter Apple" 05:59


"Hidden Houses" 05:01


"Goodbye" 05:52



DVD



Electronic Press Kit Paper Monsters 9:10


"Dirty Sticky Floors" video clip 03:23


Exclusive B-roll footage Video 05:00


"Hold On" (Acoustic 2003, New York, USA) 05:00


"A Little Piece" (Acoustic 2003, New York, USA) 5:00


Exclusive B-roll footage New York performance 5:03


Photo Gallery Dave Gahan





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   0 724358 491302 >


Label Code:   LC 5834


Runout CD:   EMI UDEN 5837912 @ 1


Mastering SID Code CD:   IFPI L045


Mould SID Code CD:   ifpi 15FF


Runout DVD:   EMI UDEN 4906449 PAL @ 1


Mastering SID Code DVD:   IFPI L045


Mould SID Code DVD:   ifpi 158B


Other CD and DVD:   MADE IN THE EU





Sticker black: "DAVE GAHAN Limited Edition with Bonus DVD LCDSTUMM216:0724358491302". Cover: Printed in the EU. Clear jewel case in outer slipcase.







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VIDEO


"Hold On" (Acoustic 2003, New York, USA)













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