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Depeche Mode 'Barrel Of A Gun' 1997



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Single:  

Barrel Of A Gun


Label:  

Depeche Mode  

MUTE


Catalog number:  

BONG25


Release date:  

CD, LCD, LP (12") - 03 February 1997 / LP (L12") - 10 March 1997


Producer:  

Tim Simenon


Design of single:  

Anton Corbijn, Area


Formats edition:  

12"LP

L12"LP

CD

LCD


UK chart:  

4 position



DEPECHE MODE:


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Dave Gahan


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Martin Gore


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Andy Fletcher




PRESS RELEASE


Depeche Mode



"BARREL OF A GUN"



Depeche Mode release a new single, 'Barrel Of A Gun' on February 3, 1997 on Mute. The single also includes 'Painkiller' and several remixes of both tracks, by disparate dance luminaries Underworld, 3 Phase, One Inch Punch and Plastikman. 'Barrel Of A Gun' is released simultaneously on two CD's and 12-inch vinyl formats. The CD's come in special reverse jewel cases, while the 12-inch has a gatefold sleeve.


Tracklisting is as follows:



CDBong25



Barrel Of A Gun


Painkiller


Barrel Of A Gun - Underworld Soft Mix


Barrel Of A Gun - One Inch Punch Mix



LCDBong 25



Barrel Of A Gun - Underworld Hard Mix


Barrel Of A Gun - United Mix


Painkiller - Plastikman Mix



12Bong25



Barrel Of A Gun


Barrel Of A Gun - Underworld Hard Mix


Barrel Of A Gun - 3 Phase Mix


Barrel Of A Gun - One Inch Punch Mix (Version 2)


Barrel Of A Gun - Underworld Soft Mix



Depeche Mode have now slimmed to a three piece of founder members Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher following the departure of Alan Wilder after their last 'Songs Of Faith And Devotion' LP and tour. The band have been working on their new material with producer Tim Simenon, and consider 'Barrel Of A Gun' to be an inspiring departure.


"I think 'Barrel Of A Gun' challenges what Depeche Mode have done before and that's something that I feel is really important for us," opines Dave Gahan. Songwriter Martin Gore describes the tracks' subject matter as being about: "Not having as much choice to make decisions as you'd like. I really think we're all born with some sort of genetic lineage which means we can only stray slightly from our path. We've all got certain cages that we're in."


The video for 'Barrel Of A Gun' was filmed in London and Marrakesh. The song is taken from Depeche Mode's forthcoming new album, their first for four years, which is due for release in April 1997.





VINYL RELEASE


12" single (12BONG25) UK



A



A1)   "Barrel Of A Gun"



A2)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (Underworld Hard Mix)




B



B1)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (3 Phase Mix)



B2)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (One Inch Punch Mix V2)



B3)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (Underworld Soft Mix)





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 230259


Other:   Made in England


Runout A:   12 BONG 25 - A1 MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE 4 PR-M


Runout B:   12 BONG 25 - B1 MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE D PR-M


Vinyl record format:   STEREO





Cover: Made in England. With a sticker on front cover. Gatefold semi-glossy cover. Generic die-cut inner sleeve with rounded corners.







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VINYL RELEASE


Limited 12" single (L12BONG25) UK



A



A1)   "Painkiller" (Plastikman Mix)



A2)   "Painkiller"




B



B1)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (One Inch Punch Mix)



B2)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (United Mix)





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 530250


Label Code:   LC5834


Other:   Made in England


Runout A:   L 12 BONG 25 - AI PR-M MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE


Runout B:   L 12 BONG 25 - BI PR-M MIKE'S - THE EXCHANGE


Vinyl record format:   STEREO





Cover has spine and a generic thin paper die-cut inner sleeve with rounded corners. Semi-glossy cover.







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CD RELEASE


CD single (CDBONG25) UK



1)   "Barrel Of A Gun"



2)   "Painkiller"



3)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (Underworld Soft Mix)



4)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (One Inch Punch Mix)





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 630257


Label Code:   LC 5834


Other:   Made in England


Runout:   C4721 CDBONG 25 :· 1:0 MASTERED BY NIMBUS


Mastering SID Code:   IFPI L122


Mould SID Code:   ifpi 2310





Comes in standard jewel case.







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CD RELEASE


Limited CD single (LCDBONG25) UK



1)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (Underworld Hard Mix)



2)   "Barrel Of A Gun" (United Mix)



3)   "Painkiller" (Plastikman Mix)





● MATRIX: RUNOUT / BARCODE



Barcode:   5 016025 930258


Label Code:   LC 5834


Other:   Made in England


Runout:   C4786 LCDBONG 25 . 1:0 MASTERED BY NIMBUS


Mastering SID Code:   IFPI L123


Mould SID Code:   ifpi 2326





Comes in standard jewel case.







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PROMO


Promo Track



01.   "Barrel Of A Gun" (Underworld Hard Instrumental)(P12Bong25 UK) 09:13


02.   "Barrel Of A Gun" (Radio Version)(RCDBong25 UK) 04:01








VIDEO RELEASE


Barrel Of A Gun



Release 03 February 1997


Video directed by Anton Corbijn



Notes: The video was shot in Morocco






Barrel Of A Gun (US Edit)



Video directed by Anton Corbijn



Notes: This version was created by Reprise Records. It follows the radio edit version of the song. As such, a lot of footage from the original version is missing. The fades at the beginning and end of the video are on the master tape.






Barrel Of A Gun (Behind The Scenes)






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"With DM I have done so many photographs it is hard to choose a particular one, but this is probably my favourite. It was shot the day before we filmed the 'Barrel of a Gun' video and we had two hours to shoot press shots and things I wanted to use for the 'Ultra' sleeve so pretty rushed really. I was using very grainy film and I have started to shoot with that more recently-it is muted, not so saturated in colours."



Marrakech, 1996 | Anton Corbijn





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