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Caleb Collins

Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Official Video)


There are two edits of the 'Enjoy The Silence' music video. One version begins with Fletcher looking to his right, with various shots of Gahan mouthing the lyrics directly to the camera intercut with long shots of him roaming the Scottish Highlands, Praia Da Prainha beach, and the Swiss Alps. The video concludes with a shot of Gahan dressed in costume singing the line "Enjoy the silence", before putting a finger to his lips.




Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence (Official Video)



The second version features Martin L. Gore looking to his right in the opening moments. In this version, the shots of Gahan singing to the viewer are cut, leaving only two scenes in which he sings the lines "Words are very unnecessary - They can only do harm." The video concludes with a shot of Gahan unfolding and sitting on his deck chair in the snow while the final line "Enjoy the silence" brings the song to a close. Some minor differences in the black and white group footage exist between the two versions of the video.


One of the most beautiful songs I have worked with and I kept coming back to the band with this one idea I had for the video, which was the image of a king walking around the world looking for peace, in silence, and bringing his deck chair with him. It took me a lot of persuasion to get a go-ahead, possibly because no-one had a better idea. We started in December 1989 in Scotland which was hard as it was really cold and then I took off for a beach and started again in mid-January on two locations in Portugal and one in Switzerland. We [traveled] as a team of 5, me + Dave included. It was all filmed with the Super 8 camera so we had minimal equipment to carry around bar the heavy pole + the deck chair. Back in London we shot (on 16mm) the band for a few hours in the studio and that was it. It was played a lot everywhere and is still. Love the idea of it. Peace.


There are two edited versions of the Corbijn-directed video. One version begins with Andy Fletcher looking towards his right as the song begins. Shots of Dave Gahan dressed as a king singing directly to the camera are intercut with scenes of his walking through the Scottish Highlands, the coast of Portugal and the Swiss Alps. The video ends with Gahan singing the last line, "Enjoy the silence", then putting his finger in front of his lips as if to quiet the viewer. The second version begins with Martin Gore looking to his right as the song begins. This version omits the shots of Gahan singing directly to the camera. In this version, the only lines Gahan is shown singing are "Words are very unnecessary/They can only do harm." The video ends with Gahan sitting on a deck chair in the snow while the last line, "Enjoy the silence", is sung. There are also differences in the group shots of the band standing together between the two versions. 041b061a72


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