Policy Of Truth

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Notes

Martin Gore in Bong issue no. 37, 1998:

"It has been one of my all time favourite songs that we’ve ever recorded. I really like the words to it and the whole concept of having to lie to keep up appearances – maybe it’s better to do that. I just really like the whole subject matter of the song. I like the Terry Hoax version or the one by Dishwalla from the tribute album, which is another rock version. I just like the fact that, sometimes the potential of the songs is seen when they are performed in a more conventional format. I think a lot of the time, the songs are overlooked, disregarded or not taken seriously because of the instrumentation we’ve used."

Q&A from Alan Wilder's Shunt:

From: Thierry

Q: How did you create the intro melody sound of 'Policy Of Truth' (also used on 'Halo', if I'm not mad...)?

A: It's a single note sampled from a guitar and then looped and played from a keyboard. The loop is what gives it the vibrato effect.

Alan Wilder also says on Shunt:

With 'Policy [Of Truth]' it took forever to find a lead riff sound which worked. We even tried a flute at one point!

He elaborated on it in his '86 - 98' editorial:

Recorded initially during the Puk sessions, 'Policy' went through many changes before being almost completely re-recorded at The Church. "Usually this would signify problems with a song although in this case we knew it was a strong track, not least a potential single. The main riff of the song proved such a problem to get a sound for and we must have tried 100 different variations before settling on what had become perhaps the sound of the album - slide guitar."

Dates with available recordings of Policy Of Truth

There are currently 263 recordings of Policy Of Truth available.

Dates where Policy Of Truth was played

1990 World Violation Tour

Policy Of Truth was played 89 times during this tour.

1993 Devotional Tour

Policy Of Truth was played 97 times during this tour.

1994 Exotic Tour

Policy Of Truth was played 24 times during this tour.

1997 Ultra Parties

  • Policy Of Truth was not played during this tour.

1998 The Singles Tour

Policy Of Truth was played 65 times during this tour.

2001 Exciter Tour

  • Policy Of Truth was not played during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

Policy Of Truth was played 61 times during this tour.

2003 "A Night With Martin L. Gore" (Martin L. Gore solo)

  • Policy Of Truth was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

Policy Of Truth was played 77 times during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

Policy Of Truth was played 98 times during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

Policy Of Truth was played 101 times during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

Policy Of Truth was played 9 times during this tour.