When The Body Speaks

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Notes

Mark Bell said in the May 2001 issue of Keyboard Magazine:

"'When the Body Speaks' was recorded in Electric Lady in New York, in an intimate live room where Jimmy the studio cat sleeps. I got Martin and Dave to just play together without headphones and enjoy the song. The results were really beautiful - the innocent guitar line with the 'knowing' lyrics and Dave's feeling - I love it! All the beats and sounds just followed the route."

Martin Gore said in same magazine issue:

"That's right [that there are live strings on this track]. We were recording in New York and Dave [Gahan] wanted to get one of his friends there, Knox Chandler, involved in some way. So we had Knox arrange that track, which we thought was suitable because it's one of the more organic-sounding tracks. It was based around the guitar and vocal, really. A lot of the songs on this record have a kind of '50s or '60s influence, in a strange sort of way. They sound sort of current, but there are definitely references to the '50s and '60s in there. I guess ['When The Body Speaks'] reminds me of the Righteous Brothers playing next door to a rave, because it's got that incessant beat - the bass and the drums going through it. But the actual solo on the top reminds of the Righteous Brothers. It was more because this was one of the more organic-sounding tracks [that this song got live strings on it], one of the tracks that was based more on guitar and vocals. It just seemed more natural to continue that sort of thing with some so-called real instruments... I hate that term [laughs]."

Dates with available recordings of When The Body Speaks

There are currently 101 recordings of When The Body Speaks available.

Dates where When The Body Speaks was played

2001 Exciter Tour

When The Body Speaks was played 86 times during this tour.

2003 Paper Monsters Tour (Dave Gahan solo)

  • When The Body Speaks was not played during this tour.

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

  • When The Body Speaks was not played during this tour.

2005-2006 Touring The Angel

  • When The Body Speaks was not played during this tour.

2009-2010 Tour Of The Universe

  • When The Body Speaks was not played during this tour.

2013-2014 Delta Machine Tour

When The Body Speaks was played 17 times during this tour.

2017-2018 Global Spirit Tour

  • When The Body Speaks was not played during this tour.