Label: Mute - MDMUTEL5 • Format: 2x, Minidisc Compilation, Remastered • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic • Style: Synth-pop
It was released as the lead single from their seventh studio album, Violatoron 29 August It reached No. In"Personal Jesus" was ranked No. In mid, the band began recording in Milan with record producer Flood. The result of this session was the single "Personal Jesus", which featured a catchy bluesy riff and drum-based sound, radically different from anything the band had released thus far. Although not the first Depeche Mode song to feature guitar parts " Behind the Wheel " and their cover of " Route 66 " featured a guitar; " Love, in Itself " and "And Then The song was inspired by the book Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley.
According to songwriter Martin Gore :. It's a song about being a Jesus for somebody else, someone to give you hope and care. It's about how Elvis Presley was her man and her mentor and how often that happens in love relationships; how everybody's heart is like a god in Jims The Fall - The Fall - Are You Are Missing Winner way, and that's not a very balanced Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (Minidisc) of someone, is it?
Prior to its release, advertisements were placed in the personal columns of regional newspapers in the UK with the words "Your own personal Jesus. The single was particularly successful commercially thanks to the fact that it was released six months prior to the album it would later appear on.
Up to that point, it was the best selling 12" single in Warner Bros. While most other Depeche Mode singles prior to "Personal Jesus" usually had band-made extended mixes, Depeche Mode started to invite more DJs and mixers to the fold, which would become the mainstay for all future Depeche Mode singles. The back-cover of "Personal Jesus" features one of the band members and the back-side of a naked woman.
On some copies she does not appear at all, such as the CD re-release, and on promo copies. On some limited releases, like the GBong17all four photos are available plus one photo of the full group with Martin hugging the woman. MTV edited out some suggestive mouth movements of Martin Gore during the bridge and replaced it with some other footage from the video.
It was released on CD and vinyl on 30 May Marilyn Manson released their cover version of the track as the only previously unreleased recording included on their greatest hits album Lest We Forget: The Best Of.
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