Depeche Mode recently shared three songs that they performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Dave Gahan and Martin Gore duo took to the Radio 2 Piano Room to perform the classic “Walking In My Shoes,” the recent single “Ghosts Again,” and the cover of Scott Walker’s “Sundown.” When asked about their memories of recording their hit classic “Walking In My Shoes” by BBC’s Gary Davies, Gahan said:
“I don’t have many. That’s not a good thing, but I really don’t remember recording that song and it was a particular time when we were all having too much fun outside of work and I guess it caught up with us, but it’s one of those songs that never gets old when you perform it.
“It always evolves. And over the years, songs do that if they’re good songs. They take on different meanings, depending on what’s going on in your life at that time and in the world around us and it’s one of those really. It’s why we keep it in the set.”
Davies then asked Gahan:
“Do you know a few weeks ago we had Bono and The Edge from U2 in the Radio 2 Piano Room and Bono has that song on his ‘sixty songs that saved my life’ playlist. Did you know that?”
Gahan responded with:
“I didn’t know that. No, but I do know he is a fan of the song and over the years we crossed paths, many times… Yeah. There’s a connection.
“We were in a rehearsal room in New York a few years back and playing the song. And we came out the rehearsal room and Bono was standing in the hallway and he was eavesdropping on the song and we had a little chat after about it. He told me that it was one of those songs that he wished he’d written.”