"Anton came to me and said: 'So Dave, I have an idea. You're gonna wear a crown. You're this king walking everywhere, and you're gonna carry a deck chair…' And I didn't get it at all. But once we started and he showed me the footage I got what he was doing: The man who has everything, but really feels nothing." - Dave Gahan
"The original demo of Enjoy the Silence was very slow and minimal, just me and a harmonium, and Alan Wilder had this idea of putting a beat to it. We added the choir chords and Flood and Alan said, 'Why don't you play some guitar over the top?' That's when I came up with the riff. I think that's the only time in our history when we all looked at each other and said, 'I think this might be a hit.'" - Martin Gore
"Enjoy the Silence'' really made the album cross over into another cosmos. It had been a constant climb over the previous 10 years, but I don't think we were prepared for what was about to come. The album was a worldwide success and suddenly these huge royalty checks started coming in and you were able to do whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted - the velvet rope was always open." - Dave Gahan
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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