- Audio CD (Oct. 11 1990)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Maxi, Import
- Label: Sire / London/Rhino
- ASIN: B000002KX2
- Other Editions: Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
|1. World In My Eyes (Single Version)|
|2. World In My Eyes (Oil Tank Mix)|
|3. Happiest Girl (Pulsating Orbital Mix)|
|4. Sea Of Sin (Tonal Mix)|
|5. World In My Eyes (Mode To Joy Mix)|
|6. Happiest Girl (Jack Mix)|
|7. Sea Of Sin (Sensoria Mix)|
"World In My Eyes" is not really CD single at all but more of an EP. "Sea of Sin", one of the best Depeche Mode songs from the Violator era and "Happiest Girl, yet another song in my top 10 DM songs of all time are both contained within... and they're remixed. Makes you wonder what the album versions would have sounded like. The only thing missing that would have made this single perfect is a remix of "Halo."
So buy with confidence and play those songs for the less informed! And, when they ask, "What album is that on?" Tell them it's one of those things that only a true DM fan would know.
One cool thing is how you can kind of see the evolutionary process of the songs as they were written. Happiest Girl is a distinctly different song than World in My Eyes, but their bassline/beat is extremely similar. It seems both songs were actually 1 song in the early stages, and then as Martin Gore developed this one peice of music it split into 2 different entities. It's not often that you can get such a revealing view into the song writing process just by listening to the finished products.
Anyway, this single has 3 great songs, 2 of which you won't find on the album, plus a couple cool remixes of the first song. Together with the Personal Jesus and Enjoy the Silence singles, you get 5 extra songs that weren't on the album, plus a handfull of cool remixes of the title songs. If you're at all interested in DM's non album "B-sides" this is the place to start.
Most remixes of Depeche Mode hits tend to be a little lengthy, which CAN be a good thing if given the substance but many remixes tend to simply drag on and carry little or no resemblence to the song that you bought the cd for. Another thing that bothers me is that I always get all excited over the B-sides that I am getting on the single, only to be let down with a short instrumental " something " when I was longing for ( and expecting ) to hear another masterfully crafted masterpiece complete with Dave Gahan teaseing me with his dark, sensual, pounding voice belting out enviable poetic lyrics of romantic cynicism and lust ( exhales ). ...Not that their instrumentals are bad or anything; they just lack the two key elements that help make Depeche Mode what it is and give it it's unique sound. Without Martin Gore's lyrics, and Dave 's voice...I feel well...Violated ( no pun intended ).
So this is the reality of many of the DM singles that I have purchased. I'm not even sure what It was that lead me to choose THIS single as my next DM purchase. " World in my Eyes " is a great song but I wouldn't consider it one of my all time favorites. I didn't expect much of this cd but I decided that I had to have it anyway because as mediocre as it may turn out to be, no DM purchase will ever be a waste of money.Read more ›