- 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.