Depeche Mode ‎– Dreaming Of Me

Mute ‎– MUTE 013
Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM


A Dreaming Of Me 4:01
B Ice Machine 4:06

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): THAT'S 'ANDY 'ARRY. | MAX | LYN-9394-14 | MUTE-013-A | A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (B): MAX | STICK IT IN THE OVEN. | MUTE-013-B | A PORKY PRIME CUT. | LYN-9395-14

Other Versions (5 of 20) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Mute 013 Depeche Mode Dreaming Of Me (7", Single, W/Lbl) Mute Mute 013 UK 1981 Sell This Version
9 40284-2 Depeche Mode Dreaming Of Me(CD, Single, J-C) Sire, Reprise Records, Mute 9 40284-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
30297 Depeche Mode Dreaming Of Me(CD, Single) Virgin, Mute 30297 France 1990 Sell This Version
9 40289-2 Depeche Mode Dreaming Of Me(CD, Single, Dig) Sire, Reprise Records, Mute 9 40289-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
2039-2 Depeche Mode Dreaming Of Me(CD, Single) Mute, Sum Records (2) 2039-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version


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August 20, 2004
edited over 11 years ago
This is the first released single by the brilliant synthpop quartet Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, Andrew Fletcher and Dave Gaham, together as Depeche Mode since 1980. The band had just found the correct vocalist and turned itself into a very synthesizer driven formation. At the end of 1980, they already did some lives and recorded some music, but through Daniel Miller they could join Mute Records, which gave to the band a whole new perspective.
Their first single, from february 1981, 'Dreaming of Me', reminds us of the more innocent times of synthpop, specially because of the opening track with the same title, containing innocent melodies and letter. It exists since the very first moments of the band, for it had been chanted on lives before the single release, like the one of Southend On Sea, of 1980.
Performed with a harmonic four-note sequence, 'Ice Machine' has a much more emotional and intense approach in a combination of many synthesizer melodies and interesting vocal chorus, puncturing the subconsciousness of the intense listeners with very special moments. Perhaps the best live version for this tune was the one of 'C'est la vie', recorded in 1984.