Depeche Mode – Policy Of Truth

“Policy of Truth” is a song by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 7 May 1990 as the third single from their seventh studio album, Violator (1990). It is the only Depeche Mode single to chart higher on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (number 15) than on the UK Singles Chart (number 16), and it became the band’s second chart-topper on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

François Kevorkian mixed a new single version for the release, extending it slightly while lowering the tempo, and also making Dave Gahan’s vocals more prominent. He also mixed the Beat Box Mix (the 12-inch version of the single mix) and the Pavlov’s Dub.

The Trancentral Mix is by The KLF, a popular acid house band at that time that only did remix work for other artists on 3 occasions (the others being “So Hard” and its B-side “It Must Be Obvious” by the Pet Shop Boys and “What Is Dub?” by Moody Boys).

The “Capitol Mix” uses the sample “I want to tell you my side of the case” from the Checkers speech by Richard Nixon.

A version of “Kaleid” was used as intro music for Depeche Mode’s World Violation Tour in 1990.

The accompanying music video for “Policy of Truth” is directed by Anton Corbijn and appears on the VHS collection Strange Too.

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