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The Meaning of Love

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Label  Mute
Writer(s)  Martin Gore
B-side  "Oberkorn (It's a Small Town)"
Format  Vinyl record (7" and 12"), CD (1991 box set)
Length  3:05 (7"/single/album version) 4:59 (12" version)
Producer(s)  Depeche Mode and Daniel Miller

"The Meaning of Love" is the fifth UK single by Depeche Mode recorded at Blackwing Studios.

The single version of "The Meaning of Love" is the same as the album version from A Broken Frame. The "Fairly Odd Mix" features an unusual techno ditty after the second chorus.

The B-side is "Oberkorn (It's a Small Town)", an atmospheric instrumental written by Martin Gore as an intro for the A Broken Frame Tour, in the town of Oberkorn, Luxembourg. A longer version called the "Development Mix" features an ambient intro followed by the original song, and afterwards has a new arrangement of music.

The video for "The Meaning of Love" was the second video with Alan Wilder, although he did not contribute to the song. The director was Julien Temple. The video was not included on the Some Great Videos VHS compilation because it was not well-liked by the band.

The single was not released in the United States, but the 12" "Fairly Odd Mix" of the song features on the B-side of the "See You" US 12" single.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of " The Meaning of Love ":

7": Mute/7Mute22 (UK)
  1. "The Meaning of Love " – 3:05
  2. "Oberkorn (It's A Small Town)" – 4:07
12": Mute/12Mute22 (UK)
  1. "The Meaning of Love (Fairly Odd Mix)" – 4:59
  2. "Oberkorn (It's A Small Town) (Development Mix)" – 7:37
CD: Mute/CDMute22 (UK)1
  1. "The Meaning of Love " – 3:05
  2. "Oberkorn (It's A Small Town)" – 4:07
  3. "The Meaning of Love (Fairly Odd Mix)" – 4:59
  4. "Oberkorn (It's A Small Town) (Development Mix)" – 7:37


  • 1:CD released in 1991
  • References

    The Meaning of Love Wikipedia

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