Gahan on the genesis of the song: "Funny enough, when Martin first came up with a demo for 'Silence,' it was kind of half a song. Just a piano and these very slow, ballad-y couple of verses. And Alan [Wilder] and Flood, who was producing the album, had this idea to put a beat to it. They said, 'Get out of the studio and come back in two days.' When we came back, Flood said to Martin, 'I need you to come up with a guitar line,' so Martin started to play this riff, and that was it. Then he said, 'Dave, go sing,' and I did. We literally recorded it in a couple of days. Then we started messing with the song, trying to make it more than it was, and it never needed more. We put it out like that, and I think we knew between us that there was something very special about it, but we had no idea what a huge hit it was going to be."
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