It wasn’t too long after the tragic events of September 11 2001 that some Depeche fans remembered a promo clip from eleven years before.
The band took part in a TV shoot for Enjoy The Silence in March 1990, performing on the roof the South Tower at the World Trade Center in New York City.
A grainy promo from any other building on the planet and it probably wouldn’t have even found itself onto YouTube (actually, most Depeche stuff is now there these days, but you get the point).
Given the symbolism of some of the lyrics (“all I ever wanted, all I ever needed, is here in my arms”), the footage has a haunting and poignant feel about it now.
On this, the 13th anniversary, never forget.