“Enjoy the Silence” is a song by the English electronic band Depeche Mode, taken from their seventh studio album, Violator (1990). The song was recorded in 1989 and released on 16 January 1990 as the album’s second single.
The single is Gold certificated in the US and Germany. The song won Best British Single at the 1991 BRIT Awards.
Songwriter Martin Gore created a ballad-like first version of the song, which the band took into the studio in 1990. At band member Alan Wilder’s insistence, the song was re-worked into the up-tempo version released on the album. The “Harmonium” mix, released on the 12″ single, is not the demo version, but rather a new version created to sound like the original demo.
David Gahan – lead vocals and backing vocals
Martin Gore – electric guitar, synthesizer and backing vocals
Alan Wilder – Synthesizer, piano, drum machine and backing vocals
Andrew Fletcher – Synthesizer and backing vocals