Listen carefully and you can hear the global wailing and gnashing of teeth from Depeche Mode fans. The moody Mode classic ‘Enjoy the Silence’ is the latest song to have its heartstrings plucked out with an over-egged faux-Broadway musical makeover from SuBo, using the template of Tori Amos’s solo piano version and bleaching it of all its menace. OK, the world would probably be a better place without this, but it’s not as hideous as versions by so-callled ‘real’ bands like Keane, HIM, Lacuna Coil, No Use For A Name and so on.
Enjoy the silence is on SuBo’s third album, out next month. Someone To Watch Over Me also has a cover of ‘Mad World’ – bad news for Tears For Fears who are still reeling over the version by Gary Jules.