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Dave Gahan and Soulsavers share cover of ‘The Dark End of the Street’

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan has teamed up with Soulsavers to cover the 1967 classic, “The Dark End of the Street.”

The cover track from their forthcoming covers album, Imposter, out on November 12th via Columbia Records. Gahan and Soulsaver’s version of the tune is pretty true to the soulful original. Gahan delivers lines like, “If we should meet, just walk on by/ Oh darling, please don’t cry.” The slow, bluesy rendition really channels the sounds of the classic tune.

“The Dark End of the Street” was originally written by Chips Moman and Dan Pen in 1966. It became James Carr’s signature single after he recorded and released it in 1967. Since then, it’s been covered by big names like Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, and more.

Listen to “The Dark End of the Street” below.
 


 
Dave Gahan and Soulsaver announced Imposter back at the beginning of the month. According to a press release, the album reinterprets 12 songs “from across genres and time periods” as opposed to being a covers album. On the record, the Depeche Mode frontman and Soulsavers play tracks from Neil Young, Cat Power, Bob Dylan, and more.

Their cover of “The Dark End of the Street” follows their previously released cover of Cat Power’s “Metal Heart.”

“When I listen to other people’s voices and songs – more importantly the way they sing them and interpret the words – I feel at home. I identify with it. It comforts me more than anything else,” Gahan explains of Imposter. “There’s not one performer on the record who I haven’t been moved by.”

Their cover of “The Dark End of the Street” follows their previously released cover of Cat Power’s “Metal Heart.”

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