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Dave Gahan and Soulsavers Drop ‘The Dark End of the Street’ Cover

Collaboration cover record with Soulsavers 'Imposter' is out November 12
Dave Gahan and Soulsavers
Dave Gahan and Soulsavers

Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode shared another cover off his upcoming record, Imposter, taking on the beautiful, classic James Carr track “The Dark End of the Street.”

The tune that was supposed to turn James Carr into the next Otis Redding in 1967, “The Dark End of the Street” has been covered by various artists over the decades, including the Flying Burrito Brothers, Lee Hazelwood and Ann Margret, Dolly Parton, and Cat Power, among others.


Longtime collaborator Rich Machin, a.k.a. Soulsavers, joined Gahan in recording Imposter. The duo has refurbished iconic tracks by PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan for the record.

Imposter is set to arrive November 12. “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,” Gahan said. “I identify with it. It comforts me more than anything else. There’s not one performer on the record who I haven’t been moved by. I know we made something special, and I hope other people feel that and it takes them on a little kind of trip—especially people who love music and have for years.”

Imposter Track List:
01 “The Dark End Of The Street”
02 “Strange Religion”
03 “Lilac Wine”
04 “I Held My Baby Last Night”
05 “A Man Needs A Maid”
06 “Metal Heart”
07 “Shut Me Down”
08 “Where My Love Lies Asleep”
09 “Smile”
10 “The Desperate Kingdom Of Love”
11 “Not Dark Yet”
12 “Always On My Mind”