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Depeche Mode

John the Revelator (3:41)

While the Depeche Mode track known as "John the Revelator" should be considered a novel composition written by Martin Gore (rather than a "cover" song - like "Route 66", "Dirt" or "So Cruel" - three songs that are covered by Depeche Mode) the song has its origins in an early 20th-century gospel/folk song "John the Revelator" famously performed by Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, and later by such acts as The…

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