"Condemnation" is a song by Depeche Mode, released as the group's twenty-ninth United Kingdom single on September 13, 1993 (September 14 in the USA), and the third single from their album Songs of Faith and Devotion. The song reached #9 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Condemnation" is a gospel-esque song with a rock twist. One of David Gahan's favourite Depeche Mode songs, he always enjoys playing it live. He even did an acoustic version during some Exciter Tour concerts, because the song was not meant to be played, but later on he really wanted to sing it. The 7" version of "Condemnation" is the "Paris Mix", because it's basically a re-recording of "Condemnation" done in Paris, with female backing vocals added and an emerging drum beat scheme. Dave voted for "Condemnation" to be the first single for Songs of Faith and Devotion, but obviously lost.
The B-sides are remixes of "Death's Door" and "Rush", and some live tracks from the Devotional Tour. "Death's Door" was a song from the 1991 Until the End of the World soundtrack. The original version is still exclusive to that CD, recorded only by Martin Gore and Alan Wilder after the World Violation Tour was over.
The music video for "Condemnation" was directed by Anton Corbijn. For unknown reasons, it did not appear on The Videos 86-98 in 1998, replaced by the live version from Devotional. The original video eventually resurfaced on The Videos 86-98's 2002 re-release (The Videos 86-98+). Both videos appear on the Devotional DVD re-release in 2004. (Although the "Condemnation Live" video was edited so that it wasn't identical to the one in the main Devotional movie)