The Light the Dead See

Table of Contents
My Verdict


Release Dates:
May 21, 2012 (UK), May 22, 2012 (US)
CD, Vinyl
# of Tracks:

Soulsavers is an electronica production team founded in 2000 by Rich Machin and Ian Glover. By 2021, they have released seven albums and have collaborated with different singers over the years including Josh Haden, Mark Lanegan, and Dave Gahan. This website focuses only on the collaborations between Dave and Soulsavers and the albums that they made together.

Dave released his first album with Soulsavers, The Light the Dead See in 2012. They supported Depeche Mode in 2009 during the European leg of the Tour of the Universe, and after the tour, he got together with Rich Machin and wrote and recorded some songs which ended up on the 2012 album.

The music of Soulsavers is composed by Rich Machin and Ian Glover, with Dave writing the lyrics for the songs on the albums, The Light the Dead See and Angels & Ghosts. The music is an amalgam of electronica, blues, gospel, and rock styles and is big on production, featuring full bands and orchestras, backup singers, and a moderate smattering of electronic elements and effects.

Soulsavers Dave Gahan quote

"Soulsavers opened for Depeche Mode for a big part of the European tour for the last record we did, and I had been a fan for years. We just talked about it and we started to write songs. There was no agenda, really. That's what was really special about it, there was no one breathing down our backs." -Dave Gahan1


Click on the links below to read more details about each song. Each page contains lyrics, background and supporting information, and a review. To understand more about how I approach each song review, read this page.

Album Tracks

La Ribera

In the Morning

Longest Day

Presence of God

Just Try

Gone Too Far

Point Sur Pt. 1

Take Me Back Home


I Can't Stay



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  1. "Video: Dave Gahan to Sing on Soulsavers' New Album", (March 1, 2012)