Ok a bit offtopic but which shunties visit the spirit tour? How was Leipzig or Budapest? Setlist unchanged so far...?! No live date for me so far but maybe indoor concert in berlin next year 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Ok a bit offtopic but which shunties visit the spirit tour? How was Leipzig or Budapest? Setlist unchanged so far...?! No live date for me so far but maybe indoor concert in berlin next year :)

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Steve FabianI went to Budapest - always the best crowd. The setlist would be better off without the boring Spirit songs... www.youtube.com/watch?v=Edq3oMd-V0w

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Jürgen MayerJust attended the show yesterday. I really enjoyed it including some goosebumps. Unfortunately it is still the same set list

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Jason BeaulieuGoing in Montreal

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Oleg Gorbachevno Alan - no Spirt )) p.s. best LP after 1997 but as a live event they didn't sexceed

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Szénási ÁkosI was in Budapest. Amazing audience! Fabe is right - boring First part and too much guitar and live drum... 🙁 Gordino should take some piano lessons from Alan - for the somebody... Because he plays like an hotel bar pianist... 🙁

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Szénási ÁkosBudapest! 🙂

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This just popped up on YouTube today.
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The Swedish TV Channel "Nordic" did a TV-Special about Depeche Mode's concert in Stockholm 1990. The Videoclips are cut out and only the interviews were save...

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Jason BeaulieuI miss him...

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Duck ThomasNice share, Julz. 😎

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Barbara Barb FrgMiss you Boss! It would be really great to hear something about you!!!

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Barbara Barb Frg

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Allegra JaneThat was lovely! Thanks for sharing it.

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Kelly LopezThanks for sharing. Miss you Alan... ❤️

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@ Hard Rock Caffe Praha

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Thor LeberI was living in prague for 5 years and never visit hard rock, shame

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Andrés CáceresThis keyboard seems to be very used... this is not Fletcher's

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Duck ThomasThat's awesome.

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Probably the first 'electro' music released in f***ing 1957!!! (Kraftwerk you can sit down)

I'm sure Paul Kendall digs this...

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Szénási ÁkosDELTA! 😀

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Paul KendallIt's a bit too erasure for my taste! I have a small but excellent collection of Phillips electro-acoustic albums from 60's

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"It was the summer of ’86. I’d dropped out of college and was living in Cleveland trying to find my way in the local music scene. I knew where I wanted to go with my life but I didn’t know how to get there. A group of friends and I drove down to Blossom Music Center amphitheater to see the Black Celebration tour. DM was one of our favorite bands and the Black Celebration record took my love for them to a new level.
I’ve thought about that night a lot over the years. It was a perfect summer night and I was in exactly the right place I was supposed to be. The music, the energy, the audience, the connection… it was spiritual and truly magic. I left that show grateful, humbled, energized, focused, and in awe of how powerful and transformative music can be… and I started writing what would eventually become Pretty Hate Machine.
Many times, particularly when we’re playing an amphitheater, I’ll think of that show while I’m onstage and hope someone in the audience is in the midst of a perfect summer night feeling how DM made me feel so many years ago." - Trent Reznor
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It was the summer of ’86. I’d dropped out of college and was living in Cleveland trying to find my way in the local music scene. I knew where I wanted to go with my life but I didn’t know how to get there. A group of friends and I drove down to Blossom Music Center amphitheater to see the Black Celebration tour. DM was one of our favorite bands and the Black Celebration record took my love for them to a new level.
I’ve thought about that night a lot over the years. It was a perfect summer night and I was in exactly the right place I was supposed to be. The music, the energy, the audience, the connection… it was spiritual and truly magic. I left that show grateful, humbled, energized, focused, and in awe of how powerful and transformative music can be… and I started writing what would eventually become Pretty Hate Machine.
Many times, particularly when we’re playing an amphitheater, I’ll think of that show while I’m onstage and hope someone in the audience is in the midst of a perfect summer night feeling how DM made me feel so many years ago. - Trent Reznor

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Andrés CáceresWhat an impacting words. Alan's work will be remembered by generations of many other music producers, musicians, and of course music consumers.

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Mike MateescuA true disciple who went on creating his own religion.

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Mor AmorGreat quote!

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Julz Finley ClarkBlossom Ampitheatre is less than 10 minutes from my house, but all that ever plays there now is shit like Brad Paisley! NIN has played there in the past 15 years though... they headlined, and Bauhaus and Peaches opened.

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Oleg Gorbachevthanks 4 quote

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Allegra JaneTwo of the Musical Gods in my Pantheon!! A.W. and T.R. forever! <3 <3

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Thor LeberAlan Wilder should work with him...Album of the year(s)

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Someone has selected a great song in the Apple Store in San Francisco. I wonder who was listening.... 🤔 ... See MoreSee Less

Someone has selected a great song in the Apple Store in San Francisco. I wonder who was listening.... 🤔

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Thor LeberMaybe Dave, because he likes Alan and is missing him 🙂

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"I would always rather be [watching this video] than dignified." – Charlotte Brontë

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Dirty Barry.
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New Six Track Special EP, 'LOVE SICK DICK' Listen Here: smarturl.it/LoveSickDick The 2017 UK/EU tour is on sale now. Tickets available here: li...

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Paul KendallI can aurally hallucinate Billy McKenzie singing the chorus, top stuff.

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Steve Fabiantasty...very sick. very good Recoilish stuff (secretly I wish Alan will eventually move towards electro/minimal sound)

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Great remix of Poorman (Depeche Mode)
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Vlad Jonathan LeeNot connected to the the current group!

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Steve Fabian...and not a great song nor remix. 🙂

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Mor Amor🍷

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Micah Stupak-HahnI'm old!

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Steve Fabianvimeo.com/38427782

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András RáczBrilliant LP!!!

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Allegra JaneListening party today!!

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Happy birthday to my favorit album:Bloodline
Thank you Mr Wilder!!
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Happy 30th B-day STRANGELOVE!:)

(the first song I heard from DM and became a fan because of it...)

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Mike MateescuThe one song that made me a fan too.

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Steve Fabianand the B-sides: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHxiaxV8QOM

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Mor AmorQuite a special one!

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Steve Fabianthe other B-side: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR_rqDxDInI

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Thomas KöckeisOne of their best singles. I like this version much more than the album version.

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Michael RoseThe anniversary isn't actually today though, it's wrong on dm.com. 27th April is the correct release date.

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Kevin MayStill think the best version is the one created for the TFTM www.youtube.com/watch?v=mufuFDiBU-w

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Dan Illum JørgensenGodnat...

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"Married" - Alan Wilder's recording debut

Alan made me recently aware of his recording debut when worked as an assistant at DJM studios.
The track called 'Married' by Richards 'N' Williams (members of the Rubettes) was released on Polydor on 25th February 1977.

He played the harmonium in the Middle Eight starting at 2:19.

Audio here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6zgc4YxlNY

Alan's comment: "After I left school, aged 16, I began working at DJM Records as a 'Tape Op' (assistant) in their own recording studio in New Oxford Street, London. During my time there, The Rubettes, who had been very successful in the UK charts during the early '70s, recorded several tracks including some of their later singles like 'Under One Roof'. They were produced by the late Alan Blakley from '60s pop group The Tremeloes. Two members - Alan Williams (singer ) & John Richardson (drummer) - started a spin-off project of their own, also produced by Blakley, and one night when recording they asked if I would play the Harmonium part for the M8 of their new song, which ended up as a single released on Polydor. I had forgotten about it until very recently when, for some inexplicable reason, the title & tune just popped into my head - 40 years later! After a bit of googling, I discovered the track in question. Was I paid? I doubt it....;)"
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Married - Alan Wilders recording debut

Alan made me recently aware of his recording debut when worked as an assistant at DJM studios.
The track called Married by Richards N Williams (members of the Rubettes) was released on Polydor on 25th February 1977.

He played the harmonium in the Middle Eight starting at 2:19.

Audio here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6zgc4YxlNY

Alans comment: After I left school, aged 16, I began working at DJM Records as a Tape Op (assistant) in their own recording studio in New Oxford Street, London. During my time there, The Rubettes, who had been very successful in the UK charts during the early 70s, recorded several tracks including some of their later singles like Under One Roof. They were produced by the late Alan Blakley from 60s pop group The Tremeloes. Two members - Alan Williams (singer ) & John Richardson (drummer) - started a spin-off project of their own, also produced by Blakley, and one night when recording they asked if I would play the Harmonium part for the M8 of their new song, which ended up as a single released on Polydor. I had forgotten about it until very recently when, for some inexplicable reason, the title & tune just popped into my head - 40 years later! After a bit of googling, I discovered the track in question. Was I paid? I doubt it....;)

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Christine BlaziekoWow! Where did you find this?? Exciting!

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Richard KnightAnother one for the list 🙂

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Jessica Campos GutiérrezYou are gold, Thom!

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Angela SpadolaThank you Thom for sharing this story with us!

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Vlad Jonathan LeeGrats!!!

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