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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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every 4 years...

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Bruno OuvreinNothing new but I like the pic 😉

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RJ ValentineLove this! Can I please borrow for my cover photo? 😊

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Rene BöttcherYou can hear that.....!🎹🎧

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Richard KnightHe's in this one! 😉 (1min 44) vimeo.com/207019230

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Mike MateescuI love this album! <3

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just watched the online live DM gig...it was...er...I'll let them speak:) ... See MoreSee Less

just watched the online live DM gig...it was...er...Ill let them speak:)

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Mike MateescuDon't you think it's time you people made up your minds? Either tell Depeche Fans to get over Alan and to accept DM as a trio, or tell them that DM has supposedly become so bad that they should leave DM for Recoil. You can’t have it both ways.

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Steve FabianMike, this was my ironic reaction for tonight's DM gig, which sounded fucking horrible:)

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Mike MateescuThe Berlin gig? I just looked into it a bit and the sound is really suboptimal. But I wouldn't blame the band because who ever mixed this concert dropped the ball. The singing, Dave's performance and the overall engagement of the band was solid as always. Ok, Mart might have been a bit behind with his cords in Barrel of a Gun ...

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Barbara Barb FrgI'm disappointed...😖 Don't know but i missed something..Too much drums, for me it's not synthpop...But i am glad WIMS, and WIME!

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HAPPY 25th B-DAY FAITH HEALER! 🙂 @ Alan Wilder

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Directed by Angela Conway for State Films.

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Summer VahdatiWow I feel old!!!!

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Barbara Barb FrgHappy bday!!,😍😘

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Rob AroOne of my favorites of any project.

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First debut single "This Song Will Never Be On The Radio" of experimental electronic music by new band "M.A.D. Human".
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First debut single "This Song Will Never Be On The Radio" of experimental electronic music by new band "M.A.D. Human". ✫ New is coming soon... ⚐ ✫ All rights...

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too soon? 😀

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The definitive tribute to Depeche Mode- Black Celebration live at the River Rooms, Stourbridge UK 03/03/2017

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Oliver ThiedeHoly crap.....

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Kevin Moabyte HackettYeah, definitely A bit disrespectful too, IMHO.

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Conor ToalRubbish

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Hello, thank you for the addition, I am obviously both a fan of Depeche Mode and it goes of either of the work of Alan that I discovered some years ago. I obviously have all the albums of Recoil. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello, thank you for the addition, I am obviously both a fan of Depeche Mode and it goes of either of the work of Alan that I discovered some years ago. I obviously have all the albums of Recoil. ... See MoreSee Less

Hello, thank you for the addition, I am obviously both a fan of Depeche Mode and it goes of either of the work of Alan that I discovered some years ago. I obviously have all the albums of Recoil. ... See MoreSee Less

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Electronic music!
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Extremity

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17.02.10
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Watch the video and cry like most of the crowd did. This was truly a magical moment I will never forget I was lucky enough to be a part of. Ticket to RAH - $...

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Jason BeaulieuTime flies...

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Nigel DaviesI had a feeling they were going to do something special that night.

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Richard KnightI nearly shit my pants when he strolled on. I think i even let out a girly scream. Should have had Vince back for Photographic too.

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Daniel BarassiI had just arrived at the gig, got my credentials, and was following Hels around as she was putting signs on dressing room doors. I saw "String Section" get put up, and smiled. She then put Alan's name on a door, and I nearly shit myself (I was out of the loop on that one). Hence the Tweet I sent out soon after, simply saying "OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG..."

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Mike MateescuIn case some disgruntled Shunt members keep shouting we're idiots for hoping for future collabos. In what form or shape ever.

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Steve Fabianhope dies last:) www.youtube.com/watch?v=eheap5Ntbc4

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Czeslaw MajorekI still think it was like yesterday

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They're Just Words (featuring Douglas J McCarthy) is taken from Detroit House Guests, the new album by ADULT. - released 17th March 2017 on Mute. Detroit Hou...

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Alex FernandesSeriously, wtf?

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Depeche Mode Dave Gahan 🇬🇧 #WheresTheRevolution

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Mike MateescuRather ask "Where's Recoil?". Then again, excellence takes time.

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Suzie MártonOr to rhyme with the original lyrics: "where's a good producer?"

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Chris WatkinsNot. Part. Of. The. Equation. It's been 22 years. Let it go, people you're letting me down.

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Mike MateescuNot entirely out of the equation. Which justifies the hope of some for future contributions. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nJ_1IjBHkk

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Chris WatkinsSweet Jesus.

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Mike MateescuMost refer to him as "Boss". But for some, "Jesus" will do ...

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Paul LloydWhere's Alan? Probably the same place he's been for the last (almost) 22 years...NOT IN DEPECHE MODE!

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Ana Ramirez SanchezAmazing The Boss!!!

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Andrew Daniels-LawrenceBloody hell, get over it he only left 22 years ago.

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Davey HifiYes PLEASE! Hasn't been the same since!

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Matthew KomarnickiTell her that it was because Fletch was an idle, lazy and arrogant prick.

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Lee Leebo MathlinJust tell her that he was dissatisfied with the internal workings of the band...

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Alex Fernandesgrab your Recoil recordings and start from there

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Davide Sit MaraniI believe it is almost clear and under the light of the sun nowadays.......and Lee Leebo Mathlin said it all!

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RJ ValentineHe wasn't happy and he wanted to do something different?

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Suzie MártonHer dad gave her a loooong speech about disrespect towards producer work and Martin's ego 😂

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Mike MateescuBeing in a band is a lot about friendship. But friendships don't work out if they don't run both ways.

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Luca PaciFletch is a shitface?

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Bruno OuvreinBecause Ron Fellini left the building.

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Following the release earlier this year of 'Selected', Alan decided to commission some extra remixes which are now being made available by Mute Records absol...