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RECOIL

A GUIDE TO THE MUSIC

(All catalogue numbers and release dates refer to the UK.)


18 Aug 1986 LP (+ CD) 1 + 2

  1. 1 (14.24)
  2. 2 (18.35) (LP: STUMM 31; CD: CD STUMM 51)
A repetitive dream collage of previously released and unreleased Depeche Mode sound samples. This clearly shows who sits in the studio and creates all the samples (Alan!). The CD contains this and his next solo album.

25 Jan 1988 LP/CD HYDROLOGY

  1. Grain 7.43
  2. Stone 14.30
  3. The Sermon 15.02 (LP/CD: STUMM/CDSTUMM 51)
Very different from the normal and structured Depeche Mode. It displays more aspects of Alan's musical training and knowledge: calm, classical piano pieces, dreamy passages, but also faster and tougher synth landscapes. Well worth investigating. The CD also contains his previous solo album.


9 March 1992 CDM/12"/7" Faith Healer

  1. Faith Healer 5.58 (LP version) [mixed by Alan Wilder/Steve Lyon]
  2. Faith Healer (Trance Mix) 7.27 [mixed by Alan Wilder/Steve Lyon]
  3. Faith Healer (Conspiracy Theory) 7.09 [remixed by Alan Miller and Philipp Erb]
  4. Faith Healer (Disbeliever Mix) 4.09 [mixed by Ifo]
  5. Faith Healer (Deformity) 4.50 [mixed by Alan Wilder/Steve Lyon]
  6. Faith Healer (Barracuda Mix) 5.33 [additional production and mix by Richard Hall]
  7. Faith Healer (Conspiracy (Double Bullet) Theory) 4.33 [remixed by Alan Miller and Philipp Erb]
    (CDM: CDMUTE 110)
    Faith Healer (LP version)/(Trance Mix)/(Conspiracy Theory)//
    Deformity/(Barracuda Mix)/Conspiracy (Double Bullet) Theory (12": 12MUTE 110)
    Faith Healer 5.58 (LP version)/Faith Healer (Healed Mix) (7": MUTE 110)
13 April 1992 CD/LP/MC BLOODLINE
  1. Faith Healer 5.58 [vocals: Douglas McCarthy from 'Nitzer Ebb']
  2. Electro Blues for Bukka White 8.58 [vocals from 'Shake 'em on down' by Bukka White]
  3. The Defector 8.01
  4. Edge to Life 6.08 [vocals: Toni Halliday from 'Curves']
  5. Curse 7.04 [vocals: Moby]
  6. Bloodline 6.48 [vocals: Toni Halliday from 'Curves']
  7. Freeze 7.28 [not on LP] (CDSTUMM/STUMM/CSTUMM 94)
Generally a nice album if you like heavier synths. Many fans don't like it, but I think it's a very underrated album. 1 is almost a heavy metal synth style, with violent vocals, 2 is electronic, slow and exciting, 3 is has tight and electronic rhythms, not unlike DM, 4 is probably the most 'radio friendly' track, electronic with light rhythms, 5 has heavy rhythms and electronics, with rap vocals (!), 6 is quite noisy sometimes but not bad. The final track is quite different from the rest. With its lush synths and dreamy atmosphere it sounds more like it's from his earlier albums.


13 Oct 1997 CDM/12" Drifting

  1. Drifting 5.11
  2. Drifting (Poison Dub) 9.02 [remixed by Alan Wilder]
  3. Control Freak (Barry Adamson Remix) 5.55 [remixed by Barry Adamson]
  4. Shunt (Panasonic Mix) 4.44 [remixed by Panasonic] (CDM: CDMUTE 209)
    Drifting (Poison Dub)//Control Freak (Barry Adamson Mix)/Shunt (Panasonic Mix)
    (12": 12MUTE 209)
27 Oct 1997 CD UNSOUND METHODS
  1. Incubus 7.03
  2. Drifting 6.34
  3. Luscious Apparatus 6.10
  4. Stalker 6.42
  5. Red River Cargo 8.14
  6. Control Freak 5.38
  7. Missing Piece 5.30
  8. Last Breath 6.21
  9. Shunt 6.46
Recorded Sep 1996 - March 1997. Alan's most difficult album; it's obvious that he has talent and technical knowhow - many of the tracks has great potential - but it's equally obvious that he really doesn't intend to create thoroughly edgy, dark and beautiful music the way Depeche Mode often do. Instead he walks his own strange and difficult musical paths which I think very few DM fans appreciate fully. There are three genuinly good tracks however, strangely the last three tracks, which shows what he is able to do when he really wants to: they are everything a DM fan could wish for, especially 7 and 9, and I can very well imagine them all on a DM album (with a different singer of course, and also without the change of rhythm on track 9 at 4 min 18 sec). Track 2 also has a charm with its slow jazzy rhythm, but 1 and 3-6 are often too noisy and outright scary.

9 March 1998 CDM Stalker/Missing Piece

  1. Stalker (Punished mix) 7.30 [remixed by Alan Wilder and PK]
  2. Missing Piece (Night Dissolves) 8.15 [remixed by Alan Wilder and PK]
  3. Red River Cargo 8.14 (CDM: CDMUTE 214)


6 March 2000 enhanced CD LIQUID

  1. Black Box (Pt. 1) 2.48
  2. Want 6.09
  3. Jezebel 4.57
  4. Breath Control 6.41
  5. Last Call for Liquid Courage 5.29
  6. Strange Hours 7.26
  7. Vertigen 7.10
  8. Supreme 6.54
  9. Chrome 7.07
  10. Black Box (Pt. 2) 5.06

  11. Strange Hours (video) 5.14 (Mute Records CDStumm 173)
Recorded and mixed at The Thin Line, Sussex, from July 1998 to June 1999. Written and produced by Alan Wilder, additional production and sound design by PK. It's a very difficult CD to review.... it's darker and more claustrophobic than his earlier works.

3 April 2000 enhanced CDM Strange Hours

  1. Strange Hours (edit) 5.14
  2. Jezebel (Filthy Dog Mix) 7.21
  3. New York Nights 9.06
  4. Don't Look Back 5.58

  5. Strange Hours (video) 5.14
  6. Drifting (video) 5.09
  7. Stalker (video) 4.33
  8. Faith Healer (video) 5.55 (CDMute 232)
Includes all four Recoil videos.

21 Aug 2000 enhanced CDM Jezebel

  1. Jezebel (Edit) 4.29
  2. Jezebel (The Slick Sixty v RJ Remix) 6.15 [remixed by Slick Sixty and Roger Johnson]
  3. Electro Blues for Bukka White (2000 Mix) 7.55 [remixed by Alan Wilder]
  4. Black Box (Complete) 14.25 [the previously unreleased full version]

  5. Jezebel (video) 4.32 (CDMute 233)


25 June 2007 download/7" Prey

    Prey (Single Version Edit)/Prey (Reduction Edit) (7": Mute 372)
9 July 2007 CD/DVD/LP SUBHUMAN
  1. Prey
  2. Allelujah
  3. 5000 Years
  4. The Killing Ground
  5. Intruders
  6. 99 to Life
  7. Backslider
The DVD features the entire album mixed in PCM Stereo, 5.1 Surround Sound and exclusive ambient mixes, plus all Recoil videos to date.


22 Jan 2010 2-CD NITZER EBB: INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX


19 April 2010 CD/2-CD RECOIL SELECTED

  1. Strange Hours
  2. Faith Healer
  3. Jezebel
  4. Allelujah
  5. Want
  6. Red River Cargo
  7. Supreme
  8. Prey
  9. Drifting
  10. Luscious Apparatus
  11. The Killing Ground (excerpt)
  12. Shunt
  13. Edge To Life
  14. Last Breath
    CD 2 in 2-CD set: SELECTED - REMIXED
  1. Supreme (True Romance)
  2. Prey (Shotgun Mix)
  3. Drifting (Poison Dub)
  4. Jezebel (Filthy Dog Mix)
  5. Allelujah (Noisy Church Mix)
  6. Stalker (Punished Mix)
  7. The Killing Ground (Solid State Mix)
  8. Black Box (excerpt)
  9. 5000 Years (A Romanian Elegy for Strings)
  10. Strange Hours '10 (featuring The Black Ships)
  11. Missing Piece (Night Dissolves)
  12. Shunt (Pan Sonic Mix)


Copyright (c) 1997-04-12 Jonas Wårstad.

Last updated 2010-02-11.


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