NEW ALAN WILDER INTERVIEW for THE ELECTRICITY CLUB
ALAN WILDER discusses ‘SPIRIT OF TALK TALK’ & ‘A STRANGE HOUR IN BUDAPEST’
Following a 52 city world tour to celebrate 25 years of the Recoil project, Alan has been busy finalising the production for his concert film ‘A Strange Hour In Budapest’.
But meanwhile, he has also been acting as the musical & production supervisor for ‘Spirit Of Talk Talk’, a double tribute album celebrating the visionary band. Due for release by Fierce Panda in September, ‘Spirit Of Talk Talk’ features acts as diverse as Zero 7, Turin Brakes, Joan As Police Woman, Whites Lies and of course, Recoil. The CD package has been designed by original Talk Talk graphic artist, James Marsh, while there will also be a richly-illustrated accompanying book by Chris Roberts, tracing Talk Talk’s evolution and reflecting on their unique journey from synth-pop to near-silence.
In an interview with Chi Ming Lai, Alan reveals why he wanted to get so involved in the Talk Talk tribute project and what the influential band mean to him, along with his reasoning for releasing the new Recoil film exclusively on Blu-ray. We get a fascinating insight into how both projects evolved and his meticulous approach to everything he touches.
‘Spirit Of Talk Talk’ is released as a 2CD set & download on 3rd September 2012 while the book will be available on 27th September 2012. All proceeds from the release will be going to The Rare Bird Club charity.
There is an official Facebook page for the project – complete with audio selections and designed to bring regular updates plus exciting news right up to release and beyond. We recommend you get over there, click ‘like’ and ‘share’ to help support the cause :
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For more details on the book and how to register your interest, please visit :