Since leaving Depeche Mode in 1995, Alan Wilder has devoted his full attention to the solo project Recoil. And as the English native recently announced on the project’s website, come this Spring, Wilder will celebrate the life and times of Recoil with a greatest hits album and a tour of both the U.S. and Europe.

The compilation, appropriately titled Selected, will consist of Wilder’s “personal favourites, remastered and edited together into what I consider a cohesive and total listening experience.” It will be available as both single CD and double CD versions, with the latter also featuring many new remixes and alternative version. A release date is expected for either April or May.

As for the aforementioned tour dates, those have yet to be announced, but, according to Wilder, they will take place across Europe and in the U.S. between March and May. He added that “dates will be announced shortly and you can expect some interesting developments as each city is confirmed.”


To date, Wilder has released five Recoil albums, the most recent being subHuman in July 2007.