When Alan Wilder joined Depeche Mode in 1981, he was initially hired for an American tour to promote the band's debut album 'Speak And Spell'. After a successful few months on the road, DM returned to England and prepared to record a new LP, 'A Broken Frame', but to prove they could prosper without the talents of departed member Vince Clarke, Alan would not be part of that process. However, in October 1982 he became a full member and made his studio debut with the single, 'Get The Balance Right'.