Robert Marlow returns helped by Vince Clarke
Vince Clarke seems to be as productive as ever, we just received the news that a new album by his childhood friend Robert Marlow, “Inside/Outside” will be released in October.
Clarke once again helps him arrange and produce the album, which is the first album since “The Peter Pan Effect” that got quite some attention back in 1999 when Swedish label Energy made it available.
Marlow did a number of shows in Sweden during that time, including a small tour with Canadian band Rational Youth.
For those of you not familiar with Marlow’s past, please enjoy this old time classic of his:
Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke will perform live together as Yazoo for the first time in 25 years. The seminal electro duo will play a five venue tour called Yazoo Reconnected in June 2008. As well as their classic hits of Only You and Don’t Go, Yazoo will perform tracks from the album You and Me Both for the first time. They will perform together for five gigs:
June 4 Glasgow, 7 Manchester, 12 Wolverhanpton, 15 Brighton and 18 London.
Exclusive ticket pre-sale available on January 25 at alisonmoyet.com.
– It’s been really good going back to these songs after such a long while. Many of them have never been played live. I’m looking forward to performing them with Alison for all the fans who’ve enjoyed our music through the years but never had a chance to see Yazoo in concert, Clarke says.
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Synth music has a tendency to stick in the sub-cultures of the music scene, but once i a while you find some indications that things might ne changing, although I am still scepticle that it will ever be so. Remember the old synth pioneers Devo, well these guys arguably has done some work to put synth music on the map and recently saw this add where IT-giants Dell actually uses Devo for one of their commercials – although you have to watch the video for some time before you actually understands what the video is all about, LOL
DEVO wrote this song called “Watch Us Work It” and recorded it in Los Angeles, CA, and produced by Sweden’s famous Teddy Bears. DELL heard it because Paul Malmstrom and Linus Karlsson at the Mother agency in NYC played it for them as a possibility for a song for their TV campaign featuring a newly developed, high-end laptop computer. DELL liked it, and now you can of course enjoy it here too. I do not claim to give you some brand, hot news directly out of the press, the video is about 6 months old, but still…
At least rumours has it that Vince Clarc and Alison Moyet will go on tour next year. And perhaps I will have to chew my last entry about not watching performances by old 80’s bands. Yazoo would definately be worth seeing live – much rather them than the utterly boring Erasure band.
Most likely their will also be a re-issue of their old stuff – why anyone would want to buy them, since readers of this blog most likely have everything by Yazoo already, maybe one can hope for some unreleased tracks…