Vince Clarke can claim involvement in two stunning debuts in only two years: Depeche Mode's Speak and Spell and Yaz's Upstairs at Eric's. While Speak and Spell is, by far, the more consistent record, Upstairs at Eric's is wholly more satisfying, beating the Depeche record on substance and ambition, and is light years ahead in emotion. "Don't Go" and "Situation" are absolutely killer with Clarke's bubbling synth and singer Alison Moyet's bluesy and powerful delivery.
Reconnected Live is a live album by UK synthpop duo Yazoo. It was released by Mute Records on 27 September 2010 in the UK and the following day in the United States.
Twenty-five years after Yazoo split, members Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet reunited for short tour of Europe and North America during 2008. The 'Reconnected Tour' marked the first time that the duo had performed any songs from their second album You and Me Both live, and it was their first full tour of North America. In an interview with Side-Line magazine, Clarke announced that the live CD would be released. Tracks on Reconnected Live were recorded from various dates during the tour. The album's liner notes do not specify from which shows the recordings were taken.
A collection of classic mountain ballads recorded in the 1920's and 30's by come of the all-time great traditional American performers. Features the earliest recording (1929) of haunting ballad, Man of Constant Sorrow.
18 track compilation album focusing mainly on 80's Electronic music. Features Yazoo, Nik Kershaw, Erasure, Pet Shop Boys.
Exhaustive 10 CD box set from Mute Records, a collection of their singles, A and B-sides, released between 1978-84. The box contains four two-CD sets, each covering a specific time period (1978-81, 1982, 1983 and 1984) plus a bonus two disc set that contains 20 rarities by most of the artists featured in this box including Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Fad Gadget, Nick Cave, Non, Silicon Teens and The Normal. The first four volumes will be available separately later in 2007, but the bonus two CD set will only be available with this box! 128 groundbreaking tracks by one of the finest independent labels to emerge during the 'new wave' revolution. Also features cuts from D.A.F., Boyd Rice, Smegma, Robert Rental and more.
Here are the great musicians and singers that inspired Robert Johnson’s legendary performances. Peetie Wheatstraw, Charley Patton, Kokomo Arnold, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, Johnny Temple, Blind Blake, Leroy Carr, Tampa Red, The Mississippi Sheiks, Son House and more! These are the sources of both his powerful performing style and his compositional vision. This CD is a companion to the book “Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues”
40 Jahre Disco, Vol. 5: Disco Fever - Various Artists songs a great blend of pop, disco and good old-fashioned rock with strong, clear vocals & harmonies. The five volume in the 40 Jahre Disco series includes hits by the style's best group ventures, like Eruption, Roxy Music, Ganymed, Yazoo, etc.