DEPECHE MODE are to release a series of online tasters for their forthcoming remix package which is scheduled for an October 25th release... the band will release a series of one-track downloads on October 25th via their own website and on commercial download sites, followed by a series of download only mixes on November 1st plus a digital EP on the same date.
KYLIE MINOGUE has announced that she WILL release her recent collaboration with the Scissor Sisters. In fact one of the tracks 'I Believe in You' will be released as a single on November 29th following the release of a much anticipated hits compilation 'Ultimate Kylie' that will be released on November 15th and will cover all the stages of Kylie's career from 1987's 'Locomotion' to the present day and in addition to her Scissor Sisters duet will feature another new track 'Giving You Up'.
MARC ALMOND has recorded a version of one of LAURA BRANIGAN's biggest hits 'Self Control'. The SOFT CELL frontman features on the 'Self Control EP' which is to be released by Replicant on October 4th (the ep will also feature a new track from Marc Almond a new version of his track 'Fur'). In the meantime a new Laura Branigan compilation album is in the pipeline to mark her unexpected death at the end of August. The album will feature most of her singles starting with 'Gloria' and ending with 'Dim All The Lights'. The release is expected to be in the shops next year.
LIVE AID will be issued on a four DVD set on November 1st featuring all the performers from the London and Philadelphia shows (with the exception of Led Zepplin who have refused to allow the release of their performance on the grounds of 'substandard sound', but will donate proceeds from their own DVD and tour to the Live Aid charity instead). The Live Aid release also features a documentary and the videos to BAND AID's 'Do they Know It's Christmas', USA FOR AFRICA's 'We Are The World' and DAVID BOWIE and MICK JAGGER's 'Dancing In The Streets'.
ERASURE have announced UK dates for 2005 to support their forthcoming album 'Nightbird'. The band will also release a live DVD filmed on their 1992 'Phantasmagorical Entertainment' tour. The DVD, 'The Tank, The Swan & The Balloon Live' will be released on October 25th and in addition to the concert footage will include a bonus disc of interviews and backstage footage.
DEPECHE MODE will release their remix album 'Remixes 81-04' on October 25th as a double CD set featuring both old and newly comissioned mixes. A limited edition version of the album will include a bonus disc of additional mixes. 'Enjoy the Silence' will be released as a single on October 18th and will feature remixes by Goldfrapp, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda and Timo Maas.
DURAN DURAN have finally announced the title of their forthcoming studio album, their first release featuring the reunited original line-up. The album 'Astronaut' will get a UK release on October 4th and will be preceded by a single '(Reach Up For The) Sunrise' on September 21st.
HOWARD JONES is putting the final touches to a new album of electronic material that is likely to see the light of day in early 2005, preceded by a single in November.
STEPHEN DUFFY will see his 1993 album 'Music In Colors', a collaboration with classical violinist Nigel Kennedy, reissued on September 27th. Duffy, original DURAN DURAN vocalist, sucessful solo artist and member of THE LILAC TIME, recently released an album with NICK RHODES under the banner of THE DEVILS and is currently working with Robbie Williams.
LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS have finalised details of their 20th Anniversary reunion dates. The band will play just four UK shows in October to celebrate this anniversary and will visit Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and London.