THE CURE's forthcoming album will be called 'The Cure' and will be preceded by a single 'The End Of The World'. The eponymous album will be released on June 29th on producer Ross Robinson's 'I Am' label. The album also features guitar on several tracks from fomer band member PORL THOMPSON.
OMD, A-HA, BLANCMANGE, HOWARD JONES, TEARS FOR FEARS, HUMAN LEAGUE, THE DREAM ACADEMY, ALPHAVILLE and YAZOO are among artists featured on a forthcoming album of rare remixes from the Canadian Hi-Bias label. The twelve-track album, the second in the 'Retroactive' series features ten remixes that have never been previously released on CD and will be released on May 10th.
KYLIE MINOGUE will release another single from her 'Body Language' album in June. 'Chocolate' will be the third single from the album, and Kylie will record new vocals for the single version of the song.
ANNIE LENNOX will release a 'Best of' album in October this year. The album is expected to feature three brand new songs as well as a DVD disc of videos, performances and behind the scenes footage. Former EURYTHMICS singer Lennox will also be the subject of a BBC TV documentary set to air at the same time as the album release.
ULTRAVOX will release a new compilation on April 26th. The 2-CD release will also feature solo material from frontman MIDGE URE and is called 'Ultravox & Midge Ure - Finest'. The 30-track album features a mix of hits, b-sides, album tracks, remixes and rarities including Midge Ure's live versions of VISAGE's 'Fade To Grey' (which he co-wrote) and DAVID BOWIE's 'The Man Who Sold The World'.
THE THOMPSON TWINS' classic album 'Quick Step & Side Kick' is to be reissued shortly on CD with four extra tracks including the original 12" mixes of 'Lies', 'Love On Your Side' and 'We Are Detective'.
JOHN LYDON, the former SEX PISTOLS singer, is currently working on new material for PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED.
The newly reformed KAJAGOOGOO will be playing a couple of US dates in the summer, see their website for details. The band have also negotiated with EMI to have their back-catalogue albums 'White Feathers', 'Islands' and 'Crazy Peoples Right to Speak' remastered and reissued on CD later this year.
JANET JACKSON will release a double A-side single 'All Nite (Don't Stop)' / 'I Want You' on June 7th. Both tracks are taken from her recent platinum-selling 'Damita Jo'.
THE BLOW MONKEYS frontman DR ROBERT has completed work on his new ten-track album 'Lay Of The Land' which is due for a late-Spring release. Dr Robert is working on putting together a UK tour of arts centres and small theatres for October.