The new single of Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian called "World Citizen" has been released in Japan!
World Citizen is out on Warner Music in Japan (Warner Japan WPCL-10043) and is the theme song for J-Wave's 15th anniversary.
1. World Citizen (I Won't Be Disappointed) (Short Version) 2. World Citizen (Short Version) 3. World Citizen (I Won't Be Disappointed) (Long Version) 4. World Citizen (Long Version) 5. World Citizen (Ryoji Ikeda Remix)
You Are The Quarry' is produced by Jerry Finn and engineered by Joe McGrath.
Musicians on the album are: Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Gary Day (bass), and Dean Butterworth (drums), with Roger Manning (piano).
The album has been recorded at Sarm in Berkshire (England), and Conway Studio in Los Angeles.
Songs recorded on the session are:
"America Is Not The World" "Irish Blood, English Heart" "I Have Forgiven Jesus" "Come Back To Camden" "I'm Not Sorry" "The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" "How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel" "The First Of The Gang To Die" "Teenage Dad On His Estate" "I Like You" "The Never-Played Symphonies" "The Slum Mums" "You Know I Couldn't Last" "Home Is A Question Mark" "The Public Image" "It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small"
The album is set for release on the Attack label through Sanctuary Records in the second week of April. Attack are also negotiating with Nancy Sinatra to release her version of "Let Me Kiss You" as a single. The song was originally recorded by Morrissey for inclusion on You Are The Quarry. Also, Attack plan to release a single by James Maker (ex-Raymonde) called "I'm Unbearable."
MORRISSEY's new album is thought to be titled 'You Are The Quarry' and is expected to be completed in time for an April release. Reports are that over twenty tracks have already been completed for the album, including the five new tracks that the former SMITHS frontman debuted on last year's tour. Morrissey is also planning an extensive period of touring around the album's release.
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JAPAN singer DAVID SYLVIAN is expected to release a special limited vinyl edition of 2000 copies of last year's critically acclaimed 'Blemish' album later this year. Sylvian is also planning a series of releases on his own Samadhi label, and may be releasing new material before the end of the year.
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BOY GEORGE's alter-ego project THE TWIN is about to announce release details for a new 7" single titled 'Human Racing'. Plans are also in the pipeline for a DVD release from The Twin - provisionally titled 'Straight To Video' - featuring live footage from recent shows in London and New York in the Summer...
FIVE STAR's much talked about release of the Timbaland remix of 'System Addict' looks like hitting the shops in February, in the meantime Five Star have lined up a number of UK shows over the next few months.
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JIMMY SOMMERVILLE's new album release has been delayed while the former BRONSKI BEAT and COMMUNARDS singer has switched record labels. Sommerville will now release the record on the new Jinx Musix label.