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.
Kristian Leontiou mixes the looks of a skate-punk with the songwriting skills of seasoned professional and the voice of a soulful angel to create his first blast at the charts Story Of My Life??. Taken from his debut album ??Some Day Soon?? this is an exquisite slice of pop-rock magnificence destined for stadium filling status.
??Shining?? is the second single to be lifted from Kristian Leontiou??s hugely successful debut album ??Some Day Soon?? and continues to show just why he has been heralded as one of the brightest stars of 2004. As with first single ??Story Of My Life?? this is a soulful track featuring Leontiou??s amazing vocal delivery.
The debut album from 21 year old Londoner Kristian Leontiou is a magnificent work of epic pop genius that showcases his monumental voice to spectacular effect. First single and opening track ??The Story Of My Life?? kicks things off in grandiose style before the album settles down to a sedate set of love fuelled anthems including the brilliant ??Shining??, ??It??s OK?? and ??Caught In The Moment??. A remarkable debut from an outstanding new talent.