Astley came to fame viaStock Aitken Watermanin 1987 and enjoyed seven consecutive top 10 singles in the UK with the trio, including the massive global number oneNever Gonna Give You Up.
After a couple of long-players with SAW, he recorded two further albums with Gary Stevenson co-producing before stepping back from the limelight somewhat in the late 1990s and the new millennium. The album50was a surprise return to the top of the charts in 2016 and two years laterBeautiful Lifewas another top ten album.
This new collection has the old hits sitting alongside recent fan favourites such as ‘Keep Singing’, ‘Angels On My Side’ and ‘Try’. The opening track ‘Every One of Us’ is abrand new songand there’s a new ‘Pianoforte’ take on ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’. Disc two (CD only) sees Rick create ‘reimagined’ interpretations of his songs.
The Best Of Meis available as an Amazon UK exclusiveSIGNED 2CD edition, a deluxe 2CD package with enhanced packaging (and lyrics and ‘additional imagery’ and a 2LP blue coloured vinyl. Signed deluxe 2CD and other options available via Rick’s store.
The Best Of Meis released on 25 October 2019. Choose your copy now by clicking here!
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Pet Shop Boys have announced seven UK shows to open their first-ever greatest hits tour – Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live – in May/June 2020. Beginning on Thursday, May 28th at London’s O2, the tour will see PSB perform at arenas across the country, ending at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Saturday June 6th.
Tickets go on general sale at 10:00am (BST) on Friday 13th September
Pre-sale tickets go on sale today, Wednesday 11th September at 10:00am (BST)
Pet Shop Boys have today also unveiled their brand new single ‘Dreamland’, featuring Years & Years. The single was written by Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant with Olly Alexander who also duets with Neil Tennant on the track. The song was written in London and produced by Stuart Price at Hansa Studios in Berlin and The Record Plant in Los Angeles. The single is the first new music by Pet Shop Boys since their acclaimed ‘Agenda’ EP, released in February 2019, and the first piece of new music to be released from their forthcoming new studio album. That studio album – the third part of a Stuart Price-produced trilogy which started with ‘Electric’ in 2013 and continued with ‘Super’ in 2016 will be released January 24th.
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Formed in 1980 from the ashes of the Two Tone label act The Bodysnatchers, The Belle Stars, a seven-piece, all singing, all playing, all female combo, signed to the legendary Stiff Records label in 1981, enjoying seven UK singles chart entries between 1982 and 1984.
This comprehensive compilation features the band’s eponymous album, all the non-album A- and B- sides, plus three previously unreleased tracks produced by Anne Dudley, and a previously unreleased 61 minute concert recording from 1983. Also included all nine 12” re-mixes, plus two bonus remixes of “Iko Iko” created in 1989 (when the song was featured in the film “Rainman”) on CD for the first time.
The DVD contains the promo videos, and the booklet features extensive reminiscences by the band members, along with photos and ephemera from their own collections. Clickhereto buy!
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Everything But The Girl's million-selling critically-acclaimed eighth studio album Walking Wounded was first released in May 1996. It debuted at #4 on the UK Album Chart and contains four UK Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits Walking Wounded and Wrong, and set new a benchmark for the intersection of contemporary electronic music and smart pop songwriting.
The seeds of the album's approach were clearly planted in the successful mix of folk-soul and electronica on the duo's previous million-seller Amplified Heart, but it was the subsequent wild global success of Todd Terry's remix of Amplified Heart album track Missing, and Tracey Thorn's acclaimed contemporaneous collaboration on Protection, the second album from Bristol experimental collective, Massive Attack, that encouraged them to go further.
The album was acclaimed on its release. "A career peak ... raw, pure and absolutely gorgeous," said Rolling Stone. "The new incarnation of EBTG is the best yet. It's just going to take a while for people to catch up," said NME."
The new vinyl edition has been mastered by long-time Everything But The Girl mastering engineer, Miles Showell, now at Abbey Road Studios, who is one of only a handful of engineers specialising in half-speed mastering that uses new techniques to more faithfully reproduce the sound of original master tapes.
The original 1996 release of Walking Wounded saw Todd Terry's remix of Wrong and OmniTrio's remix of Walking Wounded added as bonus tracks, and an expanded deluxe double CD version including a heft of bonus material came out in 2015, but this new vinyl edition is faithful to the original nine-track album sessions and does not include additional tracks.