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03 Nov 2007 - 80's News

PROPAGANDA reformed briefly last week to perform 'Dr. mabuse' for a special edition of German TV's 'Chart Show'. You can watch??the clip by clicking here.
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KYLIE MINOGUE has been awarded the Music Industry Trust's annual award in recognition of her career and her status as an 'icon of pop and style'.
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THE SMITHS have been named 'most northern band' in a survey of visitors to Manchester's Lowry gallery. The same survey also saw former frontman MORRISSEY voted 'the most northern male'.
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ERASURE have released a special 3 disc edition of their album 'Hits! The Very Best Of Erasure' featuring two CDs - one containing twenty classic Erasure hits, the other featuring a Mark Towns megamix of eighteen of the band's tracks - and a DVD of thirty-five promotional videos.
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SIMPLY RED will call it a day after twenty-five years according to frontman MICK HUCKNALL who has said the split will happen in 2009 after the promotion and touring for their current album 'Stay' is completed.
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DURAN DURAN
have been forced to reschedule the planned show at London's Leicester Square Odeon on December 3rd. A spokesman for the band said the show would be moved to a larger venue following fears over crowd control. More information is expected to be announced shortly so keep checking the website!
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DEACON BLUE will be recording each night of their forthcoming tour for sale on the same night and via their website afterwards although only 1000 CDs of each show will be produced. See GIGS for all the tour dates.
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JOE JACKSON will release a new album, 'Rain', on January 29th and is expected to tour extensively to support the release.
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THEATRE OF HATE will support THE CULT at their upcoming London, Birmingham and Manchester shows in February next year. See GIGS for all the dates.
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U2 will release their three dimensional concert film 'U2 3D' in January in the USA.
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CHINA CRISIS frontman GARY DALY will be supporting America on their UK dates in November. See GIGS for all the dates.
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THE B-52s forthcoming album - their first for sixteen years - will called 'Funplex' and is scheduled for release in late February. The album will be preceded by a single and a track entitled 'Pump' is the band's current single choice. Other tracks on the album include 'Love In The Year 3000?', 'Deviant Ingredient' and 'Juliet Of The Spirits'.
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ELVIS COSTELLO, OMD, CHINA CRISIS, DR AND THE MEDICS, SONIA and THE ICICLE WORKS have all recorded tracks for 'Covers & Collaborations' a forthcoming album celebrating Liverpool's status as the city with the most number one singles to its name. The album will come out in January and will feature cover versions of some of the city's 56 number one singles by some of the city's best known artists. See NEWS on the website for a select tracklisting.
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GARY NUMAN has announced the dates of his Replicas Tour where he will perform his 'Replicas' album in its entireity as well as the singles, b-sides and bonus tracks from that period. The tour will also mark Numan's thirtieth year in music and in Manchester on March the 8th, his fiftieth birthday. See GIGS for all the dates.
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PRINCE's soundtrack to 'Purple Rain', while described as 'perhaps the best badly acted film ever', has topped a list of the greatest soundtracks of all time compiled by Vanity Fair magazine.
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A-HA's MORTEN HARKET will release his forthcoming new solo album 'Letter From Egypt' internationally in the new year.
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CYNDI LAUPER fans are campaigning to see the singer's first three albums reissued with bonus material alongside a DVD collection featuring all her videos. Fans who want to support the appeal are asked to visit the campaign's website for more details (see NEWS for the website link).
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FACTORY RECORDS is to be celebrated at a London clubnight on December 6th. The event will take place at Camden Town's Bar Monsta and promises a night of music from, or influenced by, Factory artists.
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HOWARD JONES will release a live album, 'Live In Birkenhead', in November featuring a selection of songs from his extensive catalogue performed with Robin Boult. See NEWS on the website for the album tracklisting.
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Special Thanks to http://www.remembertheeighties.com for this weeks news
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