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21 Sep 2008 - 80's News

JASON DONOVAN, whose new album 'Let It Be Me' will be released on November 10th, is to star in a stage adaptation of the film 'Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert' which is expected to open in London's West End next year.

A-HA are getting ready to go back into the studio to continue work on their currently untitled new studio album which they hope to release in Spring next year.

BRYAN FERRY is to reissue his 1989 concert video 'New Town' on DVD under the title 'The Bête Noire Tour'. The DVD, which will be released on October 27th, will additionally include the previously unreleased 'Konixxtreffen 2002' concert which was filmed in Germany in 2002 and showcased a selection of solo and ROXY MUSIC hits. See NEWS for the full DVD tracklisting.

THE CURE currently have four singles - 'Perfect Boy', 'Sleep When I’m Dead', 'Freakshow' and 'The Only One' - in the US Billboard Hot Singles chart in advance of the release of an EP of remixes of all the singles and their forthcoming new album '4:13 Dream'.

OMD will appear alongside Sharleen Spiteri and Robyn at a forthcoming 'Stars Of Europe' concert in aid of UNICEF. The show will take place at the Atomium in Brussels on September 19th and will also be broadcast on various TV channels around Europe.

MARILYN's 1985 album 'Despite Straight Lines' will be reissued by Cherry Red on CD in November.

RODDY FRAME, the former AZTEC CAMERA frontman, has announced UK dates for November. See GIGS for all the dates.

JOHNNY MARR has recorded a new version of 'Jeanne', a b-side orginally written and recorded by THE SMITHS, with Babyshambles' singer Pete Doherty which he has posted on YouTube.

DAVID BOWIE is to release a 12 track compilation 'iSelect: Bowie' on October 14th. The album which was originally put together for a free giveaway in The Mail On Sunday newspaper features 12 tracks chosen by Bowie himself that he describes as the songs he 'never seems to tire of'. Bowie will also write the sleevenotes for the release. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.

U2 have delayed the release of their new studio album to early 2009 while they work on the new material which frontman Bono has described as 'our most innovative, our most challenging'.

With thanks to www.remembertheeighties.com:??"The eighties... up to date!"

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Also??at www.remembertheeighties.com:

"Well it had to happen, but after EIGHT WEEKS of furious voting my poll to decide the ULTIMATE 80s SINGLE has come to an end and the results are all on the website right now... you may remember that the final round saw A-HA's 'Take On Me' up against ADAM AND THE ANTS' 'Stand & Deliver' and the support for both acts was phenomenal, in fact five times as many votes were polled for this round than for round one and the winner won by a margin of just 0.2%!

In honour of the poll Ant-fan CARTY produced a special mash-up mix which combined both the final songs and you can hear his fine work on the POLL RESULTS page of the website, an excellent way to bring the poll to a close. Many thanks to everyone who voted!

There's also a brand new EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW online this week with SOFT CELL's DAVE BALL who talks about the new 2-CD album of contemporary Soft Cell remixes 'Heat: The Remixes' and the deluxe 2-CD edition of the duo's classic 'Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret' album, both of which are released this week, as well as the possibilities of a Soft Cell reunion, eating pizza with Kraftwerk and gold lamé tousers! Please visit the website if you fancy a read!"

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