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16 Nov 2008 - 80's News

ULTRAVOX will release a special CD/DVD hits compilation to coincide with next year's reunion dates. Tracklistings will be finalised soon but are being put together in consultation with the band. See GIGS for the full list of reunion shows.

GRACE JONES is the subject of a forthcoming documentary by British filmmaker Sophie Fiennes which follows the eccentric star over the last four or five years, taking in performances, everyday life, family and the making of her new album 'Hurricane'.

NIK KERSHAW, KAJAGOOGOO, UB40, HOWARD JONES, TONY HADLEY, NIK HEYWARD, HEAVEN 17 and PAUL YOUNG will all appear on the bill of a special TV show 'Now That's What I Call 1983', marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the classic 'Now' compilation series, which will air on ITV next week. See NEWS for more details.

SPARKS have announced a special US show at the Royce Hall at Los Angeles' UCLA on February 14th when they will perform their new album 'Exotic Creatures Of The Deep' in its entirety alongside a performance of the entire 'Kimono My House' album and a selection of live favourites.

PET SHOP BOYS singer NEIL TENNANT is said to have written a verse for the forthcoming Christmas collaboration from ELTON JOHN and The Killers...

THE HUMAN LEAGUE, DURAN DURAN, CULTURE CLUB, THE SPECIALS and DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS are all featured on a DVD to accompany the forthcoming 'Top Of The Pops - Number 1s' compilation. See NEWS for more details.

JOHN FOXX will release a six-disc boxset 'Cinemascope' on December 1st containing the solo albums 'Crash and Burn', 'Electrofear', 'Cathedral Oceans III', 'Tiny Colour Movies' and 'From Trash' alongside his 'Cathedral Oceans' DVD and six prints of Foxx's artwork

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