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09 Aug 2009 - 80's News

BANANARAMA will play a seven-song live set at London club G-A-Y on September 12th which they will follow with a special signing session at the club. The duo will release a new single, 'Love Comes', on September 6th which will include a 2009 mix of their classic hit 'Cruel Summer'. The band have also put the new video for 'Love Comes' on YouTube.

NENA will release a new album 'Wir Sind Wahr' - her first collection of original material since 2005 - on September 25th. The release will be preceded by a new single on September 4th.

SPANDAU BALLET songwriter GARY KEMP will publish his autobiography 'I Know This Much: From Soho to Spandau' on September 3rd...

TEARS FOR FEARS' fifth album 'Raoul and the Kings of Spain' will be reissued in a remastered edition with bonus tracks on August 17th. See NEWS for the full album tracklisting.

SPARKS have written a radio musical based on the life of film director Ingmar Bergman for Sweden's Sveriges Radio. 'The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman' will be broadcast for the first time on the channel on August 14th.

KATRINA AND THE WAVES' 'Walking On Sunshine', remixed by Sleaze Sisters, is included on 'Gayfest 2009' a new compilation album released this week. The album also includes a 'Sleaze Sisters Euro Mix' of SAMANTHA FOX's 'Touch Me'.

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN are rumoured to have written a song with Coldplay's Christ Martin for inclusion on their forthcoming new album 'The Fountain' which will be released in October. The band have also announced a short run of US dates for october, see GIGS for all the details.

DEAD OR ALIVE frontman PETE BURNS has written and recorded two new tracks - 'The Art' and 'Never Marry An Icon' - with The Dirty Disco for a forthcoming digital release.

ANIMOTION's first two albums - 1984's 'Animotion', which featured the international hit 'Obsession', and 1986's 'Strange Behaviour' - will be reissued by Cherry Red on August 17th in expanded editions both of which feature a selection of remixes and alternative versions. See NEWS for the full tracklisting of both albums.

KAJAGOOGOO, FIVE STAR and WOMACK & WOMACK are all to appear on the 80s night at Pontins Camber Sands' 48 Hours Across the Decades' party on Saturday October 3rd. The show follows a 70s line-up on October 2nd featuring Boney M, Showaddywaddy and The Real Thing...

FUN BOY THREE's debut album 'The Fun Boy Three' - which includes a number of tracks performed with BANANARAMA - will be reissued on September 21st in an expanded edition featuring six bonus tracks including a cover of the Gershwin classic 'Summertime' alongside a selection of b-sides and 12" remixes. See NEWS on the website for the full album tracklisting.

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