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ANDY BELL NEW SOLO ALBUM 'NON-STOP' AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER Mute Bank have started take pre-orders for Andy Bell's forthcoming new album 'Non-Stop' which will now be released on June 7th. If you pre-order the album from them you will also receive an exclusive Vince Clarke remix of the title track, 'Non-Stop', as a free download! See the Mute Bank website for all the details. ALBUM TRACKLISTING - Running Out, Call On Me, Subject / Object, Say What You Want, Will You Be There?, Slow Release, Touch, Non-Stop, DHDQ, Honey If You Love Him (featuring Perry Farrell)
SPECIAL COMPETITION - INTERVIEW ANDY BELL IN LONDON As you know, on May 14th Andy will be headlining Mencap's 'Our Friends Acoustic' evening at London's IndigO2, topping a bill that also includes performances from Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw and Howard Jones. I have two tickets to the show to give away (one winner plus a friend) but that's not all??? before the show the winner and their friend will also get an exclusive preview of the entire 'Non-Stop' album (almost four weeks before release!) and will then sit down with Andy to do an exclusive interview about the album for Andy's website (don't worry if you've never done anything like that before as I'll be there to help you if you need it). Fancy that? See the news section on Andy's website for all the details!
YAZOO'S 'ONLY YOU' CHARITY COVER Yazoo's classic 'Only You' has been covered by Dakota Blonde on 'In my Room', a new US charity album that has been released to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. See the Yazoo website for more details and how to listen to an extract of the cover online.
ANDY BELL NEW RELEASE DATES If you were paying attention to the news about the 'Non-Stop'presale above you will have spotted that Andy's album has a new release date of June 7th. The forthcoming single, 'Call On Me', has also moved slightly and will now be released on May 31st.
'SOMETIMES - A LIFE OF LOVE, LOSS & ERASURE' I'm sure that many of you know that Paul Hickey, Andy Bell's manager and former partner, has for the last few years been working on a book about his life. I'm very pleased to say that the book - entitled 'Sometimes - A Life of Love, Loss & Erasure' - is almost finished and will be published later this year. Paul is in the process of setting up a website for the book and you can already go there to sign-up for more information as it becomes available.
LEXER MUSIC SPRING SALE Lexer Music, who run the Official Erasure Shop, are having a Spring sale which means that there are all sorts of Erasure, Andy Bell and Yazoo bits and pieces available at special low prices, as well as items from other artists including Goldfrapp, OMD and Pet Shop Boys. Lexer are - of course - also running a presale for the CD edition of Andy Bell's forthcoming single 'Call On Me'!
ERASURE ON BBC RADIO FOUR! Rob emailed me last week to say that Erasure's version of 'Lay All Your Love On Me' is currently being used on BBC Radio 4's 'Book At Bedtime' as the opening and closing music for their current book - Naomi Alderman's 'The Lessons' - which is currently at episode eight in a ten-part adaptation. The last few episodes are still available to listen to on the BBC iPlayer if you're in the UK, but it sounds like a pretty good book to me and it's nice to hear Erasure on Radio 4!