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07 May 2011 - 80's News

ERASURE will release special 3-disc editions of their first two albums - 'Wonderland' and 'The Circus' - on July 4th. Both albums will feature two CDs and a DVD containing the original albums in remastered editions, plus a selection of b-sides, remixes, radio session tracks, promo videos and live footage. See NEWS on the website for the full tracklisting of both albums.

THE HUMAN LEAGUE, HEAVEN 17 and the bands who made up Sheffield's electronic music scene of the early 80s are the subject of 'Electric Dreams' a brand new book from David Buckley that will be published on September 1st and is available for pre-order now, see NEWS for more details.

OUR FRIENDS ACOUSTIC have been forced to postpone their planned London show scheduled for May 12th to a later date which will be announced soon. The show was set to feature acoustic performances from TOYAH, RICK ASTLEY, T'PAU, CUTTING CREW, HAZEL O'CONNOR, KATRINA, JIMMY SOMERVILLE and NIK KERSHAW.

THE CURE have announced two special 'Reflections' shows to take place at the legendary Sydney Opera House at which they will perform their first three albums - 'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Seventeen Seconds' and 'Faith' - live in their entirety. The shows, on May 31st and June 1st, will be part of the city's Vivid LIVE Festival and will be filmed for a live DVD.

THE ADVENTURES' 'Lions And Tigers And Bears' album will be reissued on May 16th in a new edition that includes four bonus tracks and sleeve notes containing a new interview with founding member Pat Gribben. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

GO WEST have released a new 2-DVD set entitled 'Frame By Frame' that compiles all their promotional videos to date. See NEWS for the full tracklisting.

HOWARD JONES has offered 'music producers, rising stars and old hands alike' the chance to remix some of his classic tracks via a new initiative, 'ReWork Howard Jones', that has just been launched. See NEWS for more details. Howard has also announced US dates for July and October. See GIGS for all the dates.

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN and ADAM ANT have been added to the bill of the forthcoming Guilfest Festival, joining a bill that includes ERASURE and PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. THE WHO's ROGER DALTREY has also been announced as headline act for the Friday night of the Festival (July 15th), playing after Echo and The Bunnymen while Adam Ant will headline the Good Time Guide Stage on the same day.

DEPECHE MODE will release a remix single on May 30th to precede their upcoming remix album 'Remixes 2: 81-11' which will follow on June 6th. The single 'Personal Jesus 2011' will be released on CD, 12" vinyl and download, each with a slightly different tracklisting. See NEWS for the full tracklistings.

ADAM ANT has been added to the bill of the upcoming Hard Rock Calling Festival on June 26th, joining a bill that will also include appearances from MIKE AND THE MECHANICS, ROD STEWART and BON JOVI.

TOM TOM CLUB will mark their 30th year as band with a three-date residency at London's Jazz Cafe on July 15th, 16th and 17th, and the HMV Institute in Birmingham on July 19th.

THE TWINS will reissue their album 'The Impossible Dream' on May 6th in an expanded edition that includes fourteen bonus tracks on a second CD.

NICK HEYWARD has announced a solo show at Camden Town's Cecil Sharp House in London on July 31st.

THE CURE and BILLY JOEL are among artists contributing to a new PAUL MCCARTNEY project to record new versions of McCartney's solo material and classic Wings songs. There is currently no release date announced.

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