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19 May 2012 - 80's News

DURAN DURAN have revealed the tracklisting and the the artwork for their forthcoming live DVD and Blu-Ray release 'A Diamond In The Mind'. The set was filmed at the band's 'All You Need Is Now' show in Manchester in December last year and is set for release on July 2nd. In addition to the 19-track concert the release will also feature two bonus tracks, interview material and behind the scenes footage. MORE

CYNDI LAUPER has announced that she will be publishing her autobiography later this year. The book - entitled 'Cyndi Lauper' - will be published by Atria Books in the Autumn and will cover the legendary singer's life from childhood to today, promising to document the 'ups and downs of her career and private life'. MORE

THE CURE's 'Friday I'm In Love' is to be reissued as a very limited edition 7" vinyl single on April 21st as part of Record Store Day. The single - which will also mark the 20th anniversary of its original release - will be available in an edition of just 100 copies, each with a unique sleeve designed by a multitude of artistic and musical contributors (including a design by ROBERT SMITH himself), among them the designers of some of the most iconic record artwork of the past twenty years. The singles will be sold to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust. MORE

SADE will release 'Bring Me Home - Live 2011' in both CD/DVD and Blu-Ray editions on may 21st. The 22-song concert will be released alongside a number of extras including a short behind-the-scenes documentary. Click the link for the full tracklisting. MORE

SHEENA EASTON is the subject of a new 2CD compilation entitled 'The Collection' which is released on April 16th. The release features thirty-one tracks including her eleven US top 40 hits. Click the link for the full album tracklisting??? MORE

SPARKS have announced the first dates in their upcoming 'Two Hands, One Mouth' tour. So far the band have announced five UK dates with shows elsewhere expected to be revealed shortly. The tour will see the duo 'deconstruct and reinterpret songs from their own extensive and unique catalogue' and for the first time in their career will perform using just vocals and keyboards and without the use of a backing band. Click the link for all the dates??? MORE

MORRISSEY has announced a one-off show at Manchester's Arena on July 28th, his first show in his hometown since 2009. Tickets go on sale this Friday (April 13th). MORE

EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL will have four of their classic 80s albums - 'Eden', 'Love Not Money', 'Baby The Stars Shine Bright' and 'Idlewild' - reissued on May 28th in very special expanded 2-CD editions contained in hardback-book style packages. Click the link for the full tracklisting for each album??? MORE

INNER CITY's career is to be celebrated in 'Big Fun - Big Hits', a new 2CD collection which will be released on April 16th. The thirty-one track retrospective will feature all the band's hits and key tracks alongside a number of remixes and alternate versions. Click the link for the full album tracklisting??? MORE

JAKI GRAHAM has collaborated with DJ Paul Rudd to remake her 1986 hit 'Set Me Free'. The new version, 'Set Me Free 2012', features new vocals over Rudd's updated dance track and will be released on May 14th. Graham will follow the release this year with an autobiography and a new solo album as well as being the subject of a TV documentary about her life and career. MORE

ULTRAVOX last week released a video of the band in the studio working on their new album, 'Brilliant', including a couple of audio snippets from the new songs. You can see the video by following the link??? MORE

BRYAN FERRY and CHIC FEATURING NILE RODGERS have been added to the bill of this year's Guilfest which takes place in Guilford over the weekend of July 13th to July 15th. Bryan Ferry will headline the mainstage on the Sunday night, on a bill that will also include Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers. Other acts across the weekend will include JOOLS HOLLAND's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with special guest ROLAND GIFT as well as Olly Murs and many more acts to be announced soon. MORE

DURAN DURAN have added more dates to their ongoing 'All You Need Is Now' tour, including more dates in the USA, and are expected to continue adding summer shows across Europe and the UK in the coming weeks. MORE

THE HUMAN LEAGUE will see their classic album 'Dare' reissued in a new double CD set on June 4th. The reissue features the 2002 remaster of the original album supplemented by newly remastered 12-inch remixes and instrumental versions on the first disc, and a second disc featuring tracks from the band's 1983 'Fascination!' EP. Click the link for the full album tracklisting... MORE

DR ROBERT - best known for fronting THE BLOW MONKEYS - has announced that his long awaited solo album 'Flutes & Bones' will be released on April 23rd and is available to pre-order now. Meanwhile 'Coldheart', one of the tracks from the album, is currently available as a free download. MORE

That's all for now, back soon and remember the keep checking the website... :-)



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