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15 Jul 2005 - 80's News

HOWARD JONES, OMD, NIK KERSHAW, THE CURE and THE SMITHS are all featured on 'Retro:Active 4 Rare & Remixed', the latest collection of vintage mixes from Canada's Hi Bias label which is set for an August 9th release. Most of the tracks are available on CD for the first time.

HOWARD JONES will release his new album 'Revolution Of The Heart' on September 5th and will be launching the album with a special concert at Aylesbury Civic Centre on September 9th. Jones has also added several new shows, in the UK and Sweden, to his 2005 schedule.
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HEAVEN 17, ALTERED IMAGES, IMAGINATION, LIMAHL and ALEXANDER O'NEAL are all lined-up to play PA dates at new London clubnight 'Gold' which also features RUSTY EGAN as resident DJ. 'Gold' will take place at the newly refurbished Hippodrome.

ABBA singer AGNETHA FALTSOG is to have three of her solo albums reissued in August; 'Now A Thousand Christmas Candles Are Being Lit', 'Wrap Your Arms Around Me', and 'Eyes Of A Woman' are all due out on August 14th featuring mixes, b-sides and extra tracks.

TRACY CHAPMAN has announced two UK shows, with more to be announced, in support of her forthcoming album 'Where You Live' which is scheduled for a September release.

ALISON MOYET will release a live DVD 'One Blue Voice' on September 26th featuring a concert filmed in June in London's Covent Garden. Featuring an eight-piece band including a string quartet, the tracklisting includes tracks from Moyet's recent album 'Voice' alongside a number of her classic tracks including a rendition of her YAZOO hit 'Only You'.

ABC have added more shows to their forthcoming US jaunt. The band will now also be playing shows in New York, Chicago and Orlando in late August and early September.

RICK ASTLEY is lining up a UK winter tour for 2005 and has already announced the first show which is to take place at The Lowry in Salford on November 20th.

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN
have announced UK dates for September and October. The band will return to the road after playing a number of festival gigs and will be promoting their new album 'Siberia' which is due for a September 19th release.

VISAGE have been asked to remix Kelly Osbourne's recent hit 'One Word', a track that borrowed heavily from the Visage hit 'Fade To Grey'. Visage are currently working on a new record and will release a single 'In The Dark' shortly.

INXS have signed a new record deal with SonyBMG's Epic label. The band are currently recruiting a new lead singer via an international Pop Idol-style reality TV show. 'Rock Star: INXS' and will release the new album, featuring the new singer, in late 2005 before embarking on a massive world tour. The band are also about to publish their first official biography 'INXS: Story To Story'.

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
have added more shows to their forthcoming UK tour, bringing the confirmed total to seven with more on the way.

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