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01 Aug 2005 - 80's News Again

TEARS FOR FEARS' 'Everybody Wants To Rule The World' has been covered by Christian Burns for inclusion on the soundtrack to the new movie 'Sky High' which also features new interpretations of SPANDAU BALLET's 'True' by Cary Brothers, THE SMITHS' 'Please Please Please (Let Me Get What I Want)' by Elefant and MODERN ENGLISH's 'Melt With You' by Bowling For Soup.

SWING OUT SISTER
have annouced a Manchester date in October as part of the same outing as the previously announced London Jazz Cafe date.

THE HUMAN LEAGUE are to be the subject of a Japanese release 'Original Mixes', compiling all the band's original 12" versions of their singles, many of which will be on CD for the first time. The album is scheduled for a September 26th release but there is currently no information on the exact tracklisting.

THE CURE's classic 'Just Like Heaven' has been covered by Katie Melua for inclusion on the soundtrack of a new movie also entitled 'Just Like Heaven'.

KATE BUSH fans will be relieved to hear that two new Kate Bush tracks were aired at a recent EMI conference in Germany but there is no further news about an actual release date.

IMAGINATION's classic 'Just An Illusion' has been remixed for a late-August release. The mix, by DJ Dero & LEEE JOHN will feature newly recorded vocals from the former frontman.

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES will see their entire catalogue reissued over the next year in digitally remastered and expanded editions. The first album to get the reissue treatment will be 'The Scream' on October 3rd which will be packaged with a second CD of live tracks and rarities.

TAJA SEVELLE
, who scored a major eighties hit with 'Love Is Contagious' has invented a new (and currently undisclosed!) kitchen gadget which she is planning to sell via the TV shopping channel QVC later this year. Sevelle will also release a new album around the same time.

DURAN DURAN, SIMPLE MINDS, OMD, BLONDIE, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD and ADAM & THE ANTS all have classic tracks featured on the soundtrack to forthcoming British movie 'The Business', a gangster tale set on the Costa Del Crime during the 1980s. The soundtrack will be released on August 29th slightly in advance of the release of the film on September 2nd. The full tracklisting??also features songs from DAVID BOWIE, THE CULT, A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, ROXY MUSIC and TALK TALK.

GEORGE MICHAEL is expected to re-record his 'Listen Without Prejudice' track 'Heal The Pain' as a duet with PAUL McCARTNEY for his forthcoming duets album.

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