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A-HA have announced that their forthcoming studio album will be titled 'Analogues'. SIOBHAN FAHEY will release a new single 'Bad Blood' on her own SF label at the beginning of October, the single will feature a number of mixes and it is hoped there will be some gigs scheduled around the same time. A solo album from the former BANANARAMA and SHAKESPEAR'S SISTER singer is due in January.
ABBA will release a career-spanning boxset on November 7th containing the band's entire studio recordings across nine CDs, plus two DVDs, one of which will feature a previously unavailable live concert. The audio discs will contain each of the band's studio albums, plus all non-album singles and B-sides, and versions in Spanish, German, French and Swedish as well as rarities and alternative mixes.
ABC are scheduled to release a three-disc boxset 'Look Of Love - The Very Best of ABC' on September 26th, although it looks likely that the release might slip a couple of weeks into October. The release features the band's singles across two CDs alongside an impressive array of remixes, alternative versions and bonus tracks, plus a DVD featuring all the band's videos.
THOMPSON TWINS' frontman TOM BAILEY has released a second album as International Observer. The dub-orientated album 'All Played Out' is initially released on the New Zealand label Round Trip To Mars but is expected to get international releases in the near future. BELINDA CARLISLE is working on a new album, a collection of French classics including songs made famous by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Francois Hardy.
ERASURE singer ANDY BELL will play DJ sets at a couple of London clubs in September and October as part of the promotion for his forthcoming solo album 'Electric Blue'. Andy will play at 'Pearl Necklace' on September 9th and 'Electrogogo' at Madame JoJo's on October 6th. EURYTHMICS mainman DAVE STEWART has signed a new publishing deal which will cover forthcoming new music from Eurythmics. Stewart is currently working with ANNIE LENNOX on new Eurythmics material for possible release towards the end of this year.