Tuesday, June 29, 2010



"I hear you're buying a synthesizer and an arpeggiator, and are throwing your computer out the window because you want to make something real. You want to make a Yaz record." – “Losing My Edge,” LCD Soundsystem

“As they breathed new life into their short but immaculate back catalogue, Clarke the glacial controller, Moyet the bringer of warmth, their pioneering contribution to pop music could be heard in every song.” – Daily Telegraph (UK)

“Clarke has unobtrusively retooled the band’s music for the digital age, making their vintage 1980s synthesizer ditties sound crisp, fluid and timeless” – “Performing on a minimalist stage of high-tech steel and neon, Moyet slipped easily into turbo-throated blues-diva mode” – The Times (UK)

YAZ release RECONNECTED LIVE on 2xCD and download on September 28th 2010.

RECONNECTED LIVE documents one of pop’s most anticipated tours: Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet reunited for the first time in over 25 years. The Times (UK) said: “Clarke has unobtrusively retooled the band’s music for the digital age, making their vintage 1980s synthesizer ditties sound crisp, fluid and timeless” while The Guardian (UK) noted, “Yazoo’s first tour in 26 years finds the chemistry behind their smash hits unchanged.”

RECONNECTED LIVE, from summer 2008, features classic tracks “Only You”, “Don’t Go”, and “Situation” from the album Upstairs At Eric’s. Fans can also hear “Nobody’s Diary”, from You And Me Both, performed live for the first time ever.

The joyous, unlikely coming together of Vince Clarke, who had just left Depeche Mode, and Alison Moyet lasted for only 2 albums, and saw them originally performing only 24 concerts worldwide, but they left an indelible mark on pop. Yaz released Upstairs At Erics in July 1982 then parted company just 12 months later on the release of the second album You And Me Both.

Speaking prior to the Reconnected tour, Vince Clarke said: "It's been really good going back to these songs after such a long while. Many of them have never been played live. I'm looking forward to performing them with Alison for all the fans who've enjoyed our music through the years but never had a chance to see Yaz in concert"

And Alison Moyet said: "Playing this material live is not about revision for me, it is about finishing something we started – writing, recording, performing. Three parts of a whole. A salmon cycle. It’s like going home.”

Watch Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet’s pre-show ritual before they played NYC, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcy6jNE1j2o

“When the pair hug each other at the end, it feels as though the audience want to join in.” The Guardian (UK)



Vince Clarke has produced and mixed a new song entitled 'Lovesick' which is sung by Polly Scattergood using lyrics written by ghostgirl author Tonya Hurley. The lyrics were written for ghostgirl character Scarlet to sing in the forthcoming book 'ghostgirl - Lovesick', which is due for publication in July. Polly Scattergood then created the music for the track and provided vocals before handing the track over to Vince Clarke for mixing and production.

There is also a competition running on the ghostgirl channel at www.youtube.com/officialghostgirl which invites anyone to video-record their own version of 'Lovesick' in any style. Winners will have their video broadcast at Comic-Con as well as receiving all sorts of ghostgirl merchandise signed by Tonya Hurley with a one-of-a-kind ghostgirl guitar going to the overall winner!

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