Oh, well this took long enough. Just sixteen years after Pet Shop Boys started gathering together the definitive versions of their back catalogue on CD, now the set finally continues, with Nightlife, Release, and Fundamental. Packed with an essential set of bonus tracks, each is now available as a double or triple CD set, and this time on heavy vinyl as well!
I know it’s unlikely, but if you do get all your news about new releases from this blog then I apologise wholeheartedly – I simply didn’t know this was happening until it appeared. Yes, Kraftwerk are back, with a re-recorded live box set of their eight best known albums. It’s available in a multitude of formats, so if it helps, I went for the 8-CD box set in German. Anyway, here’s a preview:
I’m sure someone has done a 360° video for a song before, but I haven’t seen one. Yes, it might be a bit of a gimmick, but why the heck not? Here it is, the new Depeche Mode single Going Backwards. Don’t forget to pan around.
Alison Moyet isn’t in Yazoo any more. I don’t know if you had noticed?
It’s OK, that was just a joke. What isn’t is that Moyet is back again with her amazing voice, and a new album called Other. Here’s the title track:
I’ll admit I haven’t been religiously following Goldie‘s career, but every so often he seems to reappear with something new and brilliant. And so he has again, with a new album The Journey Man, from which we get this, I Adore You:
I’m never quite sure how I should feel about new releases from Phoenix, but at times they have been extremely good, and this doesn’t sound too bad at all. From the new album Ti Amo, this is the title track:
As you no doubt remember, Words and Music by Saint Etienne was released around the time this blog started, and was utterly fantastic. Now, finally, Saint Etienne are back, with a new album called Home Counties. Time to get very, very excited. Here’s Magpie Eyes: