The Pet Shop Boys have unveiled the artwork and tracklist for their upcoming album ‘Elysium,’ which will be released this September worldwide by Parlophone/EMI in single-CD, double-CD and double-vinyl formats, as well as a “Mastered for iTunes” edition with track-by-track commentary from Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant.
Peter Gabriel’s foray into classical music continues this fall when the singer follows last year’s orchestral covers album ‘Scratch My Back’ with a collection of symphonic reworkings of his own material called ‘New Blood’ — plus the ‘New Blood: Live in London in 3 Dimensions’ concert movie filmed this part March.
Morrissey this weekend released a new written statement that manages to decry the ‘royal dreading,’ mourn the death of Poly Styrene, complain about his chart position and reveal the completion of his follow-up to 2009’s ‘Years of Refusal.’
It’s been rumored that Kate Bush would be releasing a new album this year, and that’s sort of true: The singer this spring will issue ‘Director’s Cut,’ a collection that revisits tracks from 1989’s ‘The Sensual World’ and 1993’s ‘The Red Shoes,’ according to Mojo magazine.
Bandleader Mike Scott this spring will release an album’s worth of piano and vocal demos recorded for The Waterboys’ 1985 record ‘This Is The Sea.’ The 15-track ‘In A Special Place’ is due out April 25 on EMI.
Morrissey in April will release a new greatest-hits collection — the 18-track ‘The Very Best of Morrissey’ — featuring an unreleased, Siouxsie-less version of ‘Interlude,’ and will precede the set with a single backed by two unreleased ‘Viva Hate’ outtakes.
Kate Bush is set to reissue four key albums — 1982’s ‘The Dreaming,’ 1985’s ‘Hounds of Love,’ 1989’s ‘The Sensual World’ and 1993’s ‘The Red Shoes’ — later this year as rumors continue to swirl that she plans to release brand-new material in 2011 as well.
More than three months after Duran Duran reissued its self-titled debut and ‘Seven and the Ragged Tiger,’ the band’s label, EMI, is defending the albums’ remastering amid fan complaints, acknowledging that ‘the mastering on these versions is different to that of previous remasters — however that does not necessarily make it wrong.’
Six previously unreleased Morrissey tracks finally will see the light of day this fall when EMI releases a 20th anniversary reissue of the ex-Smith’s iconic early-career singles compilation ‘Bona Drag.’
Holed up in a mobile recording trailer in EMI’s London parking lot, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke of Erasure this week began offering fans short glimpses into the recording of their 14th studio album, posting a pair of videos in which they discuss their writing sessions — and Clarke’s plans to only use analog synths on the record.
The BBC and EMI recently struck a new partnership to digitally release archival recordings — mainly Peel Sessions and In Concert episodes recorded between 1977 […]
Morrissey is asking fans not to buy a pair of just-announced box sets of his solo 7-inch singles — in addition to recent singles boxes […]