Last updated 30.11.03
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As officially confirmed, female electronic duo Client will do some live appearances in Russia. They will perform on December 18th at «Playboy 50th Anniversary Party» in Moscow, and on December 20th (or 21th) in St Petersburg. Unfortunately seems that both parties will be private.
Info submitted by official sources.[ 30.11.2003 ] - Solo album of Joke Jay
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Joke Jay, former member of AND ONE, will release his first solo album in 2004. His solo project called FIASKO DELUXE, and you already able to listen few MP3 snippets («In Farbe» and «Das letzte Boot») from upcoming album here.
Info submitted by official FIASKO DELUXE web site.[ 30.11.2003 ] - Kraftwerk announced their World Tour 2004!
German legends Kraftwerk have announced their world tour - very extensive, first time for many years. At the moment it contains 34 dates:
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In other news: few weeks ago Kraftwerk performed at the EMA 2003 (MTV Europe Music Awards) - it was «Aero Dynamik» from their recent album «Tour de France Soundtracks».
The visual at stage was impressive, with video screens at background, bringing images of lyrics mixed with computer graphics effects. Band used the same wired frame clothes of 1998 Tour. 4 minutes long performance looks very futuristic.
Info submitted by official Kraftwerk web site.[ 22.11.2003 ] - New Schiller feat. Peter Heppner
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On October 13th, 2003 famous German electronic artist Schiller released his new album, «Leben» - via Island (Universal). Title track, «Leben...I Feel You» was performed by Peter Heppner from Wolfsheim. This track will released as second single from this album on January 5th, 2004.
Info taken from various official sources.[ 16.11.2003 ] - «Here and Now» - third single from Client
Client's third single, «Here and Now», will be released on December 8th on Toast Hawaii label. The five track CD single (cat. no.: CDTH004) includes the radio edit, new songs «Military Sex» and «Can't See Me Now» and remixes by Cicada and Moonbootica. The 12" (cat. no.: 12TH004) features two Cicada mixes, the Moonbootica mix plus an extended mix.«Here and Now» (Maxi CD)
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Info submitted by Mute Records.[ 15.11.2003 ] - Official news about «Lichtspielhaus» DVD
Upcoming Rammstein DVD release titled «Lichtspielhaus» will be released on December 1st via Motor (Universal). All hit videos, a lot of documentations and concert highlights on one DVD!
Info submitted by Motor label.[ 15.11.2003 ] - Long awaited news from The Cure!
Long awaited news from The Cure! On January 27th, 2004 the band will release a 4 disc boxset entitled «Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (The Fiction Years)». Holding 71 tracks (more than 300 minutes!) the box expands on previous collections such as «Standing on the Beach - The Singles» by compiling all of the band's B-sides as well as rare and soundtrack material.
Remastered at London's Abbey Road Studios, Disc 1 features mostly B-sides of singles from the band's albums released from 1978 through 1987, while Disc 2 mixes covers, B-sides and promo songs from 1987 through 1992. The final 2 discs hold B-sides, soundtrack songs and covers from 1992 through 1996, and finally songs from 1996 through 2001. Also included is the «Lament» track, written for a Flexi-Pop magazine insert in 1982, and thus far only available on selected bootlegs. Furthermore included are 3 versions of the Doors' «Hello I Love You», a previously unreleased (but available on many bootlegs) live cover of Jimi Hendrix's «Purple Haze» and an acoustic take of «Just Say Yes» that appeared on a limited edition bonus disc from 2001's «Greatest Hits». Other covers included are Depeche Mode's «World in My Eyes» and David Bowie's «Young Americans». Soundtrack cuts were taken from «The Crow», «Judge Dredd» and «The X-Files».
The release will be accompanied by an 80 pages booklet.
The band is currently in the studio working on new album, set to release in Summer of 2004 via iam Records.
By the way, in next year band plan to re-release their entire catalog in a remastered version each time holding an additional disc of rare, live and previously unreleased material.CD1 (1978 - 1987)
Info taken from official The Cure web site.[ 08.11.2003 ] - News from Marc Almond
As we were informed, due to some minor printing problems the release of so called «Russian» album «Heart On Snow» has been put back to November 4th. Here you can see all details of this upcoming album:«Heart On Snow»
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The DVD of the Union Chapel 2000 show is nearing completion and the release date has been set for November 17th. The DVD features the complete show (22 tracks).
By the way, here details about «Gone But Not Forgotten» Maxi CD released on September 8th, 2003 via XIII Bis label:
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Info submitted by official Marc Almond web site.[ 08.11.2003 ] - A lot of releases from Madonna!
Cool news for all Maddy fans! Madonna will release a lot of stuff in November-December 2003 - «Nothing Fails» single, «Remixed & Revisited» EP and her second book titled «Mr. Peabody's Apples». Look below for details:«Nothing Fails»
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«Mr. Peabody's Apples» - new book written by Madonna, illustrated by Loren Long.Reading level: Ages 4-8
Info taken from various official sources.[ 05.11.2003 ] - «Sensor - Russia 2003 Tour Edition»
Recenltly, on October 31th, Universal Music Russia released special Russian edition of Camouflage album «Sensor» dedicated to their recent concert tour in 3 Russian cities. Titled «Sensor - Russia 2003 Tour Edition», it contains two CDs, features tracks from original CD, all remixes from both CD maxi singles, «Me And You» and «I Can't Feel You», plus bonus video for «Me And You»! This double CD contains booklet with slightly different layout and complete lyrics.
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Also this album was released as one CD1 edition, without bonus CD2 of remixes.
Info submitted by Universal Music Russia.[ 04.11.2003 ] - «White Lights» - Russian Edition
Russian record label ART MUSIC GROUP just released another licensed synth-pop album - this time it was T.O.Y. with their recent «White Lights» (Cat. No. AMG 132). As always, this special Russian Edition contains some bonus tracks. It's onsale since November 3rd, so look for it in your local music shops!
Info submitted by ART MUSIC GROUP.[ 04.11.2003 ] - Q&A session with Andrew Fletch
Some excerpts from Q&A session with Andrew Fletch after «101» video projection in Paris, October 20th:
Q: Will there be a new album with Depeche Mode? Is there a chance that you will be reunited again despite all the rumours spreading?
A: Martin has started to write some new songs and we're supposed to meet in mid-November also with Daniel Miller to see what it sounds like and hopefully we'll be in Studio for March /April 2004 hoping to release our new album for Spring 2005 followed by a Tour. Seeing again «101», I thinkit would be a very good idea to play again some of our old songs for the next tour.
Q: What about the remix album you mentionned some time ago will it be released?
A: Well we had about 19 hours of material to chose from, and we finally sumedall up to 2 CD's of our best remixes also including some remixes never released before. There will also be some new remixes done by nowadays remixers. All this should come out in April 2004.
Q: Do you think Martin will let Dave write some songs for the next album?
A: Well if David bring some songs that is good enough to fit in the album, yes. I had the chance to work with two of the best writers: Martin Gore and Vince Clarke, and I hardly imagine for the next albums Martin doing the music and Dave the lyrics, that wouldn't do it.
Q: What about Alan? After all he also contributed a lot into your work in the past?
A: Well it's true we do miss Alan all of us, but now he's away from everyone. Nobody in the group has news from him, the last time I saw him was 4 years at a Christmas party in Mute. I can understand that after being in Depeche Mode you would like to get away from all. But sadly nobody has any news from him.
Q: D.A. Pennebaker said back 1999 that during the «101» shooting he knew that a band member didn't have his keyboard plugged during the live performances is it true?
A: (laughing) well Penny (Pennebaker) isn't nice to reveal Alan's secret that way! Alan's gonna be angry now!
Q: Was it a band choice or any of you to not include subtitle for foreign languages on the «101» DVD? Did you record your commentaries all together?
A: Well I can't tell I mean I'm not in charge of those aspects, there isn't subtitle on the movie but there will be some on the bonuses with the audio commentary of the band members and the Pennebakers. Each of us , along with Pennebaker recorded individually our comments about «101» while we were watching it.
Info taken from various sources.[ 04.11.2003 ] - Alan Wilder - back in music?
«Capture», the brand new release by former Mute artist Paul Kendall and Olivia Louvel under name The Digital Intervention features arrangements by Alan Wilder. It's the first appearance of Alan Wilder in music since Recoil's highly acclaimed b>«Liquid» (2000) album. A few days work at the idylic studio of Alan Wilder bore the fruits for Alan's string arrangement on the track «Coma Idyllique». The track appeared on b>«Capture» which was released on October 7th via French label 0101 after seeing 4 releases of the The Parallel Series on Mute.The Digital Intervention
Info taken from 0101 Music web site.[ 04.11.2003 ] - And One - new live dates
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On December 7th, And One will perform a show in Italy at the Rainbow Club in Milan. The Rainbow Club is the largest disco club in Milan. Further information at www.rainbowclub.it.
Shortly after their German Tour in January 2004, And One will perform two shows in Spain - on February 6th, 2004, Barcelona and on February 7th, 2004, Madrid.
On March 7th, 2004 Wolfsheim will perform as the headliner at the Invitation Festival in Gent, Belgium. And One will perform as the co-headliner. For a complete info about festival go www.purplemoon.be.
Info submitted by Project Management.