Friday, August 6, 2010

YAZ/Reconnected Live (Double CD) Available Sept. 28th, 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

RECONNECTED LIVE documents one of pop’s most anticipated tours: in the summer of 2008 Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet (AKA Yazoo, or Yaz as they are known in the U.S.) reunited for the first time in over 25 years. The Times raved: “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 noted, “Yazoo’s first tour in 26 years finds the chemistry behind their smash hits unchanged.”

RECONNECTED LIVE, produced by Yaz, recorded by Martin Hildred and mixed by Vince Clarke features classic tracks from Yaz’s albums Upstairs At Eric’s and You And Me Both; including 'Only You', 'Don’t Go' and 'Situation' plus tracks performed live for the first time ever, such as 'Nobody’s Diary'.

The joyous, unlikely coming together of Vince Clarke, who had just left Depeche Mode, and Alison Moyet lasted for only 2 albums, performing just 24 concerts worldwide, but left an unforgettable mark on pop. Yaz released Upstairs At Erics in July 1982, parting ways 12 months later upon release of their second album You And Me Both, which reached #1 in the UK.

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 Yazoo in concert"

Alison Moyet explained: "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 HERE

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