You and Me Both is the second, and final, album released by British synthpop duo Yazoo in 1983. As was their debut, the record was produced by Yazoo members Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet along with E.C. Radcliffe. Upon its release You and Me Both received positive reviews from music critics who noted that the album showed strong progression in songwriting and production from both Moyet and Clarke from their debut. The album peaked at #1 in the UK and #69 in the US.
Reconnected Live is a live album by UK synthpop duo Yazoo. It was released by Mute Records on 27 September 2010 in the UK and the following day in the United States.
Twenty-five years after Yazoo split, members Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet reunited for short tour of Europe and North America during 2008. The 'Reconnected Tour' marked the first time that the duo had performed any songs from their second album You and Me Both live, and it was their first full tour of North America. In an interview with Side-Line magazine, Clarke announced that the live CD would be released. Tracks on Reconnected Live were recorded from various dates during the tour. The album's liner notes do not specify from which shows the recordings were taken.
Vince Clarke can claim involvement in two stunning debuts in only two years: Depeche Mode's Speak and Spell and Yaz's Upstairs at Eric's. While Speak and Spell is, by far, the more consistent record, Upstairs at Eric's is wholly more satisfying, beating the Depeche record on substance and ambition, and is light years ahead in emotion. "Don't Go" and "Situation" are absolutely killer with Clarke's bubbling synth and singer Alison Moyet's bluesy and powerful delivery.
Part 1 of Tommy Boy's comprehensive compilation of early electro, hip-hop, and freestyle hits concentrates on the fundamentals.
Now series celebrate Millennium with 20 cd release covering 80's & 90's decade, this 2CD edition covering best of from year 1983.
UK three CD collection. This release charts the birth of synthesized pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. The importance and continued popularity of '80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesized music producers in Kraftwerk, the Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the House and Techno producers of the '90s to the present day. Within this more serious side there was also some brilliant, pure Synthpop from the Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Propaganda, Erasure, China Crisis, Belouis Some, the Lotus Eaters, a Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Blancmange and the Associates.
From New Orleans to Harlem. The most important recordings of the golden age. Mit King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Earl Hines, Jack Teagarden, Red Nichols, Clarence Williams, Muggsy Spanier, Frank Teschemacher, Adrian Rollini u.a. 100-CD-Box with original recordings. From the early days to the late 1950s, the highlights of Swing are presented on these 100 CDs.
2011 three CD set. 38 tracks. Compilation includes: Simple Minds, The Bangles, Talking Heads, Talk Talk, Robert Palmer, Kim Wilde, Maxi Priest, UB40, Rick Astley, Thomas Dolby, Dead or Alive, The Human League, Duran Duran, Ultravox, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Erasure, Yazoo and more and more.