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Alison Moyet, Gig Review. Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

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To make the audience focus completely on the drama unfolding before them takes consummate skill, a deftness of spirit, the potency of allure and the mystery, the sense of living through a moment so tangible that it seems all the functions of the human body stop what they are doing and just sit in the honour of the spectacle; to focus so much that you cannot hear a crowd breathe during a song and then applaud like a series of rolling thunderstorms across an empty desert, that is the absolute found.

Yazoo, You And Me Both. 30th Anniversary Retrospective.

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If you are going to go out, leave them demanding more. A maxim that suits Yazoo’s second album You and Me Both right down to the ground. After the huge success of the band’s debut album Upstairs At Eric’s which reached the near unprecedented heights of number two in the U.K. album chart and breaking the U.S Billboard Hot 100, the creativity that Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke weaved together followed through in to the recording of You And Me Both and yet on the eve of the album’s release they announced their separation. Whilst they would eventually get back together for a series of gigs in 2008, the flow had been broken but at least fans have the debut and this excellent follow up to remind them of what exactly the pair bought to the table.

Alison Moyet, The Minutes. Album Review.

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It has been six years since Alison Moyet, one of the greats of 1980’s electro pop, last released an album. During that time though she has not sat still, put her feet up and pined for a time which saw her at the forefront of female music icons from the U.K. the music has been carefully worked upon and time has been taken to make sure that the new album, the minutes (sic), is of the same high quality that her previous albums have had thrust upon them.  

Alison Moyet To Release New Album And Perform At The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Electro-pop icon Alison Moyet has achieved sales of more than 20 million records, both as a solo artist and half of the hugely influential duo Yazoo. In May this year she releases her first studio album since 2007, the minutes was written with and produced by Guy Sigsworth, known for his work with Frou Frou, Robyn, Björk, Goldie and Madonna. It finds Moyet’s voice strong and seductive on a collection of exceptional songs. Experimental, captivating and entirely cohesive, it clearly indicates a new artistic lease of life and could be seen as arguably her most creatively-brimming album ever.