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Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


Vince Clarke was the studio guest on Sara Cox’s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ show on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday.

Vince is interviewed for around ten minutes, talks about his musical journey through the decade and chooses one of his favourite songs from the era…

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More about ‘Sounds of the 80s’ on the BBC WEBSITE, and you can currently listen to the Vince Clarke interview on the show’s INTERVIEWS page.

Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


Vince Clarke has been profiled in the new issue of Classic Pop Magazine in an eight-page piece entitled ‘Five Decades of Vince Clarke’ which covers his journey into music, the formation of Depeche Mode, The Assembly, Yazoo, Erasure, VCMG and much more besides.

The piece ends with a nod to the future and mentions Vince’s current work on the forthcoming Erasure album, and his own EDM project in conjunction with BT and Christian Burns which the magazine claims will be called All Hail The Silence. Erasure bandmate Andy Bell is also featured by way of a short Q&A.

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THE CLASSIC POP MAGAZINE WEBSITE

Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


Vince Clarke has been interviewed by Time Magazine about the current ‘Snow Globe’ project. Vince talks about the album, the next album, tour plans and more besides!

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Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


Vince Clarke has been named the most popular musician of the 80s by Classic Pop magazine in a poll to find their readers’ Top 100 singles from the decade. Vince has entries in the rundown as part of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure!

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Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


Vince Clarke compositions are being used to soundtrack two current TV adverts. TK Maxx have chosen to use an acoustic version of Yazoo’s ‘Only You’ performed by Tom Player on their advert ‘The Moment’, while Tesco have gone with Erasure’s ‘A Little Respect’ for their ‘Christmas Turkey’ advert… :-)

Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


VCMG – Vince Clarke’s techno project with his former Depeche Mode bandmate, Martin L. Gore – has announced that their debut album will be called ‘Ssss’ and will be released on March 12th.

The duo will also follow the project’s first release – December’s EP1/Spock – with a second EP entitled  EP2/Single Blip, again via download and on 12″ vinyl. More details of that soon…

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Here’s the official press release announcing the album;

VCMG ANNOUNCE ALBUM DETAILS

VINCE CLARKE AND MARTIN L. GORE RELEASE ‘SSSS’ 12 MARCH 2012

VCMG release one of 2012′s most anticipated musical collaborations with the album ‘Ssss’, out on Mute on 12 March 2012.

It marks the long awaited reunion of electronic pioneers Vince Clarke (Erasure/ Yazoo/ Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode), who have joined forces for the first time in over thirty years to craft a 10-track album which demonstrates their mutual love of electronic music.

After initial tentative discussions, and a meeting at Short Circuit presents Mute festival in London, where they both performed, these two influential musicians and songwriters worked in a typically unique way. Clarke and Gore worked alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email and exchanging files until the album was ready. The album includes the recent 12” EP1/Spock, described by The Quietus as “one of the best tracks of 2011”, plus the forthcoming EP2/Single Blip.

‘Ssss’, written and produced by Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore, was mixed by Timothy ‘Q’ Wiles, recorded and engineered by Sie Medway Smith and Vince Clarke and mastered by Stefan Betke (aka Pole).

Full remix details for EP2/Single Blip, the follow up to EP1 / Spock – out now on 12″ / download and featuring remixes by Edit-Select, Regis, DVS1 and XOQ – will follow.

SSSS (STUMM441) TRACKLISTING:

  • Lowly
  • Zaat
  • Spock
  • Windup Robot
  • Bendy Bass
  • Single Blip
  • Skip This Track
  • Aftermaths
  • Recycle
  • Flux

“Fusing stripped down percussion, Teutonic precision and dank, brutal walls of rhythmic noise, “highly anticipated” is not even close.” – Electronic Beats

“Aimed squarely at the wee small hours of the club” – Fact

Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


Perez Hilton has put his support behind the release of Erasure’s new version of ‘A Little Respect’.

The influential popular-culture blogger has posted the video and a short story on his website, writing, ‘Check out this uplifting and incredible redo of Erasure’s classic A Little Respect (above), put together by Andy Bell and LGBT youth at the Hetrick Martin Institute (and some other friendly faces!)

All proceeds from the download of the track with be will be donated to The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York, and the True Colors Fund.

Inspired! Truly an amazing idea and an important message:

Everyone deserves a little respect!

Thanks Perez!

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Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


PRESS RELEASE

ERASURE – A LITTLE RESPECT (HMI REDUX)

5 December 2010

Erasure have announced the release of a brand new version of their top 5 single, A Little Respect – HMI Redux, out on 5 December 2010 (7 December in the USA). A colourful new video for the track, shot in New York City and featuring Erasure lead singer Andy Bell, HMI youth and many other passers-by, will be released as well.

Proceeds from the track will be donated to The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the home of the Harvey Milk High School, in New York, and the True Colors Fund. The Hetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, provides a safe and supportive environment to all young people – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity so that they can achieve their full potential.

In the wake of all the gay bullying and related suicides that have been reported in the US over the past several months, Erasure wanted to do something special to spread a message of tolerance and to raise money for an organisation that engages in the fight on a daily basis and, because it has become something of a gay rights anthem over the years, it seemed only fitting to release a brand new version of A Little Respect.

The HMI Redux features a youth chorus from the Hetrick-Martin Institute who also appear in the music video, directed by filmmaker Jason Stein.

The original version of A Little Respect, released in 1998, featured on The Innocents, the first Erasure album to hit the UK #1 spot (first on 30th April 1988 and again in January 1989), a chart-topping position they revisited with each of their next four album releases.

In over two decades together, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (a founding member of Depeche Mode and Yazoo) have sold more than 20 million albums around the globe, proving themselves masters of every kind of song from disco symphonies to unplugged ballads.

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Vince Clarke guests on BBC Radio 2′s ‘Sounds of the 80s’ (4 August 2014)


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