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Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


Snoop Dogg has released a new single, ‘Boom’, to radio this week. The track, featuring vocals from T-Pain, is built around the synth riff from Yazoo’s ‘Situation’. ‘Boom’ comes with a Dylan Brown video and is taken from Snoop Dogg’s upcoming album ‘Dogumentary’.

Here’s the video…

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


Vince Clarke’s recent interview with the Mog Music Network is now online, and it’s a good read, covering a wide range of topics from the impact his music has had on people’s lives, to working with Andy Bell and Alison Moyet, to songwriting and future projects. Read the whole interview by clicking the link below.

MMN INTERVIEW

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


Vince has chosen his favourite books in a feature for the New York Public Library website. Originally asked to to identify his favourite book he found the task impossible and came up with a shortlist of five. Click the link below to see his choices.

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


Online music magazine ClickMusic.com has given the new Yazoo album ‘Reconnected Live’ an excellent  four-star review, observing that ‘It’s proud, honest and quite simply defines an era in synthesized music’, which is pretty much spot on! You can read the review by clicking the link below.

CLICK MUSIC

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


Vince Clarke has given an interview about the new ‘Reconnected Live’ to The Guardian newspaper who have featured it in their weekly podcast this week.

You can get more details and download the podcast by following the link below. Vince Clarke appears at around 29-minutes and 50-seconds into the podcast, but be warned, the Cee Lo Green interview that precedes it contains a lot of bad language!

THE GUARDIAN PODCAST

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


BBC Music have published a fantastic review of the new Yazoo live album ‘Reconnected Live’. Here’s an extract from the review:

‘These days, when borrowing from the 80s is practically an imperative, Yazoo are more relevant than ever. But who would have thought that a tour, recorded 25 years after they split, would make such essential listening?’

You can read the whole review by clicking the link below.

BBC MUSIC REVIEW

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


The competition to win one of three special Yazoo prizes (a package containing a deluxe 2-CD edition of the ‘Reconnected Live’ album alongside two limited-edition art prints, each autographed by both Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke) has now closed.

Congratulations to the three winners; Richard Kennair in Canada; David Murphy in the USA; and Carl Dixon in the UK.

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


The San Diego Reader has given ‘Reconnected Live’ an enthusiastic review and has heaped praise upon Vince Clarke, noting in particular his ‘melodies, counterpoints, and bass lines which simultaneously radiate and mutually reinforce’! Read the full review by following the link below…

SAN DIEGO READER

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


The Yorkshire Evening Post have today published a ‘Reconnected Live’ interview with Vince Clarke in which he talks about Yazoo and  the ‘Reconnected’ tour, and touches on the new Erasure album and his current collaboration with Martin Gore. You can read the interview by following the link below…

YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

Yazoo’s ‘Situation’ sampled on ‘Boom’, the new single from Snoop Dogg… (10 March 2011)


From YazooInfo.com…

Yazoo’s new album, ‘Reconnected Live’, is release in the UK and Europe today as a standard 2-CD set, a limited edition 2-CD deluxe edition contained in a 32-page hardback book, and via digital download. In the US the 2-CD deluxe edition will be released under the name Yaz tomorrow (September 28th) and will also be available via digital download as above.

Yazoo Reconnected Live

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CD1 – Nobody’s Diary, Bad Connection, Mr. Blue, Good Times, Tuesday, Ode To Boy, Goodbye ’70s, Too Pieces, In My Room, Anyone, Walk Away From Love. CD2 – State Farm, Sweet Thing, Winter Kills, Midnight, Unmarked, Bring Your Love Down (Didn’t I), Don’t Go, Only You, Situation.

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