Sunday, September 30, 2012

Leaving The Tracklist...

The final tracklist for the new Pet Shop Boys single has been released.

CD1 includes "Leaving" plus two new songs, "Hell" and "In his imagination", and the 2003 demo of "Baby".
CD2 has the "Lost her love" remix of "Leaving" by Dusty Kid, the "HappySad" remix by Andrew Dawson and the original 2010 demo of "Leaving" produced by Pet Shop Boys.
The 12-inch vinyl has the "Lost her love" remix and the "HappySad" and "HappyHour" remixes by Andrew Dawson.

Three digital formats will also be released on October 14th which include the tracks on CD1 and CD2 listed above as well as three brand new remixes of "Leaving" by Pet Shop Boys.

"Leaving", will be released in the UK on October 15th.

Here is the official music video:


Friday, September 28, 2012


Thank god! After an extremely stressful week (studying for a math test which I hopefully passed this morning - fingers crossed!), it is now time for the weekend! And what better way then going back to the 80s for a song I completely lived for back in 1987 (and beyond).

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This Is...

My old on-line home, MySpace, is relaunching very soon. And I must say, judging by the promo video below it could be quite a comeback. Hopefully there will be a lot of people out there willing to give it a go - there is a very positive buzz about the relaunch and f***ing Facebook is way overdue it's death anyways (although I's guessing it will be a slow one).

Have a look:


Mylene Farmer will be releasing a new album, Monkey Me, on December 3rd. The first single will be released on October 22nd.

The news was delivered to the media via this rather lovely USB - no boring electronic press release here :)

The album will include about 12 songs, written by Mylene and Laurent Boutonnat. Work on the album started last summer and he tracklist has not been finalized yet.

The diva will also start a new tour - Timeless - in September next year - and as always, we can be sure it will be quite a spectacle! More info soon...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012



Sarah Brightman will be releasing a brand new studio album, Dreamchaser, on January 22nd 2013. She will also start a world tour at the same time.

Fans can sign up on her brand new official website to download "Angel" - a free track from the album. However, the site just went online and crashed shortly after so you might need to wait a bit...

“Angel” is a collaboration with veteran producer Mike Hedges, who is known for his iconic work with the likes of U2, The Cure and Dido

“I am incredibly excited to be sharing this new music and to be able to give a taste of what is to come on the album in January.” Brightman said in a statement. “Angel is a track that is very dear to me, as it lends voice to some of the hopes I have for the next stage of my career whilst casting an eye right back to my childhood. There are some incredible plans afoot and the scale of this song matches the scope of my ambitions for the next 2 or 3 years.”

Sarah will be making a ground breaking announcement LIVE from Moscow on October 10th, 4pm Moscow Time, 8am EDT, 5am PDT. No further info has been made available.

Dreamchaser is Sarah's 11th studio album and joins such excellent albums as Dive, Winter Symphony, Eden and (especially) Harem. Oh, and what about that album cover???? Just STUNNING!


A presale for Sarah's fan community starts Oct. 9 and runs through Oct. 11. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Oct. 15. VIP packages will be available featuring “an especially engaging and intimate Dreamchaser experience.”

Check out the North American routing below:

Jan. 29 – Hamilton, Ontario, Copps Coliseum    
Jan. 30 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre    
Feb. 1 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre    
Feb. 2 – Ottawa, Ontario, Scotiabank Place    
Feb. 5 – Boston, Mass., The Boston Opera House    
Feb. 8 – New York, N.Y., Radio City Music Hall
Feb. 11 – Buffalo, N.Y., UB Center For The Arts Mainstage    
Feb. 12 – Hartford, Conn., Bushnell Center For Perf. Arts    
Feb. 13 – Bethlehem, Pa., Sands Bethlehem Event Center    
Feb. 15 – Providence, R.I., Providence Perf. Arts Ctr.    
Feb. 16 – Upper Darby, Pa., Tower Theatre    
Feb. 21 – Atlanta, Ga., Fox Theatre    
Feb. 23 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center    
Feb. 24 – Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay Times Forum    
Feb. 26 – Orlando, Fla., Amway Center    
Feb. 28 – Houston, Texas, Bayou Music Center    
March 1 – Austin, Texas, Bass Concert Hall    
March 2 – Grand Prairie, Texas, Verizon Theatre At Grand Prairie    
March 3 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center    
March 5 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Aronoff Center For The Arts    
March 7 – Detroit, Mich., Fox Theatre     
March 10 – Akron, Ohio, E.J. Thomas Hall    
March 12 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre    
March 13 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center    
March 15 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre    
March 17 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome    
March 18 – Edmonton, Alberta, Rexall Place    
March 20 – Victoria, British Columbia, Save On Foods Memorial Centre    
March 21 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena    
March 22 – Everett, Wash., Comcast Arena At Everett    
March 23 – Portland, Ore., Rose Garden Arena    
March 25 – Sacramento, Calif., Power Balance Pavilion    
March 26 – San Jose, Calif., HP Pavilion At San Jose    
March 27 – San Diego, Calif., Viejas Arena    
March 29 – Universal City, Calif., Gibson Amph. At Univ. CityWalk    
March 30 – Anaheim, Calif., Honda Center    
March 31 – Phoenix, Ariz., Comerica Theatre

More international dates will be announced soon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


The original photo used for the tour poster for Madonna's current MDNA Tour.

Madonna said on Tuesday she was being deliberately "ironic on stage" when she erroneously referred to President Barack Obama during her concert in the nation's capital as a "black Muslim."
A video clip posted on YouTube by audience members at the Verizon Center in downtown Washington captured the 54-year-old singer delivering a rousing, profanity-laced political speech about freedom during her show on Monday.

"Now, it's so amazing and incredible to think that we have an African-American in the White House ... we have a black Muslim in the White House ... it means there is hope in this country, and Obama is fighting for gay rights, so support the man," Madonna said.

Obama, campaigning to be re-elected on November 6, is widely known to be a practicing Christian.

Responding to a media furor unleashed by the YouTube video, Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday through her spokeswoman saying her reference to Obama's religion was facetious. She said:

"I was being ironic on stage. Yes, I know Obama is not a Muslim - though I know that plenty of people in this country think he is. And what if he were?"

"The point I was making is that a good man is a good man, no matter who he prays to. I don't care what religion Obama is - nor should anyone else in America."

Since Obama's first presidential run in 2008, fringe groups and a smattering of opponents have espoused rumors that he is secretly a Muslim, similar to persistent but unfounded assertions by some political foes that he was born outside the United States.

Madonna has been outspoken in her support of the president, going so far as to rip off her shirt during recent concerts to reveal the word "OBAMA" inked across her lower back.

From Reuters.

Tori's Strength...

Tori Amos will release her new album Gold Dust on October 1st.

The album is produced by Amos with arrangements by long-time collaborator John Philip Shenale. Inspired by and following in a similar vein as Amos's previous effort, the classical music album Night of Hunters (2011), Gold Dust features some of the artist's previously released alternative rock and baroque pop songs re-worked in an orchestral setting. The re-imagined material for Gold Dust, consisting of songs personally selected by the artist spanning her entire catalogue from Little Earthquakes (1992) through Midwinter Graces (2009), was recorded with the renowned Metropole Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley.


1.            "Flavor" (from Abnormally Attracted to Sin; 2009)          4:08
2.            "Yes, Anastasia" (from Under the Pink; 1994)    4:17
3.            "Jackie's Strength" (from From the Choirgirl Hotel; 1998)            4:32
4.            "Cloud on My Tongue" (from Under the Pink; 1994)      4:23
5.            "Precious Things" (from Little Earthquakes; 1992)           4:44
6.            "Gold Dust" (from Scarlet's Walk; 2002)               5:45
7.            "Star of Wonder" (from Midwinter Graces; 2009)           3:46
8.            "Winter" (from Little Earthquakes; 1992)             5:45
9.            "Flying Dutchman" (from "China" single; 1992) 6:21
10.          "Programmable Soda" (from American Doll Posse; 2007)            1:27
11.          "Snow Cherries from France" (from Tales of a Librarian; 2003)  3:01
12.          "Marianne" (from Boys for Pele; 1996) 4:08
13.          "Silent All These Years" (from Little Earthquakes; 1992)               4:33
14.          "Girl Disappearing" (from American Doll Posse; 2007)   4:06

There will be a deluxe edition of the CD which includes a 32 page hardcover booklet and a DVD that features music videos of "Flavor", "Gold Dust" and behind the scenes footage.

I love "Flavor" and "Gold Dust" is one of my favorites. I'm sure this will be a great addition to her catalog.


The info for the fabulous new Pet Shop Boys single has just been released.

"Leaving", the second single from the new Elysium album, will be released in the UK on October 15th in several formats: two CD singles, 12" vinyl, and three digital bundles. The formats will include two new songs ("Hell" and "In his imagination"), the 2003 demo of "Baby" (part of which was included in The Most Incredible Thing ballet), the original 2010 demo of "Leaving", and remixes by Pet Shop Boys, Dusty Kid, and Andrew Dawson.

The pre-order for these will begin on this site ( next Sunday, September 30th, when we will also give the complete track-listings of each format.

"Hell" was written last year and was originally planned to be included on Elysium. "In his imagination" was written and recorded in London this summer.

Now, this sounds rather fabulous! I have been waiting for "Baby" to appear on CD for years (the song was given to Alcazar a few years back). I just hope that all four songs will be included on the CD singles and the remixes will be left for the digital release! I will post the full track list when it has been made available! And hopefully we will also get a video real soon!


Lana Del Rey is releasing a deluxe edition of her excellent Born To Die album.

Born To Die - The Paradise Edition is released on November 12th 2012 (November 13th US). It will be available on CD, download, vinyl and as a special box set. All formats include 8 brand new songs, including ‘Blue Velvet’ and the new single ‘Ride’. 

The Deluxe Box set also includes a remix CD, a video DVD, 7” vinyl of ‘Blue Velvet’ and four art prints. The iTunes version includes a bonus track ‘Burning Desire’ available immediately to those who pre-order.

Lana Del Rey/ Born To Die -The Paradise Edition Deluxe Edition Box Set

The limited box set can only be bought here.

The Born To Die Paradise Edition Box Set exclusively contains :

-2 CD digipack including 'Born To Die' and new 'Paradise' tracks.
-Remix CD including remixes of all the singles
-DVD containing all the videos
-4 Card Prints
-7" Picture Disc 'Blue Velvet' with an exclusive remix by Penguin Prison


1. Born To Die
2. Off To The Races
3. Blue Jeans
4. Video Games
5. Diet Mountain Dew
6. National Anthem
7. Dark Paradise
8. Radio
9. Carmen
10. Million Dollar Man
11. Summertime Sadness
12. This Is What Makes Us Girls
13. Without You
14. Lolita
15. Lucky Ones


1. Ride
2. American
3. Cola
4. I sing the body electric
5. Blue Velvet
6. Gods and Monsters
7. Yayo
8. Bel Air

The Remixes

1. Video Games - Joy Orbison Remix
2. Video Games - Omid 16B Remix
3. Born To Die- Moodymann Remix
4. Born To Die- Gemini remix
5. Blue Jeans - Gesaffelstein Remix
6. Blue Jeans - Penguin Prison Remix
7. National Anthem - Fred Falke Remix Edit
8. National Anthem - Tensnake Remix

The Videos (DVD)

1. Video Games
2. Born To Die
3. Blue Jean (Official Video)
4. Blue Jeans (Lana Del Rey Clip Version)
5. National Anthem
6. Summertime Sadness

Blue Velvet 7" Vinyl

1. Blue Velvet
2. Blue Velvet (Penguin Prison Remix)

That is quite a package! A shame it wont be more widely available, but it is sure to become a big collector's item. Me wants...

Now Or Never...

A brand new Bananarama EP has appeared on the Amazon US site.

The good news: three brand new tracks (including a very electronic Maroon 5 cover), all produced by Ian Masterson.

Bad news: it's only on bloody MP3, which I can't even buy and can't find anywhere!!! Hopefully I can get my hands on these SOON!

Here is the tracklist:

1. Now or Never
2. La La Love
3. Moves Like Jagger
4. Now or Never (Extended Mix)

For those who buy the EP:

ATTENTION! Keep the email receipt of your purchase !
A FREE bonus track will be offered to everyone who will buy the digital EP.

More info about an international release coming soon...


The girls will be touring the US next month, and no doubt perform some of the songs from the EP.

Collectable Flowers...

Here is the brand new video from Kylie Minogue. This months K25 surprise is the official video for her new single, "Flower" (directed by Kylie herself).

Also: look what the princess is releasing for her fans!

Kylie Minogue: Flower (CD + 7

"Flower" is released as a CD single and a 7" picture disc, backed with an instrumental version of the song. Each format is limited to 5.000 copies and can only be bought through Kylie's official website. Now, this is is how you keep the fans happy!!!

Monday, September 24, 2012


Sandra has premiered her new single, "Infinite Kiss" on Polish TV. Hopefully we will get the announcement of a CD single soon!

Sandra shot the video for the single last Saturday. The video was filmed on stage before the start of her concert in Poland that evening. Here are a couple of photos from the shoot.


Sadly, there will be no CD single released! So, for the first time in her career, a Sandra single is to receive no physical release! I am very unhappy about this since I have been collecting her releases for a long time.

There is a promo CD out there, which I hope I will be able to get my hands on...

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