All Cried Out star Alison Moyet, the former 1980s Yazoo hitmaker, is back with new album The Minutes and tour date at Sheffield City Hall, writes Graham Walker.
Tickets for the gig - on Tuesday, October 8, at 7.30pm - are from £25, in person, visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk or call 0114 2789 789.
Two lucky readers can each win a signed album and a pair of tickets.
Love Resurrection and Is This Love were amonst the big hits by the lady with the big voice to match.
Now Cooking Vinyl are proud to present The Minutes, a new album by the world-renowned musical icon, who has achieved sales of more than 20 million, both as a solo artist and half of influential duo Yazoo.
VIDEO: Press the play button to watch When I Was Your Girl, the lead single taken from her latest album.
Her first album since 2007, it was written with and produced by Guy Sigsworth, known for his work with Frou Frou, Robyn, Björk, Goldie and Madonna.
It finds her voice strong and seductive on a collection of exceptional songs. Experimental, captivating and entirely cohesive, this is beauty with an edge.
Clearly indicating a new artistic lease of life, The Minutes is arguably Alison’s most creatively-brimming album ever.
It has subtle parallels to her synth-pop past, but is also bang up-to-date, taking in elements of high-end pop smashes, R&B, modern club sounds and electronic experimentation.
“I avoided listening to anything during the process of writing and recording this album, choosing instead to be lead by my own melodic voice, the one I now find myself with 30-years-in”, says Alison.
“Guy Sigsworth returns me to a programmer’s world and marries it with perfect musicality. I have been waiting for him. We have made an album mindless of industry mores that apply to middle-aged women and have shunned all talk of audiences, demographics and advert jazz covers. This has easily been my happiest studio experience.”
The tour places ‘the minutes’ centre stage and will focus on the significant electronic material in her back catalogue.
Guarantee you Sheffield City Hall tickets for Alison Moyet, priced £45, £33.50 and £25, subject to booking fees. Buy in person from the City Hall box office, call 0114 2789 789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.
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