Frankie Round Table: Inside the Pleasuredome interview

Super Deluxe Edition interviewed the team behind the Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Inside the Pleasuredome box set, including Steve Bunyan (USM Marketing Director), Ian Peel (Compiler), Philip Marshall (Designer) and Kevin Foakes (Designer). They go into details of how the box set was put together, and the reason for some of the decisions that were made.

 

To Read the whole interview go to: http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/interview/frankie-round-table-inside-the-pleasuredome-team-talk-to-sde/




The Undertones Merchandising store now open

The Undertones announce the opening of their online merchandising store via their website.

You can access it by going to their website

or you can go directly to the store (with link http://the-undertones.tmstor.es/ )



Here are the live shows for 2015 so far, for updates visit their website:

JANUARY

24th - Spiegeltent, Dumfries - Scotland
30th - The Button Factory, Dublin - Ireland

MAY
1st - The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa - England 2nd - Clapham Grand, London - England 12th - Trabendo, Paris - France

JULY
11th - Corbridge Festival 2015, Tynedale Park, Corbridge, Northumberland - England



Procol Harum in a symphonic spectacular for BBC Radio 2

For one night only, ’Friday Night Is Music Night’ presents Procol Harum in a symphonic spectacular for BBC Radio 2.

Live from the Dominion Theatre in London, with the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Firman and the forty voice CEF Chorus.

BBC link here




Madness scoop 500k sales award!


Last Friday night at their annual House Of Fun Weekender, Madness accepted an award from USM for 500k sales of their four compilation albums: Complete Madness, Ultimate Madness, Total Madness and Forever Young. Designed with a fruit machine theme, the awards were presented by Mike Keat from the Cuban Brothers, who also performed over the weekend alongside Madness.

 Click here for all of USM’s Madness albums and compilations.



Raves for Love Songs

Salvos’ 2 CD collection Love Songs: An Anthology of Arthur Lee’s Love 1966-1969, released on 27th October, has been receiving rave reviews:

“Includes (Forever Changes) in full while filleting its predecessors to best portray the band’s progress.” ***** (FIVE STARS) Andy Gill, The Independent

“Gorgeous two-CD set…a consummate collection of one of the greatest, most fascinating bands of all time.” ***** (FIVE STARS) Kris Needs, Shindig!

“Includes (Forever Changes) in full while filleting its predecessors to best portray the band’s progress.” ***** (FIVE STARS) Andy Gill, The Independent

“Too many outstanding songs to list…it’s time to listen in, if you haven’t already.” ***** (FIVE STARS) Ian Harrison, Q

"Fab, 2-CD chronological overview...a great primer." **** Mojo

The 2 CD compilation includes the best of their albums Love, Da Capo and Four Sail (the last featuring Lee as the only original member), and their masterpiece Forever Changes (featured in the 1st November NME in their ‘Anatomy of an Album’ profile) in its entirety, as well as a 16 page booklet.
Order yours from amazon.co.uk now, it’s out on 27th October

 



Frankie Goes To Hollywood Box Set ready to ship

Order yours now!

We would like to announce to all Frankie Goes To Hollywood and ZTT fans that there will only be 2000 of the "Inside The Pleasuredome " Ultra-Deluxe Box Set manufactured.

As of today over half of these have already been pre-ordered through PledgeMusic, with shipping due to start next week (the week commencing October 27th)

To view all the elements of the boxset, you can watch the unboxing video here.

At this time "Inside The Pleasuredome" is only available through PledgeMusic, so to avoid disappointment click here and pre-order your copy or you could miss out.

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Holly Johnson releases his album ’Europa’

Holly Johnson released his new album ’Europa’ on Monday 29th September, his first in 15 years! It’s available on CD, Deluxe CD, Double Vinyl and Special coloured Double Vinyl Deluxe edition here: http://store.hollyjohnson.com/ . A UK tour is announced for October. For more information visit Holly Johnson’s website or facebook page.

View Holly Johnson on Later with Jools Holland on October 17th here.

Check here for all of Union Square’s Frankie Goes To Hollywood releases and for the ultimate Frankie box, don’t miss your chance to pre-order Inside The Pleasuredome - the 30th anniversary ultra-deluxe box set collection from Pledge Music.




Chas Smash to release a new album in 2015

Cathal Smyth a.k.a. Chas Smash, all-singing, all-dancing, songwriting trumpet player for Madness, is working on a new solo album called Comfortable Man, due to be released in 2015. For updates please visit his website.

For all of Union Square’s Madness releases click here.




Upcoming Slade shows

Slade have announced shows in Russia. Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Skegness (England), Austria, and Belgium. They will also be playing shows in England in 2015. For more information see their facebook page.

For all of Union Square’s Slade releases click here.



Claudia Brücken to release her new album

Singer and former frontperson of the synthpop bands Propaganda and Act, Claudia Brücken, is releasing a new album Where Else… on October 6th.

You can see the video for the first single from the album, ’Nevermind’, here, and you can download it from iTunes and Amazon. For more information about how to pre-order the album please visit her website.

For Union Square’s Claudia Brücken releases click here and for Propaganda click here.



Gilbert O’Sullivan working on new album

Gilbert O’Sullivan was in a recording studio last week in Madrid working on his new album. The yet unnamed album will have a Latin feel and he is using Spanish musicians to achieve the desired sound.

For more information please visit his website: http://www.gilbertosullivan.net/

Check here for all of Union Square’s Gilbert O’Sullivan releases.




Sandie Shaw to release new single

Sandie Shaw is featured on Neil Davidge’s new single  ’Riot Pictures’ which is getting released on October 6th! Neil Davidge is a record producer, songwriter and film score composer, who has extensively worked with Massive Attack, including working on their Q Award winning album ’Mezzanine’. He released his own album called ’Slo Light’ in March 2014, which you can purchase here





Sandie Shaw’s website   
Sandie Shaw’s releases
Neil Davidge’s Facebook


Madness – One Step Beyond… 35th anniversary edition

Difficult as it may be to accept, ’One Step Beyond’ is 35!

On its initial release, ‘One Step Beyond…’ coined the unmistakable “heavy, heavy monster sound” and catapulted the band from poky rehearsal rooms and sweaty gigs to the hearts of the nation. In truth it delivered so much more: sophisticated pop, vaudevillian vamps, English eccentrics and desert moonstomps.

The forthcoming anniversary edition of the album, released on October 13th, has been digitally remastered from the original 1⁄4 inch tapes and comes complete with recently unearthed rehearsal recordings from 1979 and more. Check here for the complete track listing and to pre-order from Amazon and the official Madstore.

Also check out the official One Step Beyond site to hear previews of all the tracks, help yourself to a free download and you can even re-name the album.


   



Holly Johnson Announces ’EUROPA’ Album & Tour

HOLLY JOHNSON will release a new studio album, ’Europa’, on September 29th via his own Pleasuredome label. The album is preceded by a new single ’Follow Your Heart’ which is now available as a one-track download and was released as a digital and vinyl EP on July 27th. The new single “In And Out Of Love” was also aired on Radio 2 and is available for download straight away if you pre-order the album on iTunes. Click here for more information or to purchase.