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2008-07-23 03:00:41

By Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 23--DALLAS -- The arty synth-pop duo Yaz (Yazoo in their British homeland) released only two albums, 1982's Upstairs at Eric and 1983's You and Me Both, but the 22 songs on the American versions of those records were part of the '80s teen soundtrack (or at least they were where I was hanging out). Who would have thought that vocalist Alison Moyet and techmeister Vince Clarke (the Depeche Mode co-founder who later established a lasting...

2008-07-08 18:00:22

By Jim Harrington, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 8--Vince Clarke is a founding member of three of the most significant synth-pop bands in history: Depeche Mode, Erasure and Yaz. The first two have each been around now for well over 20 years. By contrast, Yaz released just two albums during its two-year run (1982-1983). Yet, a lasting mark can be made in a relatively short period -- and that's exactly what synthesizer king Clarke and vocalist Alison Moyet accomplished...

2008-07-08 09:00:42

Alison Moyet isn't one of those '80s stars stuck in the past. Sure, she's in the middle of the much-anticipated Yaz reunion tour, teaming up with synthesizer wiz Vince Clarke for the first time in 25 years. But she's also releasing her seventh solo album, "The Turn" (Decca), filled with stately, Bowiesque rock and sophisticated Jacques Brel pop that is about as far from the electronica-pioneering Yaz as you can get. "I've never been one for sitting-back-on-my-laurel days," says Moyet,...

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