The early ’80s brought us Yazoo, the combined talent of Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode), and the super talented Alison Moyet. After only two albums inside of a year’s time, the pair split. This, of course, proved to be a good thing as Alison Moyet embarked on a solo career that created her two big sellers, Alf (1984), and Raindancing (1987). Both albums produced seven singles between them. Although primarily a UK star, her music was embraced in a smaller fashion in other countries including the US. Over time, Alison Moyet released eight studio sets: four with Columbia Records (Alf – 1984, Raindancing – 1987, Hoodoo – 1991, Essex – 1994), two with UK’s Sanctuary Records (Hometime – 2002, Voice – 2004), one with W14 (The Turn – 2007), and her last with Cooking Vinyl (The Minutes – 2013). In the UK, interest remained throughout her solo career to this day, although not to the degree her first two albums had. But not bad either. Her last album, The Minutes,┬áreached #5 in the UK charts. And I highly respect the UK audience for their diversity.

The good news is that Alison Moyet is back with a new album. It’s being called Other, and is expected to be released on June 16, also by Cooking Vinyl. It will host ten new Moyet tracks. Currently, the title track is available for purchase and streaming (see YouTube video below). Other is being issued on CD, vinyl LP, DD, and Cassette. Other is also bundled with a series of items including prints, signed editions, and numbered vinyl. there are several all-inclusive Super Deluxe bundles as well. You can see all of them (and pre-order) here.

Alison Moyet will be undertaking a world tour in support of Other. Her Chicago date is at Park West on September 19, which may just find me in the audience!! Dates here.


By MARowe