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Kylie Minogue Records Cover Of Yazoo's Only You With James Corden


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The track, originally written by Vince Clarke, has already enjoyed a trip to the top of the U.K. pop charts - The Flying Pickets' rendition spent five weeks there at the end of 1983, making Only You the first a cappella chart-topper in Britain.

The Flying Pickets' version of the electronic pop ballad was also a huge hit in Germany and Canada, and now Kylie and Corden are hoping for an international hit with their version.

The new cover will feature on Minogue's upcoming holiday album Kylie Christmas, which will be released on Friday (13Nov15). The project also features a duet between Kylie and her sister Dannii.

Smith And Burrows Wrote Their Own Christmas Hits


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Smith And Burrows wrote their own Christmas songs as there were "very few" traditional hits they felt comfortable covering.

Tom Smith from Editors has collaborated with former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows for their festive album, 'Funny Looking Angels', and they chose to write original compositions - which include 'When the Thames Froze' and 'This Aint New Jersey' - as they felt more natural than covers.

Tom exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "We looked for something that was a bit more festive and, to be honest, there were very few I felt comfortable in doing.

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Depeche Mode Founders Reunite


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Depeche Mode founders Martin Gore and Vince Clarke have reunited for new project VCMG.

The pair were original members of the electronic pop group when they formed in 1980, but Vince left after debut album 'Speak and Spell', and the new project is the first time they have recorded together since.

VCMG will release their first EP of remixes digitally at the end of this month, and a full album next year.

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Don't Go Yazoo Return For Dates


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The members of early-1980s pop duo Yazoo have reformed for a series of summer (08) shows.
Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet split in 1983 after scoring a string of hits, including Only You and Don't Go.
Clarke went on to form Erasure with Andy Bell, while Moyet enjoyed initial solo success.
The pair has reformed to celebrate the upcoming release of a rarities and B-sides collection, called In Your Room.
The U.K. leg of the Reconnected tour will start in Scotland in June (08). Dates in America, where the group enjoyed success as Yaz, are expected.

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