Pop pioneer Alison Moyet returns with a new record, a new tour and her same recognizable sense of aesthetic transcendence and attitude

By : Billy Manes
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If you are unfamiliar with U.K. songstress Alison Moyet, it’s likely because you weren’t reading the liner notes while hiding in your bedroom in the 1980s and ruing your existence.

Moyet forged her career from bar-band bluster to synth-pop, bedsit belter when she joined Vince Clarke – later of Depeche Mode and Erasure – in pop duo Yaz. That band crowded the Top of the Pops with hits like “Only You,” “Don’t Go” and “Situation,” among others before acrimony set in. And though Yaz only lasted for two albums – Upstairs at Eric’s and You and Me Both – Moyet’s legendary status among fans came faster than the ability of the record label to press the music to the vinyl. She was, and is still indeed, the real deal.

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