Say Hello (Turn Your Radio On) again to Marcella Detroit and Siobhan Fahey as Shakespears Sister are no longer History but have decided to Stay, announcing their official reunion as a band with an album and tour, 26 years after they originally disbanded...
Shakespears Sister will embark on the Shakespears Sister Ride Again tour this October and November playing an extensive run of UK shows, including a night at The London Palladium.
They will also release a Singles Collection, Singles Party on 19th July. The album features two new tracks All The Queen’s Horses and C U Next Tuesday, as well as classic hits from the duo’s back catalogue.
Speaking about the reunion, Siobhan said, “Neither of us wanted to go into it if there was anything apart from friendship and unity. We did not want a repeat of 1992. Life's too short. So I think we just explored it slowly. I realised what a perfect writing partner she is for me…there’s some sort of weird fusion of energies that feels fated. It's like this third entity exists that is neither me nor her, it's the two of us.”
Marcella added, “There was no stopping this. It was like this snowball that just kept on gathering more and more speed. I think we've come to a point where we respect and understand each other more than we ever could have back then. That’s the simplest way to put it. We've come to a mutual understanding of and respect for who each other are. It’s just about acceptance - acceptance of who we both are, for each other and to each other.”
As well as the new tracks All The Queen’s Horses and C U Next Tuesday, Singles Party is made up of classic Shakespears Sister singles, including Stay, You’re History, Hello (Turn Your Radio On), and I Don’t Care. The deluxe version of the album features another unreleased track Cat Worship and remixes of You’re History and You Made Me Come To This remixed by Catz ‘n Dogz and HMD Pulsatron respectively.
Shakespears Sister’s debut album, 1989’s Sacred Heart was a top ten record and spawned the band’s first hit single, You’re History, which also went top ten. Even greater success followed with a second album, Hormonally Yours, in 1992; amongst its hit singles I Don’t Care, Hello (Turn Your Radio On) and Stay, which remained at number one for eight weeks. The triumphs and accolades piled up: over a million albums sold, a Brit award for Best Video for Stay and an Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Collection of Songs for the band’s second album, 1992’s Hormonally Yours. The pair went onto headline the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury in 1992 and supported Prince at Celtic Park at Prince’s personal request.
Singles Party is released through London Records on 19th July. Here's a reminder of probably their biggest hit of the 1990's, which Stay-ed at number one in the charts for 8 weeks back in 1992.
General sale for the tour begins 9am Friday 10th May at https://www.aegpresents.co.uk/events/detail/shakespears-sister.
Singles Party tracklist:
1 - Break My Heart (remastered)
2 - Heroine (remastered)
3 - You’re History (remastered)
4 - Run Silent (remastered)
5 - Dirty Mind (remastered)
6 - Stay (remastered)
7 - I Don’t Care (remastered)
8 - Goodbye Cruel World (remastered)
9 - Hello (Turn Your Radio On) (remastered
10 - My 16th Apology (remastered)
11 - I Can Drive (remastered)
12 - Bitter Pill (remastered)
13 - Pulsatron (remastered)
14 - Bad Blood (remastered)
15 - It’s A Trip (remastered)
16 - All The Queen’s Horses
17 - C U Next Tuesday
18 - Stay (acoustic version) (remastered)
CD2 (Deluxe Only):
1 - Cat Worship
2 - You’re History (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix)
3 - You Made Me Come To This (HMD Pulsatron Mix)
4 - Pretty Boy (Remastered)
5 - Mr Wrong (Remastered)
6 - Remember My Name (Remastered)
7 - Do I Scare You? (Remastered)
8 - Excuse Me John (Remastered)
9 - Singles Party (Remastered)
10 - Heroine (Heavenly Mix) (Remastered)
11 - Black Sky (The Black Dub) (Remastered)
12 - Break My Heart (Shep Pettibone Dub) (Remastered)
13 - Goodbye Cruel World (BTO Remix) (Remastered)
14 - You’re History (Brothers In Rhythm Remix) (Remastered)
UK tour dates:
31/10/19 - Royal Concert Hall - Nottingham
01/11/19 - New Theatre - Oxford
02/11/19 - Empire - Liverpool
04/11/19 - City Hall - Sheffield
05/11/19 - Palladium - London
08/11/19 - Royal Concert Hall - Glasgow
10/11/19 - The Sage - Gateshead
11/11/19 - Bridgewater Hall - Manchester
13/11/19 - Pavilion Theatre - Bournemouth
14/11/19 - The Forum - Bath
15/11/19 - Regent Theatre - Ipswich
17/11/19 - Cliffs Pavilion - Southend
19/11/19 - Symphony Hall - Birmingham
20/11/19 - Dome Concert Hall - Brighton