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  Alison Moyet - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Alison Moyet, a British pop singer with a remarkably bluesy voice, began her professional career with synth pop duo Yazoo (Yaz in the U.S.) in the early '80s.
During 1985, Moyet toured with a jazz band led by John Altman; the group recorded a version of Billie Holiday's "That Ole Devil Called Love," which became her biggest British hit, even though the group received poor reviews.
In 1986, Moyet had another major U.K. hit with "Is This Love?," which was released while she was recording her second solo album.
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  Alison Moyet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alison Moyet (born Genevieve Alison Jane Moyet on 18 June 1961), is an English pop singer noted for her bluesy voice.
Moyet was born in Billericay, Essex, UK to a French father and English mother.
Moyet's next album Essex (1994) was also a source of controversy for her; in order for the album to be released, her label (now Sony) insisted that certain Essex tracks be re-recorded and re-produced, and that there be additional material remixed to create a more 'commercial' package.
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 Alison Moyet :: Extraordinarygirl.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Alison Moyet rose to fame in her native England in the early Eighties as half of the short-lived but influential techno-pop duo Yazoo [known as Yaz in the US].
Alison Moyet's exceptional voice first came to the world's attention when she was half of Yazoo, the hugely successful synth-pop duo she founded in 1981 with former Depeche Mode keyboard player Vince Clarke.
Vince Clarke and Genevieve Alison Moyet (otherwise known as Alf) were together as Yazoo little over a year (1982-3) but from the instant stardom of their debut single 'Only You' onwards they made records that captured the imagination of everyone from Smash Hits to the Daily Telegraph.
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 Yazoo (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The group was formed in 1981, using a moniker that Alison Moyet, veteran of a number of southeast Essex based punk and rock bands, had seen on the labels of old blues albums: 'Yazoo'.
Moyet decided to venture off on a solo career, signing to Columbia Records, where she would enjoy a great deal of early success.
Clarke was tapped to remix Moyet's 1994 single, "Whispering Your Name" and with Erasure, Clarke and Moyet tried to record her single "This House" as a duet.
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 Alison Moyet: Voice
The other big, big moment here is when Moyet performs “Cry Me a River.” First, because it again anchors her within the tradition of pop music chanteuse, recalling jazzy pop singer Julie London as well as the early club days of Sade, who used to perform a knockout version of the song with her band.
Again, Moyet resists the urge to belt it out, not because she can’t (which her fans certainly know) but because she is making different choices, and that’s the mark of a mature singer.
Moyet’s collaborator on this CD is pianist/arranger Anne Dudley, who is perhaps best known as one third of the British experimental pop band Art of Noise.
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 Alison Moyet News - www.alisonmoyet.com
Alison has hinted that the song One More Time is likely to be the lead single from her forthcoming album.
Alison Moyet has announced some of the track titles from her forthcoming studio album.
Alison Moyet announced on AMCO that she has signed to new record label W14 Music – AandR supremo John Williams’ imprint with Universal Music Group.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Alison Moyet frees her voice
Part of the challenge was for Moyet to put down her guitar and rely upon somebody else's compositions.
It also gave Moyet new respect for the stars of musical theatre, which in her early days as a pub rocker she regarded as "a bit naff".
Her stint in Chicago was followed by a Brits nomination for Hometime, an album written by Moyet two years earlier which she fought to have released in the face of a lack of interest by ex-record company Sony.
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 CMT.com : Alison Moyet : Biography
Alison Moyet, a British pop singer with a remarkably bluesy voice, began her professional career with synth pop duo
During 1985, Moyet toured with a jazz band led by John Altman; the group recorded a version of Billie Holiday's "That Ole Devil Called Love," which became her biggest British hit, even though the group received poor reviews.
In 1986, Moyet had another major U.K. hit with "Is This Love?," which was released while she was recording her second solo album.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/moyet_alison/bio.jhtml   (306 words)

 Alison Moyet: Voice - PopMatters Music Review
Alison Moyet has a big, fat, eccentric British voice that has been successfully set against dopey electronic dance beats since the 1980s.
Moyet's take on the more contemporary material has an airiness that suggests it is almost part of the different project.
Moyet does well beyond her dance-pop origins is something closer to the singer tradition of the '50s and '60s, a heavier-voiced version of Petula Clark and Dionne Warwick.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/m/moyetalison-voice.shtml   (700 words)

 BBC News | SHOWBIZ | Alison Moyet opens in Chicago
Moyet - who rose to fame as one half of the band Yazoo - took over the role of Mama Morton in the musical at the Adelphi Theatre.
Moyet had said she was particularly looking forward to working with Van Outen, who comes from her home town of Basildon, joking it would be like the "Essex mafia" on stage.
Moyet, now a mother of three, was a member of Yazoo with Erasure's Vince Clarke.
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 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - Alison Moyet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Still, next up was Alison Moyet, and if this audience was now in the mood for a boogie, she was going to let them have it.
After raving about the Singles CD last year--a compilation of both solo Alison Moyet songs and a few Yaz(oo) tracks--I was ecstatic to find an import version of the CD with an 11 track live CD.
Alison Moyet has always had my favorite voice in rock--I just wish she used it on better material.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Alison Moyet - The Essential Alison Moyet: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Moyet's commentary, presented in interview format, offers plenty of insight into the stages of a long career in the business.
Alison's rendition of Julie London standard Cry Me A River shows all the other wannabes how this song SHOULD be sung.
Alison shines through as her gracious and beautiful presence is the highlight of the work.
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 Alison Moyet Forums Community Portal
Alison Moyet lends her talents to perform a backing vocal on Moby's latest single release, "Slipping Away".
While Alison’s character sings in bars on Spain’s Costa Del Sol, French’s role is that of a school teacher who is also responsible for caring for the sisters’ mother.
Alison Moyet has written new music for the show, in which she will also sing.
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 Review: Alison Moyet, Singles - Bob Gajarsky   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Moyet's powerful voice first hit the American shores as one half of the Vince Clarke project, Yaz (or Yazoo, depending on your location).
Moyet's songs never captured the fancy of American programmers, even as she continued to churn out pop songs such as "Whispering Your Name" and "Weak In The Presence of Beauty".
More than a half dozen UK top 10 hits testified to her staying power in Europe, but Moyet was still unable to crack U.S. playlists.
www.westnet.com /consumable/1995/07.21/revmoyet.html   (244 words)

 Alison Moyet: Essential Alison Moyet, The (2002)
This collection really showcases the marvellous vocal range of Alison Moyet - and her quite striking beauty - and for her fans it will be an essential purchase.
Moyet is very self-deprecating, and it is evident that she feels embarrassed by her appearance in several of the videos.
Some of the press commentary she attracted due to her relatively large (for a pop star) figure is mentioned - and you can only admire her ability to continue to produce videos despite the sometimes cruel snipes she endured.
www.michaeldvd.com.au /Reviews/Reviews.asp?ReviewID=3806&SID=2&PID=221254   (1333 words)

 DVD.net : Alison Moyet - The Essential - DVD Review
What we do get, however, are videos for most of Alison’s solo singles, spanning the mid ‘80s through to 2001 - from the chart-fodder limelight to less prominent, but no less impressive, fare (intriguingly accompanied by an equally noticeable increase in self confidence).
Once again looking at the history books we see that Ms Moyet became (justifiably) renowned as one of Britain’s greatest and most award winning female vocal talents, and no further proof as to why is needed than a quick peek at this compilation.
Alison delivers a smooth take on the classic Cry Me a River accompanied by a sort of soulful, laidback jazz kinda musical vibe, all delivered with PCM stereo sound and 16x9 enhanced 1.78:1 vision.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=2077   (1030 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Singles: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Here, you have everything the Alison Moyet beginner needs, from her earliest chart singles to the latest, an accomplished CD by a more than accomplished vocalist.
So it was in the eighties that Alison Moyet, a woman with a strong, bluesy voice had a string of hits despite her unflattering looks.
Alison still records occasionally, but this is a fine collection of her most successful years.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00001ZT6B   (1195 words)

 Alison Moyet : Hometime - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
After a near-nine-year layoff, Alison Moyet's fifth solo album is a posh, lavish, elegant affair that shows she's lost none of her chops throughout the long layoff.
Between the intricately crafted songs, the ornate production, and Moyet's soulful voice, this is arguably her most fully realized and cohesive work.
It strives to be -- and often is -- a perfect vehicle for Moyet's talent, reaching heights that have only been hinted at in her previous work.
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 Amazon.com: Voice: Music: Alison Moyet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In Voice, Moyet's voice is the focus and one realises for the first time quite how supple it is, how unique its timbre, how accomplished her breath control.
Moyet's wide array of song choices, from covering Elvis Costello, to Purcell, to standards, proves that she has the chops to tackle any genre, making each song her own, with her voice hauntingly holding these disparate tracks together.
Alison is supported here with lush arrangements by Anne Dudley and there is not a bad song in the bunch.
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 Alison Moyet: Pictures, Music Videos, Wallpapers, Albums, Ringtones, Discography, ...
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 Guardian Unlimited Arts | | Alison Moyet, Royal Festival Hall, London
Basildon's finest, Alison Moyet, is groping and gurning her way through an explanation.
Moyet's career has spanned the pioneering electronica of Yazoo, sludgy MOR soul and bluesy versions of jazz standards; the only constant is her big, big voice.
Dressed in a long fl T-shirt and trousers, sandals on her feet, Moyet looks as though she's come straight from the school run.
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 Alison Moyet MP3 Downloads - Alison Moyet Music Downloads - Alison Moyet Music Videos
Alison Moyet's solo debut moves away from the all-electronic backing of her two-album partnership with Vince Clarke in Yaz, but ironically, those two albums sound much less dated in retrospect than Alf itself.
Hooking up with Bananarama's producers, Tony Swain and Steve Jolley, Moyet delivers an enormous, walloping mid-'80s pop sound that constantly threatens to overwhelm both the songs, which are a mixed bag, and occasionally even the formidably voiced singer herself.
Moyet tears into the song's emotional chorus with more ferocity than on the rest of the album, and the song is as melodically sturdy as any of Dozier's previous hits.
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 Amazon.com: Alf: Music: Alison Moyet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Alison is an important artist and in the mid 80s during the promised and disapointing jazz revivals, ALF brought a breath of freshness and vim!
It's a testament to the strength of Alison Moyet's first solo album that, all these years later, her music is still measured by it (which is a bit unfair, given the quality of her two best and, bizarrely, unavailable albums, "Hoodoo" and "Essex".
The rootsy "Steal Me Blind" is probably closer to what people expected of Alison and the lyric reflects her comments in a contemporary interview where she mentioned that some of her friends treated her like a bank.
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 Alison Moyet - free mp3 downloads, collection mp3, best artist : Voice, Je Crois Entendre Encore , What Are You Doing ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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 Alf - Alison Moyet - Music Records Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
The combination of Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke (then ex-Depeche Mode) to form Yazoo was an odd one.
However after an all too brief partnership Yazoo split and Alison Moyet was left to forge a solo career whilst Clarke...
Alison Moyet has a beautiful, powerful voice that shines through in all of her songs.
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 Alison Moyet: Voice - All CDs $5.99 and Free Shipping at yourmusic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
One of the U.K.'s most popular and best-selling vocalists of the past two decades, Alison Moyet's husk-and-honey voice has made her equally successful as a blues wailer and a dancefloor diva.
Although the tempo and tone of the arrangements are fairly similar, as per the album title, Dudley's restraint allows Moyet's voice to take center stage, where it always belongs.
Moyet achieves all this and more on this winsome future classic.
www.yourmusic.com /browse/album/103764.html   (282 words)

 Shock Records - ALISON MOYET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
There can scarcely be a more familiar pop music voice from the last 20 years than that of Alison Moyet.
Alison has recently appeared to enormous acclaim in the West End hit Chicago — erstwhile home to Claire Sweeney, Marti Pellow and Denise Van Outen.
Sanctuary Records are enormously proud to announce the release of Alison Moyet’s first album of new material in eight years.
www.shock.com.au /artists/bio.asp?artist_ID=70995   (160 words)

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