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AAA Music | 28 May 2020

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Claudia Brucken – Combined

| On 22, Dec 2010

Zang Tuum Tumb presents the story so far of Claudia Brücken’s life in pop. From 1984 to the present day. From the cinematic electronica of Propaganda to the dark showbiz fantasies of Act. Claudia solo, Claudia in combination with Andy Bell (Erasure), Chrome Seduction, Martin L. Gore, Andrew Poppy, Stephen Hague, Thomas Leer, Trevor Horn, Paul Humphreys (OMD), Paul Rutherford (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), and Claudia as herself.

Combined presents eight of Claudia’s classic recordings… Propaganda’s hit singles (Dr Mabuse, p:Machinery, Duel), her two singles as Act (Absolutely Immune, Snobbery & Decay), her 90s solo singles (Kiss Like Ether, Absolut(e)) both produced by Pascal Gabriel (Kylie, Goldfrapp, Ladyhawke), her 2005 duet with Andy Bell (Delicious)…

…combined with five brand new works: Night School and Thank You – two brand new solo tracks co-written with and produced by Stephen Hague (Pet Shop Boys, New Order); This is Not America – duetting the David Bowie classic with Paul Rutherford (Frankie Goes To Hollywood); In Dreams – Roy Orbison’s Blue Velvet soundtrack gem in collaboration with Andrew Poppy.

Two tracks are included from Claudia’s current band Onetwo: Sequentia (previously unreleased) and Cloud 9ine (a co-write with Depeche Mode‘s Martin L. Gore).

Thank You is the first single from Combined, backed with a gorgeous new video directed by Martin Gooch: