The Yazoo / Yaz Reconnected Live promo trailer (2010) is a bit underwhelming – but it’s still got us excited for the September release.
Vince Clarke answered these questions about performing classic Yazoo tracks live:
How did you go about recreating the sounds for the live tracks?
We had the original multitrack digitized and then I reassembled the tracks onto Logic Audio. I then moved every individual note and beat in every track into ‘time’. Any sounds that were badly out of tune were replaced with soft-synths sounds.
Did you play any synth parts live during the live tour? If so, how do you decide what to play?
I played a part in each song and always the easiest part (heh! heh!)
With the advances in technology, how did playing live during the 2008 Reconnected tour compare to the original Yazoo tour in 1982?
On the first Yazoo tour I used 2 Fairlight computers. One would load whilst the other played. For the Reconnected tour I used a laptop. This is an incredible advance in technology.
How did it feel to be going back to those songs after such a long time? Were you happy to leave them as they are or were you itching to update them at all?
I kept them as they were. It was tempting to update them, but I think that most of the audience wanted to hear the originals.
Yazoo’s Reconnected Live album will be released as a 2-CD set on September 27th (UK) and September 28th (US) in standard and deluxe editions.
Check out this fan video of Yazoo performing a rather smoking Situation live for a better taste of what the Yazoo / Yaz reunion sounded like: