Goldfrapp recently announced details of a ‘Tales Of Us Deluxe Edition’, which will be released digitally on 30 June 2014. ‘Tales Of Us Deluxe Edition’ features the original ‘Tales Of Us’ album, plus the audio from a live performance, ‘Live From Air Studios’. This performance was originally broadcast alongside the short film, ‘Tales Of Us’, as part of a global cinema event in March 2014.
The performance from the Air Studios in London features classic Goldfrapp favourites ‘Train’, ‘Utopia’, ‘Strict Machine’ and ‘Clowns’ with versions of ‘Clay’, ‘Alvar’ and ‘Thea’ from Goldfrapp’s new album. Also featured on the Deluxe Edition are the films for five of the individual stories featured on the album, directed by Lisa Gunning: Stranger, Laurel, Jo, Drew and Annabel (which won Best Music Video at the Trans Gender Film Fest). Stranger and Laurel have previously been unavailable to watch online, while Jo is available to watch for the first time.
The award winning 30-minute Tales of Us film, co-created by Alison Goldfrapp and director and writer Lisa Gunning (Nowhere Boy, Seven Psychopaths, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen) premiered at the London Short Film Festival and won at the Byron Bay Film Festival and will be available to buy separately from the Deluxe Edition. The film subtly interconnects each of the individual stories, sharing themes of love, loss, madness and identity, taking the viewer on a unique musical journey.
The ‘Tales Of Us’ box set featuring a 40-page hardback book, a 12” lithographic print, DVD featuring the album in 5.1 surround sound and documentary on the making of plus ‘Tales Of Us’ on CD and vinyl, is also available now on Mute.
Goldfrapp are performing live around Europe this summer for a series of festival appearances that include Glastonbury on 28 June and the Greenwich Music Time festival in London on 21 August.
21 June - Body and Soul Festival - Ballinlough Castle, Ireland
28 June – Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury, UK
9 July – Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreaux, Switzerland
11 July – Sexto Unplugged, Pordenone, Italy
12 July – Pohoda Festival – Trencin, Slovakia
13 July - Inne Brzmienia – Lublin, Poland
24 July - Blue Balls Festival – Lucerne, Switzerland
25 July - Les Nuits de Fourvière - Lyon, France
31 July - Tivoli Concert Hall - Copenhagen, Denmark
1 Aug – Stockholm, Sweden – Skepshomen Music and Arts
21 Aug – Greenwich Music Time – London, UK