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Yazoo 1982
Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke

Yazoo Biography

Synth-Pop duo comprised of synthesizer player Vince Clarke and singer Alison Moyet. In 1981 after Depeche Mode's debut album, "Speak And Spell" was finished Clarke left the group and started his new project, Yazoo, Yaz in America.

In April 1982 their first single "Only You / Situation" peaked at #2 on The Official U.K. chart. The follow-up single, "Don't Go", burned the Dance charts all over the globe and finally their debut full-length, "Upstairs At Eric's", peaked at #2 on the U.K. Albums chart and broke into the U.S. Pop chart.

In 1983, in advance of their second effort, "You And Me Both", the duo released another double-A side single "State Farm / Nobody's Diary". The album hit #1 in U.K. and reached #69 on the U.S. Pop Albums chart.
Not long after, Clarke and Moyet decided to go their separate ways.


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