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Four Pieces

  • Date: October 26, 2018

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01. Intro

Four Pieces is a four LP vinyl compendium, containing remastered versions of both Yazoo albums plus two albums with remixes and previously unreleased BBC sessions.

The box also includes art prints, Upstairs At Eric’s and You And Me Both double-sided poster and a collection of six pocket-sized photos. Deluxe vinyl box set in  hard back book format exclusively remastered  and pressed on heavy black 180g vinyl.

02. The Formats

Link to Discogs.org

Vinyl (YAZLPBX01)

03. The Cover

The box set is a thing of beauty. Designed by Philip Marshall who has used the original artwork and official photos. The box is designed as a book, with each vinyl record placed in it's own "page". Pretty stunning actually.

04. The Tracks

Half'n'half

Only two of the originally recorded tracks are not includuded in this box; the single The Other Side Of Love and the theme tune Get Set. Otherwise all recorded Yazoo tracks – minus remixes – are included.

01. Don't Go (Clarke)

Came in from the city
Walked into the door
I turned around when I heard
The sound of footsteps on the floor
Love just like addiction
Now I'm hooked on you
I need some time to get it right
Your love's gonna see me through

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Oh, baby, make your mind up
Give me what you got
Fix me with your lovin'
Shut the door and turn the lock
Hey, go get the doctor
Doctor came too late
Another night, I feel all right
My love for you can't wait

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

Came in from the city
Walked into the door
I turned around when I heard
The sound of footsteps on the floor
Said he was a killer
Now I know it's true
I'm dead when you walk out the door
Hey, babe, I'm hooked on you

Can't stop now, don't you know?
I ain't never gonna let you go
Don't go

02. Too Pieces (Clarke)

Write me a letter
A face in the hall
Hiding from someone
Afraid of the fall

And she's waiting for someone (waiting for someone)
To take her back to where she came from
And she'll wait alone for hours (waiting all alone)
She won't mind because there's someone

In a story she remembers
She remembers in the letter
And the tears locked up inside her
Make her heart break open wider
Shuts her eyes and takes the picture from the wall

03. Bad Connection (Clarke)

HMorning, this morning, the curtains are shut
I'll ring you in the morning, but the phone's been cut
Can you hear me? (oo, can you hear me? oo, can you hear me?)
I've been calling all day
Can you hear me? (oo, can you hear me? oo, can you hear me?)
The radio reporter said the line's all dead
He told me that I oughta write a letter instead
Can you hear me? (oo, can you hear me? oo, can you hear me?)
I've been calling all day
Can you hear me? (oo, can you hear me? oo, can you hear me?)

I'd wish they'd fix the wires, 'cause my baby don't know
That I'm leaving in the morning, and I'm ready to go
Can you hear me? can you hear me at all?
Gotta get the operator, make a telephone call

And if I write a letter it won't get there on time
I'll only reach you, baby, on the telephone line
Can you hear me? (oo, can you hear me? oo, can you hear me?)
I've been calling all day
Can you hear me? (oo, can you hear me? oo, can you hear me?)
My car's all ready, and my bags are all packed
I'm late already, and I won't be back
Can you hear me? (oo, can you hear me? oo, can you hear me?)
I've been calling you all day
Can you hear me? (oo, can you hear me? oo, can you hear me?)

I'd wish they'd fix the wires, 'cause my baby don't know
That I'm leaving in the morning, and I'm ready to go
Can you hear me? can you hear me at all?
Gotta get the operator, make a telephone call

04. I Before E Except After C (Clarke)

No meaningful lyrics.

05. Midnight (Moyet)

Midnight, it's raining outside, he must be soaking wet
Everyone is sleeping tight, God knows I tried my best
Darling, you know it looks bad
Just lost the best thing that I ever had, well
Still I don't know why I did him wrong, no
It's too late, now, he's gone to say

Baby, oh, no, can't leave me now
Said, think about it, please
'Cause I love you, and I need you
And I should have thought of that before I did you wrong, yeah
Before I did you wrong
I should have thought of that
Oo, before I did you wrong

Heartache, heartache, yeah
When I saw his face I could see how bad I'd let him down
Cheating when he was working hard, I just had to mess around
I knew from the start he ain't got much money
I should have stayed content with all that good, sweet honey
He's a good, strong man, and I love him so
So how on Earth can I let him go? said, whoah

Baby, oh, no, can't leave me now
Said, think about it, please
'Cause I love you, and I need you
And I should have thought of that before I did you wrong, yeah
Before I did you wrong
I should have thought of that
Oo, before I did you wrong

And now, it's midnight, it's raining outside, yeah
And I'm soaking wet, still looking for that man of mine
And I ain't found him yet, well
All of this rain can wash away my tears
But nothing can replace all of those wasted years
In all of this I tell you I have learnt
Playing with fire gets you burnt
And I'm still burning

Baby, oh, no, can't leave me now
Said, think about it, please
'Cause I love you, and I need you
And I should have thought of that before I did you wrong, yeah
Before I did you wrong
I should have thought of that
Oo, before I did you wrong

You say you'll lose your pride
Well, don't you know, dear? don't you know
I'll lose so much more if you go now?

06. In My Room (Clarke)

I stand alone and watch the clock
I only wait for it to stop
And in the room locked up inside me (thy kingdom come)
The cutout magazines remind me
I sit and wait alone (thy will be done) in my room

And in my room against the wall
There is a picture very small (on Earth, as it is in Heaven)
A photograph I took some years ago
It shows a picture of the room I know
I sit and wait alone in my room (on Earth, as it is in Heaven)

The walls are white and in the night
The room is lit by electric light

(On Earth, as it is in Heaven)
I stand alone and watch the clock (and lead us not into temptation)
I only wait for it to stop
The doors are shut and all the windows lock
The only sound is from the clock
I sit and wait alone in my room (and deliver us from evil)

07. Only You (Clarke)

Looking from a window above
It's like a story of love
Can you hear me?
Came back only yesterday
I'm moving farther away
Want you near me

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

Sometimes when I think of her name
When it's only a game
And I need you
Listen to the words that you say
It's getting harder to stay
When I see you

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

This is going to take a long time
And I wonder what's mine
Can't take no more (can't take no more)
Wonder if you'll understand
It's just the touch of your hand
Behind a closed door

All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew
Only you

08. Goodbye 70's (Moyet)

To your credit to the thirty faces you created
To your headache to the shape of the 1980's
I'm glad that we don't hear you any more
I'm tired of playing in your fashion war

To the lights to the trend setting in your head
Sunday night tears from youth cults already dead
I'm glad that we don't hear you any more
I'm tired of fighting in your fashion war

Goodbye Seventies

To your credit to the thirty faces you created
To your subscription for the million copies of 1980
I'm glad that we don't hear you any more
I'm tired of losing in your fashion war

Goodbye Seventies

09. Tuesday (Clarke)

Woman of thirty seeing the sun
Packed up her suitcase started to run
Looking for someone looking for none
Pack up and drive away, away
Pack up and drive away

It was her birthday morning
Realisation gradually dawning
A man in a grey suit whispered 'I'm calling'
Pack up and drive away, away
Pack up and drive away

Woman of thirty, husband and kids
Chained like a dog she had to rid
No point in coping off came the lid
Pack up and drive away, away
Pack up and drive away

Three thousand miles of honesty dreaming
Perfect imagery is gleaming
No more shattered clouds were deeming
Pack up and drive away, away
Pack up and drive away

In her heart it wasn't easy
Mumbled words and feeling dizzy
Reasons fight against excuses
Mothers have their ways and uses
Driving slowly she was losing
Dream was stirring only dozing
Eyelids awaken to the daytime
Just an illusion broken sunshine
Woman of thirty there's no choice
I can't hear your helpless voice

10. Winter Kills (Moyet)

Green in your love
On bright days
You grew sunblind
You thought me unkind
To remind you
How winter kills

Lost in daydreams
You drove too fast
And got nowhere
You rode on half fare
When you got too scared
How winter kills

Tear at me, searching for
Weaker seams

Pain in your eyes
Makes me cruel
Makes me spiteful
Tears are delightful
Welcome your nightfall
How winter kills

I tear at you, searching for
Weaker seams

11. Bring Your Love Down (Didn't I) (Moyet)

You say it's time to leave
Now, babe, I can't believe
That you have the strenght to go now
I won't stand in your way
I'd be standing there all day
Ain't that something we both know now

You play your games, but the fact remains
I'm the only one that can hold your reins

Didn't I bring your love down?
Didn't I bring your love down all night?

If you think you need a change
Well, I'm sure we can arrange
For you to get on your own for a while
But I don't need to worry
'Cause you'll get back in a hurry
I know that you like my style

You play your games but the fact remains
I'm the only one that can hold your reins

Didn't I bring your love down?
Didn't I bring your love down all night?

You play your games but the fact remains
I'm the only one that can hold your reins

05. The People

Vocals and piano – Alison Moyet
Noices – Vince Clarke
Produced by – Eric C. Radcliffe and Yazoo
Additional production and noices – Daniel Miller
Engineered by – Eric C. Radcliffe and John Fryer *
Extra chit-chat – Eric's mum
Extra chit-chat – D. Davis
Photography – Joe Lyons
Remastered by – Phil Kinrade
Liner notes – Paul Colbert
Design – Philip Marshall

06. The Music