Tales Of Us Deluxe Edition features the original Tales Of Us album, plus the audio from a special 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 iconic Air Studios in London features classic Goldfrapp favorites, “Train,” “Utopia,” “Strict Machine” and “Clowns” with stunning versions of “Clay,” “Alvar” and“Thea” from Goldfrapp’s spellbinding 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. Stranger and Laurel have previously been unavailable to watch online, while Jo is available to watch for the first time here.
The 30-minute Tales of Us film, co-created by Alison Goldfrapp and director & 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 beautiful 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.
June 21st—Body and Soul Festival–Ballinlough Castle, Ireland
June 28th—Glastonbury Festival–Glastonbury, UK
July 9th—Montreux Jazz Festival–Montreux, Switzerland
July 11th—Sexto Unplugged–Pordenone, Italy
July 12th—Pohoda Festival–Trencin, Slovakia
July 13th—Inne Brzmienia–Lublin, Poland
July 24th—Blue Balls Festival–Lucerne, Switzerland
July 25th—Les Nuits de Fourvière–Lyon, France
July 31st—Tivoli Concert Hall–Copenhagen, Denmark
August 1st—Skepshomen Music and Arts—Stockholm, Sweden
August 21st—Greenwich Music Time—London, UK