Maschina Records from Russia have added a brand new and very suspicious item to their online vinyl catalog on www.maschinarecords.com. It's called Lovers Box Part 1, and further details have been revealed later at night, as promised.
The announced surprise is the re-release of the Army Of Lovers' two albums - Massive Luxury Overdose and Glory, Glamour and Gold on colored vinyl. You can buy the albums separately on two black LPs or on purple and green vinyl records. Or you can buy silver and gold records in the limited edition box together with a poster, a set of postcards, a branded slipmat, a sticker pack, and also something special. Gatefold sleeves come with accompanying full-size booklet 30×30 cm with archive photos and lyrics. These new editions have been remastered and repackaged using the original source audio and photo master sources. The release is planned in July. For full description and order links, please, go to www.maschinarecords.com.
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Maschina Records, an independent music publisher based in Saint Petersburg, are revealing on their Facebook that a great surprise is coming for the Army's fans! Our dear Jean-Pierre is celebrating his birthday today, while Alexander's will follow shortly, on March 17. On the eve of his amazing jubilee, a new re-issue of the Army Of Lovers' albums is going to be officially announced. Stay tuned!
Dominika Peczynski Borg is celebrating her unbelievable 50th birthday today! Love and kisses from Prague! And moreover, the happily married mother of two has just released her book Jag gör som jag vill this past Friday, September 18th! Congratulations to both!
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Maschina Records / Universal Music Russia / Sony Music Russia are re-releasing Barbie's complete anthology! As Army Of Lovers fans know, Barbies is one of the earliest projects of Alexander Bard. Supervised by Alexander himself, this limited edition 2CD contains the original album and all singles, b-sides and remixes from the original masters. Packaged in glossy digipak with illustrated Barbiegraphy and meticulously reproduced original artwork.
Featured tracks include Bam Bam Boom • The Locomotion • The Girl From Ipaneme • Sex Is The Dynamite Drug • Prostitution Twist • Hot Stuff • Rock It Up • Yes Sir I Can Boogie • Johnny Johnny • Wham Bam • The Butcher • Barbiecuetwist • Barbie Goes To Mars and remixes
More pictures can be found at www.discogs.com.
Dominika Peczynski is teasing her new book titled Jag gör som jag vill (I Do What I Want) on her Instagram and Facebook. "Which one fits the book better?" she's asking her fans. What do you think? The pics have been taken by Caroline Roosmark.
The Army Of Lovers' fabulous and award-winning documentary Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land is finally coming to Europe! The Delphi LUX cinema will show it during the Jüdische Filmfestival Berlin on Friday, September 13th, at 21:15. More infos can be found at www.yorck.de.
In the Articles section of Army Of Lovers.cz, you can read an English / Czech transcript of the brand new interview our beloved Jean-Pierre Barda gave to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. It focuses mainly on his new life in Tel Aviv and the recent Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land documentary. Congratulations and kisses from Prague!
To read the interview, please follow this link.
More photos from the accompanying session can be found in the Gallery section.
The Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land movie was accidentally available publicly on patiphon.co.il just for few hours on October 10 and then removed. It seems it was just a mistake. However, there was another screening of the movie in the Kuli Alma club in Tel Aviv on October 20. And on November 10th, the film will close the Nordic Cinema Showcase, also in Tel Aviv. Jean-Pierre and Dominika will be present! And moreover on October 28, the movie was broadcasted by Israeli cable channel Hot8.
Since Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land is without a doubt a very important milestone in the Army Of Lovers' career, I decided to prepare a special dedicated page about this beautiful movie in the brand new section Films, where I will put all the available info about this interesting project.
The Army Of Lovers' new film won the prize the best documentary at the Haifa International Film Festival this past weekend.
According to www.haaretz.com, Army of Lovers In The Holy Land, produced by Naama Pyritz and directed by Asaf Galay, was awarded 40.000 shekels ($11.000). It tells the story of a Swedish pop group that enjoyed great popularity in the 1990s and was famous for its mix of disco, camp, and queer music along with its messages of sexual liberation. The film follows the decision by one of the group's members, Jean-Pierre Barda, to leave Sweden and immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return.
About Army of Lovers In The Holy Land, the judges said that it was "refreshing and entertaining, and describes the move from the plastic world of stiletto heels and fake diamonds to the roughness of the Israeli reality and conservatism." The judges said the film "creates entertaining and absurd moments alongside an authentic emotional process of searching and belonging."
The Haifa International Film Festival will premiere a brand new documentary Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land today! According to www.haifaff.co.il, the world premiere will take place at the Cinematheque at 18:15! The movie was directed by Asaf Galay and produced by Naama Pyritz.