Jim, Charlie & Mick MacNeil On Trevor Horn Album

Jim, Charlie & Mick MacNeil On Trevor Horn Album

Trevor Horn has announced his new album ‘Trevor Horn Reimagines The 80s’. The album includes a new version of Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms on which Jim, Charlie & Mick MacNeil work with Trevor.

Set for release on February 8 on BMG, the album sees Horn and a cast of legends, including Robbie Williams, Seal, All Saints and Simple Minds do versions of classics from the 80s, such as Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Ashes To Ashes, Girls On Film and Brothers In Arms.

Preview of Robbie Williams ‘Everybody Want to Rule the World’:

The record was made at a number of locations, including Trevor’s Sarm Music Village and Sarm Steeles Road studios, Angel Recording Studios and Air Edel in London, as well as Sarm West Coast in Bel Air.

Speaking about working with Trevor on the album, All Saints said:

‘Trevor is a pioneer and a master of his craft. He produced some of our favourite tracks from the 80’s, so it was an honour to work with him and such great fun!’

The album’s opening track and first single, Everybody Wants To Rule The World sees Robbie Williams deliver a fantastic version of the Tears For Fears’ 1985 classic, a track that won the Brit Award for Best British Single in 1986.

Other standouts from the record include Seal’s take on Ashes To Ashes, Jim Kerr doing Brothers In Arms, Gabrielle Aplin on Dancing In The Dark, as well as a fantastic Take On Me, which sees Trevor assume lead vocal duties.

Trevor Horn gained international acclaim following his 1979 hit single Video Killed The Radio Star, written with his band The Buggles. The track was a worldwide success, reaching number 1 in the singles charts in sixteen different countries. Horn was briefly the lead vocalist in progressive rock band Yes before he decided to focus his attentions on production work.

He has since worked with the likes of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Pet Shop Boys, Seal and Robbie Williams among many others over a career which has seen him win three Brit Awards, a Grammy and an Ivor Novello award. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011 for his services to the music industry.

Album tracklist:
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Dancing In The Dark
Ashes To Ashes
Girls On Film
The Power Of Love
Brothers In Arms
Different For Girls
Slave To The Rhythm
What’s Love Got To Do With It
Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Take On Me
Blue Monday