Dave Karger
July 04, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

In Your Room

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Pop

We gave it an A-

Twenty-five years after abruptly disbanding, the seminal Britpop duo — powerhouse vocalist Alison Moyet and programming genius Vince Clarke (later to become the musical mastermind behind Erasure) — have compiled all of their recordings in this three-CD/one-DVD boxed set. Containing U.K. chart smashes like ”Only You” and ”Don’t Go,” a zippy single (”The Other Side of Love”) that didn’t appear on either of their LPs, and several remixes of their Stateside club hit ”Situation,” In Your Room also features a 35-minute documentary detailing the clash of egos that broke apart the group (known outside the U.S. as Yazoo) after a mere two years together. As fans currently attending their Reconnected Tour are again learning, the unlikely pairing of Clarke’s workmanlike synths and Moyet’s bluesy vocals is as arresting and vital now as it was a quarter century ago. A-
DOWNLOAD THIS: See a clip of Yaz performing ”Only You” on YouTube

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