Spandau Ballet confirm first album since 1989

Band are working with producer Trevor Horn

Spandau Ballet have announced they are working on their first album since 1989, five years after reuniting for a comeback tour.

The five-piece revealed they are working with Trevor Horn, the producer of classic 1980s albums such as ABC’s ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ and Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Welcome To The Pleasuredome’. It’s the first time Horn has produced Spandau, whose hits include ‘True’, ‘Gold’ and ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’.

A tweet from the band’s account said: “You see? Told you it was getting exciting! Spandau Ballet working with Trevor Horn!”


You see? Told you it was getting exciting! @SpandauBallet working with Trevor Horn!

— Spandau Ballet (@SpandauBallet) July 31, 2014

Spandau Ballet split following 1989’s album ‘Heart Like A Sky’, becoming embroiled in a court case in 1999, when singer Tony Hadley, drummer John Keeble and saxophonist Steve Norman unsuccessfully sued guitarist Gary Kemp. The trio claimed that Kemp, the band’s sole songwriter, had promised them a larger share of royalties.

They reformed, along with Kemp’s bassist brother Martin Kemp, in 2009 for a successful arena tour. Their last appearance was at Isle Of Wight Festival in 2010. A new documentary about the band, Soul Boys Of The Western World, is due for release in cinemas in October.