NEWS: Shakespears Sister announce 30th anniversary edition of 'Hormonally Yours'

NEWS: Shakespears Sister announce 30th anniversary edition of ‘Hormonally Yours’

To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Shakespears Sister’s seminal album Hormonally Yours, London Records have announced a special edition release this August across multiple formats. 

A double platinum and top 3 UK album Hormonally Yours secured Siobhan Fahey and Marcella Detroit a place in British pop history, spawning the epic single Stay – which spent eight consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts – and winning the duo an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection.  

The anniversary CD format will include a DVD featuring all videos from the album shot by legendary producer Soophie Muller plus live recordings of album tracks from the bands 2019 tour.  In addition previously unseen footage shot during the making of the album is included.  

Vinyl is available in two limited edition formats – standard white vinyl and a deluxe version in splattered vinyl.  A special sequinned bag edition gives as a nod to the sequinned catsuits Shakespears Sister’s signature look around the album’s release.  

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Initially conceived as an alternative soundtrack to the 3-D sci-fi B-movie, 1953’s Cat-Women of the Moon, ‘Hormonally Yours’ stuck to the space age concept despite the soundtrack idea being shelved. As Marcella explains, the women in the film were their inspiration, “They were bold, they were daring, unapologetic about who they were.”

We were diametrically opposed to fluffy little girls singing perfect little pop songs” says Marcella. Siobhan’s idea was to be different, to be dramatic, to express yourself.” Thus ‘Hormonally Yours’ explored and expressed the darker side of being female with the high and low emotions of life and death informing the album’s raw personality.

Both members brought their own musician touchstones to the table. Siobhan’s included The Smiths, glam, punk and Roxy Music whilst Marcella’s drew from blues and rock, with both women sharing a love of soul and Motown.  “Together “says Marcella, “we managed to mash all those desires and enthusiasms to come up with something unusual and memorable.” 

Shakespears Sister’s second LP, Hormonally Yours, provided an encapsulation of Shakespears Sister’s musical ying and yang; a deftly delivered balance of pop melody with a spikey darkness.  Shakespears Sister reunited in 2019 releasing a brand-new EP, Ride Again, which featured the single When She Finds You, a collaboration with Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.

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