Robert Calvert's Over The Moon remixed by A Flock Of Seagulls

Robert Calvert
(Image credit: Robert Calvert)

80s new wave act A Flock Of Seagulls have remixed Robert Calvert's Over The Moon. It will be released as a single through Cleopatra Records on August 14.

It forms part of a full-length Robert Calvert remix project to be released later this year featuring a host of electronic artists including Xiu Xiu, Die Krupps, Joy Division’s Peter Hook, Small Black, The KVB, Soft Kill, Black Plastic feat. Richard Butler of Psychedelic Furs, Xeno & Oaklander, Sixth June, and more.

Robert Calvert was easily one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures to emerge out of London’s psychedelic rock scene of the 60s & 70s. He was a poet, lyricist, visionary and vocalist most known for his work with the legendary Hawkwind but also his highly acclaimed solo albums and collaborations with Brian Eno, Arthur Brown, Motörhead’s Lemmy, Jim Capaldi and others.

Yet Calvert’s legacy and contributions have been too little explored due perhaps to his debilitating mental health issues that plagued him throughout his career as well as his early death at the young age of 43.

Mike Score, the mastermind behind one of the most iconic acts of the 1980s, A Flock Of Seagulls, brings out all of the forward-thinking, avant garde beauty in Calvert’s Over The Moon

Over The Moon will be available as a special limited-edition series of coloured 7” vinyl in pink, white, purple or red. The 7” also contains another remix of the song by experimental noise band Xiu Xiu.

Pre-order Over The Moon.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.