01 juin 2014

"THERE'S MORE TO LOVE" | The Communards' last single is 26 this month | 1988

This month in Jimmy Somerville / The Communards story:"THERE'S MORE TO LOVE" was released twenty six years ago (first entry in UK chart June 11th)The song was written by Jimmy Somerville & Richard Coles Highest position in UK chart : 20 Not a major hit but the very last single of The Commies, with an artwork by Diane Pacey (as the first single 'You Are My World' in 1985), with the production of Stephen Hague on 7" version and Mike Thorne on 12" version... LISTEN & WATCH: 'There's More To Love' video directed by The... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2014

"SMALLTOWN BOY" | Bronski Beat's first single is 30 today | 1984

Today in Jimmy Somerville / Bronski Beat story:"SMALLTOWN BOY" was released thirty years ago (friday May 25th)The song was written by Jimi Somerville, Laz Steinbachek and Steve Bronski. photo by Steve Rapport Reaching at:> n°1 in Netherlands, Italy and Belgium> n°2 in Switzerland> n°3 in UK and Germany> n°4 in Ireland> n°5 in New Zealand> n°8 in Australia and France> n°9 in Canada... and n°1 in US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play LISTEN & WATCH: 'Smalltown Boy' video directed by Bernard Rose "Smalltown... [Lire la suite]
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21 mai 2014

Jimmy Somerville: Mighty Real | 7" UK | variation of colours

Same record (LON 249), three colours' variation of the sleeve !
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06 mai 2014

Jimmy Somerville: Home Again | 5 tracks album snippets | ungemastert

CD-R: DE (n/a - BMG Berlin Musik) > promotional album snippets - ungemastert   1 [2'21] Come On   2 [1'47] It's So Good   3 [2'30] Could It Be Love?   4 [1'50] Under A Lover's Sky   5 [2'32] Your Love
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30 mars 2014

Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy n°1 in Classic Pop magazine

TOP 40 SYNTHPOP SINGLESin Classic Pop magazine #10 (Apr/May 2014) n°1 - Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat "[...] if you make a check-list of every element of great synthpop, you can find it in this record." >> Link <<
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23 mars 2014

Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy | rare uncut 'test pressing' picture disc

This uncut picture disc of Smalltown boy was, like most uncut picture discs of the 80's, produced in very few numbers (the shaped version is more common). This superb rarity has not been cut to the finished shape but remains as a 12" disc with clear vinyl surrounding the central image. Uncut picture discs are generally used as 'test pressings' - a few are always made to check the image alignment and print quality before the final run is cut to the desired shape. PicDisc: UK [BITPD 1 - London Records Ltd] - rare uncut 'test pressing'... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2014

Jimmy Somerville: Set Alight | NEW SINGLE and ...

JIMMY SOMERVILLE1. Set Alight (original)  3'462. Set Alight (Adrian Feder remix) 3'40 The single will be released on 31th March 2014. "Set Alight" is not a harbinger of the announced disco album, but rather was created in collaboration with the Spanish producer Adrian Feder.   You can listen Set Alight here on SoundCloud!   and... Disco album "As announced in his Christmas message in December, Jimmy is very excited to tell you he has been busy in the studio with producer John Winfield putting the finishing... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2014

Bronski Beat: Live at St James's Church, Picadilly, Sat. 28th July 1984 | Flyer & articles

> original flyer > 'Smash Hits' live review by Vici Macdonald and photo by Paul Rider > 'Sounds' live review by Andy Hurt and photo by Paul Slattery  
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03 mars 2014

The Communards: Red | LP UK & german press kits

LP: UK (LONLP 39 - London Records Ltd) > in 8½" x 12" red envelope: 3 postcards + A4 biography + photo + stickerLP: DE (828 074-1 - Metronome Musik GmbH) > in 8½" x 12" white envelope: 2 photos + A4 biography    1  [4’51] Tomorrow     2  [4’34] T.M.T. Love T.B.M.G.     3  [4’25] Matter Of Opinion     4  [4’30] Victims     5  [5’01] For A Friend     6  [4’43] Never Can Say Goodbye     7... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2014

Bronski Beat: The Age Of Consent | LP german press kit

LP: DE (820 171-1-ME - Metronome Musik GmbH) > press pack including 12"x24" b/w info sheet + 1 photo + A4 biography   side A        1  [4’02] Why?     2  [4’43] It Ain't Necessarily So     3  [4’13] Screaming     4  [3’52] No More War     5  [5’08] Love And Money   side B     1  [5’02] Smalltown Boy     2  [2’41] Heatwave     3  [4’17]... [Lire la suite]
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