16 mai 2016

The Communards: Disenchanted | 16th may 1986

Official Jimmy Somerville FanPage & jimmysomerville.canalblog.com present: Released on this day in 1986, The Communards' second single:dISENChANtEd 7": LON 89 A Disenchanted 4'08B Johnny Verso 3'47 12": LONX 89A Disenchanted (extended version) 6'08B1 Annie 1'43B2 Johnny Verso 3'4712": LONXR 89A Disenchanted (total dance remix)* 8'46B1 Disenchanted (instrumental)* 8'46B2 Johnny Verso 3'47* remixed by Mike Thorne This record is dedicated to Jean Genet 1910-1986 dISENChANtEd (official video) JOHNNY VERSO (live) All... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2016

The Communards: live at L'Olympia, Paris | 28th april 1986

30 years ago to the day,The Communards were, for the first time, on the stage of L'Olympia in Paris.Il y a 30 ans jour pour jour,The Communards étaient, pour la première fois, sur la scène de L'Olympia à Paris The Communards' first album (2CD deluxe edition by Edsel Records) is available here Dance & Desire (2CD + DVD deluxe edition by Edsel Records) is available here Jimmy Somerville's last album, "Homage", is available here and the brand new "Club Homage" can be ordered here  
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10 janvier 2016

The Communards: BBC Radio One 'Janice Long' session | 13 oct 1985 | with 'America' an unreleased song!

Never heard before! The CommunardsRichard Coles & Jimmy SomervilleRadio One 'Janice Long' session13th october 1985 - Don't Slip Away -- Forbidden Love -- So Cold The Night -- America (unreleased!) -- La Dolarosa -  
10 avril 2015

The Communards: reunited!

 
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11 août 2014

"DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY" | The Communards feat. Sarah Jane Morris' single is 28 today | 1986

Today in Jimmy Somerville / The Communards story:"DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY" was released twenty eight years ago.The song was written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert.Originally a hit for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and for Thelma Houston, The Communards decided to release their version of the Philly classic as their third single (after You Are My World & Disenchanted).It was number one in the UK for four weeks and was the top-selling single in the UK that year."I wasn't thinking in terms of it being a single when... [Lire la suite]
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10 août 2014

Richard Coles: Fathomless Riches | released on October 16, 2014

"The Reverend Richard Coles is a parish priest in Northamptonshire and a regular host of BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live. He is also the only vicar in Britain to have had a number 1 hit single: the Communards' 'Don't Leave Me This Way' topped the charts for four weeks and was the biggest-selling single of its year. Fathomless Riches is his remarkable memoir in which he divulges with searing honesty and intimacy his pilgrimage from a rock-and-roll life of sex and drugs to a life devoted to God and Christianity. Music is where it... [Lire la suite]
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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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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

The Communards: Communards | LP UK test pressing

LP: UK (602-252-5644 - Wakefield Manufacturing Inc.) > test pressing in standart gatefold sleeve with inner sleeve   side A    1  [4’52] Don't Leave Me This Way     2  [2’43] La Dolarosa     3  [4’14] Disenchanted     4  [5’24] Reprise     5  [5’46] So Cold The Night   side B     1  [4’31] You Are My World     2  [3’52] Lover Man     3  [2’58] Don't Slip... [Lire la suite]
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03 mars 2014

The Communards: Don't Leave Me This Way | 2x12" US acetate

2x12": USA [n/a - Sterling Sound studio] > two one sided acetates in white die cut sleeve - 8/25/86   A [11'20] Don't Leave Me This Way   B1 [13'30] Don't Leave Me This Way (gotham city mix)   B2 [4'50] Don't Leave Me This Way (LP)