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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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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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

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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14 mars 2013

Bronski Beat: Hundreds & Thousands' Janice Long Radio Interview with Steve & Larry

In september 1985, to promote the remix album 'Hundreds & Thousands'. >>LISTEN<<    
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16 août 2012

Lastest acquisition: Bronski Beat "Why?" canadian 7" promo

Artist: BRONSKI BEATTitle: Why?7": 1984 Canada (London Records Ltd. - DJ 77) [advance promotional copy in PolyGram die cut sleeve]   [3'43] Why? (without vocal intro)   [3'48] Why? (with vocal intro)
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03 août 2012

Bronski Beat: new limited edition box set of 'The Age Of Consent'

Very Limited Special Edition - only 50 available! Includes: *New Fan Edition double CD of The Age Of Consent (including Hundreds & Thousands plus rarities never before available on CD) *Bronski Beat T-Shirt (available in M / L / XL) *Bronski Beat Pin-Badge *Presentation Box The first 20 sold will include a Presentation Box signed by Jimmy. >> SOLD OUT <<
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15 juillet 2012

Bronski Beat’s most complete discography on few CD

in addition of the album THE AGE OF CONSENT and the remix album HUNDREDS & THOUSANDS, you can find easily 7", 12" and remixed versions, but also b-sides and rarities on 4 CD: -1- THE AGE OF CONSENT Deluxe 2 CD Edition – 2012 -2- THE AGE OF CONSENT Digitally Remastered with Bonus Tracks – 1996 -3- HUNDREDS & THOUSANDS -1985 -4- THE VERY BEST OF JIMMY SOMERVILLE, BRONSKI BEAT and THE COMMUNARDS Collector’s Edition – 2002 -1- THE AGE OF CONSENT Deluxe 2 CD Edition – 2012-2- THE AGE OF CONSENT Digitally Remastered... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2012

Bronski Beat & The Communards: deluxe 2 CD editions

Je ne peux pas cacher ma grande satisfaction de voir enfin rééditée avec force de b-sides, de remixes et de raretés, ces trois albums majeures des années 80. Enfin ! J'en avais rêvé, et voilà ! Ces 'deluxe 2 CD editions' sont à la hauteur des attentes pour de multiples raisons :- le packaging a été fait soigneusement dans le respect des éditions originales avec une 'slipcase' et un livret de 24 pages comprenant un texte de Graham Ames à partir d'une interview de Jimmy, les références et les paroles pour chaque chanson et pleins de... [Lire la suite]