07 mars 2020
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the album’s original release on CD, Jimmy Somerville’s “Suddenly Last Summer” sees its first ever release on vinyl. Released March 27, 2020. The extent of Jimmy’s unique vocal artistry is searingly evident on this acoustic showcase of some of his personal favourite songs which he succeeds, in spades, in making his very own. An emotional tour de force and a glittering jewel amidst his extensive back catalogue; Jimmy has always been an adept and talented creator of song;... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2020
LEARNED TO TALK was released 5 years ago today! This single is taken from Jimmy's solo album HOMAGE. « It’s about understanding that if you allow yourself to open up and connect to your heart and have your heart and mind work together you can actually be aware and be involved in much more and allow yourself to be vulnerable. » (JS, 2015) Jimmy Somerville - Learned To TalkJimmy Somerville chats about his new single 'Learned To Talk'
05 janvier 2020
"I wanted to do it as a tribute, but I wanted to do it as a celebration." (JS, 2012)YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL) was released 30 years ago! It spent three weeks in the UK top ten singles chart, achieving a high of #5, higher than any other version of the song...
27 novembre 2019
an album of Love & Fight. It was released on this day back in 1989... 30 years ago! "on CD, Cassette & LP" "A Limited Edition of this record comes in 4 Day-glo colours"
30 octobre 2019
Just 30 years ago, today!(30th october 1989) COMMENT TE DIRE ADIEU was released!Jimmy Somerville featuring June Miles-Kingston It was Jimmy’s first solo single,reaching n°14 on the UK Singles Chart,n°3 in France and Ireland. Even before The Communards disbanded Jimmy was working on a solo project. First in line was a song by Françoise Hardy [french lyrics written by Serge Gainsbourg] from 20 years previous, Comment Te Dire Adieu which had lyrics that took on added depth in light of the AIDS crisis. […] « When we started... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2019
Just 15 years ago, today! 18th October 2004 The Hi-NRJ dance track COME ON was released as the first commercial single* from the album 'Home Again'. (* It's So Good, released in June was essentially a promotional single). COME ON was co-written and produced with Peter Plate (from the successful german duo Rosenstolz).
14 septembre 2019
35 years ago, today! WHY? the amazing second single by Bronski Beat out this day in 1984. « This was written for Martin, a friend of the Bronskis who was hounded out of the country by his boyfriend’s irate and violent parents. It’s a measure of what makes this lot speciel that they’ve managed to parcel up all their anger about Martin’s harrassment into a joyous disco record that’s almost certain to storm the dancefloors. » (Smash Hits, sept. 84) The song was also dedicated to the memory of playwright Drew Griffiths, a... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2019
Jimmy SomervilleMANAGE THE DAMAGE (20th Anniversary Limited Edition) Format: white vinylLabel: Demon Records (label of Demon Music Group specialized in vinyl reissue)Date: 20/09/2019
04 août 2019
Summer is here! Ten years ago, Jimmy gave us S u d d e n l y L a s t S u m m e r a collection of acoustic covers… It’s time to (re)discover all these original classical songs: « An amazing performance from the first track to the last, Jimmy’s voice touches the soul in places seldom visited, making ‘Suddenly Last Summer’ one of his sexiest and most heartfelt records yet. » (The Daily Ring, May 2009) 1. It’s Love by Blossom Dearie in 1959. « ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2019
Released 20 years ago today (24th May 1999), the single ‘LAY DOWN’ was a few weeks ahead of a new album ‘Manage The Damage’. For Jimmy, to sample the song ‘Contact’ was to pay tribute to its author, Serge Gainsbourg, who was a true genius. "LAY DOWN"is available onMANAGE THE DAMAGE3 DISC EXPANDED EDITION>> HERE <<