14 septembre 2019

Bronski Beat: Why? | 35 years ago!

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 Somerville: Manage The Damage | 20th Anniversary Ltd Edt White Vinyl | Out 20th Sept. 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

Jimmy Somerville: Suddenly Last Summer | 10 years ago!

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

Jimmy Somerville: Lay Down | 20 years ago!

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 <<
20 mai 2019

Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy | 35 years ago!

20th May 1984, so just 35 years ago! SMALLTOWN BOYbyBronski Beat "a touching lyric about leaving home,a remarkably agile but controlled vocal and a good song that recalls Yazoo or Eurythmics in its effective use of electronic simplicity" Smash Hits, May 84. "Singer Jimmy Somerville adds a warmth and frailty to the electronic disco backing which is irresistable." N°1, May 84. "If you make a check-list of every element of great synthpop, you can find it in this record.[...] When something is as perfect an example of an artform as... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2019

Bronski Beat: NME front cover | 35 years ago!

"Formed a year agowith only a dozen concerts to his credit, Bronski Beat was on NME front cover 19 May 1984." So just 35 years ago!

03 mars 2019

Bronski Beat: SMALLTOWN BOY Ltd Ed. 12" Picture Disc | RSD2019

Smalltown Boy RSD 201912" Limited Edition Picture Disc A1. Smalltown Boy (Remastered)  05:03 A2. Smalltown Boy (Remastered 12” Version)  9:01 B1. Smalltown Boy (KDA Pink Triangle Remix)  07:32 B2. Why? (Wax Wings Remix)  05:30         "To celebrate 35 years of Bronski Beat playing their first gig, London Records recently reissued ‘The Age Of Consent.’ This limited-edition picture disc exclusive to Record Store Day features the era-defining pop classic ‘Smalltown Boy' remastered from... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2018

Jimmy Somerville: Manage The Damage | 3CD Expanded Edition | January 25, 2019

25th of January 2019,the wrongly underrated album"Manage The Damage" will be released as a 3CD deluxe version with many bonus tracks. Jimmy Somerville’s third solo album, 1999’s “Manage The Damage” was his first as an independent artist after splitting with London Records in 1995 after twelve years of recording with them both as a solo artist and with bands Bronski Beat and Communards. This is the first ever expanded edition of this album and, developed in conjunction with Jimmy’s management, with its 43 tracks over three discs,... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2018

Bronski Beat: The Age Of Consent | brand new remastered and enhanced editions | suite...

L’édition 2CD deluxe du 35ème anniversaire de carrière : « Mon propos, c’était la vérité. Mais aussi mes émotions, mes espoirs, ma sexualité, ma vie. Je n’avais peur rien et j’étais surmotivé à combattre la politique de discrimination que je vivais au quotidien. Je ne m’imaginais pas devenir une pop star, je me voyais comme un fauteur de troubles » Jimmy Somerville, 2018. Il y a 35 ans en septembre 1983 , Bronski Beat donnèrent un concert légendaire dans le club et antre de paix de référence pour les gays Londoniens, le Heaven.... [Lire la suite]