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 <<
20 mai 2019
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
"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!