These 12 inch versions of Bronski Beat may seem to dilute the meaning of the original album, but actually they show how good the material is, as you can use bits of it and reassemble it in different ways and it still sounds interesting. It gives a song like Why a new, alternative shape. It is also a bit less gloomy than The Age Of Consent, more for fun, as the opening Heatwave announces straight off. Having said that, Why and Smalltown Boy still make a powerful effect, with the emphasis more on dance than the message of the original release. Run From Love is fantastic - it didn't appear on any other album although there is a CD single of it, containing different versions than the one you get here. It is 8'14" of pure pleasure, and Jimmy's vocals ensure that the feeling never lets up throughout all ten tracks.