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5.0 out of 5 stars Vital Signs
Since his Bronski Beat debut in 1984 with (the still
wonderful) 'Smalltown Boy' Jimmy Somerville has always been
true to himself. His music, his politics and his lifestyle
are inseperable. He is also a thoroughly decent chap.

His voice is a remarkable instrument. A true falsetto which
can act as both a salve and a sword. A gentle dragon of...
Published on 17 Jan 2011 by The Wolf

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars only for fans......?
Another best of and another Best of without the Original 12 inch of Small Town Boy nearly 10 min Version....? Maybe in Future there will be a proper Release with all Original 12 inch releases without any Fancy new re-Re-re New Remixes 20 - 30 Years later mixes....? Save your money & wait for the real thing Release.....? I was reading something about T.Terrys Save Sex...
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vital Signs, 17 Jan 2011
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This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
Since his Bronski Beat debut in 1984 with (the still
wonderful) 'Smalltown Boy' Jimmy Somerville has always been
true to himself. His music, his politics and his lifestyle
are inseperable. He is also a thoroughly decent chap.

His voice is a remarkable instrument. A true falsetto which
can act as both a salve and a sword. A gentle dragon of a
voice, instantly recognisable and still solid as a rock.

This fine 2 CD compilation is a worthy retrospective of
Mr Somerville's career (how can a quarter of a century have
passed by so quickly?!) and includes pretty much everything
you might wish to hear by way of an introduction to his
worthy and extensive back catalogue.

To hear The Communards' 'For A Friend' again is alone worth the
price of the album. This utterly beautiful, heartwrenching song
is Mr Somerville's finest moment. The emotional truth and power
of the composition remains one of the most affecting expressions
of love and loss ever to have drawn breath in the listening world.

There's a lot of fun to be had as well as the odd tear however.
The rendition of 'Never Can Say Goodbye' stokes up more energy
than a rampant herd of migrating wildebeest. The earth truly
shakes with the bouncy, bouncy exhilaration of it all! If you
don't feel like dancing to this track then you should not have
come to the party! Disco heaven continues in the shape of the
FABULOUS arrangements of Sylvester's 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty
Real' (the brass burns holes in the dancefloor!); 'Read My Lips
(Enough Is Enough)'(Hands In The Air Everyone!!); the magical
take on 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' and the blissfully
uplifting 'Don't Leave Me This Way' (still packing a mighty
punch twenty-five years on!!)

Mr Somerville is a little hero in his own quiet way.

He should be proud.

Highly Recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jimmy is perfect on a long journey, 10 Mar 2013
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This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
Can't get enough of Jimmy's outstanding voice & arrangements. He's been accompanying on many of my recent journeys at the expence of Madge, Kylie, Scissors, Debbie H, and a host of others.

Beautifully balanced album and especially enjoy the second disc with most of his solo work on it.

Can't speak too highly of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars only for fans......?, 31 May 2014
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Andreas Kulus "midge ure" (australia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
Another best of and another Best of without the Original 12 inch of Small Town Boy nearly 10 min Version....? Maybe in Future there will be a proper Release with all Original 12 inch releases without any Fancy new re-Re-re New Remixes 20 - 30 Years later mixes....? Save your money & wait for the real thing Release.....? I was reading something about T.Terrys Save Sex Remix....? how crazy is that....? Again Stay with the Original.....? Why not an " Well hung Save Sex " Remix ha ha ha...
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5.0 out of 5 stars For A Friend, 7 Nov 2013
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This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
Fabulous album. All the major classic hits from both bands and when he was a solo artist. A feel good cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For A Friend: the best of Bronski Beat / The Communards / Jimmy Somerville, 9 Oct 2013
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What a wonderful thing - to have the awesome voice and music of the wonderful Jimmy Somerville back in my life again....how i've missed you, Jimmy!
This double disk set is just superb; sublime! Classic tracks from Bronski Beat, The Communards, and Jimmy Somerville. A very worthwhile purchase. The feisty little Glaswegian with a wonderfully angelic voice, really packs a punch. A nice range of musical styles and genres. A comprehensive look at the work of this very impressive, gay artist.
In short: bl**dy fantastic - just buy it! ...lots of really great feel-good tunes. ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Eighties Flashback, 2 May 2013
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This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
Superb soulful sometimes haunting ...this CD is full of memories, beautifully evoked by Jimmy Somervilles stunning lyrics. As for the saxophone it pours into your ears like melted chocolate mmm ....
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation for a cheap price, but..., 24 Mar 2010
This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
Track 3 on Disc 2 is certainly NOT the San Paulo Remix of "Never Can Say Goodbye"! I bought this specifically to get that mix on CD, and was devastated to find it wasn't there!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great, 4 Jun 2014
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This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
bought this for my mum & she loves it as she cant listen to her vinyl any more so now she can in her car
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3.0 out of 5 stars For A Friend,Communards, this is ok, 30 May 2014
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This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
it lacked bass and tempo, I have since ordered a different one. I am looking forward to receiving another album tomorrow of the Communards.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brought back all the great memories of that 80's dance beat, 27 May 2014
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This review is from: For a Friend: The Best of Bronski Beat, The Communards & Jimmy Somerville (Audio CD)
A quality cd with all the hits on it.Haven't stopped playing it yet !!!already put into top ten of my extensive cd collection
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