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ARTIST
TITLE
Communards (35 Year Anniversary Edition)
FORMAT
2LP

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CATALOG #
LMS 5521518 LMS 5521518
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RELEASE DATE
12/17/2021

Double LP version. Double-LP version comes in gatefold sleeve with spot matt and gloss UV; includes two printed inner sleeves; features a selection of B-sides from the 7" singles of 1985 and 1986. London Records present a 35 Year Anniversary Edition of Communards' self-titled album, originally released in 1986. When he left Bronski Beat, Jimmy Somerville formed Communards with Richard Coles (who formerly came play saxophone on Bronski Beat's classic track "It Ain't Necessarily So"). The Duet's cult debut album from 1986 now is remastered for the very first time. The album remastered from original tapes. Communards is the debut album by The Communards, released in 1986 on London Records. The album was produced by Mike Thorne, who had previously produced lead singer Jimmy Somerville's earlier band, Bronski Beat. Although the singles released ahead of the album were only moderately successful, the first single to be lifted from it after release, "Don't Leave Me This Way", was number one in the UK for four weeks and was the top-selling single in the UK that year. During the single's four-week run at number one, the album itself reached a chart peak of number seven, going on to spend a total of 45 weeks in the UK Albums Chart. Musically, the album contains tracks that largely fall into one of two styles, either Hi-NRG (all of the singles lifted from the album were in this style) or piano ballads showcasing the talents of Richard Coles, a classically trained pianist.