Can it really be 35 years since one of the defining albums of the 1980s was released? Our sources and this reissue of The Communards, Communards, says that it is.
Jimmy Somerville has always been an uncompromising kind of fellow determined to bring politics to pop and have a great time while he’s at it and after leaving Bronski Beat, he formed The Communards.
There were only two albums of which, Communards was the first and, perhaps, greatest. It’s a much bolder, brighter sound than Bronski Beat and the incredible cover of Don’t Leave Me This Way announces that this is a serious pop record from the word go.
Reprise is dedicated to Margaret Thatcher, but we don’t believe the Iron Lady would have enjoyed it and that makes it all the more enjoyable to us.
There’s not a bad song on this album and if you haven’t heard it before, it’s time to buy the reissue and appreciate the genius of this band and existing fans will love the extra material and polished production too.
You can grab a copy here.