Age of Consent [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - John Dougan
To say The Age of Consent is a great album of dance-oriented synth-pop music is to sell it extremely short; this is simply a great album, period. Jimmy Somerville's soaring tenor may take some getting used to, but the songs, many of them dealing with homophobia and alienation none more eloquently than "Smalltown Boy", are compelling vignettes about the vagaries of life as a gay man. Cynics predisposed to dismissing entire genres of music based on trendiness or a limited appeal "dance music is for dancing, not listening" miss the point in lumping this in with more mindless forays into techno or neo-disco. As the Pet Shop Boys the world's greatest disco band proved a few ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Dougan
To say The Age of Consent is a great album of dance-oriented synth-pop music is to sell it extremely short; this is simply a great album, period. Jimmy Somerville's soaring tenor may take some getting used to, but the songs, many of them dealing with homophobia and alienation none more eloquently than "Smalltown Boy", are compelling vignettes about the vagaries of life as a gay man. Cynics predisposed to dismissing entire genres of music based on trendiness or a limited appeal "dance music is for dancing, not listening" miss the point in lumping this in with more mindless forays into techno or neo-disco. As the Pet Shop Boys the world's greatest disco band proved a few years later, you can have substantive content and wrap it up in a compelling, visceral, dance-oriented package. Few bands understood this better, or earlier, than Bronski Beat. [The Rhino edition features enhanced album art and four bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: London Import
  • UPC: 639842819527
  • Catalog Number: 428195
  • Sales rank: 5,066

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Why? (4:04)
  2. 2 It Ain't Necessarily So (4:43)
  3. 3 Screaming (4:16)
  4. 4 No More War (4:00)
  5. 5 Love and Money (5:11)
  6. 6 Smalltown Boy (5:03)
  7. 7 Heat Wave (2:40)
  8. 8 Junk (4:19)
  9. 9 Need a Man Blues (4:19)
  10. 10 I Feel Love (6:01)
  11. 11 I Feel Love [Medley] (8:21)
  12. 12 Run from Love (8:15)
  13. 13 Hard Rain (7:56)
  14. 14 Memories (2:57)
  15. 15 Puit d'Amour (1:42)
  16. 16 Heat Wave (5:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bronski Beat Primary Artist
Marc Almond Vocals
Jimmy Somerville Vocals
Steve Bronski Percussion, Keyboards
Crispin Cioe Saxophone
John Folarin Percussion
Bob Funk Trombone
Beverly Lauridsen Cello
Jesse Levy Cello
Pink Singers Vocals
Mark Orrin Shuman Cello
Larry Steinbachek Percussion, Keyboards
Amo Hecht Saxophone
Paul Litterall Trumpet
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Steve Bronski Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Peter Griffiths Engineer
Mike Thorne Producer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Rick Smith Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    80's Meets the Millenium

    A great CD, lots of good tracks, especially to remind you of the 80's...and it's still rocking in the 21st century! Definitely recommended. Songs from this album are also heard on soundtracks of movies such as ''Edge of Seventeen''. Super synth-pop era sound.

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