Pop Life [Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Despite the title, the sole Bananarama album to feature Siobhan Fahey's replacement, Jacquie O'Sullivan, is the vocal trio's decisive break from pop music into Hi-NRG dance. Recorded with a variety of writer/producers ranging all the way back to their original mentor, Steve Jolley (also including Stock-Aitken-Waterman, the architects of their biggest hits, and former Killing Joke bassist Youth, for alt-dance cred), the songs are united by their emphasis on MIDI synthesizers and canned beats. Lacking their most distinctive vocalist (the competent but colorless O'Sullivan was no match for Fahey's occasionally off-key yelp), the trio sounds utterly anonymous, like session ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Despite the title, the sole Bananarama album to feature Siobhan Fahey's replacement, Jacquie O'Sullivan, is the vocal trio's decisive break from pop music into Hi-NRG dance. Recorded with a variety of writer/producers ranging all the way back to their original mentor, Steve Jolley (also including Stock-Aitken-Waterman, the architects of their biggest hits, and former Killing Joke bassist Youth, for alt-dance cred), the songs are united by their emphasis on MIDI synthesizers and canned beats. Lacking their most distinctive vocalist (the competent but colorless O'Sullivan was no match for Fahey's occasionally off-key yelp), the trio sounds utterly anonymous, like session singers on their own album. More to the point, whoever suggested that the Doobie Brothers' stoner rock anthem "Long Train Running" was a suitable vehicle for an electronic dance-pop remake should be punished. Severely. That said, the acid house-tinged single "Tripping on Your Love" is actually pretty good. [Edsel's 2013 reissue of the album adds a few B-sides, a full disc of remixes and a DVD containing videos and TV appearances.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2013
  • Label: Edsel Records Uk
  • UPC: 740155803339
  • Catalog Number: 5580333
  • Sales rank: 33,637

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Preacher Man (3:14)
  2. 2 Long Train Running (3:30)
  3. 3 Only Your Love (3:58)
  4. 4 What Colour R the Skies Where U Live? (4:26)
  5. 5 Is Your Love Strong Enough? (5:06)
  6. 6 Tripping On Your Love (3:20)
  7. 7 Ain't No Cure (3:27)
  8. 8 Outta Sight (4:32)
  9. 9 Megalomaniac (6:23)
  10. 10 I Can't Let You Go (6:08)
  11. 11 Heartless (3:21)
  12. 12 I Don't Care (6:17)
  13. 13 Some Boys (5:34)
  14. 14 Only Your Love (8:12)
  15. 15 Tripping On Your Love (6:11)
  16. 16 Preacher Man (6:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Only Your Love (7:33)
  2. 2 Preacher Man (7:31)
  3. 3 Long Train Running (6:40)
  4. 4 Tripping On Your Love (7:21)
  5. 5 Ain't No Cure (4:06)
  6. 6 What Colour R the Skies Where U Live? (6:56)
  7. 7 Tripping On Your Love (7:08)
  8. 8 I Don't Care (6:11)
  9. 9 Ain't No Cure (7:02)
  10. 10 Tripping On Your Love (6:26)
  11. 11 Long Train Running (4:34)
  12. 12 Tripping On Your Love (8:12)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Only Your Love
  2. 2 Preacher Man
  3. 3 Long Train Running
  4. 4 Tripping On Your Love
  5. 5 Only Your Love
  6. 6 Preacher Man
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bananarama Primary Artist
Mae McKenna Background Vocals
Matt Aitken Guitar, Keyboards
Carol Kenyon Background Vocals
A. Linn Drums
Johnny Marr Harmonica
Guy Pratt Keyboards
Danny Schogger Keyboards
Peter Schwartz Keyboards
Mike Stock Keyboards, Background Vocals
Miriam Stockley Background Vocals
Linda Taylor Background Vocals
Paul Cooke Drums
Robin Goodfellow Bass
Andy Caine Bass, Guitar
Nigel Butler Keyboards
Paul Inder Bass
Alma de Noche Guitar, Vocals
Crispen Robinson Percussion
Technical Credits
Tom Johnston Composer
David Z. Producer, Engineer
Peter Day Engineer
E-Smoove Remixing, Additional Production
Terry Farley Remixing
Goodfellow Producer, Additional Production
Karen Hewitt Engineer
Steve "Silk" Hurley Remixing, Additional Production
Steve Jolley Producer
Tony King Remixing
Stock, Aitken & Waterman Composer, Producer
Robin Goodfellow Engineer, Remixing
Andy Caine Vocal Arrangements
Philippe Gautier Director
Tom Parker Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Mastering
Sylvie Boden Director
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