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Pop Life [Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition]
     

Pop Life [Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition]

by Bananarama
 

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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

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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.]

Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2013
Label:
Edsel Records Uk
UPC:
0740155803339
catalogNumber:
5580333
Rank:
37680

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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
Sylvie Boden   Director

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