The Age of Consent [Deluxe Edition]

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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 Pet Shop Boys the world's greatest disco band proved a few years ...
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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 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. [In 2012, the Edsel label reissued The Age of Consent in a deluxe two-CD edition. Five bonus tracks -- remixes, B-sides, and 12"s -- were added to the first disc while the second disc featured the Hundreds and Thousands remix EP along with nine bonus tracks, most of them demos or B-sides.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2012
  • Label: Edsel Records Uk
  • UPC: 740155700836
  • Catalog Number: 5570083
  • Sales rank: 51,720

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Why? (4:05)
  2. 2 It Ain't Necessarily So (4:44)
  3. 3 Screaming (4:15)
  4. 4 No More War (3:55)
  5. 5 Love and Money (5:08)
  6. 6 Smalltown Boy (5:03)
  7. 7 Heatwave (2:40)
  8. 8 Junk (4:18)
  9. 9 Need-a-Man Blues (4:21)
  10. 10 I Feel Love/Johnny Remember Me (6:01)
  11. 11 Smalltown Boy (3:57)
  12. 12 Why (5:10)
  13. 13 I Feel Love Medley [Medley] (10:05)
  14. 14 It Ain't Necessarily So (5:21)
  15. 15 Red Dance (6:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Heatwave (5:43)
  2. 2 Why? (6:18)
  3. 3 Run From Love (8:17)
  4. 4 Hard Rain (8:11)
  5. 5 Smalltown Boy (6:03)
  6. 6 Junk (6:06)
  7. 7 I Feel Love (8:24)
  8. 8 Hard Rain (4:15)
  9. 9 Screaming (4:09)
  10. 10 Signs (And Wonders) (4:56)
  11. 11 The Potato Fields (2:53)
  12. 12 Run From Love (4:01)
  13. 13 Puit d'Amour (1:36)
  14. 14 Close to the Edge (4:43)
  15. 15 Cadillac Car (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bronski Beat Primary Artist
Marc Almond Vocals
Jimmy Somerville Vocals
Steve Bronski Percussion, Keyboards
Crispin Cioe Alto Saxophone
Chris Cioe Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Louis Cortelezzi Alto Saxophone
J.A. Deane Electric Trombone
John Folarin Conga
Bob Funk Trombone
Beverly Lauridsen Cello
Jesse Levy Cello
Pink Singers Choir, Chorus
Larry Steinbachek Percussion, Keyboards
David Tofani Clarinet
Jack Baskow Tenor Saxophone
Arno Hecht Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Wendy Wild Dialogue
Mark Shuman Cello
Paul Litterall Trumpet
The Uptown Horns Horn
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Donna Summer Composer
Jimmy Somerville Composer
Bronski Beat Producer
Jack Skinner Mastering
Giorgio Moroder Composer
Carl Beatty Engineer
Steve Bronski Composer, Remixing
Arun Chakraverty Mastering
Ira Gershwin Composer
Harvey Goldberg Remixing
Peter Griffiths Engineer
Larry Steinbachek Composer, Remixing
Mike Thorne Producer
Dominick Maita Engineer, Remixing
Caroline O'Connor Tap Dancing
Tony Hodsoll Packaging
Peter Bellotte Composer
Jimmy Biondolillo Horn Arrangements, Horn Conductor
Geoffrey Goddard Composer
Phil Kinrade Mastering
Pete Griffiths Producer
Graham Ames Liner Notes
Gill Whisson Cover Art
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