True Confessions

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
After becoming one of the biggest girl groups in U.K. pop music history, and after scoring a Top Ten U.S. hit with "Cruel Summer," Bananarama reached the commercial pinnacle of their career with their third album, True Confessions. This album also marked an artistic change of pace for the trio because they began to utilize super hit producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman, who helped them turn the 1970 rock hit "Venus" into an unstoppable, unforgettable dance smash. In fact, their version was so huge that it became their only U.S. number one hit. The rest of the album, however, is a little darker than one might expect, with heavy lyrics and themes permeating the songs. ...
See more details below
CD
$11.42
BN.com price
(Save 12%)$12.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $7.98   
  • New (2) from $7.98   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
After becoming one of the biggest girl groups in U.K. pop music history, and after scoring a Top Ten U.S. hit with "Cruel Summer," Bananarama reached the commercial pinnacle of their career with their third album, True Confessions. This album also marked an artistic change of pace for the trio because they began to utilize super hit producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman, who helped them turn the 1970 rock hit "Venus" into an unstoppable, unforgettable dance smash. In fact, their version was so huge that it became their only U.S. number one hit. The rest of the album, however, is a little darker than one might expect, with heavy lyrics and themes permeating the songs. Other highlights include the second single, "More Than Physical," which was also produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, the moody third single, "Trick of the Night," the saucy "Hooked on Love," the dance-pop of "Promised Land," and the seductive "Dance with a Stranger." To some, True Confessions was a departure of sorts from the post-punk, new wave girl group sound that made Bananarama so essential to early-'80s British alt-pop music. To others, it represents a shift to platinum success which continued with their follow-up album, Wow!, and this album, along with the hit "Venus," are prime examples of classic '80s dance-pop music.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431651124
  • Catalog Number: 6511
  • Sales rank: 164,379

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 True Confessions (5:18)
  2. 2 Ready or Not (3:52)
  3. 3 A Trick of the Night (4:40)
  4. 4 Dance with a Stranger (4:31)
  5. 5 A Perfect World (6:05)
  6. 6 Venus (3:51)
  7. 7 Do Not Disturb (3:25)
  8. 8 Cut Above the Rest (3:40)
  9. 9 Promised Land (3:45)
  10. 10 More Than Physical (5:05)
  11. 11 Hooked on Love (3:46)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bananarama Primary Artist
Garry Hughes Keyboards
Matt Aitken Guitar, Keyboards
Steve Jolley Guitar
A. Linn Drums
Andy Stennett Keyboards
Mike Stock Keyboards
Tony Swain Keyboards
A. Lin Drums
Keith Thomas Saxophone
Technical Credits
Matt Aitken Producer
Steve Jolley Producer
Richard Lengyel Engineer
Stock, Aitken & Waterman Audio Production
Mike Stock Producer
Tony Swain Producer
Siobhan Contributor
Waterman Producer
Sarah Elizabeth Dallin Contributor
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously