True Confessions [Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition]

True Confessions [Deluxe 2CD + DVD Edition]

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by Bananarama
     
 

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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 hitSee more details below

Overview

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. [Edsel/Rhino's 2013 Deluxe Edition reissue of the album added a DVD of promo videos and TV appearances to go along with a full array of bonus tracks. Along with seven B-sides that are tacked onto the first CD, the second disc is made up a wide variety of remixes, extended versions and dubs of the album's singles. It's for fanatics only, but the expanded packaging and abundance of audio treats should do well to satisfy them fully.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2013
Label:
Edsel Records Uk
UPC:
0740155803131
catalogNumber:
5580313
Rank:
35708

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. True Confessions
  2. Ready or Not
  3. A Trick of the Night
  4. Dance With a Stranger
  5. In a Perfect World
  6. Venus
  7. Do Not Disturb
  8. A Cut Above the Rest
  9. Promised Land
  10. More Than Physical
  11. Hooked On Love
  12. Too Much of a Good Thing
  13. Vicious Circle
  14. Ghost
  15. White Train
  16. Scarlett
  17. Riskin' a Romance
  18. Set On You

Disc 2

  1. Do Not Disturb
  2. Venus
  3. More Than Physical
  4. A Trick of the Night
  5. Ready or Not
  6. Venus
  7. More Than Physical
  8. A Trick of the Night
  9. Venus
  10. More Than Physical
  11. Ready or Not
  12. Venus

Disc 3

  1. Do Not Disturb
  2. Venus
  3. More Than Physical
  4. A Trick of the Night
  5. A Trick of the Night
  6. Venus
  7. Venus
  8. More Than Physical
  9. The Making of "A Trick of The Night"

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bananarama   Primary Artist
Matt Aitken   Guitar,Keyboards
Steve Jolley   Guitar
A. Linn   Drums
Andy Stennett   Keyboards
Mike Stock   Keyboards
Keith Thomas   Saxophone
Gary Hughes   Keyboards
Tom Swain   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Mike Duffy   Engineer
Siobhan Fahey   Composer,Producer
Bruce Forest   Additional Production
Steve Jolley   Composer,Producer
Richard Lengyel   Engineer
Ian Levine   Remixing
Shep Pettibone   Additional Production
Patrick Seymour   Producer
Stock, Aitken & Waterman   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Tony Swain   Producer
Robbie Van Leeuwen   Composer
Peter Barrett   Cover Design
Phil Bishop   Producer
Sarah Elizabeth Dallin   Composer,Producer
Keren Woodward   Composer,Producer
Ollie Marland   Composer
Paul Waller   Composer
T-Bone Wolk   Producer
Darryl Hall   Producer
Tom Parker   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer,Mastering
Tom Swain   Composer
Seymour Wakschul   Composer

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