Bronski Beat – The Age Of Reason (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Bronski Beat – The Age Of Reason (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 02:09:38 minutes |  1,51 GB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Source: Qobuz | Front cover | © Strike Force Entertainment

33 years after their debut album, Bronski Beat return, as founding member Steve Bronski teams up with singer Stephen Granville for an expanded reworking of The Age Of Consent. Dubbed The Age Of Reason, as well as “inventive and inspired” reworkings of most of the songs from the original record, the new album features three new tracks: a cover of Sylvester’s Stars, and new songs I’ll Be Gone and A Flower For Dandara. The latter is a tribute to the recently murdered Brazilian transexual Dandara dos Santos. This is a two-CD set with the second disc largely concerned with multiple remixes of those three tracks. Interestingly, the remixes of A Flower For Dandara feature the voice of Rose McDowall, singer with cult ’80s favourites Strawberry Switchblade.

Steve Bronski has teamed up with singer Stephen Granville and programmer Ian Donaldson to create an updated line-up of this classic, much-loved sythn-pop band. Their new album, ‘The Age Of Reason’, is their first in 22 years! With ‘The Age Of Reason’, the trio pay homage to the origins of Bronski Beat through an inventive and inspired reworking of their landmark debut album ‘The Age Of Consent’. But, crucially, they also present a template for the future direction of this latest Bronski Beat line-up with three all new songs and a generous offering of celebratory dance mixes thereof! . The first of these new tracks is an inventive cover of the queercore disco classic, Sylvester’s ‘Stars’ (written by the scene legend Patrick Cowley), which has been given a refreshing electro-soul makeover. There’s an all new song ‘I’ll Be Gone’ that celebrates, with Bronski Beat’s trademark searing vocals, the euphoric self-realisation gained in ditching a less than perfect love affair. . Bronski Beat have been a going concern since 1983’s trail-blazing ‘The Age Of Consent’ album; there have been a number of different singers through the years that have included Jimmy Somerville, Jon Jon Foster and Jonathan Hellyer. The constant in all the line-ups to date has been their chief songwriter and programmer, the genius producer and founding member that is Steve Bronski.

Tracklist:
CD1 #01 – Why
CD1 #02 – No More War / It Ain’t Necessarily So
CD1 #03 – Screaming
CD1 #04 – Love & Money
CD1 #05 – Smalltown Boy
CD1 #06 – Heatwave
CD1 #07 – Junk
CD1 #08 – Need a Man Blues
CD1 #09 – Close to the Edge
CD1 #10 – Hard Rain
CD1 #11 – Run from Love
CD1 #12 – A Flower for Dandara (feat. Rose McDowall)

CD2 #01 – Stars (Radio Edit)
CD2 #02 – Stars (Extended)
CD2 #03 – Stars (Sordid Soundz Remix)
CD2 #04 – Stars (Qubic Cosmic Energy Mix)
CD2 #05 – Stars (S.S Darkstar Mix)
CD2 #06 – I’ll Be Gone
CD2 #07 – I’ll Be Gone (Dub and Dusted)
CD2 #08 – I’ll Be Gone (Stompin’ Stiletto Mix)
CD2 #09 – I’ll Be Gone (S.S Down & Out Mix)
CD2 #10 – A Flower for Dandara (feat. Rose McDowall) [Radio Edit]
CD2 #11 – A Flower for Dandara (feat. Rose McDowall) [Sordid Soundz Edit]
CD2 #12 – A Flower for Dandara (feat. Rose McDowall) [Extended]
CD2 #13 – A Flower for Dandara (feat. Rose McDowall) [Sordid Soundz Extended]

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