Bananarama

Any album in between the Greatest Hits and Pop life would have sufficed. They released albums in 83, 84, 86 and 87. 4 years was too long a gap and killed all momentum.
An full Hit Factory produced Jacquie era album would have been most welcome. In a way, it was a shame they moved onto The Greatest Hits Collection when they did. Guess they maybe wanted to wrap up the Siobhan years in that respect though.
 
Wait, the ‘original reissue’ of The Greatest Hits Collection from 1989 when Help! was added, has the straight version of it??? I never knew that (having bought it already).

My copy of 30 Years Of is signed by Keren, Sara and Jacquie and I’m desperate to have Siobhan sign it too. I’ve seen one photo online of a copy with all four signatures. I’m wondering if that belongs to @davearama?

It is not me. I do have a duo postcard signed by Sara, Keren, and Siobhan! I was at the 20th reunion show and backstage afterwards. Siobhan was so nice. I told her that I would love to get her autograph, but I only had the duo postcard on me. She laughed and signed her name. Classic.
 
Once they performed Rough justice at the reunion concert I knew they were pretty much going to do everything as I had wondered whether they'd include it as it's so 'dark' but it's an absolute favourite of mine so I was buzzing.

I quite like Rough Justice, too. However, I played it for one of my friends back in the day and then she starting singing ...

"Children are starving on the street. Everyone dance to the happy beat!"

So I have a hard time singing along with the song ever since without adding that lyric. D'oh!
 
An full Hit Factory produced Jacquie era album would have been most welcome. In a way, it was a shame they moved onto The Greatest Hits Collection when they did. Guess they maybe wanted to wrap up the Siobhan years in that respect though.

The Greatest hits was released at the right time but they needed a new album out by mid 89 a mix of SAW pop and other producers which would have left the Pop Life sound less of a shellshock for the GP.
 
I love the Greatest Hits and I think they were right to release it. It was ideal for fans like me who got into them via their SAW material and had a chance to discover their earlier material; celebrate Siobhan's contributions and introduce Jacquie; and give us the classic, shoulda-been-number-one smash, Love, Truth & Honesty. But, yes, they needed something in between, even a big soundtrack single to keep updating their sound.
 
The Greatest hits was released at the right time but they needed a new album out by mid 89 a mix of SAW pop and other producers which would have left the Pop Life sound less of a shellshock for the GP.
With this as the cover too boot:
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It is not me. I do have a duo postcard signed by Sara, Keren, and Siobhan! I was at the 20th reunion show and backstage afterwards. Siobhan was so nice. I told her that I would love to get her autograph, but I only had the duo postcard on me. She laughed and signed her name. Classic.
I waited at the stage door at the London Hammersmith show, but that was the night they had all their friends in for a party so they didn’t come out. Sad face.
 
A bit of a mad mash up idea came to me so I took this forgotten 1985 single by Bananarama and reimagined it as if it had been produced at PWL in the early 90s ripping off some Black Box Italo piano and chunky beats and bass. I hope you like!!!!
 
Sorry for the double post but I’ve ended up in a YouTube Bananarama fest this evening. Looking back at the original line up promo (pre tour) and to an extent on tour I find it strange Siobhan’s mic is always so low in the mix….. she was arguably the more versatile vocalist in the group in terms of range…. Yet the tv promo for Venus and Cruel Summer sound very much DuoRama heavy…. I’d love to hear their individual mic feeds.
 
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