Label: Edsel Records - EDSG 8030 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered CD Compilation, Remastered DVD DVD-Video, NTSC Region FreeAll Media Deluxe Edition • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Synth-pop, Disco
Bananarama are an English female pop music vocal duo, originally formed as a trio in Jones The Rhythm - Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm in by friends Sara DallinSiobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward.
Tomorrow Never Comes - The Mavericks - The Mavericks success on both pop and dance charts saw them Cruel Summer 89 - Bananarama - Bananarama in the Guinness World Records for achieving the world's highest number of chart entries by an all-female group. Inthey had a U. In total, they had 11 singles reach the U.
Fahey left the group in and formed Shakespears Sisterbest known for the UK number one " Stay " She was replaced by Jacquie O'Sullivan. In they embarked on their first world tour. They performed their final dates as a trio in August Dallin and Woodward were living at the YWCA and were about to be made homeless until Paul Cookwho they had become fast friends with after meeting at a club, offered them a place to live above the former Sex Pistols rehearsal room in Denmark Street, Charing Cross.
They took their name, in part, from the Roxy Music song " Pyjamarama ". The trio were ardent followers of the punk rock and post-punk music scenes during the late s and early s.
The demo was heard at Demon Recordswho consequently offered Bananarama their first deal. The song was an underground hit UK 92 and Bananarama Cruel Summer 89 - Bananarama - Bananarama signed by Decca later London Records and remained on the label until UK music magazine The Face featured an article on Bananarama after the release of their first single.
Inthe song hit the Top 5 in the UK and gave Bananarama their first significant mainstream success. The band recorded a version of the Sex Pistols' song "No Feelings" in late for the soundtrack of the British teen-comedy film, Party Party. The group wanted to be taken more seriously, so wrote songs that focused on heavier topics: " Hotline To Heaven " UK 58 is a stand against the drugs-are-cool culture; and " Rough Justice " UK 23 deals with social apathy.
The album contained the hit singles, " Robert De Niro's Waiting The move resulted in the international number one hit, " Venus ", a remake of Shocking Blue 's song fromwhich had been a number 1 hit in The dance-oriented beats on the song typified the SAW approach to pop production. Also inDallin and Woodward were featured as backing vocalists on two songs on Family Album, produced by John Lydon. It featured the group in various costumes including a devila French temptress, a vampire and a Greek goddess.
The video marked a pivotal shift towards Cruel Summer 89 - Bananarama - Bananarama more glamorous and sexual image, which contrasted with the tomboyish style of their earlier work. Woodward was pregnant with her son Thomas and unable to tour or physically promote the parent album or its subsequent singles.
The track was notable because it featured Fahey taking lead vocals, and Daryl Hall was the producer. In the wake of the success of "Venus," Bananarama began work on the album Wow! The group's sound graduated towards dance-orientated Europop. After the third single from Wow! Her last performance as a member of the group was at the Brit Awards in Februaryperforming "Love in the First Degree".
At the same time, Bananarama entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the all-female group who have the most UK chart entries in history, a record they still hold. Bananarama's album, Pop Life saw Dallin and Woodward's songwriting collaboration with their Cruel Summer 89 - Bananarama - Bananarama Youth.
They also incorporated a wider range of musical genres including reggaeflamenco guitar, and acid house and received some of the strongest and most positive reviews of their career. It was to be their last album Cruel Summer 89 - Bananarama - Bananarama London Records.
However, Fahey made it clear that this was a one-off and that she was not formally rejoining the group. Jacquie O'Sullivan also took part in the programme. InDallin and Woodward, who had been working a lot in France, had recorded the album Exotica with the French label M6. ByBananarama had sold 40 million records worldwide. With Siobhan Fahey returning as a special guest for a performance of "Venus", the group celebrated the 20th anniversary of their first hit with a gig at G-A-Y at the London Astoriain front of an audience of people.
With s retro in vogue, Bananarama made a comeback in the British dance charts in Solasso remixed their early hit "Really Saying Something" and it was a huge hit with clubbers. InDallin and Woodward collaborated with Swedish hit makers Murlyn, writing and recording in Sweden for 6 months to produce the album 'Drama'.
Summer saw the Warner Bros. On 19 MarchBananarama's first six studio albums were reissued by Rhino Records on CD with bonus material, including alternative versions, remixes and B-sides.
In FebruaryBananarama's official website announced that they were back in the studio recording new material. A cover version of " Voyage Voyage " was performed at a concert in France.
However, the song never surfaced. They also announced plans to record a new album of disco cover versions and new songs.
The title of the track was not confirmed but was to be credited as be "Run-D. The album was produced entirely by Ian Mastersonand released through Fascination Records. These were included as B Sides to the released singles and as bonus digital tracks to the parent album. Dallin and Woodward have continued to play live sincewith highlights including headlining the festival of the hand over of Hong Kong, The Isle of Wight Festival and Affet - Mine* - Oyun Bitti Singapore Grand Prix.
On 9 Augustthe band performed at the men's final of the beach volleyball at the Pjesmo, Ti Istinu Znaš - Mišo Kovač - Mojoj Vjernoj Publici Olympics.
Bananarama are also confirmed to perform in at So Bad - Ashes - Swirl Rock Bristol! On 9 NovemberBananarama revealed on the BBC show Pointless Celebrities that they were Rising In Love - Royal Rasses* - Rising In Love a new album in Nashville and that it would be influenced by country and pop.
In Novemberan excerpt of a song that bears the working title "Looking For Someone" Jos Monferrand - Gilles Vigneault - Gilles Vigneault posted on the official Twitter page of the band.
In DecemberBillboard magazine ranked them the 94th most successful dance artist of all time. In was announced on 23 April that Fahey had rejoined Bananarama. Their final dates as a trio were in August The first track from the album that served as a taster was "Dance Music", followed by the first official single "Stuff Like That", which was released on March 7.
An accompanying video to the single was directed by Andy Morahan, who had also directed the videos for many former singles from " I Heard a Rumour " to " Preacher Man ". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Lovekids Tour. English pop group. For the band's self-titled album, see Bananarama album. The original line-up in Sara Dallin Keren Woodward. Siobhan Fahey Jacquie O'Sullivan.
An excerpt from Bananarama's version of "Venus". Main article: Viva Bananarama album. Main article: Bananarama discography. Manchester Evening News. Pittsburgh Press. Retrieved 13 November Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November Cruel Summer 89 - Bananarama - Bananarama 19 September Retrieved 12 June The Guardian. Retrieved 24 April Bananarama Official Website.
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