Please Yourself

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Please Yourself
Studio album by Bananarama
Released April 1993
Recorded July 1991 - May 1992
Genre Pop, dance-pop, Disco
Label London
Producer Stock & Waterman
Bananarama chronology
Pop Life
(1991)
Please Yourself
(1993)
Bunch of Hits
(1993)
Singles from Please Yourself
  1. "Movin' On"
    Released: August 1992[1]
  2. "Last Thing on My Mind"
    Released: November 1992[2]
  3. "More, More, More"
    Released: March 1993[3]

Please Yourself is the sixth studio album by British girl group Bananarama. It was released in 1993 by London Records, the last release the group had on this label. It is also the first album from Bananarama as a duo – with original members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward continuing after the departure of Jacquie O'Sullivan the previous year and the last to feature both Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward to play bass guitar on some tracks on the album. Please Yourself also reunites Bananarama with two-thirds of the Stock Aitken Waterman production team (Stock and Waterman). Musician Gary Miller was brought in to do keyboards and guitar and would be Bananarama's next collaborator on their next album Ultra Violet.

Please Yourself features songs in a Europop style. It is the first Bananarama album not to get a release in the United States, and upon its release in the UK, it was panned by critics and charted at a low number forty-six.[4] There was a limited double CD edition featuring 12" remix of former hit singles. Dallin and Woodward have later admitted in interviews that they are not fond of this album.

On 19 March 2007 Bananarama's first six studio albums were re-issued by Rhino Records. All re-issues are remastered and each includes several bonus tracks, consisting of B-sides and remixes.

Track listing[edit]

CD and cassette versions

  1. "Movin' On" – 4:38 (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  2. "Last Thing on My Mind" – 3:35 (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  3. "Let Me Love You One More Time" – 3:39 (S.Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  4. "More, More, More" – 3:08 (G. Diamond/S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  5. "Is She Good to You" – 3:44 (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  6. "Only Time Will Tell" – 3:35 (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  7. "Give It All Up for Love" – 3:57 (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  8. "You'll Never Know What It Means" – 4:36 (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  9. "You're Never Satisfied" – 3:32 (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  10. "I Could Be Persuaded" – 5:09 (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)

Limited 2-CD edition with Classic 12" Collection

  1. "Venus" (Hellfire Mix) – 9:18 (R. V. Leeuwen)
  2. "I Want You Back" (European Mix) – 7:54 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  3. "Love in the First Degree" (Jailers Mix) – 6:03 (S. Dallin/S. Fahey/K. Woodward/M. Stock/M. Aitken/P. Waterman)
  4. "Cruel Summer '89" (swing beat version) – 5:16 (S. Jolley/T. Swain/S. Dallin/S. Fahey/ K. Woodward)
  5. "Really Saying Something" (long version) – 5:40 (N. Whitfield/W. Stevenson/E. Holland, Jr)
  6. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" (full length) – 4:53 (G. DeCarlo/D. Frashuer/P. Leka)

Japanese CD version

  1. "Movin' On" – 4:38
  2. "Last Thing on My Mind" – 3:35
  3. "Let Me Love You One More Time" – 3:39
  4. "More, More, More" – 3:08
  5. "Is She Good to You" – 3:44
  6. "Only Time Will Tell" – 3:35
  7. "Give It All Up for Love" – 3:57
  8. "You'll Never Know What It Means" – 4:36
  9. "You're Never Satisfied" – 3:32
  10. "I Could Be Persuaded" – 5:09
  11. "Movin' On" (Bumpin' Mix) – 6:16
  12. "Last Thing on My Mind" (Hi-NRG Mix) – 5:59
  13. "Venus" (extended version) – 7:23

2007 CD re-issue plus bonus tracks

  1. "Movin' On"
  2. "Last Thing on My Mind"
  3. "Let Me Love You One More Time"
  4. "More, More, More"
  5. "Is She Good to You"
  6. "Only Time Will Tell"
  7. "Give It All Up for Love"
  8. "You'll Never Know What It Means"
  9. "You're Never Satisfied"
  10. "I Could Be Persuaded"
  11. "Movin' On" (7-inch mix)
  12. "Another Lover" (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  13. "Last Thing on My Mind" (7-inch Mix)
  14. "Treat Me Right" (S. Dallin/K. Woodward/M. Stock/P. Waterman)
  15. "More, More, More" (Dave Ford Single Mix)


2013 Deluxe Edition 2CD/DVD re-issue

Disc 1

  1. "Movin' On" - 4.32
  2. "Last Thing on My Mind" - 3.35
  3. "Let Me Love You One More Time" - 3.36
  4. "More, More, More" - 3.05
  5. "Is She Good To You?" - 3.38
  6. "Only Time Will Tell" - 3.31
  7. "Give It All Up For Love" - 3.54
  8. "You’ll Never Know What It Means" - 4.28
  9. "You’re Never Satisfied" - 3.25
  10. "I Could Be Persuaded" - 5.04
  11. "Another Lover" - 3.30
  12. "Treat Me Right" - 4.40
  13. "More, More, More" [7” Mix] - 3.23
  14. "Movin' On" [Bumpin’ Mix] - 6.13
  15. "Last Thing on My Mind" [Hi-NRG Mix] - 5.58
  16. "More, More, More" [12” Mix] - 5.16
  17. "Nueva Dirección" [Movin’ On - Spanish Version] - 3.36
  18. "Last Thing on My Mind" [Extended Version] - 5.40

Disc 2

  1. "Movin' On" [Movin’ Mix] - 8.50
  2. "Is She Good To You? [7” Remix]" - 3.18
  3. "More, More, More" [Original 12” Mix] - 7.09
  4. "Only Time Will Tell [Garage Version]" - 4.39
  5. "Movin' On" [Original 12” Mix] - 7.33
  6. "Is She Good To You? [12” Club Mix]" - 5.50
  7. "More, More, More" [Extended Version] - 5.04
  8. "Movin' On" [NRG Mix] - 5.20
  9. "Last Thing on My Mind" [Xtra NRG Mix] - 5.29
  10. "More, More, More" [More Tech No Dub] - 5.48
  11. "Movin' On" [The ‘Norty’ Banana Mix] - 6.18
  12. "Last Thing on My Mind" [FXTC Dub] - 8.18
  13. "More, More, More" [Remix Dub] - 5.06

DVD

  1. "Movin' On"
  2. "Last Thing on My Mind"
  3. "More, More, More"
  4. "Movin' On" [On 'Top Of The Pops']
  5. "Last Thing on My Mind" [On 'Pebble Mill']


Unreleased songs and demos

  1. "Changes"
  2. "She's in Love with You"
  3. "Only Time Will Tell (Original Lyrics Version)"
  4. "What Took You So Long?"

Personnel[edit]

Bananarama

Musicians

  • Keyboards – Mike Stock, Julian Gingell and Gary Miller
  • Guitar – Gary Miller
  • Drums – A. Linn (Linn drum mashine)
  • Horn and string arrangements – Paul Riser
  • Violins – Gene Orloff (Concert Master), Matthew Raimondi, Sanford Allen, Max Ellen, John Pintavalle, Charles Libore, Elliot Rosoff, Regis Iandiorio, Stanley Hunte, and Seymour Wakschul
  • Violas – Alfred Brown, Julien Barber, Harry Zaratzian, Richard Spencer
  • Cellos – Eugene Moye Jr., Jesse Levy, Fredrick Zlotkin
  • Trumpets – Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker
  • Trombone – David Bargeron
  • Tenor saxophone – Lawrence Feldman

Additional personnel

  • Andrew Biscomb – Sleeve design
  • Tony McGee – Inner photography
  • Peter Barrett – Sleeve design
  • Julian Broad – Cover photography
  • Jason Barron, Les Sharma, Paul Waterman, Dean Murphy, Chris McDonnell, Jesse Tranbury, Martin Neary – Assistant engineers
  • Jay Newland – Recording engineer
  • Sandy Palmer – Assistant engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart history of "Movin' On"". The Official Charts Company. Chartstats.com. 1992. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chart history of "Last Thing on My Mind"". The Official Charts Company. Chartstats.com. 1992. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chart history of "More, More, More"". The Official Charts Company. Chartstats.com. 1993. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chart history of Please Yourself". The Official Charts Company. Chartstats.com. 1993. Retrieved 31 May 2011.