The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards

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The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards
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Greatest hits album by
Released10 September 2001
Recorded1984–1995
Genre
Length74:54
LabelLondon Records
ProducerVarious
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards is a compilation album covering Jimmy Somerville's career in Bronski Beat, The Communards and as a solo artist. It was released in 2001 and reached number 29 in the UK Albums Chart.

The album features mostly the same tracks, although in a different order, to the 1990 compilation The Singles Collection 1984/1990. Only one track from that album, "Run from Love", isn't featured on The Very Best and is replaced with the newer track "Hurt So Good".

Although Bronski Beat had three UK top 40 hits after Sommerville's departure ("Hit That Perfect Beat", "C'mon C'mon" and "Cha Cha Heels")[2] they are not included on the compilation as it is intended as a retrospective of Somerville's career.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smalltown Boy" – Bronski Beat from The Age of Consent
  2. "Don't Leave Me This Way" – The Communards with Sarah Jane Morris from Communards
  3. "Why?" – Bronski Beat from The Age of Consent
  4. "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" – Jimmy Somerville from Read My Lips
  5. "Disenchanted" – The Communards from Communards
  6. "Never Can Say Goodbye" – The Communards from Red
  7. "So Cold the Night" – The Communards from Communards
  8. "To Love Somebody" – Jimmy Somerville from The Singles Collection 1984/1990
  9. "There's More to Love (Than Boy Meets Girl)" – The Communards from Red
  10. "Comment te dire adieu" – Jimmy Somerville featuring June Miles-Kingston from Read My Lips
  11. "You Are My World" – The Communards from Communards
  12. "I Feel Love/Johnny Remember Me" – Bronski Beat with Marc Almond from Hundreds & Thousands
  13. "Tomorrow" – The Communards from Red
  14. "Hurt So Good" – Jimmy Somerville from Dare to Love
  15. "Read My Lips (Enough Is Enough)" – Jimmy Somerville from Read My Lips
  16. "For a Friend" – The Communards from Red
  17. "It Ain't Necessarily So" – Bronski Beat from The Age of Consent

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[3]

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Very Best of Jimmy Somerville: Bronski Beat and the Communards - Jimmy Somerville - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  2. ^ "BRONSKI BEAT - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Very Best of Jimmy Somerville: Bronski Beat and the Communards - Jimmy Somerville - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  4. ^ Germany - Media Control Charts - The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards
  5. ^ UK - Albums Chart - The Very Best of Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Jimmy Somerville – The Very Best Of". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 October 2018. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type The Very Best Of in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.