Bronksi Beat and Communards 2CD Deluxe Editions on the way

Bronski Beat / Age Of Consent 2CD Deluxe EditionEdsel Records maintain reputation for excellent 1980s reissues with the news that Bronksi Beat‘s 1984 album Age Of Consent will be reissued on 2 July as a 2CD deluxe edition, along with the same treatment for both Communards albums – Communards and Red.

Jimmy Sommerville is of course the common thread between these releases, and fans should be satisfied with what looks like solid track listings (selected by Somerville expert Heiko Bollman). Age Of Consent incorporates the full vinyl version of remix album Hundreds and Thousands along with non-album tracks and other remixes.

Communards includes the epic ‘Son Of Gotham City Mix’ of Don’t Leave Me This Way amongst the bonus material and Red is packed full of remixes and non-album tracks.

CDs will have outer slip-cases and booklets containing the lyrics, photos, singles sleeves, and notes from Jimmy (and Richard for Communards).

PREORDER Age Of Consent hereCommunards here and Red here.

Full track listings below:

Bronski Beat / The Age Of Consent

CD 1

  • 1 Why?
  • 2 It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • 3 Screaming
  • 4 No More War
  • 5 Love and Money
  • 6 Smalltown Boy
  • 7 Heatwave
  • 8 Junk
  • 9 Need-a-Man Blues
  • 10 I Feel Love/Johnny Remember Me
  • 11 Smalltown Boy [7” edit] (Bonus Track)
  • 12 Why [remix] (Bonus Track)
  • 13 I Feel Love Medley (Source Mix) (Bonus Track)
  • 14 It Ain’t Necessarily So [12” version] (Bonus Track)
  • 15 Red Dance

CD 2

  • 1 Heatwave [Goldberg remix]
  • 2 Why? [Goldberg remix]
  • 3 Run From Love [Meita remix]
  • 4 Hard Rain [Goldberg remix]
  • 5 Smalltown Boy [Goldberg remix]
  • 6 Junk [Goldberg remix]
  • 7 I Feel Love [Fruit Mix] (Bonus Track)
  • 8 Hard Rain [demo] (Bonus Track)
  • 9 Screaming [demo] (Bonus Track)
  • 10 Signs (And Wonders) (Bonus Track)
  • 11 The Potato Fields (Bonus Track)
  • 12 Run From Love [radio version] (Bonus Track)
  • 13 Puit D’Amour (Bonus Track)
  • 14 Close To The Edge (Bonus Track)
  • 15 Cadillac Car (Bonus Track)

Communards 2CD Deluxe Edition


CD 1

  • 1 Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • 2 La Dolarosa
  • 3 Disenchanted
  • 4 Reprise
  • 5 So Cold The Night
  • 6 You Are My World
  • 7 Lover Man
  • 8 Don’t Slip Away
  • 9 Heavens Above
  • 10 Forbidden Love
  • 11 Breadline Britain
  • 12 Disenchanted (Dance)
  • 13 Judgement Day (Bonus Track)
  • 14 Don’t Leave Me This Way [Son Of Gotham City Mix 1986] [Part 1] (incorporates Sanctified)
  • 15 When The Walls Come Tumbling Down [live] (Bonus Track)

CD 2

  • 1 You Are My World [’87 Single Version]
  • 2 Don’t Leave Me This Way [Son Of Gotham City Mix] [Part 3]
  • 3 So Cold The Night [Remixed Club Version]
  • 4 Heavens Above [10” version]
  • 5 Johnny Verso
  • 6 Sentimental Journey
  • 7 The Message
  • 8 Disenchanted [instrumental]
  • 9 So Cold The Night [instrumental]
  • 10 Never No More
  • 11 Sanctified
  • 12 When The Walls Come Tumbling Down
  • 13 The Multimix (inc. Don’t Leave Me, So Cold The Night, Disenchanted)
  • 14 Annie

Communards / Red 2CD Deluxe Edition

Communards / Red

CD 1

  • 1 Tomorrow
  • 2 T.M.T. Love T.B.M.G.
  • 3 Matter Of Opinion
  • 4 Victims
  • 5 For A Friend
  • 6 Never Can Say Goodbye
  • 7 Lovers And Friends
  • 8 Hold On Tight
  • 9 If I Could Tell You
  • 10 C Minor
  • 11 For A Friend [unplugged] (Bonus Track)
  • 12 Never Can Say Goodbye [San Paulo Mix] (Bonus Track)
  • 13 Romanze For Violin, Piano & Hedgehog (Bonus Track)
  • 14 There’s More To Love [Jalapeno Mix] (Bonus Track)
  • 15 Tomorrow [extended 12” version] (Bonus Track)
  • 16 Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart (Bonus Track)

CD 2

  • 1 Never Can Say Goodbye [Shep Pettibone Extended Mix]
  • 2 When The Boy In Your Heart Is The Boy In You Arms
  • 3 I Just Want To Let You Know
  • 4 Scat
  • 5 Piece Of Saxophone
  • 6 Never Can Say Goodbye [San Paulo Dub Mix]
  • 7 For A Friend [remix]
  • 8 Victims
  • 9 Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • 10 Heavens Above
  • 11 You Are My World
  • 12 So Cold The Night
  • 13 For A Friend
  • 14 Never Can Say Goodbye
  • 15 Hold On Tight
  • 16 Spanish Rap (El Amor No Es Solo Un Hombre Y Una Mujer) (Bonus Track)
  • 17 Never Can Say Goodbye [Instrumental Mix] (Bonus Track)


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marcelo rosales

muchas gracias tremnendo aporte saludos

[…] First announced back in July, Edsel’s Jimmy Somerville set is finally out this week. Part rarities mopping up exercise and part video anthology, this three-disc package takes in all the different elements of Somerville’s career (Bronski Beat, Communards, and solo artist) and should be a fine companion to the 2012 deluxe editions.  […]


When a video collection with all promo videos, tv show, etc. ???


what can I say ?
this is the best way to satisfy a collector !
I’m so happy about the “instrumental mix” of “Sold Cold The Night”
( only released on promo U.S. ) and the 10″ mix of “Heaven’s Above”
– as far as I know only the “shep pettibone dub mix” of “Never Can Say…”
were not on this great 2CD-sets – all b-sides – almost all promo remixes.
congratulations !

Eric Vincent

yes indeed, so happy to finally have these b sides on CD!


Very pleased about all of these and will no doubt pick them all up. Particularly pleased that Red will be redone, also Read My Lips! Awesome stuff.

Charles Daraghy

Jimmy’s “Dare to Love” AND “Read my Lips” are coming as Deluxe editions in late July as well!

Lazlo Nibble

Looks like CD2 of Red has the complete set of live tracks from the “Storm Paris” triple-12″…awesome!!


Wow, end of June is going to be great for my stereo but bad for my credit card -reissues of Samantha Fox, English Beat and now Bronski Beat/Communards (just in time for Gay Pride in Toronto, Canada!). Fabulous news!

Great website, btw.

Steve Marine

OH. MY. GODS. This post makes me so happy you have no idea. I’ve been dreaming of superdeluxe editions of these albums for years. YAY!!!!!!!!!!