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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Megarama: The Mixes by Bananarama

Dear Poptastic Readers,

My favourite group Bananarama have a new three-disc remix album coming out at the beginning of March! Hooray! It is called Megarama: The MixesAnd here is the lovely cover.


Megarama: The Mixes

I quite like the use of the original BANANARAMA logo. As well as the pink petals. And it is nice that that the photos also represent the group. In the middle is the lineup with Jacquie, which she was with the group the shortest amount of time. Then the original lineup with Siobhan is a bit bigger. And then Keren and Sara as a duo for the petals of the flower. Nicely done!

Here is the track listing (previously unreleased mixes in pink) ...


CD 1
  • 1. I Want You Back [Extended European Mix] 7:55
  • 2. Love, Truth & Honesty [Dance Hall Version] 7:20
  • 3. Nathan Jones [Extended Version] 5:12
  • 4. Preacher Man [Shep’s Club Mix] 7:24
  • 5. I Heard A Rumour [Corporation Of Bananarama Mix] 5:40
  • 6. Venus [The Greatest Remix] 7:50
  • 7. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) [Acid Remix ’88] 6:17
  • 8. Tripping On Your Love [The Sturm Mix] 3:59
  • 9. Love In The First Degree [House Dub] 4:57
  • 10. Movin’ On [Snappin’ Mix] 6:17
  • 11. Help! [Extended Version] 6:30
  • 12. Megarama '89 [Dimitri's Full Length Version] 8:54
CD 2
  • 1. Nathan Jones [Dave Ford Mix] 3:22
  • 2. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) [Alternative 12” Mix] 4:44
  • 3. Cruel Summer [Digital Mix] 6:01
  • 4. Venus [Original 12” Mix] 6:40
  • 5. More Than Physical [Original 12” Mix] 6:08
  • 6. A Trick Of The Night [Tuesday Mix] 7:26
  • 7. I Heard A Rumour [Wacky Vocal Dub] 8:30
  • 8. Love, Truth & Honesty [Hot Power Mix] 9:24
  • 9. Only Your Love [Original 12” Mix] 7:50
  • 10. Tripping On Your…[The Loveable Love-Dove Caper] 6:26
  • 11. Nathan Jones [Alternative 12" Mix] 5:26
  • 12. Movin' On [Thumpin' Mix] 6:53
CD 3
  • 1. Love In The First Degree [Eurobeat Style] 7:17
  • 2. Shy Boy [’88 Remix] 6:34
  • 3. Venus [Hellfire Mix] 9:20
  • 4. I Heard A Rumour [Miami Mix] 7:13
  • 5. Long Train Running [Pacha Mix] 4:44
  • 6. Only Your Love [Youth & Thrash On The Mix] 6:33
  • 7. A Trick Of The Night [Tricky Mix] 7:16
  • 8. Ready Or Not [Jolley & Swain 12” Mix] 5:33
  • 9. Nathan Jones [Psycho Mix] 6:28
  • 10. Strike It Rich [Dub] 5:12
  • 11. More, More, More [I Can’t Techno More Mix] 5:07
  • 12. Love, Truth & Honesty [Balearacidic Mix] 8:20


Hmmm. Never heard of a Wacky Vocal Mix. One hopes that they are laughing while they sing. Nor have I heard of the Snapping Mix. Finger snaps? We'll just have to wait and see.

One wonders ... if these mixes stayed unreleased for so long ... how good could they possibly be? Well, only time will tell. I can't wait to hear them!


Bananarama are: Keren and Sara

Order your copy of Megarama: The Mixes today! Sara and Keren were involved and there seems to be a wonderful booklet accompanying the three-disc collection.

Order yours today. It is out March 2, 2015.

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. Now if only we could get the singles box collection I've been dreaming of!






2 comments:

  1. It's also worth noting that the following remixes will be the first time ever on CD: Long Train Running (Pacha Mix), A Trick Of The Night (Tricky Mix), Tripping On Your Love (Sturm Mix) and Love Truth & Honesty (both the 12" Hot Power Mix and the Balearacidic Mix).

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  2. How awesome would that be to have a singles box set. Lets make it happen!

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