Bronski Beat – It Ain’t Necessarily So (12″)

The difficult 3rd release and what a weird one to put out in a bossa nova style ! Sounding like Soft Cell and covering a George and Ira Gershwin classic that questioned the Bible? Lush production, piano and great multi-layered vocals for 1984 with Mike Thorne at the controls , this is the slightly longer version.
The B-sides are much more your synthpop Bronski Beat with the classic “Close To The Edge” and the long “Red Dance”, sounding a tad New Order in terms of electronic bass.



It Ain’t Necessarily So 5:22
Close To The Edge 4:45
Red Dance 6:53

2 responses

  1. I collected all 3 Bronski singles from the debut album, only truly loving Small Town Boy at that time. I have over the years learned to appreciate this single, but still can only take so much of Why (Jimmy was wailing throughout the song LOL!)

  2. Thanks to iTunes I know the last time I heard this song was Feb 2011. Queued and ready to go!

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