The Communards – Communards (Vinyl)
Release Date : December 3rd 2021
The Communards and London Records release a 35 year Anniversary edition of the debut album ‘Communards’, featuring their huge hit single ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’. Upon the album’s original release in 1986, ‘Don’t leave Me This Way’ enjoyed six weeks at Number One, and the album itself reached a chart peak of Number Seven, going on to spend a total of 45 weeks in the UK Albums Chart.
To revisit the duo’s debut LP today is a wonderful reminder of just how special and transformative pop music can be. Take ‘Disenchanted’’s melancholic pulse; the delicate, moonlit flourishes of ‘La Dolora’; the clear message in their reading of jazz standard ‘Loverman’ and of course, the soaring, evergreen rush of their cover of Gamble and Huff’s ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, the biggest selling single of 1986 and still a song that can send joy pulsing through the veins of generations