Bananarama re-issue “Drama” and “Viva” in expanded format!

by Christopher Smith

Hot on the heels of the 2017 re-issues of their first albums and last years cassette and vinyl releases, Bananarama have released their two most recent albums “Drama” (2005) and “Viva” (2009) in 2CD expanded editions with mixes of the singles as well as bonus, previously unreleased tracks.

“Drama” marked the return of Bananarama to the charts after some years in the wilderness. Preceded by the track “Move In My Direction” which gave Sara and Keren their first UK top twenty hit for fourteen years. They followed this with “Look On The Floor” which reached No.26 in the UK and more importantly No.2 on the US dance club songs chart, again their first showing on that chart since “Tripping On Your Love” back in 1991.

“Viva” came four years later, released through Fascination Records, and was originally envisaged as a covers album. But the girls ended up writing a number of new compositions that included the lead single “Love Comes” (UK No.44) and “Love Don’t Live Here”. The new expanded edition includes a number of mixes of both singles as well as their version of Desireless’ 1987 classic “Voyage, Voyage” and a new updated version of “Cruel Summer”.

And don’t forget Sara and Keren’s new single “Dance Music“, out now and their new album “In Stereo” released in April!

You can order both expanded editions from the Bananarama website here from today!

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