Bananarama revisit two tracks with new remixes by The Reflex and Luke Million, specially commissioned for their upcoming collection, Glorious – The Ultimate Collection.

The Reflex adds his deft French touch to the band’s 1984 Top 10 smash hit ‘Robert De Niro’s Waiting…’. Revisiting the original source tapes to unearth bass, guitars and more, The Reflex breathes new life into the track, traversing a line between the song’s original winning pop and adding subtle house flourishes. Having remixed everyone from Cerrone and Nile Rodgers to Noel Gallagher, The Reflex is renowned for his skilful and sensitive re-workings, or ‘revisions’ as he calls them.

Australian producer Luke Million brings his remix prowess to 2022’s ‘Velvet Lies’, transforming the original into a slinky combination of vocodered vocals, Italo Disco and Electronic Funk. With releases across labels such as Future Classic and Nervous Records, and remixes for the likes of Duke Dumont and Bag Raiders, Luke Million’s percolating keyboard wizardry sounds both futuristic and “retro” at the same time.

‘Glorious- The Ultimate Collection’ charts the lives of Bananarama members Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward via their personally curated career highlights. It takes them from the early days of breaking through with ‘Really Saying Something’ with Fun Boy Three through to their phenomenal ‘80s success (‘Cruel Summer’, ‘Venus’, ‘Love In The First Degree’, ‘Robert De Niro’s Waiting’ and many more), ‘90s (‘Only your Love’, ‘Preacher Man’, ‘Movin’ On’ and ‘Last Thing on My Mind’) and into 2005 when they were riding flying high in the singles chart with ‘Move In My Direction’ and the US dance chart smash ‘Look on The Floor (Hypnotic Tango)’. The past half decade has witnessed their 2019 album In Stereo introduce them to a whole new generation with a show-stealing set at Glastonbury and win Classic Pop’s Best Pop Album award, and last year’s Masquerade, their highest charting and most critically acclaimed album since the 80s.

Bananarama will be visiting HMV stores in the UK in March 2024, signing copies of Glorious- The Ultimate Collection, on Friday March 8th (Brighton – 12pm, London – 6pm) and Saturday March 9th (Birmingham – 12pm, Manchester – 5pm). More information can be found here.

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