London Records, 1988 (828 106-1/RAMA 5). Made in Holland. Used (cover/disc): EX+/EX+. OIS.
1. Venus 3:39
2. I Heard A Rumour 3:24
3. Love In The First Degree 3:28
4. I Can't Help It 3:27
5. I Want You Back 3:46
6. Love, Truth And Honesty 3:25
7. Nathan Jones 3:01
8. Really Saying Something 2:40
9. Shy Boy 3:12
10. Robert De Niro's Waiting 3:29
11. Cruel Summer 3:28
12. It Ain't What You Do 2:47
13. Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Me Goodbye) 3:24
14. Rough Justice 3:37
The third full-length studio album by legendary British Dance-Pop band.
The album contains the band's most commercially successful Single to date, a cover version of Shocking Blue's 1969 song "Venus", which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
After becoming one of the biggest girl bands in U.K. Pop music history, and after scoring a Top Ten U.S. hit with "Cruel Summer", Bananarama reached the commercial pinnacle of their career with their third album. This album also marked an artistic change of pace for the trio because they began to utilize super hit producers Stock, Aitken & Waterman, who helped them turn the 1970 Rock hit "Venus" into an unstoppable, unforgettable dance smash. In fact, their version was so huge that it became their only U.S. number one hit. The rest of the album, however, is a little darker than one might expect, with heavy lyrics and themes permeating the songs.
Other highlights include the second single, "More Than Physical", which was also produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, the moody third single, "Trick of the Night", the saucy "Hooked on Love", the Dance-Pop of "Promised Land", and the seductive "Dance with a Stranger".
"True Confessions" was a departure of sorts from the Post-Punk, New Wave girl band sound that made Bananarama so essential to early-'80s British Alt-Pop music. It represents a shift to Platinum success (which continued with their follow-up album, "Wow!"), and this album, along with the hit "Venus", are prime examples of classic '80s Dance-Pop music!
“True Confessions” reached number 46 on the UK Albums Chart and number 15 on the US Billboard 200.
London Records/Polygram Records, Inc., 1986 (828 013-1 R-1). Made in USA. First press. Used: cover/vinyl: NM/NM.
1. True Confessions 5:19
2. Ready Or Not 3:53
3. A Trick Of The Night 4:38
4. Dance With A Stranger 4:30
5. In A Perfect World 6:02
1. Venus 3:48
2. Do Not Disturb 3:23
3. Cut Above The Rest 3:40
4. Promised Land 3:43
5. More Than Physical 5:03
6. Hooked On Love 3:48