WIN! a Jimmy Somerville “Dance & Desire: Rarities & Videos” 3-disc set


We have two copies of Edsel’s brand new Jimmy Somerville compilation, Dance & Desire: Rarities and Videos to give away to SDE readers!

Released just this week, this new 2CD+DVD is a fantastic rarities collection which includes music from Somerville’s time with Bronski Beat, the Communards and his work as a solo artist. The DVD alone features 24  videos including a brand new promo for Smalltown Boy [Reprise 2014].

How to Enter:
This competition is open to all until Friday 28 November 2014. To be in with a chance of winning please be kind enough to:

  • 1. Subscribe to the FREE SuperDeluxeEdition newsletter – click here.
  • 2. Leave a comment on this post – tell us your favourite Jimmy track!

If you already subscribe to our lovely free newsletter (and you should because it’s fab), then just leave a comment. The winners will be picked at random on Saturday 29 November 2014 and revealed via the newsletter on Sunday 30 November. Good luck!

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246 responses to WIN! a Jimmy Somerville “Dance & Desire: Rarities & Videos” 3-disc set

  1. Jfa3stars says:

    Smalltown boy !

  2. Gert says:

    Smalltown boy !

  3. Barry Page says:

    Smalltown Boy

  4. Marko says:

    This is a must have item.

  5. Xavier says:

    For A Friend, as even if I like so many other ones, this particular song is such a beauty !

  6. KM says:

    There’s more to love than boy meets girl!

  7. José Ramón García says:


  8. Darren Briscoe says:

    Still great songs after all these years! Why???

  9. Lanny Justice says:

    Something to Live For!!!!! I love Jimmy!!!

  10. Rocío Sánchez Fernández says:

    Smalltown Boy

  11. Barry says:

    Just to be different – Small Town Boy. :p

  12. For A Friend….
    For all the AIDS-victims in the 80’s/90’s.

  13. Larry Large says:

    Great 80s Music!

  14. Jos says:

    “So cold the night”……(makes every day a bit warmer :-)

  15. Richard Weaver says:

    Run From Love

  16. Gotta be Small Town Boy!

  17. Jon Howells says:

    The 12″ of I Feel Love/Love to Love You by Bronski Beat w/Marc Almond!

  18. Richard says:

    ‘Dark Sky’

  19. My favourite Jimmy Somerville track is COMMENT TE DIRE ADIEU with June Miles Kingston.

  20. fred bowie says:

    I met my BF on the extended mix :)

  21. Hubis says:

    No More War

  22. Yann says:

    I want it i need it i love it ;-)))))

  23. Anthony says:

    Don’t Leave Me This Way (even though it’s a remake)…Jimmy puts his own stamp on it!

  24. Dave says:

    His 1990 Bee Gees cover “To Love Somebody” still sounds so laidback to me

  25. Stefano says:


  26. Christian says:

    There’s More To Love Than Boy Meets Girl (The Jalapeno Mix)

  27. Wayne says:

    Smalltown Boy

  28. Roelant says:

    There isn’t more to love than this enchanted cd/dvd set of the great little man that is Jimmy!!

  29. mino says:

    Comment te dire adieu!

  30. vee says:

    Been subscribed fur-eva !
    *Something To Live For*

  31. Donald Martin says:

    “Puit d’Amour” is my favorite vocal by Jimmy, “Infatuation/Memories” my favorite song(s) other than his signature, “Smalltown Boy”.

  32. Da'Ron Brown says:


  33. Olli says:

    “For a friend”. It’s so sad and beautiful.
    I still have the 7inch vinyl somewhere.

  34. Thomas Hooper says:

    Smalltown boy !

  35. fettdog says:

    Don’t Leave Me This Way (Without One Of These Awesome Sets) :-)

  36. Mark Owen says:

    There’s More to Love than Boy Meets Girl :)

  37. Jan says:


  38. Noel says:

    Looks like a good set.
    Favourite track from his career has to be “Tomorrow”….

  39. Marton says:

    Smalltown boy

  40. mark browne says:

    Yes i already have it! But now my family want their own copy…

    Smalltown boy is one of the greatest songs of all time.!

  41. Gustavo says:

    i like jimmy songs, for a friend is my prefier!!!

  42. VALGAPA says:

    Smalltown boy 12″ inch , It is for me its flag song.

  43. Paul Smith says:

    Smalltown Boy

  44. Marco says:

    Run From Love

  45. Adam Bengtsson says:

    Comment te dire adieu

  46. Steven Moors says:

    So Cold The Night

  47. Rich says:

    Comment te Dire Adieu for me too – so bad it’s good

  48. Edwin Combes says:


  49. claudio says:

    …i wish i was lucky enough!!!

  50. Adam says:

    So Cold The Night

  51. roberto zannini says:


  52. Paul Anthony Chapman says:

    ooh that’s a tough one, but has to be Smalltown Boy

  53. nigel Morris says:

    Don’t leave me this way

  54. Max says:

    ‘Don’t leave me this way’ Sarah Jane and his voice = perfection

  55. WilliamK says:

    Jimmy Somerville You Are My World……well not really, but I do like that song , and I also know that it was sung by the Communards and not Jimmy on his own.

  56. Tommy says:

    Don’t leave me this way (without this in my collection).

  57. gary C says:

    Ain’t Necessarily So would be my favourite track

  58. cecil meulenberg says:

    SmallTown Boy

  59. Alejandro says:

    So cold the night and also Disenchanted by Communards.

  60. Steve Bond says:

    Don’t Leave Me That Way

  61. Alan W says:

    So Cold the Night… Rather appropriately

  62. Michael Davies says:

    30yrs on and it’s still “Smalltown Boy”, just as relevant today.

  63. Simon says:

    Smalltown Boy

  64. Paolo says:

    smalltown boy .. obviously!

  65. Ludger says:

    Smalltown Boy!

  66. sharon smith says:

    something to live for

  67. Andrew Leckie says:


  68. Silvia M says:

    There´s more to love than boy meets girl

  69. Michel D. says:

    Smalltown Boy…of course!!!! ;-)

  70. Yossi Barak says:

    Smalltown Boy

  71. simon s says:

    Smalltown boy

  72. Sylvain says:

    Smalltown Boy is unavoidable !!!

  73. Peter says:

    Smalltown boy

  74. Guy says:

    You are my world! (extended 12″ mix of course!)

  75. Volker says:

    You are my World :-)

  76. Victor says:

    “Comment Te Dire Adieu” – without a doubt!

  77. Sean says:

    Tell me why?

  78. Paul McCarron says:

    Smalltown Boy ;-)

  79. carlos martin quesada says:

    “Comment te dire adieu”
    by Jimmy Somerville featuring June Miles-Kingston
    from the album Read My Lips
    LOVE IT!!!

  80. Norman Cooke says:

    Small town boy, first song I heard. Brilliant track!

  81. Nicolas says:

    So many good songs but I could choose Heartbeat as favorite !

  82. Chris Kotsiris says:

    For a friend. I will carry on… Makes me shive

  83. matg_fr says:

    Read my lips

  84. Craig says:

    You make me feel mi mighty real

  85. Brian says:

    For a Friend

  86. Nigel says:

    Has to be Why? for me. Great hi energy dance track and a fond reminder of clubbing at that time.

  87. Barrie Phillips says:

    Smalltown Boy

  88. hyperfex says:

    My favourite track is “Coming” from the ORLANDO soundtrack – it’s just beautiful!!!

  89. low555 says:

    smalltown boy – extended version of course!

  90. David says:

    Waiting for this!

  91. graham says:

    so cold the night, fingers crossed

  92. Robert says:

    smalltown boy

  93. Miki says:

    Comment te dire adieu

  94. Gavin says:

    Smalltown Boy…Classic!

  95. Cindy says:

    Tell Me Why? :)

  96. John says:

    By Your Side

  97. Peebu says:

    Why? Because I’m a Smalltown Boy who needs a lovely 2CD+DVD set!

  98. Dennis says:

    Gotta have it! Great collection!

  99. Paul Brown says:

    Small town boy!

  100. Peter van noort says:

    A wonderful gift for a smalltown boy…

  101. David Stanley says:

    Desire. It’s a bonus track but should have been a single itself.

  102. PAC says:

    For A Friend..

  103. Nick says:

    Well, Jimmy’s got so many great tracks… I’d say “Smalltown boy” or “Don’t leave me this way”, but everyone’s gonna say those so I’m gonna go with his fabulous new song “Back to me”.

  104. John Morton says:

    Favorite Jimmy Track… Comment te dire adieu.

  105. Kiki says:

    still a few misses on this one , but a great add-on to the previous reissue !

  106. igor says:

    i feel love with marc almond

  107. Dave C says:

    It Ain’t Necessarily So

  108. Haro says:

    Smalltown boy

  109. Van Golsen says:

    Smalltown Boy

  110. Ant G says:

    Smalltown boy

  111. Lee Taylor says:

    For a Friend.

  112. Emiliano says:

    “Smalltown Boy” is an absolute masterpiece

  113. Ray says:


  114. Horacio Avila says:

    I want my Jimmy Sommerville’s Compilation!!!!

  115. Jason Forrest says:

    You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) and Never Can Say Goodbye are Jimmy Somervilicious!

  116. Darren Howard says:

    Favourite Jimmy! Where do I start? Bronski has to be Smalltown Boy, Communards is Tomorrow and solo is To Love Somebody.
    Tomorrow is fave if I have to pick one.
    Great site!

  117. John says:

    “Never Can Say Goodbye,” although I also equally love “Smalltown Boy”

  118. Artyom Yakovlev says:

    Although I really like “Smalltown Boy”, my favorite is “It Ain’t Necessarily So”. If Gershwin was alive, I’m sure he would appreciate Jimmy’s version.

  119. renioc says:

    BB: Smalltown boy
    TC: Tomorrow
    JS: Comment te dire adieu

  120. Lloyd says:

    You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

  121. Dominic says:

    Single/extended mixes of Tomorrow

  122. Martin says:

    “For A Friend”

  123. pinkfloyd says:

    why i feel love for smalltown boy

  124. hank says:

    Been so long

  125. Mn says:

    No More War.

  126. Edu says:

    By your side

  127. Andy Hawkins says:

    Smalltown Boy

  128. Piotr says:

    Smalltown Boy.

  129. Francis says:

    Jimmy Somerville, Bronski Beat and The Communards were just perfect 1980s!

  130. Tracey says:

    Read My Lips and Tomorrow

  131. GianniZ says:

    Smalltown Boy still does it.

  132. Ola says:

    Comment te dire adieu

  133. fred says:

    The best track is : “Heaven Here On Earth (With Your Love)”

  134. Hans lelivelt says:

    Smalltown boy has to be THE favorite track

  135. Heinz Schweizer says:

    Smalltown Boy

  136. Alan Taylor says:


  137. Mike Williams says:


  138. Rob says:

    I love communards, don’t leave me this way ….

    but fave ‘jimmy’ track has to be smalltown boy

  139. Steven Bain says:

    Small town Boy

  140. alessandro says:

    ciao from Italy

  141. Chris says:

    Never Can Say Goodbye

  142. Orig80'saddict says:

    I love Tomorrow and Enough is Enough. So glad Jimmy has gotten all this attention from Edsel with the re-releases. Loving them.

  143. Javier Moreno says:

    smalltown boy

  144. Dennis says:

    Smalltown Boy for me as well…

  145. Nate says:

    My favorite Jimmy track? I have to say it is a tie for me….Bronski Beat’s “Why” and Jimmy’s track on the Orlando Soundtrack “Coming”.

  146. Will Lovick says:

    Wow, this would definitely fill some long-open holes in the music collection!

  147. Edwin says:

    Don’t Leave Me This Way

  148. craig clarke says:

    The 12″ extended mix of Small Town Boy.

  149. dave says:

    Has to be smalltown boy

  150. boaz halachmi says:

    So cold the night…

  151. Gian Luca says:

    Junk ;)

  152. Tino Stabile says:

    I am a rocker at heart but there is no denying the man’s talent, catchy grooves with such songs as Bronski Beat’s Smalltown Boy and Don’t leave me this way. Also one of the first openly homosexual singer/songwriter/artist to be out there performing. It must not have been easy for this man at that time. Power to him. And yes, I would certainly appreciate this CD/DVD.

  153. Antony fogg says:

    Smalltown boy

  154. Rob Goodman says:

    Smalltown boy

  155. Trevor Smith says:

    Run From Love

  156. Steinski says:

    Smalltown Boy will be THE classic forever but Bronski Beat’s version of It Ain’t Necessarily So is my fave for this season. Each year. Still.

  157. Alan says:

    I have two favourite tracks; Smalltown Boy (Extended Mix) and Never Can Say Goodbye (Shep Pettibone Mix)

  158. Jon says:

    Absolutely love Smalltown Boy, of course, but my favorite ever is the William Orbit remix of You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)- genius!

  159. Rittler Christian says:

    My Favoriten Jimmy Sommerville Track is “Smalltown Boy”

  160. Robert S says:

    Read my lips!

  161. Michael Pendlebury says:

    I was going to go for “Smalltown Boy” but over the last few years “Why” has stolen the crown!

  162. Andy says:

    So Cold the Night is a rippah of a track.

  163. Simon says:

    From This Moment On from the red, hot & blue compilation

  164. Tim says:

    Smalltown boy

  165. Richard Lord says:

    Don’t leave me without this !!!!!!!!

  166. bobbley says:

    Don’t Leave Me This Way

  167. Jason says:

    “Smalltown Boy [12″ Version]”

  168. jack says:

    TMTLTBMG – a beautiful sentiment, inclusive of everyone despite being a queer love statement :^)

  169. Matt says:

    Never can say goodbye

  170. Jio says:

    Definitely “Smalltown Boy”

  171. Andrew Page says:

    Smalltown Boy (12″ Version)

  172. Dennis Versteeg says:

    Don’t Leave Me This Way. Driving to the south of France with my parents and brother in the late 80s with two cassettes in the cassette player: Paul Simon’s Graceland and a compilation tape that started with Don’t Leave Me This Way. Whenever I hear that song it takes me back to that wonderful holiday.

  173. Marco says:

    Smalltown boy

  174. Malc says:

    you are my world

  175. Paolo says:

    It’sva pleausure to have only a compilation with Sommerville, Bronski Beat and Communards together.

  176. Alessandro says:

    by your side, it’s such a beautiful song

  177. Stewart Allan says:

    So many from Bronski, Communards and solo…so one each!
    Smalltown Boy
    For A Friend
    Read My Lips

  178. antonio says:

    it ain’t necessarily so

  179. Ronald Frank says:

    I like Disenchented very much!

  180. Cristina McDowall says:

    Don’t Leave Me This Way

  181. Steve Marine says:

    DISENCHANTED – As a young gay boy in the early 80’s, I cried and cried and cried listening to this song. It’s message helped me immeasurably. I could even say it saved my life. I will be forever grateful.

  182. jos says:

    Favorite jimmy track at the moment… his youtube smalltown boy version recorded when he stopped walking his dog and sang with a total stranger. Lovely.

  183. esalter says:

    love and money

  184. Paul rodford says:

    Cadillac Car. Bonkers.

  185. Lee Williams says:

    I feel love / Johnny Remember Me – great track with Mark Almond. Remember being shown the 12″ at a house party. Been looking for it on CD ever since….

  186. carsten hansen says:


  187. Evripidis says:

    smalltown boy!!

  188. Stephen says:

    Favourite?? So hard to choose!!

    Fave Bronski Beat: Ain’t Necessarily So
    Great take on this standard. Makes it uniquely Jimmy!

    Fave Communards: Dont Leave Me This Way!
    Everything about this!! Takes me back to dancefloor heaven, punching the air with Jimmy singing aaaah BABY! Then that amazing piano break. Stellar.

    Fave Jimmy solo: Read My Lips
    Impossible not to dance to :) Love it, and indeed the rest of that album!

    Fave Prize? Why, oddly enough, it would be this 2CD/DVD Jimmy/Bronski/Communards dance and rarities set! :)


  189. Pete SIMPSON says:

    So many favs, but “By Your Side”, stunning vocals, moving lyrics.

  190. Andy says:

    So Cold The Night

  191. Florent says:

    Comment te dire adieu

  192. David says:


  193. Dagny says:

    It’s hard to argue against Smalltown Boy.
    Thanks for the comp.

  194. Patrick says:

    Mighty Real

  195. Jon says:

    As a gay male, “Why” still has a lot to say 30 years on. One of their best.

  196. Juanmi says:

    Never can say goodbye!!!

  197. Daniel says:

    Smalltown Boy.

  198. Konstantin says:

    my absolute favourite of Jimmy’s is as it goes the first I heard of him – “Coming”, performed in the final of “Orlando”. this song is just amazing – rythmic, soothing and epic. love it!

  199. Nimo says:

    Smalltown Boy 12″

  200. Soren says:

    Hit That Perfect Beat

  201. Ian P says:

    Smalltown Boy or Don’t Leave Me This Way

  202. Chris D says:

    Smalltown boy

  203. Scott M. says:

    Easily the most beautiful track with most poetic, heart wrenching lyrics is “For A Friend”. All these years later, still can’t listen to it without becoming emotional.

  204. Alan Acosta says:


  205. Neil Findlay says:

    For A Friend.

  206. Jerry Butson says:

    ‘No More War’ – shivers down the spine

  207. Andy P says:

    Don’t Leave Me This Way. Loved the original, and love this version.

  208. Andrea says:

    It Ain’t Necessarily So.

  209. Mark Wilson says:

    I Feel Love Medley.

  210. Yann says:

    I want it i need it i love it pleaseeeee gimme gimme gimme

  211. Alfonso says:


  212. Bill says:

    Please do a show in NYC!

  213. Fabrizio says:

    My favourite track is the duet with Marc Almond, “I feel love”.

  214. Davis says:

    My favorite Jimmy track is You Are My World (New York ’87 Mix), which isn’t on this (or any other) CD. But I hope I win one anyway!

  215. Ralph Sehringer says:


  216. Nigel Croft says:

    Smalltown Boy

  217. Shai says:

    Don’t Leave me this way
    So cold the night

  218. Robert M says:

    Puit D’Amour (with Bronski Beat). BTW, signed up for the newsletter but received a website error.

  219. michele says:

    For a friend!
    a brilliant song!one of the best ballads of the eighties!

  220. Sun Chi Man says:

    Smalltown boy

  221. Emilio says:

    Ain´t necessarily so….

  222. Alex says:

    Smalltown Boy

  223. Damon says:

    Has to be Smalltown Boy, such a classic song!

  224. Kai says:

    I recognized after years that Somerville is written with only one “m”.
    My goodness!

  225. Michael says:

    Read My Lips

  226. Anja says:

    I love;
    Not winning this competition would change that only slightly.

  227. Roberto Borella says:

    Smalltown boy (Reprise 2014) a great song also today….

  228. Gareth says:


  229. Si says:

    Fantastic artist that still pulls it off today – For A Friend is one of the best ever written

  230. Jan says:

    Never heard Jimmy Sommerville and Communards. I am 18 – sorry for that.
    Would be a great Christmas gift for my father who’s an Eighties nerd.

  231. massimo says:

    Must to have……………………………

  232. Sven says:

    I dance the night away. Good times!

  233. Andrew hodgskin says:

    Hard to pick one particular favourite
    But I just love his version of “hurt so good”

  234. Chris S says:

    Fave Sommerville track is probably C Minor from the Communards ‘Red’ album. Very powerful & emotional.

  235. dave says:

    for a friend !

  236. george says:

    Has to be small town boy, great song , although his version of hanging on the telephone is brilliant.

  237. george says:

    Small Town Boy, every time, has to be one of the best songs of its times, although his version of hanging on the telephone is brilliant.

  238. PAUL BAKEWELL says:


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