Bronski Beat’s Smalltown Boy reissued for 40th anniversary

Two new physical editions

‘Smalltown Boy’, Bronski Beat’s classic debut single from 1984, is being reissued as a CD single and a coloured vinyl seven-inch for its 40th anniversary.

The song has been reworked by London-based DJ and producer ABSOLUTE. (Ant McGinley) and the new version gets the ‘thumbs up’ from Jimmy Somerville: “ABSOLUTE. has kept a strong essence of the period and the song. The Bass 🤩…,” he said. ”I was transported back to our first times writing (banging on a Pro One and a Moog) and me realising I never had to walk around vocally imitating a sequence ever again!”

The transparent CD single of ‘Smalltown Boy’

The new CD single of ‘Smalltown Boy’ boasts a rather groovy semi-transparent design and is housed in a die-cut, numbered sleeve. It features the original 1984 edit of ‘Smalltown Boy’ alongside four new reworkings. The pink vinyl seven-inch features the edit on the A-side and the ABSOLUTE. Rework on the B-side.

Both formats are limited to 1,000 units and are available exclusively from the official Bronksi Beat shop.

The pink vinyl 7″ of ‘Smalltown Boy’


Smalltown Boy Bronski Beat / 40th anniversary edition

      1. Smalltown Boy (Edit)
      2. Smalltown Boy (Reprise)
      3. Smalltown Boy (Symphonic Version)
      4. Smalltown Boy (Extended Sunset Version)
      5. Smalltown Boy (ABSOLUTE. Rework)

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