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Neon Nights presents the ULTRA-RARE “Bananarama 1989 World Tour”, which is the second concert tour by British girl group Bananarama. The first tour was a “warm up” under the name of “Lovekids Tour 1988” and was only performed in Japan. The 1989 World Tour supported four studio albums, Deep Sea Skiving, Bananarama, True Confessions, and Wow!. This tour which hit North America, Asia, Australia, Ireland and the UK promoted the group’s Greatest Hits Collection. At the same time, Bananarama entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the all-female group who have the most chart entries in history, a record they still hold. Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward had known Jacqui O’Sullivan since they were eighteen and had invited to become a member of Bananarama as a replacement for outgoing member Siobhan Fahey, who also approved of the choice.

This was recorded in Sheffield, UK on the 23rd of May, 1989.

Their new song  “Love, Truth and Honesty“, which is officially their BEST EVER SONG (according to JVA) , was included and remixed.
The other new track on the setlist was a re-recorded version of the Supremes track and officially their WORST EVER SONG (according to JVA) “Nathan Jones“.

When Bananarama toured the United States in 1989, they felt they had proven to doubters—particularly the press—that they were a legitimate musical entity. As member Sara Dallin told the Washington Times, “People originally thought we wouldn’t last. They thought we’d be one-hit wonders…. I think seven years’ success has proved everybody wrong. We’ve finally got the success we deserve.”


“Nathan Jones” (Analog Version)
“I Heard A Rumour”
“I Can’t Help It”
“Love, Truth and Honesty” (Balearacidic Mix)
“Once In A Lifetime”

“Shy Boy” , “Robert De Niro’s Waiting…”  , “Really Saying Something”

“Mr Sleaze”
“Cruel Summer”
“Strike It Rich”
“Bad For Me”
“Come Back”
“Love In The First Degree”
“I Want You Back”
“You Give Love a Bad Name”
“Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)”

This rare recording is 100% NOT endorsed by Davearama, who is probably one of the biggest Bananarama fans on Planet Earth.

Davearama runs the amazing blog Poptastic Confessions, which you can check out by clicking this link.

All this & always fascinated by your honey on Neon Nights, the Number One most downloaded MUSIC podcast on JOY 94.9,
Hosted by John von Ahlen and Costa Lakoumentas with special guest Dave Higdon aka Davearama.

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John von Ahlen is a Producer / Director based in Melbourne, Australia.

His current project is Parralox, an electronic act that has toured internationally (live shows with Erasure + Little Boots), and achieved chart success in USA, UK and Europe (Billboard / CMJ / German Web Charts / UK Commercial Club Charts).

John has remixed artists such as Erasure, Marcella Detroit, Delta Goodrem, Gina G, Doctor & The Medics, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and many more.

His work for TV / Film includes The Wog Boy, Rove Live, Before The Game, Who's On The Menu (Theme Tune) and music for Neighbors / Home & Away / Queer as Folk (USA).

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