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The euphoric joy of disco has been one consistent thread, which has run through the diverse, illustrious thirty-year career of pop legend Jimmy Somerville. ”Homage” as the title suggests, pays homage to the disco era. The emphasis throughout the recording of the new album has been on achieving the musical authenticity of the original disco era he loves so much. Some of the biggest-selling tracks amongst Jimmy’s colorful and vast back catalogue are his unique takes on some of the anthems that defined the disco era. Covers of classics such as ”You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real,” ”Don t Leave Me This Way” and ”I Feel Love.” In the 80’s and 90’s Jimmy Somerville was a trailblazer in being openly gay during a period of increasing sociopolitical debate and conflict regarding lesbian and gay rights. His songs reflected this, often containing political commentary for the disenfranchised. Jimmy sang in the 1980s with the pop groups Bronski Beat (International hit w/the song ”Small Town Boy” and The Communards, and has a successful solo career. He performs regularly including festival dates.