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Don't Be Afraid

Format: 12"
Cat: DE 117
Released: 14 Apr 16
Genre: Coldwave/Synth
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Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Don't Be Afraid" (6:15)
Side 2
1. "Don't Be Afraid" (instrumental) (6:14)
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Review

By Italo-disco standards, where artists often got one-shot at glory, Some Bizarre was relatively successful. The studio duo released three 12" singles, with 1983 debut Don't Be Afraid being most coveted by Italo-disco collectors. Here it gets a timely reissue from Dark Entries. The original vocal version actually still stands up well, sounding a little like a quirky European tribute to early Depeche Mode, with a little Visage thrown in. The drum machine handclap-heavy percussion and Yazzoo-style synth riffs make it more potent than some Italo-disco of the period, and the vocal is much stronger - and less heavily accented - than many Italian records of the period. As usual, it's accompanied by a dub-style Instrumental on the flip.

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