Bronski Beat had already had two hits in 1984 when they released 'It ain't necessarily so', a cover of the George and Ira Gerschwin classic. The song questions the authenticity of biblical tales; the song is a
metaphor for African-Americans questioning slavery, Jim Crow and
oppression in the USA as the natural order of things. The single reached
the UK Top 20.
This 12" single features a slightly longer version of the track as well as two more dance-oriented B-side tracks.
My collection: 12" single no. 647 Found: Record fair, Utrecht Cost: 1 euro Tracks: 'It ain't necessarily so' / 'Close to the edge', 'Red dance'