WATCH: Bronski Beat's LGBT smash reprised for song's 30th anniversary
Singer Jimmy Somerville has released a haunting acoustic version of the Bronski Beat classic Smalltown Boy, marking the 30th anniversary of the song's release.
The dance classic was a hit in the 80s for Brit synthpop trio Bronski Beat and went on to become a gay anthem, addressing themes of family rejection and homophobia.
Somerville's acoustic version is a far-cry from the original, backed only by soft piano, without the pulsating sythesizers, but still packs an emotional punch.
Smalltown Boy Reprise (2014) is available on iTunes.
Watch the original
Watch the acoustic version