Cock Robin - Precious Dreams: The Complete CBS Recordings 1985-1990 [3CD] (CD Box Set)

Precious Dreams: The Complete CBS Recordings 1985-1990 [3CD]
£24.99
Due on 15/03/2024
3CD

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Precious Dreams features 47 tracks over three CDs, including the band's three studio albums recorded between 1985 and 1990 - Cock Robin (1985), follow up, After Here Through Midland (1987), and the ripe for rediscovery, First Love / Last Rites (1989), plus single B-sides and 12" remixes.

Cock Robin's self-titled debut album achieved multi-platinum success across Europe in 1985. It included the hits The Promise You Made (Germany #6, France #4, Netherlands #2, UK #28), Thought You Were on My Side (Germany #21, France #39, Netherlands #4), and When Your Heart is Weak (Germany #8, France #9, Netherlands #19), their sole US chart hit which peaked at #35 and was a staple video in the early days of MTV. The success of the singles propelled the album into the top 10 (Netherlands #3, Belgium #2, Germany #5, France #7).

Their second album, After Here Through Midland, followed in 1987 and was another huge success across Europe. It included the hit Just Around the Corner (Netherlands #14, Belgium #11, Germany #16, France #14.) Europe's love affair with the band propelled the album into the top 10 (Netherlands #6, Belgium #3, Germany #6, France #4) and it went platinum in France.

Third album, First Love / Last Rites produced by Rhett Davies, who worked with Roxy Music, was released in 1989. Despite its high quality the album fared less well except in France where it reached #11 and went double-gold. In the US and Japan the album was issued in 1990 with their cover of Conway Twitty's It's Only Make Believe added as track six and that's been included here.

Singer-songwriter Peter-Kingsbery who led Cock Robin from 1982 to 1990 when they disbanded, reformed the band in 2006.

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Tracklist:

CD 1:
1. Thought You Were on My Side
2. When Your Heart is Weak
3. Just When You're Having Fun
4. The Promise You Made
5. Because It Keeps on Working
6. Born With Teeth
7. Once We Might Have Known
8. More Than Willing
9. A Little Innocence
10. When Your Heart is Weak (Single Mix)
11. Have You Any Sympathy?
12. Peace on Earth
13. Once We Might Have Known (Remix)
14. When Your Heart is Weak (Dance Mix)
15. The Promise You Made (Extended Version)
16. Thought You Were on My Side (Extended Remix)
17. When Your Heart is Weak (Instrumental)

CD 2:
1. Just Around the Corner
2. The Biggest Fool of All
3. El Norte
4. I'll Send Them Your Way
5. Another Story
6. Coward's Courage
7. Every Moment
8. Precious Dreams
9. After Here Through Midland
10. Open Book
11. Blood of a Saint
12. For Dear Life
13. Just Around the Corner (Extended Remix)
14. The Biggest Fool of All (Dance Mix)
15. El Norte (Reinforced Dance Mix)
16. El Norte (El Club Mix)
17. El Norte (Los Bonus Beats)

CD 3:
1. Stumble and Fall
2. Straighter Line
3. Win or Lose
4. One Joy Bang
5. For Experience Sake
6. It's Only Make Believe
7. Hunting Down a Killer
8. Any More Than I Could Understand
9. My First Confession
10. Manzanar
11. Worlds Apart
12. We've Changed
13. Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Live)