Born Peter Bramall in November 1950, Bram Tchaikovsky first came to prominence as a member of the pub rock band The Motors in 1977, subsequent to playing in several local rock bands in Lincolnshire during the late ‘60s. Following his decision to leave The Motors, Bram opted to form his own eponymous power pop band, with Mike Broadbent on bass and keyboards, and Keith Boyce on drums. The trio signed to the Radar label in 1978 and went on to achieve a US Top 40 hit in 1979 with ‘Girl of My Dreams’. Several band member changes and two albums later, Bram Tchaikovsky made the decision to split from the band and retire from the music business entirely.
This lovingly assembled package, fully endorsed by Bram Tchaikovsky himself, contains all three Bram Tchaikovsky albums Strange Man, Changed Man (1979), The Russians Are Coming (1980) and Funland (1981), plus all of the band’s singles, b-sides and alternative versions from 1978-1981.
Includes the singles ‘Sarah Smiles’, ‘Lullaby of Broadway’, ‘Girl of My Dreams’, ‘I’m The One That’s Leaving’, ‘Let’s Dance’, ‘Stand & Deliver’ and ‘Shall We Dance?’.
Presented in a special clam shell box set, complete with individual disc wallets featuring the original albums’ artwork.
Includes booklet with full sleeve notes focussing on the musical career of Bram Tchaikovsky.
All material contained within has been remastered for the best sound possible.
STRANGE MAN, CHANGED MAN
2. STRANGE MAN, CHANGED MAN
3. LONELY DANCER
4. I’M THE ONE THAT’S LEAVING
5. GIRL OF MY DREAMS
7. NOBODY KNOWS
8. LADY FROM THE USA
9. I’M A BELIEVER
10. SARAH SMILES
11. TURN ON THE LIGHT
12. GOODNIGHT LADIES (LULLABY OF BROADWAY)
13. ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CABARET
14. (WHO WANTS TO BE A) CRIMINAL
15. GIRL OF MY DREAMS (US PROMO SINGLE VERSION)
16. SARAH SMILES (SINGLE VERSION)
17. TURN ON THE LIGHT (SINGLE VERSION)
18. BLOODLINE (SINGLE VERSION)
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING
1. LET’S DANCE
2. MR. PRESIDENT
4. HOLLYWOOD NIGHTMARE
6. THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING
8. LETTER FROM THE U.S.A.
9. CAN’T GIVE YOU REASONS
10. JEUX SANS FRONTIERES
11. NEW YORK PARANOIA BONUS TRACKS
12. COME BACK
14. LET’S DANCE (SINGLE VERSION)
15. ROCK AND ROLL CABARET (SINGLE VERSION)
16. MR PRESIDENT (FRENCH VERSION)
17. ROBBER (LIVE)
18. WHISKEY AND WINE (LIVE)
1. STAND AND DELIVER
2. SHALL WE DANCE?
3. HEART OF STONE
4. BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS OF HEARTACHE
5. MODEL GIRL
6. WHY DOES MY MOTHER ‘PHONE ME?
7. USED TO BE MY USED TO BE
8. SOUL SURRENDER
9. TOGETHER MY LOVE
10. MIRACLE CURE
11. EGYPTIAN MUMMIES
12. SHALL WE DANCE? (SINGLE VERSION)
13. SOLID BALL OF ROCK