Halfway To Heaven: The Best Of The Blow Monkeys & Dr Robert - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
THE Blow Monkeys are set to release I>Halfway To Heaven: The Best Of The Blow Monkeys & Dr Robert on 17 June via Sony Music.
The stunning retrospective collection features three CDs – The Best of The Blow Monkeys (the first career-spanning collection, which includes a brand new track – Chained – from their forthcoming album), The Best of Dr Robert and a fully re-mastered recording of their renowned 1984 Hammersmith Palais concert in its entirety.
The Blow Monkeys enduring career began in July 1981 when Robert Howard (Dr Robert) formed the band with Neville Henry and Mick Anker. After gigging extensively throughout London the band soon secured a record deal, along with an additional member – Tony Kiley, and released their debut album Limping For A Generation in 1983.
The band broke through with their second album Animal Magic, which featured the worldwide hit Digging Your Scene. They had massive success throughout the eighties with a series of albums and singles such as It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way, Wait, a top five duet with soul diva Kym Mazelle and You Don’t Own Me, which featured on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
After the group disbanded in 1990, Dr Robert went on to carve a successful solo career; he has released several critically acclaimed solo albums.
The Blow Monkeys thrilled fans by reforming in 2008 and released a brand new album. Their renaissance continues this year with the release of their latest album, Feels Like A New Morning.
Halfway To Heaven is an absolute must for all fans of The Blow Monkeys and Dr Robert. The full tracklisting is below:
Win Halfway To Heaven: The Best Of The Blow Monkeys & Dr Robert
To celebrate the release of Halfway To Heaven: The Best Of The Blow Monkeys & Dr Robert on Monday, June 17, 2013, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…
Q. Which Blow Monkeys song features on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack?
Simply send the answer to Halfway To Heaven competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email
CD1 – The Best of The Blow Monkeys
CD2 – The Best of Dr Robert
- Birds Gotta Fly
- The Coming Of Grace
- Staring Down The Bird
- Realms Of Gold (Demo)
- Halfway To Heaven
- Circular Quay (featuring Paul Weller)
- Have No Roots (featuring Paul Weller)
- Blueskies (Marius De Vries Mix)
- Sycamore Tree
- A Single Summer
- Ode To Bacchus
- This Is Nowhere
- Don’t Let It Slip
- Further Adventures Of The Fen Tiger
- Hercules Broom
- Lucifer’s Friend
- I Can’t Remember The Last Time I Cried
- The Sky Is Falling
- Digging Your Scene (Acoustic)
CD3 – Live from the Hammersmith Palais (1984)
- Resurrection Love
- Man From Russia
- Atomic Lullaby
- He’s Shedding Skin
- Waiting For Mr Moonlight
- Trashtown Incident
- It’s Not Unusual
- Limping For A Generation
- Professor Supercool
- Go Public
- Man From Russia (Reprise)