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These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best Of Graham Parker 1976 - 2015 (6 x CD, DVD)

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Disc 1 - 1976 - 1978
1.Graham Parker - I Got My Soul (Acoustic Demo)
2.Graham Parker - That's When You Know (Acoustic Demo)
3.Graham Parker - Sunny Side Down (Acoustic Demo)
4.Graham Parker - The Raid (Acoustic Demo)
5.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Between You And Me
6.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Don't Ask Me Questions
7.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin' Wind
8.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Nothin's Gonna Pull Us Apart
9.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Soul Shoes (Single Version)
10.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Pourin' It All Out
11.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Black Honey
12.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Turned Up Too Late
13.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Stick To Me
14.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Watch The Moon Come Down
15.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Thunder And Rain
16.Graham Parker & The Rumour - The Heat In Harlem (Live)

Disc 2 - 1978 - 1991
1.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Lady Doctor (Live)
2.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Gypsy Blood (Live)
3.Graham Parker & The Rumour – Fool’s Gold (Live)
4.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Nobody Hurts You
5.Graham Parker & The Rumour - You Can't Be Too Strong
6.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Passion Is No Ordinary Word
7.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Love Gets You Twisted
8.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Empty Lives
9.Graham Parker - You Hit The Spot
10.Graham Parker - You Can't Take Love For Granted
11.Graham Parker And The Shot - Wake Up (Next To You)
12.Graham Parker - Back In Time
13.Graham Parker - Under The Mask (Of Happiness)
14.Graham Parker - Big Man On Paper
15.Graham Parker - The Kid With The Butterfly Net
16.Graham Parker - Weeping Statues

Disc 3 - 1992 - 2015
1.Graham Parker - Just Like Joe Meek's Blues
2.Graham Parker - Disney's America
3.Graham Parker - Honest Work
4.Graham Parker - Sharpening Axes
5.Graham Parker - Blue Horizon
6.Graham Parker - Cheap Chipped Black Nails
7.Graham Parker with Lucinda Williams - Cruel Lips
8.Graham Parker - Nation Of Shopkeepers
9.Graham Parker & The Figgs - Bad Chardonnay
10.Graham Parker - England's Latest Clown
11.Graham Parker - 1st Responder
12.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Long Emotional Ride
13.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Live In Shadows
14.Graham Parker with Punch Brothers - What Do You Like?
15.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Flying Into London
16.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Going There


Disc 4 - The Live BBC Recordings
1.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Discovering Japan (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
2.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Local Girls (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
3.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Thunder And Rain (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
4.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Don't Get Excited (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
5.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Back To Schooldays (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
6.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Passion Is No Ordinary Word (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
7.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Mercury Poisoning (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
8.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Heat Treatment (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
9.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin' Wind (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
10.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Stick To Me (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
11.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Love Gets You Twisted (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
12.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Crawling From The Wreckage (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
13.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Saturday Nite Is Dead (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
14.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Nobody Hurts You (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
15.Graham Parker & The Rumour - White Honey (Live from BBC Sight And Sound 1977)
16.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Hotel Chambermaid (Live from BBC Sight And Sound 1977)
17.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Pourin' It All Out (Live from BBC Sight And Sound 1977)
18.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Don't Ask Me Questions (Live from BBC Sight And Sound 1977)


Disc 5 - Live At The Forum, London 2015 / Pt. 1
1.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin' Wind (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
2.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Stop Cryin' About The Rain (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
3.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Thunder And Rain (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
4.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Long Emotional Ride (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
5.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Get Started. Start A Fire (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
6.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Pub Crawl (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
7.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Wall Of Grace (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
8.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Stick To Me (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
9.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Passion Is No Ordinary Word (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
10.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Watch The Moon Come Down (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
11.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Railroad Spikes (Live At The Forum, London 2015)

Disc 6 - Live At The Forum, London 2015 / Pt. 1
1.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Hotel Chambermaid (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
2.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Protection (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
3.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Pourin' It All Out (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
4.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Back To Schooldays (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
5.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Local Girls (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
6.Graham Parker & The Rumour - White Honey (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
7.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Fool's Gold (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
8.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Heat Treatment (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
9.Graham Parker & The Rumour - You Can't Be Too Strong (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
10.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Don't Ask Me Questions (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
11.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Hold Back The Night (Live At The Forum, London 2015)
12.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Soul Shoes (Live At The Forum, London 2015)


Disc 7 - DVD
1.Graham Parker & The Rumour - White Honey (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
2.Graham Parker & The Rumour – Stop Cryin’ About The Rain (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
3.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Thunder And Rain (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
4.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin' Wind (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
5.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Long Emotional Ride (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
6.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Get Started. Start A Fire (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
7.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Pub Crawl (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
8.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Wall Of Grace (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
9.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Stick To Me (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
10.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Passion Is No Ordinary Word (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
11.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Watch The Moon Come Down (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
12.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Railroad Spikes (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
13.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Hotel Chambermaid (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015) Graham Parker & The Rumour - Protection (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
14.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Pourin' It All Out (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015) Graham Parker & The Rumour - Back To Schooldays (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015) Graham Parker & The Rumour - Local Girls (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
15.Graham Parker & The Rumour - You Can't Be Too Strong (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
16.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Don't Ask Me Questions (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
17.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Hold Back The Night (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
18.Graham Parker & The Rumour - Soul Shoes (Live At The Brook, Southampton 2015)
19.Graham Parker - Hey Lord Don't Ask Me Questions (Live On Top Of The Pops)
20.Graham Parker - New York Shuffle (Live On Top Of The Pops)
21.Graham Parker - Hold Back The Night (Live On Top Of The Pops)
22.Graham Parker - Stick To Me (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
23.Graham Parker - Problem Child (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
24.Graham Parker - Back Door Love (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
25.Graham Parker - Thunder And Rain (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
26.Graham Parker - Turned Up Too Late (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
27.Graham Parker – Fool’s Gold (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
28.Graham Parker - Saturday Nite Is Dead (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
29.Graham Parker - I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
30.Graham Parker - Don't Ask Me Questions (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
31.Graham Parker - Soul Shoes (Live On Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)

Graham Parker is often cited as a major influence on amongst others Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Paul Weller and Bruce Springsteen. Parker’s song writing prowess and live intensity lead Springsteen to declare “It was ‘76, that was when ‘Howlin’ Wind’ came out and, you know I was just getting’ my own ball rolling and suddenly I felt all of this heat. I felt all of the heat on my back when I put that record on because it was so good and it was one of those records that you’re gonna say ‘every single cut is spectacular. And his voice was so…it was one of those ‘cuts through the bullshit’ voices”.

His professional music career started in 1975 at the age of 24. After coming to London to find like-minded musicians to play his songs, he formed Graham Parker & The Rumour with Martin Belmont, Brinsley Schwarz, Andrew Bodnar, Steve Goulding and Bob Andrews. They signed a major record deal and recorded the aforementioned ‘Howlin’ Wolf’ which was released in early 1976 to widespread acclaim. The bands growth in popularity was rapid and following extensive touring and four albums and an EP, they disbanded in 1980 with Graham going solo and releasing some 25 albums including the standout collections “Struck By Lightning”, “Deepcut To Nowhere” and “Don’t Tell Columbus”.

In May 2011, The Rumour started working together again after almost 30 years. They recorded ‘Three Chords Good’ in July of that year and ‘Mystery Glue’ in 2015.

These Dreams Will Never Sleep, The Best Of, 1976-2015’ is a Six CD / One DVD boxset celebrating the incredible 40 year career of one of Britain's most seminal songwriters - Graham Parker.

Released on 30th September, the 124 track box consists of three anthology discs with some of Graham’s best loved recorded work as a solo artist and with The Rumour - one of the UK’s pioneering pre-punk bands.

The ‘Live At The BBC’ 19 track disc includes very rare, choice picks from Graham Parker & The Rumour’s 1979 Live At Hammersmith Odeon show, and Live From BBC Sight and Sound in 1977. Discs five and six are ‘Live From The London Forum’, these never before heard recordings are taken from Graham Parker & The Rumour’s last ever live show in 2015, and also feature the legendary Rumour Brass Section for the first time since 1980.

The whopping 34 track DVD is a perfect blend of old and new. A specially recorded live show taken from Graham Parker & The Rumour’s last ever tour, last year at The Brook in Southampton makes up the first 21 tracks, and this is followed by rare archive solo performances in the late 70’s on TV shows including Top of the Pops and The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Alongside this, there is a 36 page hardcover book, featuring a new interview with Graham and an overview written by Holly A. Hughes, as well as a poster and 3 postcards.

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