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United We Stand

Brotherhood Of Man Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (6 Jun 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hallmark
  • ASIN: B0009X78S0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,753 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. United We Stand
2. Save Your Kisses For Me
3. Oh Boy (The Mood I'm In)
4. Figaro
5. Tie A Yellow Ribbon
6. Tragedy
7. Puppy Love
8. Daydreamer
9. Don't Give Up On Us Baby
10. Lady
11. Let Me Sleep On It
12. Angelo
13. Beautiful Lover
14. Middle Of The Night
15. Where Are You Going To My Love

Product Description

Product Description

Originally assembled in 1969 by songwriter and producer Tony Hillier, the initial line-up was little more than a collection of the top session singers of the day, including the ubiquitous Tony Burrows, to record Hillier s 'United We Stand'. A smash hit on both sides of the Atlantic, 'United We Stand' became adopted by the American gay community as something of an anthem, thus ensuring the group s follow-up 'Where Are You Going To My Love' also attracted attention. After a further couple of minor American hits, Brotherhood Of Man was put into storage for almost five years. Then, in 1976, Tony Hillier came up with a song that he intended entering into the Song for Europe competition, 'Save Your Kisses For Me'. As the competition required a group to perform the song, he pulled the name Brotherhood Of Man from the shelf and recruited Nicky Stevens, Sandra Stevens (no relation), Lee Sheridan and Martin Lee, almost an identikit line-up to that of Abba, and won not only the UK competition but the Eurovision Song Contest itself. The song hit the top of the UK charts and made the Top 30 in the US, and there were to be further UK number ones in 'Angelo' and 'Figaro' over the next few years. Although the hits came to and end in 1982 (after a chart absence of four years), Brotherhood Of Man mark two continue to perform and tour today and also re-recorded all of their hits for this album.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Brotherhood 4 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
For many the Brotherhood of Man began with the 1976 Eurovision winner "Save your kisses for me". However, Tony Hiller had first created the group way back in 1969 with a completely different line up comprising of singer/song writers Tony Burrows, Roger Greenway, Johnny Goodison and the sister duo Sue and Sunny. They hit the top worldwide in 1970 with the anthemic "United We Stand" which has stood the test of time and is known even by the present generation.

This CD contains the original album which was the the group's first, plus 13 bonus tracks some of which are actually songs by Sunny and Sue. Outstanding on the album are the title track and "Where are you going to my love", both of which are beautifully done. It begins on solid footing with "Love is a good foundation" which is indicative of the theme that runs through the entire album. Many of the songs are base led and begin on a quiet note with mellow verses before breaking into lush choruses, while the orchestral backing adds to the richness of the sound. Some of my favourites are "Say a prayer", "For the rest of our lives", the rocker "Sing in the sunshine" and among the bonus tracks "This boy" (about the needless sacrifice of young men in the Vietnam war, and even appropriate in today's context) and the gorgeous "California Sunday morning".

The style of songs is of its time. They are also different from the more poppy sound which the latter outfit moved into. Having said this I must add that after a few listens the songs grow on you and will have you singing along. An essential buy for any true Brotherhood of Man fan.

PS - Except for E.Mitchel's and this review, the rest are of another CD by the same name which is a compilation. This is very unfortunate since these are originial recordings and fully deserve a 5-Star rating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good CD 11 July 2013
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Some good tracks as well as the more famous chart hits. A great trip down memory lane and cheap too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars okay 22 Mar 2013
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This cd is okay, but not as I remember Brotherhood of Man, not sure that it will be played too much
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars United We Stand Brotherhuud of Man 24 Nov 2013
By Noz
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Its a brill Cd I love all the tracks on it I would recomend it if you liked Brothrehood of man
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a blast from the past 30 July 2013
By amber
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wow! bought this just out of curiosity of what i used to dance to when i was a young kid!! brilliant speedy service excellent. thank you
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Dan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I recieved my copy today (15th Aug 2012) and can say with absolutely no doubt these are NOT the original recordings. It clearly states on the back of the CD "This album contains tracks that have been re-recorded". I feel very dissapointed now. It isn't about the line-up of the band either, since there was no line-up, Brotherhood of Mann was a session-recorded enterprise anyway, but I did really want the original recordings.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Group, re-recorded songs 25 Mar 2014
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I am a huge fan of all Brotherhood of Man line ups, but this Eurovision winning line up is my favourite. Yes, I love cheesy pop songs.

The main trouble with CD reviews on Amazon is that CD's with the same title are all listed together, even when it's obviously a different CD. So to make this a little clearer, the CD's on Pegasus (Save Your Kisses For Me), Hallmark (United We Stand) or Broadsword (also called Save Your Kisses For Me) are mainly re-recordings by the Eurovision line up. Mostly the tracks come from the soundtrack of their stage show "The Seventies Story". A lot of the tracks are just short snippets of the songs and, taken out of context, really don't work. Other tracks were recorded privately by the group and available on Cassette after their shows. So, if you want "United We Stand" by the first sessions singers, you need the Cherry Red/ RPM or Deram CD's. If you're after the later group's original recordings then the Cherry Red/ 7t's albums are the best, but Remind, Success or Ronco releases are worth while.

All this said, I still enjoy listening to this CD as I know the show and love the voices from this group.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 4 Mar 2008
By Normski
Format:Audio CD
Unfortunately the album details do not state that some of these tracks have been re-recorded. You only find out after you receive the CD from the small print on the back of the album.
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