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When I Dream
on 2 July 2010
Julian has done lots of good solo stuff and his concerts are still worth going to, but for me this album was always the one. If you are thinking of buying this for the extras, do! I have most of these tracks on vinyl through albums like 'To the Shores of Lake Placid' and the singles and the Teardrops always produced great b sides. Really, their whole output sometimes sounds like b sides. Camera Camera, Use Me, All I Am Is Loving You - boppy, poppy minor songs - the ones that remind you of the era, the ones that still live.
The Teardrops always had humour - not like some po-faced, up their bunny bum bands which we won't mention - they had romanticism, but not the grand or pretentious type - just daft, 'scuse me while i screw up type.
Julian is a good solo artist, but the Teardrops were a BAND, and one of the best of their time. This is one of those rare deluxe editions where I actually want the additional tracks as much as the main ones - the quirky versions, the French versions. I always thought the tinny little under produced versions of When I Dream were the best.
When I dream, I remember Teardrop gigs in Manchester. The past is a foreign country they say. Well you cant go back, but here's a good photo album anyway.