New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
One of the undoubted success stories of the '80s, T'Pau, see their 1987 multi-platinum debut album "Bridge Of Spies" reissued as a 2CD / 1DVD deluxe edition by UMC / Virgin EMI on November 6th.
"Bridge Of Spies" would spawn the chart hit "Heart & Soul
" - originally a top 5 Billboard hit on the USA chart and then Top 5 in the UK after being used in a Pepe Jeans
advert - and the seminal No 1 hit power ballad "China In Your Hand". Also included are the other hit singles "Valentine," "Sex Talk (live)" and "I Will Be With You
". A further release, the title track "Bridge of Spies", was also released in the US, Australia and Germany.
The album reached the UK No.1 spot and spent six months on the US Billboard chart. The 80s classic, "China In Your Hand" spent five weeks as UK number 1. This multi million-plus selling debut album started a journey that would further generate Top 10 Platinum selling albums "Rage" and "The Promise
" and a raft of hit singles.
The expanded edition of "Bridge of Spies" will feature a remastered version of the original album, singles, B-sides, hard-to-find remixes, live tracks and demo sessions including the previously unreleased fan favourite 'Maggie'. It will also include a DVD featuring a T'Pau live concert from London, recorded in 1988 and all six promotional videos, superbly digitised.
* In July 2015 the single was voted the 11th best Number One of the decade, ahead of entries by Madonna, Pet Shop Boys, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Wham!
* In 1987 T'Pau were officially BIGGER than The Beatles, keeping George
Harrison and Paul McCartney
at No.2 in the UK singles and album charts respectively'
* T'Pau hold the exclusive title of holding three No.1 slots at once. 'China' No.1 in the singles charts, 'Bridge of Spies' No.1 in the album charts and the 'China Remix' at No.1 in the dance charts!'
* T'Pau were nominated for 5 BPI's (Brit Awards of the time), an Ivor Novello Award for 'China In Your Hand', and RECEIVED A PRESTIGIOUS ASCAP Award from the USA for 'Heart & Soul'.'
The band formed in 1986 in Shropshire by charismatic flame-haired frontwoman Carol Decker and her co-writer Ronnie Rogers (her boyfriend at the time), taking their name from a Vulcan elder of the same name in the sci-fi series Star Trek. They enjoyed success for several years in Europe
and America, touring the world at one time for 17 months non-stop.
The original line-up called it a day in 1991.
Ronnie & Carol continue to write, record and tour as T'Pau.
2. I Will Be With You
3. China In Your Hand
5. Sex Talk
6. Bridge Of Spies
7. Monkey House
9. Thank You For Goodbye
10. You Give Up
11. China In Your Hand - Reprise
and Soul (Single Version)
13. China in your hand (single version)
14. Sex Talk (live)
15. On the Wing
16. No Sense of Pride
17. Giving My Love Away
18. Still So In Love
19. Thank you for Goodbye Rides Again
and Soul US Radio
and Soul Remix
3. Taking Time Out (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
4. Bridge of Spies (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
5. Monkey House (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
6. You Give Up (Live Scottish Centre 29/10/87)
7. China In Your Hand (Live Hammersmith Odeon March '88 )
And Soul (Live Hammersmith Odeon March '88)
9. Sex Talk (Live Hammersmith Odeon March '88
10. Walk Away Rene
11. I'm A Believer
and Soul (Dance Mix / 4 Twelve Mix)
and Soul (Beats and Rap)
and Soul (Dub Mix)
15. Monkey House
16. You Give Up
17. Only One Dream
(Friends Like These)
T'Pau Live in concert - Hammersmith Odeon, March 1988
1. Thank you For Goodbye
2. Monkey House
3. Bridge of Spies
4. Arms of Love
6. Sex Talk
7. I Will Be With You
8. You Never Notice Me
10. China In Your Hand
11. Time Will Tell
13. China In Your Hand
15. Sex Talk (live)
16. I Will be With You
17. Bridge of Spies