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• One of RPM Records defining releases remains the Dream Babes series , the Brit Girl Sound collections which started in 1994 and ran until 2007 reaching volume 8. The scene for collecting such sounds has only grown bigger and more international since then. Now it is time for RPM’s concluding word on the subject of its own series with this 3CD box set.

• 80 tracks, none duplicated from the DB series, many tracks fresh to CD, five tracks previously unreleased. Compiled with much learned, many archive tapes unearthed, and recordings dug from crates since the series last volume.

• The booklet contains an important essay on the whole scene’s history from one who was there at the start in the early 1980s. Ian Chapman gives chapter and verse on how the scene developed and the stages it took to reach where we are today.

• We further have a piece from Bob Stanley and his take on the scene, including working with some of the artists. It was Bob who, in 1994, came to RPM with the idea of a compilation which became Volume 1 – Am I Dreaming.

• All lovingly put together by major contributor to the series and scene, Michael Robson. Thus the booklet contains many rare pics and background information about the 80 strong track listing from Michael’s extensive archive.

• Spanning the full spectrum of the scene, known for its gratifying diversity, the box set offers slick originals and intriguing covers, from early girls to late girls, beat girls, folk girls, hippy girls and mod girls. Here, you’ll also find the brash teeners, the raw belters, the wistful balladeers, the brassy pub singers, the breathy harmonisers and the bluesy shouters. There are Essex girls, lasses from Lancashire, Glasgwegians and hey there Geordie girls, Chelsea debs and daughters of Cardiff and Coventry, Stoke and Southend. The Commonwealth gets a nod too, with Kiwi gals and Caribbean queens. Not forgetting Schoolgirls and secretaries, convent girls and actresses, daughters of diplomats, god-daughters of royalty and stars before they were stars.

• Fair to say no box has been left unticked on the ‘Am I Dreaming?’ Brit Girl box…

Track List:

DISC ONE:
1. TELL ME MAMA – Christine Quaite
2. ONLY YOU CAN DO IT – The Vernons Girls
3. BIG MAN – Kathy Kirby
4. COME ON HOME – The Springfields
5. A LITTLE LOVE – Sue & Sunshine
6. YOUR NOSE IS GONNA GROW – Jan Dalton
7. THE LAST ONE TO KNOW – The Caravelles
8. THOU SHALT NOT STEAL – Glenda Collins
9. SOMETHING I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU (UNRELEASED) – Lorraine Child
10. END OF THE LINE – Cloda Rodgers
11. BABY IT’S ME – Petula Clark
12. I HEARD SOMEBODY SAY – Jackie Trent
13. WHEN LOVE IS TRUE – Susan Hampshire
14. DANCE ON – Kathy Kirby
15. I DON’T UNDERSTAND – Nola York
16. I ONLY CARE ABOUT YOU – Beryl Marsden
17. A SHOT OF RHYTHM AND BLUES – Cilla Black
18. SOMETHING’S GOT A HOLD ON ME – Elkie Brooks
19. CHILDREN’S SONG – Greta Ann
20. SAY NOTHIN’ DON’T TELL – Billie Davis
21. JENNY LET HIM GO – Antoinette
22. NEVER LET HIM GO – Maureen Evans
23. I JUST DON’T KNOW HOW – Angelina
24. THE SHA LA LA SONG – Marianne Faithfull
25. CHILD YOU – Lorraine
26. LOOK AT THEM – Gillian Hills
27. BABY I DON’T CARE – Kiki Dee
28. SOMETHING SPECIAL – Dusty Springfield
29. GEORGY GIRL – Sandy Edmonds
30. SO LONG BABE – Barbara Ewing

DISC TWO:
1. MY TWO ARMS MINUS YOU = TEARS – Jan Panter
2. TWO LOVERS – Louise Cordet
3. THE LOSING KIND – Kim Davis
4. PLEASE GO AWAY – Marilyn Powell
5. SOLDIER BOY – The Exceptions
6. GIVE ME TIME – The Carols
7. YOU’LL BE TOO LATE – New Faces
8. MIND HOW YOU GO – Barry St. John
9. TILL HE TELLS ME – Jacki Martin
10. YOU TOUCH ME BABY – The Dollies
11. STOP FOOLING AROUND – Lulu
12. HE DOESN’T LOVE ME – Adrienne Poster
13. NEW YORK – The Caravelles
14. DON’T YOU FEEL PROUD – Barry St. John
15. MY HEART’S NOT IN IT – Cheryl St. Clair
16. WHY DON’T I RUN AWAY FROM YOU? – Kiki Dee
17. THE WAY OF THE WORLD – Helen Shapiro
18. WHERE IS HE – Flamma Sherman
19. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE RAIN – Peanut
20. TAKING TIME OFF – Truly Smith
21. WE’RE IN THIS THING TOGETHER – The Carrolls
22. TAKE MY LOVE – Val And The V’s
23. HURT – Norma Lee
24. MOTOWN FEELING – Maynell Wilson
25. (LOVE IS LIKE A) HEATWAVE – Cilla Black

DISC THREE:
1. I LIVE MY LIFE – Samantha Jones
2. LOVE IS NOW – Jacky
3. CATCH A ROBBER BY THE TOE – Sylvia McNeill
4. DO IT AGAIN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER – Val And The V’s
5. RAGAMUFFIN – Squibby And The Reflections
6. NO ROAD IS THE RIGHT ROAD – Christine Perfect
7. TAKE WHAT YOU WANT (UNRELEASED) – Friday Brown
8. INFATUATION – Nicola Davies
9. LOVE ME FOREVER – The Butterflies
10. TEA WITH THE SUN – Mellow Candle
11. BILLY SUNSHINE – Judi Scott
12. STELLA IN LIGHTS – Jan Panter
13. CONCERNING LOVE – Tammy St. John
14. LOVE IS A LONG JOURNEY – Petula Clark
15. YOU WON’T SEE ME LEAVING (UNRELEASED) – Barbara Ruskin
16. BROKEN HEARTED ME, EVIL HEARTED YOU – Cinnamon
17. SPINNING WHEEL – Maxine Nightingale
18. RICH GIRL – Tina Charles
19. RAINBOW (UNRELEASED) – The Triplets
20. EMPTY SUNDAY – Sue Wilshaw
21. WHEN YOU SAY – Christine Perfect
22. A ROAD TO NOWHERE – Lesley Duncan
23. SAVE ME, SAVE ME – Sylvia McNeill
24. ALL GOD’S CHILDREN GOT SOUL – Birds Of A Feather
25. YOUR TIME IS GONNA COME – Sandie Shaw

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DISC ONE:
1. TELL ME MAMA - Christine Quaite
2. ONLY YOU CAN DO IT – The Vernons Girls
3. BIG MAN – Kathy Kirby
4. COME ON HOME – The Springfields
5. A LITTLE LOVE – Sue & Sunshine
6. YOUR NOSE IS GONNA GROW – Jan Dalton
7. THE LAST ONE TO KNOW – The Caravelles
8. THOU SHALT NOT STEAL – Glenda Collins
9. SOMETHING I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU (UNRELEASED) – Lorraine Child
10. END OF THE LINE – Cloda Rodgers
11. BABY IT’S ME – Petula Clark
12. I HEARD SOMEBODY SAY – Jackie Trent
13. WHEN LOVE IS TRUE – Susan Hampshire
14. DANCE ON – Kathy Kirby
15. I DON’T UNDERSTAND – Nola York
16. I ONLY CARE ABOUT YOU – Beryl Marsden
17. A SHOT OF RHYTHM AND BLUES – Cilla Black
18. SOMETHING’S GOT A HOLD ON ME – Elkie Brooks
19. CHILDREN’S SONG – Greta Ann
20. SAY NOTHIN’ DON’T TELL – Billie Davis
21. JENNY LET HIM GO - Antoinette
22. NEVER LET HIM GO – Maureen Evans
23. I JUST DON’T KNOW HOW - Angelina
24. THE SHA LA LA SONG – Marianne Faithfull
25. CHILD YOU - Lorraine
26. LOOK AT THEM – Gillian Hills
27. BABY I DON’T CARE – Kiki Dee
28. SOMETHING SPECIAL – Dusty Springfield
29. GEORGY GIRL – Sandy Edmonds
30. SO LONG BABE – Barbara Ewing

DISC TWO:
1. MY TWO ARMS MINUS YOU = TEARS – Jan Panter
2. TWO LOVERS – Louise Cordet
3. THE LOSING KIND – Kim Davis
4. PLEASE GO AWAY – Marilyn Powell
5. SOLDIER BOY – The Exceptions
6. GIVE ME TIME – The Carols
7. YOU'LL BE TOO LATE – New Faces
8. MIND HOW YOU GO – Barry St. John
9. TILL HE TELLS ME – Jacki Martin
10. YOU TOUCH ME BABY – The Dollies
11. STOP FOOLING AROUND - Lulu
12. HE DOESN’T LOVE ME – Adrienne Poster
13. NEW YORK – The Caravelles
14. DON’T YOU FEEL PROUD – Barry St. John
15. MY HEART’S NOT IN IT – Cheryl St. Clair
16. WHY DON’T I RUN AWAY FROM YOU? – Kiki Dee
17. THE WAY OF THE WORLD – Helen Shapiro
18. WHERE IS HE - Flamma Sherman
19. THANK GOODNESS FOR THE RAIN - Peanut
20. TAKING TIME OFF – Truly Smith
21. WE’RE IN THIS THING TOGETHER – The Carrolls
22. TAKE MY LOVE - Val And The V’s
23. HURT – Norma Lee
24. MOTOWN FEELING – Maynell Wilson
25. (LOVE IS LIKE A) HEATWAVE – Cilla Black

DISC THREE:
1. I LIVE MY LIFE – Samantha Jones
2. LOVE IS NOW - Jacky
3. CATCH A ROBBER BY THE TOE - Sylvia McNeill
4. DO IT AGAIN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER - Val And The V’s
5. RAGAMUFFIN - Squibby And The Reflections
6. NO ROAD IS THE RIGHT ROAD – Christine Perfect
7. TAKE WHAT YOU WANT (UNRELEASED) – Friday Brown
8. INFATUATION – Nicola Davies
9. LOVE ME FOREVER – The Butterflies
10. TEA WITH THE SUN – Mellow Candle
11. BILLY SUNSHINE – Judi Scott
12. STELLA IN LIGHTS – Jan Panter
13. CONCERNING LOVE – Tammy St. John
14. LOVE IS A LONG JOURNEY – Petula Clark
15. YOU WON’T SEE ME LEAVING (UNRELEASED) – Barbara Ruskin
16. BROKEN HEARTED ME, EVIL HEARTED YOU - Cinnamon
17. SPINNING WHEEL – Maxine Nightingale
18. RICH GIRL – Tina Charles
19. RAINBOW (UNRELEASED) – The Triplets
20. EMPTY SUNDAY – Sue Wilshaw
21. WHEN YOU SAY – Christine Perfect
22. A ROAD TO NOWHERE – Lesley Duncan
23. SAVE ME, SAVE ME - Sylvia McNeill
24. ALL GOD’S CHILDREN GOT SOUL - Birds Of A Feather
25. YOUR TIME IS GONNA COME – Sandie Shaw

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