These Dreams Will Never Sleep GP Box CoverRock in the late ’70s and into the early ’80s was an incredible phenomena. It was growing up so fast, we barely had time to get it all into our systems. Part of that magic was Graham Parker & The Rumour. From his debut in 1976 of Howlin’ Wind to his peak set, The Up Escalator in 1980 through his last album, Mystery Glue in 2015, Graham Parker has delivered a varied collection of great albums, 22 of them in all. Seven of them were with The Rumour, one with The Shot, and one with The Figgs. The rest were solo offerings. Consistently released, Graham Parker has covered a lot of years, and a lot of musical ground in his catalog.

On September 30, Universal UK will release a 6CD/1DVD career spanning Box called These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best Of Graham Parker 1976-2015 that will provide three anthology CDs, a CD with BBC sessions, and a 2CD set that contains the entire show of Graham Parker & The Rumour’s last set in 2015 that supported Mystery Glue. This live show is previously unreleased.

The DVD adds a collection of performances from Top Of The Pops, and The Old Grey Whistle Test from the ’70s, and an unreleased live concert with The Rumour at The Brook in Southampton (UK). As if these inclusions weren’t enough, a 36-page hardcover book is included filled with photos and notes, an essay, and a new interview with Graham Parker. To make the set even more attractive, a poster, and three postcards will complete the essential Box set.

As of now, there isn’t a track-list available. But when one is displayed, I’ll update this page with it.

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These Dreams Will Never Sleep: The Best If Graham Parker 1976-2015 – Graham Parker

CD1: 1976-1978
01 -Graham Parker – I Got My Soul (Acoustic Demo)
02 – Graham Parker – That’s When You Know (Acoustic Demo)
03 – Graham Parker – Sunny Side Down (Acoustic Demo)
04 – Graham Parker – The Raid (Acoustic Demo)
05 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Between You And Me
06 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Don’t Ask Me Questions
07 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Howlin’ Wind
08 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Nothin’s Gonna Pull Us Apart
09 – 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)

CD2: 1978-1991
01 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Lady Doctor (Live)
02 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Gypsy Blood (Live)
03 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Fool’s Gold (Live)
04 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Nobody Hurts You
05 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – You Can’t Be Too Strong
06 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Passion Is No Ordinary Word
07 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Love Gets You Twisted
08 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Empty Lives
09 – 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

CD3: 1992-2015
01 – Graham Parker – Just Like Joe Meek’s Blues
02 – Graham Parker – Disney’s America
03 – Graham Parker – Honest Work
04 – Graham Parker – Sharpening Axes
05 – Graham Parker – Blue Horizon
06 – Graham Parker – Cheap Chipped Black Nails
07 – Graham Parker with Lucinda Williams – Cruel Lips
08 – Graham Parker – Nation Of Shopkeepers
09 – 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

CD4 – Live BBC Recordings
01 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Discovering Japan (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
02 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Local Girls (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
03 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Thunder And Rain (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
04 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Don’t Get Excited (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
05 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Back To Schooldays (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
06 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Passion Is No Ordinary Word (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
07 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Mercury Poisoning (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
08 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Heat Treatment (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
09 – 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 – Protection (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon 1979)
16 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – White Honey (Live from BBC Sight And Sound 1977)
17 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Hotel Chambermaid (Live from BBC Sight And Sound 1977)
18 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Pourin’ It All Out (Live from BBC Sight And Sound 1977)
19 – Graham Parker & The Rumour – Don’t Ask Me Questions (Live from BBC Sight And Sound 1977)

CD5 – Live At The Forum – London (2015)
01 – Howlin’ Wind
02 -Stop Cryin’ About the Rain
03 – Thunder and Rain
04 – Long Emotional Ride
05 – Get Started, Start a Fire
06 – Pub Crawl
07 -Wall of Grace
08 – Stick to Me
09 – Passion Is No Ordinary Word
10 – Watch the Moon Come Down
11 – Railroad Spikes

CD6 – Live At The Forum – London (2015)
01 – Hotel Chambermaid
02 – Protection
03 – Pourin’ It All Out
04 – Back to Schooldays
05 – Local Girls
06 – White Honey
07 – Fool’s Gold
08 – Heat Treatment
09 – You Can’t Be Too Strong
10 – Don’t Ask Me Questions
11 – Hold Back the Night
12 – Soul Shoes

DVD
01. White Honey (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
02. Stop Cryin’ About the Rain (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
03. Thunder and Rain (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
04. Howlin’ Wind (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
05. Long Emotional Ride (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
06. Get Started. Start a Fire (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
07. Pub Crawl (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
08. Wall of Grace (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
09. Stick to Me (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
10. Passion Is No Ordinary Word (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
11. Watch the Moon Come Down (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
12. Railroad Spikes (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
13. Hotel Chambermaid (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
14. Protection (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
15. Pourin’ It All Out (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
16. Back to Schooldays (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
17. Local Girls (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
18. You Can’t Be Too Strong (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
19. Don’t Ask Me Questions (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
20. Hold Back the Night (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
21. Soul Shoes (Live at the Brook, Southampton, 2015)
22. Hey Lord Don’t Ask Me Questions (Live On ‘Top of the Pops’) – Graham Parker
23. New York Shuffle (Live On ‘Top of the Pops’) – Graham Parker
24. Hold Back the Night (Live On ‘Top of the Pops’) – Graham Parker
25. Stick to Me (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
26. Problem Child (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
27. Back Door Love (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
28. Thunder and Rain (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
29. Turned Up Too Late (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
30. Fool’s Gold (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
31. Saturday Nite Is Dead (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
32. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
33. Don’t Ask Me Questions (Live On ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker
34. Soul Shoes (Live On the Old Grey Whistle Test’, 1978) – Graham Parker