A Pocketful of Dreams

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A Pocketful of Dreams
Studio album by Big Fun
Released 1990
Recorded 1989-90
Genre Synthpop, electronic
Label Jive Records
Producer Stock Aitken Waterman (tracks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 10), Phil Harding & Ian Curnow (tracks: 4, 7, 11), Pete Hammond (tracks: 5, 8, 9),

A Pocketful of Dreams is the debut album by Big Fun, an English boyband. It was released in 1990, and it reached the Top 10 in the UK Albums Chart;,[1] peaking at #7.

The album included their British top 40 hit singles "Blame It on the Boogie" (a cover of The Jacksons' 1978 hit), "Can't Shake the Feeling", and "Handful of Promises". Also included is their cover of "Hey There Lonely Girl", which was released as a single but stalled at #62 in the UK.

The group never released any other albums.

In 2010 the album was released by the Cherry Pop label, including unreleased and rare songs, among them their duet with Sonia, "You've Got A Friend", which was released as a charity single in 1990, and a cover of the Carole King song of the same name which both artists also recorded but was never released.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Handful of Promises"
  2. "Blame It on the Boogie" (12")
  3. "Can't Shake the Feeling"
  4. "Fight for the Right to Party"
  5. "Not That Kinda Guy"
  6. "We're in This Love Forever"
  7. "Why Did You Break My Heart"
  8. "Bring Your Love Back"
  9. "The Heaven I Need"
  10. "Hey There Lonely Girl"
  11. "I Feel the Earth Move" (CD and Cassette bonus track)

2010 re-release (Cherry Pop records)[edit]

  1. "Handful of Promises"
  2. "Blame It on the Boogie"
  3. "Can't Shake the Feeling"
  4. "Fight for the Right to Party"
  5. "Not That Kinda Guy"
  6. "We're in This Love Forever"
  7. "Why Did You Break My Heart"
  8. "Bring Your Love Back"
  9. "The Heaven I Need"
  10. "Hey There Lonely Girl"
  11. "You've Got A Friend" (with Sonia)
  12. "I Feel The Earth Move (Club Mix) *"
  13. "Blame It On The Boogie (PWL Mix)"
  14. "Can’t Shake The Feeling (12" Remix) *"
  15. "Handful Of Promises (12" Version)"
  16. "I Feel The Earth Move (The Techno Mix) +"
  17. "You've Got a Friend (Cover version) (with Sonia)+ "
+ Previously Unreleased
* First Time On CD

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
Position
European Albums Chart[2] 26
German Albums Chart[3] 39
Spanish Albums Chart[4] 12
UK Albums Chart[5] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[6] Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 57. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ http://books.google.ca/books?id=bSQEAAAAMBAJ&lr=&rview=1%7Ctitle=Hits of the World – Eurochart|work=Billboard|publisher=Nielsen Business Media, Inc.|date=26 May 1990
  3. ^ Fun&title=A Pocketful of Dreams&cat=a&country=de charts.de
  4. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  5. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/big%20fun/
  6. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392. 
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Big Fun – A Pocketful of Dreams". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 July 2012.  Enter A Pocketful of Dreams in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go