Brotherhood of Man discography

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Brotherhood of Man discography

Brotherhood of Man
Releases
Studio albums 16
Compilation albums 2
Singles 31
B-sides 12

This is a discography of the singles and albums of British pop group Brotherhood of Man.

All singles and albums from 1974 are from a completely different line-up to the earlier releases.[1] The earlier releases (on the Deram label) were credited to The Brotherhood of Man.

The group's first appearance on the chart was on 14 February 1970 in the UK with the single "United We Stand".[2] This went on to become a hit in many other countries, including the US.[3]

The first chart appearance of the later line-up is with the 1974 single "Lady" in Belgium and Holland.[4] The first appearance by this line-up in the UK is with the single "Save Your Kisses For Me" on 13 March 1976.[5] The song's entry at No.14 was the second highest chart entry of that year (following Queen's "Somebody to Love" at No.4).

The first appearance on the UK album charts is with Love and Kisses in 24 April 1976.[6]

Their final chart appearance anywhere in the world was in the UK with the single "Lightning Flash" on 10 July 1982.[7]

Altogether they spent 98 weeks in the UK singles chart (including eight weeks at No.1) and 40 weeks in the album chart.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release date Album UK Chart position[8]
1970 United We Stand
1972 We're the Brotherhood of Man
  • Released: 21 April 1972
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge
  • Label: Deram
1973 The World of the Brotherhood of Man
  • Released: June 1973
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge
  • Label: Decca Records
1974 Good Things Happening
  • Released: September 1974
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge, CD
  • Label: Dawn Records
1976 Love and Kisses from Brotherhood of Man
  • Released: 2 April 1976
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge, CD
  • Label: Pye Records
20
1977 Oh Boy!
  • Released: March 1977
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge, CD
  • Label: Pye Records
Images
  • Released: October 1977
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge, CD
  • Label: Pye Records
1978 B for Brotherhood
  • Released: 7 June 1978
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge
  • Label: Pye Records
18
Twenty Greatest
  • Released: September 1978
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge
  • Label: K-Tel Records
6
1979 Higher Than High
  • Released: May 1979
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge
  • Label: Pye Records
Singing a Song
  • Released: December 1979
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette, Cartridge
  • Label: Pye Records
1980 Good Fortune
  • Released: 1980 (Australia only)
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Label: RCA / Victor Records
N/A
Sing 20 Number One Hits 14
1981 20 Disco Greats / 20 Love Songs (double album)
  • Released: October 1981
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Label: Warwick Records
1983 Lightning Flash
  • Released: June 1983
  • Formats: Vinyl, Cassette
  • Label: EMI Records
1992 The Butterfly Children
  • Released: September 1992
  • Formats: Cassette
  • Label: Independently released
N/A
1997 Greenhouse
  • Released: October 1997
  • Formats: Cassette
  • Label: Independently released
N/A
2002 The Seventies Story
  • Released: November 2002
  • Formats: CD
  • Label: Independently released
N/A

Singles[edit]

Year Month[9] Single UK
[10]
US
[11]
GER
[12]
NL
[13]
BEL
[14]
FR
[15]
IRL
[16]
Album Record label
1969 October "Love One Another" - - - - - - - United We Stand Deram
1970 January "United We Stand" 1 10 13 - BR2 - - 16
June "Where are You Going to My Love" 22 61 - - - - -
November "This Boy" - - - - - - -
1971 March "Reach Out Your Hand" - 77 - - - - - We're the
Brotherhood of Man
June "You and I" - - - - - - -
September "California Sunday Morning" - - - - - - - The World of the
Brotherhood of Man
1972 August "Follow Me"/"Say a Prayer" - - - - - - -
1973 April "Happy Ever After" 3 - - - - - - -
July "Our World of Love" - - - - - - -
1974 January "When Love Catches Up on You" - - - - - - - Good Things Happening Dawn
June "Lady" - - - 14 18 - -
November "Lady Lady Lay" - - - - - - -
1975 January "Spring of 1912" - - - - - - -
May "Kiss Me Kiss Your Baby" - - 26 2 1 5 - Love and Kisses
1976 March "Save Your Kisses for Me" 1 27 2 1 1 1 1 Pye
June "My Sweet Rosalie" 30 - 31 5 3 20 - Oh Boy!
1977 January "Oh Boy (The Mood I'm In)" 8 - - 5 8 - 6
June "Angelo" 1 - 14 5 3 70 1 Images
October "Highwayman" BR - - 15 22 - -
1978 January "Figaro" 1 - - 30 19 - 1 B for Brotherhood
May "Beautiful Lover" 15 - - 50 30 - 7
September "Middle of the Night" 41 - - - - - - Twenty Greatest
1979 January "Goodbye Goodbye" - - - - - - - Higher Than High
April "Papa Louis" - - - BR - - -
June "Taxi" - - - - - - -
1980 April "Honey Don't Throw Our Love Away" - - - - - - - Good Fortune Dazzle
June "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" - - - - - - -
1982 June "Lightning Flash" 67 - - - - - - Lightning Flash EMI
August "Cry Baby Cry" - - - - - - -
1983 June "When the Kissing Stops" - - - - - - -

NOTES:

  • ^1 Re-released in late 1973 [17]
  • ^2 Breaker
  • ^3 First single by new line-up

Notes[edit]

  • The final three albums as listed above were not officially released, but independently produced by the group themselves, therefore ineligible for chart entry.
  • A single, "Rock Me Baby" was intended for release in late 1972 by the new Brotherhood of Man line-up, but was cancelled, due to its release as a single by David Cassidy.[17][18]
  • In addition to the singles, track "Tell Me Tell Me Tell Me" charted at No.42 in France,[19] and No.27 in Belgium.[20]
  • Other singles not released in the UK are: "Be My Loving Baby (Belgium, 1975), "Sweet Lady from Georgia" (US, 1976), "I Give You My Love" (Europe-various, 1976), "Singing a Song" (Spain, 1980), "Sugar Mouse" (Holland, 1980), "One Day at a Time" (South Africa, 1981), "Tus Besos Son Para Mi"/"Tu Eres Bonita" (Spain, 1991).[21][22]
  • The first album, United We Stand was re-released on CD in 2008.[23] The first four albums of the later line up (Good Things Happening to Images) were released on CD in May 2009.
  • A DVD of the group, Greatest Hits was released by BR Music in June 2004. This featured TV appearances of the group performing many of their hit singles as well as Eurovision footage.[24]

B-sides[edit]

The following is a list of songs featured on B-sides, which were not included on any album

Year Song Notes From single
1973 "We Can Make It" "Happy Ever After"
"Maybe the Morning" Alternate recording to the album version "Our World of Love"
1974 "Love's Bound to Get Ya" "When Love Catches Up on You"
"How Can You Love" "Lady"
1975 "Put Out the Fire" "Spring of 1912"
1976 "Let's Love Together" Only song to be co-written by member Sandra Stevens "Save Your Kisses for Me"
"Sugar Honey Love" "My Sweet Rosalie"
1977 "Closer Closer" "Oh Boy (The Mood I'm In)"
1979 "Better to Have Loved" "Goodbye Goodbye"
"For You" "Papa Louis"
"Hi Ho (Together We Go)" Two versions of this song were released "Taxi"
1980 "Catch Me Catch Me if You Can" "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emusic. "Brotherhood of Man Biography - early line-up". Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  2. ^ Chartstats. "UK Singles charts - "United We Stand" (14 February 1970)". Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  3. ^ Billboard. "US Singles charts- "United We Stand" (1970)". Retrieved 2008-08-20. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40, week 33, 1974 (Dutch)". Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  5. ^ Chartstats. "UK Charts - 13 March 1976". Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  6. ^ Chartstats. "UK album charts - 24 April 1976". Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  7. ^ Chartstats. "UK Charts - 10 July 1982". Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  8. ^ Chartstats. "UK album Chart details". Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  9. ^ Hit parade - Release dates
  10. ^ Chartstats. "Brotherhood of Man UK chart discography". Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  11. ^ Billboard. "Brotherhood of Man, US charts". Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  12. ^ Musik search. "German chart information". Retrieved 2008-11-11. [dead link]
  13. ^ Stichting Nederlandse Top 40, Netherlands. "Dutch chart information". Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  14. ^ Brotherhood of Man Dutch website. "World Chart discography - including Belgian positions". Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  15. ^ Infodisc. "French chart details". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  16. ^ Irish charts.ie. "Irish chart details". Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  17. ^ a b Hiroshi Asada. "Early discography of The Brotherhood of Man". Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  18. ^ Brotherhood of Man Dutch website. "Biography - Release of "Rock Me Baby" pulled". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  19. ^ Infodisc. "French Chart details". Retrieved 2008-12-29. 
  20. ^ Tsort. "Belgium chart details". Retrieved 14 January 2012. 
  21. ^ Brotherhood of Man Dutch website. "Brotherhood of Man World Discography". Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  22. ^ Explow. "Brotherhood of Man Images". Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  23. ^ Cherry Red. "United We Stand CD review". Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-10-20. 
  24. ^ Allmusic. "Brotherhood of Man Greatest Hits DVD". Retrieved 2009-10-23. 

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