Road to Our Dream

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"Road to Our Dream"
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Single by T'Pau
from the album Rage
B-side "Time of Our Lives"
Released 1988
Format 7" single, 12" single, CD single
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:59
Label Siren Records
Songwriter(s) Ronnie Rogers; Carol Decker
Producer(s) Roy Thomas Baker
T'Pau singles chronology
"Secret Garden"
(1988)
"Road to Our Dream"
(1988)
"Only the Lonely"
(1989)
"Secret Garden"
(1988)
"Road to Our Dream"
(1988)
"Only the Lonely"
(1989)

"Road to Our Dream" is the last single of 1988 from the British band T'Pau. The single was the second of three singles from the band's second album "Rage".

Despite the previous single "Secret Garden" reaching the Top 20, "Road to Our Dream" only reached #42 in the UK, staying on the chart for seven weeks, becoming the band's first single not to enter the top 40 since the band's second 1987 single "Intimate Strangers".[1]

A promotional video was created for the single featuring various sites in Cornwall (Cornwall Coliseum, Tintagel Castle and various beach and tin mine scenes).[2] The scenes involving the Cornwall Coliseum showed the band performing at the venue during final production rehearsals for the "Rage Across Europe" tour. In an article in This is Cornwall, published on 23 May 2013, Decker had stated "We always held our production rehearsals at the Cornwall Coliseum – it's very sad it's gone to ruin and is frozen in time. If you have a look at the video for our single "Road to our Dream" you can see us putting up T'Pau posters at the Coliseum."[3] As the single didn't enter the top 40, the song was never performed on Top of the Pops.

A limited edition 7" vinyl box single was also released which featured the regular SRN 100 disc, live photographs, lyrics banner and silver injection mould labels.[4]

"Road to Our Dream" was written by rhythm guitarist Ronnie Rogers and lead vocalist Carol Decker.[4]

The b-side for the single "Time of Our Lives" was exclusive to the single, written again by Rogers and Decker.[5]

For some versions of the single, an edit of "Road to Our Dream" was used instead of the album version. For the CD format of the single, an instrumental of "Road to Our Dream" was added.[6] The 12" vinyl and CD formats for the single featured the extra bonus track "Call Me", written by Ronnie Rogers, Carol Decker and Andy Piercy. Piercy is a singer/songwriter who came to prominence in the Christian acoustic guitar duo, Ishmael and Andy, together with Ian Smale.[7]

Formats[edit]

7" Single
  1. "Road to Our Dream (Edit)" - 3:59
  2. "Time of Our Lives" - 3:30
7" Single (UK only)
  1. "Road to Our Dream" - 4:40
  2. "Time of Our Lives" - 3:30
12" Single
  1. "Road to Our Dream" - 4:40
  2. "Time of Our Lives" - 3:30
  3. "Call Me" - 3:12
CD Single
  1. "Road to Our Dream (Full Length Version)" - 4:41
  2. "Call Me" - 3:16
  3. "Time of Our Lives" - 3:31
  4. "Road to Our Dream (Instrumental)" - 4:42

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[8] 24
UK Singles Chart[1] 42

Personnel[edit]

  • Carol Decker - lead vocal
  • Dean Howard - lead guitar
  • Ronnie Rogers – rhythm guitar
  • Michael Chetwood – keyboards
  • Paul Jackson - bass guitar
  • Tim Burgess – percussion

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Producer on "Road to Our Dream" - Roy Thomas Baker
  • Mixing engineer on "Road to Our Dream" - Stephen W. Tayler
  • Recording engineer on "Road to Our Dream" – Norman Goodman
  • Writers of "Road to Our Dream" - Ronnie Rogers; Carol Decker
  • Producers on "Time of Our Lives" - Ron Rogers; T'Pau
  • Engineer on "Time of Our Lives" - Ben Kape
  • Writers of "Time of Our Lives" - Ronnie Rogers; Carol Decker
  • Producers on "Call Me" - Roy Thomas Baker
  • Vocals engineer on "Call Me" - Ben Kape
  • Backing track engineer on "Call Me" - Norman Goodman
  • Writers of "Call Me" - Ronnie Rogers; Carol Decker; Andy Piercy
  • Photography – Tim O'Sullivan
  • Sleeve design artwork – Mark Millington

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "T'PAU | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". officialcharts.com. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  2. ^ "T'pau - Road To Our Dream". YouTube. 2007-07-23. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ "Plenty of heart and soul as T'Pau return | Cornwall Live". thisiscornwall.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  4. ^ a b "T'Pau - Road To Our Dream (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  5. ^ "Images for T'Pau - Road To Our Dream". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  6. ^ "T'Pau - Road To Our Dream at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  7. ^ "After The Fire : Friends Homepage : history: contents : 4". Friends.afterthefire.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ Jaclyn Ward. "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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