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The Adventures are a rock band formed in Belfast in the 1980s and moved to London where they had hits in the UK Singles Chart during the 1980s.
They signed to Chrysalis Records and released their first single in 1984. Following their debut album release a year later the group moved to Elektra Records and scored their biggest hit, "Broken Land". The song was written by guitarist Pat Gribben and reached number 20 in the UK Chart, it was also the most played song on BBC Radio 1 in 1988.
Despite the backing of Simon Fuller, who would go on to break the Spice Girls a decade later, The Adventures never quite achieved a significant commercial breakthrough.

Band members

  • Terry Sharpe, vocals
  • Eileen Gribben, vocals
  • Gerry "Spud" Murphy, guitar & percussion
  • Tony Ayre, bass
  • Paul Crowder, drums
  • Pat Gribben, guitar

Discography

Singles

Albums

Theodore and Friends
Theodore and Friends, the band's debut album, was released in 1985. The band played "Feel the Raindrops" live during a Radio One Roadshow in Northern Ireland bringing the band to prominence. The album contained 3 minor UK chart hits, including the highly acclaimed "Send My Heart"
Track listing
  1. "Always"
  2. "Feel the Raindrops"
  3. "Send My Heart"
  4. "Two Rivers"
  5. "Don't Tell Me"
  6. "Another Silent Day"
  7. "When the World Turns Upside Down"
  8. "Love in Chains"
  9. "Hollywood"
  10. "These Children"
The Sea of Love
The Sea of Love, released in 1988, was the band's second album. This was their most successful album, featuring the top 20 hit "Broken Land", while the album itself reached No.30 and remained on the UK charts for 10 weeks. The album also reached the top 200 in the US.
Track listing
  1. "Drowning in the Sea of Love"
  2. "Broken Land"
  3. "You Don't Have to Cry Anymore"
  4. "The Trip to Bountiful (When the Rain Comes Down)"
  5. "Heaven Knows Which Way"
  6. "Hold Me Now"
  7. "The Sound of Summer"
  8. "When Your Heart was Young"
  9. "One Step from Heaven"
Trading Secrets with the Moon
Trading Secrets with the Moon, the band's third album, was released in 1990. It failed to capitalise on the previous album's success and contained no hit singles. The album itself reached UK#64
Track listing
  1. "Your Greatest Shade of Blue"
  2. "Scarlet"
  3. "Washington Deceased"
  4. "Don't Blame It on the Moon"
  5. "Bright New Morning"
  6. "Love's Lost Town"
  7. "Desert Rose"
  8. "Hey Magdalene"
  9. "Sweet Burning Love"
  10. "Never Gonna Change"
  11. "Put Me Together Again"
Lions and Tigers and Bears
Lions, Tigers and Bears, released in 1993, the band's last album. The album contained the minor hit "Raining All Over the World", signalling the end of their chart activity.
Track listing
  1. "Monday Monday"
  2. "Marianne"
  3. "Raining All over the World"
  4. "Come the Day"
  5. "I Don't Want to Play This Game"
  6. "The Only World I Know"
  7. "This Crazy Heart"
  8. "Impossible You"
  9. "I Really Don't Mind"
  10. "Here It Comes Again"
  11. "Too Late for Heaven"
  12. "Say Im Sorry"
  13. "Perfect Day"
adventures in German: The Adventures
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