The Adventures

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Pop - rock band
Formed from members of the Belfast, Northern Ireland punk pop band Starjets and Tango Brigade in the early 80's, lead singer Terry Sharpe and guitarist Pat Gribben. They were joined by Pat Gribben's wife Eileen Gribben on vocals, drummer Paul Crowder, bassist Tony Ayre and vocalist Spud Murphy (2). They were signed at Chrysalis and released their debut in 1984. Managed by Simon Fuller (2), they were the support band of Tears For Fears world tour in 1985. After one album at Chrysalis, they were signed by Elektra in 1987 where they scored their biggest hit "Broken Land", a No.20 hit in the U.K. charts and the most played song on BBC Radio 1 in 1988. They released two albums at Elektra and for their fourth and last album they were signed at Polydor that included their reworking of Mamas & The Papas, 1966 classic "Monday Monday". Due to lack of success Polydor dropped them and soon after they disbanded. They regrouped briefly in 2007 and again in 2009 for some gigs in Belfast.
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Albums

BVT 41488 The Adventures - The Adventures album art The Adventures The Adventures (Album) Chrysalis BVT 41488 US 1985 Sell This Version
WWS-81732 The Adventures - Theodore And Friends album art The Adventures Theodore And Friends (Album) Chrysalis WWS-81732 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
60772-1, 9 60772-1 The Adventures - The Sea Of Love album art The Adventures The Sea Of Love (Album) Elektra, Elektra 60772-1, 9 60772-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
CN 5278/S The Adventures - In Concert-449 album art The Adventures In Concert-449(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5278/S UK 1988 Sell This Version
960 871-2, 60871-2 The Adventures - Trading Secrets With The Moon album art The Adventures Trading Secrets With The Moon (Album) Elektra 960 871-2, 60871-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
513858-2 The Adventures - Lions And Tigers And Bears album art The Adventures Lions And Tigers And Bears (Album) Polydor 513858-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CHSC-2001 The Adventures - Send My Heart album art The Adventures Send My Heart (Single, EP, Maxi) Chrysalis CHSC-2001 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
880269-1 The Adventures - Another Silent Day... album art The Adventures Another Silent Day... (Single, Maxi) Chrysalis 880269-1 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
OC-EP 17192 The Adventures - Two Rivers album art The Adventures Two Rivers (Maxi, Single) Chrysalis OC-EP 17192 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
AD 1 The Adventures - Feel The Raindrops (Extended Version) album art The Adventures Feel The Raindrops (Extended Version) (Maxi, Single) Chrysalis AD 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
966 759-2, EKR 76CD The Adventures - Drowning In The Sea Of Love album art The Adventures Drowning In The Sea Of Love (Single) Elektra, Elektra 966 759-2, EKR 76CD UK & Europe 1988 Sell This Version
966 730-0, EKR 80 T The Adventures - One Step From Heaven album art The Adventures One Step From Heaven (Single) Elektra, Elektra 966 730-0, EKR 80 T Europe 1988 Sell This Version
966 773-0 The Adventures - Broken Land album art The Adventures Broken Land (Single) Elektra 966 773-0 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
PROMO 318 The Adventures - Broken Land / A Caus' Des Garcons album art The Adventures / A Caus' Des Garcons* The Adventures / A Caus' Des Garcons* - Broken Land / A Caus' Des Garcons(7") Elektra, WEA PROMO 318 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
EKR 98, 755 969263-7 The Adventures - Washington Deceased album art The Adventures Washington Deceased (Single) Elektra, Elektra EKR 98, 755 969263-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
ED 5439 The Adventures - Your Greatest Shade Of Blue album art The Adventures Your Greatest Shade Of Blue (Single, Maxi) Elektra, Elektra, Elektra, Elektra ED 5439 US 1990 Sell This Version
PRO 565 The Adventures - Bright New Morning album art The Adventures Bright New Morning(7", Promo) Elektra PRO 565 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
PZCD 211, 863045-2 The Adventures - Raining All Over The World album art The Adventures Raining All Over The World (Single) Polydor PZCD 211, 863045-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
PZCD 238, 863867-2 The Adventures - Monday Monday album art The Adventures Monday Monday (Single) Polydor, Polydor PZCD 238, 863867-2 UK 1993 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

VENT CD 1 The Adventures - Lions And Tigers And Bears album art The Adventures Lions And Tigers And Bears(CD, Promo, Smplr) Polydor VENT CD 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version

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pavel.pawlik

pavel.pawlik

November 9, 2019
I fell in love with The ADVENTURES as a young boy in 1989 when their 2nd album " The Sea of Love" came to Czech Republic (former Czechoslovakia). Beuatiful melodies and interesting lyrics made me cry everytime I heard those tunes. The whole album is absolutely top, I´d rate it 5 stars, most wonderfull songs are according to me "You Don't Have To Cry Anymore", The Trip To Bountiful (When The Rain Comes Down) and "One Step from Heaven". Thanks God to those bueatiful hits as the whole album and also to the Adventures band. Even after those 30 years !!!!! it makes me cry hearing :
" She can remember days gone by
Dream in the open field beneath the starry sky
She hears her lover's call
Her heart is yearning"
Thank you soooo much, The Adventures!
God bless you !
jimgunn

jimgunn

March 28, 2015
Spud Murphy (2) was primarily a guitarist for the band, not a vocalist as stated above. (I'm on the CIP, thus not allowed to correct all incorrect data I find...)

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