The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra

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The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra —an inspiration of Ton van Bergeijk and Gert-Jan Blom— has it's roots in the Dutch small bands discipline, from which it emerged around 1984.
It traveled yearly with the Boulevard Of Broken Dreams bandwagon visiting among others Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Arnhem (Netherlands), and Antwerp (Belgium), supplying one of the Boulevard's tents —De Danstent (trans. The Dance Tent)— with a rich anachronistic atmosphere to dance.
During the 1985-1986 season several members of the Orchestra —in many fanciful combinations and many different names— performed in Wim Noordhoek's "Pandemonium" (a VPRO radio show).
It should be noted that the Broken Dreams Orchestra did not really exist as a band. It was as they advertised; "... a dream, purposely evoked each Spring and shattered each Fall". Until 1987 when The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams ceased to exist.

In 1990 De Parade emerged from The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams' ashes, displaying a comparably anachronistic and theatrical atmosphere with more emphasis on Food & Drinks.
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The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra Discography Tracks

Albums

PAN 116 The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams album art Boulevard Of Broken Dreams* Boulevard Of Broken Dreams(LP, Album) PAN Records (3) PAN 116 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra - It's The Talk Of The Town (And Other Sad Songs) album art Boulevard Of Broken Dreams* It's The Talk Of The Town (And Other Sad Songs) (Album) Idiot Records Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra - Lonely Avenue album art The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra Lonely Avenue (Album) Idiot Records, WEA Canada 1986 Sell This Version
The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra - Dancing With Tears In My Eyes album art The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra Dancing With Tears In My Eyes (Album) Idiot Records Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

248 935-7 The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra - I Get Along Without You Very Well ( Exept Sometimes ) / Say It Is'nt So album art The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra I Get Along Without You Very Well ( Exept Sometimes ) / Say It Is'nt So(7") Idiot Records 248 935-7 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
870 074-7 The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra - It's Too Soon To Know album art The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra It's Too Soon To Know(7") Idiot Records 870 074-7 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

30-9037-2 The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Box - 39 Sad Songs album art The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Orchestra Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Box - 39 Sad Songs(3xCD, Comp, RM, Box) Basta 30-9037-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version

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