Mars at Sunrise (2015 Remaster)

by Chris Bradford

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David Walker of Utopia and Handle Artists got Chris Bradford and Moody Blues producer Pip Williams together with King Crimson's drummer Mike Giles and studio bass legend Dave Markee at the Manor Studio. There they recorded "Everything is Alright", slated to be Chris Bradford's debut solo single. The song was not released at that time and so has been lost to the public for many years, until now. As a bonus track on "Mars at Sunrise" at last you can hear it.

Although that song didn't go public, now the wheels were quietly turning - Pip and Chris followed up "Everything Is Alright" with the Sunrise sessions, presented here as "Mars at Sunrise", recording a collection of six Bradford penned songs at the Sunrise Studios with Laurie Andrew (aka Laurie Forsey) on backing vocals. Laurie then introduced Ray McRiner, and the three soon afterwards formed Bardot and signed with RCA to record their debut album "Rocking In Rhythm".

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released October 14, 2014

All songs composed by Chris Bradford and produced by Pip Williams.

Tracks 1 - 6
Lead vocals: Chris Bradford, Backing vocals: Laurie Andrew. Recorded: Sunrise Studio, West End, London

Track 7
Lead vocals: Chris Bradford. Recorded at The Manor Studio, Oxfordshire.


Remastered by LANDR

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Chris Bradford England, UK

Chris Bradford is a British musician and songwriter, best known for being the lead vocalist and songwriter in the British rock band The Heroes, and founding member of the singer songwriting trio, Bardot.
Bardot's album "Rockin In Rhythm" was released in 1978 on RCA, and The Heroes' "Border Raiders" in 1980 on Polydor.
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Track Name: Whiskey Kisses
Remember the time she dressed in black poison lace?
She opened your eyes and you took your bow.
Showing her charms to put a sly grin on your face.
She opened her arms to show you how.

Oh baby. . . .
Tell me what you're doing now.

Whiskey kisses taste like poison on her lips.
You couldn't believe it when she slipped down to your hips.
And when it was over, left you shaken with the fits.
She's broken you up and she's kicking you round.

Oh baby. . . .
Tell me what you're doing now.

Whiskey kisses taste like poison on her lips.
You couldn't believe it when she slipped down to your hips.
And when it was over, left you shaken with the fits.
She's broken you up and she's kicking you round.

Oh baby. . . .
Tell me what you're doing now.
Track Name: Julie (pre Bardot version)
The early morning sun was kissing her face,
Waking her ever so gently from her dreams,
Young Julie whats the secret of the smile Upon your lips?
Bright eyes laughing slips into her jeans.

Slippin' on her shoes she was off
Running down to the bay,
Racing the tide, getting soaked in
The silver spray,
And me I stumbled painfully, but
Laughing all the way…
And Julie picked me up out of the waves.


She'll never let me down…
I just feel,
She'll never let me down.

Daytime,
Night time,
Everytime the time of my life,
Morning madness 'till the sinking of the
Autumn lights..
Young Julie you're the secret of the smile
Upon my lips…
Bright eyes laughing slips out of her jeans.


She'll never let me down,
I just feel she'll never let me down.
Track Name: Chinese Robe
There she goes, a pretty young girl in a Chinese robe,
forget all about the money she owes to me.
I don't know where all her money goes,
but it's funny how easy she is to know when she needs ooh la la la !
Before the big kiss,
She was never like this,
She used to be so proud..
Shaking in fits,
Broken in bits,
She falls to pieces in the crowd..
Up her nose,that's where all my money goes,
I want to help her and I want to get close.
Poor thing.. she's growing cold..
Shaken to bits,
Broken with fits,
She falls to pieces in the crowd..
Track Name: Complicated
It's much too complicated,
I'm getting so frustrated,
I just can't talk to her no more..
When everything is alright,
she finds a way to make us fight,
and has me walking out the door..

But here comes the night,
burning up my energy to fight, and I just give up and I can't go on
She says there's Witchfire in her,
she's such a lovely sinner,
I just keep coming back for more…
And from our last encounter,
I lick my wounds and swear I'll
never come this way no more..

But here comes the night.. here comes the night.
Track Name: Sunday (Wasting my Time)
Ah it's a starless night tonight,
and the howling dogs in the wind begin to bite,
and I'm stuck in a trap of my own devise...
Sunday I can hear the sound of laughing waves inside, and strangers turn to lovers for a while.


Just the special way you made me feel so fine.. now I'm wasting my time..
I don't know the name of this small town,
where the ladies all wear silent moving mouths,
And all I hear is the laughing waves inside..
Oh Sunday you were beautiful and Sunday you were kind ,with that special way you
made me feel so fine..


But lovers turn to strangers all the time.. and I'm wasting my time…
Track Name: Ouled Nail (pre Bardot version)
Ouled Nail. . .
Ouled Nail. . .

This is the sweetest brothel I've ever
Been to,
She's like a ballerina,
And thro' the haze,
And the smokey craze,
Everything stops to see her.

Ouled Nail. . .
Ouled Nail. . .

That is the sweetest body I've ever
Witnessed,
I can't wait to taste it,
I spend my days in the strange cafe,
Knowing my days are wasted..

Ouled Nail. . .
Ouled Nail. . .

Nadir,
Nadir,
Nadir . . thats the feeling when you
Can't get near. . . Ouled Nail. . .
Track Name: Everything Is Alright (bonus track)
Everything is alright.
Everything is alright.
Everything is alright.
Now you are my lady.

Everything is alright.
Everything is alright.
Everything is alright.
Now you are my baby.

And out of the blue,

Came a lifetime of room to move.

I want to -

Hear you laughing
See you smiling
Feel your loving, girl, 'til I'm breathless and
Too tired to move.

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