Boulevard Of Broken Dreams (8:05)

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Boulevard Of Broken Dreams was originally written by Robert Caruso for Nico, with whom he became friends in Brixton, London, in late 1985. Caruso was a Nico fan, but wasn’t particularly impressed by the electronic synthesizer music of Nico then latest album Camera Obscura (1985) and suggested to Nico to write new material, along the lines of her 1982 album Drama Of Exile, recorded with a ‘New Wave’ band, but darker and edgier, and featuring more of Nico’s harmonium, as her albums The Marble Index (1969) Desertshore (1970) and The End (1974). In 1987 Caruso recorded a demo of Boulevard Of Broken Dreams for Nico who unfortunately never got to record the song as she passed away in Ibiza in the summer of 1988 in a road accident, after the release of her double live album Beyond The Iron Curtain. Later Caruso’s demo was then added to the album containing his 1980s recordings, Rob Leer & The Electric Kids (1989).
Robert Caruso never performed the song live until 2008 and finally decided to record it in 2012 for this 4-track EP named Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, released July 2012.


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