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The Bus Drivers Prayer & Other Stories
 
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The Bus Drivers Prayer & Other Stories

1 Oct. 2004 | Format: MP3

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30
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4:51
30
2
3:14
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3
3:52
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4
3:16
30
5
2:57
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6
3:55
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7
3:19
30
8
1:17
30
9
3:59
30
10
3:20
30
11
4:02
30
12
3:40
30
13
4:43
Disc 2
30
1
4:25
30
2
3:28
30
3
4:33
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4
3:33
30
5
5:34
30
6
5:12
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5:05
30
8
4:55
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Oct. 2004
  • Release Date: 1 Oct. 2004
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Edsel
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Demon Music Group Ltd
  • Total Length: 1:23:10
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  • ASIN: B001TMZ0Z8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,555 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By JAP on 5 Aug. 2005
Format: Audio CD
BY THE TIME BUS DRIVERS PRAYER CAME OUT IN THE 90'S THERE WAS DEFINATELY NOT A MARKET FOR ANY GOOD MUSIC SO IT GOT OVER LOOKED.
I WOULD GO AS FAR TO SAY THAT THIS ALBUM IS EQUAL TO NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES AND THUS WOULD BE RATED ONE OF HIS BEST CDS.
IT IS PURE CLASSIC IAN WITH HIS LYRICS AT HIS BEST, VERY CLEVER AND NO BELOW PAR MOMENTS AS IAN COULD SOMETIMES STOOP TO.
IT REMINDS ME OF IAN CROSSED WITH RANDY NUMAN AND LEONARD COHEN, AND HIS OBSERVATIONS AND WITT ARE AT HIS MOST CLEVOR
IS IT WORTH SELLING YOUR OLD COPY FOR THE BONUS TRACKS - ABSOLUTELY.OUT OF ALL THE IAN REISSUES THIS ONE WARRENTS THE BONUS TRACKS THE MOST.I WAS SCEPTICLE KNOWING THE USUALL QUALITY OF B SIDES AND BONUS TRACKS. IN THIS CASE THEY SURPASS
THE ORIGINAL CD, THERE BETTER THAN BUS DRIVERS PRAYER.
A VERY INTELLEGENT , MELLOW , GROWN UP IAN, REALLY ENJOYABLE TO HEAR IAN IN A DIFFERENT FORM AND IT IS PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT TONGUE IN CHEAK .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 May 2015
Format: Audio CD
Edsel of the UK have reissued six of Ian Dury’s albums in these 2015 Deluxe Edition Hardback Casebound sets – and natty looking things they are too. Here are the reasons to be cheerful...

UK released 2 March 2015 – "The Bus Driver's Prayer & Other Stories" by IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS is a Limited Edition 2CD Deluxe Edition in 'Hardback Casebound' packaging on Edsel EDSK 7083 (Barcode 740155708337) and pans out as follows:

Disc 1 (47:04 minutes):
1. That’s Enough Of That
2. Bill Haley’s Last Words
3. Poor Joey
4. Quick Quick Slow
5. Fly In The Ointment
6. O’Donegal
7. Poo-Poo In The Prawn
8. London Talking
9. Have A Word
10. D’Orine The Cow
11. Your Horoscope
12. No Such Thing As Love
13. Two Old Dogs Without A Name
14. The Bus Driver’s Prayer
Tracks 1 to 14 are the CD album "The Bus Driver's Prayer & Other Stories" – released November 1992 in the UK on Demon Records FIEND CD 702

Disc 2 (36:21 minutes)
OUTTAKES / DEMOS
1. Amerlind
2. I Believe
3. Cowboys
4. One Love
5. Grape And Grain
6. The Writer
7. Whale
8. Itinerant Child

The 26-page booklet inside the hardback casebound cover features full annotation by known expert WILL BIRCH (done in 2004), lyrics to all the songs (including the outtakes/demos), unpublished photos, repros of his handwritten '5 poems', original artwork and so on. These are the 2004 Edsel remasters done at Alchemy Mastering and they sound amazing while all of Disc 2 was Previously Unreleased at the time.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. J. H. Thorn VINE VOICE on 4 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
'The Bus Driver's Prayer' is, like all of Ian Dury's albums, quite distinct from anything else out there. Musically, it follows the usual approach, frothing with funk and touches of jazz. Played against his early material, it sounds a little sluggish. Like all artists, time blunts energy. Lyrically, there are still surprises and Dury remains more imaginative than most of his contemporaries, but it would be self-deluding to suggest his inspiration is as fertile as on earlier material. There are the usual carefully-inserted expletives and references to bodily functions, while food hygiene is a new topic. But Dury also uses more cliches than is comfortable, something he never used to do. 'Fly In The Ointment' seems to feature this as a conscious ploy, but cliches can be found on other tracks too.

This album then is well worth buying if you like Dury's work in general, but it doesn't come close to his 1970s output.
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Warning, the download version of this album is missing two tracks, including the piece that gives the album it's title!
The other missing song "London Talking" is missing, although credited as a title for another song "Have A Word"
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