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Waking Hours

Del Amitri Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: UMC
  • ASIN: B00FWCFOI4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,512 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Opposite View 4:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Move Away Jimmy Blue 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Stone Cold Sober (Album Version) 4:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. You're Gone 5:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. When I Want You 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. This Side Of The Morning 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Empty 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hatful Of Rain 5:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Nothing Ever Happens 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  2. Slowly, It's Coming Back 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Fred Partington's Daughter 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The Return Of Maggie Brown 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Talk It To Death 4:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. So Many Souls To Change 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Don't I Look Like The Kind Of Guy You Used To Hate 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Evidence 3:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Another Letter Home 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. April The First 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. More Than You'd Ever Know 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. This Side Of The Morning (Live In The Car Park At 2 AM, UK/ 1990) 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Spit In The Rain 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Return Of Maggie Brown (Version 2) 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

Universal Music Catalogue’s new “Re-presents” label takes classic retro albums and re-masters and re-presents them in an exciting 2-CD package. Each includes the original album in its entirety on disc 1 and a second CD of B-sides, edits, live versions and extended versions. Waking Hours is the first of these 3 reissues, originally released in 1989 it reached number 6 in the UK Albums Chart, proving to be the band’s breakthrough album and featured one of the band's most famous songs, "Nothing Ever Happens", which reached number 11 in the UK Singles Chart

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Mark Barry HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2014 2CD REISSUE ***

Hailing out of Scotland as a sort of Soulful yet Indie version of the Faces - like so many I never noticed del Amitri’s self-titled debut album on Chrysalis which came and went in May 1985. It wasn’t until I heard “Kiss This Thing Goodbye” in the Summer of 1989 that the love affair started. I’ve subsequently bought maybe twenty CD singles by them over the years - because like Love and Money, The Bible, The Fat Lady Sings, Deacon Blue, The Big Dish and The Silencers - their B-sides were often as good as (if not better than) the album tracks. Now fans are being treated to a “Re-Presents” reissue series of their three albums on A&M Records - “Waking Hours” (1989 and 1990), “Change Everything” (1992) and “Twisted” (1995). Here’s the beer-stained details...

UK Released 20 January 2014 - “Waking Hours” on Universal/Mercury 3753354 (Barcode 602537533541) is a 2CD reissue (in a jewel case) of their 2nd album first issued on A&M Records 9006 in July 1989. On the success of the “Nothing Ever Changes” single in January 1990 - the album was re-released in February 1990 with the sleeve used on this reissue (45:50 minutes). Disc 2 (51:02 minutes) gathers up 16 non-album studio tracks from 5 single releases - 2 of which are from 10” and 12” singles - so are new to CD. The mastering has been done by GEOFF PESCHE at Abbey Road and the 16-page liner notes (which feature interviews with Currie and Harvey along with press clippings) are expertly handled by TERRY STAUNTON.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites 13 Sep 2009
By Vixx H VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I know I'll be accused of being biased, as I am a huge Del Amitri fan but this album is brilliant. From Move away Jimmy Blue to Hatful of Rain, every note is amazing. I don't think I can find anything wrong with this album, maybe it should have been a little bit longer but that's all! I put this album on in the car when I'm going on a long journey and I sing my heart out, obviously tho' only when I'm on my own!! The last time I saw D A was in Birmingham about 5 years ago and they were great, really entertaining, such talented guys. Even the old man, who's not a fan enjoyed the show. I cannot understand why their record company dropped them but I'd love to hear something new by Iain and Justin.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Songs for women with sideburns 8 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Went to see Del Amitri in March 1990 live in McGonagles, a now defunct venue in Sth. Anne Street, in Dublin. I didn't really want to go. I only knew one song which is the very last song on the album - 'Nothing ever happens'. The Dels seemed to be perplexed with the crowd - come on they shouted. The only song anyone seemed to know was 'Nothing ever happens'. Iwas blown away and immediately ran out the next day in my lunch hour to buy WAKING HOURS. Some people say that on WAKING HOURS Del Amitri found America. I dunno. Their first album in good in an indie sort of way but this is pure listening. Nobody's perfect, and thats something that I'm sure she'll know. How many people have thought that when they are (insecurely going out with someone?) or you've been reading SOS when its just your clock reading 505. Justin Currie's lyrics strike a chord with us insecure people left on this earth - and at the turn of the millennium, I'm afraid there are quite a lot of us. His songs, on this album, on the perfectly produced Change Everything or on the grown up album Twisted, wrench the heart out of you, tell of love lost, on purpose and by accident. They are a soap opera to themselves. Buy all the DELS stuff. They may not be the trendiest band around, but they certainly know how to strike that chord in your heart that hasn't been struck since that girl you asked to dance when you were 14 said 'no' or that guy you fancied like crazy asked your best friend to dance instead of you.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good start for the dels 25 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
Although I am writing this from a slightly biased view as a huge Del Amitri fan, I think as such I will try to give balanced review.
Although not my favourite dels album, it has a nice upbeat, hopeful feel throughout a lot of it. This is unusual for Justin Currie's pervasively cynical songwriting style, but it is typical of the way that the dels can carry on writing upbeat, major key songs which so painfully describe love lost, or not coming at all.
I think the best tracks off this Album are 'Kiss This Thing Goodbye', and 'Nothing Ever Happens' which are both tops from the back catalogue and also on The Best Of.
If you have never listened to them before, I would recommend starting on Twisted, a later album, mainly because you are sure to know 'Roll to Me' already, and that the material is a lot more accessible.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album 20 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
I already owned the Change Everything and Twisted albums, having bought them donkeys years ago. They had just gathered dust until recently, when I bought a new MP3 player and thought I'd load up some music that I'd not listened to for years. Suddenly realised what I'd been missing - there's very little around today that can compare. Great for singing along to in the car (not so great in Tesco!). Decided to get Waking Hours (for 3 quid couldn't go wrong). It's now my favourite Del Amitri album! Great songs throughout. So impressed that I've now ordered Some Other Suckers Parade as well. Give them a listen, you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 24 days ago by michael birnie
5.0 out of 5 stars Collection complete
Great to have the full collection on CD.
Item was in perfect condition.
Published 2 months ago by Mr S Rooney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant album...buy it now!
Published 2 months ago by Dainese
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic songs!
The album that started all the fuss about Del Amitri. Fantastic songs!
Published 3 months ago by Tartanundies
5.0 out of 5 stars Del Amitri re mastered
Del Amitri re mastered = fantastic!
If you liked the original you'll love this, a must for any Del Amitri fan.
Published 7 months ago by julia driver
2.0 out of 5 stars Re-issue - Remaster ?
Sorry, I'm quite a bit dissappointed.
This applies to all 2014 Reissues.

Sound:
I cannot hear any trace of remastering. Read more
Published 8 months ago by LedZep
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite.
Had this on vinyl years ago and loved it then, still sounds fresh. Bought CD used from zoverstocks and excellent quality.
Published 13 months ago by Henry Donaldson
5.0 out of 5 stars Only gets better with age...
Loved this CD first time around & had to repurchase it recently - has some great classics like "Kiss this thing goodbye" and Nothing ever happens" but fundamentally it's a CD with... Read more
Published on 9 May 2011 by Mary M
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece
Quite simply a hidden masterpiece that deserves to be much better known. Not a bad song in it. Everyone to their own taste but "This side of the morning" is an absolute classic and... Read more
Published on 6 April 2011 by whytey
5.0 out of 5 stars Scotland's Forgotten Heroes
In late 1989 'Nothing Else Matters' by Del Amitri was everywhere, one of those classic, simple songs, with meaningful lyrics, together with a simple chord arrangement on acoustic... Read more
Published on 25 Nov 2010 by J. Davies
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