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  • Audio CD (1 Sept. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Papillon
  • ASIN: B00005B16D
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,908 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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DEACON BLUE Homesick (2001 UK 11-track CD the sixth studio album from the Scottish pop band fronted by Ricky Ross. The album features the single Every Time You Sleep great spaceman picture sleeve with fold out lyric booklet BTFLYCD0014)

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Newly re-emerged (with the band's original line-up intact) from a lengthy bout of self-imposed exile and with Ricky Ross' still ongoing solo career failing to grip the public's imagination, Homesick is just the kind of record which Deacon Blue ought to have made in 1993--if only they'd had it in them at the time. The occasional chorus is a mite overplayed (the sunny Carl Wilson disposition of "A Is For Astronaut" fails to build on a promising start), but this is a record benefiting from sensible, well-conceived arrangements and the unshakeable belief that every album track ought to good enough to be a single. This aspiration is frequently realised--the lush, loungey "Rae" (imagine a quality Prefab Sprout / Burt Bacharach collaboration), the expression of faith in God on the gospel "Out There" and the soft-pop ballad "Everytime You Sleep" meriting special attention. They've left it late, but clearly it's us not them who've got some catching up to do. --Kevin Maidment

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Format: Audio CD
Cynics might claim that Deacon Blue have reformed to get some retirement cash. When listening to the title track, I at first got the same impression; it starts with a piano that could have been lifted from 'Let It Be' or 'Imagine', then rolls out into something less inspiring. It's not bad, it just lacks a little stimulus (perhaps because if being 'Homesick' affected the ears, it wouldn't sound like this!).
Don't be fooled, however, as this is a superb album, with enough hook-lines and subtleties to keep you singing (and listening) for a long time. 'Every Time You Sleep' is as good a love song as I have ever heard, and tunes such as 'Out There', 'Now That You're Here' and 'A is for Astronaut' are infuriatingly catchy. DB already have an extensive repertoire of classy pop music, but this album seems to hang together even better than anything they have done before - and that's no mean praise.
Watching these guys live in Manchester last weekend showed their class, and it's only a matter of time before this album is received as well by audiences as the old favourites such as 'Dignity' or 'Twist and Shout'. A very worthwhile contribution to Scotland's finest musical canon - give this disc a couple of spins and it won't be out of your CD player for a while, trust me.
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By A Customer on 2 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
I've been homesick without my favourite all time band and this new album is quite simply a classic - they are home. If you haven't bought this album yet then you simply have to. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. The highlights are Homesick, Every Time You Sleep, Out There, Now That You're Here, You Lie So Beautifully Still and I Am Born. Deacon Blue never seem to get the global acclaim they deserve, but I'm sure they'll get it with this album.
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It would be very easy for the band to return to the poptastic 80's sound that gave us 'Real Gone Kid' and 'Wages Day' but it appears that their love of music has allowed them to rise above that and produce a different yet enchanting album. It's definitely a grower but you'll find yourself knowing the words to most of the songs without realising it!! Buy it.
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By A Customer on 2 Nov. 2003
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This is the type of album that may not sell very well because of bad marketing and the way radio stations work these days. But the quality of Ricky Ross songwriting is excellent as usual. To me, this is one of the very best albums by the band, and I just hope I don't have to wait such a long time to listen to a new album after that. Songs like Homesick, Rae or This Train Will Take You Anywhere are good examples of how good this record is.
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By A Customer on 21 Nov. 2001
Format: Audio CD
After listening to the first track, I was wondering whether the band had perhaps left it too long. Since I am now a good deal older since their last release, I also wondered whether my tastes had changed too much. But after 'This Train', 'Homesick' and 'Beautifully Still', my mind was changing.
This isn't as good as When the World...and Raintown in my view, but after a couple of listens it definately grows on you.
One critisism is the fact that Lorraine's voice is too often just faintly heard in the background, whereas I think her voice merits more than that.
After seeing the band live in London this month however, they performed some of these tracks brilliantly and gave life to them. I cannot take the CD out of the player!
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Deacon Blue :- Homesick :-
Very pleased with this album, it is in good condition and was well packaged, definitely worth the money that was paid, I will be playing this quite a lot. Deano 4748.
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This long awaited album shows what a great band Deacon Blue are, starting of with 'Rae' and quickly gathering pace with 'this train'. The new single 'everytime you sleep' is very catchy and the title track 'Homesick' is is another DB classic. All in all, a well finished album which meets their high standards of Raintown, When the whole world...
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Really good album, catchy upbeat and uplifting. It was not until I browsed through Amazon that I was aware this album existed, this is a really strong album from start to finish with great tunes and would have done well back in the early nineties but by 2001 Brit-pop was still around and bands like Coldplay were starting out leaving bands like Deacon Blue as rank outsiders.
Would recommend this album to anyone who has ever liked this band as it more than deserves a wider audience
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