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Raintown

15 Oct. 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 12 Oct. 2012
  • Release Date: 15 Oct. 2012
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Sony Music UK
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  • Total Length: 2:58:43
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  • ASIN: B009Q83U72
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,162 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Format: Audio CD
In 1987 I was fourteen years old. I lived in Glasgow. Raintown came out, I loved it then, and I love it still. Deacon Blue manage - perhaps more than anyone else but in the mould of Van Morrison, Brian Kennedy, Steely Dan, to evoke the world from which the come. A mix of blues, folk, and good good songs, Raintown defined the mood of a nation with Dignity, an anthem for ordinary folk, and When Will You ( Make My Phone Ring) the plea for the unloved. These songs are about love and politics; clever but not obtrusively so, deep but not pretentious. Different things in this album have defined my life as time has elapsed, but the songs are so rich in human life that something will always knaw at the heart. I'm getting older; the old songs are changing with me, but they're fresh and new too.
This edition includes songs from the special ed album Riches which, in its original format as a rare collectors item. Sometimes Deacon Dlue B sides are better than the record company pleasing singles, and Shifting Sands and Ribbons and Bows are tiny gems which dreams are made of. It's 2000 now and I'm still wating for an album I like as much as this one. I live in the south and hope for the north, and I think of the title track.
Youre in the suburbs waiting for somewhere to go/ I'm down here working on some dumb show. Raintown.
Dougie Vipond, come off of your travels. Ricky Ross, get the band together. Graeme, Lorraine, Jim, play for us. We'd love to see you now.
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Nice little package this. How do you make an already brilliant album even better? - Add 38 extra music tracks and 6 tracks on DVD.
Yes thats right in total there are 49 tracks here including some live tracks and remixes plus the 6 promo dvd's all for the pre order price of 13.

It is also well presented - a strong hardback front and back gatefold and sandwiched inbetween there is a glossy booklet containing photos, credits, a piece written by Ricky in May 2012 and lyrics to all the songs here, including the B sides.

Raintown the album in its day, 1987 was a classic.

25 years on Raintown the special deluxe edition is still a classic.

No need to review the album - you all know the tracks - superbly composed from the start, Born in a storm to the end Town To Be Blamed with all the classics, Loaded, Dignity, Chocholate Girl in between.

If nothing else this package just reminds you
1) How good Raintown is
2) How good Deacon Blue sound live
3) How good their B sides were

Go buy it and whilst you are there the When the World Knows Your Name special delux edition aint half bad either
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When I first heard Deacon Blue back in the late 80's I was really taken with the strength of the lyrics and the way that images were evoked by them. I have to agree that Raintown is like taking a journey to the North that I spent a long time in. But with Dignity, I see myself going from one stage of my life to another. If a bands music is a key part of your life then it is always with mixed emotions that you play their music. Thats why Deacon Blue will always be a part of my memories and perhaps a hope that in the future some sort of comeback will happen. But in some way, it might be like going back to the town you grew up in only to find that the character and spirit had gone to be replaced by bland commercial hype. Like the first pub you ever drank in, got drunk in and met your first girlfriend in, being knocked down and replaced with a wine bar or McDonalds? Perhaps this is a question for Ricky Ross and the others to answer.
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*** THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE 2012 EDSEL 3CD and 1DVD 'Expanded Edition' REISSUE ***

Named after the last track on Side 1 of Steely Dan's 1977 masterpiece "Aja" – Scottish Soul-Rock band DEACON BLUE signed to CBS Records and released their superlatively melodic debut album "Raintown" in the Spring of 1987 – and it's now part of a massive full catalogue reissue campaign by Edsel Records of the UK (see list below). Here are the finite details...

Released 22 Oct 2012 in the UK (16 Oct 2012 in the USA) - “Raintown” by DEACON BLUE on Edsel EDSJ 9002 (Barcode 740155900236) is a 3CD + 1DVD ‘Expanded Edition’ in a mini hardback book (limited edition) and breaks down as follows:

Disc 1 (76:58 minutes):
1. Born In A Storm
2. Raintown
3. Ragman
4. He Looks Like Spencer Tracy Now
5. Loaded
6. When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
8. Dignity
9. The Very Thing
10. Love’s Great Fears
11. Town To Be Blamed
Tracks 1 to 11 are the vinyl album "Raintown" released May 1987 on CBS 450549 1. The Cassette and CD featured two bonus tracks - “Riches” and “Kings Of The Western World” on CBS 450549 4 and 1 respectively (tracks 17 and 13 on this expanded version).

BONUS TRACKS - The “Riches” LP:
The "Raintown" album was re-released in August 1988 on CBS 450549 0 with a BONUS LP inside called "Riches" (XPR 1361). "Riches" contained non-album sides from their first four releases and a new song…

12. Which Side Are You On? (from "Loaded" on CBS DEAC 2)
13. King Of The Western World (from "Loaded" on CBS DEAC 2)
14. Angelou (Live) (from “When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?" on CBS DEAC 3)
15.
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