Deacon Blue Reissues

Edsel, a division of Demon Music, will be re-releasing Deacon Blue's other albums as deluxe editions later in the year. Each of the deluxe editions will contain a remastered version of the original album, plus B sides and other recordings from the same era, and in most cases a DVD. The following will be released:

There will be an additional album called 'The Rest' (2 CD + DVD) (for completists, according to Ricky) containing material that was only ever on compilation albums (Our Town, Walking Back Home, Singles) and one off projects.

All of the reissues are in case bound books, with newly-written notes by Ricky Ross, all the lyrics, and ephemera and photos from his own collection. These releases compile pretty much all of the tracks ever released by the band, including almost all of the different mixes released by Sony. Many of the tracks have previously only been available on vinyl.

Raintown, When The World Knows Your Name and Fellow Hoodlums were released on October 22nd, and October 29th will see the release of Whatever You Say, Say Nothing, Homesick...Plus and The Rest. If you're impatient, Whatever You Say, Say Nothing and The Rest are already on iTunes - but you won't get the videos or the booklets - so it's worth waiting!

The tracklistings for the reissues are as follows:


Raintown

Disc 1 - Raintown and Riches

  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)?
  7. Chocolate Girl
  8. Dignity
  9. The Very Thing
  10. Love's Great Fears
  11. Town To Be Blamed
  12. Which Side Are You On?
  13. Kings Of The Western World
  14. Angeliou (live at The Marquee - 15th July 1987)
  15. Just Like Boys
  16. Raintown (piano version) - Recorded for the BBC Radio 1 Janice Long Show on March 3rd 1987
  17. Riches
  18. Church
  19. Shifting Sand
  20. Suffering
  21. Ribbons And Bows

Disc 2 - The B Sides

  1. Dignity [Bob Clearmountain version]
  2. Long Distance From Just Across The Road
  3. When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)? [extended 12" version]
  4. Town To Be Blamed (live at The Marquee - 15th July 1987)
  5. Ronnie Spector
  6. Dignity [extended 12" version]
  7. That Brilliant Feeling #1
  8. Punch And Judy Man
  9. Disneyworld
  10. S.H.A.R.O.N.
  11. Chocolate Girl [extended 12" version]
  12. Dignity (live at Glasgow Barrowlands - 2nd April 1988)
  13. Love's Great Fears (live at Glasgow Barrowlands - 2nd April 1988)
  14. The Very Thing [Warne Livesey remix]
  15. Love's Great Fears [Michael H Brauer remix]

Disc 3 - "Raintown: Legacy Edition Bonus Disc"

  1. Born In A Storm (live at Glasgow School of Art - 4th July 1987)
  2. Raintown (live at The Marquee - 20th November 1986)
  3. Ragman [demo version]
  4. He Looks Like Spencer Tracy Now (live at The Marquee - 20th November 1986)
  5. Loaded [demo version]
  6. When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)? [AIR Studio vocal mix]
  7. Chocolate Girl (live at The Marquee - 20th November 1986)
  8. Dignity (live at The Marquee - 20th November 1986)
  9. The Very Thing [BBC Session for Radio 1's Mark Goodier Show]
  10. Love's Great Fears (live at The Marquee - 20th November 1986)
  11. Town To Be Blamed (live at Glasgow School of Art - 4th July 1987)
  12. Souvenirs
  13. Don't Let The Teardrops Start (Recorded as a session for the Radio Clyde Brian Burnett show on 12th November 1988)

Disc 4 (DVD) - Promo Videos

  1. Dignity [version 1]
  2. Loaded
  3. Dignity [version 2]
  4. When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?
  5. Dignity [US version]
  6. Chocolate Girl

When The World Knows Your Name

Disc 1

  1. Queen Of The New Year
  2. Wages Day
  3. Real Gone Kid
  4. Love And Regret
  5. Circus Lights
  6. This Changing Light
  7. Sad Loved Girl
  8. Fergus Sings The Blues
  9. The World Is Lit By Lightning
  10. Silhouette
  11. One Hundred Things
  12. Your Constant Heart
  13. Orphans
  14. Real Gone Kid [extended 12" version]
  15. Little Lincoln
  16. Born Again
  17. It's Not Funny Anymore
  18. Wages Day [extended 12" version]
  19. Take Me To The Place
  20. Take The Saints Away

Disc 2 - The B Sides

  1. Trampoline
  2. Fergus Sings The Blues [extended 12" version]
  3. Long Window To Love
  4. London A-Z
  5. Back Here In Beanoland
  6. Love And Regret [extended 12" version]
  7. Down In The Flood
  8. Undeveloped Heart
  9. Love And Regret/It's All In The Game (live at Brighton Dome - 22nd May 1989)
  10. Spanish Moon /Down In The Flood (live at The Marquee - 20th November 1986)
  11. Dark End Of The Street (live at The Venue, Dee Why, Sydney - 18th July 1989)
  12. When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)? (live at The Venue, Dee Why , Sydney - 18th July 1989)
  13. Down In The Flood [minimal mix]

Disc 3 - The B Sides

  1. Queen Of The New Year [extended 12" version]
  2. My America
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Sad Loved Girl [long version]
  5. Circus Lights [acoustic version]
  6. Queen Of The New Year (live at Glasgow SECC - 9th December 1989)
  7. Chocolate Girl (live at The Point, Dublin - 3rd December 1989)
  8. Undeveloped Heart (live at Hammersmith Odeon - 25th May 1989)
  9. Town To Be Blamed (live at Hammersmith Odeon - 25th May 1989)
  10. Love You Say
  11. Let Your Hearts Be Troubled
  12. Is It Cold Beneath The Hill?
  13. Killing The Blues
  14. Gentle Teardrops
  15. That Country
  16. Christine

Disc 4 (DVD) - Promo Videos

  1. Real Gone Kid [version 1]
  2. Real Gone Kid [version 2]
  3. Wages Day
  4. Fergus Sings The Blues
  5. Love And Regret
  6. Queen Of The New Year

Fellow Hoodlums

Disc 1

  1. James Joyce Soles
  2. Fellow Hoodlums
  3. Your Swaying Arms
  4. Cover From The Sky
  5. The Day That Jackie Jumped The Jail
  6. The Wildness
  7. A Brighter Star Than You Will Shine
  8. Twist And Shout
  9. Closing Time
  10. Goodnight Jamsie
  11. I Will See You Tomorrow
  12. One Day I ll Go Walking
  13. Fourteen Years
  14. Faifley
  15. Good
  16. Golden Bells
  17. I Was Like That
  18. The Friends Of Billy Bear
  19. Into The Good Night

Disc 2 - Bonus Tracks Live, Sessions & Remixes

  1. What Do You Want The Girl To Do (live at Wembley Arena - 11th September 1990)
  2. Real Gone Kid (session - recorded live for Halfway To Paradise - 7th October 1988)
  3. Loaded (session - recorded live for Halfway To Paradise - 7th October 1988)
  4. One Hundred Things (live at Glasgow SECC - 10th December 1989)
  5. Wild Mountain Thyme (live at Theaterhaus Stuttgart - 8th October 1991)
  6. Silhouette (live at Glasgow SECC - 10th December 1989)
  7. I'll Never Fall in Love Again (live at Glasgow SECC - 10th December 1989)
  8. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (live at Manchester GMEX - 20th December 1989)
  9. I'm Down (live at Glasgow Barrowlands - 22nd December 1989)
  10. Closing Time [7" version]
  11. Twist And Shout [extended version]
  12. Closing Time [extended version]
  13. Your Swaying Arms [7" mix]
  14. Your Swaying Arms [12" version]
  15. Your Swaying Arms [Drumapella mix]
  16. Your Swaying Arms [Dub mix]

Disc 3 (DVD) - Promo Videos

  1. Your Swaying Arms
  2. A Brighter Star Than You Will Shine
  3. Twist And Shout
  4. Closing Time
  5. Cover From The Sky

Whatever You Say, Say Nothing

Disc 1

  1. Your Town
  2. Only Tender Love
  3. Peace & Jobs & Freedom
  4. Hang Your Head
  5. Bethlehem's Gate
  6. Last Night I Dreamed Of Henry Thomas
  7. Will We Be Lovers
  8. Fall So Freely Down
  9. Cut Lip
  10. All Over The World
  11. Almost Beautiful
  12. I've Been Making Such A Fool
  13. Sleeper
  14. Paint It Red
  15. Pimp Talking
  16. Cracks You Up
  17. Freedom Train (live)
  18. Here On The Wind
  19. Indigo Sky

Disc 2 - Bonus Tracks - Remixes

  1. Your Town [Euro 7" mix]
  2. Your Town [Perfecto mix]
  3. Your Town [Barrio mix]
  4. Your Town [relaxation dub]
  5. Your Town [Barrio mix instrumental]
  6. Will We Be Lovers [Norty 12"]
  7. Will We Be Lovers [DB mix]
  8. Will We Be Lovers [People's mix]
  9. Will We Be Lovers [Sally's dub]
  10. Will We Be Lovers [Spag Tek]
  11. Only Tender Love [7" version]
  12. Hang Your Head [single version]

Disc 3 (DVD) - Promo Videos

  1. Your Town
  2. Will We Be Lovers
  3. Only Tender Love
  4. Hang Your Head

Homesick...Plus

Disc 1

  1. Rae
  2. Out There
  3. This Train Will Take You Anywhere
  4. Every Time You Sleep
  5. Now That You’re Here
  6. Silverlake
  7. A Is For Astronaut
  8. Beautifully Still
  9. Homesick
  10. Even Higher Ground
  11. I Am Born
  12. Everytime You Sleep (radio edit)
  13. Hey Craig
  14. When You Were A Boy (You Were A Beautiful Boy)
  15. Twist & Shout (live at BBC Radio Theatre - 10th November 1999)
  16. Cover From The Sky (live at BBC Radio Theatre - 10th November 1999)
  17. Peace and Jobs and Freedom (live at Newcastle City Hall - 11th December 1991)
  18. Town To Be Blamed (live at Glasgow Clyde Auditorium - 1st June 1999)

The Rest

Disc 1 - Bacharach And David Songs EP, Our Town

  1. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  2. The Look Of Love
  3. Are You There? (With Another Girl)
  4. Message To Michael
  5. I Was Right And You Were Wrong
  6. Bound To Love
  7. Still In The Mood
  8. Fergus Sings The Blues (live - Hammersmith Apollo - 22nd April 1993)
  9. Loaded (live - Hammersmith Apollo - 22nd April 1993)
  10. Chocolate Girl (live - Hammersmith Apollo - 22nd April 1993)
  11. Beautiful Stranger
  12. Waves Of Sorrow [piano and vocal version]
  13. Bethlehem's Gate [piano and vocal version]
  14. I Was Right And You Were Wrong [extended version]
  15. Mexico Rain
  16. Goin' Back (live at Feile, Dublin - 4th August 1993)
  17. Wages Day [piano version]

Disc 2 - Walking Back Home and Singles

  1. Love Hurts
  2. Jesus Do Your Hands Still Feel The Rain?
  3. Christmas And Glasgow
  4. When You Are Young
  5. Plastic Shoes
  6. All I Want
  7. Walking Back Home
  8. Bigger Than Dynamite
  9. Haunted
  10. The One About Loneliness
  11. Deportees (live - Newport Centre - 24th November 2001)
  12. Wild Horses (live - Newport Centre - 24th November 2001)

Disc 3 (DVD) - Promo Videos

  1. I'll Never Fall In Love Again
  2. I Was Right And You Were Wrong
  3. Love Hurts
  4. Bigger Than Dynamite

The only officially released (in the UK) tracks that aren't included on these CDs are:

There's also a few promo only mixes:

There's two tracks that were released as exclusives on Deaconblue.com:

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