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Deacon Blue album - Homesick


During November and December 2000, Deacon Blue (including Mick Slaven) recorded an album at Park Lane studios in Glasgow. Early in November, Ricky provided some details on what had been recorded so far at the unofficial site.

The album will be called 'Homesick' and was released on April 30th.

The final track list is as follows:

  1. Rae
  2. Out There
  3. This Train Will Take You Anywhere
  4. Every Time You Sleep
  5. Now That YouÂ’re Here
  6. Silverlake
  7. A Is For Astronaut
  8. Beautifully Still
  9. Homesick
  10. Even Higher Ground
  11. I Am Born
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The first single will be 'Every Time You Sleep' (which was premiered at the Angel Eye gig) and was released on April 16th. The single is on two CDs; CD1 contains two brand new tracks - Hey Craig (co-written with Gary Clark) and When You Were A Boy You Were A Beautiful Boy which was co-written with Jim Prime. CD2 contains live versions of Twist and Shout and Cover The Sky from the BBC Radio Theatre gig November 1999.You can order the CDs from Click here to order CD1, and here to order CD2.

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There's a promotional CD that was available to readers of the Daily Telegraph. You needed to purchase the paper on Saturday April 14th, to find a coupon which can be exchanged at an MVC store for a six track CD containing

  1. Silverlake
  2. This Train Will Take You Anywhere
  3. Away (a Ricky solo track)
  4. Homesick (an acoustic version with Ricky and Jim)
  5. Wages Day
  6. Dignity

The second single will 'A Is For Astronaut' and will be released on June 11th. It is a limited edition of 5000 copies. The track listing is:

  1. A Is For Astronaut
  2. Peace and Jobs and Freedom (live at Newcastle City Hall 11/12/91)
  3. Town To Be Blamed (live at Glasgow Armadillo 01/06/99)

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Ricky solo album

Ricky recorded a solo album during August 2000, with a band including Jim Gash, Mick Slaven, Davy Scott, and Scott Fraser. Long time Deacon Blue collaborator Kenny MacDonald was the sound engineer, and Davy Scott and Ricky Ross were the co-producers. One of the other site owners visited Ricky in the studio, and a report is here.

The album, to be called 'This Is The Life' is due for release in March 2002. Ricky will be touring the album in April/May.