12/7/2013



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Deacon Blue, “Love’s Great Fears”

Deacon Blue, “Love’s Great Fears”

16/9/2012



“There is something about his songs –open-hearted, sing-along and full of characters – which suits the city of their creation. Working as an English teacher and living in a flat in Kenmure Street, Pollokshields, Ross used to look out of the bay window at the street-sweepers of the cleansing department as they changed shifts. Watching them walk by with their brushes, wondering about their lives, it gave him an idea for a song, which he later wrote while on holiday in Crete. He called it Dignity.
One of those rare songs which transcend their writer, Dignity, which came out in 1987, has become part of the fabric of Scottish life. You hear it at the football, on the radio, at the shops; at weddings and funerals and works nights out. Ross knows it is special. He is grateful for the way his music has soundtracked lives, and the way that that song in ­particular has become a sort of anthem for the decent, aspirational working life.”

Interview: Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross on the city behind the songs , Glasgow

06/7/2012



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This is new Deacon Blue album cover (btw: love the pic, hate the font). It comes out on the 24th September.
And news from their facebook: “We’re delighted to tell you that all our studio albums will become available again later this year. They will all be remastered, repackaged and contain bonus CDs and DVDs. These are Raintown - which has already been available as a remastered version but will have additional material, When the World Knows Your Name, Fellow Hoodlums, Whatever You Say, Say Nothing and Homesick. Everything we have ever released will be contained within each of these album packs. The material from the two B Sides albums, Riches and Ooh Las Vegas will all be there but linked to the album from which the single was first released. One more thing…..There was a lot of material which was only ever on compilation albums or one off projects. So for completists there will be one final album pack called The Rest which will contain all of that missing material. All of this comes out with our good friends at Demon who are also releasing The Hipsters.” 
sounds like i have to start saving lots of money!

This is new Deacon Blue album cover (btw: love the pic, hate the font). It comes out on the 24th September.

And news from their facebook: “We’re delighted to tell you that all our studio albums will become available again later this year. They will all be remastered, repackaged and contain bonus CDs and DVDs. These are Raintown - which has already been available as a remastered version but will have additional material, When the World Knows Your Name, Fellow Hoodlums, Whatever You Say, Say Nothing and Homesick. Everything we have ever released will be contained within each of these album packs. The material from the two B Sides albums, Riches and Ooh Las Vegas will all be there but linked to the album from which the single was first released.
One more thing…..There was a lot of material which was only ever on compilation albums or one off projects. So for completists there will be one final album pack called The Rest which will contain all of that missing material. All of this comes out with our good friends at Demon who are also releasing The Hipsters.”

sounds like i have to start saving lots of money!

02/6/2012



Last May 1st was the 25th anniversary of the Raintown record issue.
And I just discovered that Deacon Blue are having a UK tour this fall and a NEW RECORD to be released in September! That’s unexpected and exciting.

Last May 1st was the 25th anniversary of the Raintown record issue.

And I just discovered that Deacon Blue are having a UK tour this fall and a NEW RECORD to be released in September! That’s unexpected and exciting.

31/8/2010



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Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken (via starsandgarters)

The best song to come out of Scotland in 22 years.

30/7/2010



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30/11/2009



12/10/2009



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Camera Obscura - The Sweetest Thing

The new single!