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Raintown [Import]

Deacon BlueAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (September 5, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Columbia Europe
  • ASIN: B000025SAA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,274 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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. Very Thing
10. Love's Great Fears
11. Town To Be Blamed
12. Riches
13. Kings Of The Western World

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Import pressing of their 1987 album for Sony.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what is all about April 19, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I saw them in concert many years ago, it was their first tour. The stage was very simple with few lights, they were dressed as normal people. They were maybe 500 people, every single one(including myself)was singing the tunes. It may sound naive but it was beautiful to see the band's face and their astonished look. That concert and this record has been in my heart since then, songs like "dignity" are part of my deepest love for music and the people that do that with passion. Get this record, relax on a sofa and listen, it will feed your soul and warm your coldest moment.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "...The Wonder Of It All..." November 9, 2012
Format:Audio CD
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) as a 3CD/1DVD mini hardback book set - Edsel EDSJ 9002 breaks down as follows:

Disc 1 (76:58 minutes)
Tracks 1 to 11 are the album "Raintown" released May 1987 on CBS 450549 (1, 4 and 2 after the catalogue number for LP, MC and CD).
Tracks 12 to 21 are BONUS TRACKS. 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 - "Dignity" on CBS DEAC 1 (Track 17), "Loaded" on CBS DEAC 2 (Tracks 12 and 13), "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?" on CBS DEAC 3 (Tracks 14 and 18) and "Dignity - A Brand New Recording" - a 2nd issue on CBS DEAC 4 (Tracks 15, 16, 19 and 20).

Disc 2 (63:38 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 15 are non-album sides from all formats for "Loaded" (CBS DEAC 2 - Track 2), "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?" (1st issue on CBS DEAC 3 - Tracks 3 and 4), "Dignity - A Brand New Recording" (CBS DEAC 4 - Tracks 1, 5 and 6), "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All time great December 12, 2000
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Format:Audio CD
This one crept up on me, but it's pretty much indispensible now. "Chocolate Girl" is clever, witty (just enough to count, not enough to be cloying), songs like "Dignity" and "Raintown" just resonate, and "He looks like Spencer Tracy now" almost makes me cry, for all sorts of reasons.
Buy this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I Originally Thought March 1, 2014
By Uncle E
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I am a huge Prefab Sprout fan, a band that Deacon Blue often gets compared to. This is what initially intrigued me enough to buy Raintown. Since Prefab Sprout had been around a few years prior to Deacon Blue I was skeptical. So, yes, this does sound similar to Prefab Sprout, quite a lot, actually, but 2 things about this fact: sounding like Prefab Sprout ain't no bad thing, and Deacon Blue, at least here, write some damn fine pop songs! Sprout fans buy with confidence. '80's pop fans (the good kind of '80's pop) can just dive right in.
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