Sounds February 1988
I cant believe it. CBS tell us Deacon Blue have a new album out. Whoop! And we thought theyd been busy all year designing the sleeve for the 17th release of When will you (make my telephone ring ?)
Or planning the 23rd release of Dignity: lets think, a special offer where you can take it back to the shop if you dont like it and strangle the managers cat instead, perhaps? But no! Its a new album!
So the package arrives, I feverishly open it
and behold! A new, er
re-release of their debut album Raintown! With a
free album of the B-sides from their singles!! Plus a song from a radio session.
Oh sure, most of these B-sides sound fresher than the over-airbrushed splendour of Raintown. Sure Ribbons and Bowsand Just like boys are two of their best songs. Sure, this is a potentially great band who shouldve been allowed to mature gently but where are the new songs?
This release, I suspect, is either stalling (or more likely) just an attempt to flog a few more copies of a flop album. I cant believe the band sanctioned it and Im afraid it stinks.Robin Gibson