Ring Out The Old, Ring In The Blue
Record Mirror 6th January 1990

One of the greatest success stories of 1989 was undoubtedly Deacon Blue. Their 1988 debut LP ‘Raintown was followed by ‘When The World Knows Your Name’, earning them double platinum honours, over a million sales in the UK alone, as well as the pleasure of knowing they’d outsold fellow Glaswegians Simple Minds’ ‘Street Fighting Years’ LP. Gradually, and with minimal fuss, Ricky Ross and the crew have quietly become one of the most successful British acts of the moment.

Their current single, the aptly titled ‘Queen Of The New Year’, sees them starting the new decade the way they ended the last. With an American and European tour scheduled for the first half of 1990, the name of Deacon Blue is destined to be known for a long tune to come. Eleanor Levy