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CD Rarities

Promo's, Demo's, CDR and Special Releases


Dignity

CSK 1047

1 track USA promo featuring the radio edit (3.51) in a jewel case with no front insert.


When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)

CSK 1215

This USA promo features two versions of When Will You, the first is the radio edit (4.19) the second is the original version (5.04).


Real Gone Kid

CSK 1801

1 Track USA promo. Features Angel design on both the sleeve and the CD. Unique to the USA releases of Real Gone Kid.


Four Bacharach And David Songs

656169 2

Australian 4 track card sleeve gold stamped promo. This appears to be the Australian released version with 'Promotion Only Not For Resale' stamped in gold on the reverse.

The Tree And The Bird And The Fish And The Bell

XPR 134

UK 4 artist sampler for the Oscar Marzaroli tribute album. The sampler features Eddi Reader, The Big Dish and The Blue Nile, as well as Deacon Blue. Christmas And Glasgow the track the band recorded for the album is the lead track from the sampler.


Ooh Las Vegas

ESCA 5181 ~ 2

Japanese issue with the added 4 tracks of the 'Bacharach And David EP'



Your Swaying Arms

CSK 4070

2 Track USA promo. Track one is the album version, the second track is a remix, although it is a very subtle remix and pretty much indistinguishable from the original. 


Your Swaying Arms

657294 2

Australian 4 track gold stamped promo in card sleeve. This CD differs greatly to the UK release, it contains the 12" Alternative Mix, Drumapella Mix, 7" Mix and the LP Version. The 3 remixes were only available on vinyl in the UK. Nice custom 'Fellow Hoodlums' sleeve with lyrics on reverse too.


Your Swaying Arms

656893 5

Australian 4 track gold stamped promo in card sleeve. This CD features the 3 tracks from the UK release but also includes the 'Extended Mix' which was only available on vinyl in the UK.


Twist And Shout

657302 2

Australian 3 track card sleeve gold stamped promo. This appears to be the Australian released version with 'Promotion Only Not For Resale' stamped in gold on the reverse It contains the same 3 tracks as the UK release.


Twist & Shout

CSK 4247

US 1 track promo which does not differ from the released version


Whatever You Say, Say Nothing

XPCD 252

UK full album promo in a very attractive multifold digipack sleeve with a multi language biography booklet. This is a very nice item and far more attractive than the official release. The cover photo differs from the released album too.


Whatever You Say, Say Nothing

ESCA 5696

Japanese issue, significant because it has the lyric booklet which was omitted from the UK release.


Whatever You Say, Say Nothing

OK 53755

USA release features different artwork to the UK version.


Your Town

APCD 20

UK radio promo exactly the same as the released disc except it lacks the pink and black labeling on the disc.


Your Town

OSK 77067

US 2 track promo features the edit version (3.24) and the album version.


Your Town

SAMP 1713

UK 3 track promo featuring the Euro 7" version (3.44) the album version and the Perfecto mix. With a nice full group picture cover shot.


Your Town

42K 74959

USA issue of the Your Town single, this single features 5 versions of Your Town.

1.Euro 7"
2 Barrio Mix (radio edit) ,
3 Perfecto Mix ,
4 Relaxation Dub
5 Barrio Instrumental.

This is the only CD known to contain these mixes, although there is a US clear vinyl 12" promo which also features the same mixes but contains the full length Barrio Mix rather than the edit.


Limited Edition - Bonus Tracks

SAMP 1753

This very scarce 4 track UK promo was released to promote "Whatever you say, say nothing" and features four of the B sides that accompanied the albums single releases.Almost Beautiful, I've been Making Such A Fool, Sleeper, Paint It Red. The cover photo is also different to both the released album and the promo album.



Will We Be Lovers

658973 2

Australian 3 track silver stamped promo, the sleeve and contents are identical to the released UK CD, but the CD itself has Australian markings.


Only Tender Love

PRO 756

UK promo in a white card sleeve that is unmarked apart from the title sticker. Its just one track, the radio edit (4.24).


Only Tender Love

N/A

1 track The Hit Factory CDR acetate. Produced in very small numbers, very rare.


The Riches Collection

XPCD 277

UK 11 track promo of the whole Riches album ,at the time this was the first occasion the album had been available on CD. The disc comes in a nice digipack sleeve.


Hang Your Head

XPCD 291

UK 4 track radio promo exactly the same as the EP release. In custom title sleeve with release date.


Hang Your Head

N/A

1 track The Hit Factory CDR acetate, with unique edit version. Very rare.



Fall So Freely Down

N/A

1 Track The Hit Factory CDR Acetate, very rare.



I Was Right And You Were Wrong

XPCD 376

UK 1 track radio promo featuring the radio edit (3.45) and tour dates.


I Was Right And You Were Wrong

660361 2

Australian 5 track gold stamped promo in card sleeve. This CD is the same as the UK release, except it has both the album version and the extended version of 'I Was Right And You Were Wrong'.


I Was Right And You Were Wrong

ESCA 5981

Japanese 6 track single, the CD is in a jewel case with a booklet with the lyrics in English and Japanese.

1.I Was Right And You Were Wrong
2.I Was Right And You Were Wrong (extended version)
3.Mexico Rain
4.Goin' Back
5.Suffering
6.Raintown (piano version)


Dignity

XPCD 434

UK 1 track radio promo featuring the radio edit (4.01)


Dignity

N/A

1 Track Whitfield Recording Studios CDR acetate, very rare.


Bound To Love / Loaded

XPCD 550

UK 2 track promo presumably pressed to promote Bound To Love being released as a single, but it was never released. The version of Bound To Love is an edit .


Bound To Love

N/A

1 track Whitfield Recording Studios CDR acetate, very rare.


Radio On

XPCD 2041

UK 1 track radio promo featuring the radio edit (3.39) and an information sticker on the sleeve.

Good Evening Philadelphia

XPCD 2064

UK 1 track radio promo featuring just the normal single mix.




Deacon Blue In Concert

N/A

Very rare 11 track recording of Deacon Blue's reunion show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 27th May 1999. This is the recording that was aired on BBC Radio 2 and is believed to have been mastered by Jim Prime. Comes in an jewel case with CEC Management sleeve.



Walking Back Home

N/A

Whitfield Street Mastering Studios CDR. The CDR features the complete album and comes complete with a detailed printed inlay including the date of mastering and the engineers name.


Walking Back Home

N/A

UK full album promo, official release CD in jewel case with tracklist sticker with release info.



Love Hurts

XPCD 1218

UK 1 track radio promo in card sleeve featuring the 7" radio edit (3.50).


Jesus Do Your Hands Still Feel The Rain

XPCD 2429

UK 1 track radio promo featuring the radio edit of the song (3.57). The CD has no artwork and comes in a clear plastic wallet.


Jesus Do Your Hands Still Feel The Rain

N/A

1 track Whitfield Studios CDR promo in a jewel case with a white insert marked 'Not For Production'

Homesick

N/A

UK full album advance promo with no artwork, in a standard jewel case. The promo is not the finished album and differs very slightly from the release. Most notably the lack of the train noises at the very end of 'This Train Will Take You Anywhere'.




Homesick

BTFLYCD014

Full album promo in plastic wallet with paper insert.



Homesick Sampler

BTFLYPRCD 14

4 Track UK sampler for the Homesick album in card sleeve with UK tour dates. The 4 tracks on this disc are pre-mastered tracks and differe slightly from the final mixes.


Every Time You Sleep

BTRAD11

UK 1 track promo in stickered card sleeve.

On The Road Again

N/A

6 Track UK promo given away free at MVC record stores in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph.

1,Silverlake,
2,This Train Will Take You Anywhere
3,Away
4,Homesick (live)
5,Wages Day
6,Dignity

'Away' is a Ricky Ross solo song and only available on this CD, likewise the live version of Homesick is exclusive to this CD.


A Is For Astronaut

BTRAD18

UK 1 track CDR promo in Papillion records sleeve.



A Is For Astronaut

BTRAD18

UK 1 track promo in stickered card sleeve.


Acoustic Tracks

N/A

Very rare 4 track acoustic CD featuring 4 acoustic tracks exclusive to this CD. Tracks are "Everytime You Sleep" "Homesick" "Now That You're Here" and "When You Were A Boy You Were A Beautiful Boy". Jewel case with printed insert with tracklist and custom printed silver CD. A very rare and sought after CD.


The Very Best Of Deacon Blue

N/A

UK full album advance promo in Sony Whitfield Street Studio's card sleeves. With tracklisting and run times on reverse of each sleeve.


This Is The Life Sampler 

N/A

UK 5 track CDR sampler, typed insert with in plastic wallet.

1, Angel & Mercedes
2, Rodeo Boy
3, I Sing About You
4, Nothing Cures That
5, This Is The Life.



This Is The Life Sampler

N/A

UK 5 track CDR sampler, Typed insert in plastic wallet, with handwritten titled disc.

1, Starring Love
2, I Sing About You
3, Nothing Cures That
4, Angel & Mercedes
5, This Is The Life.


This Is The Life

BTFLYPRCD21

UK full album promo, the tracklist is written on the disc below the title, and the CD comes in a clear plastic wallet.


This Is The Life

EVL2019-P

Very rare US promo CD with card stickered sleeve with release date and tracklist and custom printed CD. The running order is slightly different to the UK release.


London Comes Alive

N/A

1 track promo in Papillon Records sleeve.


Starring Love

N/A

2 track promo with, London Comes Alive.


Starring Love

N/A

1 track promo featuring the 'Edit' version. 


Pale Rider

P3M013

Full album promo in custom P3 records white sleeve.


She Gets Me Inside

P3M013S

1 track promo in jewel case with custom artwork.


Soundtrack To The Summer

P3M013S2

1 track promo in custom P3 white sleeve.


Raintown - Legacy Edition

N/A

2 CD Full album promo in white Sony/BMG sleeve, some copies came with a press release.


Final Mixes 2006

N/A

Very rare in house sampler CD, consists of the 4 new tracks recorded for use on the Singles compilation release. Including a mix of 'Love Is Plenty' which was only available as a download. The mix is also believed to be different to the final release. 


Singles

N/A

Full album promo in plastic wallet with Singles artwork sleeve with tracklist on the reverse.


Singles

N/A

7 track sampler CD for the Singles album.


Bigger Than Dynamite

N/A

1 track promo in plastic wallet.


Real Gone Kid : Shanghai Surprise Mixes

N/A

5 track remix promo, in custom sleeve.

1, Real Gone Kid (shanghai surprise club mix)
2, Real Gone Kid (shanghai surprise instrumental)
3, Real Gone Kid (shanghai surprise edit)
4, Real Gone Kid (shanghai surprise edit instrumental)
5, Real Gone Kid (shanghai surprise edit acapella)


The Great Lakes

COOKCD500-CDR

Full album promo in Cooking Vinyl white sleeve.


All My Trust I Place In You

FRYDL401-CDR PROMO

2 track promo, with Summer. In jewel case.


Gloria

FRYCDR415

1 Track promo in Cooking Vinyl sleeve.


The Hipsters

VEGDIGI1187

1 Track promo, in Edsel records sleeve.


The Hipsters

DEACON001

Full album promo, colour insert in plastic wallet.


The Outsiders

VEXDIGI1237

1 Track sampler promo in custom colour artwork, paper insert in a plastic wallet.


That's What We Can Do

VEXDIG11339

1 Track sampler promo in custom artwork, paper insert in a plastic wallet.


Turn (Remix)

VEXDIGI1374

1 Track promo CD featuring a remix by Ash Howes.Custom artwork, paper insert in plastic wallet.


Trouble Came Looking

ROSSCD001

Full album promo, paper insert in plastic wallet.


You'll Know It's Christmas

(No Catalog Number)

3 Track promo, paper insert and plastic wallet.

1. You'll Know It's Christmas
2. Starstruck
3. Twelve Nights


A New House

(No Catalog Number)

Full album promo in colour picture sleeve.


A New House

(No Catalog Number)

1 track promo in colour picture sleeve.



 A New House

(No Catalog Number)

1 track promo single in plain white paper sleeve.


I Wish I Was A Girl Like You

(No Catalog Number)

1 track promo in unique picture sleeve.


Bethlehem Begins

(No Catalog Number)

1 track promo in unique picture sleeve.


Win

(No Catalog Number)

1 track promo in unique picture sleeve.


The Believers

LC 36979 ISRC: DEH841600490

1 track promo in unique picture sleeve.


This Is A Love Song

LC 36979 ISRC: DEH841600935

1 track promo in unique picture sleeve.


Gone

LC 36979 ISRC:DEH841601289

1 track promo in unique picture sleeve.