Del Amitri / 2CD deluxe reissues


January 2014 sees the reissue of three Del Amitri albums.

Waking Hours (1989), Change Everything (1992), and Twisted (1995) will all be re-released as two-CD deluxe editions on Universal Music’s Re-presents imprint. The albums have been re-mastered from the original tapes and include new sleeve notes by music journalist Terry Staunton. Each is packaged with a second CD containing mainly B-sides.

The Scottish band’s hits included Nothing Ever Happens, Kiss This Thing Goodbye, Always The Last To Know and the surprise US top ten hit Roll To Me.

Del Amitri will also tour next year  for the first time in over a decade. The reissues are out on 20 January 2014.


Track listings


Waking Hours

Disc 1

  1. Kiss This Thing Goodbye
  2. Opposite View
  3. Move Away Jimmy Blue
  4. Stone Cold Sober
  5. You’re Gone
  6. When I Want You
  7. This Side Of The Morning
  8. Empty
  9. Hatful Of Rain
  10. Nothing Ever Happens

Disc 2

  1. No Holding On (B-Side Kiss This Thing Goodbye)
  2. Slowly, It’s Coming Back (B-Side Kiss This Thing Goodbye)
  3. Fred Partington’s Daughter (B-Side Kiss This Thing Goodbye)
  4. The Return Of Maggie Brown (B-Side Stone Cold Sober)
  5. Talk It To Death (B-Side Stone Cold Sober)
  6. So Many Souls To Change (B-Side Nothing Ever Happens)
  7. Don’t I Look Like The Kind Of Guy You Used To Hate (B-Side Nothing Ever Happens)
  8. Evidence (B-Side Nothing Ever Happens)
  9. Another Letter Home (B-Side Move Away Jimmy Blue)
  10. April The First (B-Side Move Away Jimmy Blue)
  11. More Than You’d Ever Know (B-Side Move Away Jimmy Blue)
  12. This Side Of The Morning (Live in the Car Park at 2 AM) (B-Side Move Away Jimmy Blue)
  13. Spit In The Rain (Spit in The Rain)
  14. The Return Of Maggie Brown – Ver 2 (Spit in The Rain)


Change Everything

Disc 1

  1. Be My Downfall
  2. Just Like A Man
  3. When You Were Young
  4. Surface of the Moon
  5. I Won’t Take the Blame
  6. The First Rule of Love
  7. The Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere
  8. Always the Last to Know
  9. To Last a Lifetime
  10. As Soon as the Tide Comes In
  11. Behind the Fool
  12. Sometimes I Just Have to Say Your Name

Disc 2

  1. Learn to Cry (B-Side Always the Last to Know)
  2. Angel on the Roof (B-Side Always the Last to Know)
  3. The Whole World Is Quiet (B-Side Always the Last to Know)
  4. Whiskey Remorse (B-Side Be My Downfall)
  5. Lighten Up the Load (B-Side Be My Downfall)
  6. The Heart Is a Bad Design (B-Side Be My Downfall)
  7. Don’t Cry No Tears (B-Side Just Like A Man)
  8. Bye Bye Pride (B-Side Just Like A Man)
  9. Cindy Incidentally (B-Side Just Like A Man)
  10. Spit in the Rain – Remix (B-Side Just Like A Man)
  11. I Won’t Take the Blame – Acoustic (B-Side Just Like A Man)
  12. Scared to Live (B-Side Just Like A Man)
  13. Long Journey Home (B-Side When You Were Young)
  14. The Verb to Do (B-Side When You Were Young)
  15. Kestral Road (B-Side When You Were Young)
  16. The Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere [Live] (B-Side When You Were Young)
  17. Kiss This Thing Goodbye [Live] (B-Side When You Were Young)
  18. Hatful of Rain [Live] (B-Side When You Were Young)



Disc 1

  1. Food for Songs
  2. Start with Me
  3. Here and Now
  4. One Thing Left to Do
  5. Tell Her This
  6. Being Somebody Else
  7. Roll To Me
  8. Crashing Down
  9. It Might as Well Be You
  10. Never Enough
  11. It’s Never Too Late to Be Alone
  12. Driving with the Brakes On

Disc 2

  1. Long Way Down (B-Side Hear And Now)
  2. Life by Mistake (B-Side Driving With The Brakes On)
  3. In the Meantime (B-Side Driving With The Brakes On)
  4. A Little Luck (B-Side Driving With The Brakes On)
  5. In the Frame (B-Side Roll To Me)
  6. Queen of False Alarms (B-Side Hear And Now)
  7. The Last Love Song (B-Side Tell Her This)
  8. A Better Man (B-Side Tell Her This)
  9. One Thing Left to Do [Acoustic Version] (B-Side Roll To Me)
  10. Food for Songs [Acoustic] (B-Side Roll To Me)
  11. Move Away Jimmy Blue [Remix] (B-Side Roll To Me)
  12. Stone Cold Sober [Remix] (B-Side Roll To Me)
  13. When You Were Young [Alternative Version] (B-Side Tell Her This)
  14. Crashing Down (Twisted Bonus Live Disc)
  15. Move Away Jimmy Blue (Twisted Bonus Live Disc)
  16. Stone Cold Sober [Live] (B-Side Hear And Now)

9 responses to Del Amitri / 2CD deluxe reissues

  1. Eddie says:

    Great Remasters with bonus tracks. But my big question is why was “Some Other Sucker’s Parade” left out?

  2. Todd R. says:

    Buy the time I got into the Dels, it was far enough along that each album had a bonus disc, or extra live attachment etc. So these earlier releases getting touched up is a nice effort (years ago, the very first DA album also finally made it’s way back to CD….) Hopefully the reunion dates spread to the USA a bit too….

  3. William says:

    Wow I cannot wait for this, I can see in my iTunes that “Changes everything” is in my top ten all time played albums. I can say that this is a huge win for me as a lover of Dels and as collector. And those are three just Awsome albums really.

  4. Steven Roberts says:

    When this campaign was announced I e-mailed Paul at this site about anomalies on the proposed extras discs, and he kindly put me in touch with a chap at Universal, to whom I sent a pdf with the tracks I felt should be included in each package.

    Happy to say that the first two albums turned out almost exactly as I requested (yes!!!) – although I personally would have packaged Scared To Live with Waking Hours, since it was a Spit B-side) – but the Twisted extra disc looks very odd.

    It’s not just the missing live B-sides, of which there are several. Of greater concern is the fact that they’ve neglected to include Someone Else Will – a B-side to Here and Now, and one of their finest non-album cuts.

  5. jtx says:

    My dear friends

    The album of Del Amitri is the first with the same band name.

  6. Stevie Dal says:

    Waking Hours will be epic , nice to see Spit In The Rain on there , tune !

  7. Will says:

    These look like pretty comprehensive sets at a first glance.
    The B sides from the first album are almost as good as the songs that made the album.
    Well priced too.
    Surprised they didn’t do the final two albums while they were at it.

  8. Stuart says:

    Really looking forward to the first two. Looks like pretty comprehensive second discs. Will give ‘Twisted’ a miss as I was never a fan of that one.

  9. I’ve been a huge Dels fans since the release of “Waking Hours” and have collected every (very expensive) import single over the years. I haven’t checked to see if every b-side has been included on these three reissues, but it looks like they got the majority of them…and I can confirm that most of their b-sides are as strong as their singles & album tracks. Justin Currie has one of the best (and most distinctive) voices I’ve ever heard, and his secret weapon is his ability to write consistently great bridges. They’re like mini songs lurking inside. I hope these reissues expose their music to a lot of people who may have written them off during the ’90s.

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