• Exactly 20 years ago, on 12th February 1996, The Bluetones released their debut album, “Expecting To Fly.” It knocked Oasis’ ‘What’s The Story Morning Glory’ off the top of the charts in the week the Mancunians scooped an armful of BRIT Awards and signalled the start of a hugely successful career for The Bluetones.
• The Number 1, platinum album is now re-issued with a second disc of previously unreleased material including demos, live and session tracks. The demos are from the Proper Demo Thing cassette that got the band signed to A&M Records recently found in drummer Ed’s archives.
• There is the complete concert of the band playing at Leeds Town And Country Club as part of the BBC Sound City in April 1996. A joyous gig with the band still riding high on the recent successes of the album and their No. 2 hit single, ‘Slight Return’, plus an acoustic version of ‘Bluetonic’ performed on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music show in July 2015, shortly before their comeback gigs.
• Also included are each band members favourite b-side from the era plus the stand-alone single ‘Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?’, the band’s first hit single to make this a fitting package to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album.
• The 2CD, 24 track set is housed in a tri-fold sleeve with new artwork and sleevenotes from guitarist Adam Devlin.
N.B: This title is released 12th February 2015 and will not be dispatched before this date.
DISC ONE: CD
1. TALKING TO CLARRY
3. CUT SOME RUG
4. THINGS CHANGE
5. THE FOUNTAINHEAD
6. CARNT BE TRUSTED
7. SLIGHT RETURN
8. PUTTING OUT FIRES
10. A PARTING GESTURE
11. TIME AND AGAIN
12. ARE YOU BLUE OR ARE YOU BLIND
THE BLUETONES FAVOURITE B-SIDES
13. NIFKIN’S BRIDGE (Mark’ Choice)
14. STRING ALONG (Eds’ Choice)
15. CASTLE ROCK (Adam’s Choice)
16. NAE HAIR ON’T (Scott’ Choice)
THE BLUETONES PROPER DEMO THING
1. BLUETONIC (DEMO) *
2. CARNT BE TRUSTED (DEMO) *
3. SLIGHT RETURN (DEMO) *
4. TIME AND AGAIN (DEMO) *
LIVE AT LEEDS SOUND CITY, 10 APRIL 1996
5. TALKING TO CLARRY (LIVE) *
6. BLUETONIC (LIVE) *
7. DON’T STAND ME DOWN (LIVE) *
8. SLIGHT RETURN (LIVE) *
9. PUTTING OUT FIRES (LIVE) *
10. CASTLE ROCK (LIVE) *
11. CUT SOME RUG (LIVE) *
12. THINGS CHANGE (LIVE) *
13. ARE YOU BLUE OR ARE YOU BLIND? (LIVE) *
14. VAMPIRE (LIVE) *
15. THE DEVIL BEHIND MY SMILE (LIVE) *
16. CARNT BE TRUSTED (LIVE) *
17. TIME AND AGAIN (LIVE) *
BBC 6MUSIC SESSION, 20 JULY 2015
18. BLUETONIC *
* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED