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• 73 track 4 CD round up of British Doo-Wop pop legends The Darts covering their recordings for the Magnet label between 1977-81.

• Disc One is their No.9 charting self-titled album. Includes the hit singles ‘Daddy Cool’ (No.8) and ‘Come Back My Love’ (No.2).

• The second disc features the “Everyone Plays Darts” LP which hit No.12 in the summer of 1978. Features the hit singles ‘The Boy From New York City’ (No.2) and ‘It’s Raining’ (No.2) whilst amongst the six bonus tracks is the No.18 hit ‘Don’t Let It Fade Away’.

• Disc Three has the No.38 charting album “Dart Attack”. Dating from 1979 it includes the hit singles ‘Get It’ (No.16), ‘Duke Of Earl’ (No.6), ‘Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love’ (No.43) and ‘Reet Petite’ (No.51).

• The fourth and final disc is the rare “Darts Across America” album, originally released only in the USA. Now restored to its original LP art and coming with 13 bonus cuts. Includes the hit singles ‘Let’s Hang On’ (No.11), ‘Peaches & Cream’ (No.66) and ‘White Christmas’ (No.48).

• The 20 page booklet contains detailed liner notes (by “History Of Rock” editor Michael Heatley in discussion with vocalist Griff Fender) and pictures of all the relevant record sleeves.

• The band remain in the Top 500 Chart acts of all time in the UK and still regularly play one off shows across the country.

• Not just successful in the UK the band also enjoyed considerable chart action across Europe including

 ‘Daddy Cool’ – Holland No.7, Belgium No.9, Sweden No.3
 ‘Come Back My Love’ – Holland No.4, Belgium No.6
 ‘The Boy From New York City’ – German No.48, Holland No.11, Belgium No.12, Norway No.10
 ‘It’s Raining’ – Germany No.39, Holland No.5 , Belgium No. 8
 ‘Get It’ – Germany No.42

 

TRACKLIST

DISC ONE
DARTS

1. DADDY COOL / THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT
2. YOUNG BLOOD
3. TOO HOT IN THE KITCHEN
4. SOMETIME LATELY
5. ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART
6. SHOTGUN
7. COME BACK MY LOVE
8. BELLS IN MY HEART
9. SH-BOOM (LIFE COULD BE A DREAM)(
10. STAY AWAY (FROM THEM GIRLS)
11. I’M MAD / FANCY MAN / FRAMED / RIOT IN CELL BLOCK NO.9 / TROUBLE
BONUS TRACKS
12. COME BACK MY LOVE (SINGLE VERSION)
13. NAFF OFF

DISC TWO
EVERYONE PLAYS DARTS

1. THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY
2. HONEY LOVE
3. MY FRIEND’S WIFE
4. IT’S RAINING
5. MAKE IT
6. HAMMY’S BOOGIE
7. WHO’S THAT KNOCKING
8. MY TRUE STORY
9. LATE FOR WORK
10. BONES
11. LATE LAST NIGHT
12. I GOTTA GO HOME
13. WHY I CRY
BONUS TRACKS
14. BONES (SINGLE VERSION)
15. IT’S RAINING (SINGLE VERSION)
16. MESSING SHOE BLUES
17. DON’T LET IT FADE AWAY
18. EARLY IN THE MORNING
19. WHY I CRY (EXTENDED VERSION)

DISC THREE
DART ATTACK

1. DUKE OF EARL
2. RUNAROUND
3. DON’T SAY YES
4. CUCKOO
5. ONE OFF THE WRITSTS
6. COOL JERK
7. DON’T HANG UP
8. HONEY BEE
9. CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE
10. REET PETITE
11. DON’T MESS AROUND WITH LOVE
12. DON’T LOOK BACK
13. THIS IS THE NIGHT
14. GOODBYE BRENDA
BONUS TRACKS
15. GET IT
16. HOW MANY NIGHTS
17. I’VE GOT TO HAVE MY WAY
18. SING OUT THE OLD BRING IN THE NEW

DISC FOUR
DARTS ACROSS AMERICA

1. THINK
2. REACH OUT, I’LL BE THERE
3. PEACHES & CREAM
4. SPEEDO
5. COVER TO COVER
6. SAD AND LONELY
7. LET’S HANG ON
8. FALSE ALARM
9. HIT AND RUN
10. SHOW ME / DO YOU LOVE ME
BONUS TRACKS
11. CAIROLI
12. D.I.Y. HEARTACHE
13. WHITE CHRISTMAS
14. SH-BOOM (B-SIDE VERSION)
15. DON’T SAY YES (LIVE)
16. JUMP CHILDREN JUMP
17. GREEN FOR GO
18. SHOW US YOUR SHOES
19. HEY JO GIRL
20. FEELIN’
21. THIRD TIME LUCKY
22. TOUCH ME
23. TIGHT LINES

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DISC ONE
DARTS

1. DADDY COOL / THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT
2. YOUNG BLOOD
3. TOO HOT IN THE KITCHEN
4. SOMETIME LATELY
5. ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART
6. SHOTGUN
7. COME BACK MY LOVE
8. BELLS IN MY HEART
9. SH-BOOM (LIFE COULD BE A DREAM)(
10. STAY AWAY (FROM THEM GIRLS)
11. I’M MAD / FANCY MAN / FRAMED / RIOT IN CELL BLOCK NO.9 / TROUBLE
BONUS TRACKS
12. COME BACK MY LOVE (SINGLE VERSION)
13. NAFF OFF

DISC TWO
EVERYONE PLAYS DARTS

1. THE BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY
2. HONEY LOVE
3. MY FRIEND’S WIFE
4. IT’S RAINING
5. MAKE IT
6. HAMMY’S BOOGIE
7. WHO’S THAT KNOCKING
8. MY TRUE STORY
9. LATE FOR WORK
10. BONES
11. LATE LAST NIGHT
12. I GOTTA GO HOME
13. WHY I CRY
BONUS TRACKS
14. BONES (SINGLE VERSION)
15. IT’S RAINING (SINGLE VERSION)
16. MESSING SHOE BLUES
17. DON’T LET IT FADE AWAY
18. EARLY IN THE MORNING
19. WHY I CRY (EXTENDED VERSION)

DISC THREE
DART ATTACK

1. DUKE OF EARL
2. RUNAROUND
3. DON’T SAY YES
4. CUCKOO
5. ONE OFF THE WRITSTS
6. COOL JERK
7. DON’T HANG UP
8. HONEY BEE
9. CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE
10. REET PETITE
11. DON’T MESS AROUND WITH LOVE
12. DON’T LOOK BACK
13. THIS IS THE NIGHT
14. GOODBYE BRENDA
BONUS TRACKS
15. GET IT
16. HOW MANY NIGHTS
17. I’VE GOT TO HAVE MY WAY
18. SING OUT THE OLD BRING IN THE NEW

DISC FOUR
DARTS ACROSS AMERICA

1. THINK
2. REACH OUT, I’LL BE THERE
3. PEACHES & CREAM
4. SPEEDO
5. COVER TO COVER
6. SAD AND LONELY
7. LET’S HANG ON
8. FALSE ALARM
9. HIT AND RUN
10. SHOW ME / DO YOU LOVE ME
BONUS TRACKS
11. CAIROLI
12. D.I.Y. HEARTACHE
13. WHITE CHRISTMAS
14. SH-BOOM (B-SIDE VERSION)
15. DON’T SAY YES (LIVE)
16. JUMP CHILDREN JUMP
17. GREEN FOR GO
18. SHOW US YOUR SHOES
19. HEY JO GIRL
20. FEELIN’
21. THIRD TIME LUCKY
22. TOUCH ME
23. TIGHT LINES