- Number of Discs: 4
- Released: October 30, 2012
- Label: Edsel Records
Spin - 6/88, p.78
"...a listener's delight...few other acts make such surprisingly timeless, sophisticated, and genuinely emotional pop music these days..."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1173 stars out of 5
-- "Wearing its transatlantic influences on its sleeve, the album also packs classy white soul workout 'When Will You', and the tale of slowly melting love, 'Chocolate Girl', this beautifully ornamented by BJ Cole's pedal steel."
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Born In A Storm
- 4.He Looks Like Spencer
- 5.Tracy Now
- 7.When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
- 8.Telephone Ring)?
- 9.Chocolate Girl
- 11.The Very Thing
- 12.Loves Great Fears
- 13.Town To Be Blamed
- 14.Which Side Are You On?
- 15.Kings of The Western World
- 16.Angeliou [live]
- 17.Just Like Boys
- 18.Raintown [piano version]
- 21.Shifting Sand
- 23.Ribbons and Bows
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 2.Long Distance From Just Across The Road
- 3.When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
- 4.Town To Be Blamed [live]
- 5.Ronnie Spector
- 7.That Brilliant Feeling #1
- 8.Punch and Judy Man
- 11.Chocolate Girl
- 12.Dignity [live at Glasgow Barrowlands 1988]
- 13.Loves Great Fears [live at Glasgow Barrowlands 1988]
- 14.The Very Thing [Livesey remix]
- 15.Loves Great Fears
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.Born In A Storm [live at Glasgow Art School 1987]
- 2.Raintown [live at The Marquee 1986]
- 3.Ragman [demo version]
- 4.He Looks Like Spencer Tracy Now [live at The Marquee 1986]
- 5.Loaded [demo version]
- 6.When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring) [Air Studio vocal mix]
- 7.Chocolate Girl [live at The Marquee 1986]
- 8.Dignity [live at The Marquee 1986]
- 9.The Very Thing [BBC Session for Radio 1s Mark Goodier Show]
- 10.Loves Great Fears [live at The Marquee 1986]
- 11.Town To Be Blamed [live at Glasgow Art School 1987]
Deacon Blue: Rick Ross, Lorraine Smith, Graeme Rolling, Douglas Vipond, Ewon Vernal, James Prine.
Liner Note Author: Ricky Ross.
Photographer: Ricky Ross.
An inspiring debut of well-crafted adult pop, heavily under the influence of Prefab Sprout, it was originally released by CBS Records in the U.K. in May 1987. Raintown was released in the U.S. by Columbia Records in March 1988. ~ Steve Aldrich