Following the success of the second album, Deacon Blue toured extensively and by September 1990 were playing extended runs of sold out shows at Wembley and other arenas around the UK, and had enjoyed a # 2 hit with the ‘Bacharach and David’ EP, produced by Jon Kelly (now included on “The Rest”).
They decided to record “Fellow Hoodlums” with Kelly and the resulting album features more hit singles in “Twist And Shout”, “Your Swaying Arms”, “Closing Time” and “Cover From The Sky”. Issued in June 1991, the album reached # 2 and achieved Platinum status in the UK alone (300,000 sales).
This 2 CD and DVD casebound book reissue contains all the many non-album b-sides – exclusive songs, remixes and live cover versions, along with a DVD featuring the promo videos.
The booklet features a newly-written note by Ricky Ross, all the lyrics to his songs, and ephemera and photos from his own collection.