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Do It Yourself (2CD)

Ian Dury

Do It Yourself (2CD)

Ian Dury

Do It Yourself (2CD)

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 02/03/2015 Cat#: EDSK7081 • Barcode: 740155708139 • Genre: Rock Sub Genre: New Wave, Punk

Track Listing

  1. Inbetweenies
  2. Quiet
  3. Don’t Ask Me
  4. Sink My Boats
  5. Waiting For Your Taxi
  6. This Is What We Find
  7. Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy
  8. Mischief
  9. Dance Of The Screamers
  10. Lullaby For Franci/es
  11. What A Waste
  12. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  13. There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
  14. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3
  15. Common As Muck
  16. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 [12” version]
  1. This Is What We Find
  2. Boogie Woogie (Duff ‘Em Up)
  3. Quiet
  4. Inbetweenies [backing track]
  5. Babies Kept Quiet [Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy]
  6. Blow [instrumental]
  7. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  8. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra
  9. Wake Up And Make Love With Me
  10. Clevor Trever
  11. Sweet Gene Vincent
  12. Billericay Dickie
  13. My Old Man
  14. If I Was With A Woman
  15. Blockheads
  16. Plaistow Patricia
  17. Blackmail Man
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About this release

“Do It Yourself”, issued in May 1979, was Dury’s first album with the full line-up of The Blockheads, who brought the live tightness and excitement developed after a year on the road into the studio. It reached # 2 in the album chart, spending four months in the listings. This 2 CD casebound book edition features three fabulous non-album singles, Ian Dury’s most successful releases: “What A Waste” (a # 9 hit), “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” (# 1) and “Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3” (# 3). Also featured are the legendary b-side “There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards” and the 6:40 12″ version of “Reasons…” The seventeen track bonus disc features six fascinating demos (all unissued until 2004) recorded in November 1978, along with the Dury and The Blockheads’ complete eleven song set at Leicester University during the Live Stiffs tour of autumn 1977 (nine tracks unissued until 2004). The booklet features full annotation by acknowledged expert Will Birch, all the lyrics, and Dury ephemera.

CD1 – Do It Yourself, Bonus Tracks
CD2 – Demos, From The “Stiff’s Live Stiffs” Tour, 1977