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Expecting To Fly – 25th Anniversary Edition (180g Blue Vinyl)

The Bluetones

Expecting To Fly – 25th Anniversary Edition (180g Blue Vinyl)

The Bluetones

Expecting To Fly – 25th Anniversary Edition (180g Blue Vinyl)

Release information

Release information

Label: Demon Records • Format: Vinyl • Date: 11/06/2021 Cat#: DEMRECBOX58 • Barcode: 5014797905399 • Genre: Alternative, Indie Sub Genre: Britpop

Track Listing

  1. Talking To Clarry
  2. Bluetonic
  3. Cut Some Rug
  4. Things Change
  5. The Fountainhead
  6. Carnt Be Trusted
  7. Slight Return
  8. Putting Out Fires
  9. Vampire
  10. A Parting Gesture
  11. Time & Again
  1. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?
  2. String Along
  3. Driftwood
  4. Colorado Beetle
  5. Glad To See Y’Back Again
  6. Don’t Stand Me Down
  7. Nae Hair On’t
  8. Castle Rock
  9. The Devil Behind My Smile
  10. Marblehead Johnson
  11. The Simple Things
  12. Nifkin’s Bridge
  1. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? [demo]
  2. Talking To Clarry [demo]
  3. Carnt Be Trusted [demo]
  4. Slight Return [limited edition UK/Japan 7" single]
  5. No. 11 (Bluetonic) [from the Fierce Panda "Return To Splendour" EP]
  6. The Fountainhead [demo]
  7. Time & Again [demo]
  8. Cut Some Rug [homemade 4-track recording]
  9. Talking To Clarry [homemade 8-track recording]
  10. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? [homemade 8-track recording]
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About this release

Hailing from Heston in West London, The Bluetones (Scott Morriss – bass, Eds Chesters – drums, Adam Devlin – guitars, and Mark Morriss – vocals) arrived on the scene in 1995 with their debut single “Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?”. They followed this up with “Bluetonic” and then “Slight Return”, which reached # 2 on the UK singles chart. The debut album “Expecting To Fly” was released in February 1996, and went straight to # 1.

This 3 LP box set contains the original 1996 album, a 12 track LP of non-album A- and B-sides, as well as the collection of pre-fame demos “The Early Garage Years”.  The box also contains the 12 x 12 booklet from the original limited edition sleeve, as well as a note by 6Music DJ Steve Lamacq.

The three LPs are pressed on 180 gram blue vinyl.