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Laughter

Ian Dury

Laughter

Ian Dury

Laughter

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 02/03/2015 Cat#: EDSK7082 • Barcode: 740155708238 • Genre: Rock Sub Genre: New Wave, Punk

Track Listing

  1. Superman’s Big Sister
  2. Pardon
  3. Delusions Of Grandeur
  4. Yes And No (Paula)
  5. Dance Of The Crackpots
  6. Over The Points
  7. (Take Your Elbow Out The Soup) You’re Sitting On The Chicken
  8. Uncoolohol
  9. Hey, Hey Take Me Away
  10. Manic Depression (Jimi)
  11. Oh Mr Peanut
  12. Fucking Ada
  13. I Want To Be Straight
  14. That’s Not All
  15. You’ll See Glimpses
  1. Duff ‘Em Up And Do ‘Em Over (Boogie Woogie)
  2. You Are Here
  3. Come In No. 9
  4. Chicken [Take Your Elbow Out Of The Soup]
  5. CC’s Rock
  6. I Know Your Name
  7. Public Party [Dance Of The Crackpots]
  8. Black And White [Yes And No (Paula)]
  9. Manic Depression
  10. More Turns For Everyone
  11. Blue Light [That’s Not All]
  12. Back To Y-Front
  13. Fatback
  14. On The Spot (Do The Block)
  15. Duff ‘Em Up And Do ‘Em Over (Boogie Woogie) [Oh Mr Peanut]
  16. Peter Gunn
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About this release

“Laughter”, issued in December 1980, was Dury’s third album for Stiff Records, and the only one to feature Dr. Feelgood’s original guitarist, the remarkable Wilko Johnson who co-wrote the hit single “Sueperman’s Big Sister”. This 2 CD casebound book edition includes the three non-album singles sides (including the hit “I Want To Be Straight”). The bonus disc features sixteen tracks unissued until 2004, starting with three excellent outtakes from the album sessions, including a full-blown version of the legendary “Duff ‘Em And Do ‘Em Over”, along with the Blockheads’ demos for the album, including many unused song ideas. The bonus disc closes with Wilko Johnson’s trademark guitar on a demo of “Duff ‘Em Up”, and a superb blasting cover of Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn”. The book features full annotation by acknowledged expert Will Birch, all the lyrics, and Dury ephemera.

CD1 – Laughter, Bonus Tracks
CD2 – Album Outtakes, Demo Instrumentals by The Blockheads