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The Bus Driver’s Prayer

Ian Dury

The Bus Driver’s Prayer

Ian Dury

The Bus Driver’s Prayer

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 02/03/2015 Cat#: EDSK7083 • Barcode: 740155708337 • Genre: Rock Sub Genre: New Wave, Punk

Track Listing

  1. That’s Enough Of That
  2. Bill Haley’s Last Words
  3. Poor Joey
  4. Quick Quick Slow
  5. Fly In The Ointment
  6. O’Donegal
  7. Poo-Poo In The Prawn
  8. Have A Word
  9. London Talking
  10. D’Orine The Cow
  11. Your Horoscope
  12. No Such Thing As Love
  13. Two Old Dogs Without A Name
  14. The Bus Driver’s Prayer
  1. Amerind
  2. I Believe
  3. Cowboys
  4. One Love
  5. Grape And Grain
  6. The Writer
  7. Whale
  8. Itinerant Child
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About this release

Dury’s often-overlooked gem, “The Bus Driver’s Prayer” was originally issued on the Demon label in 1992. A return to form after the albums without The Blockheads, these fourteen songs saw Ian reunited with Mickey Gallagher, Chaz Jankel, Davey Payne and John Turnbull, along with new collaborator, guitarist Merlin Rhys-Jones. Stand-out tracks are “Poor Joey” and “Poo-Poo In The Prawn”. The recordings on the Bonus Disc remained unissued until 2004, and are made up of outtakes from the sessions for the album. With some classic Dury/Jankel and Dury/Gallagher songs on offer, virtually every track is the equal of those included on the album. This 2 CD casebound book edition features full annotation by Will Birch, all the lyrics, and photos.

CD1 – The Bus Driver’s Prayer
CD2 – Outtakes, Demos