Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Definitive Del Amitri Rarities Series, Vol. 3: The Change Everything B-Sides

Justin Currie was in some kinda zone when it came to writing songs for Del Amitri Mk. II's second album, Change Everything. So much so that just as many great songs appeared only as single b-sides as made it on to the album. Such was the high quality of these songs that several of them were tapped for the band's must-have official b-sides compilation, Lousy With Love, which explains why several classics among these -- e.g. "Whiskey Remorse", "Long Journey Home", "The Verb To Do" -- are not present here. What is here are three covers (Neil Young's "Don't Cry No Tears", The Faces' "Cindy Incidentally", and The Go-Betweens' "By Bye Pride" [sic]); one instrumental ("Kestrel Road"); and the period's remaining four still-pretty-darn-great, otherwise-unreleased sides. "The Heart Is A Bad Design" is a particular fave.  

Thanks for the comments on the posts thus far, but keep 'em coming please -- it sure helps inspire me to keep a'postin' all this Del-icious Rare Stuff!

And don't forget to check out Justin Currie's newest album, The Great War -- he's on a (sadly very short) tour through the States as I write, and there are supposedly still tickets for the late show at NYC's Joe's Pub this weekend!

Contents (Title/Source):
Learn To Cry/Always The Last To Know
Angel On The Roof/Always The Last To Know
Lighten Up The Load/Be My Downfall
The Heart Is A Bad Design/Be My Downfall
Don't Cry No Tears/Just Like A Man
Bye Bye Pride/Just Like A Man
Cindy Incidentally/Just Like A Man
Kestrel Road /When You Were Young [Disc 2]


  1. Awesome as usual! Thanks a lot!!!

  2. Great stuff, thanks.... ridicules how under rated this guy is...not only as a songwriter, but he has one of the best voices ever.

  3. I can't believe it! Yesterday I commented on your incredible work with these rarities of the Dels and today there is more material.
    Thank you very much.
    Do I have to say I can not wait for more material? =)

  4. Thank you for this great gift!

  5. Lighten up the Load is the best Dels song they ever recorded, shame it's hidden away.

  6. Thanks for such a great stuff of course. But immediately accidentaly chosen a track "Cindy Incidentally" to check its quality showed a gap in the middle of the song. So I'm disappointed pretty hard 'cos I will not be able to fix such gaps in these already encoded songs.
    Oh... Thanks anyway.

  7. Would love to see a repost!

  8. Please can you re-upload so we can enjoy again


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