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01/04/05 at 12:15:21
 
Undecided Help? It is funny how things can seem inconsequential one day, but in retrospect, you see how important they are. The year was 1985, I had just graduated from high school (secondary school for you Brits). I was working in a record store (vinyl was still "king"- the very first CD's came out that year) and we received a fresh batch of product. In this particular "batch" was a new group- Del Amitri. I was curious and bought the album (cassette tape, actually). I wore it out. As a beginning guitar player and musician I was deeply influenced by this music. Long after the music faded, I continued to be inspired by the lyrics and melodies.... It has been 20 years (!!!) since I heard that album. It would mean a lot to be able to own it again. Any information that would make this possible would be helpful. I am aware that rare albums fetch a high price (one of my favorite jazz albums is out of print and the leeches want $80 US for it!!!!), but I would be willing to pay a reasonable price...
Any help? if so, please contact me at radiclex@yahoo.com.
Thanks and remember to Grin
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Reply #1 - 01/05/05 at 05:03:04
 
If that doesn't work, it's been reissued on Superfecta Recordings and you can order it direct. And copies of the cd format are not that difficult to find-I've seen it in record stores for anywhere from 4 to 8 dollars and copies show up on ebay on a regular basis. Good luck!
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Re: I NEED! 1st album on CD- Thanks for all the he
Reply #2 - 01/08/05 at 09:18:16
 
thanks for all the help- and so quickly... a big thank you to amy, theresa, and rosemary! you girls are nominees for sainthood- keep it up  Smiley

I have enough info to get me started, and see no need to waste anyone elses time looking for sources for this 1st album.
I have never heard ANY subsequent albums, but the sources i've been given are a good starting point....
thanks again,
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Reply #3 - 01/12/05 at 12:33:35
 
Well seeing as most people rate the first album as one of their least, if the not the least, favourite you could be in for a pleasant suprise when you get hold of the others... Wink
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Reply #4 - 01/12/05 at 15:23:47
 
GRROOOOVVY BABY!!!- lol  Smiley
looking forward to the remedial Del Amitri Discography Class
anybody out there IM?
radiclex@yahoo.com if you want to talk about music, life or anything...
Is their following mostly european?
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Reply #5 - 01/12/05 at 15:35:07
 
Well, apart from the dozen or so lunatics who regularly post on these message boards  Roll Eyes (including the UK board which is lost in cyberspace at the mo), they used to have a huge fanbase both in the UK and the States.

We're all still here...just waiting expectantly.  Smiley
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Reply #6 - 01/12/05 at 15:54:36
 
8) by the way I ordered the CD from Amazon- dont remember if it had the bonus tracks or whatever, but that isn't important right now.
I'm looking forward to hearing it again. I guess some folks don't know what it's like to have a 20 year old memory byte floating around in their head, but I'm interested to compare what I remember to the original. Was it as good as I think? or was it that I was at an especially impressionable time in my life? or both? neither?
I promise to let you know...lol
maybe we can air it live via sattelite- a man's reunion with his musical memories- a sort of Lawrence Welk moment... (http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/l/htmll/lawrencewelk/lawrencewelk.htm
if you dont know who he was- lol)
ah sweet revery- hahaha  Smiley

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Reply #7 - 01/13/05 at 14:26:36
 
I think the Dels should rename themselves The Hotsy Totsy Boys!..... Grin
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Reply #8 - 01/13/05 at 14:39:05
 
Oh dear god - it is hard enough to confess to being a Del Amitri fan as it is.  I'd have to give them up if I was forced to utter that band name at anyone!  Shocked
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Reply #9 - 01/13/05 at 14:42:21
 
They probably couldn't use it anyway if the original hotsy totsy boys are still around!!

D'you think they've got some hard core fans waiting out there for their reinvention?  Roll Eyes
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Reply #10 - 01/13/05 at 14:49:27
 
Yes, the world is liberally sprinkled with hopeful saddos waiting for long since faded heroes to return to relive past glory for their entertainment..... oh.... Sad
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Reply #11 - 01/13/05 at 14:51:44
 
thanks that REALLY puts my post in perspective Smiley
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Reply #12 - 01/13/05 at 14:55:24
 
Glad I could help.  If it is any consolation there are far more pathetic little bands of hopefuls than us that you could have happened upon... no? oh well, I did try... Wink
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Reply #13 - 01/13/05 at 15:04:48
 
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I have never heard ANY subsequent albums, but the sources i've been given are a good starting point....
thanks again,
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You're about to have your mind pleasantly blown then!

We look forward to your soon-to-follow rapturous comments.  Smiley
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Reply #14 - 01/13/05 at 15:05:28
 
8)  I think i'll shrug off the pathetic part and reach for some higher ground...
elevator going up!
my interest in this band was only musical and so I am sure that my overall experience is less than those who had a more "emotional" involvement. 
What is it that attracts you (all) to this band?
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Reply #15 - 01/13/05 at 15:11:00
 
You mean, apart from the sight of Justin in his leather trousers? LOL!

It's the music, the songs...it's definitely 'soundtrack to your life' stuff. Oh yes.
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Reply #16 - 01/13/05 at 15:17:35
 
Well I suppose there must be something to the music if I'm still around about a decade and a half after my first Del Amitri experience... leather pants don't do it for me quite enough to bring on that level of dedication.  Cheesy
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Reply #17 - 01/13/05 at 15:21:07
 
8)  never underestimate the power of leather trousers Grin
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well...here it is
Reply #18 - 01/14/05 at 05:50:22
 
i'm listening...
i'm crying...
puzzle pieces come together...

this was on the back side of my teen years, looking out into the big world..
it was on the front side of my adult years before the marriage, kids, and divorce.

there is a part of me that wants to return to the ingorance of youth.

but I would not trade the truth so cheaply.

the tears burn, but the sun is coming up-

and off I go into it...

into the sunshine...

it's a beautiful day.
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well...here it is
Reply #19 - 01/14/05 at 05:58:03
 
I just walked back in- it's raining ..lol

Sunshine will have to be where I take it today

and this is how we
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Reply #20 - 01/14/05 at 09:30:13
 
and this is how we..............WHAT?   Tongue

Or is this some lyric I don't recognise?
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Reply #21 - 01/14/05 at 16:37:40
 
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Reply #22 - 01/15/05 at 09:49:35
 
There are 28 copies of this album on Amazon just now,was wondering if any of us wrote the shining review 8)

"Possibly the Worst Album Ever?, May 24, 2004
     Reviewer: A music fan from UK There are some albums that you buy on recommendation or because you have another album by the same artist that you really like. Occasionally you get a real gem as a result.

The flipside to this is that you get a few duff ones also. On the odd occasion you get the sort of album that makes you wish the band and record company had the decency and standards to not release, consigning the master tapes to the nearest furnace.

Sadly with Del Amitri's first album the latter is the case. Even Del Amitri ended up totally disowning this complete pile of rubbish, describing it as being in a category all of its own.

If you really must have every single Del Amitri album, then by all means buy this. If you are a music lover, steer clear at all costs. This is the worst album I have purchased by a country mile.

If I could have rated this with negative stars I would have done."



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Reply #23 - 01/16/05 at 08:02:15
 
It's not THAT bad.  Just an aquired taste.

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Reply #24 - 08/16/05 at 06:59:19
 
What attracts us you say?  Why its the astonishing lyrics, amazing guitar, and awesome accordion of course.
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Reply #25 - 03/22/06 at 16:03:59
 
It's a different Del Amitri than what most people have come to know and love, that's for sure.  BUT, if you're a seriously rabid Dels fan (like most of us here) you get the record to hear the journey the band took (especially Justin and Ian) to get to the well-rounded songs that first appeared on Waking Hours.  The self-titled  album Del Amitri (and the two indie singles that preceeded that album) were the beginnings of the group.  Justin has said in interviews that they were trying at the time to sound like the alt-pop bands that were big in the UK at that time: Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The House Martins, that sort of thing.  If you listen to a few other scottish acts of the time, you can get a similar feel: Trashcan Sinatras, Aztec Camera, and others.  Keep ain mind that he and Ian were what, maybe 18 at the time??  This is youngsters finding their musical voices.

So, yeah, maybe not the most melodic thing they've ever done, and maybe Justin was trying to sound waaaay too Biritish on the thing, and the melodies and guitar meander a bit.  It's still a cool record, and you can see where they went from there over the 3 years between that record and Waking Hours.  Buy it cheaply if possible, but buy it all the same, eh?!?!?

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