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11/02/07 at 01:00:57
 
Hi there,

I'm desperate to get hold of some more Del's material (I have all the officially released stuff!) but was wondering if there are any kind souls on here willing to make a copy of some of their B sides and rarity compilations.  I'd be very willing to make a donation to a charity of their choice or trade a copy of my old videocassette of 'No Better location' - it's up to you.

While looking on the internet I noticed a website offering lowish bandwidth mp3's of rare Del's material on 4 cd's here:  http://www.mp3fiesta.com/b_side_collection_b_side_iv_album127645/ - has anyone ordered/got copies of these - looks just what I'm after but I'd ideally like them in cd quality or at least a higher bitrate.

Just a bit about me - I'm new posting on the board but have been regularly visiting for years.  I discovered the band in 1988 (first year university!) and from then on just absolutely loved them - it felt that they described the way my life felt better than any other and I truly believe Justin is up there with McCartney, Jeff Lynne, Andersson/Ulvaus etc in terms of being a musical genius and master songwriter.  I would probably say he's the greatest lyricist of all time in fact!!

Sadly (and I mean desperately sadly I missed all the gigs this past couple of weeks.  I'm an airline pilot and by the time the gigs were announced it was too late to get leave and I was usually flying during the evenings.  I remain absolutely gutted not to have been there and am praying he does something live soon that I can make - irony of ironies I'm even currently stationed in Glasgow till Feb.

Well, a little bit about me - looking forward to chatting with you all.

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Reply #1 - 11/02/07 at 03:04:09
 
I have all of the b-side and most rarities that I could send you, but due to circumstance beyond our control i'm sorry to inform you that this CD will be delayed in the post for as long as it takes to get the problem sorted.

Basically I'm sitting here doing crappity smack all scratching my arse like you lot do when us crappity smackers are sat on a plane or in a airport lobby waiting for you cunts to pull your fingers out and take off..

Now, how do you like it?
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Reply #2 - 11/02/07 at 03:32:46
 
aw, what a warm and fluffy hello that was to a new poster!  Grin

Welcome to the board Saxon, I am of no use to you for your music hunt however!
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Reply #3 - 11/02/07 at 04:32:05
 
OMLR,

Well I've got to give it to you maybe that is how it seems sometimes but in actual fact it's usually us at the front trying to pick up the pieces and keep the show on the road for you bastards down the back you know!!  Believe it or not when we're delayed in my airline I get paid an extra £1.91 per hour for being on duty and that's it, so I think you'd agree that it's hardly in my interests to do anything else but get on with the flight and get home to my family asap when we're delayed.  My idea of fun isn't sitting there on the plane bored, tired, hungry and fed up either you know when I could be at home sipping a cold one!

So how about we call it quits and you send me a few CD's worth of rare stuff then???  Let me know what sort of stuff you like and I'm happy to burn some stuff back for ya!

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Reply #4 - 11/02/07 at 05:01:24
 
I'm sorry but that don't wash.

You sit there in your thingy pit getting served hot tea or coffee by the young,fit air stewardess whilst we get charged £5.00 for a cup or tea and a really shit sandwich.

The seats are always to crappity smacking small and you cram us in like sardines whilst you sit in those big chairs lounging about spreading your legs out and then when you notice that we the mug punters have spotted you playing billy big bollocks you close the crappity smacking door.

That and the fact you have come on hear to brag about your high flying job there is no chance I'm gonna give you bugger all.
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Reply #5 - 11/02/07 at 05:15:06
 
OMLR,

Blimey, nobody was bragging about anything - I was cursing the fact that I was working nights while you guys with your 9-5 office routine were there at the gig!!  No more, no less - and as for the fit stewardesses - well lots of them are but I'm afraid they don't want old codgers like me who are nearly 40, and most of the pilots I work with - even the young single ones don't go dating the crew because otherwise you end up the butt of cabin crew gossip - there are plenty of pretty girls to play for outside the airline!

Anyway, your post made me laugh - though I don't know if that's the intention or if you're just having a go!

Anybody here willing to trade/copy anything - I thought the purpose of forums like this was to share the brilliance of the Dels music!

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Reply #6 - 11/02/07 at 05:56:58
 
A man is sitting in a plane which is about to takeoff, when another man with a dog occupies the empty seats alongside.  The dog is sat in the middle, and the first man is looking quizzically at the dog when the second man explains that they work for the airline.

The airline rep said "Don't mind Rover, he is a sniffer dog, the best there is, I'll show you once we get airborne and I set him to work."

The plane takes off and levels out when the handler says to the first man, "Watch this." He tells the dog, "Rover, search." The dog jumps down, walks along the aisle and sits next to a woman for a few seconds. It then returns to its seat and puts one paw on the handler's arm. He says "Good boy." He turns to the first man and says, "That woman is in possession of marijuana, so I'm making a note of this, and the seat number, for the police who will apprehend her upon arrival." "Fantastic!" replies the first man.

Once again he sends the dog to search the aisles. The dog sniffs about, sits down beside a man for a few seconds, returns to its seat and places both paws on the handler's arm. The airline rep says, "That man is carrying cocaine, so again, I'm making a note of this, and the seat number." "I like it!" says the first man.

Once again he sends the dog to search the aisles. Rover goes up and down the plane aisle, and after a while sits down next to someone, and then comes racing back and jumps up onto the seat and craps all over the place. The first man is surprised and disgusted by this, and asks "What the heck is going on?" The handler nervously replies "He just found a bomb!"
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Reply #7 - 11/02/07 at 11:27:33
 
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Reply #9 - 11/03/07 at 00:35:07
 
Saxon wrote on 11/02/07 at 01:00:57:
Just a bit about me - I'm new posting on the board but have been regularly visiting for years. †I discovered the band in 1988 (first year university!) and from then on just absolutely loved them


Strange you discovered them in '88. Waking Hours didn't come out until late '89. Prior to that they were known only to the two dozen misguided souls who bought their dismal 1985 indie debut album.

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Reply #10 - 11/04/07 at 04:07:43
 
Johnny too bad,

Well, I only discovered them when 'Nothing ever happens' charted so that must be 1989 then as you suggest, and I ran out and bought the album on vinyl - still haven't got around to buying it on CD.   Whatever it seems all too many years ago now and makes me feel rather ancient to think I was at University so long ago!

As I said before surely the important thing is that we share an appreciation of the Del's music - that should be a unifying force for good and positive relationships - after all given the relative lack of success of the band commercially in recent years I would have thought it's in all our interests to encourage new members here.  Many thanks to the several kind members who have emailed me offline to offer to share their tracks.

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Saxon wrote on 11/04/07 at 04:07:43:
Johnny too bad,

Well, I only discovered them when 'Nothing ever happens' charted so that must be 1989 then as you suggest, and I ran out and bought the album on vinyl - still haven't got around to buying it on CD. † Whatever it seems all too many years ago now and makes me feel rather ancient to think I was at University so long ago!

As I said before surely the important thing is that we share an appreciation of the Del's music - that should be a unifying force for good and positive relationships - after all given the relative lack of success of the band commercially in recent years I would have thought it's in all our interests to encourage new members here. †Many thanks to the several kind members who have emailed me offline to offer to share their tracks.

Saxon


Saxon (how the crappity smack did you come up with that name by the way??), I think its more than obvious that everyone on this site does share an appreciation of the Dels music and that it is also 'a unifying force for good and positive relationships'.

Feck me, by the sound of what you're saying we should be e-mailing the United Nations and asking them to play NEH down the wires of the delegates headphones!!

I'm not mocking your post for no reason but why else do you think everyone keeps hanging around here???

Not just for the want of a new Dels album I can tell you.  Plenty would have given up the ghost on that one crappity smacken ages ago

Calm down into a panic and try and see what's going on here...people who have known each other for a long time, trying to keep the faith in the music of someone we acknowledge as being special in our lives, at a variety of times both good and bad.

In doing that you will find some good patter, some bad patter, some shite jokes, some good jokes, some right cheeky bastards, some real genuine people, some right feel good posts, some banal and pointless posts, some characters, some half-wits, some people you like, some people you don't.  Thats life mate!

I'm glad you sourced your b sides, there was never a doubt in my mind you wouldn't have.

Just try and accept the site for what it is....and get us to our destination on time!



 
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Reply #12 - 11/05/07 at 03:17:14
 
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JJB. Stop being an idiot. Keep this on topic pls.


Do I really need to explain that I was just having a laugh?
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Do I really need to explain that I was just having a laugh?


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Reply #15 - 11/06/07 at 08:37:54
 
Cheers for the replies everyone and good question - where did I get 'Saxon' from as a nickname?? - well actually it was my callsign/tag when I used to play online multiplayer combat flight-sims like IL2 Sturmovik and Falcon 4 but in actual fact it was originally a real life callsign used by the RAF in one of their Tornado squadrons. 

Seeing as I (usually) don't get to shoot other aircraft down during day to day airline ops it's good fun doing it in cyberspace!  Mind you since becoming a Dad I don't really get to play that stuff much anymore - not enough hours in the day!!

(I expect that comes as a relief to some of you anyhow!)

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Reply #16 - 11/07/07 at 05:50:21
 

Saxs.
Can I call you Saxs?

I was only joking of course when I accused you for all of my bad flying experiences but don't you think that you a little old for call signs etc?

Also it always amazes me how you can get a plane up in the sky that is so heavy and get it to stay in the air,an amazing feat.

Plus how do you know the way when your up?

I'm impressed,we have had a lot of cocks come and go on this forum but never one who worked in a cockpit.

I always wanted to enter the thingy pit but after 9/11 my dream was finally shattered.
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Reply #17 - 11/07/07 at 06:13:50
 
OMLR,

Thanks for the post - no offence taken - yep defo a bit old as 40 is looming fast and Saks will do fine even though it makes me sound like a hairdressing salon!

As for getting into the cokpit nowadays - it's one of the saddest things of all that the rules forbid it since 9/11.  When I was a lad you could visit the flighdeck during flight and ask lots of questions of the pilots etc and it was a great experience for a nipper who wanted to become a pilot.  The pilots loved it too because it was nice to have a young enthusiast up there, or maybe just show somebody what goes on because they expressed an interest.  I know a lot of the pilots are really disappointed about the fact all that had to end.  In my case I was inspired by my Father who was cabin crew for most of his life and I would dearly love to have him come up and join me on the flight deck - it would be a proud day for him, or even my wife for the matter.  Sadly that is now against the rules - though quite why they consider the pilot's wife/girlfriend/Mum/Dad a risk I have no idea.

I haven't always flown you see, for the past 15 years I worked in IT (and hated it) - did a mid life career change and at last got the job I always wanted.  Thoroughly broke and in debt but happy despite the 4 years struggle in took to do the course and get a job!

Well, that's my story - what line of work is everyone else in??

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Saxon wrote on 11/07/07 at 06:13:50:
OMLR,†In my case I was inspired by my Father who was cabin crew for most of his life



You get straight flight stewards???
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Saxon wrote on 11/07/07 at 06:13:50:
Well, that's my story - what line of work is everyone else in??


I used to work for the  Irish wing of AL-QAEDA but they sacked me,I raided Battersea dogs home and released the Afghans,hence my interest in cockpits, any chance you making a young boy dream come true?

Like you I want to follow in my daddy's footsteps,he would be so proud of me would Pappa Laden..

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Saxon wrote on 11/07/07 at 06:13:50:
Well, that's my story - what line of work is everyone else in??

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Reply #21 - 11/26/07 at 07:32:10
 
Thats the end of him then....
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Off to Swindon, I'm told
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Reply #23 - 11/26/07 at 15:14:46
 
Grin Grin

he is gone off to figure out the battersea dogs home statement i would imagine.
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Reply #24 - 11/29/07 at 05:06:52
 
Nope - still here, now sure why anyone would disbelieve I am a pilot - I mean there's a few thousand airline pilots in the UK alone and some of them must like Del Amitri! - indeed a Captain I flew with the other day lived near a friend of Justin Currie's in GLA and claims that a few years ago they played a gig at the friend's house (until the police were called due to the noise and unfortunately the music stopped).

Anyway, back to the music and all the great B sides I'm now enjoying thanks to some kind members of the forum...

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Reply #26 - 11/29/07 at 08:14:42
 
Are you all trying to say that Saxon is really Joe?
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Reply #28 - 11/29/07 at 09:52:52
 
Okay then - oh yea who knows all - who is he?
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Reply #29 - 11/29/07 at 10:00:02
 
Tintagel,

Who is Jo??  and why on earth  would I be him?   Now I'm really confused...  Wink

Anyway if I came on here wanting to spread bullshit around I'd have come up with something a little more exciting as a career - now let me see - Emma Bunton's gynecologist perhaps??  or maybe Chief test driver for Aston Martin?? 

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Is this the right room for an arguement ?
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Isn't her body buried in Joe's back yard?
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Reply #34 - 12/01/07 at 17:55:59
 
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Reply #35 - 02/18/10 at 15:02:48
 
Hi,

I've just registered on this Forum, so Hello.

I was wondering if anyone has all of these B Sides still available as I didn't know they existed until recently and would love hear them.
Does anyone know where I can find a copy of them?

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I have also just registered and wondered if anyone can let me know where I can find these B-sides and rarities please? I stumbled across Justin Currie's Inside Me video on youtube yesterday which I had never heard and thought it was amazing so got me thinking that I have never investigated all the Dels  B-sides. Any help would be appreciated - thanks!
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