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Classic Scottish Band

This band could've gone all the way. If you want to reminisce on what might have been for this band, then put this album on. The music mixes optimism, sentiment, and longing, all wrapped up in a quintessentially Scottish demeanor. A working-class undertone to it, the music isn't rough, but refined with a depth and texture with a lyricism that tells stories (Dignity), is upbeat (Real Gone Kid), and profound (My America). You'll want to roll down the windows and crank up the volume with Wages Day. A great Scottish band from the 80s that never found the recognition they deserved.

classic Glasgow

If you grew up in West of Scotland in the late 80's to early 90's and have spent the time since on another continent, then this album will transport you instantly back (in a good way). The depth of feeling conveyed in Dignity balancing working class realism with optmism and the unabashed popiness of Real Gone Kid are quintessentially Glasgow. Why Deacon Blue never received more breadth of recognition is a mystery.

Memories

Stumbling out of the pub in Camden Town singing 'Dignity' at full volume. We sounded dreadful. We loved it. A wonderful, wonderful band.

Biography

Formed: 1985 in Glasgow, Scotland

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '10s

Taking their name from a Steely Dan song, Deacon Blue are one of the best unknown bands in Scotland. Formed in 1985, Deacon Blue performed their first concert as the opening act for the Waterboys' premier show in England. With the vocals of singer/songwriter Ricky Ross backed by jazz and soul-inspired melodies, the group recorded several British hits in the late '80s. Their success, however, failed to carry over to American audiences. Frustrated by their inability to secure international popularity,...
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Deacon Blue - The Best Of, Deacon Blue
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  • $16.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Rock
  • Released: Sep 19, 2001

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