12 Songs, 54 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
49 Ratings
49 Ratings



I don't care what the description says. This is NOT a step back. "Here and Now", "Driving With the Brakes On", "Tell Her This"...at $6, TAKE IT. It's one of those albums you listen to when you're relaxing (or just broke up with someone, or you're going to...) Love it!!!!!

A Near-Perfect Album


Itunes totally missed the mark on this one. Twisted is one of those records that shoud be in every collection. EVERY song stand solidly on its own while the collection as a whole is brilliant.

I usually like the i-tunes reviews...


I don't know if the reviewer simply failed to listen to the album enough or what. Song for song it's better than their greatest hits collections (shorter but cheaper too) and the top three song downloads are all off of this album! That's already three of the six dollars it costs and if you can't find three more songs on here you love then you wouldn't be happy with any Del Amitri album.

Honestly, this one's a classic, buy it.

About Del Amitri

Del Amitri's easy blend of Beatlesque pop and country-rock has made them a worldwide road and radio staple since the mid-'80s. Formed in Scotland in 1982 by bassist/vocalist/songwriter Justin Currie and longtime guitarist and collaborator Ian Harvie, the duo released Sense Sickness on a small Glasgow indie label the following year. Through heavy touring and positive word of mouth, the band -- which now included drummer Paul Tyagi and guitar player Bryan Tolland -- managed to impress the suits at Chrysalis Records enough to offer the fledgling group a recording contract. Their Hugh Jones-produced self-titled major-label debut was released in 1985 amidst a tidal wave of hype, but their signature blend of new wave and country-folk isolated audiences and critics alike, resulting in their inevitable departure from the Chrysalis family.

Del Amitri rebounded with a self-financed U.S. tour that broadened their network of fans and landed them a deal with A&M. In 1987 the quartet expanded by one, adding keyboardist Andy Alston and replacing Tolland with David Cummings and Tyagi with Brian McDermott, and began work on Waking Hours. Released in 1989, the Gil Norton/Hugh Jones-produced LP yielded the band's first British hit, "Kiss This Thing Goodbye," a song that also found success in the U.S. In 1992 the group charted with "Always the Last to Know" from the Change Everything album, but it wasn't until the release of 1995's Twisted and its infectious hit "Roll to Me" that Del Amitri could declare global victory.

Their follow-up, Some Other Sucker's Parade, relied heavily on the adult alternative jangle pop that made Twisted such a success, but failed to generate any lasting hits. Hatful of Rain: The Best of Del Amitri, a much-needed career-spanning anthology that collected the prolific yet spotty group's best tunes, was released in 1998 along with a companion CD, B-Sides Lousy With Love. Del Amitri released the soulful and melodic Can You Do Me Good? in 2002. ~ James Christopher Monger

Glasgow, Scotland




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