The Bluetones

Expecting To Fly - 25th Anniversary Boxset

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Record Label
Demon

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Hailing from Heston in West London, The Bluetones (Scott Morriss – bass, Eds Chesters – drums, Adam Devlin – guitars, and Mark Morriss – vocals) arrived on the scene in 1995 with their debut single “Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?”. They followed this up with “Bluetonic” and then “Slight Return”, which reached # 2 on the UK singles chart. The debut album 'Expecting To Fly' was released in February 1996, and went straight to # 1.

For its 25th anniversary, 'Expecting To Fly' has been given the deluxe reissue treatment, featuring pre-fame demos, an art booklet, and sleevenotes by 6music DJ Steve Lamacq. 

TRACK LISTING

LP 1
EXPECTING TO FLY
Side 1
1. Talking To Clarry
2. Bluetonic
3. Cut Some Rug
4. Things Change
5. The Fountainhead
Side 2
1. Carnt Be Trusted
2. Slight Return
3. Putting Out Fires
4. Vampire
5. A Parting Gesture
6. Time & Again

LP 2
EXPECTING TO FLY: A- And B-SIDES
Side 1
1. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?
2. String Along
3. Driftwood
4. Colorado Beetle
5. Glad To See Y’Back Again
6. Don’t Stand Me Down
Side 2
1. Nae Hair On’t
2. Castle Rock
3. The Devil Behind My Smile
4. Marblehead Johnson
5. The Simple Things
6. Nifkin’s Bridge

LP 3
THE EARLY GARAGE YEARS
Side 1
1. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? [demo]
2. Talking To Clarry [demo]
3. Carnt Be Trusted [demo]
4. Slight Return [limited Edition UK/Japan 7" Single]
5. No. 11 (Bluetonic) [from The Fierce Panda "Return To Splendour" EP]
Side 2
1. The Fountainhead [demo]
2. Time & Again [demo]
3. Cut Some Rug [homemade 4-track Recording]
4. Talking To Clarry [homemade 8-track Recording]
5. Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? [homemade 8-track Recording]

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