The Bluetones

Expecting To Fly - 25th Anniversary Edition


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Limited 3LP Box Set : Blue Vinyl

Limited LP : Indies Exclusive 180g Clear Vinyl

LP : Standard 180g Black Vinyl

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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, both featured on this album.

The debut album “Expecting To Fly” was released in February 1996, and went straight to # 1, and also contained the next hit single, “Cut Some Rug”.

The 3LP box set contains the original 1996 album, a 12 track LP of non-album A- and B-sides, as well as the collection of pre-fame demos “The Early Garage Years”. The box also contains the 12 x 12 booklet from the original limited edition sleeve, as well as a note by 6Music DJ Steve Lamacq.

Tracklist

LP

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

Limited 3LP Box Set

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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