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Thursday 25 November 2021

Two Bacharach & David Songs


2021 Charity Shop Purchases 91  - Deacon Blue - Four Bacharach & David Songs EP

Staying on the mellow theme I give you Four Bacharach & David Songs by Deacon Blue from August 1990 on Columbia my only Oxfam vinyl purchase.
It bridged the gap between 1989's album When The World Knows Your Name and 1991's Fellow Hoodlums. Quite incredibly it reached number 2 in the UK singles charts and was easily their highest chart rating. Indeed only another two ever reached the top 10 Real Gone Kid reaching number 8 and Twist and Shout peaking at number 9.
Even more incredibly the mighty Dignity only reached number 31. There is no justice in this world but I take some solace in it now being a national treasure.

I'm only giving you two today as you can have too much of a good thing.I'll Never Fall in Love Again confirms that Lorraine McIntosh should probably stick to backing vocals where she excels

Oh, and from Raintown you are getting Dignity!


  1. You're keeping this album???????????

  2. I love the characters in Dignity...such a good song

  3. Ignore George - I'm a big fan of both Deacon Blue and Bacharach & David, so a fine selection for me.

    I too found it incredible that a song such as Dignity didn't even crack the top 30. It's one of my all-time favourites and is kind of their signature song. They were really popular up here in the late '80s so we'll put it down to the rest of the country not really getting that image of old Bogey sailing up the west coast with his bag of Sunblest sandwiches.

  4. I fell under the spell of Deacon Blue for a short while, bought Raintown and then suddenly lost interest in them. Never really considered why that might have been - if there was any reason at all - but listening to Dignity again just now I caught a definite Mike Scott's Waterboys feel about it so maybe that's why. Who knows? Who cares?