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Wednesday 26 October 2022

North Country Boy


 2022 Charity Shop Purchases #62 -The Charlatans - North Country Boy (CD Single)

When leaving Carrbridge rather than going down the A9 we decided to take a more picturesque and much longer route home.It was a beautiful day and the drive over the Cairngorms to Tomintoul was spectacular. From there we drove to Ballatar (via a diversion) and hit the Highland Hospice shop.

The CDs were 4 for a pound and one that I picked up was the CD single of North Country Boy by the Charlatans from 1997 on the Beggars Banquet label.

I already had a copy on the Melting Point compilation but hey it was 25p and included two other tracks.

It was a song from their 5th album Tellin'Stories from the same years. A few years back I picked up what I thought was Tellin' Stories only to find that the CD within the box was in fact The Charlatans. Full story here

The singe reached number 4 in the UK charts albeit in was only in the charts for 5 weeks around the time that they were at their commercial peak. Better late than never I suppose.

The Charlatans -North Country Boy

The Charlatans - Area 51

The Charlatans - Don't Need a Gun


  1. An absolute belter of a song; it's taken on a whole new meaning for me over the past year, with Adam and his family using it as the tribute song for Isaac at the funeral service. I now find it hard not to get emotional when I hear it.

    1. I didm't know that.. Ishall look on it from a different light now

  2. After The Only One I Know in about 1990 it took me several years to get reaquainted with them by which time they'd changed their style as Us And Us Only demonstrated. Impossible and My Beautiful Friend were stand outs