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Our Town – The Greatest Hits
Our Town – The Greatest Hits
is the first greatest hits compilation album by the Scottish rock band Deacon Blue. The album reached the top spot of the UK Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart
in May 1994 for two weeks,[1] and has been certified Platinum. It was also their second and final number one album to date.[1] It is also notable for being the 500th number one album since the charts inception in 1956. The album contains the previous singles from the band, minus "Closing Time" and "Hang Your Head". The album also contained three new tracks. "I Was Right and You Were Wrong", the first single from this album, was a pulsating Alternative rock
Alternative rock
track that continued and expanded the musical direction the band had taken with Whatever You Say, Say Nothing. "Bound to Love" and "Still in the Mood" were pop songs in the tradition of Deacon Blue's earlier albums.[citation needed] The vinyl LP version of the album contained a fourth new track, "Beautiful Stranger". "Dignity" was released, now for the third time, as the second single from the album.[1]

Contents

1 Track listing

1.1 Vinyl edition

2 Personnel 3 References

Track listing[edit] All songs written by Ricky Ross, except where noted:

"Dignity" – 4:00 "Wages Day" – 3:11 "Real Gone Kid" – 4:05 "Your Swaying Arms" – 4:12 "Fergus Sings the Blues" (Ross, Prime) – 3:51 "I Was Right and You Were Wrong" – 4:52 "Chocolate Girl" – 3:16 "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (Bacharach, David) – 2:46 "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" – 4:19 "Twist and Shout" – 3:34 "Your Town" – 5:19 "Queen of the New Year" (Ross, Prime) – 3:36 "Only Tender Love" – 5:06 "Cover from the Sky" – 3:37 "Love and Regret" – 4:50 "Will We Be Lovers" (Ross, Osborne) – 3:53 "Loaded" (Prime, Ross, Kelling) – 4:30 "Bound to Love" – 4:24 "Still in the Mood" – 4:01

Vinyl edition[edit] All songs written by Ricky Ross, except where noted: Side A

"Dignity" – 4:00 "Wages Day" – 3:11 "Real Gone Kid" – 4:05 "Your Swaying Arms" – 4:12 "Fergus Sings the Blues" (Ross, Prime) – 3:51

Side B

"I Was Right and You Were Wrong" – 4:52 "Chocolate Girl" – 3:16 "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" (Bacharach, David) – 2:46 "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" – 4:19 "Twist and Shout" – 3:34

Side C

"Your Town" – 5:19 "Queen of the New Year" (Ross, Prime) – 3:36 "Only Tender Love" – 5:06 "Cover from the Sky" – 3:37 "Love and Regret" – 4:50

Side D

"Beautiful Stranger (Ross, Prime) – 3:57 "Will We Be Lovers" (Ross, Osborne) – 3:53 "Loaded" (Prime, Ross, Kelling) – 4:30 "Bound to Love" – 4:24 "Still in the Mood" – 4:01

Personnel[edit]

Ricky Ross – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboard Lorraine McIntosh
Lorraine McIntosh
– vocal James Prime – keyboard Ewen Vernal
Ewen Vernal
– bass Graeme Kelling – guitar Dougie Vipond – drums

References[edit]

^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 145. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

Preceded by Parklife
Parklife
by Blur UK number one album 14 May 1994 – 27 May 1994 Succeeded by I Say I Say I Say
I Say I Say I Say
by Erasure

v t e

Deacon Blue

Ricky Ross James Prime Lorraine McIntosh Dougie Vipond

Graeme Kelling Ewen Vernal

Studio albums

Raintown When the World Knows Your Name Fellow Hoodlums Whatever You Say, Say Nothing Walking Back Home Homesick The Hipsters A New House Believers

Compilation albums

Riches Ooh Las Vegas Our Town – The Greatest Hits Riches & More The Very Best of Deacon Blue Singles

EPs

Four Bacharach & David Songs

Singles

"Dignity" "Loaded" "When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" "Chocolate Girl" "Real Gone Kid" "Wages Day" "Fergus Sings the Blues" "Love and Regret" "Queen of the New Year" "Your Swaying Arms" "Twist and Shout" "Closing Time" "Cover from the Sky" "Your Town" "Will We Be Lovers" "Only Tender Love" "Hang Your Head" "I Was Right and You Were Wrong" "Love Hurts" "Everytime You Sleep" "A is for Astronaut" "Bigger than Dynamite" "The Hipsters" "The Outsiders" "That's What We Can Do" "Turn" "You'll Know Its Christmas" "A New House"

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