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Del Amitri's easy blend of Beatlesque pop and country-rock has made them a worldwide road and radio staple since the mid-'80s. Formed in Scotland in 1982 by bassist/vocalist/songwriter Justin Currie and longtime guitarist and collaborator Ian Harvie, the duo released Sense Sickness on a small Glasgow indie label the following year. Through heavy touring and positive word of mouth, the band -- which now included drummer Paul Tyagi and guitar player Bryan Tolland -- managed to impress the suits at Chrysalis Records enough to offer the fledgling group a recording contract. Their Hugh Jones-produced self-titled major-label debut was released in 1985 amidst a tidal wave of hype, but their signature blend of new wave and country-folk isolated audiences and critics alike, resulting in their inevitable departure from the Chrysalis family. Del Amitri rebounded with a self-financed U.S. tour that broadened their network of fans and landed them a deal with A&M. In 1987 the quartet expanded by one, adding keyboardist Andy Alston and replacing Tolland with David Cummings and Tyagi with Brian McDermott, and began work on Waking Hours. Released in 1989, the Gil Norton/Hugh Jones-produced LP yielded the band's first British hit, "Kiss This Thing Goodbye," a song that also found success in the U.S. In 1992 the group charted with "Always the Last to Know" from the Change Everything album, but it wasn't until the release of 1995's Twisted and its infectious hit "Roll to Me" that Del Amitri could declare global victory. Their follow-up, Some Other Sucker's Parade, relied heavily on the adult alternative jangle pop that made Twisted such a success, but failed to generate any lasting hits. Hatful of Rain: The Best of Del Amitri, a much-needed career-spanning anthology that collected the prolific yet spotty group's best tunes, was released in 1998 along with a companion CD, B-Sides Lousy With Love. Del Amitri released the soulful and melodic Can You Do Me Good? in 2002. ~ James Christopher Monger
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Albums by
Del Amitri

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    14 songs

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    Some Other Sucker's Parade

    12 songs

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    Twisted

    12 songs

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    Change Everything

    10 songs

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    Waking Hours

    30 songs

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    Change Everything [Deluxe]

    28 songs

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    Twisted

    24 songs

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    Waking Hours

    4 songs

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    Roll To Me

    12 songs

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    20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best of Del Amitri

    17 songs

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    Hatful of Rain: The Best of Del Amitri

    10 songs

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    Del Amitri

    4 songs

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    Always the Last to Know

    10 songs

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    Classic del Amitri: The Universal Masters DVD Collection

    16 songs

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    Some Other Sucker's Parade [UK Bonus Tracks]

    14 songs

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    Del Amitri

    12 songs

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    Can You Do Me Good?

    22 songs

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    Waking Hours


Top Songs by
Del Amitri

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  2.   Roll to Me
  3.   Kiss This Thing Goodbye
  4.   Not Where It's At
  5.   Another Letter Home
  6.   April The First
  7.   What I Think She Sees
  8.   Cindy Incidentally
  9.   Lighten Up the Load
  10.   Always the Last to Know
  11.   When You Were Young
  12.   More Than You'd Ever Know
  13.   Move Away Jimmy Blue
  14.   The Whole World Is Quiet
  15.   Stone Cold Sober
  16.   Tell Her This
  17.   Long Journey Home
  18.   You're Gone
  19.   Talk It To Death
  20.   Don't I Look Like The Kind Of Guy You Used To Hate
  21.   Slowly,It's Coming Back
  22.   A Better Man
  23.   Queen Of False Alarms
  24.   A Little Luck
  25.   Angel on the Roof
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Del Amitri

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    Alt. Country

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    Eclectic Rock

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    Soft Rock


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