Companion piece to the hit Scottish group's 1998 'Best Of' collection. Contains 13 B-sides from singles for A&M that are featured on the hits compilation & comes packaged in an oversized slipcase with space for the 'Best O... more »f' release. Includes: 'Scared To Live', 'The Return Of Maggie Brown', 'In The Frame' and 'Sleep Instead Of Teardrops'. Available separately only. 1998 A&M release.« less
Companion piece to the hit Scottish group's 1998 'Best Of' collection. Contains 13 B-sides from singles for A&M that are featured on the hits compilation & comes packaged in an oversized slipcase with space for the 'Best Of' release. Includes: 'Scared To Live', 'The Return Of Maggie Brown', 'In The Frame' and 'Sleep Instead Of Teardrops'. Available separately only. 1998 A&M release.
"Del Amitri is an amazing group. Though many people can only identify Del Amitri with their pop hit "Roll to Me," their fans know there is so much more to this group. What the true Del fans know is how amazing the music and the vocals are. However, the real secret to Del Amitri is the lyrics. Del Amitri sing songs that tell all true stories. It is amazing to me how great some of the songs are on this collection of "B" sides. Just listen to "Long Way Down" "Long Journey HOme" or "Last Love Song." But to me, the true gem on this album is "In the Meantime." That song alone is worth the price for this CD."
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Shogun Len | 03/26/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you like the Dels, you'll like this disc. That goes without saying. There are enough slow ballards and faster tunes to keep anybody who even kinda' likes Del Amitri interested. "Long Way Down," "Scared to Live," and "Whiskey Remorse" are vintage Justin and Ian. Check it out. You won't be sorry. That is, unless you DON'T buy it."
These B-Sides are better than any other bands A-sides
derfluss | Essex, NY USA | 05/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I adore Del Amitri. Every Cd is spectacular, and this is no exception. These guy blow you away with Justin's amazing voice and his creative lyrics and music. These songs are good enough to be A-sides. "Long Journey Home", "Long Way Down", and "Whiskey Remorse" are 3 of the most amazing songs I have heard in my life. ("There is a guy I used to know, he once had everything that any man could hold, but now he sits here drinking, with a tale that always goes, there is a girl I used to know")-from "Whiskey Remorse". Del just keeps pumping out amazing music for people who don't follow the crowd and like somber, mellow rock. Everything about this Cd is amazing, but will someone please tell me why he wrote "Paper Thin" and who he's refering too?"
Thumbs well up.
M. Palmer | North Carolina | 09/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These were B sides, you say? Only just. Good job issuing these songs as an album. Can't tell you how much I go around at work and elsewhere humming or singing some of these things. "The Return of Maggie Brown," "In the Frame," "Long Journey Home," "Sleep Instead of Teardrops," "In the Meantime," "The Last Love Song," "The Verb To Do," "Long Way Down": "lousy with love" is right, ha ha. Painful lyrics with rare, bare gleams of hope or redemption, but oh how good the music, how smart the writing. Never mind a couple of these can sometimes get the waterworks going-good is good. Including the dark indignation of "So Many Souls to Change.""
Great for Del Amitri Fans
Mike Takayoshi (email@example.com) | Seattle, Washington | 11/13/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've liked Del Amitri since around their 1992 album, "Change Everything". Since that time, pretty everything they've done I've liked. So I guess saying that I liked this album isn't really much of a statement. However, I believe that this collection of B-Sides is just a great example of how this band isn't just the band that did that pop hit, "Roll To Me". Del Amitri is just another band that is great but is left basically undiscovered in America. It is a shame because they make good stuff."