Bluetones

Bluetones BIOGRAPHY

Bluetones

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1995-2002

The Bluetones formed in 1994. The group's initial recordings in 1995 were released on Superior Quality Recordings in Britain which was backed by A&M Records, Ltd. The group's first single did not chart. The second single "Are You Blue" peacked at #81. The follow-up "Bluetonic" went to #18. The fourth single "Slight Return" peaked at #2 and sold more than 200,000 copies. "Expecting to Fly" entered the chart at #1 and sold 82,000 copies in its first week of release. The band toured Britain and Europe extensively.

Mark Morriss told Billboard, "We don't expect to walk into America, for them to roll out the red carpet [and for us to say] 'What's wrong with you guys? We've had a big song!' That's the wrong attitude that too many people have. We want to build up a buzz slowly."

Expecting to Fly sold 22,000 copies in its first three weeks of release in Japan. The build-up by releasing a series of singles helped to ensure the album's success.

SOURCE:
A&M's Bluetones 'Expecting to Fly.' Paul Sexton. Billboard, March 16, 1996.

PHOTO GALLERY

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Adam Devlin
   Born: Sep 17, 1969
   Instrument(s): guitar
Ed Chesters
   Born: Oct 24, 1971
   Instrument(s): drums
Mark Morris
   Born: Jan 15, 1963
   Instrument(s): vocals, percussion
Scott Morris
   Born: Oct 10, 1973
   Instrument(s): bass


Bluetones PHOTOS

Bluetones DISCOGRAPHY

FORMAT KEY LEGEND

FORMAT KEY
  1 = long playing vinyl album
  2 = compact disc
  3 = VHS video tape
  4 = cassette tape
  5 = Digital Compact Cassette
  7 = 7-inch vinyl single
  8 = 8-track tape
  9 = Longbox cassette
  0 = open reel tape
12 = 12-inch single
PS = picture sleeve
TS = cassette single
MT = mastertone/ringback

Bluetones U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
Expecting to FlyA&M Records31454 04751996
IfA&M RecordsBLUEX0091998
Return to the Last Chance SaloonA&M Records31454 08851998
Return to the Last Chance SaloonA&M RecordsLC 04851998
Slight ReturnA&M Records31458 15551996

Bluetones U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

No Singles Found.

Bluetones U.S. Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
BBC Radio Sessions20086024984357
Slight Return
Talking to Clarry
Glad to See Y' Back Again?
String Along
Castle Rock
Vampire
If_
Sleazy Bed Track
Solomon Bites the Worm
Basement Song (the)
Last of the Great Navigators (the)
I'm Over and I Know It
Slack Jaw

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Expecting to Fly199631454 0475
Talking to Clarry
Bluetonic
Cut Some Rug
Things Change
Fountainhead (the)
Carnt Be Trusted
Slight Return
Putting Out Fires
Vampire
Parting Gesture (a)
Time and Again

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
If1998BLUEX009

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Return to the Last Chance Saloon199831454 0885
Tone Blooze
Unpainted Arizona
Solomon Bites the Worm
U.T.A.
4-Day Weekend
Sleazy Bed Track
If...
Jub-Jub Bird (the)
Sky Will Fall
Ames
Down at the Reservoir
Heard You Were Dead
Broken Starr

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Return to the Last Chance Saloon1998LC 0485

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Slight Return199631458 1555
Slight Return
Don't Stand Me Down
Nae Hair On't
Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Slight Return1996AMCDP 00197
Slight Return


Bluetones MUSIC CHARTS

Bluetones on Record Charts

No US Albums or Compilations made it to the charts.

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.