Del Amitri

Del Amitri BIOGRAPHY

Del Amitri

Label(s): A&M Records
Recording Years: 1989-1998, 2002

"We've always put songs before gestures, which may have limited our audience for a time. If you're a melodic band, as we are, it's very easy to sound twee, which we've tried to avoid at all costs. This is the first time we've been able to make a record as raucous as we wanted to, no trumpets, no strings...." Justin Currie told Billboard. "I've tried to write happier songs, cause I'm genuinely not an unhappy person. I've had terrible times in my life, and people around me will sometimes say, 'Well, at least you'll get a song out of it.' That's deeply offensive: It would be immoral of me to go around ambulance chasing to get songs. I think it's just a matter of me listening to too much country music!"

Thanks to legal disputes, there was a four year wait between Del Amitri's debut album Waking Hours and the second album Change Everything.

The album Change Everything contained a bounceback card that A&M Records used to inform fans of about the next album.

The video of "Here and Now" was sent to VH1 first and later to MTV.

SOURCE:
A&M's Del Amitri Seeks Place in U.S. Adult Alternative Scene. David Sprague. Billboard, January 21, 1995.

OFFICIAL WEB SITE: Del Amitri

PLAYERS IN THE BAND
Andy Alston
   Member Years: 1989-1998
   Instrument(s): keyboards, accordion
Brian McDermott
   Member Years: 1989-1994
   Instrument(s): drums
David Cummings
   Member Years: 1989-1996
   Instrument(s): bass
Iain Harvie
   Born: May 19, 1962
   Member Years: 1989-1998
   Instrument(s): guitar
Justin Currie
   Born: Dec 11, 1964
   Member Years: 1989-1998
   Instrument(s): vocals, bass, guitar
Kris Dollimore
   Member Years: 1997-1998
   Instrument(s): guitar
Mark Price
   Member Years: 1997-1998
   Instrument(s): drums


Del Amitri PHOTOS

Del Amitri 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

Del Amitri U.S. Album Discography

TITLELABELSTOCK NO.RELEASED
20th Century Masters the Millennium CollectionA&M Records440063317202003
Always the Last to KnowA&M Records75021 73851991
Change EverythingA&M Records75021 53851992
Don't Come Home Too SoonA&M Records31458 27071998
Driving with the Brakes OnA&M RecordsAMCDP 007231995
Hatful of RainA&M Records31458 10311998
Hatful of Rain: the Best of Del AmitriA&M Records31454 09401998
Just Like a Man/Learn to Cry/Angel/WorldA&M Records731454880082013
Just Like a Man/Learn to Cry/Angel/WorldA&M Records31458 80081992
Kiss This Thing GoodbyeA&M RecordsSP 179851989
Kiss This Thing GoodbyeA&M RecordsSP 180310000
Kiss This Thing Goodbye SamplerA&M RecordsSP 180490000
Not Where It's At/Sleep Instead of TeardropsA&M RecordsAMCDP 004571997
Roll to MeA&M Records31458 84331995
Singles Collection 1989-1998A&M Records31454 09401998
Some Other Sucker's Parade/Roll to Me/Here and Now/Hatful of RainA&M Records31458 24351997
Tell Her ThisA&M RecordsAMCDP 000941995
Tell Her This/Life By Mistake/In the FrameA&M Records31458 13231995
TwistedA&M Records31458 03111993
Twisted In Store Play SamplerA&M RecordsAMSAD 000451995
Waking HoursA&M Records75021 52871990
Waking HoursA&M RecordsSP 179501989
Waking HoursA&M RecordsSP 52871990
What I Think She SeesA&M RecordsAMCDP 005191997

Del Amitri U.S. Singles and E.P. Discography

TITLE:LABEL:STOCK NO.:RELEASED:
Be My DownfallA&M Records75021 80721989
Kiss This Thing Goodbye/Return of Maggie Brown (the)/Slowly, It's Coming BackA&M RecordsSP 179951989
Stone Cold SoberA&M Records75021 80651989
Stone Cold SoberA&M Records75021 80761989
Stone Cold Sober/Another Letter Home/April the First/More Than You'd Every KnowA&M Records75021 80751989
Tell Her This/Roll to MeA&M Records31458 13221995

Del Amitri Song List

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
20th Century Masters the Millennium Collection200344006331720
Roll to Me
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
Hatful of Rain
Stone Cold Sober
Nothing Ever Happens
Always the Last to Know
When You Were Young
Just Like a Man
Driving with the Brakes On
Here and Now
Not Where It's At
Cry to Be Found

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Always the Last to Know199175021 7385
Always the Last to Know (Remix)
Always the Last to Know (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Always the Last to Know/Be My Downfall199275021 1604
Always the Last to Know
Be My Downfall

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Be My Downfall198975021 8072
Be My Down Fall

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Be My Downfall199231458 8072
Be My Downfall

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Change Everything2014602537 556885
Be My Downfall
Just Like a Man
When You Were Young
Surface of the Moon
I Won't Take the Blame
First Rule of Love (the)
Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere (the)
Always the Last to Know
To Last a Lifetime
As Soon As the Tide Comes In
Behind the Fool
Sometimes I Just Have to Say Your Name
Learn to Cry
Angel on the Roof
Whole World Is Quiet (The)
Whiskey Remorse
Lighten Up the Load
Heart Is a Bad Design (the)
Don't Cry No Tears
Bye Bye Pride
Cindy Incidentally
Spit In the Rain
I Won't Take the Blame
Scared to Live
Long Journey Home
Verb to Do (the)
Kestrel Road
Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere (the)
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
Hatful of Rain

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Change Everything199275021 5385
Be My Downfall
Just Like a Man
When You Were Young
Surface of the Moon
I Won't Take the Blame
First Rule of Love (the)
Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere (the)
Always the Last to Know
To Last a Lifetime
As Soon As the Tide Comes In
Behind the Fool
Sometimes I Just Have To Say Your Name

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Don't Come Home Too Soon199831458 2707
Don't Come Home Too Soon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Driving with the Brakes On1995AMCDP 00723
Driving with the Brakes On

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hatful of Rain199831458 1031
Hatful of Rain

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Hatful of Rain: the Best of Del Amitri199831454 0940
Cry to Be Found
Roll to Me
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
Not Where It's At
Nothing Ever Happens
Always the Last to Know
Here and Now
Just Like a Man
Spit in the Rain
When You Were Young
Driving With the Brakes On
Stone Cold Sober
Tell Her This
Move Away Jimmy Blue
Be My Downfall
Some Other Sucker's Parade
Don't Come Home Too Soon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Here and Now199531458 8393
Here and Now
Here and Now

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Here and Now/Long Way Down/Someone Else Will/Queen of False Alarms/Always the Last to Know/When I Want You/Stone Cold Sober199531458 0969
Here and Now
Long Way Down
Someone Else Will
Queen of False Alarms
Always the Last to Know
When I Want You
Stone Cold Sober

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Just Like a Man/Learn to Cry/Angel/World199231458 8008
Just Like a Man
Learn to Cry
Angel
World

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Just Like a Man/Learn to Cry/Angel/World201373145488008
Just Like a Man
Learn to Cry
Angel
World

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Kiss This Thing Goodbye075021 1485
Kiss This Thing Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Kiss This Thing Goodbye0SP 18031
Kiss This Thing Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Kiss This Thing Goodbye1989SP 17985
Kiss This Thing Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Kiss This Thing Goodbye Sampler0SP 18049
Kiss This Thing Goodbye

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Kiss This Thing Goodbye/Return of Maggie Brown (the)1990AM 1485

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Kiss This Thing Goodbye/Return of Maggie Brown (the)/Slowly, It's Coming Back1989SP 17995
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
Return Of Maggie Brown (the)
Slowly, It's Coming Back

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Not Where It's At1997AMCDP 00446
Not Where It's At (LP Version)
Not Where It's At (Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Not Where It's At/Sleep Instead of Teardrops1997AMCDP 00457
Not Where It's At (LP Version)
Not Where It's At (Edit)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Roll to Me199531458 8451
Roll to Me (Vocals Up Radio Remix)
Roll to Me (Radio Remix)
Roll to Me (LP Version)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Roll to Me199531458 8433
Roll to Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Roll to Me/Long Way Down199531458 1114
Roll to Me/Long Way Down

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Roll to Me/Long Way Down/Scared to Live/Someone Else Will199531458 1115
Roll to Me
Long Way Down
Scared to Live
Someone Else Will

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Singles Collection 1989-1998199831454 0940
Cry to Be Found
Roll to Me
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
Not Where It's At
Nothing Ever Happens
Always the Last to Know
Here and Now
Just Like a Man
Spit in the Rain
When You Were Young
Driving With the Brakes On
Stone Cold Sober
Tell Her This
Move Away Jimmy Blue
Be My Downfall
Some Other Sucker's Parade
Don't Come Home Too Soon

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Some Other Sucker's Parade2012731454 070522

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Some Other Sucker's Parade20127314540705
Not Where It's At
Some Other Sucker's Parade
Won't Make It Better
What I Think She Sees
Medicine
High Times
Mother Nature's Writing
No Family Man
Cruel Light of Day
Funny Way to Win
Through All That Nothing
Life Is Full
Lucky Guy
Make It Always Be Too Late

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Some Other Sucker's Parade199731454 0705
Not Where It's At
Some Other Sucker's Parade
Won't Make It Better
What I Think She Sees
Medicine
High Times
Mother Nature's Writing
No Family Man
Cruel Light of Day
Funny Way to Win
Through All That Nothing
Life Is Full
Lucky Guy
Make It Always Be Too Late

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Some Other Sucker's Parade199731454 0702
Not Where It's At
Some Other Sucker's Parade
Won't Make It Better
What I Think She Sees
Medicine
High Times
Mother Nature's Writing
No Family Man
Cruel Light of Day
Funny Way to Win
Through All That Nothing
Life Is Full
Lucky Guy
Make It Always Be Too Late

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Some Other Sucker's Parade/Roll to Me/Here and Now/Hatful of Rain199731458 2435
Some Other Sucher's Parade/Roll to Me/Here and Now/Hatful of Rain

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stone Cold Sober198975021 8065
Stone Cold Sober

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stone Cold Sober198975021 8076
Stone Cold Sober
Another Letter Home
April the First
More Than You'd Every Know

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Stone Cold Sober/Another Letter Home/April the First/More Than You'd Every Know198975021 8075
Stone Cold Sober
Another Letter Home
April the First
More Than You'd Every Know

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Suckers and Other Delights1997AMSAC 00483
Not Where It's At
Suckers and Other Delights
Roll to Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tell Her This1995AMCDP 00094
Tell Her This

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tell Her This/Life By Mistake/In the Frame199531458 1323
Tell Her This (LP Version)
Tell Her This (Live)
Life By Mistake
In the Frame

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Tell Her This/Roll to Me199531458 1322
Tell Her This
Roll to Me

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Twisted199331458 0311
Twisted

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Twisted199531454 0311
Food for Songs
Start with Me
Here and Now
One Thing Left to Do
Tell Her This
Being Somebody Else
Roll to Me
Crashing Down
It Might as Well Be You
Never Enough
It's Never Too Late to Be Alone
Driving with the Brakes On

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Twisted2014602537 556939
Food For Songs
Start With Me
Here and Now
One Thing Left to Do
Tell Her This
Being Somebody Else
Roll to Me
Crashing Down
It Might As Well Be You
Never Enough
It's Never Too Late to Be Alone
Driving With the Brakes On
Long Way Down
Life By Mistake
In the Meantime
Little Luck (a)
In the Frame
Queen of False Alarms
Last Love Song (the)
Better Man (a)
One Thing Left to Do
Food For Songs
Move Away Jimmy Blue
Stone Cold Sober
When You Were Young
Crashing Down
Move Away Jimmy Blue
Stone Cold Sober

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Twisted In Store Play Sampler1995AMSAD 00045

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Waking Hours1990SP 5287
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
Opposite View
Move Away Jimmy Blue
Stone Cold Sober
You're Gone
When I Want You
This Side Of the Morning
Empty
Hatful Of Rain
Nothing Ever Happens

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Waking Hours199075021 5287
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
Opposite View
Move Away Jimmy Blue
Stone Cold Sober
You're Gone
When I Want You
This Side Of the Morning
Empty
Hatful Of Rain
Nothing Ever Happens

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Waking Hours2014602537 556960
Kiss This Thing Goodbye
Opposite View
Move Away Jimmy Blue
Stone Cold Sober
You're Gone
When I Want You
This Side of the Morning
Empty
Hatful of Rain
Nothing Ever Happens
No Holding On
Slowly, It's Coming Back
Fred Partington's Daughter
Return of Magie Brown (the)
Talk It to Death
So Many Souls to Change
Don't I Look Like the Kind of Guy You Used to Hate
Evidence
Another Letter Home
April the First
More Than You'd Ever Know
This Side of the Morning
Spit In the Rain
Return of Maggie Brown (the)

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
Waking Hours1989SP 17950
Waking Hours

TITLE:RELEASED:STOCK NO.:
What I Think She Sees1997AMCDP 00519
What I Think She Sees


Del Amitri MUSIC CHARTS

Del Amitri on Record Charts

US ALBUMS
TITLESTOCK NO.CHART NAMEPEAK
Change Everything75021 5385Billboard Pop178
Waking HoursSP 5287Billboard Pop95

No Singles or EPs made it to the charts.