Bluetones - Expecting To Fly (Deluxe 25th Anniversary 3LP + bonus 12" Edition)

by The Bluetones



Hailing from Heston in West London, The Bluetones (Scott Morriss bass, Eds Chesters drums, Adam Devlin guitars, and Mark Morriss vocals) arrived on the scene in 1995 with their debut single “Are You Blue Or Are You Blind?”. They followed this up with “Bluetonic” and then “Slight Return”, which reached # 2 on the UK singles chart. The debut album “Expecting To Fly” was released in February 1996 , and went straight to # 1.

• This 3 LP box set contains the original 1996 album, a 12 track LP of non album A and B sides, as well as the collection of pre fame demos “The Early Garage Years”. The box also contains the 12 x 12 booklet from the original limited edition sleeve , as well as a note by 6Music DJ Steve Lamacq.

• The three LPs are pressed on 180 gram blue vinyl. 3 LPs on 180g blue vinyl in inner sleeves in lift off lid box, with 12 x 12 booklet

3x 12" LP + 12", gatefold sleeve


A1 Talking to Clarry

A2 Bluetonic

A3 Cut Some Rug

A4 Things Change

A5 The Fountainhead

B1 Carnt Be Trusted

B2 Slight Return

B3 Putting Out Fires

B4 Vampire

B5 A Parting Gesture

B6 Time & Again


C1 Are You Blue Or Are You Blind

C2 String Along

C3 Driftwood

C4 Colorado Beetle

C5 Glad To See Y'Back Again

C6 Don't Stand Me Down

D1 Nae Hair On't

D2 Castle Rock

D3 The Devil Behind My Smile

D4 Marblehead Johnson

D5 The Simple Things

D6 Nifkin's Bridge

THE EARLY GARAGE YEARS: All tracks recorded in 1994

E1 Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? [demo]

E2 Talking To Clarry [demo]

E3 Carn't Be Trusted [demo]

E4 Slight Return [limited edition UK/Japan 7" single]

E5 No. 11 (Bluetonic) [from the Fierce Panda "Return To Splendour" EP]

F1 The Fountainhead [demo]

F2 Time & Again [demo]

F3 Cut Some Rug [homemade 4-track recording]

F4 Talking To Clarry [homemade 8-track recording]

F5 Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? [homemade 8-track recording]


G1 Time & Again [4-track demo]

G2 Cut Some Rug [4-track demo]

H Putting Out Fires [4-track demo]


Demon Records, 2021 reissue

Originally released 1995


[Rock] [Indie Rock]