LATER THIS WEEK DEACON BLUE’S NEW ALBUM IS EXPECTED TO ACHIEVE THE GROUP’S HIGHEST CHART PLACING IN TWO DECADES.
To some that fact may represent a triumphant ‘comeback’ – but in some ways the band has never really been away. Classic hit REAL GONE KID (originally released in late 1988) is still a staple at many radio stations, and there has been a great deal of brand new material from chief songwriter Ricky Ross over the last two decades; including several Deacon Blue albums alongside solo work and material recorded as a duo with his wife Lorraine McIntosh (also a member of Deacon Blue). Ross has also written with James Blunt, Ronan Keating, KT Tunstall, Emma Bunton, Will Young and Jamie Cullum… So, it’s not really a comeback. It’s a resurgence of sorts. The stars have aligned – for whatever reason – and are currently illuminating Ross and his band as they go about their business of crafting finely wrought adult-oriented pop. In this intimate new edition of The Mouthcast, recorded backstage before an invite-only solo show this week, Ross reflects on the band’s early days in mid-1980s Glasgow and talks about the thirty year journey to the new album. He also discusses the current state of UK politics, including his thoughts on the possibility of an independent Scotland…
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