The Bluebells re-release their 1984 album ‘Sisters’.
On new imprint Past Night From Glasgow (yes, a subsidiary of Last Night From Glasgow), the long-player, which initially reached #22 in the UK charts, includes hit singles ‘I’m Falling’ and ‘Cath’.
Also featured on ‘Sisters’ is ‘Young At Heart’, which reached #1 following its use in a Volkswagen TV advert. Co-written with Bananarama’s Siobhan Fahey, Bobby Valentino was also eventually recognised for his work on the track following an infamous court case which saw the violinist claim a songwriting credit for his distinctive fiddle solo.
Produced by Bob Andrews and Colin Fairley, the remastering of the album was undertaken by Paul McGeechan (Love & Money/Starless) and includes two bonus songs produced by Elvis Costello as well as a reworked version of the album’s opening song, ‘Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool’.
There are also new liner notes (from journalist Pete Paphides) and updated artwork for the record which is available in a variety of coloured vinyl editions – ‘Bluebell Blue’ vinyl, ‘Red Guitars’ (named after side 2’s opening track) – and even standard black plastic, as well as on CD for the first time in Europe.
And true vinyl junkies / Bluebells completists may also be interested to know there are versions available from Rough Trade (green), Monorail (clear with flexi and fanzine), and yellow vinyl in Japan.