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Welcome to Glasgow Skyline the largest and most comprehensive resource for everything Deacon Blue and Ricky Ross related on the internet. 

Serving Deacon Blue fans worldwide since 1997.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September

New Ricky Ross Album 

November / December

Ricky Ross Solo Tour

SITE UPDATES

18 September  2017

 ....MORE

Glasgow Skyline Updates

18th September 2017

Discography / Ricky Ross Albums & 7" Rarities

Added Short Stories Vol 1 to Ricky Ross Albums and added the Raintown "Choral Version" 7" to the 7" rarities section.

Lyrics

Added the lyrics for Short Stories Vol 1


8th August 2017

Home Page

Added details of Ricky's new album and solo tour, also added details of the Circus Lights Archive

Chords / Deacon Blue Chords

A year ago I took up piano, this has given me the encouragement to look back at some of the chords on the site. I have now corrected the chords for Raintown, Ragman and Bethlehems Gate which all had a few mistakes.

Features / Raintown Making A Masterpiece

Added the Radio 2 documentary from May 2017.

Added the BBC Scotland documentary about Dignity.


9th March 2017

Home Page

Added the Live At Glasgow Barrowlands album banner and links. Added the Edinburgh Castle banner and added the video for "I Will And I Won't.

Discography

Added the last DB singles, the new album and the Del Amitri tribute album featuring Ricky Ross to the CD Live and Special Releases section.


16th October 2016

Multimedia / Audio

Added 9 tracks from the tour!... Nottingham, Perth and Sheffield


10th October 2016

Multimedia / Audio

Added 3 tracks from the recent sessions, Jolene, Real Gone Kid and This Is A Love Song

Also added Delivery Man from the bands recent instore appearance at HMV Glasgow.

Articles / 2015 - 2020

Deacon Blue Are A Band Of Brothers For Lone Female Lorraine McIntosh - Daily Record 3rd October 2016


7th October 2016

Discography 

Added the new album Believers, as well as the bonus CD and cassette to the cassette rarities and CD special releases section.

Chords

Added the chords / tab for Come Awake


20th September 2016

Articles / 2015 - 2020

Added 3 new articles.

Ricky Ross : Writing Believers - The Huffington Post 26th August 2016

Ricky Ross Seeks Believers In Troubled Times - The National 15th September 2016

True Believers - Daily Record 17th September 2016


26th August 2016

Articles / Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Added an old press release for the USA release of Whatever You Say, Say Nothing

Features / Raintown - Making A Masterpiece

Added another audio documentary "Lyrical Journey"


11th July 2016

Articles / Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Added the press release for Believers

Main page

Added details of the new abum Believers

Discography / CD Live & Special Releases.

Added details of the Refugee album featuring Ricky Ross


Articles 2015 / 2016

Added a lot of new articles


16th November 2015

Multimedia / Audio

After a great night in New Brighton, 7 great MP3's including some rare gems like Waves Of Sorrow and Riches!!


12th November 2015

Multimedia / Audio

Long overdue update!....first bootleg is in from Ricky's latest tour, 3 tracks from Aberdeen Lemon Tree added to the site.


17th August 2015

Discography / CD Live & Special Releases.

Some discography updates, 2 rare radio transcription CD's and I've added Bloom. 


21st May 2015

Multimedia / Audio

Much belated site update!... 7 tracks from the Hammersmith Apollo 22nd May 1993 that have just surfaced! If you put them together with the 3 live tracks released on the 1994 Dignity CD single you have 10 tracks from this concert!!

Main Page

Added details of Ricky Ross's forthcoming solo tour.


20th December 2014

Multimedia / Audio

Added 3 tracks from Harrogate International Centre


18th December 2014

Multimedia / Audio

Added 3 tracks from Manchester Apollo


15th December 2014

Articles / 2009 - 2014

Added some more articles kindly submitted by Paul English.

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross & Lorraine McIntosh On Pop & Politics...  - Daily Record 22nd August 2014

Deacon Blue Star Ricky Ross Writes With Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Daily Record 22nd August 2014

Tour Programme 2013 - Paul English August 2013


Multimedia / Audio

2 tracks from Sheffield are available for download.


3rd December 2014

Chords

Added the chords for A New House


Articles / 2009 - 2014

Added some recent reviews and articles.

Songs Sung - Evening Times 27th November 2014

Deacon Blue Open Up About Getting Back On The Road - Daily Record 28th November 2014

Deacon Blue : Kilmarnock Grand Hall - The Herald 1st December 2014

Multimedia / Audio

2 tracks from Kilmarnock are available for download

Also added "Bethlehem Begins" from the Daily Record session.



6th November 2014

Articles / 2009 - 2014

Added some recent reviews and articles.

Deacon Blue Uncertain About Future - Xposé Entertainment 25th August 2014

Deacon Blue - A New House  - The Scotsman 31st August 2014

Deacon Blue - A New House - Classic Pop September 2014

Deacon Blue - A New House - Daily Record 2nd September 2014

Deacon Blue Record Tribute To Scots Conservationist - Scotland Now 3rd September 2014

Deacon Blue Embrace Nature On Seventh Album - The Herald 4th September 2014

Deacon Blue Caledonian Dreamers - The Telegraph 18th September 2014


Main Page / Video

Added the new promo video for the forthcoming single "I Wish I Was A Girl Like You"


13th September 2014

Chords

Added the chords for Our New Land and Win from the new album!

Discography / Deacon Blue Albums

Added the details for the new Deacon Blue album A New House

Lyrics

Added all the lyrics for the new Deacon Blue album A New House


28th August 2014

Articles / Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Added 2 press releases for A New House and the high res artwork for the album.


11th August 2014

Links

Added a link to the unnofficial DB/RR Facebook group which is gathering numbers, nearly 500 members now.

Chords

Rather belatedly added the chords to "The Outsiders" sounding very nice too!!. Work has begun working out the chords for the new album 2 or 3 songs already in the bag, just waiting on lyrics before I can publish.

Biography / The Complete Biography

Some general housekeeping, brought the biography up to date with all of 2013's activities and a few bits from 2014 so far. If you think anything important is missing let me know.


26th July 2014

Multimedia / Audio

The "A New House" promotion campaign has started! the first radio session is in the bag, you can now download 3 brilliant tracks from the Ken Bruce show broadcast yesterday, including a brilliant acoustic version of the title track "A New House".


10th July 2014

Main Page / A New House Single

Added the video for the new single "A New House" released 25th July as a download only single.


28th June 2014

Main Page / A New House

Belated update, apologies but all has been quiet in DB land!!

Update on the new album added, including artwork and links to pre order site from Pledge Music.


9th April 2014

Main Page

Added release date for the new Deacon Blue album and details of the UK tour.


12th March 2014

Main Page

Added the latest tour dates and the details of the new Deacon Blue album.

Multimedia / Pictures

Added part 2 of a mammoth photo update.


4th February 2014

Multimedia / Pictures

Added the first part of a mammoth photo update, when complete there will be over 2500 photographs in the archive!!

Articles / Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Added the 2013 Tour Programme.

22nd December 2013

Multimedia / Audio

Added 2 Christmas tracks from the Glasgow Hydro show, and added the 2 fantastic session tracks recorded for Weekend Wogan.


18th December 2013

Chords / Deacon Blue Chords
Added the guitar chords for "You'll Know It's Christmas" and "Starstruck"

Articles / 2009 - 2013
Paul English has kindly donated his full article that was published in the 25th Anniversary Tour Programme. Also added a few other recent articles.

Deacon Blue 25th Anniversary Tour 2012 - Paul English September 2012
Lorraine Misses First Show In Two Decades After Losing Her Voice - Daily Record 14th December 2013
Deacon Blue Return To The Stage With Dignity Intact - The Herald 14th December 2013
Deacon Blue At Colston Hall - Bristol Post 13th December 2013
Deacon Blue Gig Review, Echo Arena Liverpool - Liverpool Sight And Sound 15th December 2013
Deacon Blue get the audience swaying - Swindon Advertiser 11th December 2013

Lyrics
Added the lyrics for the You'll Know It's Christmas EP


5th December 2013

Multimedia / Audio

6 Tracks from the Manchester Apollo gig available to download.


25th November 2013

Main Page

Added the video for the Deacon Blue Christmas single "You'll Know It's Christmas"

Discography / Singles / CD Rartites 

Added the single and promo for the single to the Discography.


12th November 2013

Main Page

Added details of the new Deacon Blue Christmas Single "You'll Know It's Christmas"

Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Added the press release for the Christmas single as well as the high res artwork for the single. Also added the high res artwork for the Raintown, WTWKYN and The Hipsters 2013 Vinyl re-issues.

Discography / 10" & 12" Vinyl Rarities

Added the 2013 Edsel vinyl re-issues to the discography.


19th September 2013

Multimedia / Audio

5 More tracks from the tour, a lovely recording from Theatre Royal Norwich, probably the last recordings from this leg of the tour unless any more bootlegs show up. Again don't forget to check out www.circuslights.com Steve will be sharing more of these tracks very soon.

Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Realised that the Tour 2007 programme was actually just about small enough to scan, so this has been upgraded from the previous edition that was compiled from photographs.

Articles / 2009 - 2013

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross Talks 25 Years Of Getting Away With It - Ipswich Star 9th September 2013

Review: Deacon Blue, York Barbican - The Press 12th September 2013

Blue - Irish News 13th September 2013

Review: Deacon Blue St Davids Hall Cardiff - Wales Online 13th September 2013

Deacon Blue, St David's Hall - South Wales Argus 15th September 2013


16th September 2013

Multimedia / Audio

3 more tracks from the tour, this time from the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.

Articles / 2009 - 2013

Dignity Still Key For Raintown Collective - Writewyattuk 3rd September 2013

Still Hip After All These Years - Writewyattuk 8th September 2013


12th September 2013

Multimedia / Audio

5 more tracks from the tour!... from last nights Victoria Hall, Stoke gig. Don't forget to check out www.circuslights.com Steve will be sharing more tracks from this show and others.


8th September 2013

Multimedia / Audio

And so the tour begins!!.... 5 tracks available to download from the opening night of the tour at Preston Guild Hall.


28th August 2013

Articles  

Press Releases / Documents

Added a lot of vintage press releases to the PRESS RELEASE section, added a new sub header DOCUMENTS and added a few interesting items to that, from rare internal record company memo's, to high resolution artwork for past releases. If anyone has any items they think would be relevant to this section let me know, I would love to add more!


15th August 2013

Articles 

Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Added 2 more tour programmes, Tour 2007 and 25th Anniversary Tour 2012. Due to their size they had to be photographed rather than scanned so quality a little inferior to the others. I hope to add them all eventually.


6th August 2013

Main Page / Demon Records Vinyl Releases

Put a page together for the new vinyl releases with all the details and links to buy now.

Articles

A Rocky Start For Deacon Blue - Los Angeles Times 5th August 1989

Ricky Ross Tell's Why He Can't Wait To Take To King Tut's Stage - Daily Record 4th August 2013

Articles / Press Releases

Added the 3 press releases for the new vinyl releases.


14th July 2013

Articles / 2009 - 2013

Ricky Ross reveals his teenage kids talked him into doing gig at T in the Park - Daily Record 10th July 2013

T in the Park: Deacon Blue bring plenty of Dignity to 'teen birthday party' - STV 13th July 2013

Review: Deacon Blue, T in the Park 2013 - The Herald 13th July 2013


24th June 2013

Multimedia / Video

Added Ricky's 38 minute live broadcast from Gardyne Hall, Dundee 3.5.13

Deacon Blue UK Tour

Added the 2 Irish dates.


13th June 2013

Multimedia / Audio

Added 4 tracks from Ricky's Dundee gig, taken from the BBC Alba broadcast.


27th May 2013

Articles / 2009 - 2013

Added 2 new articles, thank's as always to Paul English for these!

Lorraine McIntosh reveals surprise at acting career - Daily Record 24th May 2013

Ricky Ross , I'm so nervous playing solo that I can hardly go on stage - Daily Record 24th May 2013


22nd April 2013

Multimedia / Audio

Added 5 tracks from Ricky's Manchester gig!


20th April 2013

Multimedia / Audio

Added 5 tracks from Ricky's Wavendon gig!


18th April 2013

Multimedia / Audio

Added 5 tracks from Ricky's Worcester gig!

Lyrics

Added the lyrics for Trouble Came Looking


7th April 2013

Articles 2009 - 2013

Trouble Came Looking - The Scotsman 6th April 2013

Ricky Ross talks about new solo album - Sunday Mail 7th April 2013

Multimedia / Audio

Added "We Shall Overcome The Whole Wide World" from the Sunday Mail session.


2nd April 2013

Articles / 2009 - 2013

Deacon Blue to end UK tour at Glasgow's Hydro - Daily Record 23rd March 2013

Trouble Came Looking - Uncut May 2013

Chords / Ricky Ross Chords

Added "We Shall Overcome The Whole Wide World"

Discography

Added a new section "Downloadable Discography" Richard Waldron has kindly updated and expanded the original "Complete Discography" that used to be on Glasgow Skyline. You can now download and print this very comprehensive Discography. Thank you Richard.

11th March 2013

Multimedia / Audio

Added 3 new Ricky Ross solo tracks performed live for Caledonian Heart.

Discography / Singles / CD Rartites

Added the single and promo single for Turn to the discography.

Home Page

Added the new video for the Turn single

Chords / Ricky Ross Chords / Ukulele Chords

Added the chords for 4 songs from Trouble Came Looking,

Also transcribed one of the songs for Ukulele.


26th February 2013 

Articles

Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Added the press releases for Trouble Came Looking


17th February 2013

Ricky Ross Album And Tour

Artwork and tracklist added for the forthcoming Ricky Ross album Trouble Came Looking, thanks to Angel for finding this information!

Multimedia / Audio

Added 4 tracks from the Madrid, Sala Universal Sur, 25.09.91 gig, once again thanks to Angel for sourcing this great sounding recording.


22nd January 2013

News

Added the Scottish tour dates for Ricky's solo tour

Articles / 2009 - 2013

Deacon Blue - The Hipsters - Cross Rhythms 3rd January 2013

Deacon Blue frontman Ricky Ross set for UK solo adventure - The Daily Record 18th January 2013


18th January 2013

Mulitmedia / Audio

Deacon Blue

Chocolate Girl / Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time  - Edinburgh Playhouse 25.05.01
I Believe In You / Closing Time - De Montfort Hall, Leicester 12.11.06

Ricky Ross

Ash Wednesday - Union Chapel London 23.04.02
Orphans - Neptune Theatre Liverpool - 05.05.05

McIntosh Ross

This World Is Not My Home - Edinburgh Usher Hall 29.11.09
Walls - Edinburgh Usher Hall 29.11.09


13th January 2013

Articles

Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

Added 'Over The Land And The City 1989 tour programme.


6th January 2013

Articles

Press Releases / Fan Club / Tour Programmes

A slight rename to this section, I've began digitizing old tour programmes, there are 4 complete and ready to download in PDF format.


4th January 2013

Happy new year!... updates have been slow, there's not much happening. Just a few things updated, mostly news and tour dates the other updates are listed below.

Biography 

Updated the main biography with all the goings on from 2012

Discography / Deacon Blue Singles & CD Rarities

Added the details for the 'That's What We Can Do' single / promo


10th December 2012

Multimedia / Video

Featured video updated, Deacon Blue MTV Most Wanted January 1993, interview and live acoustic track!


2nd December 2012

Articles / Press Releases & PDF Files

Completed digitizing the Yeah Fanclub magazines, issues 4, 5 and 6 are now archived.

Discography / CD Rarities

Added 'A Is For Astronaut' CDR promo (Thanks to Rich again)


22nd November 2012

Articles / Press Releases & PDF Files

I've began digitizing the official Deacon Blue fanclub magazines, Yeah! issues 1, 2 and 3 are now available to download as PDF files. The remaining 3 issues will follow very soon!


16th November 2012

Mainpage

Added the link to the new Deacon Blue store, and links to Ricky's radio show.

Chords

Revised "She'll Understand" now more accurate and easier to play.

Discography / Cassette Tape Rarities

Added Raintown CBS promo cassette (blue sleeve) thanks to Rich for that one.


7th November 2012

Discography

Updated the Discography with all the new Edsel Album releases / promo CD's and Singles

Main Page

Added the new promo video for the new single The Outsiders


5th November "Thirty thousand fireworks took the piss out of Princes Street Gardens"

Multimedia / Audio 

Bonfire night treat!....9 new MP3's 8 from the tour and one from the Wogan session!

2nd November 2012

Lyrics

Major lyrics update, I think nearly every released Deacon Blue lyric is now online!

Chords

Added "The One About Loneliness"

Discography / Deacon Blue Books

Added details for the 4 Deacon Blue related books that have been published throughout the years.

Articles

Deacon Blue : Echo Arena Liverpool 20th October 2012 - Liverpool Live 24th October 2012

Deacon Blue Set To Release Expanded Editions Of Their Albums - Daily Record 24th October 2012


21st October 2012

Main Page / Demon Music Remasters

Added a banner and infromation page for the new Casebound Book Editions from Demon Music

Articles / PDF Files

Added the official PDF from Edsel records for each of the new releases, these are also linked to in the above info page for the releases.

16th October 2012

Multimedia / Audio

Added 4 tracks from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 7th October 2012

12th October 2012

Multimedia / Audio

Added 6 tracks from the Manchester Apollo gig, first MP3's of the tour!

Articles

Deacon Blue : The Hipsters - BBC Music 21st September 2012

Deacon Blue Edinburgh Usher Hall 8th October 2012 - The Scotsman 9th October 2012

Deacon Blue Edinburgh Usher Hall 8th Octobter 2012 - Edinburgh Evening Times 9th October 2012

Deacon Blue : The Hipsters - Q Magazine November 2012

Deacon Blue Caird Hall, Dundee 4th October 2012 - The Herald 8th October 2012

Deacon Blue : It's Rock 'n' Roll, If You're Not Enjoying it.... - Leicester Mercury 4th October 2012

Our New Album Is Called The Hipsters, Basically Because We're Not - Cambridge News 10th October 2012


8th October 2012

Multimedia / Audio

Added Chocolate Girl from the Bob Harris Session, also upgraded She'll Understand & Twist And Shout from the Tay session with the You Tube rips, superior to the orginal webstream.

Lyrics / The Hipsters

Finally got around to adding The Hipsters lyrics,  (thanks Angel for the kick up the ass!)

3rd October 2012

Multimedia / Video

Updated the featured video!

24th September 2012

Articles

Love And Longing - The Herald 19th September 2012

Deacon Blue : Exclusive In-Depth Interview With Returning Hit Makers - Cross Rhythms 19th September 2012

Multimedia / Audio

Added 6 tracks from the BBC Radio 2 gig 20.09.12

And "Here I Am In London Town" from the MacAulay & Co session 24.09.12

Also added 2 tracks from the Tay FM session, She'll Understand and Twist And Shout


19th September 2012

Features

When The World Knows Your Name feature now online!

Articles

Despite album title, Deacon Blue insist they're more hip replacements than hipsters - The Daily Record 9th September 2012

Deacon Blue , Still Captured Their Unique Sound - The Daily Mail 13th September 2012

The Spirit And Loyalty Of Our Liverpool Fans Never Ceases To Amaze Us - Liverpool Echo 14th September 2012

Deacon Blue's Ricky Ross On The City Behind The Songs - The Scotsman 15th September 2012


9th September 2012

Multimedia / Audio

Added 2 MP3 tracks for Gary P.... Indigo Sky and Shifting Sand.

Articles

Deacon Blue : The Hipsters - Music Riot 2nd September 2012

Deacon Blue : The Hipsters - Music News 4th September 2012

Ricky Ross Interview - Liverpool Live 6th September 2012

Love Nearly Ended Group - Daily Record 9th September 2012


4th September 2012

Multimedia / Audio

Added the 2 session tracks from this evenings Simon Mayo session!

Articles

Ricky Ross Interview - Record Collector September 2012

Deacon Blue : The Hipsters - Mojo October 2012

Deacon Blue : Live - DVDfever.co.uk June 2008


1st September 2012

Glasgow Skyline is relaunched

After a long absence the site is back up and running and had a full redesign. The updates are numerous so I'll just summize as best I can.

Main Page

Added The Hipsters video and also there's an exclusive download, a welcome gift from Ricky Ross.

Added a brief Welcome Message.

Forum

A new forum is installed, much like the one from several years ago, please register and post away!...(keep it clean!)

Biography

Brought the main biography up to date, added the not so brief 'In Brief' biog as an alternative, with a few pictures.

Updated the Meet The Band section also with the new recruits and ex members or recent times.

Discography

Re-scanned pretty much everything, clearer images, new info, and some new items I imagine.

Lyrics

Added Pale Rider and The Great Lakes and few odds and ends, The Hipsters is coming soon.

Chords

Big update, Most of The Hipsters is done, and sounding pretty good. Added a few McIntosh Ross songs too. Also revisited 'Bound To Love' and 'I Was RIght And You Were Wrong' made these a lot better than what was there before!

I've started playing Ukelele so I'll add a few Uke arrangements (does anybody care?).

Also added what I can of Bass Tabs, found some professional tab in a magazine and scanned that in. If you play Bass and have some tabs send them my way.

Multimedia

Added a few MP3's to get us going, Same with the video, I'll be using You Tube to host as it's the most logical solution these days. Added a flash photo gallery, it's pretty limited but pretty, it also takes a few seconds to load so be patient.

Articles

Brought the articles section up to date as best I can, this will be ongoing, I expect a lot of new Hipster articles are on the way. 

Also added some Press Releases and some magazines in PDF that I had lying around on my hard drive.

Features

A new section for 2012, a place for articles with supporting multimedia footage. I've added the Castlemilk Boys article from the Scotsman and put together a little homage to Raintown with lots of MP3 downloads and pictures!

Links

Usual stuff, added all the new links for the official site and social network pages the band use.