Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Bluebells - Sisters (1984) | Second (1992)

The Bluebells were a Scottish pop group in the 1980s. They performed jangly guitar based pop not dissimilar to their Scottish contemporaries Aztec Camera and Orange Juice. They had three Top 40 hit singles in the UK, all written by guitarist and founder member Bobby Bluebell (real name Robert Hodgens) - "I'm Falling" , "Cath" , and their biggest success "Young at Heart". The latter was co-written with Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama (and originally recorded on Bananarama's album Deep Sea Skiving) and made it to number 8 in the UK Singles Chart on its original release in 1984. The band also released one EP, The Bluebells, and one full-length album, Sisters.

The band split up in the mid 1980s, but enjoyed an unexpected revival in 1993 when "Young At Heart" was used in a Volkswagen television advertisement. Re-issued as a single, it was number one for four weeks and led to the band reforming temporarily to perform the song on BBC Television's Top of the Pops. A compilation album followed, The Singles Collection, which peaked at #27 in the UK Albums Chart in April 1993.

The band reformed in late 2008, with original members the McCluskey brothers and Bobby Bluebell, to support Edwyn Collins at a show in Glasgow on 23 January 2009.

1984 London Records


1. "Everybody's Somebody's Fool"
2. "Young At Heart"
3. "I'm Falling"
4. "Will She Always Be Waiting"
5. "Cath"
6. "Red Guitars"
7. "Syracuse University"
8. "Learn To Love"
9. "The Patriot Game"
10. "South Atlantic Way"


11. "Sugar Bridge (Single Version)"
12. "Some Sweet Day"
13. "Happy Birthday (Turn Gold)"
14. "H.O.L.L.A.N.D."
15. "Tender Mercy"
16. "Cath (Extended Remix)"
17. "Everybody's Somebody's Fool (Extended Remix)"
18. "Young At Heart (Extended Remix)"
19. "Sugar Bridge (Extended Remix)"


1992 London Records


1. "Sweet Jesus"
2. "A Thousand Times"
3. "Scared"
4. "Orange County"
5. "God Forgives You"
6. "Hey Is It True"
7. "Mr Joyce"
8. "Jimmy Wonderful"
9. "Callander Green"
10. "Any Day Now"
11. "Better Days"
12. "Three Sisters"


13. "Forevermore"

The Bluebells - Forevermore/Aim In Life
London Records LON14 7"












forever yours, forever mine

time will tell, how far we'll go
what roads we'll take, whose heart we'll break

when we were young, oh hoh so young
we had such dreams, that i could be

forever yours, forever mine
forever yours, forever mine

and ever mine
forever yours, forever mine
forever, forevermore
forever, forevermore
forever, (and ever) forevermore



Bobby Bluebell (born Robert Hodgens, 6 June 1959, Scotland) (Guitar)
David McCluskey (born 13 January 1964, Scotland) (Drums)
Ken McCluskey (born Kenneth McCluskey, 8 February 1962, Scotland)(Vocals / Harmonica)
Lawrence Donegan (born 13 July 1961, Stirling, Scotland) (Bass)
Craig Gannon (born 30 July 1966, Manchester, England) (Guitar)
Russell Irvine (Guitar)
Neal Baldwinbas (Bass)

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