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Deacon Blue - Raintown / Riches FLAC album

Performer: Deacon Blue
Genre: Rock / Pop music
Title: Raintown / Riches
Country: UK & Europe
Released: 1987
Style: Synth-pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1181 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1891 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1679 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 545

Raintown is the debut album by Scottish pop band Deacon Blue. The album, written largely by lead singer Ricky Ross, was released in the United Kingdom on 1 May 1987. It proved a commercial success and has to date sold around a million copies, peaking in the UK Albums Chart at no. 14 and remaining in the charts for a year and a half. The album, widely praised as Deacon Blue's finest work, has the overtones of a concept album relating to the struggles of urban life in the inner city.

Matrix, Runout (Side A label): MX219163.

Complete your Deacon Blue collection. Kings Of The Western World. Raintown ‎(Cass, Album). 450549 4. Deacon Blue.

Only 20,000 copies were made. It contains the two bonus tracks that were included on the CD version of Raintown, plus selected tracks and B-sides from the following single releases: "Dignity" (1st release). When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)" (1st release). Dignity" (2nd release).

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The album, widely praised as Deacon Blue's finest work, has the overtones of a concept album relating to the struggles of urban life in the inner city - the city being unmistakably Glasgow, referenced by the roots of the band and by the famous images by photographer Oscar Marzaroli on the cover of the album. The weather is a feature of the atmosphere of the album. Played out in the course of the album is the struggle with money, unemployment, dreams of something better, culminating in an angry attack upon urban life

This album has an average beat per minute of 117 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 81/149 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Raintown. Album starts at 100BPM, ends at 139BPM (+39), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Deacon Blue.


A1 Born In A Storm
A2 Raintown
A3 Ragman
A4 He Looks Like Spencer Tracey Now
A5 Loaded
A6 When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)
B1 Chocolate Girl
B2 Dignity
B3 The Very Thing
B4 Love's Great Fears
B5 Town To Be Blamed
C1 Which Side Are You On ?
C2 Kings Of The Western World
C3 Angeliou
C4 Just Like Boys
C5 Raintown (Piano Version)
D1 Riches
D2 Church
D3 Shifting Sand
D4 Suffering
D5 Ribbons And Bows
D6 Dignity (Bob Clearmountain Produced Version)

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records
  • Published By – SBK Songs
  • Published By – Essex
  • Published By – Copyright Control


  • Mastered By – TY1*
  • Producer – Jon Kelly


Bob Clearmountain produced version. Album cover is of "Raintown" - Has a white & blue sticker saying the following:

Deacon Blue
Raintown / Riches
(The B Sides and more)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): MX219163
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): MX219164
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): MX251175
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): MX251176

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
450549 2 Deacon Blue Raintown ‎(CD, Album) CBS 450549 2 UK & Europe 1987
ESCA 5770 Deacon Blue Raintown ‎(CD, Album, RE) Epic ESCA 5770 Japan 1993
450549 0, 450549 1 Deacon Blue Raintown ‎(LP, Album + LP, MiniAlbum, Comp, Ltd) CBS, CBS 450549 0, 450549 1 Europe 1987
32-8P-238 Deacon Blue Raintown ‎(CD, Album) Epic 32-8P-238 Japan 1988
EDSJ 9002 Deacon Blue Raintown ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + CD + DVD + Spe) Edsel Records EDSJ 9002 Europe 2012