Ian Dury - Hit Me! The Best Of [2020]

Ian Dury - Hit Me! The Best Of [2020]

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A new collection of and about national institution (and rightly so), the King Blockhead himself, Mr. Ian Dury. Give thanks. If you want one guy who pretty much sums up the late twentieth century, he's ya boi.

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A brand new collection covering the entire career of the unique and incomparable Ian Dury.

+ Limited Indie shop only 2LP version is pressed on white coloured vinyl.

This collection features some of Dury’s earliest work with Kilburn & The High Roads, through a golden period of solo hits and classic recordings with the infamous Blockheads to his final studio album released in 2002, two years after his untimely passing in 2000.

The Crown Prince of Essex… the punk poet laureate… Ian Dury’s mastery of the English language and powerful performance made him an artist like no other. His wit, wisdom and showmanship are ever present here on classic tracks such as ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt 3’, ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’, ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ …all now unofficial British anthems!

The collection also feature brand new liner notes by comedian, writer and Ian’s friend, Phill Jupitus, alongside rare and unseen photographs.

2LP Tracks:
Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part 3)
Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
I Want to Be Straight
Billericay Dickie
I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
What A Waste
Inbetweenies
Sueperman's Big Sister
There Ain't Been Some Clever Bastards
My Old Man
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Wake Up and Make Love with Me
Sweet Gene Vincent
Clevor Trevor
This Is What We Find
Mash It Up Harry
Dance Little Rude Boy
Rough Kids
Upminster Kid
Blockheads

3CD Tracks:
CD1
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Wake Up and Make Love With Me
Sweet Gene Vincent
Clevor Trever
Billericay Dickie
My Old Man
I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra
Plaistow Patricia
Blockheads
Pam’s Moods
If I Was With A Woman
Upminster Kid
Billy Bentley (Promenades Himself In London)
Rough Kids
The Mumble Rumble and the Cocktail Rock
The Roadette Song
Crippled With Nerves
Blackmail Man
CD2
Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 (12” Version)
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
What A Waste
Inbetweenies
I Want To Be Straight
This Is What We Find
There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
Waiting For Your Taxi
Razzle In My Pocket
You’re More Than Fair
Quiet
Common As Muck
Dance Of The Screamers
Don’t Ask Me
Mischief
Lullaby For Franci/es
CD3
Mash It Up Harry
Dance Little Rude Boy
Sueperman’s Big Sister
Spasticus Autisticus (Live)
You’ll See Glimpses
F*cking Ada
Hey, Hey Take Me Away
Dance Of The Crackpots
Bed O’Roses No.9
O’Donegal
Itinerant Child
Geraldine
Jack Sh*t George
I Believe
One Love
England’s Glory (Demo)

Artist: Ian Dury
Label: BMG
Catalogue: 4050538633153
Barcode: 4050538633153
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 16th October 2020
                               

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