The Blue Nile

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The Scottish band The Blue Nile has enjoyed a mystique contrived by its inaccessibility and the infrequency of its recordings, but it has also made a series of critically acclaimed discs. The group was formed by three Glasgow natives who had graduated from university there: singer/songwriter/guitarist Paul Buchanan, bassist Robert Bell, and keyboardist Paul Joseph Moore. (Engineer Callum Malcolm and drummer Nigel Thomas have worked with the trio consistently, to the point of being considered secondary bandmembers.)
The Blue Nile is the title of Alan Moorehead's 1962 sequel to The White Nile, the two books making up a history of the Nile River. They recorded their own single, "I Love This Life," which was distributed by Robert Stigwood's RSO Records just before the company closed its doors. They were then signed by Linn Products, which released their debut album, A Walk Across the Rooftops, in 1984.
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Albums

SP-6-5087 The Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops album art The Blue Nile A Walk Across The Rooftops (Album) Linn Records SP-6-5087 US 1983 Sell This Version
LKHCD2 DJ The Blue Nile - Hats album art The Blue Nile Hats (Album, Comp) Linn Records, Linn Records LKHCD2 DJ UK 1989 Sell This Version
TCD 0034 The Blue Nile - In Concert - 509 album art The Blue Nile In Concert - 509(CD, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0034 UK 1991 Sell This Version
9362458482 The Blue Nile - Peace At Last album art The Blue Nile Peace At Last (Album) Warner Bros. Records 9362458482 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
SANPR285 The Blue Nile - High album art The Blue Nile High (Album) Sanctuary Records SANPR285 UK 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RSO 84 The Blue Nile - I Love This Life album art The Blue Nile I Love This Life (Single) RSO RSO 84 UK 1981 Sell This Version
LKS 3 The Blue Nile - Heatwave album art The Blue Nile Heatwave(7", Single, Promo) Linn Records LKS 3 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
SP-17329 The Blue Nile - Stay album art The Blue Nile Stay (Single) Linn Records SP-17329 US 1983 Sell This Version
LKS 2 The Blue Nile - Tinseltown In The Rain album art The Blue Nile Tinseltown In The Rain (Single) Linn Records LKS 2 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
LKS 3 The Blue Nile - The Downtown Lights album art The Blue Nile The Downtown Lights (Single) Linn Records, Virgin LKS 3 Australasia 1989 Sell This Version
75021 8079 2 The Blue Nile - Headlights On The Parade album art The Blue Nile Headlights On The Parade (Single, Maxi) Linn Records 75021 8079 2 US 1989 Sell This Version
LKSCD 5 The Blue Nile - Saturday Night album art The Blue Nile Saturday Night (Single) Linn Records LKSCD 5 UK 1990 Sell This Version
PRCD300 The Blue Nile - Sentimental Man album art The Blue Nile Sentimental Man (Single) Warner Bros. Records PRCD300 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
WO373C, 5439-17502-4 The Blue Nile - Happiness album art The Blue Nile Happiness (Single) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WO373C, 5439-17502-4 UK 1996 Sell This Version
PRO-CD-8433-R The Blue Nile - Body And Soul album art The Blue Nile Body And Soul(CD, Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-CD-8433-R US 1996 Sell This Version
SANXS331 The Blue Nile - She Saw The World album art The Blue Nile She Saw The World (Single) Sanctuary Records SANXS331 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SANXD305 The Blue Nile - I Would Never album art The Blue Nile I Would Never (EP, Single) Sanctuary Records, Epstein Records SANXD305 UK 2004 Sell This Version

Compilations

LKHCD1 - LKHCD2 The Blue Nile - From Tinseltown To Downtown album art The Blue Nile From Tinseltown To Downtown(2xCD, Comp + Box, Promo) Linn Records, Virgin LKHCD1 - LKHCD2 UK 1989 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

CD 5284 The Blue Nile Hats(CD, Lon) A&M Records CD 5284 US 1989 Sell This Version
none The Blue Nile Stay Close (Instrumental)(File, MP3, 192) Not On Label (The Blue Nile Self-released) none 2010

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DFR69

DFR69

January 6, 2019
Walk across the rooftops and Hats have just remastered versions available (http://www.thebluenile.org). High is also completed and coming soon.
dunny1973

dunny1973

March 18, 2018
I'm desperate for these albums to be reissued... anyone any idea if anything is in the pipeline.
msephton

msephton

September 24, 2003
Peace At Last is the more "electronic" of their albums. They use drum machines etc but the music is firmly in alt folk territory.

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