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

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

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

none Profile & The Downtown Lights — The Blue Nile The Blue Nile Profile & The Downtown Lights(VHS, Promo, NTSC) A&M Video none US 1989 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

none The Blue Nile Stay Close (Instrumental)(File, MP3, 192) Not On Label (The Blue Nile Self-released) none 2010

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spearheaded

spearheaded

July 12, 2022
A band with a back-to-back-to-back-to-back perfect, flawless discography with an extremely rare consistency I've seldom seen (or heard) before. "Known," but seriously, criminally underrated. One of the best "things" to exist, of all-time, ever; all the superlatives.
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.
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dunny1973

dunny1973

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