The Bluetones

Profile:
London-based four-piece indie-pop band formed in 1993. Very successful at the peak of Britpop in the mid-90's scoring a debut number one album, knocking Oasis (2)'s (What's The Story) Morning Glory? from the top spot. The Bluetones just missed out on a number one single with "Slight Return" (arguably their most famous song), being kept away by Babylon Zoo's "Spaceman" (featured in a Levi's TV ad). Scott joked that he actually bought a copy of "Spaceman".

In their early days they shared a house in Hounslow with Dodgy.

They decided to call it a day in 2011 with a farewell tour. Mark continued to record and tour solo material. The band reformed for an anniversary tour in 2015/6 and also re-released two demos (including Slight Return) on a limited 7" vinyl for the occasion.

Eds went to school with Gem Archer of Heavy Stereo and, more famously, Oasis (2).
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Albums

31454 0475 2 ADV The Bluetones - Expecting To Fly album art The Bluetones Expecting To Fly (Album) Superior Quality Recordings, Superior Quality Recordings 31454 0475 2 ADV US 1996 Sell This Version
IC 0697 The Bluetones - In Concert 697 album art The Bluetones In Concert 697(CD, Transcription) BBC World Service, BBC Radio International IC 0697 UK 1997 Sell This Version
POCM-1237 The Bluetones - Return To The Last Chance Saloon album art The Bluetones Return To The Last Chance Saloon (Album) Superior Quality Recordings, A&M Records POCM-1237 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
BLUECD 014, 490 687-2 The Bluetones - Science And Nature album art The Bluetones Science And Nature (Album) Superior Quality Recordings, A&M Records BLUECD 014, 490 687-2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
JPBLUE019CD The Bluetones - Luxembourg album art The Bluetones Luxembourg (Album) Superior Quality Recordings JPBLUE019CD Japan 2003 Sell This Version
COOKCD390-CDR The Bluetones - The Bluetones album art The Bluetones The Bluetones (Album) Cooking Vinyl COOKCD390-CDR UK 2006 Sell This Version
9843570 The Bluetones - BBC Radio Sessions album art The Bluetones BBC Radio Sessions(CD) Universal Music Catalogue 9843570 UK 2007 Sell This Version
CRIDE 77, CRIDE 772 The Bluetones - Once Upon A Time In West Twelve album art The Bluetones Once Upon A Time In West Twelve(CD) Secret Records (8), Secret Records Limited CRIDE 77, CRIDE 772 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none The Bluetones - A New Athens album art The Bluetones A New Athens (Album) CIA Recordings none 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BLUE 002MC The Bluetones - Bluetonic album art The Bluetones Bluetonic (Single, Maxi) Superior Quality Recordings BLUE 002MC UK 1995 Sell This Version
TONE 001 The Bluetones - Slight Return album art The Bluetones Slight Return (Single) Superior Quality Recordings TONE 001 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
BLUE 001X The Bluetones - Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? album art The Bluetones Are You Blue Or Are You Blind? (Single) Superior Quality Recordings BLUE 001X UK 1995 Sell This Version
BLUE D006 The Bluetones - Marblehead Johnson album art The Bluetones Marblehead Johnson (Single) Superior Quality Recordings BLUE D006 UK 1996 Sell This Version
BLUE 005 DJ The Bluetones - Cut Some Rug / Castle Rock album art The Bluetones Cut Some Rug / Castle Rock (Single) Superior Quality Recordings BLUE 005 DJ UK 1996 Sell This Version
AMCDP 00197 The Bluetones - Slight Return album art The Bluetones Slight Return (Single) Superior Quality Recordings AMCDP 00197 US 1996 Sell This Version
none The Bluetones - Cut Some Rug / Castle Rock / The Devil Behind My Smile album art The Bluetones Cut Some Rug / Castle Rock / The Devil Behind My Smile(Cass, Single, Promo) Superior Quality Recordings none UK 1996 Sell This Version
BLUECDJ010 The Bluetones - Sleazy Bed Track album art The Bluetones Sleazy Bed Track (Single) Superior Quality Recordings, A&M Records BLUECDJ010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
BLUECDJ011 The Bluetones - 4-Day Weekend album art The Bluetones 4-Day Weekend (Single) Superior Quality Recordings, A&M Records BLUECDJ011 UK 1998 Sell This Version
BLUED009, 582 461-2 The Bluetones - If... album art The Bluetones If... (Single) Superior Quality Recordings, A&M Records BLUED009, 582 461-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
582 498-2 The Bluetones - Solomon Bites The Worm album art The Bluetones Solomon Bites The Worm (Single) Superior Quality Recordings, A&M Records 582 498-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
BLUEM013, 562 772-4 The Bluetones - Autophilia (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Car) album art The Bluetones Autophilia (Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My Car) (Single) Superior Quality Recordings, Superior Quality Recordings BLUEM013, 562 772-4 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none The Bluetones - Mudslide EP album art The Bluetones Mudslide EP (EP) Superior Quality Recordings, Superior Quality Recordings, Mercury none UK 2000 Sell This Version
none The Bluetones - Keep The Home Fires Burning album art The Bluetones Keep The Home Fires Burning (Single) Superior Quality Recordings, Mercury none UK 2000 Sell This Version
none The Bluetones - After Hours album art The Bluetones After Hours (Single) Superior Quality Recordings none UK 2002 Sell This Version
BLUE020CDS2 The Bluetones - Never Going Nowhere album art The Bluetones Never Going Nowhere (Single) Superior Quality Recordings BLUE020CDS2 UK 2003 Sell This Version