The Great Eastern (album)

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The Great Eastern
Studio album by The Delgados
Recorded Cava Sound Studios & Chem19
Genre Indie rock
Label Chemikal Underground
Producer Dave Fridmann
The Delgados chronology
The Great Eastern
Live at the Fruitmarket

The Great Eastern is The Delgados' third album, released on their own Chemikal Underground record label in 2000. It was their first album not to be named after a cycling theme – the title refers to a textile mill in Glasgow, latterly a hostel for the homeless.[1]

The singles released from this album were "American Trilogy" and "No Danger".

Reviews & Nominations[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Ranked #5 in MOJO Magazine Albums of 2000.

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2000.

Named Planet Sound's #1 album of 2000.

Spirit Of Scotland Award Music Award 2000

Nordoff-Robbins Best Newcomer Award 2000

Jockrock Tartan Cleft Award 2000

Ranked #49 in MOJO's 'The 50 Greatest UK Indie Records Of All Time!' 2008

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Past That Suits You Best"
  2. "Accused of Stealing"
  3. "American Trilogy"
  4. "Reasons for Silence (Ed's Song)"
  5. "Thirteen Gliding Principles"
  6. "No Danger"
  7. "Aye Today"
  8. "Witness"
  9. "Knowing When to Run"
  10. "Make Your Move"



  • Alan Barr, Barry Burns, Lorne Cowieson, Carlie Cross, Tony Doogan, Graham Flett, David Laing, Greg Lawson, Camille Mason, Guy Milford, Jim Putnam, Chris Renwick, Paul Stone, Dougie Summers, Graeme Wilson
  • Lindsay Savage - Cover Photography


  1. ^ "The Delgados Press Releases" (Press release). Retrieved 2009-11-05. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review