When the World Knows Your Name

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When The World Knows Your Name
Studio album by Deacon Blue
Released April 1989
Recorded January - May 1988
Genre Pop, Rock, Blues
Length 50:33
Label CBS Records
Producer Warne Livesey, Deacon Blue, David Kahne
Deacon Blue chronology
When The World Knows Your Name
Ooh Las Vegas
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

When The World Knows Your Name is the second album from the Scottish rock band Deacon Blue. It was released in 1989 and attained the number 1 chart position in the United Kingdom.

"Real Gone Kid" was the band's first Top 10 hit single, reaching No. 8 in October 1988. "Wages Day", "Fergus Sings the Blues", "Love and Regret" and "Queen of the New Year" also reached the UK top 30, and all five of the album's singles made the top 10 of the Irish singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ricky Ross, except where noted:

  1. "Queen of the New Year" (Ross, Prime) – 3:36
  2. "Wages Day" – 3:09
  3. "Real Gone Kid" – 4:03
  4. "Love and Regret" – 4:48
  5. "Circus Lights" – 4:59
  6. "This Changing Light" (Ross, Prime) – 5:02
  7. "Sad Loved Girl" – 1:11
  8. "Fergus Sings the Blues" (Ross, Prime) – 3:54
  9. "The World Is Lit By Lightning" (Ross, Prime) – 4:57
  10. "Silhouette" – 3:18
  11. "One Hundred Things" – 3:53
  12. "Your Constant Heart" – 4:10
  13. "Orphans" (Ross, Vernal) – 3:33

2012 Reissue[edit]

On 22 October 2012 a deluxe remastered reissue of "When the World Knows Your Name" was released by Edsel Records, featuring two additional discs of bonus material as well as a DVD with bonus videos.[2]



Preceded by
Like a Prayer by Madonna
UK number one album
15 April 1989 – 28 April 1989
Succeeded by
A New Flame by Simply Red