Homesick (Deacon Blue album)

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Studio album by Deacon Blue
Released 30 April 2001
Recorded July 1999 - May 2000
Genre Pop, rock
Length 45:42
Label Chrysalis Records (Papillon)
Producer Kenny MacDonald, Ricky Ross
Deacon Blue chronology
Walking Back Home
(1999)Walking Back Home1999
The Very Best of Deacon Blue
(2001)The Very Best of Deacon Blue2001

Homesick is a studio album from Scottish rock band Deacon Blue. Released in May 2001, it was the band's fifth studio album (or the sixth, counting the part-studio, part-compilation Walking Back Home released two years earlier). It was their final album to feature guitarist Graeme Kelling, who died in 2004.

A promotional CD was made available to readers of The Daily Telegraph via a voucher appearing in the newspaper two weeks before the album release date. This contained three tracks from the album ("Silverlake", "This Train Will Take You Anywhere", and "Homesick", the last in an exclusive acoustic mix), and three other tracks ("Away", "Wages Day", and "Dignity").

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ricky Ross, except where noted.

  1. "Rae" (Ross, Prime, MacDonald)– 4:46
  2. "Out There" – 3:46
  3. "This Train Will Take You Anywhere" (Ross, Slaven) – 4:48
  4. "Everytime You Sleep" – 4:06
  5. "Now That You're Here" (Ross, Prime) – 4:00
  6. "Silverlake" (Ross, Prime) – 4:36
  7. "A is for Astronaut" – 3:03
  8. "Beautifully Still" – 4:12
  9. "Homesick" – 4:14
  10. "Even Higher Ground" (Ross, Gary Clark)– 3:52
  11. "I Am Born" - 4:22

2012 reissue[edit]

On 29 October 2012, Edsel Records released an expanded edition of the album, containing extra B-sides from the two singles and new lyrics, notes and photos from Ricky Ross. In the notes from Ricky, he referred to it as "a record we should perhaps never have made"[1]


Deacon Blue[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Mick Slaven – guitar on "Rae", "This Train Will Take You Anywhere", "A is for Astronaut", "Beautifully Still", "Homesick" and "I Am Born"
  • Scott Frasier – guitar on "Out There"
  • Davy Scott – guitar on "Everytime You Sleep"
  • The Kick Hornsbrass on "Now That You're Here"
  • The Scottish BT Ensemble – strings on "Now That You're Here", "Homesick", "Even Higher Ground", and "I Am Born"
  • Guliano Gizzi – guitar on "Silverlake"
  • Jim MacDermott – drums on "A is for Astronaut", "Homesick" and "Even Higher Ground"
  • Kenny MacDonald – drums on "Homesick"


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.