Between the Lines (Jason Donovan album)

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Between the Lines
JasonDonovan Between the Lines album.jpg
Studio album by Jason Donovan
Released 29 May 1990 (UK)[1]
19 November 1990 (Australia)[2]
Recorded 1989 - 1990
Genre Pop, dance-pop, pop rock
Length 33:19
Label United Kingdom PWL
Australia Mushroom
Producer Stock Aitken Waterman
Jason Donovan chronology
Ten Good Reasons
Between the Lines
Greatest Hits

Between the Lines is the second album by Australian pop singer Jason Donovan. It was released in 1990.


Produced by the team Stock Aitken Waterman, the album reached No.2 in the UK charts,[3] and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.[1] The album featured five UK Top 30 singles: "When You Come Back to Me" (UK #2), "Hang On to Your Love" (UK #8), "Another Night" (UK #18), "Rhythm of the Rain" (UK #9) and "I'm Doin' Fine" (UK #22), released between 1989 and 1990.[3] The album was far less successful in Donovan's native Australia, where it peaked at no.77 in December 1990.[4]

Donovan supported the album with a national tour of the UK and Ireland, titled the "Doin' Fine Tour", which began in June 1990.[5]

This was Donovan's last album for the SAW production team and the following year saw him take the lead role in the West End musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Like his previous album, the title was taken from a line in one of the songs - in this case, the opening line of "When it's All Over" ("should have read between the lines..."). This title also became the name of Donovan's autobiography, released in 2007.[6]

Between the Lines was re-issued in 2010 by Edsel records as a double CD set. In a review of its re-release, Music Week said this it was "arguably better" than his first album.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "When You Come Back to Me" (3:33)
  2. "Hang On to Your Love" (3:01)
  3. "Another Night" (3:26)
  4. "Love Would Find a Way" (3:32)
  5. "Rhythm of the Rain" (3:09)

Side Two

  1. "I'm Doin' Fine" (3:01)
  2. "Careless Talk and Silly Lies" (3:25)
  3. "When it's All Over" (3:42)
  4. "Like it Was Yesterday" (2:56)
  5. "Hard to Say it's Over" (3:34)

All songs written by Stock Aitken Waterman, except "Rhythm of the Rain" by Gummoe.


CD 1
  1. "When You Come Back to Me"
  2. "Hang on to Your Love"
  3. "Another Night"
  4. "Love Would Find a Way"
  5. "Rhythm of the Rain"
  6. "I’m Doin' Fine"
  7. "Careless Talk and Silly Lies"
  8. "When It's All Over"
  9. "Like It Was Yesterday"
  10. "Hard to Say It's Over"
  11. "R.S.V.P."
  12. "Happy Together"
  13. "A Fool Such as I"
  14. "Story of My Life"
  15. "When I Get You Alone"
  16. "She’s in Love with You"
  17. "Hang on to Your Love (Extended Version)"
  18. "Another Night (Sweet Dreams Mix)"
  19. "I’m Doin' Fine (Extended Version)"
  20. "Rhythm of the Rain (Spanish Version)"
CD 2
  1. "When You Come Back to Me (Yuletide Sleigh List Mix)"
  2. "When You Come Back to Me (Extended Version)"
  3. "Rhythm of the Rain (Extended Version)"
  4. "Story of My Life (Extended Version)"
  5. "R.S.V.P. (Extended Version)"
  6. "Happy Together (Extended Version)"
  7. "She’s in Love with You (Extended Version)"
  8. "When You Come Back to Me (No Probs Mix)"
  9. "Another Night (The JD in Dub Mix)"
  10. "Rhythm of the Rain (Kick That… Remix)"
  11. "When You Come Back to Me (Original Mix)"
  12. "Hang on to Your Love (Instrumental)"
  13. "Another Night (Instrumental)"
  14. "Rhythm of the Rain (Instrumental)"
  15. "I’m Doing Fine (Instrumental)"
  16. "RSVP (Instrumental)"
  17. "Happy Together (Instrumental)"
  18. "When You Come Back to Me (Guitar) (Instrumental)"



Chart (1990) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[4] 77
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[8] 18
Germany (Media Control Charts)[9] 52
Netherlands (MegaCharts)[10] 25
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 44
Switzerland (Swiss Hitparade)[12] 37
UK (CIN)[3] 2


  1. ^ a b "BPI > Certified Awards > Search results for 'Jason Donovan' (from". (original source published by British Phonographic Industry). Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  2. ^ "New Release Summary – Product Available from: 19/11/90 > Albums (from The ARIA Report Issue No. 45)". (original document published by ARIA). Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  3. ^ a b c "Official Charts > Jason Donovan". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  4. ^ a b Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. 
  5. ^ Official website - Biography Archived February 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Official site - Biography Archived February 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Demon music group - Between the Lines CD Archived February 21, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ " > Jason Donovan – Between the Lines" (in German). Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2016-06-17. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  9. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts > Jason Donovan – Between the Lines (album)" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  10. ^ " > Jason Donovan – Between the Lines" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  11. ^ " > Jason Donovan – Between the Lines (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  12. ^ " > Jason Donovan – Between the Lines" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-10-05.