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sleeveTo celebrate the success of their first ever 'straight-in-at-number-one' album The Beautiful South release a special re-recorded version of Don't Marry Her. Featuring a guest appearance from Sandra Bullock, it is available on two CD's, one with 'God Bless the Child' and 'Without Her' as the B-sides, the other backed with the English and French versions of their cover of 'Dream A Little Dream'

Blue Is The Colour features eleven new songs written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray, together with a version of 'Artificial Flowers', originally recorded by Bobby Darin. The album's full track listing, with featured vocalist in parenthesis, is below.

sleeveDon't Marry Her (Jacqui Abbott)
Little Blue (Dave Hemingway)
Mirror (Jacqui Abbott and Paul Heaton harmonies)
Blackbird On The Wire (Paul Heaton)
The Sound Of North America (Dave Hemingway)
Have Fun (Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott duet)
Liar's Bar (Paul Heaton)
Rotterdam (Or Anywhere) (Jacqui Abbott)
Foundations (Dave Hemingway)
Artificial Flowers (Paul Heaton)

One God (Jacqui Abbott and Dave Hemingway duet)
Alone (Paul Heaton)

sleeveRotterdam was the first single taken from the album Blue Is The Colour. Jacqui Abbott takes the lead vocal.

  1. Rotterdam
  2. A Minute's Silence
  3. Pollard

The Beautiful South opted to play a series of smaller, more intimate, venues for this year's UK tour, which sold out in record time.

A customised Blackpool tram, the BS Rotterdam promotes the new album Blue Is The Colour and will entertain passengers by continuous plays of tracks from the album. It will run along the Golden Mile for three months, coinciding with the Blackpool Illuminations.

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