Tag Archives: Paul Buchanan

ROBERT BUCHANAN-FROM THE BLUE NILE TO THE SOLO YEARS.

Robert Buchanan-From The Blue Nile To The Solo Years. Enigmatic, reluctant and contrarian are words that best describe The Blue Nile, who were the complete opposite to most bands. To say that tThe Blue Nile were publicity shy is something of an understatement. Ever since Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell and P.J. Moore formed the Blue Nile …

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THE BLUE NILE-PERFECTION PERSONIFIED.

The Blue Nile-Perfection Personified. Enigmatic, reluctant and contrarian are words that best of describe The Blue Nile. They’re the complete opposite of most bands. The Blue Nile have been described as publicity shy. That’ is an understatement. Ever since Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell and Paul Joseph Moore formed the Blue Nile, they’ve been one of …

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STARLESS-STARLESS.

STARLESS-STARLESS. Paul McGeechan, it’s fair to say, is a veteran of Scottish music. After all, he’s spent over thirty years making music. His career began in 1982, when he was cofounded the short-lived, but much missed Friends Again.  Friends Again’s recording career began in 1983, when they released the first of eight single and EPs. …

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THE BLUE NILE-THEY COULD AND SHOULD’VE BEEN GIANTS.

THE BLUE NILE-THEY COULD AND SHOULD’VE BEEN GIANTS. Enigmatic, reluctant and contrarian are words that best of describe The Blue Nile. They’re the complete opposite of most bands. The Blue Nile have been described as publicity shy. That’ is an understatement. Ever since Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell and Paul Joseph Moore formed the Blue Nile, …

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THE BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS.

THE BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of this particular blog, I decided to revisit one of my favourite albums of all time, The Blue Nile’s debut album A Walk Across The Rooftops. This is an album I’ve treasured and loved for over three decades. It’s been like an old friend, and has been …

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JOY OF LIVING-A TRIBUTE TO EWAN MCCOLL.

JOY OF LIVING-A TRIBUTE TO EWAN MCCOLL. Many people won’t have heard of James Henry Miller. However, they will have heard of Ewan McColl. He was one of the greatest folk musicians of his generation. However, Ewan McColl was much more than a musician. Ewan McColl was also an actor, playwright, poet, record producer and …

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THE BLUE NILE-PEACE AT LAST.

THE BLUE NILE-PEACE AT LAST. The Blue Nile were no ordinary band. They did things their way. Enigmatic, reluctant and contrarian are words that best of describe the Blue Nile, whose third album Peace At Last will belatedly be released on vinyl as a double album. The remastered vinyl version of Peace At Last will be released …

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THE BLUE NILE-HATS.

THE BLUE NILE-HATS. For most groups, a gap of five years between albums would be unthinkable. It just wouldn’t happen. Either the group would be keen to get a new album released, or their record company would be pressurizing them to do so. Not The Blue Nile. In fact, the five years between their debut …

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THE BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS.

THE BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS. Enigmatic, reluctant and contrarian are words that best of describe The Blue Nile’s 1984 debut album A Walk Across the Rooftops. The Blue Nile are the complete opposite of most bands. Describing the Blue Nile as publicity shy, is an understatement. Indeed, since Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell and …

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THE BLUE NILE-PEACE AT LAST (REMASTERED DELUXE SET).

THE BLUE NILE-PEACE AT LAST. The Blue Nile were no ordinary band. They did things their way. Enigmatic, reluctant and contrarian are words that best of describe the Blue Nile, whose third album Peace At Last was released as a Remastered Deluxe Set on the 3rd March 2013. This reissue has been a long time …

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THE BLUE NILE-HIGH.

 THE BLUE NILE-HIGH. Previously, I’ve described The Blue Nile as enigmatic, reluctant and contrarian. They could’ve and should’ve been the biggest band of their generation. However, The Blue Nile were always determined to do things their way. The Blue Nile are the complete opposite of most bands. They’re publicity shy. Describing the Blue Nile as …

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PAUL BUCHANAN-MID AIR-DELUXE EDITION.

PAUL BUCHANAN-MID AIR-DELUXE EDITION. 2012 was a great year for anyone who loves the music of the Blue Nile. Not only have we enjoyed deluxe reissues of the Blue Nile’s first two albums, 1984s A Walk Across the Rooftops and 1989s Hats, but Paul Buchanan released his long awaited debut album Mid Air in May …

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THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 2.

THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 2. The Best New Albums of 2012-Part 2, covers the period between May and June 2012. These two months proved to be good months for new music. Two veterans of music, Paul Buchanan and Eddie Levert somewhat belatedly, released debut solo albums. Then there were three truly innovative albums, …

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PAUL BUCHANAN-MID AIR-DELUXE EDITION.

PAUL BUCHANAN-MID AIR-DELUXE EDITION. 2012 has been a great year for anyone who loves the music of the Blue Nile. Not only have we enjoyed deluxe reissues of the Blue Nile’s first two albums, 1984s A Walk Across the Rooftops and 1989s Hats, but Paul Buchanan released his long awaited debut album Mid Air in …

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BLUE NILE-HATS.

BLUE NILE-HATS. For most groups, a gap of five years between albums would be unthinkable. It just wouldn’t happen. Either the group would be keen to get a new album released, or their record company would be pressurizing them to do so. Not the Blue Nile. In fact, the five years between their debut alum …

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BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS.

BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS. Enigmatic, reluctant and contrarian are words that best of describe the Blue Nile, whose 1984 debut album A Walk Across the Rooftops was rereleased just two days ago. The Blue Nile are the complete opposite of most bands. Describing the Blue Nile as publicity shy, is an understatement. Indeed, …

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PAUL BUCHANAN-MID AIR.

PAUL BUCHANAN-MID AIR. Although The Blue Nile only released four albums between forming in 1981 and they released their final album High in 2004, they’ve attained legendary status among their fans. Sadly, their albums never sold in the quantities their talent deserved. Very little is known about the three members of The Blue Nile, Paul …

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THE BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS.

THE BLUE NILE-A WALK ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS. A Walk Across the Rooftops is the debut album from The Blue Nile. It was released in 1983 on the Linn record label. The Blue Nile were formed in 1981, when two friends Paul Buchanan and Robert Bell, met Paul Joseph Moore, all of whom met at Glasgow …

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