Hatful of Rain: The Best of Del Amitri

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's likely that a large portion of the audience Del Amitri won with the lightly infectious, incessantly catchy "Roll to Me" thought of the Scottish group as a new band, not an outfit that had been recording for over a decade. That may be one of the reasons why Hatful of Rain: The Best of Del Amitri was released in 1998, a mere three years after "Roll to Me" climbed into the Top Ten. It could also be that the follow-up, Some Other Sucker's Parade, stiffed on the charts. In any case, Hatful of Rain is an excellent overview of Del Amitri's career, containing no less than 17 tracks, including all of their American and British hits. It may overlook their early ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It's likely that a large portion of the audience Del Amitri won with the lightly infectious, incessantly catchy "Roll to Me" thought of the Scottish group as a new band, not an outfit that had been recording for over a decade. That may be one of the reasons why Hatful of Rain: The Best of Del Amitri was released in 1998, a mere three years after "Roll to Me" climbed into the Top Ten. It could also be that the follow-up, Some Other Sucker's Parade, stiffed on the charts. In any case, Hatful of Rain is an excellent overview of Del Amitri's career, containing no less than 17 tracks, including all of their American and British hits. It may overlook their early independent singles, yet the consistency of their major-label work in the '80s and '90s gives the collection a sense of cohesion, even if it is sequenced out of chronological order. What matters is that Hatful of Rain contains everything that a casual fan could want while reconfirming their stature as a solid singles band to their core constituents -- and that's everything a good greatest-hits album should do.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/1998
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 731454094023
  • Catalog Number: 540940
  • Sales rank: 49,172

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Del Amitri Primary Artist
Nick Clarke Bass
David Cummings Guitar
Justin Currie Bass
Kris Dollimore Guitar
Brian McDermott Drums
Jon McLoughlin Guitar
Mark Price Drums
Chris Sharrock Drums
Paul Tyagi Percussion, Drums
Andy Alston Keyboards
Technical Credits
Al Clay Producer, Engineer
Bob Clearmountain Producer, Engineer
Mark Freegard Producer, Engineer
Hugh Jones Producer
Gil Norton Producer
Jonathan Quarmby Producer
Ben Darlow Engineer
Kevin Bacon Producer
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