The Ian McNabb Discography
Version 4.11a (06 March 2013)

Media key

7"
7" single
2*7"
7" single double pack
12"
12" single
CS
cassette single
CD5
compact disc 5" single
LP
vinyl album
MC
cassette album
CD
compact disc album
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times in brackets are CD or clock times rather than label times

Part II - Ian McNabb


July 1991


Great Dreams Of Heaven

CD5
Way Cool Records WAY 14CD [UK]
12"
Way Cool Records WAY 14T [UK]

7"

  1. Great Dreams Of Heaven (?:??)
  2. That's Why I Believe (?:??)

[WAY 14T 12 Inch] CD5 & 12"

  1. Great Dreams Of Heaven (5:10)
  2. That's Why I Believe (5:29)
  3. Make Love To You (4:43)
  4. Power Of Song (4:02)

Produced by The Triad


October 1991


[These Are the Days Single] These Are The Days

CD5
Fat Cat FC 001 CD [UK]
12"
Fat Cat FC 001 T [UK]
7"
Fat Cat FC 001 DJ [UK]

CD5 & 12"

  1. These Are The Days (4:32)
  2. Trams In Amsterdam (3:45)
  3. Great Dreams Of Heaven (Acoustic) (4:58)

[These Are the Days 7 inch] 7"

  1. These Are The Days (Radio Edit) (3:48)
  2. Trams In Amsterdam (3:43)

Produced by The Triad. 7" paper sleeve has sticker which lists release date as 28 October.


January 1993


These Are The Days

7"
This Way Up WAY 111
CD5
This Way Up WAY 133

7"

  1. These Are The Days
  2. Trams In Amsterdam

CD5[If Love Was Like Guitars CD Single]

  1. These Are The Days
  2. Trams In Amsterdam
  3. Great Dreams of Heaven

Limited number pressed, but release scrapped in favor of "If Love Was Like Guitars."


If Love Was Like Guitars

7"
This Way Up WAY 211 [UK]
CD5
This Way Up WAY 233 [UK]
This Way Up 864 841-2 [Europe]

7"

  1. If Love Was Like Guitars (4:06)
  2. Trams In Amsterdam (3:45)

CD5

  1. If Love Was Like Guitars (4:06)
  2. Trams In Amsterdam (3:45)
  3. Great Dreams Of Heaven (Acoustic) (4:58)

All tracks written and performed by R.I. McNabb. Produced by Boots. Hit number 67 on UK charts.

Al Crawford review formerly available.


Truth And Beauty [Truth and Beauty Album]

LP
This Way Up 513 378 1 [UK]
MC
This Way Up 513 378 4 [UK]
CD
This Way Up 513 378 2 [UK]
This Way Up 314 514 378-2 [Canada]
This Way Up 514 378-2 [Germany]
This Way Up PHCR-63 [Japan] (Distributed by Nippon Phonogram)
  1. (I Go) My Own Way (5:09)
  2. These Are The Days (4:29)
  3. Great Dreams Of Heaven (5:07)
  4. Truth And Beauty (6:50)
  5. I'm Game (4:32)
  6. If Love Was Like Guitars (5:06)
  7. Story Of My Life (3:17)
  8. That's Why I Believe (5:26)
  9. Trip With Me (3:48)
  10. Make Love To You (4:39)
  11. Presence Of The One (11:58)

Robert Ian McNabb - vocals, guitars and keyboards.
Roy Corkill - bass and programming.
Gordon Longworth - lead guitar on 6, 7 and 11.
Dave Baldwin - keyboards on 2.

All tracks written and performed by R.I. McNabb. Produced by Boots. Mixed by Mark Pythian except 3. and 8. mixed by Ken Nelson.

Al Crawford review formerly available.

"Ian McNabb's tremendously rich voice and his winning way with a timeless tune remain." John Aizlewood, Q

"...an album which confirmed McNabb as one of the great, unsung talents of English rock." Anonymous reviewer in Q Magazine


Tracks from Truth and Beauty

CD5
This Way Up WAY 555 [UK]
  1. Great Dreams of Heaven (5:07)
  2. Truth and Beauty (6:50)
  3. If Love Was Like Guitars (5:06)
  4. That's Why I Believe (5:26)

Promo.


March 1993


Great Dreams Of Heaven

7"
This Way Up WAY 811 [UK]
12"
This Way Up WAY 822 [UK]
CD5
This Way Up WAY 833 [UK]
This Way Up 862 105-2 [Europe]
Quicksilver Recording Co. 862 104-2 [France]
CS
This Way Up WAY 844 [UK]

7" & CS

  1. Great Dreams of Heaven (5:07)
  2. Unknown Legend (3:55)

[Great Dreams of Heaven 12 Inch] 12"

  1. Great Dreams of Heaven (5:07)
  2. Unknown Legend (3:35)
  3. I'm Game (4:25)
  4. Caroline No (3:05)

CD5

  1. [Great Dreams of Heaven] Great Dreams Of Heaven (Version) (3:55)
  2. Unknown Legend (3:35)
  3. I'm Game (4:25)
  4. Caroline No (3:05)

CD5 [France]

  1. Great Dreams Of Heaven (Version) (3:55)
  2. Unknown Legend (3:35)


[Great Dreams of Heaven CD Single] 1. produced by Ian McNabb (Boots), recorded an mixed at Amazon Studios, Liverpool. Roy Corkill on drums and bass, all others McNabb. All other tracks produced by Paul Sexton and engineered by Peter Nelson, originally recorded for "Rock Over London" at WMRS Studios, London, 15 January 1993.

Al Crawford review formerly available.


June 1993


[I'm Game CD Single]I'm Game

7"
This Way Up WAY 1211 [UK]
CD5
This Way Up WAY 1233 [UK]
CD5
This Way Up WAY 1299 [UK] (promo)

7"

  1. I'm Game (4:32)
  2. A Pirate Looks At Forty (4:09)

1233

  1. I'm Game (4:32)
  2. What's It All About? (4:25)
  3. A Pirate Looks At Forty (4:09)

[I'm Game CD Single Promo] 1299 (promo)

  1. I'm Game (Radio Edit) (4:06)
  2. I'm Game (4:32)

Produced by Boots. WAY 1299 indicated as such only on the label. Inlay is for 1233 with sticker showing new track listing. Sticker on back mentions tour with Suzanne Vega.

Al Crawford review formerly available.


August/September 1993


(I Go) My Own Way [My Own Way CD Single]

7"
This Way Up WAY 1611 [UK]
12"
This Way Up WAY 1622 [UK] (Promo)
CD5
This Way Up WAY 1633 [UK]
CS
This Way Up WAY 1644 [UK]
CD5
This Way Up WAY 1655 [UK]
10"
This Way Up WAY 1688 [UK]

7", CS, & WAY 1655

  1. (I Go) My Own Way (5:20)
  2. Play The Hand They Deal You (5:38)

WAY 1633 & 10"

  1. (I Go) My Own Way (5:20)
  2. Play The Hand They Deal You (5:38)
  3. If My Daddy Could See Me Now (3:06)
  4. For You, Angel (7:46)

WAY 1622 (Promo)[My Own Way 12 inch Single]

  1. (I Go) My Own Way [5:19]
  2. For You, Angel [7:45]

1. & 2. produced by John Leckie and mixed by Ian McNabb. 3. & 4. produced and mixed by Ian McNabb. Times credited on 10+ vary slightly and are shown as 5:19, 5:38, 3:05, and 7:45. WAY 1622 has 1688 etched in trail-off area. This is a promo of 1633 with "PROMO ONLY NOT FOR SALE" printed on them and a sticker on the front indicating it is for promotional use.

Al Crawford review formerly available.


Autumn 1993


Still Got The Fever

CD5
This Way Up WAY 2399
  1. Still Got The Fever (7:19)
  2. Sometimes I Think About You (4:19)

Limited edition CD single given away free to audience members in the UK on the fall 1993 tour. Demo tracks.


June 1994


[Prepared to Dream] You Must Be Prepared To Dream

12"
This Way Up WAY 3122 [UK]
CS
This Way Up WAY 3144 [UK]
CD5
Disk 1
This Way Up WAY 3133 [UK]
This Way Up 858 687-2 [Europe]
Disk 2
This Way Up WAY 3199 [UK]
[Prepared to Dream] This Way Up 858 771-2 [Europe/Australia]
Phonogram 858 771-2 [Australia]
CD5
This Way Up WAY 3155 [UK] [PROMO]

CS

  1. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (edit) [4:43]
  2. That's Why The Darkness Exists (featuring Zak Starkey) [3:22]

Disk 1 and 12"

  1. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (6:58)
  2. Sometimes I Think About You (4:20)
  3. Woo Yer (3:20)

Disk 2

  1. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (Radio Edit) (4:00)
  2. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (6:58)
  3. Love Is A Wonderful Colour (4:18)
  4. When It All Comes Down (4:29)

"You Must Be Prepared To Dream" produced by John Porter and Ian McNabb, all other tracks produced by Ian McNabb. 12" is limited edition on purple vinyl. This is also a CD5 promo of "You Must Be Prepared To Dream" that includes the Radio Edit, labeled "European Promo Only," confusingly numbered WAY3355, same as a reported 4-track CD promo of the Head Like a Rock album.

Al Crawford review formerly available.


July 1994


Head Like A Rock [Head Like a Rock Album]

CD
This Way Up 522 298 2 [UK, Canada, Germany]
This Way Up PHCR-1273 [Japan] (Distributed by Nippon Phonogram)
CD
This Way Up 3355 (promo)

CD [UK and Japan]

  1. Fire Inside My Soul (8:35)
  2. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (6:57)
  3. Child Inside A Father (9:02)
  4. Still Got The Fever (7:29)
  5. Potency (4:38)
  6. Go Into The Light (4:08)
  7. As A Life Goes By (4:42)
  8. Sad Strange Solitary Catholic Mystic (4:45)
  9. This Time Is Forever (5:38)
  10. May You Always (2:00 + 8:51)

[Head Like a Rock Album Promo] CD (Promo)

  1. Fire Inside My Sould (edit) [4:48]
  2. Go Into the Light (full version) [3:56]
  3. This Time Is Forever (edit) [4:55]
  4. Still Got The Fever (edit) [4:57]

Produced by John Porter and Ian McNabb. Mixed by Pete Schwier and Ian McNabb. Hit number 30 on the British charts according to Ian's interview in McNabb Rag #8.

Al Crawford review formerly available.

"A huge, magical, music-loving record..." Andrew Collins, Q


September 1994


Go Into The Light

CD5
Disk 1
This Way Up WAY 3633 [UK]
This Way Up 856 101-2 [Europe]
Disk 2
This Way Up WAY 3699 [UK]
This Way Up 856 103-2 [Europe]
CD5
This Way Up WAY 3599 [UK] (one-track promo)
12"
This Way Up WAY 3622 [UK]
INT 856 101-1
12"
This Way Up WAY ? [UK]
12"
This Way Up WAY 3622 [UK] (Promo)
CS
This Way Up WAY 3644 [UK]

[Go Into the Light 2nd CD Single] Disk 1

  1. Go Into The Light (3:51)
  2. Time You Were In Love (4:25)
  3. For You, Angel (7:46)


[Go Into the Light 2nd CD Single] Disk 2

  1. Go Into The Light (Celestial Dub Mix) (7:22)
  2. Rock (3:00)
  3. I Stood Before St. Peter (3:45)
  4. Go Into The Light (3:52)

CD5 (promo)

  1. Go Into The Light (3:51)

12" WAY 3622

  1. Go Into The Light (Jah Wobble Mix) (?:??)
  2. It's Time You Were In Love (?:??)
  3. Go Into The Light [3:51]

12" WAY 3622 (Promo) [Go Into the Light 12 Inch Single Promo]

  1. Go Into The Light (Celestial Dub Mix) [7:22]
  2. For You Angel [7:45]

12"

  1. Go Into The Light (Celestial Dub Mix) (7:22)
  2. For You, Angel (7:46)
  3. Go Into The Light (3:51)

CS

  1. Go Into The Light (3:51)
  2. Time You Were In Love (4:25)

"Go Into The Light" and "Time You Were In Love" produced by John Porter and Ian McNabb. "For You, Angel", "Rock" and "I Stood Before St. Peter" produced by Ian McNabb. "Go Into The Light" remixed by Jah Wobble.

12" 3622 is a numbered edition.

Al Crawford review formerly available.


March 1996


[4 Track Trailer] Ian McNabb 4-track Trailer

CD5
WAY 4999 (Promo)
  1. Merseybeast edit (4:34)
  2. Camaraderie (4:21)
  3. You Stone My Soul edit (4:11)
  4. Love's Young Dream (4:34)

April 1996


Don't Put Your Spell On Me

CD5
This Way Up WAY 5033 [UK] (Distributed by Island Records)
7"
This Way Up WAY 5011 [UK] (Distributed by Island Records)
CS
This Way Up WAY 5044 [UK]

[Don't Put Your Spell Single] CD5

  1. Don't Put Your Spell On Me (4:37)
  2. Don't Patronise Me (4:07)
  3. What She Did To My Mind (7:31)


[Don't Put Your Spell 7 inch] 7" & CS

  1. Don't Put Your Spell On Me (4:37)
  2. Don't Patronise Me (4:07)

Produced by Ian McNabb and Pete Schwier with additional production and mixing by Bruce Lampcov. Track 3 recorded live by the Manor Mobile and mixed by Bruce Lampcov. Photography by Andy Earl (1957). Art direction by Cally on Art Bobbins. WAY 5011 is limited to 2000 featuring triple gate sleeve.

Al Crawford review formerly available. | Carl Seiler review available.

Peaked at 72 on UK charts for a two-week stay 27 April 1996.


May 1996


Merseybeast [Merseybeast Album]

2CD
This Way Up 524 240-2 [UK] (Distributed by Island Records) Includes disks 524 215-2 and 524 241-2.
This Way Up 314 524 215-2 [Canada] (Distributed by Polygram)
2LP
This Way Up 524 240-1 [UK]

This Way Up 524 215-2

  1. Merseybeast (6:44)
  2. Affirmations (3:33)
  3. Beautiful Old Mystery (4:10)
  4. Love's Young Dream (4:33)
  5. Camaraderie (4:17)
  6. Don't Put Your Spell On Me (5:38)
  7. Heydays (5:45)
  8. Little Bit Of Magic (4:54)
  9. You Stone My Soul (6:16)
  10. Too Close To The Sun (3:47)
  11. They Settled For Less Than They Wanted (7:20)
  12. I'm A Genius (4:19)
  13. Available Light (6:20)
  14. Merseybeast (reprise) (1:51)

Album produced by Ian McNabb and Pete Schwier with additional production and mixing by Bruce Lampcov, except tracks 1, 5, 9, & 12, produced by Ian McNabb and Bruce Lampcov, and tracks 8 & 10, produced by Ian McNabb. New backing band, The Afterlife, consists of Russell Milton on bass and Daniel Stritmatter on drums.

Second CD, "North West Coast" printed in limited quantities.

This Way Up 524 241-2

  1. What She Did To My Mind (7:26)
  2. Evangeline (6:29)
  3. I Don't Want To Talk About It (6:15)
  4. When It All Comes Down (8:18)
  5. Understanding Jane (4:08)
  6. Pushin' Too Hard (7:16)

Recorded live at King's College, London, June 1994. Engineered by Dave Porter and mixed by Bruce Lampcov. Mixing engineer is Lloyd Gardiner. Tracks 4 & 5 mixed by Ian McNabb and Lloyd Gardiner. According to an interview with Ian in McNabb Rag issue #8, Noel Gallagher of Oasis appears on the disk, although he is not credited. Credited musicians include Ralph Molina and Billy Talbot of Crazy Horse.

Carl Seiler review available.

"Put simply, it's magnificent. A big-hearted and romantic exposition of classic rock and pop themes fortified by full-on electric armoury and decorated by strings, flutes and the like. " Stuart Maconie, Q

Although "North West Coast Musicians" are credited on the Canadian release, the bonus disc was not released in Canada.

Peaked at number 30 on UK charts on 18 May 1996 for a three-week stay.

Interview by Graham Tiler on Orpheus Records (Glasgow) (now defunct) site. Calls it "effortlessly impressive."


Merseybeast

CD5
This Way Up WAY 5233 [UK] (Distributed by Island Records)
CD5
This Way Up WAY 5266 [UK] (Distributed by Island Records)
7"
This Way Up WAY 5211 [UK] (Distributed by Island Records 854 654-7)

[Merseybeast Single] WAY 5233

  1. Merseybeast (Radio Edit) (4:17)
  2. Up Here In The North Of England (Demo, Jan. '86) (5:07)
  3. Permanent Damage (Demo, Sep, '88) (3:36)
  4. Merseybeast (Demo, Mar, '95) (7:00)

Track 1 produced by Bruce Lampcov. Tracks 2 & 3 are portastudio recordings by Ian McNabb. Track 4 produced by Ian McNabb, mixed by Keith Andrews.

[Merseybeast Single] WAY 5266

  1. Merseybeast (LP Version) (6:49)
  2. Pretty Boys With Big Guitars (5:02)
  3. The Slider (3:38)
  4. Snaked (4:50)

Track 3 written by Marc Bolan. Track 1 produced by Ian McNabb and Bruce Lampcov. Tracks 2-4 produced by Ian McNabb, engineered by Anthony Lycenke.

[Merseybeast 7inch] 7"

  1. Merseybeast (Radio Edit) (4:17)
  2. Up Here In The North Of England (Demo, Jan. '86) (5:07)

7" is in sleeve labeled "Limited Edition of 3000 Triple Gatefold Sleeve." We're not sure if the sleeve is limited or the entire 7". In other words, were there more 7" discs that came without the gatefold cover? We do know that there are apparently some "test pressing" 7 inches out there with white labels that came in a plain white cardboard sleeve. The 7" has same credits as CDs.

Hit number 76 on the U.K. charts on 6 July 1996.


1997


[Oct '96 Demos EP] October '96 Demos

CD
Blue Mountain Music (7?1. 01398 341 2?)
  1. Liverpool Girl [4:29]
  2. (If We Believe) What Love Can Do [4:36]
  3. A Guy Like Me (And A Girl Like You) [4:27]
  4. You Only Get What You Deserve [4:34]
  5. Alright With Me [4:32]
  6. Glory Be [6:20]

All tracks written, performed, arranged and produced by Ian McNabb. Engineered by Mike Hunter. Recorded at Parr Street Studios. Only available through T'n'T Society.
Code/catog number apparently obliterated with marker. Above is Carl Seiler's best estimate.


[Words and Music Album] The Words & Music of Ian McNabb: My Own Way

CD
Blue Mountain Music/This Way Up WAY 5999
  1. (I Go) My Own Way (5:19)
  2. Great Dreams Of Heaven (5:07)
  3. That's Why I Believe (5:26)
  4. If Love Was Like Guitars (5:06)
  5. These Are The Days (4:29)
  6. For You, Angel (7:45)
  7. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (6:57)
  8. Child Inside A Father (9:01)
  9. Potency (4:37)
  10. Sad Strange Solitary Catholic Mystic (4:46)
  11. Evangeline (6:30)
  12. Camaraderie (4:16)
  13. You Stone My Soul (6:15) [4:58]
  14. I'm A Genius (4:19)

Track 1 produced by John Leckie and mixed by Ian McNabb. Track 6 produced by Ian McNabb. All other songs are off of the first three solo albums except 11 which is on the North West Coast bonus disc.

NOTE: Despite the sleeve time listing of "You Stone My Soul", this track is a short version on this compilation album. It is missing the second verse which starts "You know I can't believe it's true..."


26 October 1998


[Party Political Album] A Party Political Broadcast On Behalf Of The Emotional Party

CD
Fairfield Trading Co. FAIR CD1 [UK]
Castle Music CMAR690 [US]
  1. Sex with someone you love [5:12]
  2. A guy like me (and a girl you) [5:10]
  3. Loveless age [4:59]
  4. You only get what you deserve [5:01]
  5. Bloom [5:01]
  6. The man who can make a woman laugh [4:26]
  7. Liverpool girl [4:31]
  8. Absolutely wrong [4:06]
  9. Little princess [5:55]
  10. Girls are birds [2:36]

Guest artists include Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite, and Danny Thompson. Recorded and mixed at Monnow Valley Studios, Rockfield, South Wales. Produced by Ian McNabb. Engineered by Dave Wood. Originally mastered by Tim Young. Although officially released on 26 October, some have reported that it was available at October 1998 concerts before that date. Instrument information for all tracks appear in the liner notes with the exception of "The man who can make a woman laugh."

**** out of ***** -- Q "confirms McNabb as a master songwriter whose grip on pathos...remains as tight as ever."

"It may not sway too many newcomers, but '...Emotional Party' is a manifesto you can believe in." NME. The NME reviewer seems particularly please with Ian McNabb's sincerity and musical influences, but in the end gives it an average numerical score despite the relatively good write-up.

Review by Richard Peat.

U.S. version features a plastic jewel case with additional photos in the insert. Released in the U.S. in January 2001 on Castle Music (Sanctuary Records Group).


January 1999


[Little Princess CD Single] Little Princess

CD5
Fairfield Trading Co. FAIRS 1
  1. Little princess (Edit) (3:46)
  2. Beautiful old mystery (demo March 95) (4:15)
  3. Loveless age (demo October 96) (4:17)
  4. Out of season (June 98) (5:22)

All tracks produced by Ian McNabb. "Little Princess" with Danny Thompson on bass and Anthony Thistlethwaite on sax. All other instruments Ian McNabb. 1 & 4 recorded at Monnow Valley Studios, South Wales. 2 & 3 recorded at Parr St. Studios, Liverpool.

Review by Paul Cole available.


June 2000


[Live at Life] Live at Life

CD
Fairfield Trading Co. FAIR CD2 [UK]
Castle Music CMAR689 [US]
  1. Hollow Horse [4:42]
  2. Sex With Someone You Love [5:18]
  3. Great Dreams of Heaven [4:54]
  4. Permanent Damage [3:20]
  5. Little Girl Lost [4:15]
  6. I'm a Genius [4:13]
  7. One True Love [2:44]
  8. Why Are The Beautiful So Sad? [4:12]
  9. When It All Comes Down [4:10]
  10. A Guy Like Me (And A Girl Like You) [4:51]
  11. Fire Inside My Soul [7:18]
  12. What She Did To My Mind [6:41]
  13. Merseybeast [6:02]
  14. Camaraderie [4:31]
  15. Reaping The Rich Harvest [4:25]

Originally released to T'n'T members only. Recorded 13 and 14 December 1999, Voodoo Room, Life Café, Liverpool, England, by Steve Powell assisted by Paul Adams. Mixed by Ian McNabb and Steve Powell at The Soundhouse, Litherland.

U.S. version is re-release of version originally available only directly by mail from T'n'T. Insert has more photos by Gaynor. Released in U.S. in January 2001 on Castle Music (Sanctuary Records Group).


April 2001


[Livin' Proof Promo]Livin' Proof

CD5
Sanctuary SANPR011
  1. Livin' Proof (Miracles Can Happen) - Single Edit [4:21?]

Promo only.


2 April 2001


[Ian McNabb, the album] Ian McNabb

CD
Sanctuary SANCD011
  1. Livin' Proof (Miracles Can Happen) (4:21)
  2. Whatever it Takes (3:23)
  3. What You Wanted (4:14)
  4. Liverpool Girl (4:07)
  5. (If We Believe) What Love Can Do (4:29)
  6. Alright With Me (4:42)
  7. Hollywood Tears (4:13)
  8. Open Air (3:37)
  9. Nothin' Less Than the Very Best (4:57)
  10. Hotel Stationary (4:38)
  11. Rockin' For Jesus (4:02)
  12. Friend of My Enemy (4:57)
  13. Moment in the Sun (4:05)
  14. (I Wish I Was In) California (3:49)

Released 2 April 2001 by Sanctuary Records Group.


1 October 2001


[Waifs and Strays] Waifs & Strays

CD
Evangeline GEL 4034 [UK, US]
  1. Loveless Age [6:45]
  2. Camaraderie [4:24]
  3. Fire Inside My Soul [6:15]
  4. Gak Mummy No. 1 [2:11]
  5. I'm A Genius [4:54]
  6. Me And The Devil [9:33]
  7. Why are the beautiful so sad? [4:23]
  8. Misty Meadows [5:14]
  9. Not Lost Enough To Be Rescued [8:30]
  10. Time Of My Time [4:56]
  11. Great Dreams Of Heaven [4:57]
  12. Nobody Say Nothin' To No One [4:24]
  13. You Stone My Soul [4:56]
  14. The New Golden Age [7:34]

Collection of "Previously unreleased archival material from Ian McNabb '93-'00." Originally mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis. Distributed by Universal. Evangeline was a label run by Andrew Lauder, formerly of This Way Up. Released in the U.S. in November 2001.


September 2002


[The Gentleman Adventurer]The Gentleman Adventurer

CD
Faifield FAIR CD3
Download
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  1. Nothin' But Time [2:52]
  2. Ain't No Way to Behave [4:22]
  3. An Honest Mistake [4:42]
  4. May and December [3:48]
  5. All Things to Everyone [4:28]
  6. Lady by Degrees [4:37]
  7. Other People [3:33]
  8. Gulf Coast Rockin' [3:45]
  9. German Soldier's Helmet Circa [3:50]
  10. The Things You Do [3:08]
  11. The Human Heart and How it Works [3:24]
  12. Hurricane Elaine [6:13]
  13. Pampered Pop Star Millionaire Miserablist Blues [2:48]
  14. The Prize [5:20]

Gentleman Adventurer available at Townsend Records.


May 2003


Boots

2CD
OB1

Disc 1

  1. Merseybeast (demo w/original lyrics-March '95) [6:59]
  2. Friend Of My Enemy (demo-October '96) [5:07]
  3. Beautiful Old Mystery (demo-March '95) [4:13]
  4. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (acoustic radio session w/Crazy Horse-June '94)[5:26]
  5. Sing (demo-March '95) [4:42]
  6. You Only Get What You Deserve (demo-March '95) [4:33]
  7. Liverpool Girl (demo w/original lyrics-October '96) [4:49]
  8. Love's Young Dream (demo-March '95) [4:28]
  9. Hollywood Tears (alternate vocal version-March '00) [4:10]
  10. Rollin' On (The Things We Gave Away) (demo-February '99) [5:41]
  11. Livin' Proof (Miracles Can Happen) (live-December '99) [3:20]
  12. Glory Be (demo-October '96) [6:16]

Disc 2

  1. Heydays (demo-March '95) [5:44]
  2. Right On Time (demo-October '96) [3:58]
  3. Growing Younger (demo-March '95) [5:17]
  4. May You Always (home demo-August '93) [5:01]
  5. Somebody Tell Rebecca (outtake-September '01) [4:15]
  6. Something Wonderful (demo-January '00) [4:44]
  7. These Are The Days (acoustic radio session w/Crazy Horse-June '94) [4:38]
  8. Love, Where Are You? (demo-March '95) [4:33]
  9. Sometimes I Think About You (live-November '93) [5:01]
  10. Don't Patronize Me (demo-March '95) [4:16]
  11. Available Light (demo-March '95) [6:23]
  12. Won't Get Fooled Again (outtake-April '91) [8:31]

Available by mail only. Limited to 1000 copies, each numbered on the spine. Cover design by Ged Doyle at Plast-c.


28 June 2004


[Potency Album Cover Image]Potency: The Best of Ian McNabb

2CD
Fairfield Records FairCD4

Disc 1

  1. Liverpool Girl
  2. Camaraderie
  3. Livin' Proof (Miracles Can Happen)
  4. All Things To Everyone
  5. Great Dreams Of Heaven
  6. Potency
  7. If Love Was Like Guitars
  8. Man Who Can Make A Women Laugh
  9. You Must Be Prepared To Dream
  10. German Soldier's Helmet Circa 1943
  11. You Stone My Soul
  12. I'm A Genius
  13. Friend Of My Enemy
  14. Lady By Degrees
  15. Merseybeast

Disc 2

  1. Play The Hand They Deal You
  2. I Go My Own Way
  3. If My Daddy Could See Me Now
  4. For You Angel
  5. Time You Were In Love
  6. Don't Patronize Me
  7. Trams In Amsterdam
  8. Woo Yer
  9. Salt Of The Earth
  10. Great Dreams Of Heaven
  11. Rock
  12. Sometimes I Think About You
  13. What's It All About
  14. Slider
  15. Go Into The Light (celestial dub mix)

'Best of' CD available in shops and online.


16 May 2005


[Let the Young Girl Do What She Wants Cover]Let The Young Girl Do What She Wants

7"
Fairfield Records Fair5
CD5
Fairfield Records Faircd5
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7"

  1. Let The Young Girl Do What She Wants To [02:52]
  2. They Will Find You Out [4:13]

CD5 & Download

  1. Let The Young Girl Do What She Wants To [02:54]
  2. They Shoot Horses Don't They [03:51]
  3. Message From The Country [03:28]

Fans snapped up this CD and managed to make it the first Ian McNabb single to crack the UK charts, both debuting and peaking at #38 the same week. 7" copies were limited in release and signed by Ian McNabb.


30 May 2005


[Before All of This Album Cover Image]Before All Of This

CD
Fairfield Records faircd6
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  1. There Oughta Be A Law [3:29]
  2. Before All Of This [3:48]
  3. Unfinished Business In London Town [for Lee] [3:55]
  4. Western Eyes [5:14]
  5. The Lonely Ones [1] [3:37]
  6. Rider [The Heartless Mare] [3:55]
  7. Finally Getting Over You [2:58]
  8. Let The Young Girl Do What She Wants To [4:34]
  9. The Nicest Kind Of Lie [4:14]
  10. Lovers At The End Of Time [5:06]
  11. Picture Of The Moon [2:38]
  12. The New Me [4:56]
  13. Keeping Your Love Alive [2:43]
  14. The Lonely Ones [2] [4:54]

Distributed by Universal Music Operations Limited. First 7 tracks labeled "acoustic" and produced by Ian McNabb and Mike Cave. Recorded and mixed by Mike Cave at Loft Studios, Liverpool, April-June 2003. Second 7 tracks labeled "electric" and produced by Ian McNabb and Mike Cave. Recorded and mixed by Mike Cave at Parr St. Studios and Loft Studios, Liverpool, January-April 2004. Sleeve by Ged Doyle. Musicians include Roy Corkill, Steve Barney, Mike Cave, Livia Johnson, Heidi Zenith, and Mike Cave.


12 September 2005


[People Don't Stop Believin' Album Cover]People Don't Stop Believin'

CD
Fairfield Records FairCD7
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  1. Let The Young Girl Do What She Wants To Do [Demo] [3:24]
  2. Picture Of The Moon [Alternate 'loud guitars' mix] [2:38]
  3. Message From The Country [b side of 'LTYGDWSWT' single] [3:32]
  4. The New Me [Early version] [4:33]
  5. They Shoot Horses Don't They [b side of LTYGDWSWT single] [3:53]
  6. People Don't Stop Believin' [Previously unreleased song] [7:59]
  7. They Will Find You Out [b side of LTYGDWSWT 7 single, first time on CD] [4:17]
  8. The Absentee [Previously unreleased song] [6:08]
  9. The Nicest Kind Of Lie [Early version] [4:04]
  10. The Lonely Ones [1][Clean vocal] [3:37]
  11. Finally Getting Over You [Band take] [3:10]
  12. Let The Young Girl Do What She Wants To [Single version] [2:52]

Release targeted towards fans, consisting of outtakes from Before All Of This. Download available via Townsend Records.


6 December 2007


[How We Live Album Cover]How We Live: At The Philharmonic

CD
Fairfield Records FAIRCD:008
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  1. They Settled For Less Than They Wanted [4:24]
  2. The Absentee [5:31]
  3. Believer Of Me [3:57]
  4. Picture Of The Moon (Live) [2:38]
  5. Hope Street Rag [3:36]
  6. The Lonely Ones [4:03]
  7. Steel And Glass [4:19]
  8. A Secret Everybody Knows [3:29]
  9. Little Princess [6:24]
  10. Hurricane Elaine (Live) [4:22]
  11. You Stone My Soul [8:26]
  12. May You Always [4:22]

Recorded live at the Rodewald Suite, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool 8th and 9th June, 2007 by Mike Cave. "Steel and Glass" recorded at soundcheck. Mixed at Loft Studios by Mike Cave and Ian McNabb, 20-24 August, 2007. Sound engineer: Paul Adams; Guitar Tech: Paul Bruns; Sleeve Design: Ged Doyle of plast-c. How We Live Download available at Townsend Records.


27 September 2009


[Great Things Album Cover]Great Things

CD
Fairfield Records FAIRCD 009
  1. Great Things [6:08]
  2. Empires End [6:55]
  3. All About A Woman [6:04]
  4. This Love [4:51]
  5. Stormchaser [4:32]
  6. New Light [4:18]
  7. Pinin' [4:29]
  8. I Can't Help It If I'm Great [2:59]

March 2012


[Little Episodes Album Cover]Little Episides

CD
Fairfield Records faircd10
  1. Ancient Energy [6:03]
  2. Only Childre [3:38]
  3. High on a Hill [4:11]
  4. He Wrote Himself a Letter [3:18]
  5. Abigail Rain [3:13]
  6. Tiny Arrows [3:28]
  7. Little Episodes [2:37]
  8. Irresistable Ruins [1:10]
  9. A Heart That You Can Borrow [3:19]
  10. To Love and To Let Go [2:42]
  11. King of Hearts [5:01]
  12. Little Episodes [3:10]

Produced by Ian McNabb and Ciaron Bell. Recorded and Mixed by Ciaron Bell. Additional musicians include: Danielle Laura Perkins (backing vocals), Ciaron Bell (backing vocal, piano, keyboard, percussion, sound effect), Seannie Whelan (backing vocals), Mark Lacey (backing vocals), Pete Marshall (drums), James Campbell (drums), and Mark Brocklesby (percussion).


28 January 2013


Head Like A Rock [Head Like a Rock Album]

2CD
Cherry Red Records CDBRED 552

Disc 1

  1. Fire Inside My Soul (8:34)
  2. You Must Be Prepared To Dream (6:57)
  3. Child Inside A Father (9:01)
  4. Still Got The Fever (7:28)
  5. Potency (4:37)
  6. Go Into The Light (4:06)
  7. As A Life Goes By (4:43)
  8. Sad Strange Solitary Catholic Mystic (4:46)
  9. This Time Is Forever (7:29) [7:35]
  10. May You Always (8:47)

Disc 2

  1. That's Why the Darkness Exists (3:22)
  2. Sometimes I Think About You (4:20)
  3. Woo Yer (3:20)
  4. Love Is a Wonderful Colour (4:15)
  5. When It All Comes Down (4:22)
  6. Time You Were In Love (4:25)
  7. Go Into The Light (Celestial Dub Mix) (7:20)
  8. Rock (3:00)
  9. I Stood Before St Peter (3:45)

Re-release of 1994 album. Release coordinator: Steve Hammonds; Layout: Hugh Gilmour; Mastering: Andy Pearce. Second disc primarily from "You Must Be Prepared To Dream" and "Go Into the Light."

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