To Be Here Someday is Deacon Blue’s first official book and will feature extensive interviews with Deacon Blue as well as key members of their crew over the past 35 years along with fans’ memories of gigs, singles and albums.
The highly-collectable limited edition comes with a specially-curated hoard of previously-unreleased vinyl, with artwork, posters, replica tickets, a signed set list and a VIP laminate all selected by the band. It includes a new vinyl 7” single, featuring two live versions of ‘Raintown’, recorded at two very different stages in the band’s career – 27 years apart – both given a physical release for the first time.
Authored and edited by journalist Paul English, To Be Here Someday will be published in two editions: a standard hardback version, priced at £39.99; and a special edition box – limited to just 1,000 copies, each featuring an individually hand-numbered certificate – priced at £75.00.
The boxed set will also feature a poignant signed setlist from the band’s emotional swansong on 20 May 1994, with each member of the original lineup, including the late Graeme Kelling, dedicating a message to Ricky after what everyone thought would be the last-ever show.
It’ll also feature a special A3 poster, presented to the band on selling out their To Be Here Someday 2018 UK tour, plus another from their Extended Play tour of Spain in 1990. Deacon Blue want fans to tell them your story of your connection to the band. We want this definitive book in the band’s history to include your recollection about what the band have meant to you.
Tell us your memories of first gigs, singles and albums, the memorable moments and people tethered to songs, about the place the band have in your life, and the reason why.
Email your story to email@example.com
The special edition box set includes a new 7” vinyl single, featuring two incredible live versions of ‘Raintown’:
To Be Here Someday 2018
2 replica tickets
King Tuts 2001
7” vinyl single:
Side A: Raintown (live at Fury Murrys, Glasgow 13th November 1986) Previously unreleased
Side B: Raintown (live at The Hydro, Glasgow 20th December 2013) First physical release
Replica set list from Barrowlands 1994 (signed by the original Deacon Blue lineup)
2 art postcards: Barrowlands ’94 (Alan Wylie) and Barrowlands 2016 (Simon Murphy)
To Be Here Someday VIP laminate pass
Set of Enamel Pins: Fellow Hoodlums heart, City Of Love heart and Deacon Blue logo
A numbered certificate of authenticity
Publication date: 14 October 2021
Hardback £39.99 ($49.99)
Special Edition £75.00 ($99.99)