Beautiful South : Solid Bronze - Great Hits

Beautiful South : Solid Bronze - Great Hits

Talk about flogging sandbags to the Arabs. There are microbes in the earliest stages of evolution on the moons of Jupiter who've bought 'Carry On Up The Charts' twice. Yet here it is again with a different cover on it and with scintillating Early...

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Biscuit Boy/ Crackerman : Fat Chance

Biscuit Boy/ Crackerman : Fat Chance

Biscuit Boy is none other than Paul Heaton of The Beautiful South in solo mode. Heaton has announced that this album came about because no one would be interested in an album from The Beautiful South . Which isn't much of a fanfare. What...

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The Beautiful South: London Brixton Academy

The Beautiful South: London Brixton Academy

Suck in the belly and stretch that jowl: it's the office Christmas party everyone's invited to. There's always plenty of good cheer, seasonal or otherwise, when ho-ho-Heato's about. Outside, the touts can't give away their remaining tickets....

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Chicago Park West

Chicago Park West

For The Beautiful South , Wednesday night at Chicago 's Park West is another night of everything but the girl. Seemingly unfazed by the shock departure of singer Jacqueline Abbott days earlier, The Beautiful South are carrying on...

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Boston Avalon Ballroom

Boston Avalon Ballroom

The Beautiful South aren't doing half-bad, considering how hard it is to find a good babysitter these days. Mums of a median age and MOR mood don't go out that often anyway. Proof enough is that 'Little Deuce Coupe' sees more ass-shaking in...

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Painting It Red

Painting It Red

They've got a gift, that's for certain. It's just one that we're a little tired of receiving. The Beautiful South 's Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray have always possessed the uncanny ability of translating life's little misfortunes into...

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Closer Than Most

Closer Than Most

The Beautiful South Closer Than Most (Go!) Travel rugs. Boot sales. Scrabble. Rain. For their detractors, the world of The Beautiful South is one of dreary parochialism, music for people who don't like music, but do rather...

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Beautiful South : Table, The

Beautiful South : Table, The

Always one for turning a mundane poetic conceit into something a bit more on the sparkling side, Paul Heaton here... oh no he doesn't actually. This is a song about a table. You could argue that it was some kind of arty construct for the...

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London Wembley Arena

London Wembley Arena

There's laid-back and then there's The Beautiful South . Paul Heaton takes the opportunity of Jacqui Abbott 's solo vocal on 'Rotterdam' to casually wander offstage. He emerges from the dressing rooms five minutes later. "Wanna know...

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