“Justin Currie foreword”


‘I don’t think it’s crazy when people tell me that a song of ours changed their lives. They changed ours forever….’ JUSTIN CURRIE

Glasgow band Del Amitri have sold more than six million albums. Their 1995 single Roll To Me cracked the Top 10 in the US, and five of their albums went Top 10 in the UK. But as yet there hasn’t been anything substantial written about the band…until now!

From ambition to success, this is the complete story of Del Amitri’s rise from initial formation through six albums that took them to global recognition. From early John Peel sessions, to touring with Morrissey; to appearing on Letterman and cracking the US, the book follows every up and down of the band s incredible career, as well as providing unique and original insights into their personalities and music.


FEATURING exclusive forewords written and narrated by Justin Currie and Iain Harvie.

Cover Art Photography © Simon Fowler, used under licence



‘Excellent account of Del Amitri’s long career. The story feels real, honest and true. I thought I knew a lot of the Dels story but this certainly filled in the gaps. It kept a bit of the dirt too, unhappy band members being sacked, not getting royalties they felt due with both parties telling their side of the story. It would have been easy to leave this out and paint a polished story of band life but this really added to the authenticity of the story.’



About The Author

Oh yes, Charles Rawlings-Way is the great pretender: a guitarist who can’t read music; a cartographer with a dodgy sense of direction; a surfer who can’t swim; an Australian with a British passport; and now, a rock ‘n’ roll biographer who only occasionally reads Rolling Stone. Forget fate and fortune: this strange brew of talents and hoodwinks owes more to enthusiasm, one-eyed commitment and the ability to blag oneself in and out of opportune doorways. Seduced by Jack Kerouac at a porous age, Charles hit the road at 21 and has since written 30-something guidebooks for travel publisher Lonely Planet, covering every fleapit hostel and dive bar from Toronto to Tasmania. These endeavours peaked back in 2009 with his enshrinement as ‘Best-selling Travel Writer in Australia’, shifting more books than Bill Bryson and Billy Connolly (…might be time to grow a beard). Is touring with a rock band so different to backpacking? There are plenty of parallels: the buses, the hangovers, the beat, beat, beat of the midnight highway… Waking up in an unfamiliar city every few days, frowning into your wallet and forgetting to phone home. But even Kerouac would agree that rock bands have better wardrobes. Charles lives in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia with his family, books and music, fearing bushfires in February and tending a fire every day in rainy July. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree he only uses when absolutely necessary.

THESE ARE SUCH PERFECT DAYS is published by Urbane Publications and the novel can be purchased by CLICKING HERE




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Charles Rawlings-Way


David Monteath – Main Text
Paul Mclaughlin – Intro & Outro
Justin Currie & Iain Harvie – Forewords


Neil Gardner


Lyrics used with Permission of Justin Currie



File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)


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