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West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of (2021 reissue)

BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.

2lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 26th Nov 2021


The Undertones formed in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974 and are one of the most successful bands to have emerged from Northern Ireland.

Famously championed by John Peel, who’s favourite all-time track was ‘Teenage Kicks’, they released thirteen singles and four studio albums 1978 – 1983, before Sharkey announced his intention to leave in May 1983. The band re-formed in 1999 with singer Paul McLoone, subsequently recorded 2 new albums and have been touring regularly ever since. They played Glastonbury Festival in June 2005, recently marked their 40th anniversary, and have just completed a 46 date, 2019 world tour. WEST BANK SONGS 1978 - 1983, A Best Of - 30 tracks from 1978-1983, compiled by The Undertones - Features 7 top 40 hits (including 4 top 20s): Teenage Kicks, My Perfect Cousin, Here Comes The Summer, Jimmy Jimmy, You've Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It!), Wednesday Week, It’s Going To Happen plus the Kevin Shields remix of Get Over You - Tracks from their 4 original studio albums: ‘The Undertones’ (1979), ‘Hypnotised’ (1980), ‘Positive Touch’ (1981) and ‘The Sin Of Pride’ (1983) - Gatefold sleeve with purple and white coloured vinyl - 12 page insert with sleeve notes by Undertones bassist Michael Bradley and Mick Houghton, author of the book ‘Fried & Justified: Hits, Myths, Break-Ups and Breakdowns in the Record Business 1978-98’. Also includes previously unseen band photos. - Mastered from HD master sources, under the supervision of Undertones guitarist Damian O’Neill

West Bank Songs 1978-1983: A Best Of (2021 reissue)


  1. You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It!)
  2. Male Model
  3. Hypnotised
  4. Billy's Third
  5. The Way Girls Talk
  6. True Confessions (B-side of Teenage Kicks)
  7. Wednesday Week
  8. (She's A) Runaround
  9. There Goes Norman
  10. Teenage Kicks
  11. Tearproof
  12. Jump Boys
  13. The Love Parade (Single Version)
  14. Soul Seven
  15. Girls Don't Like It
  16. You're Welcome
  17. Listening In
  18. Jimmy Jimmy
  19. When Saturday Comes
  20. Julie Ocean
  21. My Perfect Cousin
  22. Family Entertainment
  23. Beautiful Friend
  24. I Know a Girl
  25. Get Over You (Kevin Shields Remix 2016)
  26. Girls That Don't Talk
  27. Forever Paradise
  28. Here Comes the Summer
  29. It's Going to Happen!
  30. Bittersweet