Complete List Of Dave Edmunds Albums And Discography

Dave Edmunds Albums

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This Complete List Of  Dave Edmunds Albums And Songs presents the full discography of  Dave Edmunds studio albums. Dave Edmunds was born in 1944.  He hails from the area of Cardiff, Wales. This complete Dave Edmunds discography also includes every single live Dave Edmunds album. All these cool, grooving Dave Edmunds albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Dave Edmunds album as well as all original album covers. Every Dave Edmunds album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

DAVE EDMUNDS STUDIO ALBUMS

Rockpile

Released April 1972

Dave Edmunds’ debut solo album, Rockpile, released in 1972, is notable for its mix of rockabilly, pop, and blues influences. The album was a demonstration of Edmunds’ multi-instrumental talents, as he played nearly all the instruments himself. Produced by Edmunds, the album includes his hit cover of “I Hear You Knocking,” which topped the UK charts.

Rockpile was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales. The success of this album established Edmunds as a significant figure in the rock and roll revival of the early 1970s and displayed his skill in blending classic rock and roll with modern recording techniques.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Down Down Down” – 2:51
  2. “I Hear You Knocking” – 2:48
  3. “Hell of a Pain” – 2:40
  4. “It Ain’t Easy” – 3:11
  5. “The Promised Land” – 2:36
  6. “Dance Dance Dance” – 2:57
  7. “(I’m Gonna Start) Living Again If It Kills Me” – 2:28
  8. “Down the Line” – 2:04
  9. “Black Bill” – 2:04
  10. “I’m Comin’ Home” – 3:01
  11. “Country Roll” – 2:06
  12. “Blue Monday” – 2:50

Subtle as a Flying Mallet

Released April 1975

Subtle as a Flying Mallet, released in 1975, continued Dave Edmunds’ exploration of rock and roll and pop music. Edmunds again took on the role of producer and multi-instrumentalist. The album included covers of classic songs and featured a more polished production style compared to his debut.

Recorded primarily at Rockfield Studios in Wales, this album showcased Edmunds’ ability to reinterpret classic rock and roll tracks with his unique style, contributing to the 1970s rockabilly revival.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Baby, I Love You” – 3:28
  2. “Leave My Woman Alone” – 2:36
  3. “Maybe” – 2:37
  4. “Da Doo Ron Ron” – 2:22
  5. “Let It Be Me” – 2:57
  6. “No Money Down” – 4:12
  7. “Shot of Rhythm and Blues” – 3:14
  8. “Billy the Kid” – 3:10
  9. “Born to Be with You” – 3:29
  10. “She’s My Baby” – 3:09
  11. “I Ain’t Never” – 2:47
  12. “Let It Rock” – 2:28
  13. “Pick Axe Rag” – 1:42
  14. “Some Other Guy” – 2:27
  15. “C’Mon Everybody” – 2:21

Get It

Released April 1977

With the release of Get It in 1977, Dave Edmunds continued to solidify his reputation as a master of rockabilly-infused pop music. This album saw Edmunds collaborating with other musicians more extensively, including Nick Lowe, a partnership that would prove significant in his career.

The album was recorded at Eden Studios in London and Rockfield Studios in Wales. Get It was notable for its blend of covers and original songs, displaying Edmunds’ talents as both a musician and a producer. The album was well-received for its energetic performances and production quality.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Get Out of Denver” – 2:17
  2. “I Knew the Bride” – 2:57
  3. “Back to School Days” – 2:48
  4. “Here Comes the Weekend” – 1:57
  5. “Worn Out Suits, Brand New Pockets” – 2:25
  6. “Where or When” – 2:20
  7. “Juju Man” – 3:23
  8. “Git It” – 2:19
  9. “Let’s Talk About Us” – 2:12
  10. “Hey Good Lookin'” – 2:22
  11. “What Did I Do Last Night?” – 1:54
  12. “Little Darlin'” – 3:18
  13. “My Baby Left Me” – 2:20

Tracks on Wax 4

Released 1978

Tracks on Wax 4, released in 1978, continued Dave Edmunds’ exploration of rockabilly and classic rock ‘n’ roll sounds. This album, reaching number 17 in the UK charts, featured a blend of original songs and covers, highlighting Edmunds’ skill as a guitarist and producer.

Recorded at Eden Studios, London, and Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, the album was noted for its energetic style and Edmunds’ precise guitar work. It included contributions from notable musicians like Nick Lowe and Billy Bremner, further establishing Edmunds’ collaboration with Rockpile.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Trouble Boys” – 2:56
  2. “Never Been in Love” – 2:28
  3. “Not a Woman, Not a Child” – 3:20
  4. “Television” – 3:17
  5. “What Looks Best on You” – 2:26
  6. “Readers Wives” – 3:11
  7. “Deborah” – 2:37
  8. “Thread Your Needle” – 3:20
  9. “A.1. on the Jukebox” – 3:14
  10. “It’s My Own Business” – 3:56
  11. “Heart of the City” – 2:49

Repeat When Necessary

Released 1979

1979’s Repeat When Necessary saw Dave Edmunds garnering significant attention, reaching number 17 in the UK and achieving Silver certification by BPI. The album, recorded at Eden Studios and Rockfield Studios, featured a mix of rock, pop, and country influences.

This album is notable for the hit single “Girls Talk,” written by Elvis Costello, which became one of Edmunds’ most successful tracks. The album’s combination of catchy pop tunes and rockabilly styles, along with high production values, contributed to its commercial success.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Girls Talk” – 3:25
  2. “Crawling from the Wreckage” – 2:54
  3. “The Creature from the Black Lagoon” – 4:29
  4. “Sweet Little Lisa” – 3:39
  5. “Dynamite” – 2:38
  6. “Queen of Hearts” – 3:18
  7. “Home in My Hand” – 3:19
  8. “Goodbye Mr. Good Guy” – 2:48
  9. “Take Me for a Little While” – 2:43
  10. “We Were Both Wrong” – 2:42
  11. “Bad Is Bad” – 3:16

Twangin…

Released 1981

In 1981, Twangin… was released, reaching number 5 in the UK charts. This album continued Edmunds’ collaboration with the Rockpile musicians and featured a mix of rockabilly, pop, and blues numbers. The album was recorded at Eden Studios and was known for its eclectic mix of covers and original compositions.

Twangin… displayed Edmunds’ prowess as a guitarist and his ability to blend different musical styles seamlessly, from classic rock ‘n’ roll to more contemporary sounds of the time.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Something Happens” – 2:37
  2. “It’s Been So Long” – 2:10
  3. “Singin’ the Blues” – 2:58
  4. “Boys Talk” – 2:29
  5. “The Race Is On” – 2:05
  6. “Baby Let’s Play House” – 3:22
  7. “Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love)” – 2:57
  8. “Deep in the Heart of Texas” – 2:26
  9. “Never Been in Love” – 2:28
  10. “Something About You” – 2:50
  11. “Stay with Me Tonight” – 3:24

D.E. 7th

Released 1982

Dave Edmunds’ 1982 album D.E. 7th reached number 13 in the UK charts. The album, recorded at Eden Studios, featured Edmunds’ blend of rock, pop, and country influences. The album is noted for its polished production and Edmunds’ skill in adapting and interpreting different musical styles.

This album continued to showcase Edmunds’ versatility as an artist, blending his rockabilly roots with more contemporary sounds and production techniques.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)” – 3:40
  2. “Me and the Boys” – 2:39
  3. “Bail You Out” – 2:41
  4. “Generation Rumble” – 3:41
  5. “Other Guys Girls” – 2:51
  6. “Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love)” – 2:59
  7. “Deep in the Heart of Texas” – 2:22
  8. “Louisiana Man” – 2:44
  9. “Paula Meet Jeanne” – 2:48
  10. “One More Night” – 2:17
  11. “Dear Dad” – 2:03

Information

Released 1983

Information, released in 1983, marked a shift in Edmunds’ sound, incorporating more synthesizers and electronic elements, reflecting the musical trends of the early ’80s. The album, reaching number 20 in the UK, was recorded at various studios and showcased Edmunds’ ability to adapt to the changing musical landscape.

The album featured a mix of original songs and covers, with Edmunds experimenting with different sounds and production techniques, while still maintaining his rock and pop roots.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Slipping Away” – 4:23
  2. “Don’t You Double” – 3:30
  3. “I Want You Bad” – 2:39
  4. “Wait” – 3:15
  5. “The Watch on My Wrist” – 3:33
  6. “The Shape I’m In” – 2:44
  7. “Information” – 3:51
  8. “Feel So Right” – 3:52
  9. “What Have I Got to Do to Win?” – 3:34
  10. “Don’t Call Me Tonight” – 3:00
  11. “Have a Heart” – 3:01

Riff Raff

Released 1984

Riff Raff, released in 1984, continued Dave Edmunds’ exploration of synthesizer-driven rock and pop music. This album reflected the popular music styles of the mid-1980s, featuring a blend of rock, pop, and new wave influences. The album, however, did not chart as highly as his previous works.

Recorded at various studios, Riff Raff featured Edmunds experimenting with electronic sounds and production styles, showcasing his adaptability as a musician and a producer in the evolving musical era of the 1980s.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Something About You” – 3:02
  2. “Breaking Out” – 3:42
  3. “Busted Loose” – 4:05
  4. “Far Away” – 4:09
  5. “Rules of the Game” – 3:54
  6. “Steel Claw” – 3:39
  7. “S.O.S.” – 3:21
  8. “Hang On” – 3:28
  9. “How Could I Be So Wrong” – 3:07
  10. “Can’t Get Enough” – 2:51

Closer to the Flame

Released 1989

In 1989, Dave Edmunds released Closer to the Flame, an album that blended his classic rock ‘n’ roll style with contemporary pop influences. The album reached number 36 in the UK charts, showcasing Edmunds’ enduring appeal. This record, while not achieving the commercial success of his earlier works, was noted for its polished production and Edmunds’ skillful guitar work.

The album, recorded at various studios, featured a mix of original compositions and covers, displaying Edmunds’ talent for reinterpreting songs in his unique style. Closer to the Flame continued to highlight Edmunds’ versatility as a musician and his ability to adapt to the changing musical landscape.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Closer to the Flame” – 3:50
  2. “Fallin’ Through a Hole” – 4:18
  3. “Don’t Talk to Me” – 2:54
  4. “Every Time I See Her” – 3:30
  5. “Stockholm” – 2:53
  6. “King of Love” – 3:10
  7. “I Got Your Number” – 3:43
  8. “Never Take the Place of You” – 4:20
  9. “Sincerely” – 2:53
  10. “Test of Love” – 4:04

Plugged In

Released 1994

Plugged In, released in 1994, marked a return to Edmunds’ rock roots, with an emphasis on guitar-driven tracks. This album, although not charting, was well-received for its focus on Edmunds’ guitar skills and his return to the rock and roll and blues styles that initially defined his career.

Recorded primarily at Edmunds’ own studio, the album featured a collection of covers and original songs, all showcasing his prowess as a guitarist and a producer. Plugged In was a testament to Edmunds’ ability to craft engaging rock music, regardless of current trends.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Chutes and Ladders” – 3:45
  2. “Halfway Down” – 3:47
  3. “I Love Music” – 3:40
  4. “Beach Boy Blood (In My Veins)” – 4:06
  5. “The Claw” – 2:37
  6. “I Got the Will” – 3:47
  7. “Better Word for Love” – 3:26
  8. “Standing at the Crossroads” – 4:07
  9. “It Doesn’t Really Matter” – 3:24
  10. “Sabre Dance ’94” – 4:52

Hand Picked: Musical Fantasies

Released 1999

CD Track Listings:

1. I Knew The Bride
2. Classical Gas
3. I Still Love You
4. Warmed Over Kisses (Left Over Love)
5. Saturday Night Shuffle
6. Return To Sender
7. Treasures Untold
8. Allegro From Mozart’s 40th Symphony In G Minor
9. This Little Girl Of Mine
10. The Sheik Of Araby
11. Babyface
12. Love Letters In The Sand
13. Sabre Dance (Millennium Version)
14. Classical Gas (Jazz Trio Version)

Again

Released 2013

CD Track Listings:

1. Again
2. Chutes And Ladders
3. Halfway Down
4. I Got The Will
5. I Love Music
6. Standing At The Crossroads
7. Return To Sender
8. Georgia On My Mind
9. It Doesn’t Really Matter
10. People Wanna Get High
11. I Still Love You
12. Baby Face
13. The Claw
14. Your Song
15. A Better Word For Love

On Guitar…Rags & Classics

Released 2015

CD Track Listings:

1. A Whiter Shade Of Pale 4:07
2. I Believe I Can Fly 5:17
3. God Only Knows 3:05
4. Wuthering Heights 4:12
5. Your Song 3:33
6. Black Mountain Rag 2:27
7. Classical Gas 2:51
8. Green Onions 3:18
9. Cannonball Rag 3:01
10. Symphony No. 40 In G Minor, Molto Allegro 4:56

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