The Singles
Series 104

Not Where It's At / Sleep Instead Of Teardrops / A Grimace Not A Smile / Low Friends In High Places

Not Where It's At / Sleep Instead Of Teardrops / Spare Pair Of Laces / Until The Evening Steals The Afternoon

Released June 1997

A&M Records

The anxiously awaited new single from Del Amitri arrived the third week of June, 1997. "Not Where It's At" lived up to all the fans expectations, but seemingly, not the record companys. As, there was no US release of the single. In fact it was released almost everywhere except the US.

The first single included two uptempo songs, with "Low Friends In High Places" prove that Del Amitri can do Alternative "out of their heads" rock with the best of 'em.

"Sleep Instead Of Teardrops" shows the tenderside of the songwriting Justin Currie, without losing the cynical edge that has earned him such accolaids. "Before The Evening Steals The Afternoon" is an atmospheric piece of music with emphasis on the keyboards as played by Andy Alston. Recorded and released over two years prior on a European various artists album "...there's more, Beyond Words". Thought to be unattainable for most fans, the release of the song here brought a huge sigh of relief.


Some Other Sucker's Parade / Driving With The Brakes On(live) / Move Away Jimmy Blue (live) / The Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere(live)


Some Other Sucker's Parade (no strings version) / Roll To Me (live) / Here and Now (live) / Hatful Of Rain(live)


Some Other Sucker's Parade / Some Other Sucker's Parade (live) / Always The Last To Know (live)/ Stone Cold Sober(live)

Released November 1997

A&M Records

"Medicine" was originally slated to be the follow up single to "Not Where It's At". A&M Records pulled the single fearing a public outcry due to the fact that some of the lyrics could be construed as unsympathetic to the death of Lady Diana in September.

The single was switched to "Some Other Sucker's Parade" in late September with a November release. The same b-sides were to be used on the "Medicine" single. All the live tracks were recorded at Leeds Town and Country Club in July of 1997.

Sleep Instead Of Teardrops / Driving With The Brakes On(live) / Move Away Jimmy Blue (live) / The Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere(live)

Released November 1997

A&M Records

"Sleep Instead Of Teardrops" was included in the Australian version of "Some Other Sucker's Parade". It was released there as a single at the same time "Some Other Sucker's Parade" was released elsewhere. Once again, utilizing the live tracks recorded live at Leed's Town & Country Club in July of 1997. The single was released in only one version, and in a card sleeve as opposed to a jewel case.



Medicine / Driving With The Brakes On(live) / Move Away Jimmy Blue (live) / The Ones That You Love Lead You Nowhere(live)


Medicine / Roll To Me (live) / Here and Now (live) / Hatful Of Rain(live)


Medicine / Some Other Sucker's Parade (live) / Always The Last To Know (live)/ Stone Cold Sober(live)

Un-released September 1997

A&M Records

All three singles for Medicine were scrapped after the death of Lady Diana one week before the scheduled release. The lyrics were deemed "inappropriate" in light of her untimely death. Press releases have stated that not releasing the singles was at the request of Del Amitri.