Jimmy Nail - Growing Up In Public (1992)

"Listening to this for the first time in yonks it sounds all smokey, conjures up images of a nightclub in b/w after closing time, with yours truly drifting dangerously into tight-trousered Coverdale territory at time!
Recorded at Livingston Studios with Guy and that big, loping bass sound. George Harrison suggested I ask Gary Moore to put some guitar on it, so I did and he generously agreed, recording his stuff up at George's studio. Thanks, chaps."

(Jimmy Nail about "Absent Friends" in 1997)

Vinyl release

Germany - East West/Warner Music UK - 4509-90144-1 - August 1992

Cassette releases

Germany - East West/Warner Music UK - 4509-90144-4 - August 1992
Canada - East West/Warner Music UK - 4509-90144-4 - August 1992
South Africa - East West/Warner Music UK - ZWIC 5156 - 1992

Side A:
1. Ain't No Doubt
2. Reach Out
3. Laura
4. Waiting For The Sunshine
5. Real Love

Side B:
1. Only Love (Can Bring Us Home)
2. Wicked World
3. Beautiful
4. I Believed
5. Absent Friends*

* featuring Gary Moore

CD releases

Germany - East West/Warner Music UK - 4509-90144-2 - August 1992
USA - Atlantic Records - 7 82433-2 - 1992
Japan - WEA - WMC5-551 - 1992 - promotional copy
Japan - WEA - WMC5-551 - 25th October 1992

1. Ain't No Doubt
2. Reach Out
3. Laura
4. Waiting For The Sunshine
5. Real Love
6. Only Love (Can Bring Us Home)
7. Wicked World
8. Beautiful
9. I Believed
10. Absent Friends*

* featuring Gary Moore