Album discography

Last modification: 2014-08-15

Here you will find all of The Darkness' album releases. They've released three studio albums and a compilation.

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Artwork:
Hot Cakes: CD Hot Cakes: CD
CD release

Hot Cakes: deluxe CD Hot Cakes: deluxe CD
Deluxe CD release

Hot Cakes
Digital release

Hot Cakes: promotional EU CD release Hot Cakes: promotional EU CD release Hot Cakes: promotional EU CD release
Promotional European CD release

Hot Cakes: 'album advance' US release Hot Cakes: 'album advance' US release
Promotional US 'album advance' release

Hot Cakes: promotional vinyl
Promotional vinyl release

Hot Cakes: Extra Hot Cakes Yuletide Edition
Digital 'Extra Hot Cakes Yuletide Edition' release

Hot Cakes

Released:
2012-08-20
Comments:
Their third album and first since their 2011 reunion. The tracklisting was confirmed on May the 30th and the different formats on the 10th of July.
The album was released as a CD, as a deluxe CD with bonus tracks in a digi-pack, a vinyl edition on colored vinyl and as a digital release. I'm also sure that there will be a censored US CD edition, but have not found any info about such a release yet.
Street Spirit (Fade Out) is a cover of Radiohead which they played a lot live in the early days and still do today.
She Just A Girl, Eddie is called She's Just A Girl, Eddie on the back of the vinyl edition. The vinyl edition is furthermore missing the song Love Is Not The Answer and features a unique version of Nothin's Gonna Stop Us which does not contain the spoken words during the intro.
The bonus song Cannonball (Long Version) features Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Nothin's Gonna Stop Us was initially called Nothing's Gonna Stop Us when it was released as a free download and on a promotional CD. Note that the album version is a different, longer mix.
A promotional CD from Europe exists which comes in a cardsleeve with the full album artwork, though an earlier watermarked promo exists as well which comes in a plastic sleeve with a printed white insert (issued at the end of May 2012).
All promotional CD's have a different index for track two, Nothin's Gonna Stop Us. The song starts with the word "messenger", which means that "I am no" are present at the end of Every Inch Of You. The intro of track two furthermore cross-fades with the end of track one.
A vinyl promotional release was created as well which comes on black vinyl and is housed in a white die-cut sleeve with a printed logo and tracklisting. This release furthermore lists Love Is Not The Answer as the last track, but it is not on the disc.
A special digital edition was released on November 29 2013, dubbed the Extra Hot Cakes Yuletide Edition, which contains bonus tracks including two new (re-)recordings and a bunch of live tracks.
Tracklisting:
  1. Every Inch of You
  2. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us
  3. With A Woman
  4. Keep Me Hangin' On
  5. Living Every Day Blind
  6. Everybody Have A Good Time
  7. She Just A Girl, Eddie
  8. Forbidden Love
  9. Concrete
  10. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
  11. Love Is Not The Answer
Tracklisting deluxe CD release:
  1. Every Inch of You
  2. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us
  3. With A Woman
  4. Keep Me Hangin' On
  5. Living Every Day Blind
  6. Everybody Have A Good Time
  7. She Just A Girl, Eddie
  8. Forbidden Love
  9. Concrete
  10. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
  11. Love Is Not The Answer
  12. I Can't Believe It's Not Love (Acoustic Demo)
  13. Love Is Not The Answer (Acoustic Demo)
  14. Pat Pong Ladies (Demo Mix)
  15. Cannonball (Long Version)
Tracklisting vinyl release:
  • Side A
  1. Every Inch of You
  2. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us (Vinyl Version)
  3. With A Woman
  4. Keep Me Hangin' On
  5. Living Every Day Blind
  • Side B
  1. Everybody Have A Good Time
  2. She Just A Girl, Eddie
  3. Forbidden Love
  4. Concrete
  5. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Tracklisting deluxe digital release:
  1. Every Inch of You
  2. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us
  3. With A Woman
  4. Keep Me Hangin' On
  5. Living Every Day Blind
  6. Everybody Have A Good Time
  7. She Just A Girl, Eddie
  8. Forbidden Love
  9. Concrete
  10. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
  11. Love Is Not The Answer
  12. I Can't Believe It's Not Love (Acoustic Demo)
  13. Love Is Not The Answer (Acoustic Demo)
  14. Pat Pong Ladies (Demo Mix)
  15. Cannonball (Long Version)
  16. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us (video)
  17. Everybody Have a Good Time (video)
Tracklisting Extra Hot Cakes Yuletide Edition release:
  1. Every Inch of You
  2. Nothin's Gonna Stop Us
  3. With A Woman
  4. Keep Me Hangin' On
  5. Living Every Day Blind
  6. Everybody Have A Good Time
  7. She Just A Girl, Eddie
  8. Forbidden Love
  9. Concrete
  10. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
  11. Love Is Not The Answer
  12. I Can't Believe It's Not Love (Acoustic Demo)
  13. Love Is Not The Answer (Acoustic Demo)
  14. Pat Pong Ladies (Demo Mix)
  15. Cannonball (Long Version)
  16. The Horn
  17. Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) (2013 Version)
  18. Every Inch Of You (Live)
  19. Black Shuck (Live)
  20. Get Your Hands Off My Woman (Live)
  21. Everybody Have A Good Time (Live)
  22. Planning Permission (Live)
  23. With A Woman (Live)
  24. One Way Ticket (Live)
  25. Growing On Me (Live)
  26. I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Live)
Label – Catalogue number:
LP album (promo): [PIAS] Recordings – PIASR305PLP
LP album: [PIAS] Recordings – PIASR305LP
CD album: [PIAS] Recordings – PIASR305CD
CD album (deluxe): [PIAS] Recordings – PIASR305CDX
Artwork:
The Platinum Collection: CD The Platinum Collection: CD
CD release

The Platinum Collection

Released:
2008-04-01
Comments:
This album falls in the category "Why God! Why?" as it is a shameless compilation which contains the full Permission To Land and One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back albums plus Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) as an extra. No thought has gone into this product. There is no information in the "booklet" and do not expect any smooth fade-outs for the tracks or some stand-alone versions (as the ones on the original albums sometimes seague into the next track), as they did a very bad cut & paste job. You should only pick it up when it is deadly cheap.
Tracklisting:
  1. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  2. One Way Ticket
  3. Love Is Only A Feeling
  4. Is It Just Me?
  5. Growing On Me
  6. Girlfriend
  7. Get Your Hands Off My Woman
  8. Black Shuck
  9. Givin' Up
  10. Stuck In A Rut
  11. Friday Night
  12. Love On The Rocks With No Ice
  13. Holding On My Own
  14. Knockers
  15. Dinner Lady Arms
  16. Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
  17. Hazel Eyes
  18. Bald
  19. English Country Garden
  20. Blind Man
  21. Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)
Label – Catalogue number:
CD album: Warner Music UK Ltd. – 5144275452
Artwork:
One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back: CD One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back: CD
CD release

2in1: CD 2in1: CD
Australian 2in1 CD release

One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back: CD
Promotional CDr release

One Way Ticket To Hell ...And Back

Released:
2005-11-28
Comments:
The second album by The Darkness and was a disappointment in terms of sales as it sold less copies than the previous album, but this is my favorite. It has more diversity, although it sounds a bit more polished and less hard-rock-ish then the previous one. Maybe the producer Roy Thomas Baker is to blame here?
This album was released on CD and vinyl. Just imagine having this on vinyl with the beautiful sleeve in a 24" by 12" format!
The US had once again an edited CD release, though less thought had gone into the censorship. Two faul words have been ****-ed out in the booklet and just one of those two words have been removed from the vocal line in the song. The one they left in is in English Country Garden.
The Japanese CD release features one bonus track.
The album was re-released in August 2008 as part of Warner Music's 2in1 serie. The European territory had a blue tinted sleeve, whereas others had a yellow-ish tinted sleeve.
The album had the same formula as the previous one, so ten solid tracks, a great opener and a ballad as the closing track. Hot Leg would do the same 3,5 years later on their debut release.
Tracklisting:
  1. One Way Ticket
  2. Knockers
  3. Is It Just Me?
  4. Dinner Lady Arms
  5. Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
  6. Hazel Eyes
  7. Bald
  8. Girlfriend
  9. English Country Garden
  10. Blind Man
Tracklisting vinyl release:
  • Side A
  1. One Way Ticket
  2. Knockers
  3. Is It Just Me?
  4. Dinner Lady Arms
  5. Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
  • Side B
  1. Hazel Eyes
  2. Bald
  3. Girlfriend
  4. English Country Garden
  5. Blind Man
Tracklisting edited US CD release:
  1. One Way Ticket (Clean Version)
  2. Knockers
  3. Is It Just Me?
  4. Dinner Lady Arms
  5. Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
  6. Hazel Eyes
  7. Bald
  8. Girlfriend
  9. English Country Garden
  10. Blind Man
Tracklisting Japanese CD release:
  1. One Way Ticket
  2. Knockers
  3. Is It Just Me?
  4. Dinner Lady Arms
  5. Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
  6. Hazel Eyes
  7. Bald
  8. Girlfriend
  9. English Country Garden
  10. Blind Man
  11. Grief Hammer
Label – Catalogue number:
LP album: Atlantic – 5051011 1218 1 4
CD album: Atlantic – 5051011 1218 2 1
CD album (US, edited): Atlantic – 62825-2
Artwork:
Permission To Land: CD Permission To Land: CD
CD release

Permission To Land: edited CD Permission To Land: edited CD
Edited US CD release

Permission To Land: Japanese CD/DVD Permission To Land: Japanese CD/DVD Permission To Land: Japanese CD/DVD
Japanese CD/DVD re-release

2in1: CD 2in1: CD
Australian 2in1 CD release

Permission To Land: promotional CD Permission To Land: promotional CD
European promotional CD release

Permission To Land

Released:
2003-07-07
Comments:
Bring on the man rock! This is their debut, released in July 2003 and it is flawless from start to finish. Issued on CD and vinyl. It features their biggest hit I Believe In A Thing Called Love which was linked to Queen more than once at the time of release by the media.
The US had an edited CD version (although they had a normal CD release as well). The edited version contains four "clean versions" where abusive language has been replaced with other works (i.e. "fuck" has been replaced by "duck" and so on). The booklet has been altered as well. The lady on the front has been pixeled out and the lyrics contain the replaced words. Grab a copy if you can as it sounds quite funny and none of the songs have the standard annoying bleeps!
Japan had two releases: a CD release which features two bonus tracks, released in July 2003 and a CD/DVD re-release from March 2004 which features the aforementioned two bonus tracks plus an Electronic Press Kit on the DVD and two live videos. This package is wrapped in a jewelcase-size obi.
The album was re-released in August 2008 as part of Warner Music's 2in1 serie. The European territory had a blue tinted sleeve, whereas others had a yellow-ish tinted sleeve.
The album was once again re-released on 19 April 2014 during Record Store Day as a 180 gram picture disc, limited to 1500 copies worldwide.
A promotional CD release exists from the UK which comes in a gold-ish brown title cardsleeve. Two versions are known: one with a white logo and one with a black logo.
Tracklisting:
  1. Black Shuck
  2. Get Your Hands Off My Woman
  3. Growing On Me
  4. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  5. Love Is Only A Feeling
  6. Givin' Up
  7. Stuck In A Rut
  8. Friday Night
  9. Love On The Rocks With No Ice
  10. Holding My Own
Tracklisting vinyl release:
  • Side A
  1. Black Shuck
  2. Get Your Hands Off My Woman
  3. Growing On Me
  4. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  5. Love Is Only A Feeling
  • Side B
  1. Givin' Up
  2. Stuck In A Rut
  3. Friday Night
  4. Love On The Rocks With No Ice
  5. Holding My Own
Tracklisting edited US CD release:
  1. Black Shuck (Clean Version)
  2. Get Your Hands Off My Woman (Clean Version)
  3. Growing On Me
  4. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  5. Love Is Only A Feeling
  6. Givin' Up (Clean Version)
  7. Stuck In A Rut (Clean Version)
  8. Friday Night
  9. Love On The Rocks With No Ice
  10. Holding My Own
Tracklisting Japanese CD release:
  1. Black Shuck
  2. Get Your Hands Off My Woman
  3. Growing On Me
  4. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  5. Love Is Only A Feeling
  6. Givin' Up
  7. Stuck In A Rut
  8. Friday Night
  9. Love On The Rocks With No Ice
  10. Holding My Own
  11. The Best Of Me
  12. Makin' Out
Tracklisting Japanese CD/DVD release:
  • CD
  1. Black Shuck
  2. Get Your Hands Off My Woman
  3. Growing On Me
  4. I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  5. Love Is Only A Feeling
  6. Givin' Up
  7. Stuck In A Rut
  8. Friday Night
  9. Love On The Rocks With No Ice
  10. Holding My Own
  11. The Best Of Me
  12. Makin' Out
  • DVD
  1. History Of The Darkness
  2. Get Your Hands Off My Woman (Live at The Astoria) (video)
  3. I Believe In A Thing Called Love (Live at Knebworth) (video)
Label – Catalogue number:
LP album: Atlantic – 5050466-7452-1-7
CD album: Atlantic – 5050466-7452-2-4
CD album (US, edited): Atlantic – 8 2564-61236-2 9
CD/DVD album (Japan): Atlantic – WPZR-30050/51