Go-Betweens

One of Australia's best and most influential bands, The Go-Betweens, and their exceptional catalog of music will be reexamined via a series of deluxe box sets to be released by Domino. The first, G Stands For Go-Betweens: Volume 1, 1978-1984, is out January 20, 2015 features their remastered versions of their first three albums (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood & Spring Hill Fair) from the original analogue tapes, plus a vinyl LP anthology of their early singles.

Also included are four CDs of of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982, plus a 112 page book of archival photos, new liner notes by founding member Robert Forster, essays and more, and a reproduction of the poster for their first single, "Lee Remick."

The first 600 copies sold also come with a randomly selected book from the late Grant McLennan's personal literary collection along with a specially-printed bookmark signed by Robert Forster, certifying their veracity. Pre-orders ($160) are being taken now.

Will the remastered LPs be reissued individually? No word yet, but Domino did it for Orange Juice. Package art and full tracklist, plus a few related videos, below...

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Go-Betweens

G STANDS FOR GO-BETWEENS - VOLUME ONE BOX SET tracklist

LP #1 The First Five Singles
side A:
Lee Remick
People Say
I Need Two Heads
Your Turn, My Turn
Hammer The Hammer
side B:
Karen
Don't Let Him Come Back
Stop Before You Say It
World Weary
By Chance

LP #2 Send Me A Lullaby
side A:
Your Turn, My Turn
One Thing Can Hold Us
People Know
The Girls Have Moved
Midnight To Neon
Eight Pictures
side B:
Careless
All About Strength
Ride
Hold Your Horses
Arrow In A Bow
It Could Be Anyone

LP #3 Before Hollywood
side A:
A Bad Debt Follows You
Two Steps Step Out
Before Hollywood
Dusty In Here
Ask
side B:
Cattle And Cane
By Chance
As Long As That
On My Block
That Way

LP #4 Spring Hill Fair
side A:
Bachelor Kisses
Five Words
The Old Way Out
You've Never Lived
Part Company
side B:
Slow Slow Music
Draining The Pool For You
River Of Money
Unkind And Unwise
Man O'Sand To Girl O'Sea

CD #1 Life As Sweet As Lemonade
Rarities Volume One: 1978-79
I Want To Be Today
The Sound Of Rain
People Say
Don't Let Him Come Back
Long Lonely Day
Day For Night
Love Wasn't Made For You And Me
Just Hang On
Summer's Melting My Mind
Obsession With You
The Night
Rare Victory
Big Sleeping City
Beachcomber
The Missing One
I Am An Architect
8 Pictures
The Green Light Don't Mean Go
Cold Flame (It Burns)
Help Or Something
Only Sinners Care
Lies

CD #2 Skeletons That Cry
Rarities Volume Two: 1980-81
Don't Let Him Back
The Clowns Are In Town
Serenade Sound
Sunday Night
Hope
It Took You A Week
Day After Tomorrow
I Know Why
Circle You
I Need Two Heads
All About Strength
One Word
Red Epaulettes

CD #3 Live 82
Rarities Volume Three: Live at The Mosman Hotel April 23, 1982
Metal And Shells
Your Turn, My Turn
Careless
Distant Hands
Hammer The Hammer
People Know
I Need Two Heads
One Thing Can Hold Us
Near The Chimney
Undo What You Did
By Chance
It Could Be Anyone

CD #4 A Suicide Note To Satan
Rarities Volume Four: 1982-84
A Peaceful Wreck
Heaven Says
On My Block
Cattle And Cane
Hammer The Hammer
Man O'Sand To Girl O'Sea
Newton Told Me
Man O'Sand To Girl O'Sea
This Girl, Black Girl
Emperor's Courtesan
Attraction
Marco Polo Jr.
Sweet Tasting Hours
Part Company
Bachelor Kisses
The Old Way Out
Unkind And Unwise
Just A King In Mirrors
Rare Breed
Secondhand Furniture
The Power That I Now Have
Five Words
For Him