EMI will release the first volume of the definitive Go-Betweens collection, ‘G Stands For Go-Betweens’ in January.
Volume 1 will cover the years 1978 to 1984.
‘G Stands For Go-Betweens, Volume 1’ is a 4LP and 4CD box set capturing all of the band’s output until 1984. It includes a 112-page book and liner notes from founding member Robert Forster.
According to EMI the box contains “the first vinyl re-pressings of their first three studio albums in over thirty years (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood & Spring Hill Fair) – all re-mastered from their original analogue tapes.
“G Stands For Go-Betweens also brings together the band’s early classic and collectible singles on a fourth vinyl LP entitled The First Five Singles, which features new artwork from its creators.
“Additionally enclosed are four compact discs of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982.
“If that’s not enough, the set also comes with a silkscreen of their first promotional poster for their debut single, ‘Lee Remick’, as well as a reproduction of their very first press release from their own Able Label”.
Listen to the singles ‘Cattle and Cane’ and ‘Part Company’
For the full tracklisting click here
The first 600 pre-orders will also receive a book from Grant McLennan’s personal collection and a bookmark signed by Robert Forster.
The box will retail for $220 and can be ordered here http://thego-betweens.umusic.com.au/store/