Big Go-Betweens archive set scheduled

Domino have announced a new The Go-Betweens collection, G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One which documents the band’s origins in a box containing four vinyl albums, four compact discs and an 112-page book, featuring a trove of archival photos and extensive historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster, along with additional pieces from guest essayists, fans and contemporaries.

The box set captures the band’s output from 1978 through 1984 and includes the first vinyl re-pressings of their first three studio albums in over thirty years (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood & Spring Hill Fair), re-mastered from the original analogue tapes. A fourth vinyl LP entitled The First Five Singles features new artwork. Four compact discs of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982 complete the set. The box 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.

£120 Pre-orders are available from today until October 31st. The stock is estimated to be delivered to customers at the beginning of January.

The first 600 orders will get 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. These books were collected by Grant through his lifetime and some were signed and dated by him on purchase.

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