Invasion of the giant Triffids boxset

“When I was asked to put together this collection of rarities I knew that the most difficult part would be constraining the number of CDs to single figures. That went out the window a few weeks ago - and I'm happy about that. Domino insists they are too. At least I didn't ask for a silver box” - Graham Lee

On 5 April 2010 Domino are to release their eagerly awaited Best of The Triffids deluxe box set ‘Come Ride With Me ... Wide Open Road – The Best Of The Triffids’, which features 10 discs spanning the band’s entire career. That same day they also release an accompanying 18 track single disc compilation ‘Wide Open Road - The Best of The Triffids’.

A labour of love, the 10 CDs which comprise the box set are:

CD 1

Wide Open Road - The Best of The Triffids

The standard 18 track single CD compilation album also forms part of the Deluxe Edition. The full track listing for this is:

1. Wide Open Road
2. Red Pony
3. Reverie
4. Beautiful Waste
5. Hell Of A Summer
6. Property Is Condemned
7. Raining Pleasure
8. The Seabirds
9. Lonely Stretch
10. Stolen Property
11. Kathy Knows
12. Bury Me Deep
13. A Trick Of The Light
14. Jerdacuttup Man
15. Too Hot To Move
16. Goodbye Little Boy
17. New Years Greetings
18. Save What You Can

CD 2 The Early Singles and EP’s

CD 3 The Early Cassettes. A selection from the Triffids’ first, second, third and fourth cassettes

CD 4 The Early Cassettes. The Triffids’ fifth and sixth cassettes

CD 5 Grandson of Dungeon Tape. Dungeon Tape and Son of Dungeon Tape – A Selection

CD 6 Live To Air on 3PBS from the Regal Room at The Prince Of Wales Hotel, St Kilda - 16/4/84

CD 7 Live At the London School Of Economics – 13/10/84

CD 8 Live At Melbourne University – 27/03/88

CD 9 Jack Brabham 2010 Volume 1 Live recordings, unreleased tracks and historical snippet 1977 to 1989

CD 10 Jack Brabham 2010 Volume 2 Demos, Unheard Songs and Historical Snippets 1977 to 1988

In addition, on Friday 9 April, the remaining members of The Triffids will gather together with a cast of characters, friends, guest musicians and vocalists at London’s Barbican for a special concert to showcase and celebrate the songwriting genius of their late leader David McComb, who died in 1999 (details of concert below). The band will also take the show to Hasselt, Belgium on April 16 and 17 at Kunstencentrum Belgie, and Athens, Greece on 23 April, when they appear at Gagarin 205.

These releases continue the Triffids reissue programme which Domino started in 2006 with the release of the band’s classic ‘Born Sandy Devotional’ album, and which has seen ‘Calenture’, ‘In The Pines’, ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Treeless Plain’ all remastered and released as deluxe CDs with additional music and sleeve notes. Along the way there have been singles, a limited edition 7” singles box set, an unreleased album ‘Beautiful Waste And Other Songs’; unexpected live shows in Belgium and Amsterdam, a performance with special guests and friends as part of 2008’s Sydney Festival in Australia and even the honouring of the band with a Blue Plaque in London! The band were inducted into the Australian Hall Of Fame in 2008.

Last updated: 18/04/2018 17:00:26

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