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Album: Spring Hill Fair
# Song Title   Time
1)    Bachelor Kisses
2)    Five Words
3)    Old Way Out, The
4)    You've Never Lived
5)    Part Company
6)    Slow Slow Music
7)    Draining the Pool For You
8)    River of Money
9)    Unkind and Unwise
10)    Man O' Sand to Girl O' Sea
1)    Emperor's Courtesan
2)    Rare Breed
3)    Newton Told Me
4)    Just Right For Him
5)    Attraction
6)    Power That I Now Have, The
7)    Second-Hand Furniture
8)    Marco Polo Jr.
9)    Sweet Tasting Hours
10)    Unkind and Unwise - (TRUE instrumental)
 
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Performer Notes
  • The Go-Betweens: Robert Forster, Grant McLennan (vocals, guitar); Robert Vickers (bass); Lindy Morrison (drums).
  • Additional personnel includes: Marc Fontana (saxophone); Denis Gautier (trumpet); Graeme Pleeth (keyboards); Jacques Loussier (synthesizer);
  • Anna Silva (background vocals).
  • Producers: Robert Andrews, Colin Fairley, John Brand, The Go-Betweens, Dale Griffin.
  • Compilation producer: Bernard MacMahon.
  • Recorded between 1983 & 1985.
  • This remastered edition of SPRING HILL FAIR features a bonus disc with B-sides and rarities.
  • On their third album, the Go-Betweens added a fourth member--bass player Robert Vickers--to their line-up and this move allowed Grant McLennan to change instruments, adding a second guitar to the band's sound. Opening with the brilliant "Bachelor Kisses" and "Five Words" (the former by McLennan and the latter by McLennan and band co-founder Robert Forster), this record was as critically acclaimed as their previous work.
  • Three Forster songs, including the stunning "Part Company," follow the one-two punch of the album's opening. Forster, the primary songwriter on the band's earliest recordings, shows that his deeply personal style of songwriting is as vital to the band as McLennan's looser style. By the time one gets to the sixth song, "Slow, Slow Music"--a song resembling the Talking Heads in its breathless vocals and heavy bass line but going places the Heads didn't travel--it is clear that this is a rather special record. And there is still the Velvet Underground-styled talk-song "River of Money" and the beautiful jangle of "Unkind and Unwise" to come. A classic.
Professional Reviews
Musician (10/96, pp.83-84) - "...It's by no means a stretch...to call Australia's Go-Betweens the bery best rock 'n' roll band of the '80s.... combining tension with beauty, happiness with regret, and love with anger..."

Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.122) - "...Full of fine songs..."
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