Diehard fans of the Go-Betweens, the early 80s Australian band that brought us classics like “Cattle and Cane,” “By Chance” and “Part Company,” will have a box set to keep us warm during the harsh winter months.
On Jan. 20, the Domino Recording Company will release a Go-Betweens box set, “G Stands for Go-Betweens Vol. 1”– of the band’s body of work from 1978 to 1984.
The box set is packed with goodness: four LPs and four CDs, a 112-page book with photos and liner notes from Go-Betweens founder Robert Forster.
The band’s early singles, with fresh art, will also be put on vinyl LP and called “The First Five Singles.”
On the CDs you’ll find rare demos, radio recordings and a live concert from 1982. A silkscreen of their first promo poster for the song “Lee Remick” as well as a copy of the band’s first press release are also part of the box set.
The first 600 orders will get a book that’s randomly selected from Grant McLennan’s personal library, as well as a signed bookmark from Forster to confirm everything. After McLennan’s death in 2006 at 48 from a heart attack, the band was no more.
According to a press release, McLennan collected these books throughout his life. He also signed and dated some of them when he bought them — but there’s no telling if your book will have that.
Domino is taking preorders until Oct. 31.