1978–1990 (Go-Betweens album)

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This article is about The Go-Betweens compilation album. For Hits 1978-1990, see Sly and Robbie. For Red Box 1978-1990, see ARB (band). For Kate Bush compilation, see This Woman's Work: Anthology 1978–1990.
1978-1990
Compilation album by The Go-Betweens
Released 1990
Recorded 1978-1990
Genre Alternative rock
Label Beggars Banquet Records
Producer John Davies, The Go-Betweens, Tony Cohen, John Brand, Richard Preston, Graig Leon, Mark Wallis, Alex Fergusson, Dale Griffin
The Go-Betweens chronology
The Able Label Singles
(1986)
1978-1990
(1990)
Bellavista Terrace: Best of The Go-Betweens
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A [2]

1978–1990 (sometimes The Go-Betweens 1978–1990) is a 1990 compilation album by Australian band The Go-Betweens.[3][4][5] The album draws together music spanning the band's career from their beginnings in Brisbane to their 1989 breakup, including singles, B-sides, songs recorded for broadcast and previously unreleased material.

Track listing[edit]

(All songs by Grant McLennan and Robert Forster)

  1. "Karen" (1978) – 4:03 (Included on vinyl edition of album only)
    • Recorded May 1978, Brisbane. Originally released as a single
  2. "Hammer the Hammer" (1982) – 2:50
    • Recorded January 1982, Melbourne. Originally released as a single
  3. "Cattle and Cane" (1983) – 4:02
  4. "Man O'Sand to Girl O'Sea" (1983) – 3:26
    • Recorded August 1983, Sussex. Originally released as a single
  5. "Bachelor Kisses" (1984) – 3:29
  6. "Draining the Pool For You" (1984) – 4:16
  7. "Spring Rain" (1986) – 3:06
  8. "The Clarke Sisters" (1987) – 3:17
    • Recorded January 1987, London. Originally released on Tallulah
  9. "Right Here" (1987) – 3:52
    • Recorded December 1986, London. Originally released on Tallulah
  10. "Bye Bye Pride" (1987) – 4:03
    • Recorded January 1987, London. Originally released on Tallulah
  11. "The House That Jack Kerouac Built" (1987) – 4:41
    • Recorded January 1987, London. Originally released on Tallulah
  12. "Streets of Your Town" (1988) – 3:34
  13. "Love is a Sign" (1988) – 4:13
  14. "8 Pictures" (1981) – 4:49
    • Recorded July 1981, Melbourne. Originally released on Send Me A Lullaby;– 4:49 (Included on vinyl edition of album only)
  15. "I Need Two Heads" (1980) – 2:33
    • Recorded April 1980, Scotland. Originally released as a single
  16. "When People Are Dead" (1987) – 4:29
    • Recorded January 1987, London. Originally released as a single B side
  17. "The Sound Of Rain" (1978) – 3:05 (Included on vinyl edition of album only)
    • Recorded November 1978, Brisbane. Previously unreleased.
  18. "People Say" (1979) – 2:40
    • Recorded May 1978, Brisbane. Originally released as a single
  19. "World Weary (1981) – 1:41
    • Recorded April 1981, Sydney. Originally released as a single B side
  20. "Rock and Roll Friend" (1988) – 3:34
    • Recorded August 1988, London. Originally released as a single B side
  21. "Dusty In Here" (1983) – 4:10
  22. "A King In Mirrors" (1984) – 2:58 (Included on vinyl edition of album only)
  23. "Second-Hand Furniture" (1984) – 4:13
    • Recorded October 1984, London, for John Peel Show
  24. "This Girl, Black Girl" (1983) – 2:31
    • Recorded August 1983, Sussex. Originally released as a single B side
  25. "Don't Call Me Gone" (1987) – 2:17
    • Recorded January 1987, London. Originally released as a single B side
  26. "Mexican Postcard" (1987) – 2:12 (Included on vinyl edition of album only)
    • Recorded August 1988, London. Originally released as a single B side
  27. "You Won't Find It Again" (1988) – 3:21
    • Recorded January 1988, Sydney. Previously unreleased

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r8305
  2. ^ "CG: The Go-Betweens". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ David Nichols The Go-Betweens p.217 "July 1990 saw the release of The Go-Betweens 1978-1990 on double LP, 217 218 CD, and cassette (each with a slightly different track listing) in a number of key territories. This collection marked the first album release of several tracks which Forster and MacLennan clearly thought of as important to their story including "The Sound of Rain" which they had recorded for Beserkley twelve years earlier"
  4. ^ The Mojo Collection: 4th Edition p.530 "Further listening: Liberty Belle And The Black Diamond Express (1986); Tallulah (1987); Go-Betweens 1978–1990 (1990); Robert Forster – Danger In The Past (1990)."
  5. ^ Colin Larkin The Virgin encyclopedia of eighties music 1997 Page 210 "Compilations: Very Quick On The Eye (1985), Metal And Shells (PVC 1985)***, Go-Betweens 1978-1990 (Beggars Banquet 1990)****. •VIDEOS: That Way (1993). "