Oceans Apart

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Oceans Apart
Studio album by The Go-Betweens
Released 3 May 2005
Recorded November 2004 – January 2005
Genre Rock
Length 65:4
Label LO-MAX Records
EMI
Producer Mark Wallis & Dave Ruffy
The Go-Betweens chronology
Bright Yellow Bright Orange
(2003)
Oceans Apart
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10[3]
Uncut 4/10[4]
Village Voice A[5]

Oceans Apart is the ninth and final album by The Go-Betweens, released in 2005. All the songs were written by Grant McLennan and Robert Forster. The album was recorded at the Good Luck Studios in London between November 2004 through to January 2005, except for "Boundary Rider" which was recorded at The White Room Recording Studio in Brisbane.

The live recordings on the bonus disc were recorded at The Barbican Concert Hall, London on 27 June 2004.

The album won the 2005 "Adult Contemporary Album" award at the 2005 ARIA music awards.

Many reviews and fans complained of the aggressively loud and distorted mastering of the initial release by Jon Astley to the extent that Lo-Max offered to exchange the original pressing for a newer release where the problem is less evident.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here Comes a City" – 3:25
  2. "Finding You" – 4:02
  3. "Born to a Family" – 3:08
  4. "No Reason to Cry" – 3:53
  5. "Boundary Rider" – 2:45
  6. "Darlinghurst Nights" – 6:18
  7. "Lavender" – 3:09
  8. "The Statue" – 4:25
  9. "This Night's for You" – 4:25
  10. "The Mountains Near Dellray" – 3:28

Bonus disc[edit]

  1. "People Say" (Live) – 3:31
  2. "He Lives My Life" (Live) – 4:03
  3. "The Wrong Road" (Live) – 5:17
  4. "Bye Bye Pride" (Live) – 4:54
  5. "When People Are Dead" (Live) – 4:45
  6. "Streets of Your Town" (Live) – 3:36

Personnel[edit]

Go-Betweens[edit]

  • Robert Forster – vocals, guitars, piano, organ
  • Grant McLennan – vocals, guitars
  • Adele Pickvance – bass, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Glenn Thompson – drums, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Tom Rees-Roberts – flugelhorn
  • Trevor Miles – trombone
  • David Powell – tuba
  • Duncan Lamont – clarinet
  • Dave Ruffy – keyboards, percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom. Oceans Apart at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
  2. ^ Petridis, Alex (14 April 2005). "The Go-Betweens, Oceans Apart". Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Moerder, Adam (16 May 2005). "The Go-Betweens: Oceans Apart | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Trousse, Stephen. "The Go-Betweens – Oceans Apart". uncut.co.uk. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (3 May 2005). "Beguilement and Rage". Village Voice. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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