Tallulah (album)

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Studio album by The Go-Betweens
Released June 1987
Recorded Camden, London, England
Genre Rock, alternative rock, indie rock
Length 39:11
Label Beggars Banquet Records then LO-MAX Records
Producer Richard Preston
The Go-Betweens chronology
Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
16 Lovers Lane
Singles from Tallulah
  1. "Right Here"
    Released: 23 February 1987
  2. "Cut It Out"
    Released: 11 May 1987
  3. "I Just Get Caught Out"
    Released: 1987
  4. "Bye Bye Pride"
    Released: August 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Tallulah was the fifth album by The Go-Betweens. It was released in June 1987 in the UK on Beggars Banquet Records. Prior to the recording of the album, the group had expanded to a five-piece with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Amanda Brown. The original release consisted of ten songs. In 2004, LO-MAX Records released an expanded CD which included a second disc of ten bonus tracks and music videos for the songs, "Right Here" and "Bye Bye Pride".

The band was unhappy with the initial results of their recording sessions. Forster said, "We were sort of cursed. We had the engineer that we were using on Liberty Belle, Dicky Preston, and working with Dicky was good. We then went on to the next one and we were put into this horrible studio it was over a practice room or something. And so Dickey didn't do a good job I think on Tallulah, so it had to be rescued and remixing a little but which always sounds horrible but it actually worked out okay with Mark Wallace."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by G. McLennan, R. Forster

Original 1987 release
No. Title Length
1. "Right Here"   3:53
2. "You Tell Me"   3:38
3. "Someone Else's Wife"   4:10
4. "I Just Get Caught Out"   2:16
5. "Cut It Out"   3:58
6. "The House That Jack Kerouac Built"   4:41
7. "Bye Bye Pride"   4:06
8. "Spirit of a Vampyre"   3:57
9. "The Clarke Sisters"   3:22
10. "Hope Then Strife"   4:54
11. "Right Here" (video on 2004 expanded CD)  
12. "Bye Bye Pride" (video on 2004 expanded CD)  

All songs written and composed by G. McLennan, R. Forster, except where noted. 



The Go-Betweens
Additional musicians
  • Audrey Riley — cello
  • El Tito — Flamenco guitar
  • Simon Fisher-Turner — backing vocals
  • Colin Lloyd-Tucker — backing vocals


  • Photography — Peter Anderson
  • Producer — Craig Leon ("Right Here")
  • Producer — Richard Preston


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r717686
  2. ^ Gavin Sawford (12 April 1996). "Gazing On A Sunny Afternoon". Rave (Stones Corner, QLD: Rave Magazine Pty Ltd): page 7-8.