Label: Circus Records - FYL011,Jetset Records - TWA48 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Pop Rock, Indie Rock
With Robert Vickers and his more straightforward style of bass introduced to the band, McLennan switched fully over to guitar and the quartet entered the studio with producer John Brand for Spring Hill Fair. A slightly more conventional but no less entrancing collection of songs in comparison to Before HollywoodSpring Hill Fair contains its fair share of Go-Betweens classics, with the rough, barbed emotional edge of many lyrics getting almost gentle arrangements.
There are more appearances from guest musicians than ever before, with contributions running from string arrangements to trumpet and saxophone. It's all still the Go-Betweens ' own style of chiming guitar rock, able Francoise - Arno - Allez Allez ! (Best Of) switch between restraint and a hard-swinging definite credit again to Morrison -- check Go Down - Ken Hensley - Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf her glammy stomp on "The Old Way Out" but not hard-riffing punch.
Leadoff Part Company - The Go-Betweens - Spring Hill Fair "Bachelor Kisses," with its subtly intense midsong break, McLennan 's suddenly nervous singing matched by a quiet intensity in the music, is easily matched at the end with Forster 's "Man O'Sand to Girl O'Sea," its pounding chorus one of the band's best captured moments of desperation. Other Forster -sung standouts include "Part Company," an almost Smiths -like all-around performance on the verses spiked with an at once inspirational and regret-laden chorus.
Throughout the album one can not only hear the expanded lineup testing Part Company - The Go-Betweens - Spring Hill Fair out, but individual players adding their own particular flair -- the brush-and-shuffle percussion from Morrison on "Five Words," McLennan 's great lead guitar solo on "You've Never Lived," Vickers ' ability with crisp funk on "Slow Slow Music.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Main Album Spring Hill Fair Release Info Studio Recording.
Track Listing - Disc 1. Bachelor Kisses. The Go-Betweens. Five Words. The Old Way Out. You've Never Lived.
Part Company. Slow, Slow Music. Draining the Pool for You. River of Money. Unkind and Unwise. Track Listing - Disc 2.
Emperor's Courtesan. Rare Breed. Newton Told Me. Just Right for Him. Second Hand Furniture. Marco Polo Jr. Sweet Tasting Hours.
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