Domino Recording Company & EMI Music Australia have announced the upcoming release of G Stands For Go-Betweens – Volume One, which extensively documents the band’s origins in a box containing four vinyl albums, four compact discs and an extensive 112-page book, featuring archival photos and extensive historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster, along with additional pieces from guest essayists, fans and contemporaries.
The box set captures the band’s output from 1978 through 1984 and includes the first vinyl re-pressings of their first three studio albums in over thirty years (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood & Spring Hill Fair) – all re-mastered from their original analogue tapes. G Stands For Go-Betweens also brings together the band’s early classic and collectible singles on a fourth vinyl LP entitled The First Five Singles, which features new artwork from its creators. Additionally enclosed are four compact discs of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982. The set also comes with a silkscreen of their first promotional poster for their debut single, ‘Lee Remick’, as well as a reproduction of their very first press release from their own Able Label.
Pre-orders for this very special limited edition release are now available. A very small overrun may be made available to a few select retail outlets at a later date, Domino claims that this deluxe, limited run package and will only be pressed once. The box-set is estimated to be delivered to customers at the beginning of January.
The first 600 orders worldwide will receive a randomly selected book from the late Grant McLennan’s personal literary collection along with a specially-printed bookmark signed by Robert Forster, certifying its veracity. These books were collected by Grant through his lifetime and some were signed and dated by him on purchase (though there’s no guarantee that every book will have said inscription – it will be the luck of the draw). Recipients will be invited to join the Grant McLennan Book Club at www.go-betweens.net to share anecdotes and book reports on the copy they receive.