Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Go-Betweens: Live acoustic in Vienna 2000

No doubt that the Go-Betweens are maybe my favourite band these days, so I was more than just happy when I found this (short alas) acoustic concert of theirs some time ago. I had been looking for more GB bootlegs for months and finally I took a hold on this. Moreover I have always wanted to listen to some acoustic live recordings of the Go-Betweens since I consider the Acoustic Sessions in their "That Striped Sunlight Sound" DVD just great: McLennan and Forster as an acoustic duo have some true magic working on (by the way, has anyone heard of, or has got some bootlegs of one of their acoustic concerts as a duo in the nineties? That would be terrific), and that's why I'm so glad to have these tracks: it is only Forster and McLennan on stage (during some 2000 tour, probably just before the release of their "The friends of Rachel Worth" comeback CD) playing some songs from "Friends Of..." but also some true GB classic as This girl black girl, Cattle and cane, and Bye bye pride (which, without "Talullah"'s heavy 80's production is a hell of a song).
And the recording quality is very good.

Here is the tracklist:

1-He lives my life
2-Orpheus beach
3-This girl balck girl
4-Bye bye pride
5-When she sang about angels
6-Spring rain
7-Surfing magazines
8-Heart and home
9-Cattle and cane
10-People say
11-Head full of steam
12-Love goes on
13-Danger in the past

Want more?
The Go-Betweens @ wiki
2 Free live songs @ GB's website's library
The Go-Betweens' Archive


Philippe said...

I can only say thank you, thank you and thank you for this. Hope you post more shows soon. Thanks, Philippe

Mark said...

thank you so much for this. i got to see the original band on the tallulah tour and they blew me away. i will always play bye bye pride and feel a great loss to music.

Anonymous said...

Is there any chance of a repost of this? I would be heaps grateful. The link says it has been taken down for 'violation of terms of use'.

Brisvegas forever!

Anonymous said...

You love the G-Bs? I love the G-Bs!
Please please repost this, I would love to hear it. thanks so much, good on you for making the effort.

Pit said...

Please reupload this show.


Anonymous said...

Is there any chance of a repost of this Go-Betweens concert?

Anonymous said...

"The file you requested was removed for violating MediaFire's Terms of Service or Acceptable Use Policy" NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Pit said...

I feel lonely here...Helloooo?....S.O.S....S.O.S....S.O.S...

CylonDetector2000 said...

Link has expired. Sure would love to see this re-uploaded if you can.