Brisbane indie-pop icons The Go-Betweens have just announced the long-awaited release of the second volume of their box set anthology series G Stands For Go-Betweens.
Set for release on December 6th, the mammoth compilation spans five vinyl LPs, five CDs and a 112-page book with liner notes by lead vocalist and guitarist Robert Forster.
G Stands For Go-Betweens Vol. 2 will span the latter era of the Brisbane band’s career, including their iconic 1989 album 16 Lovers Lane
This volume catalogues the bands output between 1985 and 1989, arguably the most significant era for the band. It includes a repressing of their iconic 1989 album 16 Lovers Lane, which was named the 12th best Australian album of all time, and spawned their biggest hit, Streets Of Your Town.
In addition to the three studio albums released by the band during this time (Liberty Belle and the Diamond Express, Tallulah and 16 Lovers Lane) the box set will additionally include an 18-song live double LP of the band performing in London in 1987. A further disc will include B-sides and a series of previously unreleased demos from sessions for an unfinished seventh album, planned before the bands eventual split in 1989.
G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume 2: 1985-1989 is currently available to pre-order via Domino Records. The first 400 orders will additionally include a book from guitarist Grant McLennan’s personal collection.