The Go-Betweens

Bellavista Terrace : Best Of The Go-Betweens


Beggars Banquet

Released May 18, 1999

BBL2020CD


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As Robert Forster's liner notes point out with painful accuracy, this 14-track compilation could scarcely be called a greatest-hits collection as none of the band's singles actually charted, a mystery which has only deepened with the passing years -- that perfect pop confections like "Head Full of Steam," "Bye Bye Pride," and the sublime "Streets of Your Town" could fail to reach an audience is a crime. ("...Anyway, we were too good for the bloody charts," Forster continues -- damn right.) There is consolation to be had in that these songs all sound as good today as when they first appeared -- if the Go-Betweens' refusal to bow to current trends was a liability during their own era, that same timelessness is their music's greatest strength in the here-and-now.
1. Was There Anything I Could Do? (1988) Originally released on 16 Lovers Lane
2. Head Full of Steam (1986) Originally released on Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
3. That Way (1983) Originally released on Before Hollywood
4. Part Company (1984) Originally released on Spring Hill Fair
5. Cattle and Cane (1983) Originally released on Before Hollywood
6. Draining the Pool for You (1984) Originally released on Spring Hill Fair
7. The Wrong Road" (1986) Originally released on Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
8. Bye Bye Pride (1987) Originally released on Tallulah
9. Man O'Sand to Girl O'Sea (1983) Originally released as a single
10. The House That Jack Kerouac Built (1987) Originally released on Tallulah
11. Bachelor Kisses (1984) – Originally released on Spring Hill Fair
12. Streets of Your Town (1988) Originally released on 16 Lovers Lane
13. Spring Rain (1986) Originally released on Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
14. Dive for Your Memory (1988) Originally released on 16 Lovers Lane