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  • Robert Forster

    Danger In The Past and Calling From A Country Phone

    Remastered at abbey road Limited edition heavyweight vinyl lps in gatefold sleeves + bonus 7”s New liner notes from robert forster plus unseen photos from the archive Both cds feature two ‘hidden’ bonus tracks

    Released 27th March

Robert Forster Calling From A Country Phone

Listening now, I am struck by its boldness and beauty – we really did go out on a limb. 

Robert Forster

2020 sees the thirtieth anniversary of the album that launched the solo career of sometime Go-Betweens frontman Robert Forster. To mark this milestone, Needle Mythology Records will be reissuing expanded versions of both Danger In The Past and its 1992 successor Calling From A Country Phone

The re-release of these albums comes on the back of an incredible 2019 for Forster, in which he released an acclaimed studio album Inferno and received unanimous five star reviews for G Is For Go-Betweens Vol. 2, the second in a trilogy of box-sets gathering Go-Betweens studio albums and previously unreleased live recordings and outtakes. 

Originally released in 1993 on Beggars Banquet records, ‘Calling From A Country Phone’ has been remastered at Abbey Road, repackaged and reissued by Needle Mythology with brand new artwork featuring previously unseen photographs. The album also features brand new liner notes written by Robert Forster. 

Calling From A Country Phone saw Robert return to Brisbane, working in the same studio where some of the earliest Go-Betweens recordings took place. In the words of music writer and author Andrew Mueller, the album comes as “a twinkling rebuke to any prejudice that wintry elegies to ebbing hope and deadpan surf-rock need be mutually exclusive propositions.” 

 

The remastering [by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios] has dramatically revealed a depth and physicality to these re-cordings that casts new light on Robert’s intentions for these records. Calling From A Country Phone, in particular, is a revelation. It’s as though an invisible membrane between listener and songs has been removed 

Pete Paphides

 

  • Remastered at Abbey Road by Sean Magee (credits inc. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols)
  • First time ever on vinyl for Calling From A Country Phone , CD has been out of print for over a decade
  • Heavyweight vinyl pressing (@ Vinyl Factory) plus bonus 7”, housed in a gatefold sleeve. CD comes with 16 page 4 colour booklet.
  • First time on vinyl for the 7” bonus material – Lonely Boy and Brookfield 1975, the songs also appear as ‘hidden’ extras on the CD’s.
  • Revised artwork featuring unseen photos and brand new sleeve notes from Robert Forster. 

 

CALLING FROM A COUNTRY PHONE – LP

NEMYLP005 

LP

SIDE ONE

  1. Atlanta Lie Low
  2. 121
  3. The Circle
  4. Falling Star
  5. I want To Be Quiet

SIDE TWO

  1. Cat’s Life
  2. Girl to a World
  3. Drop
  4. Beyond Their Law
  5. Forever & Time

 

7″

SIDE A

  1. Lonely Boy

SIDE B

  1. Brookfield 1975

CALLING FROM A COUNTRY PHONE – CD

NEMYCD005 

CD

  1. Atlanta Lie Low
  2. 121
  3. The Circle
  4. Falling Star
  5. I want To Be Quiet
  6. Cat’s Life
  7. Girl to a World
  8. Drop
  9. Beyond Their Law
  10. Forever & Time

HIDDEN CD BONUS TRACK

  1. Lonely Boy
  2. Brookfield 1975
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