The Australian public broadcaster ABC is rebranding the free to air television channel ABC1 to ABC. The new theme, OurABC, includes launching a new hashtag (#ourabc), new artwork and features the classic Hunters and Collectors track Throw Your Arms Around Me as the channel anthem!
The recording of Throw Your Arms is a brand new one minute version, having recently been recorded by the band with ABC. It was only finished a couple of weeks ago and can now be heard on air.
For the newcomers, there are a healthy number of Hunters versions of Throw Your Arms Around Me released if you are looking for one to have and to hold yourself:
- 1986 studio recording – found on Human Frailty, Crucible and non Australian Collected Works albums
- 1990 studio recording – found on Australian Collected Works album
- 1984 live recording – found on Spare Parts album
- 1985 live recording – found on The Way To Go Out album
- 1991 live recording – found on the Spare Parts album
- 1998 live recording – found on the Under One Roof album
- 2009 live recording – found on the Sound Relief compilation album
- 1995 live acoustic recording – found on the Living In Large Rooms and Lounges album
Fans argue regularly about the best version. The band tend to lean towards the live version from Under One Roof, which is also why it can be found on the Natural Selection ‘best of’ album and is the one we include to your right in our Soundcloud ‘Featured Audio’.