Hunters and Collectors – Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See? (cover)

Do You See What I See? (cover)

 

The 1987 Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ] [Europe]

Release Date: November 1987

Australian Chart Position: 33 (AMR).

Single Availability: Moderately rare.

Value: A$6-A$20.

Australian 7″ single has Give Me A Reason as a b-side.

Australian 12″ single has Give Me A Reason and an extended mix of Do You See What I See as b-sides.

UK 12″ single has What’s A Few Men? and Real World as b-sides.

 

The 2005 Promotional Single

Released In: [Australia / NZ] [Scandinavia]

Release Date: 4 April 2005 (Australia) / April 2008 (Scandinavia).

 

There was no promotional video for this single.

Single Availability: Extremely rare.

Value: A$10-A$40.

The Scandinavian version only contains the title track. The Australian version contains Do You See What I See and Throw Your Arms Around Me.

 

Original Version(s)

Version Length Source Availability
Studio [1] 3:37 What’s A Few Men? album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:36 Natural Selection / Greatest Hits album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, CD/DVD, DVD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:38 Crucible album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio [1] 3:37 Australian 7″ and 12″ Do You See What I See? single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio [1] 3:37 Anthology album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] Remix  3:41 Fate album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio [2] Remix 3:37 Collected Works album. Extremely common. Not available new.
Studio [2] Remix 3:37 UK 12″ Do You See What I See? single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [3] Extended Mix 5:16 Australian 12″ Do You See What I See? single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Studio [3] Extended Mix 5:16 Australian 12″ Do You See What I See? single. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 16 October 2016.
Live Acoustic [1] 4:18 Australian The Way You Live single. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [2] 3:11 Mark Seymour Daytime and the Dark album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live Acoustic [2] 3:11 Mark Seymour Do You See What I See? promo single. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live Acoustic [2] 3:09 Best of Acoustic album.

Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.

Live Acoustic [3] 3:07 Best of Acoustic video. Moderately common. Available new in DVD form.
Live [1] 5:03 Australian Where Do You Go? single Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [1] 5:15 Spare Parts album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live [2] 4:56 Living In Large Rooms and Lounges album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live [3]  4:58 Under One Roof / Greatest Hits Live album and video. Extremely common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.
Live [4] 4:50 Sound Relief video. Extremely common. Available new in DVD form.
Live [5] 7:47 Live 2014 box set – Enmore 2 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [6] 5:24 Live 2014 box set – digital album. Extremely common. Available new in digital form.
Live [6] 7:07 Live 2014 box set – Palais 2 album. Extremely rare. Not available new.
Live [7] 7:17 1998 03 23 Hi Fi Bar (4th night, invite only), Melbourne, Australia DAT. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 8 July 2013.
Live [8] 3:59 Mark Seymour From Bondi to Bedlam album and video. Moderately common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.

 Recommended Version.

 

Cover Version(s)

Artist Version Length Source
British India Studio 3:40 Crucible album.

 

Commentary

Comments from the “Natural Selection” liner notes (by Mark Seymour):

Pekeha micacle home, Mt. Hobson backyard vista, Aoteroroa tea-towel, Steinlager shower, All Black Disgrace, Coromandel safehouse, amphetamine headhunters, popstar postage stamp, Sweethwater outrage, God’s own weekender, Dunedin underground, Look Blue Go Purple, South Pacific Sunday hangi, the last moa.

 

Lyrics

I spy your humble home
I see the tea towels fly
In a blinding flash
I see the years go by
Memories twisted around
Somebody’s finger
Behind me now
Oh but I still remember

Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I see?

We go north to the ocean
We drove so far
But last years light is shining hotter than the sun
Looking for someone
In a suburb that I know
But I wasn’t round for long
I had somewhere else to go

Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I see?

I see the safest place around
In that city down below
My hands are empty now
And I waving as I go

You were gone for a little while
It was a fine fine line
Between first and second thoughts
We left them all behind
Now we barely faulter
Now the long drive has begun
North to the ocean
Hotter, hotter than the sun

Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I see?
Do you see what I see?

Do you remember?

I said do you remember?…