Hunters & Collectors Tribute Album Revealed
Offical public release on the Hunters and Collectors tribute album Crucible.
Date: 8 August 2013.
Original URL: http://mushroom.com/news/releases/hunters-collectors-tribute-album-revealed
Hunters & Collectors, one of Australia’s most iconic bands, will be honoured on a 15-track tribute album released on Friday 27 September through Liberation Music.
Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors features a number of unique collaborations (Eddie Vedder and Neil Finn; Paul Kelly and Emma Donovan featuring Jimblah; and Matt Corby and Missy Higgins) and an exclusive Avalanches remix alongside reinterpretations from some of this country’s biggest artists.
The full Crucible tracklisting is:
1. Birds Of Tokyo – Talking To A Stranger
2. Eddie Vedder & Neil Finn – Throw Your Arms Around Me
3. Matt Corby & Missy Higgins – This Morning
4. Oh Mercy – The Slab (Betty’s Worry)
5. Alpine – Hear No Evil
6. The Living End – Say Goodbye
7. Paul Kelly & Emma Donovan (featuring Jimblah) – True Tears Of Joy
8. The Rubens – Holy Grail
9. Husky – Blind Eye
10. Something For Kate – When The River Runs Dry
11. The Panics – Alligator Engine
12. Abbe May – Dog
13. British India – Do You See What I See?
14. Cloud Control – Still Hanging ‘Round
15. The Avalanches – Stalking To A Stranger (Planets Collide Remix)
Hunters & Collectors formed in Melbourne in 1981, their legendary live shows quickly winning them a devoted following. Over nine albums and a 17-year career, the band evolved from an experimental post-punk/agit-funk collective to one of this country’s tightest live acts with a string of classic songs to their name. Hunters & Collectors split in 1998; they performed two songs at the 2005 ARIA Awards to celebrate their induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, and played at the 2009 Melbourne Sound Relief concert.
Hunters & Collectors frontman Mark Seymour says, â€œI have to say, it is deeply rewarding for me as a writer to know that beyond the years and all the hard work that was done in the crucible of the Australian suburbs, the songs of Hunters & Collectors have reached the cream of Australia’s talent, great singers and bands young and olderâ€¦ who have stepped up to record the best of what we delivered in those pubs so many years ago.
â€œI am honoured by the respect they have shown. Songs are what we share, and sharing itself is crucial to our identity as a people.â€
Crucible – 30 songs, featuring 15 stunning tributes and 15 original recordings – will be available for pre-order from Friday 9 August from Sanity, iTunes and JB Hi-Fi.
You can check out Hunters & Collectors’ original tracks as featured on Crucible below.