Source: Collected Works (1990 Aus CD release).
The final recorded studio audio version of Throw Your Arms Around Me has long been out of print but is still often heard on the radio… a fitting way to finish off our Vault series, which started back in July 2012 following the generous opening of the archives by Rob Miles with John Archer and Jack Howard’s assistance. The number still amazes – 238 separate audio tracks. While the Vault may be closed, thankfully the band will be back for a gig early next year… 🙂
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Source: 1986 09 28 The Venue, St Kilda, Melbourne VHS PCM.
Our second last Vault track in the series is a cracking live recording of Relief from the Human Frailty album, lovingly converted from digital VHS tape for our enjoyment 🙂
Source: 1986 Throw Your Arms Around Me (Aus 7 – Fenech).
Our third last track in the Vault series is an obscure track originally hidden away on the 1986 Australian Throw Your Arms Around Me 7″ single. Titled “Who’s On Left?”, it contains inane studio banter and may be a regret…
Source: 1997 10 04 Mark (with Nick), Govenor Hindmarsh, Adelaide, Australia DAT.
As we wind down the Vault, we present a live recording of an early fan favourite from Mark’s solo career, You Don’t Have to Cry Anymore. Extra special here is Nick Seymour’s bass playing (Nick is Mark’s brother). Fantastic!
Source: Port Fairy Folk Festival (7 Mar 09) CD.
We have only two weeks of the Vault to go after this weekend… and this weekend we present two stunning Mark Seymour solo recordings. This first one is a heartfelt live rendition of Walk Through Fire, from 2007’s Westgate album. This is magnificent.
Source: 1982 04 03 Stage Door, Adelaide, Australia T2 Cassette.
The second of two Vault tracks this week is what we believe to be the last fully formed live track recorded but never published… it’s from the same time that other Fireman’s Curse songs were appearing, including Eggheart and Fish Roar. Aficionados of the era will love this one!
Source: 1981 06 18 Band Practice, Ballroom, Melbourne T2 Cassette.
The first of two Vault tracks this week as we near the end of our Vault journey… a very early band practice of Alligator Engine, a track that later appeared on the 1982 debut self titled album. The mixing is all over the shop… we could make it mono.
Source: 1991 04 01 Cut Demos DAT.
A complete song from the Cut sessions that never eventuated… apologies for the two minor glitches!
Source: 1980 06 Jetsonnes – Richmond Cassette.
Here is a live track from The Jetsonnes, which later split and morphed into Hunters and Collectors… 🙂
Source: The Way You Live CD single.
A rare acoustic version of Lazy Summer Day from the 1990 CD single “The Way You Live” 🙂
Source: 1993 08 07 Prince of Wales, St Kilda, Soundcheck T2 Cassette.
A very rare live demo of Desert Where Her Heart Is, which later appeared on 1994’s Demon Flower album!
Source: 1986 05 22 Enmore Theatre, Sydney VHS PCM.
Here is a later live recording of I Couldn’t Give It To You, originally found on 1984’s The Jaws of Life album…!
Source: 1989 01 26 Sydney Cove Cavern, Sydney, Australia T2 Cassette.
Wilderness is an early version of Love All Over Again, which later appeared on 1989’s Ghost Nation album… 🙂
Source: Australian Do You See What I See 12″ single.
Hunters and Collectors 1987 hit, Do You See What I See?, as only those with the original Australian 12″ vinyl single have heard it… the extended mix!
Source: Suit Your Style CD single.
A lighter, poppier edit of Suit Your Style, the only commercial single from Hunters and Collectors final album, Juggernaut 🙂
Source: 1993 12 Demon Flower Roughs T2 Cassette.
Here is a demo version of Tender from 1994’s Demon Flower album! This version is fully formed with an additional 41 seconds and much more… Tender is one of very few songs that we had not yet covered in our Vault series (!).
Source: 1989 Ghost Nation Original Mixes Cassette.
This week we are pleased to provide the last of the six original Ghost Nation album mixes – the title track Ghost Nation! Keen followers of the vault should now have them all – the other tracks being Blind Eye, When The River Runs Dry, The Way You Live, Love All Over Again and Crime of Passion 🙂
Source: 1991 04 21 Cut Demos VHS PCM.
The creative process that led to 1992’s Cut album spawned more songs that missed the album than made it! Here’s a concept lost along the way… Now and Forever.
Source: 1980 Jetsonnes Advertisements and Perf T2 Cassette.
Before Hunters, there were The Jetsonnes… here’s an unreleased track, Money, recorded live in 1980!
Source: 1999 07 16-17 Continental Hotel, Melbourne, Australia CD.
Wrecking Ball is a song that Mark Seymour performed live back around 1999 and 2000 that did not make it onto the One Eyed Man album… don’t worry – this predates the other Wrecking Ball song!