Hunters and Collectors – The Way To Go Out

The Way To Go Out (cover)

The Way To Go Out (cover)


Raw live album from 1985 covering a lot of “The Jaws Of Life” as well as presenting the first version of “Throw Your Arms Around Me”. Not a good album to start with for a new fan.

Released In: [Australia / NZ]. [Europe]

Release Date: 6 May 1985. CD Reissue: July 1991. Remaster: 30 August 2004. DVD: 28 June 2004.

Australian Chart Position: #76 (AMR) (Gold).

Availability: Extremely common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.

Value: A$4-A$30.


Track Listing(s)


 Highly recommended track.
 Commercial single.
 Promotional single.


Version: Mushroom and Liberation Records Australian CD album (same as all non-video versions).

Album length: 39 minutes, 5 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: -2.69dB (1991); -9.42dB (2004).

  1. Throw Your Arms Around Me 
  2. The Way To Go Out 
  3. Little Chalkie
  4. Follow Me No More
  5. I Couldn’t Give It To You
  6. The Slab 
  7. Carry Me
  8. I Believe

All tracks above except for Throw Your Arms Around Me (Human Frailty) and Follow Me No More have their studio version on The Jaws Of Life.


Version: Liberation Records Australian DVD video.

DVD Audio: LPCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 2.0.

Video length: 43 minutes, 55 seconds.

ReplayGain loudness: +5.83dB (LPCM 2.0 2008).

  1. The Way To Go Out 
  2. The Slab 
  3. Throw Your Arms Around Me 
  4. I Couldn’t Give It To You
  5. Little Chalkie
  6. The Unbeliever
  7. Carry Me
  8. I Believe



Version: Mushroom Records Australian video.

Video length: N/A.

ReplayGain loudness: N/A.

  1. The Way To Go Out 
  2. The Slab 
  3. Throw Your Arms Around Me 
  4. I Couldn’t Give It To You
  5. Little Chalkie
  6. The Unbeliever
  7. Carry Me
  8. I Believe
  9. Talking To A Stranger # 
  10. Lumps of Lead #
  11. Judas Sheep # 

# These are the studio version video clips – not live!


Original studio source of the songs on this live album:





Liner Notes


[CD Version]

Hunters & Collectors

John Archer – bass guitar.

Geoff Crosby – keyboards / fx.

Doug Falconer – drums / drinks.

Jack Howard – trumpet / vocals.

Robert Miles – recording / mixing.

Mark Seymour – guitar / lead vocal / lyrics.

Jeremy Smith – french horn / vocals / organ.

Michael Waters – trombone / organ / bad back.


Hunna’s Crew

Stig Moore – stage sound.

Andrew Redman – stage.

Gary Senior – lights.

Michael Stevens – rigger.


Film Crew

Andrew De Groot – director / director of photography.

Ray Argall / Mc Gregor Know – camera operators.

John Hillcoat – editor.

Christina De Podolinski – Second editor.

Tony Leach – production manager.

Michael Roberts – executive producer.

Paul O’Neill – lighting.

~ and thanks to: Jody Borland, Norvall Watson, Tim Sullivan, Julie Stone, Martin Kantor, and Geoff Crosby. Joe Galteri at ‘the venue’, St. Kilda.


Recorded and filmed live at the Venue, Melbourne, Australian in 1984.

Recording assisted by Chris Wyall.

~ produced by H&C.

Hunters and Collectors management ~ loud and clear (Michael Roberts).
~ available on long-form videocassette.


All songs by H&C except “I Believe” -> Ray Charles (E.M.I.).


[DVD Version]

Melbourne, August 1984.

In some deep beer hall deep in the metropolis…
They proclaimed their faith in the healing power of rock ‘n’ roll
… and pounded it into the sweat sodden floor…

Red raw rock music from the Hunters and Collectors murky archive, filmed live over two nights.

In these guilty times, when SOUL seems crushed by shame,
You must have witnessed the deadest gigs in history…
But please do not DESPAIR, even if your GURUS have all BAILED OUT!
Behold, the road crew remains, armed with rivet guns and leather mittens,
& by GOD they’ve bashed the bloody thing back together!

Liberation Music DVD

E Exempt from classification.

DVD Duration: 43:55 min approx.
Region Code: 1/2/3/4/5/6. Pal: 625/50. Disc Format: Single Layer DVD-5.
Audio Format: 2/0 Stereo LPCM (Default audio stream). 2/0 Stereo Dolby Digital.
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full Frame. CSS Encryption ON. NIL MicroVision (APS).

LIBDVD1025. (P) & (C) 1985 Human Frailty Pty. Ltd.
Exclusively licensed to Liberation Music for Australia and New Zealand.