16 Lovers Lane was the sixth album by Australian indie rock group The Go-Betweens, released in 1988 by Beggars Banquet Records. Prior to the recording of the album, longtime bassist Robert Vickers left the band when the other group members decided to return to Australia after having spent several years in London, England; he was replaced by John Willsteed. The album was recorded at Studios 301 in Sydney, between Christmas 1987 and Autumn 1988.
Arguably Australia's greatest pop group ever, The Go-Betweens seemed to save the best for last when they split in 1989. They reunited in 1999, and have issued two more studio recordings since that time). 16 Lovers Lane is simply breathtaking; it is a deeply moving, aurally sensual collection of songs about relationships and the broken side of love that never lapses into cheap sentimentality or cynicism.
16 Lovers Lane was the sixth album by Australian indie rock group The Go-Betweens, released in 1988 by Beggars Banquet Records.
Tyrone Noonan and Katie Noonan at the 16 Lovers Lane concert in Brisbane. John Willsteed, who was part of the Go-Betweens when they recorded the album, is on the left. Photograph: Rob Maccoll/robmaccoll. Steve Kilbey, the Church front man, was the most gregarious performer of the evening, speaking fondly first of his envy of the band, then the friendship that formed. The Go-Betweens were like the Beatles, where you love each of the songwriters equally, he said of Grant McLennan (who died in 2006 of a heart attack) and band mate Robert Forster
The Go-Betweens returned to the UK and recorded their second album, Before Hollywood (May 1983), with John Brand producing, at the International Christian Communications studio in Eastbourne. It established them as cult favourites while "Cattle and Cane" was released as a single and was "rguably the band's absolute highlight of its earliest years". In 2008, 16 Lovers Lane was highlighted on SBS TV's The Great Australian Albums series as a classic example of 1980s rock music
16 Lovers Lane is simply breathtaking; it is a deeply moving, aurally sensual collection of songs about relationships and the broken side of love that never lapses into cheap sentimentality or cynicism. Songwriters Robert Forster and Grant McLennan had always been visionary when it came to charting personal and relational melancholy and heartbreak, but here, their resolve focused on charting the depths of the romantic's soul when it has been disillusioned or crestfallen, is simply and convincingly taut. 5 Star AMG Album Pick. EAC extraction logfile from 5. February 2011, 23:11. The Go-Betweens, 16 Lovers Lane. Used drive : HP DVD Writer 1040r Adapter: 1 ID: 0.
|1||Love Goes On!||3:18|
|3||Love Is A Sign||4:12|
|4||You Can't Say No Forever||3:58|
|5||The Devil's Eye||2:00|
|6||Streets Of Your Town||3:34|
|8||Was There Anything I Could Do?||3:06|
|10||Dive For Your Memory||4:12|
- Bass, Guitar, Organ [Hammond], Piano – John Willsteed
- Drums – Lindy Morrison
- Engineer – Colin Simkins
- Producer, Engineer – Mark Wallis
- Violin, Oboe, Guitar, Vocals, Other [Oliver Tambo] – Amanda Brown
- Vocals, Guitar – Grant McLennan
- Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Robert Forster
- Written-By – G. McLennan*, R. Forster*
NotesC0636 BBL 2006 CD
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