REELIN’ BACK THE YEARS

An old clas­sic from the 1960s gets a new life this month with the re-re­lease of the repack­aged and re­mas­tered de­but al­bum from The Doors. Greg Bush writes

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THE GLORY DAYS OF AUSSIE PUB ROCK VOL. 2 Var­i­ous artists Warner/Fes­ti­val www.warn­er­mu­sic.com.au The Glory Days Of Aussie Pub

Rock was a pop­u­lar com­pi­la­tion in 2016, so why not re­lease an­other 90 tracks over four CDs? Like its pre­de­ce­sor, Vol­ume 2 is great party mu­sic with many smash hits, such as Cold Chisel’s ‘You Got Noth­ing I Want’ and Australian Crawl’s ‘The Boys Light Up’. How­ever, there are a num­ber of not-so-fa­mil­iar tracks sprin­kled through­out this col­lec­tion. These in­clude Vic­to­rian band Dal­limore’s only hit ‘We Are The Kids’, the late Rose Tat­too guitarist Peter Wells with ‘Be­tween The Sad­dle And The Ground’, and ‘If You Got It’ by Ade­laide band Fra­ter­nity with Bon Scott on vo­cals. There’s also The Din­goes’ ‘Come On Down’, The Dy­namic Hep­notics with ‘Soul Kind Of Feel­ing’ and lots more. SAME SUN SAME MOON Lit­tle Hur­ri­cane Mas­cot Records www.lit­tle­hur­ri­cane­mu­sic.com Hus­band-and-wife duo Lit­tle Hur­ri­cane (An­thony ‘Tone’ Cata­lano and Ce­leste ‘CC’ Spina) had a cou­ple of in­de­pen­dent al­bums out prior to their Mas­cot Records de­but Same Sun

Same Moon. With Cata­lano on lead vo­cals and guitar, and Spina pound­ing away on drums, it’s a match made in heaven for this San Diego, Cal­i­for­ni­abased in­die rock out­fit. First sin­gle ‘OTL’ (aka one true love) boasts a com­mer­cial sound, while Cata­lano’s tor­mented vo­cals lay be­tween those of John Mayer and Chris Martin. He hits the re­verb but­ton to good ef­fect on ‘Take It Slow’, evok­ing that south­ern Cal­i­for­nia surf sound, then the cou­ple get dreamy and ro­man­tic on ‘Lake Ta­hoe Eyes’. Spina adds har­monies to the bluesy ‘Sling­shot’ and the al­bum winds up with swampy acous­tic track ‘Moon’s Gone Cold’. THE DOORS: 50TH AN­NIVER­SARY DELUXE EDI­TION The Doors Warner/Rhino www.warn­er­mu­sic.com.au Le­gendary US band The Doors re­leased its self-ti­tled ground­break­ing de­but al­bum in 1967. To mark that an­niver­sary, Warner Mu­sic has re-re­leased the al­bum as a three-CD disc. The 11 tracks of the orig­i­nal al­bum’s stereo mix take up the first disc and, for afi­ciona­dos, the al­bum is re­peated on the sec­ond disc in its orig­i­nal mono for­mat. Both discs have been re­mas­tered and are no­table for hits ‘Break On Through (To The Other Side)’, and ‘Light My Fire’. The third disc con­tains eight re­cently re­dis­coverd live record­ings from a 1967 show at the Ma­trix in San Fran­cisco. Stand­outs here in­clude the 14-plus minute take of ‘The End’, and Ray Man­zarek’s key­boards on an ex­tended ver­sion of ‘Light My Fire’.

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