TRIFFIDS RELEASE DELUXE BOX SET ON APRIL 5TH

05/03/10

THE TRIFFIDS  

RELEASE EAGERLY AWAITED BEST OF 10 CD BOX SET ‘COME RIDE WITH ME ... WIDE OPEN ROAD - THE BEST OF THE TRIFFIDS’  (& ACCOMPANYING SINGLE CD EDITION)

- BOTH OUT 5 APRIL ON DOMINO -

BEFORE THEY CELEBRATE THE GENUIS OF THE LATE DAVID MCCOMB IN LONDON ON 9 APRIL WITH A CAST OF GUEST MUSICIANS, FRIENDS & VOCALISTS  

http://www.thetriffids.com        http://www.dominorecordco.com

 

When I was asked  to put together this collection of rarities I knew that the most difficult part would be constraining the number of CDs to single figures. That went out the window a few weeks ago - and I'm happy about that. Domino insists they are too. At least I didn't ask for a silver box”  - Graham Lee

On 5 April 2010 Domino are to release their eagerly awaited Best of The Triffids deluxe box set ‘Come Ride With Me ... Wide Open Road – The Best Of The Triffids’, which features 10 discs spanning the band’s entire career. That same day they also release an accompanying 18 track single disc compilation ‘Wide Open Road - The Best of The Triffids’.

A labour of love, the 10 CDs which comprise the box set are:

CD 1

Wide Open Road - The Best of The Triffids

The standard 18 track single CD compilation album also forms part of the Deluxe Edition. The full track listing for this is:

1. Wide Open Road 

2. Red Pony 

3. Reverie 

4. Beautiful Waste 

5. Hell Of A Summer 

6. Property Is Condemned 

7. Raining Pleasure 

8. The Seabirds

9. Lonely Stretch 

10. Stolen Property 

11. Kathy Knows 

12. Bury Me Deep 

13. A Trick Of The Light 

14. Jerdacuttup Man 

15. Too Hot To Move 

16. Goodbye Little Boy 

17. New Years Greetings 

18. Save What You Can 

CD 2

The Early Singles and EP’s

CD 3

The Early Cassettes.  A selection from the Triffids’ first, second, third and fourth cassettes

CD 4

The Early Cassettes.  The Triffids’ fifth and sixth cassettes

CD 5

Grandson of Dungeon Tape.  Dungeon Tape and Son of Dungeon Tape – A Selection

 

CD 6

Live To Air on 3PBS from the Regal Room at The Prince Of Wales Hotel, St Kilda - 16/4/84

 

CD 7

Live At the London School Of Economics – 13/10/84

 

CD 8

Live At Melbourne University – 27/03/88

CD 9  

Jack Brabham 2010 Volume 1 Live recordings, unreleased tracks and historical snippet 1977 to 1989

CD 10 

Jack Brabham 2010 Volume 2 Demos, Unheard Songs and Historical Snippets 1977 to 1988

 In addition, on Friday 9 April, the remaining members of The Triffids will gather together with a cast of characters, friends, guest musicians and vocalists at London’s Barbican for a special concert to showcase and celebrate the songwriting genius of their late leader David McComb, who died in 1999 (details of concert below). The band will also take the show to Hasselt, Belgium on April 16 and 17 at Kunstencentrum Belgie, and Athens, Greece on 23 April, when they appear at Gagarin 205

These releases continue the Triffids reissue programme which Domino started in 2006 with the release of the band’s classic ‘Born Sandy Devotional’ album, and which has seen ‘Calenture’, ‘In The Pines’, ‘Black Swan’ and ‘Treeless Plain’ all remastered and released as deluxe CDs with additional music and sleeve notes. Along the way there have been singles, a limited edition 7” singles box set, an unreleased album ‘Beautiful Waste And Other Songs’; unexpected live shows in Belgium and Amsterdam, a performance with special guests and friends as part of 2008’s Sydney Festival in Australia and even the honouring of the band with a Blue Plaque in London!   The band were inducted into the Australian Hall Of Fame in 2008.

The deluxe box set can be ordered from >>HERE

 

whilst the standard CD edition can be ordered >>HERE

If you’re interested in knowing further details about our motivation to work with The Triffids then listen to this podcast: >>HERE

The transcript of this podcast also features in this book: >>HERE

The Triffids with special guest musicians, friends and vocalists LIVE in London:

Friday 9 April 2010

‘A Secret In The Shape of A Song’

Barbican Hall, London

On Friday 9 April 2010 the remaining members of The Triffids, Rob McComb, Alsy MacDonald, Martyn Casey, Jill Birt and Graham Lee will gather together with an array of special guests for a three hour performance: ‘A Secret In The Shape of A Song’.

Originally presented at The Sydney Festival in 2008, classics like ‘Wide Open Road’ and ‘Bury Me Deep In Love’ will be performed alongside B-sides, unreleased works and readings from David’s prose in a theatrical night of words and songs that will roll like perfect waves in a biographical celebration of David McComb’s work.

 

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