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Robert Forster – Did She Overtake You

One of my favourite tracks from Robert’s marvellous 2008 Evangelist LP, the beautiful, ambiguous and minimalist Did She Overtake You.

Stunning art from Mr F.!

by SeauDePhoto

Did she overtake you, as you stalled to wait for her friend

And was there a circus that she saw had hoped for and left

Did she overtake you, or bemuse you, with how hard she’d push

And then surprise you, or were you not ready enough

And then out-angle you, or did you play dumb pretending you knew

That one day she’d make it without you

That one day she’d make it beside you

That one day she’d make it without you


Grab it in different versions here:

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We long ago posted Robert’s wonderful 2008 LP – the best album of the year! – at “Evangelist

We recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This NYC gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

A special Live show in Brisbane back in April 2008:Robert Forster – April 2008

Other great links:

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Robert also has a great website here: http://www.robertforster.net

We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Adele Pickvance, Go-Betweens, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Demon Days

The greatest track from Robert’s marvellous 2008 LP, The Evangelist, the beautiful, haunting, powerful lament Demon Days.

Demon Days was co-written with the late great Grant Mc Lennan. All too sadly, this song would be the last song the pair wrote together.

Grant died very shockingly aged only 48, on 6 May 2006 at home in Brisbane.

We miss you Grant! But we’ll always have your wonderful music.

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Robert dedicates the entire album, and most poignantly this track, as well as “Let Your Light In, Babe” and “It Ain’t Easy” (also co-written with Grant), in honour of his longtime friend and song-writing partner in one of the best bands of all time The Go-Betweens, the late great Grant Mc Lennan.


Although Demon Days was written well before Grant’s death, rather strangely and surreally, it has the feel of being a powerful portent of that shocking future event.

It’s difficult to listen to. But it’s also a fitting tribute to Grant’s greatness.

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by SeauDePhoto

In these demon days
We’re pulling our pay
The lights on the hill
Are freezing us still
The fingers of fate
Stretch out and take
Us to a night
But something’s not right
Something’s gone wrong

The half whispered hopes
The dreams that we smoked
Puffed up and ran
As only dreams can
Dreamt by the young
Sparks to be sung
In places so bright
But something’s not right
Something’s gone wrong


Listen to this wonderful song in different versions here:

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We long ago posted Robert’s wonderful 2008 LP – the best album of the year! – at “Evangelist

We recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This NYC gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

A special Live show in Brisbane back in April 2008:Robert Forster – April 2008

Other great links:

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Robert also has a great website here: http://www.robertforster.net

We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Adele Pickvance, Go-Betweens, Grant McLennan, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC, _PHOTOGRAPHY, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Special Instore Gig – Brisbane 26 April 2008

Robert Forster – Special Instore Gig
Rocking Horse Records
Brisbane
26 April 2008
The lights on the hill are freezing us still
The fingers of fate stretch out and take us
Promoting the release of the long awaited solo album from Robert Forster, the sublime “The Evangelist” and giving the world premier of tracks from the LP, Robert played a special instore gig at Rocking Horse Records in Brisbane on 26-04-08!

Robert was accompanied by the great bassist/singer, and one time Go-Between, Adele Pickvance!

They were in fine form, playing 3 tracks from The Evangelist and 6 fabulous Go-Betweens tracks!


The great GBs resource, stripedsunlight.blogspot was on the spot to capture this great moment in video and audio! We are deeply grateful ! He says:

I managed to record the proceedings on a camera with which I videoed the gig and extracted the audio.I missed the beginning of the first song and the 4th song all together. The video is not the best quality, I may post a song or something if there’s enough interest.

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We long ago posted Robert’s wonderful 2008 LP – the best album of the year! – at “Evangelist

We recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This NYC gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

Robert also has a great website here: http://www.robertforster.net

We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

Yeah, we are huge fans of all things Go-Betweens! How the fuck did you guess?!

They meant so much to us way back then. Were there for us in the good times and in the bad times. And they mean so much to us now!!

Thank you so much Robert and Grant!

And we really miss you, Grant!

Tracklisting

Robert Forster 26-4-08 Brisbane
Instore Appearance Rocking Horse Records

01 – Born To A Family (cut)
02 – If It Rains
03 – Demon Days
04 – Did She Overtake You (missing)
05 – Darlinghurst Nights
06 – I’m All Right
07 – Here Comes the City
08 – Clouds
09 – German Farmhouse

Download Here

All thanks to stripedsunlight.blogspot



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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Adele Pickvance, Go-Betweens, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, Roykeanz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Robert Forster – Live in New York City – September 15, 2008



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Robert Forster – Live in New York City
September 15, 2008, Joe’s Pub
Mp3 / Rapidshare – 2 files/ 143 MB

A wonderful performance by Robert in NYC, last Friday night, perfectly captured by nyctaper in real high quality – professional quality no less! Lots of great Go-Betweens songs and Forster solo songs as well as a cover or two! Former Go-Between Adele Pickvance is also here and provides great accomapniment.

//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61o4pL85-uL._AA240_.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.We do love the Go-Betweens and, although not in the same league, Grant and Robert’s solo stuff.

Robert’s mighty EVANGELIST LP this year, is still ahead of the pack as album of the year!

The fine LP was described by Robert as “It’s not Oceans Apart 2 … it’s something else, but with trails going into the past and I’m proud of it.”

We’ve posted loads more Robert and Go-Betweens and Grant Mc Lennan stuff HERE!

Lots more great GB’s stuff can be had at misha4music and That Striped Sunlight Sound

This gig is discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

Tuesday 16th.Sept

At The JFK airport. 2 hours to go before we head off to London. We played 2 shows last night at Joes Pub. The second set Robert described as 70 minutes of the best music he had ever been involved in. We winged it with no set list.

The hair spray is out and the band is starting to take on a ‘look’ – this can happen on tour. Robert is going for early seventies Waylon Jennings.

We are looking forward to Europe. There shall be surprises. Wardrobe is being re-assessed and attitude is being finetuned. I can reveal Robert is lost in the Mama Cass biography and its loving depiction of the early to mid Sixties folk rock scene. He tells us he is ‘digging’ it – this is some of the ancient hipster speak he favours and which we at time struggle to decode. We think it means he is enjoying the book. Read on, Robert.


nyctaper describes this gig thusly;

By his own words, Robert Forster performed one of the best sets of music he has ever played last night at Joe’s Pub. The seventy-minute set was tight, well-paced and executed to perfection.

The setlist drew from classic Go-Betweens numbers, Robert’s solo career, one Velvets cover, and a couple of numbers from his excellent new release The Evangelist.

Of particular poignancy was Robert’s heartfelt rendition of “Demon Days”, one of final collaborations between Forster and his longtime Go-Betweens writing partner the late Grant McLennan.

Robert’s musical accompaniment was also outstanding — including the tremendous bass guitar work from former Go-Betweens Adele Pickvance. Adele’s solo on “I Can Do” was one of the highlights of the evening.

We recorded this show directly from the soundboard under the best possible circumstances and the result is a professional quality recording. We used XLR cables from the board directly into the Apogee pre-amp and digitally captured in 24-bit with the Microtrack. This is a true digital soundboard recording. The soundboard tech at Joe’s Pub mixed the show to perfection, and the capture mix, the levels, and the soundstage are all outstanding. Enjoy!

We posted the wonderful LP – the best of the year! – at “THE EVANGELIST

We recently posted an amazing show (in terms of performance and recording quality) from Robert’s current world tour recorded 15 September 08 in NYC! Check it HERE! It’s truly amazing!

This gig and others are discussed on the blog for the US and European legs of the 2008 tour at steephills.blogspot.com – written by Adele (I think!)

Robert has a great website here too: http://www.robertforster.net


We have loads and loads more Robert postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Go-Betweens postings HERE!

We have loads and loads Grant Mc Lennan postings HERE!

Yeah, we are huge fans of all things Go-Betweens! How the fuck did you guess?!

They meant so much to us way back then. Were there for us in the good times and in the bad times. And they mean so much to us now!!

Thank you so much Robert and Grant!

And we really miss you, Grant!

Setlist: [Total time 1:16:08]

01 121
02 German Farmhouse
03 Head Full of Steam
04 Temptation Inside Your Heart (VU)
05 Pandanus
06 Draining The Pool For You
07 Too Much Of One Thing
08 Demon Days
09 Clouds
10 Darlinghurst Nights
11 I Can Do
12 Surfing Magazines
13 Did She Overtake You
14 Quiet Heart
15 Born To A Family
16 [banter]
17 Spring Rain

Robert Forster
2008-09-15
Late Show
Joe’s Pub, New York, NY USA

Digital Soundboard Recording

Soundboard > XLR > Apogee Mini-Me > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (set fades, downsample, dither) > CD Wave (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper …. 2008-09-16

Direct download of MP3 files

Rapidshare:

2 parts / 143 MB

Robert_Forster Soundboard_MP3.part1.rar

Robert_Forster_Soundboard_MP3.part2.rar

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September 20, 2008 Posted by | Adele Pickvance, Go-Betweens, Music_Alternative, Music_Pop, Robert Forster, _MUSIC | 4 Comments