The CLEAN – ” Getaway ” Reissue 15th Anniversary

Posted: September 26, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Originally released in August of 2001, the double-LP reissue will mark Getaway’s first appearance on vinyl and it includes an 18-song bonus CD that compiles the hard-to-find, tour-only releases of Syd’s Pink Wiring System and Slush Fund. A double-CD version includes the full album plus the bonus disc.

There is a live version of the pulsing, soaring “Stars” along with a couple of other Getaway songs and The Clean classics like “Fish,” “Side On,” “Quickstep,” and “Point That Thing Somewhere Else” appears on the rare 2003 album Syd’s Pink Wiring System. That record will be included with the Getaway reissue, along with the more experimental, piano-driven EP Slush Fund from the same era.

These bonus tracks reinforce the idea of the Getaway-era Clean as especially plugged in, generating inspired and beautiful music almost on instinct.

Indeed, they’ve done justice to Getaway, It was a key album in The Clean discography ,a record that honors the band’s origins as garage-rock-loving New Zealand kids, excited just by the hum of a good, cheap amplifier. Songs like the twangy, easygoing “Crazy,” the jaunty acoustic snippet “Cell Block No. 5,” and the trance-inducing “Circle Canyon” are more fine examples of Robert Scott and the Kilgour brothers’ interest in immediacy and a strong vibe, applied to catchy melodies.

Due On December 2nd, the deluxe version of 2001’s Getaway in honor of the album’s 15th anniversary.

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