Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: October 6, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Label: Aztec Music
Previously unreleased 10 track album
Two years before X's classic debut X-Aspirations, the original four piece line-up of Ian Rilen, Steve Lucas, Ian Krahe and Steve Cafiero laid down the 10 tracks that make up this album. Recorded live in a lounge room on a borrowed four-track, this recording is a potent reminder of their powerful chemistry and a fascinating early glimpse of a legendary band.
Unfortunately, X’s momentum was halted by the shock passing of Krahe in May 1978. “As far as I’m concerned, that four-piece line-up of X was the definitive edition, Ian Krahe was a terrible loss that no-one every really got over. He was a unique player with a special sense of melody.” Steve Lucas, 2011.
Luckily, after languishing for years in somebody’s wardrobe, the original four-track tapes tracks were found, baked and mixed (on 70’s equipment) and now everyone has an opportunity to experience what just a lucky few in Sydney in 1977 did. Some of these songs would turn up on later X albums, but in much different versions and many are unique to this album. Mixed and mastered from the original four-track masters by Gil Matthews in September 2011
Digitally remastered by Gil Matthews, 6 panel digipak, 24 page booklet with rare photos and liner notes.